Harriet Moore Photograph Collection, 1890-1962  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Moore, Harriet L. Forest.
Title
Harriet Moore Photograph Collection
Dates
1890-1962 (inclusive)
1910-1924 (bulk)
Quantity
0.1 cubic foot, including 66 photographs, (2 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
Collection Number
P 150
Summary
The Harriet Moore Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Moore documenting Oregon State students, faculty, and campus scenes. Harriet Moore was Oregon State University's first archivist, a position she held from 1961 to 1966, and an avid local historian.
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

Harriet Moore was Oregon State University's first archivist, a position she held from 1961 to 1966, and an avid local historian. One of the largest photograph collections held by the Special Collections & Archives Research Center is named Harriet's Collection in her honor.

Harriet Forest Moore trained as a physical therapist at Reed College and worked as a physical therapist in the U.S. Army Reconstruction Aid Program before enrolling at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in 1920. She completed B.S. (1922) and M.S. (1924) degrees in vocational education at OAC. In 1955, Moore became a Library Assistant in the Oregon State College Library. Her attention to detail and experience with local history research led to her appointment as Archivist in 1961. After her retirement in 1966, she worked part-time on special projects in the Archives until 1970. Moore received awards from the Oregon Historical Society and the Benton County History Society and Museum for her work to promote local history. Harriet Moore died in 1992.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Harriet Moore Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Moore documenting Oregon State students, faculty, and campus scenes. The collection includes images of sorority and fraternity members and events; football games and players; women's physical education instructors; and campus buildings and scenes. Of special note are two photographs of the motion picture filming of a pageant on campus in the mid 1910s; flooding on lower campus; and an interior view of the Gymnasium (now Valley Gymnastics Center) showing a balcony. A studio portrait of the 1909 CPS (perhaps Corvallis Public School) basketball team is part of the collection.

Several of the photographs were given to Moore by colleagues and friends including Lena B. Tartar, Peggy Walker Allworth, and Beulah Gilkey.

Photographers include Ball Studio and Howells Studio.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Harriet Moore Photograph Collection (P 150), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Photographs, 1890-1962Return to Top

