Gerald Hoard Photograph Collection, circa 1890-1915  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hoard, Gerald L., Jr., 1931-
Title
Gerald Hoard Photograph Collection
Dates
circa 1890-1915 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.10 cubic feet, including 14 photographs, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
P 068
Summary
The Gerald Hoard Photograph Collection consists of glass plate negatives of Oregon Agricultural College scenes contemporary to the late-19th and early-20th century. Gerald Lester Hoard Jr. was born In Portland, Oregon on October 1, 1931 and attended Oregon State College between 1954 to 1955, where he studied engineering. The images clearly predate Hoard's time as a student at Oregon State College, having been taken in the 1900s or earlier.
Images from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Gerald Lester Hoard Jr. was born on October 1, 1931 to Gerald Lester Hoard Sr. and Arley M. Stroud Hoard in Portland, Oregon. Between 1940 and 1948, Hoard resided at the Children’s Farm Home just outside of Corvallis, Oregon. Originally founded in 1925 to provide homes and a primary school education for “orphaned or neglected children,” the Farm Home closed in the 1980s, only to be renovated and re-opened in the 2010s as a “residential mental health facility” for children ages 5 to 18 years old.

When he was 16, Hoard moved to Vancouver, Washington to live with his father and attend Shumway Junior High School, Vancouver’s first junior high school. In 1949, Hoard left school, working briefly for a farmer in Harrisburg, Oregon – R.E. Bierly – before enlisting in the Air Force. During his time in the Air Force, he completed his GED, and received training as a “powerman.” Trained in the principles of producing and distributing electrical power, Air Force powermen typically maintained the battery carts used to start planes, and the generator sets for supplying power during maintenance. In 1953, shortly before his honorable discharge from the service, Hoard was stationed at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming.

Hoard returned to Oregon that same year, where he found work in a Harrisburg lumber mill. By 1954, the year he applied to study engineering at Oregon State College (OSC), he had married Susan Anderson, and was living with his father-in-law, Sidney Anderson, a farmer in Harrisburg. Hoard attended OSC between 1954 and 1955.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Gerald Hoard Photograph Collection consists of eight, 8x10 inch glass plate negatives, some of which contain multiple images on a single plate, and a single print image. Some of the negatives have been produced as photographic prints in the Emile Pernot Photographs (P 230). The images clearly predate Hoard's time as a student at Oregon State College in the 1950s, having been taken in the 1900s or earlier. Depicted are interior and exterior shots of campus buildings; stills of scientific apparatus and labs; and portraits of unidentified individuals.

Images from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Gerald Hoard Photograph Collection (P 068), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Photographs, circa 1890-1915Return to Top

The Gerald Hoard Photograph Collection consists of eight, 8x10 inch glass plate negatives, two of which contain four images on a single plate; and a single print image. Depicted in these images are interior and exterior shots of campus buildings; stills of scientific apparatus and labs; and portraits of unidentified individuals. Of note in this collection are several images of Professor George Coote, professor of floriculture and gardening, and eventual founder of the Horticulture Department at Oregon Agricultural College (images 6 and 12). Also of interest are a series of images of Chemistry and Botany laboratory spaces and equipment (images 1-2, and 4), and female students at work in a Home Economics lab (image 3). Images 1 through 4, and 5 through 8 are two, single plate negatives; they may have been intended for printing mounted cabinet cards.

Description Dates
P068:01: Scientific apparatus for use in a chemistry classroom
circa 1890-1915
P068:02: Laboratory work spaces arranged under fume hoods
circa 1890-1915
P068:03: Female students working in a home economics laboratory
A photographic print of this image appears in the Emile Pernot Photographs (P 230).
circa 1890-1915
P068:04: Scientific apparatus and plants for use in a botany laboratory
A photographic print of this image appears in the Emile Pernot Photographs (P 230).
circa 1890-1915
P068:05: Unidentified campus view
circa 1890-1915
P068:06: George Coote posing outside of a greenhouse
This image is a smaller version of image number P068:12 in this collection. A photographic print of this image appears in the Emile Pernot Photographs (P 230).
circa 1890-1915
P068:07: Unidentified campus building
circa 1890-1915
P068:08: A military formation southeast of Benton Hall
circa 1890-1915
P068:09: A power plant adjacent to a water tower
circa 1890-1915
P068:10: A foundry in the first Mechanical Hall
circa 1890-1915
P068:11: The second Mechanical Hall [Kearney Hall]
A print of this glass negative is available as P068:15.
circa 1900
P068:12: George Coote posing in front of the first campus greenhouse
This image is a larger version of image number P068:06 in this collection. A photographic print of this image appears in the Emile Pernot Photographs (P 230).
circa 1890-1915
P068:13: Formal group portrait of 7 women and 3 men posing with a large flower arrangement
circa 1890-1915
P068:14: Formal portrait of an unidentified woman
circa 1890-1915
P068:15: The second Mechanical Hall [Kearney Hall]
The original glass negative of this image is available as P068:11.
circa 1900

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Botany--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Chemistry--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Home economics students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Home economics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Personal Names :
  • Coote, George, 1842-1908.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College
  • Oregon Agricultural College. Department of Horticulture.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Glass plate negatives.
  • Photographic prints.