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Edwin T. Reed Papers, 1886-1948

By Finding aid prepared by Lawrence A. Landis.

Collection Overview

Title: Edwin T. Reed Papers, 1886-1948

Predominant Dates: 1900-1943

ID: MSS Reed

Primary Creator: Reed, Edwin Thomas (1872-1948)

Extent: 6.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Organized into six series: 1. General Historical Reference File - OAC, OSC, OSSHE, and Other Subjects, 1902-1946; 2. Writings and Publications, 1919-1948; 3. William Jasper Kerr Reference File and Biographical Manuscript, 1886-1947; 4. General Correspondence, 1916-1943; 5. Organizations and Special Events, 1921-1943; and 6. Photographs, 1900-1939. Most series or subseries are arranged chronologically.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Reed Papers consist of notes, publications and speeches, correspondence, photographs, and other materials pertaining to Edwin T. Reed's work as college editor, to OSU history, and to William Jasper Kerr.

Scope and Content Notes

Series 1 consists of Reed's notes and manuscripts drafts, and original documents pertaining to the history of Oregon State University and, to a lesser extent, the Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE) and Corvallis. Noteworthy is the substantial body of materials pertaining to the reorganization of Oregon's public higher education in the 1930s and the resulting controversies between Oregon State College and the University of Oregon. Other materials pertain to Reed's tenure as College Editor at OSC and Director of Publications for OSSHE, A. D. Taylor's plans for the OAC campus and Corvallis, and the 1936 student activities fee ballot measure.

Series 2 includes drafts of a revision of the Orange & Black, titled The First Eighty Years, 1868-1948: A History of Oregon State College; speeches and published articles on higher education, Oregon State College, and William Jasper Kerr; typescripts and a published volume of Reed's poetry, The Bells of Long Ago and Other Memorial Poems; published and manuscript versions of musical works (many of which have words by Reed and music by his brother, Neil); and miscellaneous manuscripts on a variety of subjects.

Series 3 consists of source materials collected by Reed for his biography of William Jasper Kerr as well as manuscript drafts of the biography. Much of the source material was given to Reed by Kerr, and is arranged according to general subjects determined by Kerr. Materials from other sources have been interfiled with the materials from Kerr. Source materials include speeches, publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and Reed's research notes. The biography manuscript consists of drafts of various chapters, correspondence between Reed and Kerr concerning Kerr's review of various chapters, and copies of halftone illustrations that Reed intended to be used in the final publication. Photographic illustrations that Reed intended to use are found in Series 4. Series 3 constitutes the largest extant body of William Jasper Kerr's personal papers.

Series 4 consists of general correspondence with OSC and OSSHE staff and magazine editors. Of note is the correspondence between Reed and William A. Jensen, executive secretary to the OSC president from 1916-1942.

Series 5 contains materials pertaining to organizations and events that Reed belonged to or participated in, such as the Harvard University Tercentenary (1936) and the Old Oregon Trail Centennial (1943).

Series 6 consists of photographs, postcards, a postcard album, and a photograph album. Photos include aerial views of OSC, and images pertaining to Kerr for use in the biography. Postcards are of Harvard University. The postcard album includes mounted postcards, photographs, and halftone illustrations of college and university buildings, libraries, and courthouses throughout the United States. The photograph album contains views of the Oregon Agricultural College campus taken between 1918 and 1920.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Edwin Thomas Reed was born in River Falls, Wisconsin on September 15, 1872. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1895 with a B.S. He then studied composition and literature at Harvard, earning a B.A. Reed spent a number of years at newspaper and teaching jobs in Wisconsin and Minnesota, followed by ten years as the English Department chair at Moorhead (Minnesota) State Teachers College. At Moorhead, Reed also supervised the library, directed the college's publications program, and had published two volumes of his poetry. He married Katharine May Hartwell, a Moorhead graduate, in 1909. The Reeds had two daughters and a son.

Reed moved to Corvallis in 1911, drawn by the accounts of the Willamette Valley read to him as a child by his father. He purchased a 40-acre farm, "Knollbrook," adjacent to OAC's South Farm. After meeting the College's president, William Jasper Kerr, Reed was asked by Kerr in the spring of 1912 to become the College's Editor of Publications. Reed served in this position until his retirement in 1943, editing hundreds of college bulletins and circulars and writing some of them himself. He also served as Editor of Publications for the Oregon State System of Higher Education from 1932-1943.

Reed was credited with writing the OSC creed, was involved with the founding of OAC's alumni publication, and was a popular speaker at high school commencements and other gatherings. From 1927-1930, Reed was a contributing editor to Oregon, The State Magazine. He had three additional volumes of poetry published, one of which, Into The Promised Land, was published for the centennial of the Oregon Trail. Many of his poems were also published in magazines. Reed died at his home in Corvallis on August 25, 1948.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 9 boxes, including 3 oversize boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Other materials relating to Reed can be found in the Office of University Publications and OSU Press Records (RG 018), Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC) HC0381, the Century Club Records (MSS CenturyClub), and the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC).

