Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection, 1913-1916  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Vedder, Harold Troxel.
Title
Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection
Dates
1913-1916 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.02 cubic feet, including 72 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 190
Summary
The Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Vedder during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). The photographs depict campus views and buildings; athletic teams and events, especially football; military training; and student activities. Vedder attended OAC in 1913-1915 as a student of mechanic arts.
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Harold Troxel Vedder attended Oregon Agricultural College in 1913-1915 as a student in the secondary course in mechanic arts. Vedder withdrew from OAC in September 1915. He was born in Streator, Illinois, on October 28, 1895, and completed 8th grade in Murphy, Oregon (south of Grants Pass in Josephine County).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Vedder during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College. The photographs depict campus views and buildings, athletic teams and events, especially football; military training; and student activities. Of special note are images documenting the rivalry between Oregon Agricultural College and the University of Oregon (commonly known as the Civil War) and students guarding the Lady of the Fountain on lower campus, which was frequently a target of vandalism.

Most of the photographs in the collection are photographic postcards; some were published by the Pacific Photo Co. in Salem, Oregon. Several of the images are snapshot photographic prints. All of the images have been assigned individual item numbers (P190:01 thru P190:72).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection (P 190), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Photographs from Scrapbook, 1913-1914Return to Top

Series I consists of photographs that were removed from a scrapbook assembled by Vedder. Most of the images are photographic postcards. The images depict Oregon Agricultural College campus views and buildings; athletics teams and events, especially football games; cadets; and student events.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
P190:01: Waldo Hall
1
P190:02: Campus scene of Benton Hall
Includes trees to northeast of Benton Hall and roadway leading to Benton Hall.
1
P190:03: Lady of the Fountain on Lower Campus
1
P190:04: Cadets in parade on 2nd Street in Corvallis
Memorial Day (?).
1
P190:05: Walkway on lower campus
Benton Hall tower visible in background.
1
P190:06: Waldo Hall and Jefferson Street
1
P190:07: Benton Hall
1
P190:08: Armory and Gymnasium
View to south of Gymnasium (Valley Gymnastics Center) with Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse) in background.
1914
1
P190:09: Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse)
Soon after construction completed.
1
P190:10: OAC Cadets Passing in Review on Lower Campus
1
P190:11: Interior of OAC Armory
McAlexander Fieldhouse.
1
P190:12: Dairy Building
Gilkey Hall
1
P190:13 - P190:14: Mines Building
Batcheller Hall.
1914
1
P190:15: Gymnasium
Valley Gymnastics Center
1
P190:16: Cauthorn Hall
Fairbanks Hall
1
P190:17: Marys River dam
1
P190:18: Marys River (?)
1
P190:19: May Day celebration
1
P190:20: OAC Rooters at Oregon Electric Depot
October 21, 1914
1
P190:21: Cadet band in parade
In downtown Corvallis (?).
1
P190:22: Basketball team
1914
1
P190:23: Varsity Baseball Team
1914
1
P190:24: First prize winner at OAC vs UO football game rally
November 7, 1913
1
P190:25: Prize winner at OAC vs UO football game rally
With a We Have Oregon's sign and a goat in a wagon.
November 7, 1913
1
P190:26: OAC Rooters at football game
1
P190:27: OAC Rooters at football game
November 8, 1913
1
P190:28: OAC vs UO football game
November 8, 1913
1
P190:29: U. of I. vs OAC at Corvallis
Football game with standing water on field; probably University of Idaho.
1
P190:30: OAC Football squad
1914
1
P190:31: OAC Rooters at OAC vs UW football game
October 31, 1914
1
P190:32: OAC Coeds at OAC vs UW football game
October 31, 1914
1
P190:33: OAC Serpentine at OAC vs UW football game
October 31, 1914
1
P190:34 - P090:036: Students on guard at the Lady of the Fountain
1914
1
P190:37: UO vs OAC football game at OAC
November 21, 1914
1
P190:38: We'll get Oregon's goat sign
1
P190:39 - P190:40: UO vs OAC football game at OAC
1
P190:41: UO Rooters at OAC
University of Oregon fans at football game.
November 21, 1914
1
P190:42 - P190:43: UO vs OAC football game at OAC
1
P190:44: Freshman Sophomore Bag Rush
1914
1
P190:45: Lady of the Fountain statue
Close-up of fountain with students.
1
P190:46: Burning of the Green Caps
Rook caps burned in fire.
1
P190:47: Insurectors
Gathering of students.
1
P190:48: No drill
Gathering of students.
1
P190:49: Apperson Hall
Kearney Hall.
1
P190:50: Apperson Hall and other engineering buildings
View from the southwest.
1
P190:51: View of lower campus

Series II:  Loose Photographs, 1915-1916Return to Top

Series II consists of photographs that had been removed from an album or scrapbook before they were received by the Archives. Most of the images are snapshot photographs; the series includes one photographic postcard. The series includes images of Oregon Agricultural College campus buildings; flooding in Corvallis in 1916; a winter 1915 snowfall in Corvallis; and several images of cadets. A photograph of Harold Vedder is also included.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
P190:52: Unidentified building
1
P190:53: Unidentified building
Perhaps a lumber mill (?).
1
P190:54 - P190:55: Cadets at the depot
1
P190:56: Campus drive to Benton Hall
1
P190:57: Lower campus with Benton Hall and Apperson Hall in background
1
P190:58: Mines Building
Batcheller Hall
1
P190:59: The Lady of the Fountain on Lower Campus
1
P190:60: Encampment of Cadets
1
P190:61: Flooding in Corvallis
1916
1
P190:62: Cadets next to tent at camp
1
P190:63: Three men lying next to tree
1
P190:64: Cadets in horse-drawn wagons
1
P190:65: Snow in Corvallis
Includes sleds.
Winter 1915
1
P190:66: Close-up of cadet from back
1
P190:67: Soldiers marching down unidentified street
1
P190:68: Parade of cadets in unidentified town.
Ringrose Garage included in image.
1
P190:69: Dormitory room decorated with pennants and photos
1
P190:70: Harold Vedder in Corvallis
1916
1
P190:71: Unidentified man
1
P190:72: Cadets in parade on Second Street in Corvallis on Memorial Day

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Football--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints.
  • Photographic postcards.