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Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection, 1915-1963

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service.
Title
Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection
Dates
1915-1963 (inclusive)
1920-1946 (bulk)
Quantity
1.2 cubic feet, including 2200 photographs, (8 boxes)
Collection Number
P 020
Summary
The Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection consists of images that were created and assembled for use in Oregon State College Extension Service publications and county reports. They document extension activities in agriculture, home economics, and youth programs.
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
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Additional Reference Guides
Preliminary item-level container list available online.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

On July 24, 1911, Oregon Agricultural College's Board of Regents organized the Oregon Extension Service in response to requests from citizens of Oregon for assistance (particularly in agriculture) from the college. In May of 1914, nearly three years after Oregon had established its Extension Service, President Woodrow Wilson signed the federal Smith-Lever law, which provided federal money for the establishment of extension services in all states for developing off-campus programs, primarily in agriculture and home economics. The first home extension agents were hired in August 1917 to do wartime emergency work; several of the agents were retained by counties after World War I. By 1937, all counties had at least one county extension agent. During the Extension Service's first forty years, it concentrated on three traditional programmatic areas -- agriculture, home economics, and 4-H.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection consists of images (primarily black-and-white photographic prints) that were created and assembled for use in Oregon State College Extension Service publications and county reports. They document extension activities in agriculture, home economics, and youth programs. Of particular note are images of the World War II period including Bracero and other farm workers in the Emergency Farm Labor Service; other wartime extension activities; and the relocation of Japanese-Americans residing in Oregon.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection (P 020), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top