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Philip M. Brandt Papers, 1931-1957

Collection Overview

Title: Philip M. Brandt Papers, 1931-1957

ID: MSS Brandt

Primary Creator: Brandt, P. M. (Philip Martin) (1888-)

Extent: 0.01 cubic feet

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Philip M. Brandt Papers document the role of Philip M. Brandt, department head of the Dairy Husbandry Department at Oregon State College, in Oregon Republican politics and the Oregon Grange.

Scope and Content Notes

The Philip M. Brandt Papers included correspondence received and sent by Brandt during the period 1954-1957; a typescript of excerpts from the Oregon Grange Bulletin for 1935-1936; and a 1931 memorandum concerning the proposed J.C. Penney Foundation for Dairy Research.

The correspondence consists predominantly of letters received and copies of letters sent to Ethel Mott of Washington, D.C., the widow of Representative James W. Mott, pertaining primarily to Oregon politics, especially the Republican Party. Correspondence with Ray G. Johnson concerning Brandt's health is also included. Excerpts from the Oregon Grange Bulletin include editorials and news items pertaining to a ballot initiative regarding compulsory military training at Oregon's higher education institutions.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Dairy husbandry professor P.M. Brandt served on the Oregon State College faculty as head of the Dairy Husbandry Department from 1917 until his retirement in 1957.

He was born in Missouri and received his B.S. and A.M. degrees in agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1910 and 1913. Brandt fostered research related to both dairy production and dairy processing and was known for his advancement of the dairy industry in Oregon. He served as president of the Oregon Dairy Council and on numerous committees of the American Dairy Science Association.

Brandt was also active in civic affairs and local politics. He was a member of the Corvallis City Council from 1924 to 1933, Mayor of Corvallis in 1933-34, and served on various state committees.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation: Philip M. Brandt Papers (MSS Brandt), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Brandt, P. M. (Philip Martin) (1888-)

People, Places, and Topics

Brandt, P. M. (Philip Martin), 1888-
Local History
Natural Resources
Oregon State College. School of Agriculture
Oregon State Grange
Republican Party (Or.)
University History

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