Preferred Citation: Edwin T. Reed Papers (MSS Reed), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Reed, Edwin Thomas (1872-1948)
Finley, Sarah E.
Jensen, William A.
Kerr, William Jasper, 1863-1947
Smith, Mahlon Ellwood (1884-)
Weld, Frank A. (Frank Augustine) (1858-)

People, Places, and Topics

American poetry--Oregon.
Bells of long ago.
City planning--Oregon--Corvallis.
Education, Higher--Oregon.
Education, Higher--Utah.
Educational surveys--Oregon.
Harvard University
Oregon State College--History.
Oregon State College--Presidents.
Oregon State College. Office of Publications
Oregon State System of Higher Education
Public libraries--United States.
Reed, Edwin Thomas, 1872-1948
State universities and colleges--Oregon.
Universities and colleges--North America.
University History

Forms of Material

Photograph albums.
Photographic prints.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: General Historical Reference File - OAC, OSC, OSSHE and Other Subjects, 1902-1946
Box-Folder 1.1
Item 1: Notes on "Commission to Select ... University Land", compiled by the historical Records Survey from sources in Benton County Courthouse, ca. 1936
Item 2: Transcripts of 19th century reports & notes on early college history
Box-Folder 1.2
Item 1: Notes from journal (1889-1908) of OAC Board of Regents
Item 2: Notes from newspaper articles (1881-1894) regarding OAC
Item 3: Notes on Thomas Gatch
Box-Folder 1.3: Invitations, programs, etc. of commencements and other college celebrations, 1902-1916
Box-Folder 1.4: Replies to questionnaires and queries for information about OAC, 1922-1936
Box-Folder 1.5
Item 1: Corvallis Gazette-Times, "OAC Special section", October 1, 1923
Item 2: Memorial Union campaign & dedication, 1927-1929
Box-Folder 1.6
Item 1: Corvallis school district annual report, 1923/24
Item 2: Report of gas plant for campus, 1926
Item 3: A.D. Taylor Campus Plan (1926) and Corvallis report (1925), copies made in 1938
Box-Folder 1.7
Item 1: Various references by name in Oregon laws to OSC, compiled by Delmer Goode, 1926
Item 2: Statement of salaries, December 1926
Item 3: Hanson's Leghorn Farm (Corvallis), 1928-1929
Box-Folder 1.8: Oregon Property Tax Relief Commission reports, 1928-1929
Sub-Series 1: Annual and biennial reports
Box-Folder 1.9: Schools of Agriculture, Basic Arts & Sciences, Commerce, Engineering & Mechanic Arts/Engineering, Experiment Station, Forestry, Health & Physical Education
Box-Folder 1.10: Schools of Home Economics, Mines, Pharmacy, Vocational Education, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, 1928/30 biennial reports
Box-Folder 1.11: School of Science, Departments of Botany, Entomology, Mathematics, Physics, Military Science & Tactics, 1934/36 biennial reports
Box-Folder 1.12
Item 1: Health Service annual report, 1935/36
Item 2: Oregon State Board of Higher Education biennial report, 1934/36
Box-Folder 1.13: Oregon State College biennial report materials, 1940/42
Sub-Series 2: Higher education reorganization and OSC/Univ. of Oregon disputes, 1931-1942:
Box-Folder 1.14: Reed's lists of briefs, studies, reports, etc. (many included below)
Box-Folder 1.15: 1931
Includes Reed's? annotations.
Box-Folder 1.16
Item 1: "Ten-Year Capital Outlay Program, 1931-1940 Inclusive", October 1930 (draft) & January 1931
Item 2: "Budgetary Estimates for 18-Month Period, July 1, 1931-Dec. 31, 1932", Oregon State Agricultural College, May 4, 1931
Item 3: "Reports of Special Committees Representing University of Oregon & Oregon State College", May 25, 1931
Item 4: "Reply to Dean Faville's Brief on the Commerce School Problem as Accompanied by President Hall's Letter of May 24, 1931", May 27, 1931
Box-Folder 1.17
Item 1: "Statement of Services Lost to the Institution and the State for the Year 1931-32", December 1931
Item 2: Consolidation ballot measure brochures (Zorn-MacPherson Bill), 1932
Item 3: "Present Arrangements in Respect to Lower Division", Feb. 15, 1932
Item 4: "A Definite and Concise Showing of Conditions Pertaining to Music", February 20, 1932
Box-Folder 1.18
Item 1: Progress Report, Committee upon Unified Administration, Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE), March 18, 1932
Item 2: Meeting, Presidents Hall and Kerr, June 10, 1932
Item 3: Coordination of state institutions in Ohio, 1932
Item 4: "Efficiency of Higher Education Threatened", Board's Report to Ways and Means Committee inquiry, Feb. 1933
Box-Folder 1.19
Item 1: Transcript, State Board of Higher Education meeting, Sept. 11, 1933
Item 2: "Controversy in Higher Education -- Who Started It?", November 22, 1933
Item 3: Outline charts on higher education, November 1933
Box-Folder 1.20: Resolutions re: James T. Jardine, Wayne Morse, University of Oregon faculty, William J. Kerr, 1932-1935
Box-Folder 1.21
Item 1: "Administrative Organization, OSSHE", Feb. 3, 1934
Item 2: Teaching loads, Fall Term 1935/36
Item 3: Commerce & Business Schools, 1937
Box-Folder 1.22: Restoration of Science to the University of Oregon Statements, memos, briefs and reports, 1937-1938
Box-Folder 1.23: Restoration of Science to the University of Oregon Statements, memos, briefs and reports, 1938-1941
Box-Folder 1.24
Item 1: The Curricular Scope of Land-Grant Institutions by Delmer Goode, June 13, 1941
Item 2: Nov. 26, 1941
Box-Folder 1.25: Correspondence, 1927-1942
Box-Folder 1.26: Manuscripts pertaining to the University of Oregon (excerpts of briefs to Oregon State Board of Higher Education?)
Box-Folder 1.27: Notes and drafts of statements and briefs, ca. 1930-1932
