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James A. Sewell Photograph Album, circa 1902-1904

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sewell, James A., 1881-1959.
Title
James A. Sewell Photograph Album
Dates
circa 1902-1904 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 cubic foot, including 87 photographs, (1 oversize box)
Collection Number
P 259
Summary
The James A. Sewell Photograph Album consists of a photographic album assembled by Sewell documenting a wide variety of student activities while he was a student at Oregon Agricultural College at the beginning of the 20th century. Sewell, the grandson of Oregon pioneers Henry Sewell and Isaac Allen, returned to Hillsboro and was a farmer until his death in 1959.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & 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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

James A. Sewell was the son of James H. and Sarah (Allen) Sewell and the grandson of Henry Sewell an Oregon pioneer who settled in Oregon in 1843. James A. Sewell was born on April 18, 1881 in Hillsboro, Oregon and attended Tualatin Academy in the 1899-1900 and 1900-1901 school years. He was a student at Oregon Agricultural College from 1901 to 1903, studying mechanical engineering. He later returned to Hillsboro and was a farmer until his death on October 10, 1959. His name is listed as James Ambrose Sewell in OSU records, but genealogical research shows that he is James Allen Sewell.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The James A. Sewell Photograph Album consists of a photograph album assembled by James A. Sewell and is made up of photographs taken at Oregon Agricultural College in about 1902 to 1904. In addition to portrait and group shots of football team players, these photographs document a football game on the OAC campus, cadet formations on campus, the women’s basketball team, track and field events, and a student trip to the Oregon Coast. The album also includes photographs of the exterior and interior views of campus buildings, men’s and women’s physical education classes, and of the band.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

James A. Sewell Photograph Album (P 259), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Photograph Album, circa 1902-1904Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
1: Football team sitting on steps of Mechanical Hall
Samuel Lewis Burnaugh center front; William Gustav Abraham, third row, far left; Albert Burton Bower, second row, second from left
1902
1
2: Football team
Second athletic field
1902
1
3: Football team
Second athletic field
1902
1
4: Football team
Second athletic field
1902
1
5: Two football players
1902
1
6: Four football players
1902
1
7: Five football players
1902
1
8: Five football players
From left to right: William Gustav Abraham; John H. Gault; Sameul Lewis Burnaugh; Albert Burton Bower, Lyman Albert Bundy
1902
9: Football team
1902
Box
1
10: Football team
1902
1
11: Second Athletic Field
Opposite Armory-Gym. Cauthorn Hall is in the background
circa 1902
12: Men's physical education class
Held in Armory-Gym
circa 1902
Box
1
13: Cadets sitting in front of Mechanical Hall
circa 1902
1
14: Cadets, holding their hats, in front of Mechanical Hall
circa 1902
1
15: Cadets, wearing their hats in front of Mechanical Hall
circa 1902
1
16: Mechanical engineering classroom
Mechanical Hall
circa 1902
1
21: Football player
Albert Burton Bower
1903
1
22: Football player
1902
1
23: Two football players
1903
1
24: Football players
1903
1
17: Mechanical engineering classroom
Mechanical Hall
circa 1902
1
18: Woodworking classroom
circa 1902
1
25: Football team
Samuel Lewis Burnaugh, center, front row; Albert Burton Bower, fifth from left, front row
1902
1
26: Football player
1902
1
28: The 02-03 Arrows Basketball team
Print partially hand-colored. The Arrows were an early basketball team. Hamon S. Bilyeu, Will Scott, back left to right. Carl "Rat" Rinehart, Claude Vivian "Skeeter" Swann, front left to right.
circa 1903
1
29: The 02-03 Arrows Basketball team
The Arrows were an early OAC basketball team. Will Scott, Hamon S. Bilyeu, Jack Bruce Patterson back, left to front; Carl "Rat" Rinehart, Claude Vivian "Skeeter" Swann, front, left to right
circa 1903
33: Women's basketball team
circa 1903
Box
1
34: Men's physical education class
Students lined up in Armory-Gym
circa 1903
1
35: Students standing, with arms folded, in Armory-Gym
circa 1903
1
36: Men's physical education class
Students, lying on stomachs, in Armory-Gym
circa 1903
1
37: Men's physical education class
Students, sitting with hands on waists, in Armory-Gym
circa 1903
1
38: Basketball team
Harry E. Rooper, back, far left
circa 1903
1
39: Basketball team
Harry E. Rooper, back, far left
1903
1
40: Basketball team
Harry E. Rooper, back, far left
1903
1
41: Basketball team
1903
1
42: Marching band
circa 1903
1
43: Marching band
Print is identical to 42
circa 1903
1
44: Women athletes
1904
1
48: Five women athletes
Standing
circa 1904
1
49: Five women athletes
Sitting
circa 1904
1
50: Marching Band
Agricultural House in background
circa 1904
51: Cadets
Marching with rifles
circa 1904
Box
1
52: Band members
circa 1904
1
53: Band members
Band marching down Corvallis street
circa 1904
46: Track and field scene
Sprinters at the start line
circa 1904
Box
1
47: Band members
Print is identical to 52
circa 1904
48: Cadets in field holding rifles
circa 1904
Box
1
49: Cadets in field with band in the background
circa 1904
1
50: Cadets in field firing rifles
circa 1904
1
51: Track and field
circa 1904
1
52: Track and field
Officials, other athletes, and spectators in the background
circa 1904
1
53: Track and field
Runner crossing the finishing line; officials and spectators
circa 1904
1
54: Track and field
Group of runners crossing the finishing line; officials and spectators
circa 1904
1
59: Cadets marching in field
circa 1904
1
60: Cadets marching in field
Print is identical to 59
circa 1904
1
64: Beach scene
circa 1904
1
65: Beach scene showing beach
circa 1904
1
92: Bare-chested man
Facing away,showing off muscles. Wrestlers(?)
circa 1904
1
82: Mechanical Hall
circa 1904
1
90: Potted "Glory of the Pacific" chrysanthemum
1903
1
84: Armory-Gym
circa 1904
1
86: Interior scene
circa 1904
1
97: Graduation class
circa 1904
1
81: Agricultural Hall
circa 1904
1
66: Students at coast
Students in bathing costumes in surf
circa 1904
1
67: Ocean seen from boat
circa 1904
1
68: Students on the T.M. Richardson
circa 1904
1
69: Ocean and beach grasses
circa 1904
1
93: Women students on porch
Students making daisy chains
circa 1904
1
83: Benton Hall
circa 1904
91: Bare-chested man
Man showing muscles. Wrestler (?)
circa 1904
70: Students in surf
circa 1904
Box
1
71: Cadets standing at attention in front of Agricultural Hall
circa 1904
1
72: Cadets standing at attention
Company "C"
circa 1904
1
73: Cadets standing at attention
Company "B"
circa 1904
1
74: Cadets, standing at attention
Company "D"
circa 1904
1
85: Lady of the Fountain
Gift presented to the college by the senior class of 1902
circa 1902
1
79: Photo of a drawing
Drawing of white plumes with words "arrows", "champions", and "Corvallis"
circa 1903
1
75: Cadets
Print is identical to 72
circa 1904
1
76: Eight cadets standing at attention
circa 1904
1
77: Cadets standing at attention
Company "A"
circa 1904
1
78: Cadets
Print is identical to 77
circa 1904
1
79: Cadets
Company "D"
circa 1904
1
27: Two bare-chested men
Wrestlers (?)
circa 1904
1
River scene with students standing in the background
circa 1904
1
Four students at the coast
Wearing bathing costumes, sitting on log in the surf.
circa 1904