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John H. Gallagher, Sr., Collection, 1951-1973

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gallagher, John H. (John Hubert), 1875-1961
Title
John H. Gallagher, Sr., Collection
Dates
1951-1973 (inclusive)
1951-1956 (bulk)
Quantity
0.4 cubic feet
Collection Number
Consult repository.
Summary
The Gallagher Collection consists predominantly of engineering site reports for former military sites in Oregon (Camp Adair, Camp White, and McNary Field).
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

John Hubert Gallagher, Sr., was born 8 August 1875 in Carlton (Yamhill County), Oregon. He entered Oregon Agricultural College in 1895, but interrupted his education in May 1898 to enlist with the 2nd Oregon U.S. Volunteers and fight in the Philippines during the Spanish American War. Gallagher re-entered OAC in the Fall of 1899 and graduated in engineering in 1900.

Gallagher was the first secretary of the Alumni Association; served on the Board of Directors for many years; and was founder and executive secretary of the Golden Jubilee Association. He was active in the business and civic life of Corvallis; organized and managed the Corvallis Sand and Gravel Company; and was a consulting engineer for many Portland buildings and the Bonneville Dam. Gallagher died 16 May 1961 in Corvallis.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of photographs of Camp Adair; engineering reports (with photographs) about Camp Adair, Camp White (Medford, Oregon), the Corvallis Airport, and McNary Field (Salem, Oregon); and property appraisals of two Corvallis Sand and Gravel Company sites.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

John H. Gallagher, Sr. Collection, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Photographs of Camp Adair, 1956Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

apx 16x20 in.

Series II:  Reports, 1951-1956Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Camp Adair - Utilization for New Animal Disease Laboratory
apx 16x20 in.
1956
Box
2
Clippings and correspondence
2
Camp Adair - Reactivation by Veterans Administration
1951
1
Camp Adair - Facilities for Reactivation
apx 16x20 in.
1951
1
Camp White (Medford, Oregon) - Facilities for Reactivation
apx 16x20 in.
1951
1
Corvallis Airport
apx 16x20 in.
1951
1
McNary Field (Salem, Oregon)
apx 16x20 in.
1951

Series III:  Property Appraisals, ca. 1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2