Box-Folder 1.28: Drafts of survey responses and briefs, ca. 1930-1932
Box-Folder 1.29
Item 1: Draft of OSSHE general circular, undated
Item 2: Miscellaneous manuscripts and notes
Box-Folder 1.30: Quotations on higher education
Box-Folder 1.31: Clippings, 1927-1946
Box-Folder 2.1
Item 1: "The Superfluous Generation", OSC commencement address by Herman F. Swartz, June 4, 1934
Item 2: President's address (Peavy), Dads' & Grads' Banquet, November 17, 1934
Item 3: Publications Board proposal, 1934-1939
Item 4: OSSHE Division of Information manuscripts, ca. 1934
Item 5: "The Townsend Plan Exposed", by Richard Neuberger, October 1935
Box-Folder 2.2
Item 1: Establishment of Oregon State Monographs series, 1935-1936
Item 2: Sigma Xi, 1935-1941
Sub-Series 3: Student activities fee measure, 1935-1936:
Box-Folder 2.3
Item 1: Correspondence
Item 2: Promotional and background materials
Item 3: Campaign financial records
Box-Folder 2.4: Burton Hutton file (Correspondence, background material, clippings.)
Box-Folder 2.5: National Farm & Home Hour, NBC broadcast from OSC, May 20, 1936
Box-Folder 2.6: Bill for abolition of compulsory military training in state institutions of higher education, 1936-1942
Box-Folder 2.7
Item 1: Faculty members of long service, 1937
Includes statements by Frederick Berchtold.
Item 2: "Community Aspects of Medicine", paper by Ralph Couch, University of Oregon Medical School, October 1937
Box-Folder 2.8-2.9: Typescript, "Economic Geography", 1938-1939
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 2.10
Item 1: D.E. Stephens material, 1938
Item 2: OSC 1938/39 budget, March 30, 1938
Item 3: Land grant colleges/public support for education, 1938-1940
Item 4: "History of Pharmacy in Oregon", by Adolph Ziefle
Item 5: List of OSC graduates in Chemistry, ca. 1940
Item 6: OSC "Beaver Bugle", July 1, 1941
Box-Folder 2.11
Item 1: KOAC radio, 1941-1943
Item 2: John Burtner articles on John Fulton and A.L. Strand, 1942
Series 2: Writings and Publications, 1919-1948
Box-Folder 2.12: Index to writings, ca. 1930
Sub-Series 1
Box-Folder 2.13
Item 1: Drafts of chapters
Item 2: Correspondence, 1938-1943
Item 3: Background material for chapters on Finley, Arnold, Bloss, Miller & Gatch
Sub-Series 2: "The First Eighty Years, 1868-1948: A History of Oregon State College" (revision of Orange & Black)
Box-Folder 2.14
Item 1: Early drafts, undated
Item 2: Drafts & correspondence with E.B. Lemon & others, 1946-1948
Box-Folder 2.15: Manuscript, sections I-VI
Box-Folder 2.16: Sarah E. Finley materials for articles in Oregon State Monthlyand other publications, 1929-1937
Sub-Series 3: Published articles
Box-Folder 2.17
Item 1: "The Rise of an Agricultural College", School Education, March 1920
Item 2: "The Open Hearth", National School Digest, Nov. 1920
Item 3: "President W.J. Kerr", Journal Of Electricity (manuscript copy), July 15, 1922
Item 4: "Aim of OAC is a Liberal and Practical Education", Corvallis Gazette-Times (manuscript copy), Jan. 1, 1925
Item 5: "Safeguarding the Agricultural Interests of Oregon", in Oregon, The State Magazine (manuscript copy), May 1927
Item 6: "Twenty Years of State-Wide Service", in Oregon, The State Magazine, June 1927 (manuscript & published copies)
Item 7: "Vocational Tests Prove Valuable in Directing Students to Best Life Work", Sunday Oregonian, March 18, 1928
Item 8: "Vocational and Educational Guidance", in American Educational Digest, June 1928 (manuscript copy)
Item 9: "The Broadcasting Plant of a State College", in The American School And University (reprint copy), 1928
Item 10: "Twenty-five Years of Distinguished Service", Pacific Coast Review, February 1932
Item 11: "OSC President for 25 Years", Oregon State Monthly, June 1932
Item 12: "Promised Land", Oregon State Monthly, Sept. 1932
Sub-Series 4: Speeches and Talks
Box-Folder 2.18: "Adaptation of Higher Education to New Conditions", University of Oregon, July 12, 1934
Box-Folder 2.19
Item 1: "To the Graduates of the College", Commencement, June 4, 1934
Item 2: "The Religion of Mark Twain", 39th annual session, East Willamette Assn. of Congregational Churches, Oct. 1, 1935
Item 3: Dedication of the Oregon Normal School buildings (written for F.E. Callister, member of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education), Oct. 26, 1936
Item 4: "The American Scholar", delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Cambridge (England?), August 31, 1937
Box-Folder 2.20
Item 1: Address to Corvallis High School journalism students, Feb. 13, 1939
Item 2: "The Friends That I Have Known", probably delivered at Moorhead (Minnesota) State Teachers College, Sept. 1939
Item 3: "The Promised Land", delivered in Corvallis, undated (ca. 1930s)
Box-Folder 2.21: Correspondence regarding speaking engagements, 1928-1932
Box-Folder 2.22
Item 1: Joint booklet of colleges & universities (John F. Dobbs, Pacific University), 1935
Item 2: Book reviews, 1936 & undated
Sub-Series 5: Poetry
Box-Folder 2.23
Item 1: The Bells of Long Ago and Other Memorial Poems (2 copies, published by Binfords & Mort, Portland, Oregon), 1946
Item 2: "To Frederick Berchtold", in Phi Kappa Phi Journal, March 1935
Box-Folder 2.24: Typescripts (mostly Reed's poetry; includes a few poems written by others.
Box-Folder 2.25
Item 1: Poems written by Ellwood Smith, 1936-1937
Item 2: Correspondence, 1940
Sub-Series 6: Music
Box-Folder 3.1: Published sheet music (words written by E.T. Reed)
Item 1: "Dear Old College Days", 1920
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.

