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Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection, 1915-1963

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection, 1915-1963

Predominant Dates: 1920-1946

ID: P 020

Primary Creator: Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service

Extent: 1.2 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Most of the images are individually numbered, beginning with item number 379. The preliminary container list presents the images in numerical order with descriptions transcribed from the photographic prints.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection consists of images that were created and assembled for use in Oregon State College Extension Service publications and county reports. They document extension activities in agriculture, home economics, and youth programs.

Scope and Content Notes

The Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection consists of images (primarily black-and-white photographic prints) that were created and assembled for use in Oregon State College Extension Service publications and county reports. They document extension activities in agriculture, home economics, and youth programs. Of particular note are images of the World War II period including Bracero and other farm workers in the Emergency Farm Labor Service; other wartime extension activities; and the relocation of Japanese-Americans residing in Oregon.

Biographical / Historical Notes

On July 24, 1911, Oregon Agricultural College's Board of Regents organized the Oregon Extension Service in response to requests from citizens of Oregon for assistance (particularly in agriculture) from the college. In May of 1914, nearly three years after Oregon had established its Extension Service, President Woodrow Wilson signed the federal Smith-Lever law, which provided federal money for the establishment of extension services in all states for developing off-campus programs, primarily in agriculture and home economics. The first home extension agents were hired in August 1917 to do wartime emergency work; several of the agents were retained by counties after World War I. By 1937, all counties had at least one county extension agent. During the Extension Service's first forty years, it concentrated on three traditional programmatic areas -- agriculture, home economics, and 4-H.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 2200 photographs; 8 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials:

Photographs of the Bracero workers are also available online in the Braceros in Oregon Photograph Collection. The Extension Service Records (RG 111) document the administration and programmatic activities of the OSU Extension Service. The Special Collections and Archives Research Center includes many collections of photographs documenting agriculture in Oregon as well as Extension Services activities in the state. Two collections of note are the Extension Service Photographs (P 062) and the Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photograph Collection (P 120).

See Also: Digital Resources: History of OSU Extension, a comprehensive collection of online resources documenting the 100+ year history of Extension at Oregon State University.

Preferred Citation: Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection (P 020), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 14, 2014.

Creators

Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service
Oregon Agricultural College. Extension Service
Oregon State University. Extension Service

People, Places, and Topics

4-H clubs--Oregon.
Agricultural extension work--Oregon.
Agricultural laborers--Oregon.
Agricultural machinery--Oregon.
Agriculture--Oregon.
Crops--Oregon.
Home economics extension work--Oregon.
Hops and Brewing
Livestock--Oregon.
Natural Resources
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service
University History
World War, 1939-1945--War work--Oregon--Schools.

Forms of Material

Glass plate negatives.
Nitrate negatives.
Photographic prints.


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