Diane Nicholson Photographs, 1974-1975  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Nicholson, Diane.
Title
Diane Nicholson Photographs
Dates
1974-1975 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.01 cubic foot, including 30 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 153
Summary
The Diane Nicholson Photographs consist of images taken by Nicholson in the mid-1970s that include snapshots of a birthday party for University Archivist, Sally Wilson, and photographs of campus buildings and views. Diane Nicholson attended Oregon State University in 1970-1974 and earned an undergraduate degree in history; she may have worked in the University Archives during her student years or during the summer of 1975. Nicholson died on January 3, 2012.
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

Diane Leith Nicholson was a student at Oregon State University (OSU) from 1970 to 1974, graduating with an undergraduate degree in history in 1974. Nicholson may have been on the Archives staff during her years as an OSU student and/or during the summer of 1975. Nicholson enrolled at Texas Tech University after graduating from OSU and completed a Master’s degree in Museum Science in 1976. She joined the National Park Service at Harpers Ferry Center in West Virginia that year and assumed her first permanent position at the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site as a museum technician in 1979. In 1980, Nicholson began working as a museum curator at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Three years later Nicholson became the regional curator at the Western Regional Office of the National Park Service, working in that position until 1991, at which time she returned to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Nicholson began a second tour-of-duty as Regional Curator for the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service in 2007. During her 35-year career with the National Park Service, Nicholson was instrumental in development of the Park Service's museum program. A memorial stated: "Her passion for her work and fierce commitment to furthering the protection of museum collections and mentoring many in the museum field were renowned."

Nicholson was born on November 27, 1951, in San Francisco, California. She died suddenly while leaving work on January 3, 2012.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Diane Nicholson Photographs consist of photographs taken by Nicholson in the mid-1970s. The photographs include snapshots of a birthday party in the Archives for University Archivist, Sally Wilson, on July 31, 1975 depicting Wilson, other Archives' staff; and other Oregon State University employees, including Allan Mathany, Dick Greenwood, and Gene Todd. Sarah J. (Sally) Wilson was the University Archivist from 1969 until 1978. The collection also includes images of campus buildings and views. Of special note are two photographs of the Martin Kukucin sculpture on campus.

The collection includes two film formats -- 126 color film negatives and 110 film color slides, formats that were used in popular instamatic cameras during the 1960s and 1970s. A print of one of the negatives is also part of the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Diane Nicholson Photographs (P 153), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Sally Wilson's Birthday Party, 1975Return to Top

8 126 film color negatives and 1 color print

Series I consists of photographs taken at Sally Wilson's birthday party in the Archives on July 31, 1975. The images include Sally Wilson, University Archivist; other Archives staff; and employees of other Oregon State University administrative units.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
P153:01: Marcia A. Feuerstein
1
P153:02: Sally Wilson
1
P153:03: Sally Wilson and Internal Auditors
1
P153:04: Sharon M. Iverson and Allan R. Mathany
1
P153:05: Marcia A. Feuerestein and Sharon Iverson
1
P153:06: Allan R. Mathany and student
1
P153:07: Sally Wilson and Thyrza Anderson
1
P153:08: Gene Todd, Dick C. Greenwood, Auditors, and Leroy Hammon
126 film color negative and color print

Series II:  Campus Buildings and Views, 1974Return to Top

21 110 film color slides

Series II consists images of buildings and views on the Oregon State University. The series includes two images of the Martin Kukucin sculpture near the Library.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
P153:13-P153:15: Benton Hall
1
P153:16: Kidder Hall
1
P153:17: Kerr Library
1
P153:18: Library Quad
1
P153:19-P153:23: Memorial Union Exterior
1
P153:24-P153:27: Memorial Union Quad
1
P153:28-P153:29: Milam Hall
1
P153:30-P153:31: Mitchell Playhouse
1
P153:32-P153:33: Martin Kukucin sculpture at Library
This sculpture depicts Martin Kukucin (1860-1928), a Slovak writer, physician, and humanitarian. It was sculpted by Ivan Mestrovic (1883-1962), a Croatian artist, in 1959. The sculpture in on loan to Oregon State University from Dr. and Mrs. Julius Rudinski, Oregon State University faculty.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Personal Names :
  • Wilson, Sarah J. (Sarah Jackman), 1924-1978.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. University Archives.
  • Oregon State University--Buildings.
  • Oregon State University--Employees.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Film negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Slides.