Oregon Normal School and Oregon College of Education scrapbook, 1938-1943  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Oregon College of Education
Oregon Normal School and Oregon College of Education scrapbook
1938-1943 (inclusive)
1 scrapbook, (1 box) ; Unbound scrapbook size 16" x 11.5" x 3.5".
Collection Number
MSS 38
Scrapbook of student life at Oregon Normal School and Oregon College of Education.
Western Oregon University Archives
Hamersly Library
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR
Telephone: 503-838-8419
Fax: 503-838-8399
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Scrapbook of student life during the years immediately before and following the school's name and mission change from Oregon Normal School to Oregon College of Education. The creator of the scrapbook is unknown. Scrapbook also recorded as S-15 in an earlier registry.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains one scrapbook related to student life and events at Oregon Normal School and Oregon College of Education. The unbound scrapbook is 16 x 11.50 x 3.5 inches with the caption "Scrapbook, 1938-1943" on the cover. The scrapbook contains numerous topics and formats, including photographs, newspaper clippings, posters, flyers, dance cards, programs, and correspondence. Newspaper clippings relate to the school name change in 1939, men’s athletics (basketball, football, tennis), and events hosted at the college. Printed photographs are intermixed in the scrapbook and include the Administration Building, President Ackerman, men’s athletics (basketball, football, and baseball teams), Christmas Cantana pageant, training school pageants, Todd Hall Dormitory interiors with female students, and singer Percy Grainger. Student clubs and groups represented in the scrapbook include: Crimson O Players, Associated Students of Oregon Normal School (ASONS), Girls League, Theta Delta Phi, Associated Students of Oregon College of Education (ASOCE), Dogpatch, Phi Beta Sigma, and Campfire Girls.

Other topics that range throughout the years of the scrapbook include: dance cards, handbooks (Hello!, 1940-1942, Lamron 1941-1942, ONS, OCE), Play Day, Parents Weekend, Vesper Service, C.J. Hambro, puppetry class, committees (Committee on Religious Guidance, Faculty Social Club Committee), conferences (Polk County Music Festival, Educational Conference, Conference on Elementary Education), associations (Western Oregon Supervisors Association, Association Childhood Education); programs, flyers, and schedules (football, men’s basketball, theater, music, recitals, concerts, commencement).

Other topics worth noting include one issue of the Monmouth Junior High newsletter Ink-Splasher and the OCE Alumni newsletter, Monmouth Training School and Independence Training School programs, Oregon Normal School Travel Studies in Geography and Geology, and school and fight songs with lyrics for basketball and cheers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Oregon Normal School and Oregon College of Education scrapbook, MSS 38, Western Oregon University Archives

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Monmouth
  • College sports--Oregon--Archives
  • College students--Oregon--Monmouth
  • Students--Social life and customs
  • Women college students
  • Personal Names :
  • Oregon College of Education--Archives
  • Oregon Normal School--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon College of Education
  • Oregon Normal School
  • Geographical Names :
  • Monmouth (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks