James G. Arbuthnot Photograph Collection, 1909-1915  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Arbuthnot, James G. (James George), 1883-1964.
Title
James G. Arbuthnot Photograph Collection
Dates
1909-1915 (inclusive)
circa 1910 (bulk)
Quantity
0.15 cubic foot, including 318 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 191
Summary
The James G. Arbuthnot Photograph Collection contains images produced or collected by Arbuthnot during his time at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). These images document Arbuthnot's life and activities in and near Corvallis as well as OAC's athletic teams and sporting events. Arbuthnot was Athletic Director from 1906 to 1918 and the coach of the OAC wrestling team in 1911-1917 and 1920.
Repository
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
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

James George Arbuthnot was born on December 31, 1883 in Nebraska. He came to Oregon Agricultural College in 1906 to serve as Athletic Director, a post he held until 1918. During this time, Arbuthnot was also the coach of the OAC wrestling team (1911-1917, 1920). Although Arbuthnot had only wrestled for exhibitions and had never participated in a meet, the team, under his guidance, held a 10-3-3 record and achieved five conference titles. Throughout the program's history, the Oregon State wrestling team has been conference champions 49 times.

From 1921-1929, Arbuthnot was head coach of the University of Washington wrestling team. For ten of the twelve years between 1919 and 1930, he was also the tennis coach.

James Arbuthnot married Harriet Carrie on December 28, 1912. He died December 2, 1964 in Placer, California.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The James G. Arbuthnot Photograph Collection contains images that document two main subjects: Arbuthnot's personal activities and athletics at Oregon Agricultural College. The majority of the images appear to have been produced around 1910-during Arbuthnot's time as the Athletic Director of the College. The collection contains many views of mountain landscapes, forests, rivers, and the Oregon coast. The photographs depict Arbuthnot and other individuals hiking and exploring, diving into and swimming in the Marys River, taking canoeing and boating trips on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, visiting Marys River Dam, setting off on hunting trips, posing with fish and game (living and dead), discovering ship wreckage on the coast, and climbing on "Jump Off Joe" near Yaquina Bay. A large number of the images show Arbuthnot's dog, who accompanied him on many of his trips and appears in many photographs with the wrestling team.

The collection also includes images taken in Corvallis and on the OAC campus. These photographs depict a number of athletic teams including football, baseball, basketball, track and field, and wrestling participating in practices, games, and competitions. Some of these photographs are included in the Orange yearbook. Individual players are also pictured. There are a number of images of cadet companies participating in military drills on Inspection Day as well as views of the college gymnasium-which would later become Mitchell Playhouse. The majority of images in this collection are postcard prints. Several of the images are available online in the Best of the Archives and Oregon State Baseball digital collections. Links to digitized images are available from the detailed image descriptions.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

James G. Arbuthnot Photograph Collection (P 191), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Photographs, 1909-1915Return to Top

318 photographs

Series I consists of photographs produced and collected by Arbuthnot during his time as the Athletic Director and wrestling coach at Oregon Agricultural College. The images depict athletic teams and athletes as well as scenic views of Oregon, particularly of the coast and forests and rivers near Corvallis.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
P191:001: OAC wrestling team
1910
1
P191:002: Wrestlers spell out "OAC"
1910
1
P191:003: Forest scene
circa 1910
1
P191:004: Mountain range
circa 1910
1
P191:005: Forest scene
circa 1910
1
P191:006: Shepard Hall
circa 1910
1
P191:007: Waldo Hall
circa 1910
1
P191:008: Gymnasium (later Mitchell Playhouse)
circa 1910
1
P191:009: Field
circa 1910
1
P191:010: Military drill, lower campus
circa 1910
1
P191:011: Girl and Arbuthnot's dog, likely a member of Arbuthnot's family
These two are also pictured in P004:029.
circa 1910
1 1910
1
P191:013: Baseball game, catch at first base
circa 1910
1
P191:014-P191:016: Marys River canoe trip
circa 1910
1
P191:017: Marys River
circa 1910
1
P191:018: Military drill, lower campus
circa 1910
1
P191:019: Family cat and Arbuthnot's dog
circa 1910
1
P191:020: Benton Hall (Administration building)
circa 1910
1
P191:021: OAC vs. Occidental football game in Los Angeles, California (1914 Orange pg. 178)
November 28, 1912
1
P191:022: Interior of McAlexander field house (armory)
circa 1911
1
P191:023: Autos outside Benton Hall
circa 1910
1
P191:024: Exterior of McAlexander field house (armory)
circa 1911
1
P191:025: Baseball Game
circa 1910
1
P191:026-P191:027: Military review, lower campus
circa 1910
1
P191:028: Mrs. Esquerre, John, and Tom
circa 1910
1
P191:029: Girl and Arbuthnot's dog, likely a member of Arbuthnot's family
These two are also pictured in P004:011.
circa 1910
1
P191:030: Lounging on top of Marys Peak
circa 1910
1
P191:031: Mountain top
circa 1910
1
P191:032: Military review, Waldo and Education Halls in background
circa 1910
1
P191:033: Canoe trip in Marys River, Arbuthnot's dog included
circa 1910
1
P191:034: Corvallis flouring mill
circa 1910
1
P191:035: Canoe trip
circa 1910
1 circa 1910
1
P191:037: Arbuthnot and his dog with the day's catch of fish
circa 1910
1
P191:038: Man in a suit
circa 1910
1
P191:039: Military drill, lower campus
circa 1910
1
P191:040: Military band under review
May 7, 1910
1
P191:041: Olsen in pole vault, class track meet
May 1910
1
P191:042-P004:043: Military inspection
May 7, 1910
1
P191:044: Two students standing in front of a building (1912 Orange pg. 178)
These students are also pictured in P191:067.
circa 1910
1
P191:045: Military inspection
May 7, 1910
1
P191:046: Military inspection
May 7, 1910
1
P191:047-P191:048: Military company competition drill, looking east toward the downtown Corvallis area
May 7, 1910
1
P191:049: Military inspection, Company I
May 7, 1910
1
P191:050: Military inspection, Company H
May 7, 1910
1
P191:051: Military inspection, Company B
May 7, 1910
1
P191:052: Finish of 100 yard dash, class track meet
May 8, 1910
1
P191:053: Runners competing in quarter mile run, class track meet
May 8, 1910
1
P191:054: Corvallis Public School building
circa 1910
1
P191:055-P191:056: 2nd and Madison in Corvallis, preparing to pave street
circa 1910
1
P191:057: 440 yard dash, OAC vs. WSC track meet
May 28, 1910
1
P191:058: 220 yard dash, OAC vs. WSC track meet
May 28, 1910
1 May 20, 1910
1
P191:060: Cooil finishing the mile run, OAC vs. WSC track meet
May 18, 1910
1
P191:061: 1910 OAC Track team
1
P191:062: 1910 WSC track team at OAC
1
P191:063-P191:064: Diving into Marys River
circa 1910
1
P191:065-P191:066: Marys River Dam
circa 1910
1
P191:067: Two students in sweaters
These students are also pictured in P191:044.
circa 1910
1
P191:068-P191:069: Lower campus, Benton and Education Halls visible
circa 1910
1
P191:070: Picnicking with automobile
circa 1910
1
P191:071: Two children with Arbuthnot's dog, likely members of Arbuthnot's family
circa 1910
1
P191:072: Automobiles and horse-drawn carriages south of Waldo Hall
circa 1910
1
P191:073: Three children playing, likely members of Arbuthnot's family
circa 1910
1
P191:074: Three unidentifiable men
These men are also pictured in P191:077.
circa 1910
1 circa 1910
1
1
P191:077: Three unidentifiable men
These men are also pictured in P191:074.
