Willetta Moore, from Eugene, Oregon, attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1913 until 1916, when she earned a BS degree in home economics. After working for the Eugene School Board, she was an instructor in foods and nutrition at Iowa State College and earned an MS degree in foods and nutrition from Iowa State in 1925. Moore returned to Oregon and served as an instructor in foods and nutrition from 1925 to 1932 and again in the mid-1940s. Moore married John E. Smith in 1932; she died in Corvallis in 1977.
The Willetta Moore Photograph Album consists of images assembled by Moore during her student years at Oregon Agricultural College in 1913-1916. The album includes snapshots and several photographic postcards; a few of the images have captions and dates. The images reflect her social activities with other students and include many interior views of Waldo Hall, where she resided, and campus views from Waldo Hall. Of special note are images of outdoor pageants and processions; outings, cookouts, and picnics, including an excursion to Newport; canoeing; Junior Flunk Day; women playing tennis; a July Fourth parade float; and graduates at commencement activities. The album includes many images of women students, including one of a group of women wearing bandages on their upper arms apparently after receiving vaccinations with the caption "preparedness".
This collection also includes a book co-authored by Moore, Food Purchasing for the Home by Ruetta Day Blinks (Iowa State College) and Moore published by J.B. Lippincott in 1930 as one of Lippincott's Home Manuals.
Willetta Moore Photograph Album (P 269), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.