Item 2: "Love Letter Days", 1922
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.

Item 3: "Today", 1922
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.

Item 4: "The Sweetest, Whitest Rose", 1923
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.

Item 5: "Home Her Heroes Come (Oregon State Victory Song)", 1931
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.

Item 6: "Home Economics Extension Song", undated
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.

Item 7: "Back to Old O.A.C.", manuscript drafts of words & music, undated
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.

Item 8: "Dearest Land to Me", manuscript draft, undated
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.

Item 9: "My Old High", manuscript draft, undated
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.

Item 10: "Today", manuscript orchestration, undated
Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.

Box-Folder 2.26
Item 1: "Today", published orchestrations, undated
Item 2: "Home Her Heroes Come", marching band arrangement, undated
Item 3: "Oregon State for Me", ROTC band arrangement by Harry Beard, undated
Item 4: Correspondence re: publication of "Oregon State for Me", and other OSC related music, 1941-1947
Box-Folder 2.27: Published music written by others
Item 1: "Carry Me Back", W. Homer Maris (OSU Alma Mater), 1919
Item 2: "Oregon, My Oregon", by Henry B. Murtaugh & J.A. Buchanan, 1920
Item 3: "The Gathering Throng", by Bob Johnson, Bob Dickinson, & Rudy Hillstromca. (from the OAC Song Book), ca. 1920s
Item 4: "Pride of Oregon", by George C. Lederer (dedicated to Harry Beard & the OSC ROTC band), 1940
Sub-Series 7: Miscellaneous manuscripts
Box-Folder 2.28
Item 1: "Freshman Week Fables", 1935-1942 & undated
Item 2: Draft of article on early campus life, undated
Item 3: Dad's Club, ca. 1935
Box-Folder 2.29
Item 1: "Scope and Function of the Oregon State Agricultural College", ca. 1930
Item 2: Writings on education, 1939 & undated
Item 3: Mayflower Chapel, 1936 & 1941
Item 4: "Oregon State Creed and Student Obligation" (interpretation), undated
Box-Folder 2.30
Item 1: Battleship OREGON, 1931-1938
Item 2: Junior colleges & junior college work at OSC, 1933
Item 3: Excerpts on women in education, etc., 1933-1935
Box-Folder 2.31
Item 1: "The Fruits of Half a Century", ca. 1937
Item 2: "Women's Group of Buildings", undated
Item 3: Faculty scholarship, ca. 1936
Item 4: History of OSC/Gazette-Times, ca. 1938
Box-Folder 4.1
Item 1: "The ROTC as a Training Ground for Citizenship and an Instrument of National Defense" (editorial for Dan Sowers, New York City), July 8, 1932
Item 2: "In Defense of the Cooperative Managers Association", Dec. 16, 1932
Item 3: "Plan for State System of Education Recommended by Oregon Teachers", undated
Item 4: "Educational Leadership of Different Institutions", undated
Item 5: "Brook Lane"
Box-Folder 4.2
Item 1: General articles on OSC, 1936 & undated
Item 2: Grange, ca. 1930s
Item 3: Critique of 1937 baccalaureate service & commencement
Item 4: General articles
Box-Folder 4.3: "Mark Twain -- American" and other writings on Twain
Box-Folder 4.4: Graduates -- Report to Chancellor Hunter, 1935-1936
Box-Folder 4.5
Item 1: Obituaries and biographical sketches of OAC & OSSHE faculty and administrators & prominent Corvallis citizens
James Dryden (1935), Ada Hastings Hedges, Hal Hoss, John B. Horner, Millard Long, Clara H. Waldo, James Knox Weatherford, James Withycombe.
Item 2: "Chats About Old Stories That Keep Young", by M. Ellwood Smith, ca. 1930
Box-Folder 4.6: Oregon Writers League, 1923
Box-Folder 4.7: Norway articles (typescripts and published articles from the Corvallis Gazette-Times), August-September 1939
Series 3: William Jasper Kerr Reference File and Biographical Manuscript, 1886-1947
Sub-Series 1: Writings (addresses, articles, editorials, etc.) by Kerr, 1886-1938:
Box-Folder 4.8: Bound volume of writings on mathematics, newspaper letters to the editor, Brigham Young College catalogue, 1886-1897
Box-Folder 4.9
Item 1: "The Relations of the Land-Grant Colleges to the State Universities", reprint from the Deseret Evening News, Dec. 30, 1905; reprint by the Office of Experiment Stations, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture from proceedings of the annual convention of the Assn. of American Agricultural Colleges & Experiment Stations, Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-16, 1905
Item 2: "Agricultural College of Utah", in the Deseret News, Dec. 25, 1905
Item 3: "Modern Demands of Education", address delivered at the County Superintendents Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 1906
Item 4: "Horticultural Education", address delivered to the Utah State Horticulture Society, Salt Lake City, April 1906
Item 5: "The Function of the Common Schools", address delivered to the Teachers' Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 7, 1906
Item 6: "Modern Tendencies in Education", address delivered at the State Teachers' Assn., Salem, July 3, 1907
Item 7: "The Farmer and Education", address delivered at the district fair, Grants Pass, Oregon, Sept. 1907
Item 8: "Oregon Agricultural College: Origin & Development--Function & Scope", notes on address delivered at the Fair Association, Gresham, OR, Oct. 19, 1907
Item 9: "The New Education", address delivered to the Teachers' Association, Portland, Nov. 25, 1907, and to the Eastern Division of the Oregon State Teachers' Association, LaGrande, OR, Nov. 26, 1907
Box-Folder 4.10
Item 1: "Educational Agriculture", notes on address delivered to the Oregon State Teachers' Assn., Eugene, June 1908
Item 2: "Sources of Income and Departments of Instruction of Oregon Agricultural College", in the Pacific Grange Bulletin, October 1908
Item 3: "Education", address delivered at the Educational Congress Convention, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, July 4, 1909
Item 4: "Equality of Educational Opportunity", address delivered at the Educational Congress, Seattle, Washington, July 1909 and at the Teachers' Institute, The Dalles, Oregon, October 7, 1909
Item 5: "Agricultural Interests", address delivered to the Dept. of Manual Training, National Education Association, Denver, Colorado, July 6, 1909
Item 6: "Education for the Masses", address delivered to the Teachers' Institute, Klamath Falls, OR, Sept. 6, 1909
Also included is a published version printed in the Rural Spirit, Dec. 1909.
Item 7: "Back to the Soil", address delivered at the Oregon State Fair, Salem, Sept. 14, 1909
Item 8: Address delivered to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, Sept. 23, 1909
Box-Folder 4.11
Item 1: "The New Ideas in Education", address delivered to the Clackamas County Teachers' Institute, Oregon City, Nov. 5, 1909
Item 2: "Horticulture and the Agricultural College", address delivered to the Oregon State Horticultural Society, Portland, Dec. 8, 1909
Item 3: Brief, Oregon Agricultural College to Board of Higher Curricula, March 15, 1910
Item 4: Memorial Day, notes and outline of address, Corvallis, Oregon, May 30, 1910
Item 5: "The Oregon Agricultural College", address delivered on September 25, 1910, 1910
Item 6: "Some Land Grant College Problems", address presented at the annual convention of the American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, Washington, D.C., November 16, 1910
Item 7: "Attack of the Carnegie Foundation on Policies of Agricultural Colleges", in the Oregonian, December 1910
