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Bernice Forest Diary, 1916-1917

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Bernice Forest Diary, 1916-1917

ID: MSS Forest

Primary Creator: Forest, Bernice

Extent: 0.01 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Bernice Forest Diary was written by Forest while she was a student a Oregon Agricultural College living in Cauthorn Hall and includes entries about her activities as a student and her family and friends.

Scope and Content Notes

The Bernice Forest Diary includes entries from October 12, 1916 through September 21, 1917 and provides information about her life as an OAC student and her family and friends. It includes entries during the school year from Cauthorn Hall, during vacations from her family home, and during the summer of 1917 from Waldo Hall and her family home. Topics include activities with her friends and sisters and life in her family's rural home near Eugene, Oregon. The diary has been digitized and transcribed and is available online here.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Marion Bernice Forest attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1914/15 through 1917/18 and graduated in 1918 with a degree in home economics. She worked for the Extension Service in Wyoming beginning in the mid-1920s. Her sister, Harriet Forest Moore, also attended Oregon Agricultural College and was the the first archivist for Oregon State University.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include other student diaries, such as the Milton O. Stemmler Student Diary (MSS Stemmler) from the 1890s.

Preferred Citation: Bernice Forest Diary (MSS Forest), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Forest, Bernice

People, Places, and Topics

College environment--Oregon--Corvallis.
College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Forest, Bernice
Moore, Harriet L. Forest
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
University History

Forms of Material


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