Clifford L. Smith Photograph Collection, 1916-1919  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Smith, Clifford L. (Clifford Lovejoy), 1907-
Title
Clifford L. Smith Photograph Collection
Dates
1916-1919 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.01 cubic foot, including 33 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 037
Summary
The Clifford L. Smith Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Smith that document student life at Oregon Agricultural College in the late 1910s. Smith earned a B.S. from Oregon State in 1929 and joined the faculty in the early 1940s.
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

Clifford Lovejoy Smith was born February 23, 1907 in Kerby, Oregon. He attended Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in 1925-1929 and received a B.S. in Dairy Husbandry in 1929. Smith was an active student at OAC and a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Smith earned graduate degrees from Kansas State University (M.S., 1930) and the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D. 1959) and joined the faculty of Oregon State College in the early 1940s. He was a founding board member of the E.R. Jackman Foundation and a member of the Steak and Chop Club. Smith retired from Oregon State University on June 30, 1969 at the age of 62. He died at the age of 84 on March 8, 1991, and the “Clifford Smith Memorial Agricultural Honors Scholarship” was created in 1992 in his honor by his family.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Clifford L. Smith Photograph Collection consists of photographs assembled by Smith that document student life at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in the late 1910s. Several photos are pictures of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house and members. A number of photos also show many early traditions at Oregon Agricultural College, including the rook bonfire and rook-sophomore tug-of-war at the millrace. All of the items in the collection are photographic or postcard prints.

These images were made several years before Smith attended OAC; he may have acquired them through his connection with Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Clifford L. Smith Photograph Collection (P 037), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Photographs, 1916-1919Return to Top

Series I consists of photographs of student life at Oregon Agricultural College. Some images are of waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
P037:01: Agriculture classroom
circa 1918
1
P037:02: Tug of War, Junior Weekend
1919
1
P037:03: Rooks go through millrace; tug-of-war
2 prints
1919
1
P037:05-P037:06: Campus Entrance
circa 1918
1
P037:07: Lambda Chi Alpha House; Winter
circa 1918
1
P037:08: Kidder Hall Construction
1918
1
P037:09: Lambda Chi Alpha house
circa 1918
1
P037:10: Lambda Chi Alpha members on steps of house
1918
1
P037:11-P037:12: Guarding the Lady of the Fountain
circa 1918
1
P037:13: Latourell Falls, Columbia River Highway
circa 1918
1
P037:14: Oneonta Gorge from Columbia River Highway
circa 1918
1
P037:15: Luncheon at Oneonta Gorge Columbia Highway
circa 1918
1
P037:16: Multnomah Falls, Columbia Highway
circa 1918
1
P037:17: Initiation of 1922 Vigilance Committee
1919
1
P037:19: Tug of war; Loyal Sophomores
circa 1918
1
P037:20: Rook team; tug of war
Hiatt, Rose, Webster, Daigh, Grayton, and Perry.
circa 1918
1
P037:20A: Annual rook sophomore tug of war
2 prints
circa 1918
1
P037:20B: Rook sophomore tug of war
2 prints
Sophomores in the millrace.
circa 1918
1
P037:21: Burning the green caps; class of 1920
2 prints
circa 1917
1
P037:22: Green cap crematory
circa 1918
1
P037:23-P037:24: Rook bonfire
circa 1918
1
P037:25: Some of OAC students
1916
1
P037:26: Company B, First Battalion, ROTC cadets
1916
1
P037:27: Lambda Chi Alpha Installation
circa 1918
1
P037:28: Orson Strahn
circa 1918
1
P037:29: Umatilla Club at the time it became Lambda Chi Alpha
circa 1918
1
P037:30: Lambda Chi Alpha House party
circa 1918

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lambda Chi Alpha.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints.