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Natalie Reichart Papers, 1936-1961

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Natalie Reichart Papers, 1936-1961

Predominant Dates: 1960-1961

ID: MSS Reichart

Primary Creator: Reichart, Natalie

Extent: 0.15 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Natalie Reichart Papers document preparation of Archery by Reichart and Gilman Keasey and include the manuscript, illustrations, and photographs. Reichart attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1917 to 1920 and was a physical education instructor from 1925 until 1945.

Scope and Content Notes

The Natalie Reichart Papers consist of the manuscript, illustrations, and photographs for Archery, the third edition of an archery textbook written by Reichart and Keasey. It was first published in 1936 as Modern Methods in Archery; A Text for Students and Teachers in Fundamentals of Target Archery.

Both Keasey and Reichart are shown in the photographs demonstrating proper archery techniques and handling. The photographs also depict archery equipment.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Natalie Reichart attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1917 to 1920. She earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and graduate degree from New York University. She returned to Oregon State College as faculty member in physical education in 1925, a position she held until 1945.

Gilman Keasey was National Archery Champion in 1935 and 1936 and taught a new course in archery for men at Oregon State College in 1935-1936; he returned to Oregon State in the fall of 1945 to teach archery to veterans taking physical education.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 54 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The Papers were transferred from the Benton County Historical Society in 2007.

Related Materials: The 1936 and 1961 editions of the Archery textbook are available in the Valley Library collections. The Special Collections and Archives Research Center collections include photographs of archery instruction and competition in the Women's Recreation Association (WRA) Photographic Collection (P 171) and Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC). Materials pertaining to physical education instruction at Oregon State are available in the College of Health and Human Performance Records (RG 031).

Preferred Citation: Natalie Reichart Papers (MSS Reichart), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Reichart, Natalie
Keasey, Gilman

People, Places, and Topics

Physical education and training--Oregon--Corvallis.
Reichart, Natalie
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.

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