Predominant Dates: 1942-1981
The Avard T. Fairbanks Collection consists of a biography and bibliography of Fairbanks, assembled in 1981 by his son, Eugene Fairbanks. The collection includes brochures, clippings, and articles written by and about Avard Fairbanks. Avard Fairbanks sculpted the Service Memorial in the Oregon State University Memorial Union.
ID: MSS FairbanksA
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet
Scope and Content Notes
The Avard T. Fairbanks Collection consists of a biography, bibliography, and related materials written and assembled by Avard's son, Eugene Fairbanks. The collection includes brochures, clippings, articles written by and about Avard Fairbanks, and several photographs. The materials document Avard Fairbanks' life and work as a sculptor and provide detailed information about his sculptures. The photographs depict several of his works, including an Oregon Centennial relief, Guidance of Youth in Bush Park (Salem, Oregon), a World War I memorial in Jefferson High School (Portland, Oregon), door panels at the U.S. National Bank building in Portland, and the Service Memorial in the Oregon State University Memorial Union. Many of the brochures include published photographs of Fairbanks' other sculptures.
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Avard T. Fairbanks Collection (MSS FairbanksA), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The collection was received by the University Archives in 1981.
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