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Bertha Andresen Photographs, 1902-1911

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Bertha Andresen Photographs, 1902-1911

Predominant Dates: 1907-1911

ID: P 026

Primary Creator: Andresen, Bertha

Extent: 0.01 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Bertha Andresen Photographs consist of images of the Oregon Agricultural College campus and students assembled by Andresen, who graduated from OAC in 1907.

Scope and Content Notes

The Bertha Andresen Photographs consist of one mounted photographic print and 10 postcards of the Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) campus and students. The postcards are individually numbered P026:01 through P026:10; the print is not assigned an item number. The postcards include images of several campus buldings or structures, including Alpha Hall, the fountain on lower campus, and the Armory (now McAlexander Fieldhouse); the 1910 graduating class; 1911 commencement activities; the OAC cadets in the 1911 Portland Rose Festival parade and drilling on lower campus; and the 1907 women's and men's basketball teams.

The print shows an athletic field grandstand in 1902 located east of the site of Waldo Hall. Cauthorn (now Fairbanks) Hall is visible in the background. A football team is practicing on the field.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Bertha Estella Watrous, from Olympia, Washington, graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1907 with a degree in Literary Commerce. After graduation, she returned to Olympia and worked as a stenographer at the state house in Olympia. In the early 1920s, she married M.G. Andresen.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 11 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: Most of the items in the collection were acquired by the OSU Archives in 1966 or earlier.

Related Materials: Many Special Collections and Archives Research Center photographic collections include postcards of campus scenes and photographs of athletics teams and events including the Buildings Photographic Collection (P 016) and Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC).

Preferred Citation: Bertha Andresen Photographs (P 026), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Andresen, Bertha

People, Places, and Topics

Andresen, Bertha
Basketball for women--Oregon--Corvallis.
College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
College sports--Oregon--Corvallis.
College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
Oregon Agricultural College--Sports.
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
Oregon Agricultural College. Class of 1910
Portland Rose Festival
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic postcards.
Picture postcards.

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