circa 1910
1
P191:078: Woman and child, likely members of Arbuthnot's family
circa 1910
1
P191:079: Boys putting on shoes on a dock at Marys River
circa 1910
1
P191:080: Baseball game, player sliding into second
1910
1
P191:081: Baseball game, player sliding into second
Photograph taken from behind second base.
circa 1910
1
P191:082: "O" on Skinner's Butte, Eugene, Oregon
circa 1910
1
P191:083: Track meet, hurdling event
Photograph taken from the stands.
circa 1910
1
P191:084: Track meet, hurdling event
Photograph taken from the sideline.
circa 1910
1
P191:085: Spectators in the grandstands
circa 1910
1
P191:086: Spectators in stands
circa 1910
1 circa 1910
1
P191:088: Waterfall over a river
circa 1910
1
P191:089-P191:090: Truss bridge on river
circa 1910
1
P191:091: Sailing through a lock, passenger perspective
circa 1910
1
P191:092: Ships at a dock in Portland
circa 1910
1
P191:093: Two hikers in woods
circa 1910
1
P191:094: New growth in previously burned forest
circa 1910
1
P191:095: Arbuthnot and his dog in a forest cabin
circa 1910
1
P191:096: Wrestler
circa 1910
1
P191:097: Adventurers climbing on "Jump off Joe" in Newport, Oregon
circa 1910
1
P191:098: Forestry Building of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, Washington
Postcard print of P191:311.
circa 1910
1
P191:099-P191:100: Arbuthnot and his dog
circa 1910
1
P191:101: Hiker in forest
circa 1910
1
P191:102: Diving into Marys River
circa 1910
1
P191:103: Black dog in a snowy forest
circa 1910
1
P191:104: Arbuthnot in Knights of Columbus uniform
circa 1910
1
P191:105: Portrait of a Dog, titled "The Admiral"
1910
1
P191:106: Arbuthnot displaying a dead buzzard
circa 1910
1
P191:107: Arbuthnot, his dog, and another man in a canoe
circa 1910
1
P191:108: Lumber Mill, Corvallis
circa 1910
1
P191:109: Arbuthnot displaying game stork
circa 1910
1
P191:110: Man displaying dead bird, river in background
circa 1910
1
P191:111: Mill on a river
Photograph taken from on the river.
circa 1910
1
P191:112: Waterfall into river
Photograph taken from on the river.
circa 1910
1
P191:113: Arbuthnot holding onto a stork
circa 1910
1
P191:114: Arbuthnot dressing game
circa 1910
1
P191:115-P191:116: Railroad bridges viewed from the river
circa 1910
1
P191:117: Arbuthnot's canoeing companion displaying fish
circa 1910
1
P191:118: Arbuthnot displaying a buzzard
Photograph has been hand-colored.
circa 1910
1
P191:119: Arbuthnot and heron
circa 1910
1
P191:120: Arbuthnot and heron
Photograph has been hand-colored.
circa 1910
1
P191:121-P191:122: Truss bridges viewed from river
circa 1910
1
P191:123: Beach campsite
circa 1910
1
P191:124: Truss bridge, ocean in background, viewed from river
circa 1910
1
P191:125-P191:127: Steamboats on river
circa 1910
1
P191:128: Arbuthnot and his dog standing on ship wreckage
circa 1910
1
P191:129: Coastal defense gun
circa 1910
1
P191:130-P191:132: Oregon coast
Includes an image of Haystack rock.
