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Herbarium Photographs, 1904-1963

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Herbarium.
Title
Herbarium Photographs
Dates
1904-1963 (inclusive)
1904-1920 (bulk)
Quantity
0.25 cubic ft., (ca. 80 items)
Collection Number
P 093
Summary
The Herbarium Photographs were made or assembled by curators of the Herbarium and students in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. The images depict a variety of subjects including Pacific Northwest species of plants and trees, the Oregon Agricultural College greenhouses, botany research and teaching, and logging operations.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & 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
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Since its establishment in the early 1880s, the Herbarium has served as the chief repository for the University's collection of flora as well as a laboratory for the study and identification of plants and fungi. Managed since 1883 by a Curator under the auspices of the Department of Botany and Horticulture, the focus of the Herbarium has shifted away from the traditional role of student instruction and more toward the acquisition and cataloging of Pacific Northwest plant specimens. As a research facility, the Herbarium has become the leading center for research on the taxonomy of mycorrhizal fungi. Currently housed at Cordley Hall, the Herbarium has moved many times from its original location in Education Hall. The Herbarium has also resided in the Strand Agricultural building, the basement of the Memorial Union, and Gill Coliseum. In 1993, under pressure to cut costs stemming from state budget reductions, the University of Oregon Herbarium merged with the facility at OSU, increasing the number of plant specimens housed at Cordley Hall by nearly one- third. Willamette University's collection of flora has also recently been transferred to the OSU Herbarium.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of photographs from the Herbarium. About half of the photographs are identified and one-third are dated. The images depict a variety of plants and trees both in the wild and in greenhouses, famous botanists, Curators of the Herbarium including E.R. Lake and Helen Gilkey, botany students engaged in research in the classroom and in the field, logging operations, and views of Marys Peak taken from several locations.

There are 29 prints in this collection: 28 b/w and 1 color. The remainder of the photographic images are nitrate and glass plate negatives with no prints.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Herbarium Photographs (P 93), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Number P093:01:  Showing characteristic habitat of Riccia Natans at the Oregon Electric Railway Bridge, Beach's Woods, October 29, 1914Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.

Number P093:02:  "Umpqua Valley looking southeast showing prune orchard, and corn field to the right of the river. On the north side may be seen the extent of a stream as shown by the line of firs bordered by a zone of oaks."; Near Kellogg, Oregon, July 27, 1918Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.

Number P093:03:  Silver Lake, ca. 1920Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.

Number P093:04:  Bed of Silver Lake, 1919Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.

Number P093:05:  A "shoe string" ranch, Hinton Creek Valley; east of Heppner, June 30, 1919Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.

Number P093:06:  Head of sheep grazing in Brock Meadows, Wenaha National Forest, August 1, 1916Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.
3 prints

Number P093:07:  Logging dumping pool and tracks, 1910Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

3 prints

Number P093:08:  Abris Nobilis, chiefly felled for logging, 1910Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

3 prints

Number P093:09:  Logging train backing down to dumping pool, 1910Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

3 prints

Number P093:10:  Abris Nobilis, chiefly felled for logging, 1910Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

3 prints

Different from P093:08.

Number P093:11:  Logging mill and train trestle, ca. 1910Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

3 prints

Number P093:12:  Standing timber before logging, 1910Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

3 prints

Number P093:13:  "Spruce log on flat car, with A.A. Asbahr County Agent of Lincoln County and Harry N. Bowler, Seims Carey H.S., Kerbaugh Corp. Seattle. Log 8 ft in diameter and 304 years old, Toledo, Oregon", 1918Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.

Number P093:14:  Looking up Crooked River Canyon, ca. 1920Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.

Number P093:15:  Botany class, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Number P093:16:  Mt. Chintimini, Marys Peak, taken from OAC barns, 1915Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.
3 prints

Number P093:17:  Mt. Chintimini, Marys Peak, taken from OAC barns, 1915Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.

Number P093:18:  Marys Peak from Tinker's Hill, 1917Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.

Number P093:19:  Marys Peak from Forestry Building, OAC, 1917Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.
3 prints

Number P093:20:  Marys Peak, 1917Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.
2 prints

Number P093:21:  Marys Peak from Tinker's Hill, 1917Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.

Number P093:23-P093:29:  Greenhouses; interior, 1903-1924Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Number P093:30:  Zuercus Garryanna(height 49 ft), SW of OAC, ca. 1910Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P093:31:  Armory Building (McAlexander Fieldhouse) on OAC campus at Armory and Jefferson St., ca. 1910Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

3 prints

Number P093:32:  "Class in forest botany identifying woody plants in their winter condition in Beeche's Woods, east of the Willamette. Pictured, left to right: S.E. Brett, Lundeen, Benjamin Culver, and LeRoy Wooks", 1914Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by William Lawrence.
3 prints

Number P093:33:  Mass of Sisymbrium Officinale growing along roadside near Alpha Hall on 22nd St., Corvallis, 1914Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photo by V. Walls.

Number P093:34-P093:52Return to Top

P093:34-P093:40 are identified and appear to have been copied from a publication on famous botanists. Images P093:41-P093:52 are unidentified.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
P093:34: Millardet, Alexis
4
P093:35: Douglas, David
4
P093:36: Von Linne, Carl
4
P093:37: Gray, Asa
4
P093:38: Atkinson, George F.
4
P093:39: Kuhn, Julius
4
P093:40: De Bary, Anton
4
P093:41-P093:52: Unidentified Botanists

Number P093:53:  Fuschia, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Photo by Earl Beaconsfield.

Number P093:54:  Art class, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Number P093:55-P093:57:  Military cadets at inspection, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Number P093:58:  Botany class, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Number P093:59:  Benton Hall, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Number P093:60:  Mechanical drawing class, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Number P093:61:  Palm tree; decorative, ca. 1905Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Number P093:62:  Botany students, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Number P093:63:  Plants, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Number P093:64-P093:65:  Greenhouse; interior, ca. 1904Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Number P093:66:  "Professor E.R. Lake, Head of Botany and Horticulture when Oregon State became a land grant college. Helen Gilkey and Lillie Riggs-Kinney are also in the photo", ca. 1946Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P093:67:  Professor E.R. Lake, ca. 1946Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P093:68:  "Professor E.R. Lake, when he visited in Corvallis about ca. 1950". Our yard."Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Number P093:69:  Pereskia Aculeata. (Photo attached to a letter from F. McWhorter to Dr. P.C. Hutchison, October 1, 1963Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1