Smith-Western Company Photographs of Oregon State College, circa 1955 - circa 1956  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Smith-Western Inc.
Title
Smith-Western Company Photographs of Oregon State College
Dates
circa 1955 - circa 1956 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 cubic foot, including 89 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 164
Summary
The Smith-Western Company Photographs of Oregon State College contain images of Oregon State College campus buildings and sorority and fraternity houses. These images were likely printed as post cards and sold in the College bookstore. Smith-Western Company was established in 1947 as a manufacturer of souvenir paper goods and operates today as a supplier for the tourist and attraction industries.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Based out of Tacoma, Washington, Smith-Western Company was founded in 1947 as a manufacturer of souvenir paper goods, including photographs of scenic views on college campuses throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Many of these images were printed as post cards to be sold at the Universities. Today, the Company produces goods for the tourist and attraction industries including post cards and children's outdoor clothing.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Smith-Western Company Photographs of Oregon State College consist of images of campus buildings and sorority and fraternity houses. These images were produced around 1955. Buildings and other views pictured include, but are not limited to, the chemical engineering building (Gleeson Hall), Dearborn Hall, the Library (Kidder Hall), the Women's Building, and the gates of the east campus entrance. A number of cooperative houses are also pictured. The Collection also contains images of 44 different fraternity and sorority houses. The majority of the collection consists of 5x7 negatives. A small number of prints are also included. One of the images is available online in the Best of the Archives digital collection. A link to the digitized image is available from the detailed image descriptions.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Smith-Western Company Photographs of Oregon State College (P 164), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Campus Buildings, circa 1955 - circa 1956Return to Top

25 negatives and 5 prints

Series I consists of images of campus buildings and views. These include dormitories, cooperative houses, and the east campus entrance. This series consists mainly of 5x7 negatives, but also includes a few prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
P164:01: Azalea House
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:02: Chemical Engineering (Gleeson Hall)
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:03: OSC Coliseum
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:04: Co-op Cottage
5x7 negative
Currently houses the administrative offices of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (Ocean Admin).
circa 1956
1
P164:05: Davenport House
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:06: Dearborn Hall
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:07: Dearborn Hall entrance
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:08: East campus entrance gate
5x7 negative and print
circa 1956
1
P164:09: East campus entrance
5x7 negative and print
circa 1956
1
P164:10: East campus entrance (education hall in background)
5x7 negative and 2 prints
1956
1
P164:11: Home Economics building (Milam Hall)
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:12: Food Technology Building (Weigand Hall)
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:13: Heckart Lodge
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:14: Library entrance (Kidder Hall)
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:15: Library (Kidder Hall)
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:16: Library walk
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:17: Men's Dormitory (Weatherford Hall)
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:18: Reed Lodge
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:19: Sackett Hall
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:20: Waldo Hall (north side)
5x7 negative and print
circa 1955
1
P164:21: Waldo Hall (east side)
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:22: Waldo Place and Campus Way intersection, Bexell and Gleeson Halls in background
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:23: Westminster House
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:24: Withycombe Hall
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:25: Women's Building entrance
5x7 negative
circa 1955

Series II:  Fraternity and Sorority Houses, circa 1955Return to Top

55 negatives and 4 prints

Series II consists of images of sorority and fraternity houses. These images were produced around 1955 and consist mainly of 5x7 negatives.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
P164:26: Acacia Fraternity
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:27: Alpha Chi Omega
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:28: Alpha Delta Pi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:29: Alpha Delta Pi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:30: Alpha Gamma Delta
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:31: Alpha Gamma Rho
5x7 negative and print
circa 1955
1
P164:32: Alpha Gamma Rho
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:33: Alpha Omicron Pi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:34: Alpha Omicron Pi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:35: Alpha Phi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:36: Alpha Phi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:37: Alpha Sigma Phi
3 negatives and print
circa 1955
1
P164:38: Alpha Tau Omega
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:39: Alpha Xi Delta
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:40: Alpha Xi Delta
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:41: Chi Phi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:42: Delta Chi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:43: Delta Delta Delta
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:44: Delta Gamma
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:45: Delta Sigma Phi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:46: Delta Upsilon
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:47: Delta Upsilon
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:48: Delta Zeta
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:49: Kappa Alpha Theta
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:50: Kappa Delta
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:51: Kappa Delta Rho
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:52: Kappa Kappa Gamma
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:53: Kappa Sigma
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:54: Kappa Sigma
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:55: Lambda Chi Alpha
5x7 negative
circa 1950
1
P164:56: Phi Delta Theta
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:57: Phi Gamma Delta
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:58: Phi Kappa
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:59: Phi Kappa Sigma
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:60: Phi Kappa Sigma
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:61: Phi Kappa Tau
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:62: Phi Kappa Tau
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:63: Phi Sigma Kappa
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:64: Pi Beta Phi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:65: Pi Kappa Alpha
5x7 negative and print
circa 1955
1
P164:66: Pi Kappa Phi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:67: Pi Kappa Phi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:68: Phi Kappa Psi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:69: Sigma Alpha Epsilon
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:70: Sigma Chi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:71: Sigma Kappa
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:72: Sigma Nu
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:73: Sigma Pi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:74: Tau Kappa Epsilon
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:75: Theta Chi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:76: Theta Chi
5x7 negative
circa 1955
1
P164:77: Gamma Phi Beta
5x7 negative and print
circa 1955
1
P164:78: Sigma Phi Epsilon
5x7 negative
circa 1955

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student housing--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State College--Buildings.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Corvallis (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Film negatives.
  • Photographic prints.