Item 8: "The Country Life Problem", address delivered at the Farmers Banquet celebrating country life and Good Roads Week, Salem, OR, Feb. 8, 1912; also includes article re: address from the Salem Statesman, Feb. 9, 1912
Item 9: "The Relationship of Eugenics and Sex Education", address delivered to the Social Hygiene Society, Portland, OR, March 8, 1912
Item 10: Remarks made at a banquet given in honor of visitors on the Oregon-Portland Business Men Excursion to Oregon Agricultural College, Corvallis, April 26, 1912
Item 11: "The Country Life Problem", address delivered to the Oregon State Bankers' Assn., Gearhart, Oregon, June 22, 1912
Item 12: Address to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, September 19, 1912
Item 13: "Development of the Educational Idea", address delivered at the Grants Pass (OR) High School commencement exercises, May 21, 1913
Item 14: Address to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, September 18, 1913
Item 15: Address of welcome from the Agricultural College to the Women's Christian Temperance Union Convention, Corvallis, Sept. 23, 1913
Box-Folder 4.12
Item 1: "The Work of OAC and the Future Prospects for the Farmer in Oregon", address delivered at the Bankers' and Business Men's Conference, Portland, January 30, 1914
Item 2: Address to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, September 21, 1914
Item 3: "Harmonizing of Vocational and Cultural Education", discussion at the National Education Association convention, St. Paul, Minnesota, Oct. 26, 1914
Item 4: "Agricultural Economics or the Business of Farming", address delivered at the Farmers' Union convention, The Dalles, Oregon, December 2, 1914
Item 5: "Need of Education", excerpts from address delivered at the Cottage Grove (Oregon) High School commencement exercises, June 2, 1915
Item 6: Material for editorial prepared for Addison Bennett of the Oregonian, August 1915
Item 7: "The Ideal Public School", notes on address delivered at the Benton & Linn County Teachers Institute, Albany, Oregon, Sept. 14, 1915
Item 8: Address to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, September 16, 1915
Item 9: "Marks of Manhood in America", address delivered at the Older Boys' Conference, Salem, Nov. 28, 1915
Item 10: Address on irrigation practice, delivered at the Oregon Irrigation Congress, Portland, December 29, 1915
Item 11: Brief of statement submitted at a hearing of the Federal Land Bank Board, Portland, Sept. 7, 1916
Item 12: "The Work of the Dept. of Bacteriology", address delivered to the Oregon Medical Society, Portland, September 15, 1916
Item 13: Address to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, September 21, 1916
Item 14: Address delivered at the banquet, legislative visit to OAC, January 20, 1917
Item 15: "Education and the World War", delivered to the National Education Assn., Portland, July 13, 1917
Item 16: Articles used by Kerr in preparation of addresses for the Clatsop Co. Liberty Loan campaign and Eugene Parent-Teachers Assn., Oct. 1918, and OAC faculty meeting
Box-Folder 4.13
Item 1: Address delivered at the anniversary celebration of the signing of the armistice by Germany, November 11, 1919
Item 2: Convocation address, Oregon Agricultural College, January 21, 1920
Item 3: Excerpts of address to OAC faculty, Sept. 27, 1923
Item 4: "Value of Specialized Training", in Oregon Business, April 1924
Item 5: "Education for Reality", in Oregon 'The State Magazine', December 1927/January 1928
Item 6: "Separate Boards of Control", editorial for the Oregon Grange Bulletin, undated
Item 7: "Education Adapted to Life Need", notes of address, undated
Item 8: "The College Bill and the Governor's Veto", undated
Box-Folder 4.14
Item 1: Untitled manuscript for Utah Educational Review, March 31, 1931
Item 2: "The Spirit of the Land-Grant Institutions", addresses by Kerr and others delivered at the annual convention of the Assn. of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, Chicago, Nov. 17, 1931
Item 3: "Recent Experiences in Centralized Control of Higher Education in Oregon", delivered at the annual meeting of the National Assn. of State Universities, Chicago, Nov. 17, 1933
Typescript and published copies; also delivered at the Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions meeting, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 15-17, 1934.
Box-Folder 4.15
Item 1: "Adaptation of Higher Education to New Conditions", in Proceedings Of The Conference On Higher Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, July 11-14, 1934
Item 2: March 1938
Sub-Series 2: Articles about Kerr (not by E.T. Reed)
Box-Folder 4.16
Item 1: "A Missionary to the Farmers", by Frances A. Groff, Sunset, The Pacific Monthly, March 1913
Item 2: "Bring on the Wrecking Crew", "Higher Education, July 18", & The Press on Dr. Kerr, Oregon State Monthly, August 1932
Item 3: "The Depression and Education", an interview with Dr. W.J. Kerr, Chancellor of OSSHE, Jan. 18, 1933
Item 4: "The Retiring Chancellor of the Oregon State System of Higher Education", School & Society, August 10, 1935
Sub-Series 3: Reference file/background material
Includes original documents and supplementary notes provided by Kerr and transcripts made by Reed.
Box-Folder 4.17
Item 1: Kerr Family (includes genealogy compiled by Media Research Bureau, 1940)
Item 2: W.J. Kerr personal information (supplementary materials file #3; includes information compiled for The National Cyclopedia Of American Biography and other biographical sketches of Kerr)
Box-Folder 4.18
Item 1: Boyhood and school days (supplementary materials file #4)
Item 2: Smithfield Schools (supplementary materials file #5)
Item 3: Brigham Young College Instructor (supplementary materials file #6)
Box-Folder 4.19
Item 1: Experiences at Cornell (supplementary materials file #7)
Item 2: University of Utah (supplementary materials file #8)
Box-Folder 4.20
Item 1: President of Brigham Young College (supplementary materials file #9)
Item 2: Utah State Constitutional Convention of 1895 (supplementary materials file #10)
Box-Folder 4.21: Utah State Agricultural College (supplementary materials file #11)
Box-Folder 4.22: Oregon State College (supplementary materials file #12)
Box-Folder 4.23: Scrapbook of clippings -- personal, Association of American Agricultural Colleges, Extension Service, National Education Association, 1907-1910
Box-Folder 5.1: Kerr and Kansas State Agricultural College
Box-Folder 5.2: Chancellorship (supplementary materials file #13)
Box-Folder 5.3: Resolutions adopted by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education upon Kerr's retirement as Chancellor, 1935
Box-Folder 5.4: Chancellor Emeritus & OSSHE Director of Research in Production & Marketing (supplementary materials file #14)
Box-Folder 5.5: Published addresses & articles lists (supplementary materials files #15 & 17)
Box-Folder 5.6: Unpublished addresses (supplementary materials file #16)
Item 1: Statement by Kerr at inauguration of University of Oregon President Arnold Bennett Hall, October 18, 1926
Item 2: "Higher Education in a Changing World", March 13, 1934
Item 3: Remarks at University of Oregon commencement, 1934
Item 4: Conference on Higher Education, address by Kerr, July 12, 1934
Item 5: Utah State Agricultural College Founder's Day statement, 1936
Item 6: "Broadening the Ideal of Scholarship", address to Phi Kappa Phi, ca. fall 1936
Box-Folder 5.7: Characterizations of Kerr
Sub-Series 4: Kerr biography manuscript
Box-Folder 5.8: Miscellaneous notes
Box-Folder 5.9-5.20: Various drafts of chapters
Extent: 12 folders

