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Jayne Walters Scrapbook, 1934-1940

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Jayne Walters Scrapbook, 1934-1940

Predominant Dates: 1936-1940

ID: MSS Walters

Primary Creator: Walters, Jayne

Extent: 1.7 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Jayne Walters Scrapbook consists of materials assembled by Walters during her student years at Oregon State College and includes clippings, ephemera, correspondence, publications, and photographs. Walters graduated from Oregon State College in 1940 and was an editor of several student publications.

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online.

Scope and Content Notes

The Jayne Walters Scrapbook consists of materials assembled by Walters during her student years at Oregon State College in the late 1930s. The scrapbook, and loose materials that are housed separately, include clippings, publications, ephemera, correspondence, and a few photographs. The scrapbook documents student life during this period as well as Walters' membership in the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, editorial work on student publications, service as president of Theta Sigma Phi, and a trip to Chicago for a Theta Sigma Phi conference.

The clippings document student activities and include articles written or edited by Walters for the campus newspaper. Publications include commencement programs, football game programs, issues of the Lamplighter, and Barometer style guides. Of special note is a media guide for the 1937 Oregon State College football team.

Ephemera includes drawings of Walters and fellow student Irene, certificates, dance cards, homecoming memorabilia, name tags, postcards and travel memorabilia, ribbons, and ticket stubs. Menus from several local Corvallis and campus restaurants are of note; these include Eilers', the Electric Lunch, and Wagner's. The correspondence consists of notes and cards received by Walters and well as Walters' correpondence with the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association seeking employment. The photographs are primarily portrait prints of other Oregon State students.

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Jayne Walters attended Oregon State College from 1936 to 1940, when she earned a BS in Secretarial Science. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the journalism honorary society for women, Theta Sigma Phi. Walters served as news editor of the Barometer campus newspaper, associate editor of the Lamplighter, and assistant editor of the student directory.

Walters was born April 23, 1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah; graduated from high school in Portland; and died in Warrenton, Oregon on June 17, 1995. After graduation and during the years of World War II, she lived in Seaside, Astoria, and Portland. She married Lawrence Ballman in 1962.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 15 photographs; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The scrapbook was donated to the Archives in 2008 by a friend of Jayne Walters.

Related Materials: Letters written by Walters during the war years are part of the Oregon State Yank Collection (MSS Yank). Materials documenting the work of student journalists at Oregon State College are available in the Hope Chamberlin Newspaper Columns (MSS Chamberlin), the Journalism Department Records (RG 091), and the Theta Sigma Phi Records (MSS ThetaSigmaPhi). Other issues of the Lamplighter are available in the Publications Collections (PUB 10-13d). The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include many scrapbooks documenting student life. Of particular note for this time period (later 1930s) are the Associated Men's Halls Scrapbook (MSS AssocMensHals), Cauthorn Club Records (RG 101), and Daniel P. and Doris Dow Murphy Papers (MSS Murphy).

Preferred Citation: Jayne Walters Scrapbook (MSS Walters), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Walters, Jayne

People, Places, and Topics

College environment--Oregon--Corvallis.
College student newspapers and periodicals--Oregon--Corvallis.
College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
Journalism--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon State College--Football.
Oregon State College--Students.
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History
Walters, Jayne

Forms of Material

Dance cards.
Ephemera (general object genre)
Photographic prints.

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