circa 1910
1
P191:133: Arbuthnot's traveling companion posed next to a cannon in the forest
circa 1910
1
P191:134-P191:137: Oregon coast
circa 1910
1
P191:138: Arbuthnot or companion climbing on logs in a forest
1
P191:139: Driftwood removal
circa 1910
1
P191:140: US Lifesaving Service Station, Yaquina Bay
circa 1910
1
P191:141: Oregon coast
circa 1910
1
P191:142: Fir tree with crown gall disease
circa 1910
1
P191:143: Shipwreck on Oregon coast
circa 1910
1
P191:144: Three men and Arbuthnot's dog, ready for a hunting trip
1
P191:145: "Jump Off Joe" in Newport, OR, Yaquina Head Lighthouse in the distance
circa 1910
1
P191:146: Ocean scene, Oregon coast
circa 1910
1
P191:147: Unidentified image, possibly a close up of the lamp inside of Yaquina Head Lighthouse
circa 1910
1
P191:148-P191:149: Ocean and coast scenes, possibly taken from Yaquina Head
circa 1910
1
P191:150: Ship wreckage on the Oregon coast
circa 1910
1
P191:151: Arbuthnot and his dog lounging on the coast with four women
circa 1910
1
P191:152: Arbuthnot displaying crabs
circa 1910
1
P191:153: Four women in a boat
circa 1910
1
P191:154: Arbuthnot and company eating lunch on the grass
circa 1910
1
P191:156-P191:157: Coastal scenes
Images show individuals running in the shallows of the ocean and large rocks surrounded by tide pools.
circa 1910
1
P191:158: Cows in front of a barn
circa 1910
1
P191:159: Dairy Cow
circa 1910
1
P191:160: Two individuals rowing a boat, hills in the background
circa 1910
1
P191:161: Dairy cows grazing in field
circa 1910
1
P191:162: House in the forest
circa 1910
1
P191:163: Man fishing from a boat
circa 1910
1
P191:164: Houses and hills viewed from a river
circa 1910
1
P191:165: Arbuthnot's dog lying on the beach, Yaquina Bay US Life Saving Station sign in background
circa 1910
1
P191:166: Arbuthnot, his dog, and hunting companions
circa 1910
1
P191:167: Mountain scene
circa 1910
1
P191:168: Men posing with skinned deer carcass
circa 1910
1
P191:169: House in the woods, Arbuthnot's dog visible
circa 1910
1
P191:170: Three men and Arbuthnot's dog posing with deer carcass
circa 1910
1
P191:171: Arbuthnot and two companions posing with skinned deer carcass
circa 1910
1
P191:172: Three men posing with deer carcass
circa 1910
1
P191:173: Man in a forest
circa 1910
1
P191:174: Three men and Arbuthnot's dog posing with deer carcass
circa 1910
1
P191:175: Arbuthnot with deer carcass
circa 1910
1
P191:176: Group of men
Image does not show the men's faces and it is not clear what activity they are engaged in.
circa 1910
1
P191:177: Arbuthnot's dog and a little girl sitting on a large firewood pile, an older woman stands next to it
circa 1910
1
P191:178: Steamboat
circa 1910
1
P191:179: Dog sitting in a parlor
circa 1910
1
P191:180: Wrestler
circa 1910
1
P191:181: Man and black dog in a snowy forest
circa 1910
1
P191:182: Arbuthnot canoeing
circa 1910
1
P191:183: View of shoreline, probably off of the Columbia River
circa 1910
1
P191:184: Arbuthnot and friend in front of an automobile, mountain peak in background (possibly Mt. Hood)
circa 1910
1
P191:185: Arbuthnot in boxing gear
circa 1910
1
P191:186: Town surrounded by hills (possibly Toledo, OR)
circa 1910
1
P191:187: Town in a bay or on a river
circa 1910
1
P191:188: Car camping in the mountains, peak in background (possibly Mt. Hood)
circa 1910
1
P191:189: River view, probably of the Columbia
circa 1910
1
P191:190: Wrestler
circa 1910
1
P191:191: Oregon coast
circa 1910
1
P191:192: Woman with horses in front of a barn
A portion of a sign on the barn reads "Andrew Kelley."
circa 1910
1
P191:193: Arbuthnot sitting on a large roller, holding his dog
circa 1910
1
P191:194: Railroad bridge at Celilo Falls, Columbia River
circa 1910
1
P191:195: Man standing in deep snow
circa 1910
1
P191:196: Automobile on forest road
Driving through a snowbank.
circa 1915
1
P191:197-P191:198: Car camping campsite
Two women, a man, and a dog are pictured.