Box-Folder 5.21: Drafts of chapters reviewed by Kerr and correspondence with Kerr, 1940-1947
Box-Folder 5.22-5.25: 1947 draft (2 copies; one sent to E.B. Lemon)
Box-Folder 5.26: Illustrations (halftone proofs; see series VI for photos)
Series 4: General Correspondence, 1916-1943
Box-Folder 6.1
Item 1: F Miscellaneous, 1928-1937
Item 2: G Miscellaneous, 1926-1936
Item 3: H Miscellaneous, 1924-1935
Box-Folder 6.2
Item 1: I Miscellaneous, 1926-1936
Item 2: J Miscellaneous, 1927-1936
Box-Folder 6.3
Item 1: E.O. Holland (president, Washington State College), 1942
Item 2: Mrs. A.A. (Mary Bowman) Hull (secretary to Kerr), 1929-1936
Item 3: Frederick M. Hunter (OSSHE chancellor), 1935-1936
Item 4: James T. Jardine, 1931 & 1935
Box-Folder 6.4: William A. Jensen (executive secretary to the college president), 1916-1942
Box-Folder 6.5: Blanche Jones (editor of Oregon Teachers Monthly), 1920-1921
Box-Folder 6.6: Albert Rebel (editor of Oregon, The State Magazine & Pacific Northwest), 1927-1928
Box-Folder 6.7: Henry D. Sheldon, 1941-1943
Box-Folder 6.8: Frank A. Weld (editor of American Educational Digest/School Executives Magazine), 1920-1935
Box-Folder 6.9: Publications Office correspondence, 1927-1943
Series 5: Organizations and Special Events, 1921-1943
Box-Folder 6.10: Federated Churches of Corvallis, Oregon, 1924-1932
Box-Folder 6.11: University of Minnesota General Alumni Assn., The Minnesota Alumni Weekly, various issues, 1921-1931
Includes Reed's annotations.
Sub-Series 1: Harvard University Tercentenary, 1936
Box-Folder 6.12
Item 1: Correspondence, 1935-1936
Item 2: Invitations
Item 3: Schedules & programs
Item 4: General celebration information
Item 5: Tickets
Item 6: Applications & product information
Box-Folder 6.13
Item 1: Reed's note cards
Item 2: Sept. 16, 1936
Item 3: Clippings
Box-Folder 7.1: Clippings
Dimensions: apx 20x24 in.

