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G. Herbert Root Photograph Collection, [ca. 1891] - 1936

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Root, G. Herbert (George Herbert)
Title
G. Herbert Root Photograph Collection
Dates
[ca. 1891] - 1936 (inclusive)
1902 - [ca. 1905] (bulk)
Quantity
71 photographs
Collection Number
P 127
Summary
The G. Herbert Root Photograph Collection consists primarily of photographs of Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) students, athletes, and faculty. The images were acquired by Root, who attended OAC in the early 1900s and was captain of the 1905 football team.
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
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

George Herbert Root, of Wasco, Oregon, attended OAC from about 1902 to 1905 as a mechanical engineering and later agriculture student. He was captain of the 1905 football team. Root came from a family of wheat farmers in the Wasco, Oregon, area. His son, H. Floyd Root, attended OSC about 1931, and two grandsons attended OSU in the early 1960s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of photos acquired by G. Herbert Root, who attended OAC in the early 1900s. The photos are primarily of students, athletes (football, men and women's basketball, track) and faculty members, taken between 1902 and 1908. Many of the photographs were taken by William G. Emery, a Corvallis studio photographer and 1883 Oregon State graduate.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

G. Herbert Root Photograph Collection (P 127), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Number P127:01:  Portrait of Walter E. Boggs as a child, ca. 1891Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Winter Photo Co., Eugene

Number P127:02:  Portrait of Norval Niel, Marcola, Oregon, ca. 1925Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Kennel-Ellis, Eugene & Salem

Number P127:03:  Portrait of Asa Robley, ca. 1930Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Kennel-Ellis

Number P127:04:  Asa and Evelyn Robley in front of their Corvallis cottage, July 14, 1936Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P127:05:  Portrait of Essie Adams, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P127:06:  Portraits of Essie Adams, ca. 1902Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

photos by Emery, Corvallis
apx 12x17 in.

Number P127:07:  Portraits of Essie Adams, ca. 1902Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photos by Emery, Corvallis

Number P127:08:  Portrait of Floyd Williams, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:09:  Portrait of George von der Hellen, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:10:  Portrait of David Gellatly, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:11:  Portrait of Frederick Stimson?, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:12:  Portrait of Eva Applegate?, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:13:  Portrait of James McMan, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:14:  Portrait of Zaphod Thorpe, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:15:  Portrait of Edna Irvine, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:16:  Portrait of Edna Buster Bumpskie, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Gardner, Corvallis

Number P127:17:  Portrait of John Buster, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Gardner

Number P127:18:  Portrait of Kenneth L. Cooper, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Gardner

Number P127:19:  Portrait of Joseph Ringo in cadet uniform, ca. 1906Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Gardner

Number P127:20:  Portrait of Thomas Willard Espyca. Root's Cauthorn Hall roommate, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Gardner

Number P127:21:  Portrait of Harvey Earle Rinehart, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Gardner

Number P127:22:  Portrait of Bert Pilkington, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Gardner

Number P127:23:  Portrait of Albert B. Bower, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P127:24-P127:49:  "Postage stamp" portrait photographs mounted on small backings, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
P127:24: Bertie Webber
1
P127:25: Bessie Smith
1
P127:26: Ben Miller
1
P127:27: Mr. Woods
1
P127:28-P127:49: Unidentified

Number P127:50:  Class of 1904? in front of Mechanical (now Apperson) HallReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P127:51:  President Gatch and OAC faculty in front of Mechanical Hall, ca. 1903Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P127:52:  Football players, William G. Abraham, ____ Gault, ____ Burnough, Albert B. Bower,and Lyman Bundy?, 1902Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P127:53:  Football players, Bert Pilkington and ____ Laughlin, ca. 1902Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P127:54:  Football players, ____ Nash, ____Gellatly, ____Thorpe, and Percy A. Cupper?, ca. 1902Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P127:55:  Portrait of Floyd Williams in track uniform, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

apx 12x17 in.

Number P127:56:  Portrait of Bert Pilkington in football uniform, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:57:  Portrait of Floyd Williams in football uniform, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:58:  Portrait of Harvey Earle "Rat" Rinehart in football uniform, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:59:  Portrait of the OAC women's basketball team, 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

photo by Emery
apx 12x17 in.

Number P127:60:  OAC women's basketball team on steps of a building, 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P127:61:  Portrait of the OAC women's basketball team, 1904?Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:62:  Portrait of the OAC men's basketball team, 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

First row (r-l) - Karl Steiwer; Merrill Moores; Will Trine; Frederick Stimson; unidentified; Grover Cate

Second row (r-l) - Hamon Bilyeu; Harvey Rinehart; Claude Swann; Francis Stokes

Number P127:63:  Bowers in shot put, record 37 ft.; OAC vs. University of Oregon, May 27, 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:64:  Floyd Williams (right) running in a track meet, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:65:  Claude Swann pole vaulting, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:66:  Merrill Moores high jumping, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:67:  OAC cadets (including G. Herbert Root) with artillery in basement of Armory, 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P127:68:  OAC football team backfield -- Herb Root, Bert Pilkington, Harley Laughlin, and Floyd Williams, 1902Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:69:  OAC football team, 1902Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P127:70:  OAC vs. Washington Agricultural College in Corvallis; first game of series, 1903Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

photo by Emery

Number P127:71:  G. Herbert Root in football uniform, standing on playing field near Armory, ca. 1903Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1