Jay William Blair Photographic Collection, circa 1939-1942  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Blair, Jay William
Jay William Blair Photographic Collection
circa 1939-1942 (inclusive)
0.1 cubic foot, including 58 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 234
The Jay William Blair Photographic Collection documents the Oregon State College campus and student activities. Blair attended OSC from 1939 to 1942 and graduated in 1942.
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.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Jay W. Blair of Los Angeles, California, attended Oregon State College from 1939 to 1942 and graduated in 1942 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He was president of Hawley Hall, where he resided, and was a member of the Independent Student Council. After graduation he relocated to Salem, Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists primarily of photographic negatives made by Jay W. Blair documenting campus buildings and grounds and student activities during Blair's years at Oregon State College. The collection includes images of Blair and other students; panoramic views of campus and of a military review; and views of campus buildings, construction of the homecoming bonfire, the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house, damage to campus trees by the 1941 ice storm, and the Mary's River dam.

All photographs are 2.75 x 4.5 negatives unless otherwise indicated.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Jay William Blair Photographic Collection (P 234), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
1 P234:01: East side of Administration Building (Benton Hall) with mature trees
1 P234:02: South side of Administration Building (Benton Hall)
1 P234:03: Panoramic view of the Memorial Union and quad
1 P234:04-P234:05: Women's Building
1 P234:06: East side of Waldo Hall showing circular flower bed
1 P234:07: North side of Chemistry Hall (Gilbert Hall) with parked automobiles
1 P234:08: Library (Kidder Hall)
1 P234:09: West side of Education Hall
1 P234:10: Weatherford Hall entrance
1 P234:11: Weatherford Hall tower
1 P234:12: Jay Blair? on lawn southwest of Weatherford Hall
1 P234:13-P234:16: Construction and aftermath of Homecoming bonfire near Weatherford Hall
1 P234:17: Lower campus gate
1 P234:18: Lower campus path
1 P234:19: East side of Education Hall
1 P234:20: Campus panoramic view including the Memorial Union and the Forestry Building (Moreland Hall) taken east from Weatherford Hall
1 P234:21: Panoramic view of the Memorial Union taken northeast from Weatherford Hall

b/w print and negative
1 P234:22: Panoramic view of Bell Field, Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse), and Heating Plant taken southeast from Weatherford Hall

two b/w prints and negative
1 P234:23: Decorative urn fringed with icicles during the 1941 ice storm
1 P234:24-P234:26: Campus views of tree damage during the 1941 ice storm
1 P234:27: Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house
1 P234:28-P234:34: Military review on intramural fields near tennis courts
1 P234:35: Jay Blair's dorm room?
1 P234:36: Sadie Hawkins dance?
1 P234:37: Two faculty members posed in academic regalia outdoors
1 P234:38: Jay Blair studying
1 P234:39-P234:42: Jay Blair, dog and friend during a country outing in Corvallis?
1 P234:43: Jay Blair in front of a California home?
1 P234:44: Man on a slide
1 P234:45: Jay Blair and friends on a country road near Corvallis?
1 P234:46: Swan swimming on a river
1 P234:47: Deer grazing
1 P234:48: Sheep in pasture
1 P234:49-P234:50: Turkeys?
1 P234:51: Panoramic view of unidentified town
1 P234:52: Waterfall
1 P234:53-P234:54: Mary's River dam
1 P234:55: Unidentified structure -- dam spillway?

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State College--Buildings
  • Oregon State College--Students
  • Geographical Names :
  • Marys River (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Film negatives
  • Photographic prints