Box-Folder 7.2: Harvard Tercentenary
Folder 1: "Harvard on View"
Dimensions: apx 20x24 in.

Folder 2: Map
Dimensions: apx 20x24 in.

Folder 3: Invitation from Harvard to OSC
Dimensions: apx 20x24 in.

Folder 4: Text of OSC's message of congratulations
Dimensions: apx 20x24 in.

Folder 5: Harvard University Tercentenary Gazette, #1-8, June-Sept. 1936
Dimensions: apx 20x24 in.

Folder 6: Sept. 16 & 17, 1936
Dimensions: apx 20x24 in.

Sub-Series 2: Moorhead State Teachers College
Box-Folder 6.14
Item 1: Silver anniversary, ca. 1930s
Item 2: Order of the Owls, 1936
Box-Folder 7.3: 50th anniversary feature section, Moorhead Daily News, June 3, 1937
Dimensions: apx 20x24 in.

Box-Folder 6.15
Item 1: National Assn. of State Universities, Chicago meeting, November 1933
Item 2: Old Oregon Trail Centennial, 1942-1943
Includes reviews, correspondence & other information about Reed's book of verse, Into the Promised Land.
Item 3: Oregon Council of English, 1922
Series 6: Photographs, 1900-1939
Box-Folder 8.1
Item 1: Old Order of the Owls, Moorhead (Minnesota) State Teachers College, 1936
Item 2: Melrose Hall, Linfield College, ca. 1935
Item 3: Aerial views of Oregon State College, ca. 1938-1940
Extent: 4 images

Item 4: OSC President's residence, 1938
Box-Folder 8.2: Kerr biography illustrations
Item 1: Utah State Capitol building, ca. 1945
Item 2: Ceremony in Utah? State Capitol Building, ca. 1945
Extent: 2 images

Item 3: Views of Brigham Young College, ca. 1900
Extent: 5 prints & 4 copy negatives

Item 4: Portrait of Kerr when president of Brigham Young College, ca. 1900
Item 5: Kerr home?, Logan, Utah?, ca. 1900
Item 6: Mathematical models & instruments, University of Utah
Extent: copy negative only

Item 7: Portrait of Kerr (photo by Harris & Ewing, Washington, DC), ca. 1915
Box-Folder 8.3: Postcards, views of Harvard University; from Harvard Tricentenary materials), 1936
Extent: 28 postcards, 1 photograph

Box-Folder 8.4: Photographs of Norway trip, 1939
Remain of ships, burial chambers, cart and sled
Box-Folder 3.2: Postcard album, ca. 1909-1910

Views of campus buildings from colleges and universities: Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Purdue, Washington State College, University of California, University of Idaho, Oregon Agricultural College, University of Washington, University of Oklahoma, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Ontario Agricultural College, Michigan Agricultural College, Ohio State University, Mills College.

OAC images include Administration Building (Benton Hall), Cauthorn (now Fairbanks) Hall, Waldo Hall, Agriculture (now Education) Hall, Shepard Hall, Lower Campus (with cadets in OAC formation), general campus views.

Views of public libraries, county courthouses, and high schools in various U.S. cities.

Views of buildings at Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, 1909

Dimensions: apx 12x17 in.

Box-Folder 9.1: Photograph album of Oregon Agricultural College buildings and scenes, 1918-1920
Dimensions: apx 16x20 in.

Note: Many of these images appear in the 1921 Beaver yearbook. Current building names are in parentheses.