circa 1910
1
P191:199: Clock tower
circa 1910
1
P191:200: WSC hurdlers (1911 Orange pg. 205)
1909
1
P191:201: OAC track team (1911 Orange pg. 205)
1909
1
P191:202: Cadets in OAC formation
circa 1910
1
P191:203: Group of track athletes
circa 1910
1
P191:204: OAC hurdler
circa 1910
1
P191:205: Football player, John Oscar "Octy" Enberg punting
circa 1910
1
P191:206: Football player punting the ball at practice
circa 1910
1
P191:207: First football practice
circa 1910
1
P191:208-P191:213: Football practice
Images show football scrimmages and tackles.
circa 1910
1
P191:214: Scrimmage in U of O vs. OAC football game (1912 Orange pg. 160)
1910
1
P191:215: Goat wearing a cape annotated with football game scores and the words "Rub it into Oregon" (1912 Orange pg. 156)
circa 1910
1
P191:216: Serpentine between halves of U of O vs. OAC football game
1910
1
P191:217: OAC rooter section - U of O vs. OAC football game
November 1910
1
P191:218-P191:220: Woman and baby
circa 1910
1
P191:221: Freshmen gathering wood for bonfire
circa 1910
1
P191:222: Football game at Bell Field
circa 1910
1
P191:223: Football player punting the ball during a game or scrimmage
circa 1910
1
P191:224: Airborne football during game
circa 1910
1
P191:225: Football game, blocking during a punt
circa 1910
1
P191:226: Football game play
circa 1910
1
P191:227: Football game, tackling the ball carrier, chain crewman is visible
circa 1910
1
P191:228: Football game, immediately following the snap
circa 1910
1
P191:229: Football game, game play indistinguishable
circa 1910
1
P191:230: Football game play, chasing the ball carrier
circa 1910
1
P191:231: Football game, before the snap
circa 1910
1
P191:232: Football offensive line posed in pre-snap position
circa 1910
1
P191:233: Football offensive line sprinting forward after snap
circa 1910
1
P191:234: Football game, game play indistinguishable
circa 1910
1
P191:235: Football scrimmage or game play, immediately following punt
circa 1910
1
P191:236: Football practice, offensive line immediately after snap
circa 1910
1
P191:237: 1912 Junior football team (1912 Orange pg. 195)
1
P191:239: 1912 Junior Interclass Champion basketball team (1912 Orange pg. 199)
1
P191:240: Arbuthnot and friend, possibly a student athlete
circa 1910
1
P191:241-P191:242: Dorm room decorated with photographs, pennants, and flags
Arbuthnot's dog is visible lying on the bed in one image.
circa 1910
1
P191:243: Arbuthnot's dog in a canoe
circa 1910
1
P191:244: Arbuthnot's dog and a puppy
circa 1910
1
P191:245: Group of men
circa 1910
1
P191:246: Man (presumably Arbuthnot) shooting into a river, accompanied by Arbuthnot's dog
circa 1910
1
P191:247-P191:248: Marys River dam
circa 1910
1
P191:249: Mountain
circa 1910
1
P191:250: Crowd gathered at the side of a building
circa 1910
1
P191:251: Gymnasium (later Mitchell Playhouse)
circa 1910
1
P191:252: View from atop a mountain
circa 1910
1
P191:253: Five women conversing over tea
circa 1910
1
P191:254: Arbuthnot's dog in dorm room, with head on bed
circa 1910
1
P191:255-P191:256: Hunter posing with deer carcasses
circa 1910
1
P191:257: Men sliding down rocky slope
circa 1910
1
P191:258: Canoe trip, other canoers seen in the distance
circa 1910
1
P191:259: Arbuthnot's dog, young girl and a man in front of house, woman peers out window
circa 1910
1
P191:260: Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington
circa 1910
1
P191:261-P191:262: Boats and ships in port in Seattle
circa 1910
1
P191:263: Wrestling Captain Charles Sitton
1912
1
P191:264-P191:265: 1911 OAC wrestling team and Coach Arbuthnot and his dog
1
P191:266: Man, woman, and Arbuthnot's dog on stairway
