Phillip Parcher Photograph Album, 1915  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Parcher, Phillip.
Phillip Parcher Photograph Album
1915 (inclusive)
0.01 cubic foot, including 19 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 143
The Philip Parcher Photograph Album consists of duplicate prints of photographs taken by Parcher during the summer of 1915, while he was attending Oregon Agricultural College Summer Session. The images depict campus buildings and views and other local scenes. Parcher earned a degree in Industrial Arts from Oregon Agricultural College in 1919.
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
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Phillip Parcher attended Oregon Agricultural College 1915-1919 and graduated with a degree in Industrial Arts in 1919. He was born on February 26, 1895. According to the 1925 alumni directory, Parcher was a teacher at Benson Polytechnic in Portland, Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Phillip Parcher Photograph Album consists exclusively of duplicate 8x10 inch prints of photographs made by Parcher during the summer of 1915, while he was attending Oregon Agricultural College Summer Session. The photographs depict campus buildings and views and other local scenes. Of special note are images of a monkey puzzle tree near Benton Hall, the Willamette River near Corvallis, and the Liberty Bell en route through Oregon. In 1915, the Liberty Bell was shipped on a flat rail car from Philadelphia to San Francisco for exhibition at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. En route the train made a short stop at Junction City, where the photographs in this collection were taken.

According to the description included in the album, the photographs were made with an Eastman View Camera on 5x7 glass plates. The glass negatives were no longer extant as of 1974. The prints in the album were reproduced from the original 5x7 prints, which are not part of this collection. The 8x10 prints were likely made in the early 1970s, shortly before they were received by the Oregon State University Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Phillip Parcher Photograph Album (P 143), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Photographs, 1915Return to Top

Series I consists of photographs of buildings at Oregon Agricultural College as well as two photographs of the Liberty Bell.

Container(s) Description Dates
P143:01: Road to Benton Hall
P143:02: Monkey puzzle tree in front of Benton Hall
P143:03: Benton Hall
P143:04: Agriculture Hall
P143:05: Dairy Building
Later Social Science Hall; now Gilkey Hall.
P143:06: Home Economics Building
Now Milam Hall.
P143:07: Batcheller Hall
P143:08: Waldo Hall
P143:09: Apperson Hall
Now Kearney Hall.
P143:10: Science Hall
Later Education Hall; now Furman Hall.
P143:11: Fairbanks Hall
View from the west with agricultural field in foreground.
P143:12: Pasture with Fairbanks Hall in background
P143:13: Production Technology
Now Merryfield Hall; ivy-covered wall.
P143:14: Student group in front of Waldo Hall
P143:15: Unidentified business
Sign advertising "ice cold drinks"; bicycle on porch.
P143:16: Willamette River
P143:17: Willamette River south of Corvallis
The Willamette River at Corvallis, Oregon, showing a ferry in the foreground and the recently constructed Van Buren Street Bridge in the distance.
P143:18-P143:19: Liberty Bell
While en route from Philadelphia to San Francisco for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, the Liberty Bell was placed on display in Junction City, Oregon. One of the images is available online.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Willamette River (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographic prints.