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William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs, 1904-1908

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs, 1904-1908

ID: MSS Davolt

Primary Creator: Davolt, W. H. (William Harling)

Extent: 0.1 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into two series: I. Scrapbook and II. Photographs.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs were assembled by William Harling Davolt, a 1908 graduate of Oregon Agricultural College and OAC track athlete. The scrapbook documents track and field events in Oregon and Washington; the photographs depict campus buildings and OAC athletes.

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Scope and Content Notes

The William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs document track and field events in Oregon and Washington, the Oregon Agricultural College campus, and OAC athletes.

Biographical / Historical Notes

William Harling ("Hod") Davolt, from Catlin, Washington, attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1904 to 1908 and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1908. He was a distance runner and set college records in the mile run and cross country.

Davolt attended Oregon Agricultural College as a graduate student during the 1909/10 academic year and subsequently returned to Washington where he was an electrician (1913); an employee of the County Auditor's Office in Kalama, Washington (1917); and worked on the King Creek Poultry Farm in Kelso, Washington (1920s).

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 10 photographs; 2 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The photographs and scrapbook were donated to the Archives by W.H. Davolt of Kelso, Washington in 1964.

Related Materials: The M. Sichell Trophy, won by Davolt in 1908, is part of the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC) Track and Field file. Materials pertaining to track and field at Oregon State University in the 1960s and 1970s are available in the Berny Wagner Scrapbooks (MSS Wagner).

Preferred Citation: William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs (MSS Davolt), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: The photographs in this collection were originally a separate OSU Archives collection (P 039) and have been combined with the scrapbook to form this collection, the William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs.


Davolt, W. H. (William Harling)

People, Places, and Topics

College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
Davolt, W. H. (William Harling)
Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
Oregon Agricultural College--Track and field.
Track and field athletes--Oregon.
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Scrapbook, 1904-1908
The Davolt Scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings about track and field events in Oregon and Washington, primarily featuring Oregon Agricultural College teams; however, articles pertaining to other Oregon, Washington, and California teams are included. The scrapbook also includes a few articles pertaining to the Oregon Agricultural College football team.
Box-Item 1.1: Scrapbook, 1904-1908
Series 2: Photographs, circa 1907-1908
The photographs include images of campus buildings, a metal working class, the 1907 football team, and track athletes and events.
Box-Folder 2.1
Item P039:1: Cauthorn Hall, circa 1907
Item P039:2: Education Hall, circa 1908
Item P039:3: Waldo Hall, 1908
Item P039:4: Apperson Hall, circa 1907
Item P039:5: Benton Hall with champion flag, circa 1907
Item P039:6: Metal working class, circa 1907
Item P039:7: Football team, 1907
Item P039:8: W.H. "Hod" Davolt and Beach, circa 1908
Studio portrait in track uniforms.
Item P039:9: "Hod" coming through the finish line, circa 1907
Track meet at unidentifed location (not OAC).
Extent: 2 prints, including one duplicate print

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