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Josephine Hutchens Collection, 1938-1941

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Collection Overview

Title: Josephine Hutchens Collection, 1938-1941

ID: MSS Hutchens

Primary Creator: Browning, Alice Josephine

Extent: 0.35 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Josephine Hutchens Collection consists of materials assembled by Hutchens during her student years at Oregon State College. The collection includes publications, dance cards, and grade reports. Hutchens enrolled at Oregon State in 1938 and graduated in 1941 with a degree in secretarial science.

Scope and Content Notes

The Josephine Hutchens Collection consists of materials assembled by Hutchens during her student years at Oregon State College from 1938 to 1941. The collection includes the 1939, 1940, and 1941 Beaver yearbooks, dance cards, grade reports, pins, and student handbooks. The student handbooks consist of the Rook Bible for 1938-1939 and the Coed Code for 1938-1939 and 1940-1941.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Alice Josephine Hutchens attended Oregon State College from 1938 until 1941, when she earned a BS in Secretarial Science. Prior to her enrollment at Oregon State, Hutchens attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, She was born in Forest Grove on January 21, 1917 and attended high school there. Hutchens married Andrew Johson Browning, Jr.; Alice Josephine Browning died in 2011.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The collection was donated by Elizabeth Maisel, Josephine's graddaughter, in 2011 after her death.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings includes many collections assembled by Oregon State alumni during their student years. Several collections document students' experiences at Oregon State during the late 1930s including the Daniel P. and Doris Dow Murphy Papers (MSS Murphy), Jayne Walters Scrapbook (MSS Walters), and the Vera Garrison Collection (MSS Garrison).

Preferred Citation: Josephine Hutchens Collection (MSS Hutchens), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Browning, Alice Josephine

People, Places, and Topics

Browning, Alice Josephine
College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon State College--Students.
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History

Forms of Material

Dance cards.

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