circa 1910
1
P191:267: 1911 Interclass Champion Wrestlers
1
P191:268-P191:269: 1911 Freshmen wrestling team
1
P191:270: 1910-1911 OAC basketball team (1912 Orange pg. 188)
1
P191:271: Man and dairy cows
circa 1910
1
P191:272: Man and Arbuthnot's dog in the snow
circa 1910
1
P191:273: Arbuthnot and his dog in front of a barn
circa 1910
1
P191:274: Arbuthnot, his dog, and three men at a farm
circa 1910
1
P191:275: Cabin in a forest
circa 1910
1
P191:276: Row boat moored in a lake or placid river
circa 1910
1
P191:277: Man and Arbuthnot's dog on the coast
circa 1910
1
P191:278: Arbuthnot and his dog standing next to ship wreckage on the coast
circa 1910
1
P191:279: OAC Baseball team
circa 1910
1
P191:280: Baseball player
circa 1910
1
P191:281: OAC Baseball, Coach Walker
circa 1910
1 circa 1910
1
P191:283: Baseball player or trainer
circa 1910
1 circa 1910
1
P191:285: Finishing the 440 yard run in the Inter-society Relay Race
1911
1 circa 1910
1
P191:288: 220 yard low hurdles, Whitman vs. OAC track meet
circa 1910
1
P191:289-P191:290: OAC Baseball games
One image shows a player swinging at a pitch and the other shows a view of game play with a water tower in the background.
circa 1912
1
P191:291: Three men canoeing on a river
circa 1910
1
P191:292: Arbuthnot, his dog, and three men in front of covered bridge
circa 1910
1
P191:293: Arbuthnot, his dog, and four men posed in forest next to canoe
circa 1910
1
P191:294: Three men in a canoe on river
circa 1910
1
P191:295: OAC shot putter
circa 1910
1
P191:296: Large stone house and walkway
circa 1910
1
P191:297: Cadets boarding train
circa 1910
1
P191:298: Gymnasium (later Mitchell Playhouse)
circa 1910
1
P191:299: Football game play
circa 1910
1
P191:300: Town covered in snow
circa 1910
1
P191:301: OAC Football team
circa 1910
1
P191:302: Snowy forest
circa 1910
1
P191:303: OAC football player
circa 1910
1
P191:304: Shoveling out a house buried in snow
circa 1910
1
P191:306: Marys Peak, snow at top
circa 1910
1
P191:307: Football game at Bell Field
circa 1910
1
P191:308: School children
circa 1910
1
P191:309: Partially burned building covered in snow
circa 1910
1
P191:310: River flowing alongside mountains, possibly the coastal range
circa 1910
1
P191:311: Forestry Building of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, Washington
Duplicate of P191:098
circa 1910
1
P191:312: Football game play
circa 1910
1
P191:313: Forest scene
circa 1910
1
P191:314: River in forest
circa 1910
1
P191:315: Woman holding a dog at Marys River Dam
circa 1910
1
P191:316: Earl B. Woolsey and Byrl E. Woolsey, born March 19, 1912
circa 1912
1
P191:317: Men's gym class
circa 1910
1
P191:318: Gymnasium (later Mitchell Playhouse)
circa 1910
1
P191:319: Men's gym class
circa 1910
1
P191:320: Man sitting on leaf-covered grass
circa 1910

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Camping--Oregon.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Dogs.
  • Fishing--Oregon.
  • Football--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Hunting--Oregon.
  • Hurdling (Track and field)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Wrestlers--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Wrestling coaches--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Football.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Track and field.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Corvallis (Or.)
  • Marys Peak (Or.)
  • Marys River (Or.)
  • Newport (Or.)
  • Oregon Coast Range (Or.)
  • Pacific Coast (Or.)
  • Yaquina Bay (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic postcards.
  • Photographic prints.