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KBVR Photographs, circa 1970-1988

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: KBVR Photographs, circa 1970-1988

ID: P 170

Primary Creator: KBVR (Television station : Corvallis, Or.)

Extent: 0.15 cubic feet

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The KBVR Photographs consist of color slides of campus buildings, university athletics, and student activities that were made or assembled for use in KBVR television productions or broadcasts. The KBVR student-operated campus television station began broadcasting in 1967.

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

Scope and Content Notes

This collection consists of color slides made and/or assembled by KBVR for use in television productions and broadcasts. The images include views of campus and campus buildings; the KBVR studios and staff; intercollegiate athletics; President Robert W. MacVicar and his wife, Clarice MacVicar; Corvallis; the ASOSU Senate in session; and students. Of particular note are images of the coaches and players on the 1980/81 women's basketball and gymnastics teams, businesses and street scenes in downtown Corvallis, and the Vina Moses Center.

All of the images are mounted, color 35 mm slides.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

KBVR-FM, the student-operated campus radio station, began broadcasting in 1965 as a 10-watt station. In January 1967, KBVR television began broadcasting for several hours one or two evenings per week, on the closed circuit television system used during the day for classroom television. Both the radio and television stations were originally located in Shepard Hall, but moved to the Memorial Union East when that facility was completed in 1977. KBVR radio and television are funded and administered through the Memorial Union and Student Activities as one of the components of Student Media.

Administrative Information

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Several videotapes of KBVR productions and broadcasts are in the KBVR Videotapes (FV 170). Other materials pertaining to KBVR are available in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC) and the Memorial Union Records (RG 099).

Preferred Citation: KBVR Photographs (P 170), 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 Decemeber 11, 2015.


KBVR (Television station : Corvallis, Or.)

People, Places, and Topics

Basketball for women--Oregon--Corvallis.
College sports--Oregon--Corvallis.
Gymnastics for women--Oregon--Corvallis.
KBVR (Television station : Corvallis, Or.)
MacVicar, Robert William, 1918-
Oregon State University--Buildings
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.

Forms of Material

Slides (photographs).

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