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Joseph Emery Lecture Notebook, circa 1872

Collection Overview

Title: Joseph Emery Lecture Notebook, circa 1872

ID: MSS Emery

Primary Creator: Emery, Joseph (1833-1924)

Extent: 0.1 cubic feet

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Emery Lecture Notebook contains geology lecture notes and entries regarding subscriptions to purchase the original campus of Corvallis College.

Scope and Content Notes

Consists of geology lecture notes used by Emery at Corvallis College around 1872. Also includes entries for the Agricultural Farm "old subscription" for 1870 and 1871. This probably refers to the fundraising efforts to pay for the original college campus.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Joseph Emery was born June 2, 1833 in Pennsylvania. Emery taught at Corvallis College from 1867 to 1885, including mathematics, physics, geology, and physiology. He helped to raise the funds to purchase the original lands for the OSU campus. In 1885 Emery left Corvallis and became an agent for the U.S. Indian Agency at Klamath [Falls]. He died January 18, 1924 at Salinas, California.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation: Joseph Emery Lecture Notebook (MSS Emery), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon


Emery, Joseph (1833-1924)

People, Places, and Topics

Corvallis College
Emery, Joseph, 1833-1924
Geology--Study and teaching (Higher)
History of Science
Natural Resources
University History

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