Series I consists of photographs assembled by Harriet Moore depicting Oregon Agricultural College students, faculty, and campus scenes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
P150:01: Sigma Alpha Epsilon house
circa 1940
1
P150:02: Sigma Alpha Epsilon mascot, dog "Mac"
1934
1
P150:03: Ellsworth Erwin
Campus mail carrier for many years; photograph from Lena B. Tartar.
1927
1
P150:04: Armed Service Training Unit Flag Ceremony
Band in foreground; Pharmacy building in background.
January 1944
P150:05-P150:09: Women's physical education instructors
Portrait photographs published in the 1926 Beaver yearbook, page 204.
circa 1924
Box
1
P150:05: Nettie Sturges
1
P150:06: Ruth Thayer
1
P150:07: Doris Thorneley
1
P150:08: Lois Rankin
1
P150:09: Edna Agnes Cocks - Head
Head of women's physical education.
Box
1
P150:10: Katherine Seay - Y.W.C.A. Secretary
Portrait photograph published in the 1926 Beaver yearbook, page 236.
circa 1924
1
P150:11: Lambda Chi Alpha party
1919
1
P150:12-P150:13: Alpha Chi Omega members
Composite of individual portraits of sorority members.
1918-1919
1
P150:14: Alpha Tau Omega fraternity
Group photograph of fraternity members.
1920
1
P150:15-P150:22: Women students
Snapshots of individuals and groups; removed from an album assembled by Peggy Walker Allworth.
circa 1916
1
P150:23: Alpha Chi Omega, Chi Chapter
Composite of individual portrait photographs of sorority members.
circa 1916
1
P150:24: Dooley - unidentified man
Portrait photograph.
circa 1915
1
P150:25: Victor Moses
3 prints
Holding a trumpet; portrait photograph that may have been taken by Sydney Trask (Moses' brother-in-law).
circa 1890
P150:26-P150:39: Football
circa 1914-1916
Box
1
P150:26: Football rooters on field
Waldo and Langton Halls in background
circa 1916
1
P150:27: Rooters parading to the game
Waldo Hall in background.
circa 1916
1
P150:28: Rooters in the stands
circa 1914
1
P150:29: Rooters in the stands with yell leader Chapman
circa 1914
1
P150:30: Rooters on Bell Field
Waldo and Langton Halls in background
circa 1916
1
P150:31: Rooters on Bell Field
Heating plant and smokestacks in background.
circa 1916
1
P150:32: Rooters on field
On Multnomah Field in Portland?
circa 1914
1
P150:33: OAC rooters at University of Oregon game
OAC vs University of Oregon (civil war) on November 21, 1914; score 3-3.
1914
1
P150:34: Rooters in the stands
circa 1916
1
P150:35: Game scene
OAC vs University of Oregon (civil war) on November 21, 1914.
1914
1
P150:36: Football player -- Butts
1916
1
P150:37: Two football players
circa 1916
1
P150:38: Varsity squad -- football team
circa 1916
1
P150:39: Football team
Waldo and Langton Halls in the background.
circa 1916
Box
1
P150:40-P150:41: Pageant
Film maker with motion picture film camera.
circa 1916
1
P150:42: Football players
Studio portrait photograph of football players "Butts" Reardon, "Darkhorse" Newman, and Lee Bissett wearing their letter sweaters.
circa 1916
1
P150:43: Class Reunion
Class of 1912 50th reunion on steps of Memorial Union.
circa 1962
1
P150:44: Two women with "Lady of the Fountain" statue
circa 1914
1
P150:45: Unidentified woman
Graduation portrait photograph in cap and gown; photograph by Howells Studio.
circa 1930
2
P150:46: Mechanical Hall
Later named Apperson Hall; now Kearney Hall.
circa 1910
2
P150:47: CPS Basketball Team
Studio portrait; includes Fred Cate (coach?), George Musgrave, Harry Sprague, Ralph Legley, Alex Hayes, Clyde Starr, and Ralph Morgan. Perhaps Corvallis Public School team.
1909
1
P150:48: Football game, University of Oregon vs. Oregon Agricultural College
In Corvallis.
circa 1914
1
P150:49: Football game at Bell Field
circa 1914
1
P150:50: Spectators at football game
circa 1914
1
P150:51: Group of men and women on a picnic
This photograph was from the estate of Helen Gilkey and was given to Harriet Moore by Helen's sister, Beulah Gilkey.
circa 1900
1
P150:52: Covell House
First nursery school.
circa 1920
1
P150:53: Legislators visiting Oregon Agricultural College
Legislators ("notables"), standing at the corner of 9th and Madison, were visiting campus on May 5, 1921.
1921
1
P150:54: Women's physical education class
Print affixed to album or scrapbook page.
circa 1912
1
P150:55: American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Convention attendees
Group photo of attendees in front of the Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall). Attendees include Charles D. Byrne, Wallace L. Kadderly, Frank L. Ballard, Fred Shideler, Edwin T. Reed, John C. Burtner, and others from Oregon State. Photograph by Howells Studio.
1931
1
P150:57: Mabel Black
Portrait image; Black was a member of the Class of 1922.
circa 1922
1
P150:58a: View of Cauthorn Hall
4x5 copy negative and duplicate print
Photograph probably made from north wing of Agriculture Hall looking to the west.
circa 1910
1
P150:58b: Flooding on lower campus
View to west of flooding on lower campus with a canoe on the water; print affixed to album page.
circa 1920
1
P150:59: The Fusser's Bench
On lower campus; print affixed to album page.
circa 1920
1
P150:60: Snow on campus
Snapshot affixed to album page.
circa 1915
1
P150:61: The "Main Drag"
Walkway on lower campus; print affixed to album page.
circa 1920
1
P150:62: Cadets on Multnomah Field at Portland Rose Festival
postcard print
circa 1915
1
P150:63: Junior Prom
Interior of gymnasium with balcony (now Valley Gymnastics Center); photograph by Ball Studio.
1912

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Football players--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Football--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Physical education for women--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Women--Education (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Football.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Film negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Ball Studio. (photographer)
    • Howell's Studio. (creator)