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Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photograph Collection, 1912-1997

Collection Overview

Title: Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photograph Collection, 1912-1997

ID: P 120

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Extension and Experiment Station Communications

Extent: 10.44 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photograph Collection consists of about 25,500 images generated by Experiment Station staff. These images were used in publications such as Oregon's Agricultural Progress and Pacific Northwest Bulletins as well as news releases, poster presentations and displays. The images depict a variety of OSU research projects, Experiment Station branch facilities, portraits of OSU staff, Extension and Experiment Station-sponsored events, and animal-oriented topics.

Scope and Content Notes

Accession 2003:098 consists of 707 slides generated by the Office of Extension and Experiment Station Communications depicting research projects and various staff members at five Extension and Experiment Station branches: Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Klamath Experiment Station, Mid-Columbia Agriculture and Research and Extension Center, and the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center branch station. Organized in five groups corresponding to the five stations, these images include views of indoor laboratory research, irrigation, harvesting equipment, research on agricultural plots, insects and livestock. There are also images of various Field Day events and participants. Staff members are identified.

Accession 2008:038 is made up of images taken by Extension and Experiment Station Communications staff for use in various OSU publications, news releases, poster presentations, and displays. Numbering 243 color slides in total, the images depict agricultural research specimens, Field Day outings, tours of research plots, controlled field burning, laboratory research, Experiment Station branches, and cattle management. Most of the images were taken at stations in Central and Eastern Oregon around the regions of Burns, Madras, Heppner, Powell Butte and Pendleton. These slides were also scanned and saved as .tif files onto two cds that were included in this transfer.

Accession 2008:102 consists of photographs taken by Extension Service staff that were featured in 4-H manuals and Pacific Northwest Bulletins. Numbering about 500 images in total (200 prints and 300 negatives), about half of the photos were used in manuals pertaining to the care and management of farm animals such as pygmy goats, sheep, goats, rabbits, dairy and beef cattle. Other animal-oriented topics documented in these published photos include horse riding and judging, and dog obedience training. Images in this transfer not relating to animals depict 4-H programs including training in archery, handicrafts and computers.

Accession 2009:011 includes photographic images documenting a 1992 fire at the Industrial Building which destroyed the OSU printing facility and 90% of the Extension publication inventory. Made up of a total of 91 images (84 slides and 7 prints), the photographs are a combination of views of the fire being brought under control and the scorched aftermath of the building as a gutted structure. Five of the prints are mounted on foam core and appear to have been displayed at some point. Also included in this transfer is an undated instructional slide presentation on the process of planning the writing and layout of an Extension publication.

Accession 2012:017 is made up of photographs taken by Extension and Experiment Station Communications staff for use in publications produced at OSU such as Oregon's Agricultural Progress. Some of these images were also featured in special OSU editions of the Corvallis Gazette-Times newspaper. Numbering about 25,000 images in total (10,000 prints and 15,000 negatives), these photographs depict a variety of OSU research projects, Experiment Station branch station facilities, portrait shots of OSU staff, gatherings of the Agricultural Research Foundation, and events such as the Diamond Pioneer Awards Luncheon. Among the images found in this transfer are a few photographs originating from the collections of the OSU Special Collections and Archives, and the Oregon Historical Society.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Extension Information Office (which later became Extension Communications) and the Agricultural Experiment Station Information office (which later became Agricultural Experiment Station Communications) were separate units until 1983, when they were combined into a single unit in the College of Agricultural Sciences known as Agricultural Communications. The name was changed in March of 1996 to Extension and Experiment Station Communications to reflect the move at OSU to make Extension a university-wide outreach activity. Extension Information provided support in the design, production, and distribution of educational materials, publications, news releases, feature stories, radio programs initially, but have added in more recent years: videotape, satellite delivery, web delivery.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: about 10,200 prints; 15,300 negatives; and 1,034 slides; 7 cubic foot boxes, 5 document boxes, 1 16x20 oversize box, 1 12x17 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: 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 and Experiment Station Communications Photograph Collection (P 120), 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.

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

Creators

Oregon State University. Extension and Experiment Station Communications

People, Places, and Topics

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Local History
Natural Resources
Oregon State University. Extension and Experiment Station Communications
University History

Forms of Material

Born digital.


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