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Ray S. Hewitt Collection, 1956-1995

Collection Overview

Title: Ray S. Hewitt Collection, 1956-1995

Predominant Dates: 1956-1967

ID: MSS Hewitt

Primary Creator: Hewitt, Ray S.

Extent: 0.6 cubic feet

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Ray S. Hewitt Collections contains photographs, instructional materials created by Hewitt, and a copy of Hewitt's book, Engines and the Engineman: The Human Side of Railroading. Hewitt was an OSU professor of English.

Scope and Content Notes

The Ray S. Hewitt Collection consists of a book, Engines and the Engineman: The Human Side of Railroading, written by Hewitt. A limited number of copies were printed and distributed after his death. The book is a compilation of the experiences of a Southern Pacific engineer, Steve Woodson, whom Hewitt befriended in the mid-1970s.

An addition to the Hewitt Collection (Accession 2001:081) consists of photographs and instructional materials generated by Hewitt as a Professor of English. The B/W photographic prints number approximately 79 images and depict classroom scenes during English exams, spring commencement ceremonies, a football game in Parker Stadium, campus scenes, and an English Dept. farewell party for the Martin couple. Also in this accession is a 5-part self-instructional English composition program produced by the English Dept. Hewitt headed the committee which coordinated and wrote the program.

Biographical / Historical Notes

OSU faculty member Ray S. Hewitt was a professor of English from 1953 until his retirement in 1978. Railroading and train travel were his life-long hobbies and he authored various magazine articles on railroading.

Administrative Information

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Other materials pertaining to Hewitt are available in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC) file MC-Hewitt, Ray S. and the News and Communications Services Records (RG 203) biographical files.

Preferred Citation: Ray S. Hewitt Collection (MSS Hewitt), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.


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