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Charles Burton Winne Scrapbooks, 1916-1979

By Karl McCreary

Collection Overview

Title: Charles Burton Winne Scrapbooks, 1916-1979

Predominant Dates: 1918-1924

ID: MSS Winne

Primary Creator: Winne, Charles Burton (1900-1980)

Extent: 0.2 cubic feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2015

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Charles Burton Winne Scrapbooks are comprised of two scrapbooks assembled by alumnus Charles Burton "Burt" Winne that document his student experience at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) and service in the Army during War World I. Winne graduated from OAC in 1924 with a bachelor's degree in engineering.

Scope and Content Notes

The Charles Burton Winne Scrapbooks are comprised of two scrapbooks assembled by alumnus Charles Burton "Burt" Winne that document his experience at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) and service in the Army during War World I. Primarily made up of photographs, these scrapbooks also contain dance cards, invitations, ribbons, student handbooks, foreign currency, a letter, and ticket stubs.

The materials documenting Winne's Oregon Agricultural College years reflect his involvement in the Kappa Theta Rho Fraternity, picnics with other students, football games, and campus views. Among the photographs, there are also group shots of Winne with other OAC alumni at class reunions.

The material relating to World War I are entirely made up of photographs. These are a combination of mass produced views by H.R. Schroyer and images taken by Winne during his military training and while stationed overseas in Europe. Numbered and identified by subject in a booklet attached to one of the scrapbooks, the Schroyer images depict wartime scenes in France and Germany as well as scenes of the troops returning home to celebratory events in Seattle, Portland, and other places.

Other photographs in the scrapbooks include portrait shots of Winne's parents and his wife Molly as well as shots of Winne in high school.

Items that were found detached and loose inside the scrapbooks have been placed into a file folder that is stored with the scrapbooks.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Born in Dunsmuir, California, in 1900, Charles Burton Winne spent some of his high school years in Ashland, Oregon, where he excelled in track and football. Prior to entering Oregon Agricultural College in 1920, Winne served in the U.S. Army and received basic training at Fort Stevens, Oregon, before heading to Europe. After graduating in 1924 with a degree in engineering, Winne and his wife Molly settled in Seattle and raised a son, Wilson Earl Winne. Working with the Southern Pacific Railroad, Winne retired early to Orcas Island where he and Molly managed an estate. They eventually moved to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island where they lived for the rest of their lives. Winne died in 1980.

Author: Karl McCreary

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: These materials were donated to the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in 2015 by April Morsley, Charles Burton Winne's granddaughter.

Related Materials: Other collections that document Oregon Agricultural College alumni experiences in World War I include: the Donald Wesley Morse Photograph Album (P 255); the J. Llewellyn Spriggs Photograph Album (P 285); the Fred Henshaw Photograph Album (P 305); and the David Robert Marr Photograph Album (P 232).

Preferred Citation: Charles Burton Winne Scrapbooks (MSS Winne), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This finding aid was prepared under remote working conditions in 2021 without access to the original scrapbooks; consequently; the number of photographs in the scrapbooks could not be determined by the finding aid author and thus has not been included in this finding aid.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid replaces information about the collection placed online in 2015.


Winne, Charles Burton (1900-1980)

People, Places, and Topics

Class reunions--Oregon--Corvallis.
Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
Military training camps--Oregon.
Oregon Agricultural College--Alumni and alumnae.
Oregon Agricultural College--Football.
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History
World War, 1914-1918--Veterans--Oregon.

Forms of Material

Dance cards.
Photographic prints.

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