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Gwil Evans Photographic Collection, 1930-1968

Collection Overview

Title: Gwil Evans Photographic Collection, 1930-1968

Predominant Dates: 1947-1963

ID: P 082

Primary Creator: Evans, Gwil, 1939-

Extent: 6.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The bulk of this collection is organized into 98 subject categories (P82:1 through P82:98) such as individual campus buildings, academic departments, activities and events (e.g. commencement), research, and faculty. Each of these categories includes prints and negatives -- the number of which varies significantly from one category to another. Negatives are stored separately from prints -- but are arranged by broad category number (e.g. P82:1) and thereunder by negative number.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


This extensive photographic collection consists of photographs taken by the staff of the Oregon State College (and later Oregon State University) News Bureau.

The collection has been mass digitized and is available in Oregon Digital.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection documents the full range of University programs and activities and includes images of campus buildings and development; student life; instruction and research; faculty, staff, and alumni; and Extension Service programs especially for the post-World War II period through the early 1960s.

The collection has been mass digitized and is available in Oregon Digital.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Several individuals were affiliated with the News Bureau during the time period represented by this collection and probably were responsible for taking these photographs: John Burtner (until his death in 1950), Fred Shideler, Sam Bailey, Fred Casper Zwahlen, and Gwil Evans. The collection is named the Gwil Evans Photographic Collection because Evans probably made arrangements for transfer of the collection to the Archives in the mid-late 1960s.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: approx. 3000 prints and 5000 negatives

Related Materials: Many other photographs of this time period taken by News Bureau staff are a part of the News and Communications Services (P 057) and the Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photograph Collection(P 120). An oral history interview with Gwil Evans is held in the Voices of Oregon State University Oral History Collection (OH 009).

Preferred Citation: Gwil Evans Photographic Collection (P 082), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before April 20, 2016.


Evans, Gwil, 1939-
Bailey, Sam H.
Burtner, John C. (John Cole) (1895-)
Oregon State University. News Bureau
Shideler, Fred Merle

People, Places, and Topics

Agricultural extension work--Oregon.
College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
College environment--Oregon--Corvallis.
College sports--Oregon--Corvallis.
College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Corvallis (Or.)
Evans, Gwil
Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
History of Science
Local History
Natural Resources
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Oregon State College
Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service
Oregon State University
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
Student government--Oregon--Corvallis.
Student housing--Oregon--Corvallis.
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--Oregon--Corvallis.
Universities and colleges--Oregon--Corvallis--Departments.
Universities and colleges--Oregon--Corvallis--Employees.
Universities and colleges--Research--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History

Forms of Material

Film negatives.
Photographic prints.

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