Adolph Ziefle Photograph Collection, circa 1890 - circa 1945  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Ziefle, Adolph, 1882-
Adolph Ziefle Photograph Collection
circa 1890 - circa 1945 (inclusive)
circa 1910s-1920s (bulk)
0.05 cubic foot, including 72 photographs, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
P 076
The Adolph Ziefle Photograph Collection consists of images documenting the life of Ziefle as well as images pertaining specifically to the School of Pharmacy at Oregon Agricultural College. Adolph Ziefle was the Dean of the School of Pharmacy from 1914 until his retirement in 1945.
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

Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Adolph Ziefle, was born August 19, 1882 at Fosters Station near Ann Arbor Michigan. From the University of Michigan he received the degree of Pharmaceutical Chemist in 1904 and an M.S. degree in 1909. In 1907, Ziefle was appointed to the position of drug chemist for the Kansas State Board of Health as well as professor of pharmacy at the University of Kansas. He remained in that position until 1909 when he was appointed the head of the School of Pharmacy at North Dakota State College.

In 1914, Adolph Ziefle came to Oregon Agricultural College as head of the pharmacy department which under his guidance became the School of Pharmacy in 1917, receiving a Class A rating from the American Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties. In addition to writing a book titled History of Pharmacy in Oregon, Ziefle is responsible for drawing the plans for the pharmacy building on campus which was known for being very well planned and equipped. After receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1929, Ziefle continued to develop and advance pharmacy education and remained the Dean of the School of Pharmacy until his retirement in 1945.

Ziefle was married to Crescence Fehr in 1911 and had no children. He died on October 12, 1963.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Adolph Ziefle Photograph Collection consists of images assembled and made by Ziefle, primarily during his early years as the Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). Other images depict the North Dakota State College campus in the early 1910s, where Ziefle was head of the School of Pharmacy until his move to OAC.

Included in the collection are a number of photographs depicting various streams, bridges, and natural scenes as well as images pertaining to the School of Pharmacy, particularly of the 1919 and 1920 graduating class. Other images related to the School of Pharmacy depict the pharmacy building and Ziefle himself working in the laboratory. The collection also includes portraits of Ziefle and family photographs.

The collection includes professional photographs as well as snapshots. One of the portrait photographs was made by Ball Studio in Corvallis. Formats include 58 photographic prints, 12 nitrate negatives, and 2 glass negatives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Adolph Ziefle Photograph Collection (P 076), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Photographs, circa 1890 - circa 1945Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
P076:01: Ziefle family
2 5x7 glass copy negatives
This family portrait includes mother and father, one girl and 3 boys. It is probably Ziefle's family. These images are copy negatives of a family portrait print.
circa 1890
P076:02-P076:13: North Dakota State College
Includes images of campus buildings and grounds and one image of a track event.
circa 1910
P076:13: Woman riding bicycle on Oak Creek Bridge
P076:14: House on Jackson street with woman standing on porch
P076:15: Woman sitting on porch "reading Dolph's letter"
P076:16: Pharmacy building
circa 1930
P076:17-P076:19: Snow scenes on Oregon Agricultural College campus
Includes Benton Hall.
circa 1920
P076:20: Willie Fehr
Studio portrait photograph of Fehr holding a football. Photograph taken by a photographer in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and labeled "St. Cloud Normal, '96". Willie Fehr may have been Adolph Ziefle's wife's brother.
P076:21-P076:32: Scenes of rivers, streams, and bridges
Prints and nitrate negatives are available for some images and only nitrate negatives for others. Several of the images include people (perhaps children?).
1, 3
print and nitrate negative
nitrate negatives
1, 3
prints and nitrate negatives
P076:33: Ziefle in laboratory with test tube
P076:34: Ziefle with microscope
4 postcard prints
P076:35: Composite of pharmacy graduates
Individuals in this composite photo include Laura Zeigler, Dr. J.W. Barcroft, James O. Foley, Katherine Waite, L.E. Scott, H.B. McWilliams, President W.J. Kerr, Dean Adolph Ziefle, Harold Stevenson, Guy A. Staiger, Paul Robinson, John Gillmore, Erwin P. Stone, Paul W. Jewell, and Clyde D. Horner.
P076:36: Composite of pharmacy graduates with faculty
Individuals pictured: F.A. Gilfillan, H.B. McWilliams, A.E. Douglas, M.O. Rawson, President W.J. Kerr, Dean Ziefle, M.C. Kaegl, W.W Gordon, P.W. Jewell, W.K. Belt, L. Resing, M.J. Root, B.A. Straw, D.E. Rackleff, E.E. Grubbe, O.L. Ireland, L.C. Kramien, M.A. Thomas, F. Fish, C.F. Cathey, M.V. Holmes, V.H. Haller, W.W. Parsons, V.L. Staats, O.M. Lemmon, E.T. Moon, L.C. Wright, J.A. Pargell, C.O. Hatfield, S.A. Thompson, E.A. Graham, and G. Staiger.
circa 1920
P076:37: Ziefle standing between two women
P076:38: Ziefle in laboratory
P076:39: Ziefle outdoors in winter
Probably not at Oregon Agricultural College.
P076:40-P076:42: Ziefle posing in his laboratory
Self portraits made by Ziefle that he sent to his wife, Crescence Fehr, with notes to her on the back.
circa 1910
P076:43-P076:54: Portrait photographs of Ziefle
Several of the portraits were made by a photographer in Ann Arbor, Michigan; one of thie images was made by Ball Studio in Corvallis. There is no image numbered P076:47.
circa 1900 - circa 1945
P076:55: Ziefle in laboratory with two unidentified men
circa 1910
P076:56-P076:57: Group posing on the steps of a building
Ziefle pictured front row right.
circa 1940

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Pharmacists--Oregon.
  • Pharmacy colleges--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Personal Names :
  • Ziefle, Adolph, 1882-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College. Department of Pharmacy.
  • Oregon Agricultural College. School of Pharmacy.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Glass negatives.
  • Nitrate negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Ball Studio. (photographer)