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Frank E. Hall Collection, 1886-1909

By Elizabeth Nielsen

Collection Overview

Title: Frank E. Hall Collection, 1886-1909

Predominant Dates: 1908-1909

ID: MSS Hall

Primary Creator: Hall, Frank E. (Frank Edward)

Extent: 0.2 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Frank E. Hall Collection consists of photographs and memorabilia assembled by Hall while he was a student at Oregon Agricultural College.  Frank Edward Hall attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1906 to 1909, graduating in 1909 with a degree in agriculture.

Scope and Content Notes

The Frank E. Hall Collections consists of photographs and memorabilia assembled by Hall during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College.  The photographs consist of 7 prints.  They include portrait photographs of Frank Edward Hall in his military uniform; Hall's graduation portrait; and a portrait of Etta Anna Hall (Finnerty), Class of 1910.  A photograph of the military cadets in "OAC" formation on the lower campus and group portrait of members of the Athenaeum Literary Society are also included.  The bulk of the photographs were made by W.S. Gardner, of Corvallis.

The memorabilia  includes debate and track programs, a dance card, the OAC Cadets yearbook for 1908-1909, an instruction book , The Improved Easy Method for the Parlor Organ, and an OAC cloth pennant.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Frank Edward Hall attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1906/1907 through 1908/1909 and graduated with the Class of 1909 in Agriculture. He was  from Milwaukie, Oregon. The 1910 Orange yearbook cites his activities as Athenaeum Literary Society, Lewelling Club, Glee Club, and Agricultural Club. He was a 1st Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant in the OAC Cadets.

Author: Elizabeth Nielsen

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 7 photographs; 4 boxes, including 2 oversize boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The materials were donated to the University Archives in 1989 by Crla Mudt, on behalf of Frank Hall of Reno, Nevada.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center includes countless collections of materials assembled by students during their time at Oregon State University and many that include materials from the early 20th century.  Of special note is the Alexander K. Chapman Photograph Collection (P 235) which was assembled by another member of the Class of 1909.  Additional photographs of military cadets are available in Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC) and the Oregon State University Military Photographs Collection (P 002).

Preferred Citation: Frank E. Hall Collection (MSS Hall), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Hall, Frank E. (Frank Edward)
Gardner, W. S. (Winfield S.) (1863-1933)

People, Places, and Topics

College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Debates and debating--Oregon--Corvallis.
Hall, Frank E. (Frank Edward)
Improved easy method for the parlor organ
Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
Oregon Agricultural College--Track and field.
University History

Forms of Material

Dance cards.
Photographic prints.

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