Item 1: View of Waldo Hall and Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall).
Item 2: Drawing of campus.
Item 3: Commerce Building (Bexell Hall).
Item 4: A shady nook among the firs near the Women's Gym. Includes stone bench, a gift of the class of 1907.
Item 5: Students in the Library Quad. Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall) and Agriculture Hall in the background. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 6: Drive in front of Apperson Hall.
Item 7: Agriculture Hall.
Item 8: Old Administration Building in summer. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 9: Campus grounds and the Old Administration Building (Benton Hall).
Item 10: Drive and walkway by Apperson Hall with light snow. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 11: Library (Kidder Hall) and Agriculture Hall in the fog. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 12: Library and Ida Kidder's wickermobile. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 13: Apperson Hall and Campus Way (unpaved).
Item 14: Library Quad showing the Bandstand, Agriculture Hall, and the Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall).
Item 15: Procession from Agriculture Hall.
Item 16: Waldo Hall and Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall) with automobiles on Jefferson Avenue.
Item 17: Walkway with trees near Apperson Hall. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 18: Marys River.
Item 19: Campus drive near Old Administration Building (Benton Hall); Library Quad and buildings in background.
Item 20: Campus Way and campus grounds near Old Administration Building (Benton Hall).
Item 21: Agriculture Hall and the end of the Library (Kidder Hall); looking through a tree.
Item 22: Campus Way and campus grounds; taken near Apperson Hall.
Item 23: Campus grounds with Science Hall (Education Hall) in the distance.
Item 24: Campus grounds with Old Administration Building (Benton Hall) in the background.
Item 25: Campus Way and campus grounds, looking southwest.
Item 26: Campus grounds with the Women's Gymnasium (Valley Gymnastics Center) in the background.
Item 27: Waldo Hall and drive.
Item 28: Heating plant. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 29: Four men on sidewalk between Agriculture Hall and the Home Economics Building (Milam Hall). (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 30: Flower bed in middle of circular driveway by Waldo Hall.
Item 31: Line of people outside of the Library (Kidder Hall).
Item 32: Sidewalk between Agriculture Hall and the Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall). Also shows the Library (Kidder Hall) and the Old Administration Building (Benton Hall).
Item 33: Campus grounds near Apperson Hall covered with ice.
Item 34: Science Hall (Education Hall) and walkways, looking south.
Item 35: Campus trees covered with ice. (photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 36: Campus grounds with Science Hall (Education Hall) in the background.
Item 37: Driveway near Waldo Hall.
Item 38: Man drinking from water fountain; campus grounds covered with snow and ice. Waldo Hall in the background.
Item 39: Campus grounds and Women's Gymnasium (Valley Gymnastics Center).
Item 40: Campus Way with Shepard Hall and the Mines Building (Batcheller Hall).
Item 41: Campus grounds and the Old Administration Building (Benton Hall).
Item 42: Campus Way with the Library (now Kidder Hall) and the Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall).
Item 43: Shepard Hall and the Mines Building (Batcheller Hall).
Item 44: Old Administration Building (Benton Hall) and automobiles.
Item 45: Jefferson Street with the Forestry Building (Moreland Hall) and the Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall). (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 46: Cadets marching from the Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse).
Item 47: The Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse).
Item 48: Original (east) section of the Home Economics Building (Milam Hall), with home economics faculty and students out front.
Item 49: Science Hall (Education Hall).
Item 50: Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall).
Item 51: Forestry Building (Moreland Hall).
Item 52: Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall). (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 53: Campus Way and the covered loading dock of the Dairy Building.
Item 54: Science Hall (Education Hall).
Item 55: Withycombe House (home management or practice house).
Item 56: Science Hall (Education Hall) and front walkway.
Item 57: Students using the Library Culture Collection in the Library Reading Room. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 58: Woodworking shop and furniture.
Item 59: Tractor lined up on Campus Way.
Item 60: Cauthorn Hall (Fairbanks Hall).
Item 61: Faculty (?) procession into Agriculture Hall.
Item 62: YMCA "Hut" on Jefferson Street. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 63: Campus walk between Agriculture Hall and the Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall). Also shows the Library (Kidder Hall) and the Administration Building (Benton Hall).
Item 64: Assembly (commencement?) in the Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall).
Item 65: Male students eating inside the Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse).
Item 66: Conference group in the Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall)
Item 67: Football team in practice.
Item 68: Male students in lobby area of Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall).
Item 69: Football game.
Item 70: Oregon Agricultural College cadets and cadet band on library quad; Agriculture Hall in the background.
Item 71: Football fans sitting in the stands.
Item 72: Football game; Waldo Hall in background
Item 73: Fans in the stands at a football game.
Item 74: William Jasper Kerr and other dignitaries and faculty in the covered portion of football stadium.
Item 75: Administration Building (Benton Hall) and the Trysting Tree.
Item 76: Cadets and others gathered around the Bandstand.
Item 77: Waldo Hall, Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall), Forestry Building (Moreland Hall), and the Poultry Incubator House along Jefferson Street.
Item 78: Crowd gathered around the Bandstand. Administration Building (Benton Hall) in the background.
Item 79: Commencement exercises in the Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall).
Item 80: Crowd in the quad near the Library (Kidder Hall). Shepard Hall in the background.
Item 81: Front entrance to Waldo Hall.
Item 82: Crowd in covered (west) grandstand of the football stadium. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 83: The college library (Kidder Hall) in summer. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 84: Front (north) entrance to the Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse).
Item 85: Apperson Hall after the addition of the third floor. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 86: West and southwest grandstands of the football stadium filled with fans watching a game. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Item 87: Walkway and Apperson Hall.
Item 88: The Trysting Tree. (Photo by Gardner Studio, Corvallis)
Item 89: Serpentine crowd on the field during the OAC-University of Oregon football game. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis), 1920

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