Women's Recreation Association (WRA) Photographic Collection, 1910-1965  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Women's Recreation Association (Oregon State University)
Title
Women's Recreation Association (WRA) Photographic Collection
Dates
1910-1965 (inclusive)
1955-1965 (bulk)
Quantity
0.1 cubic foot, including 150 photographs, (1 box )
Collection Number
P171
Summary
The Women's Recreation Association (WRA) Photographic Collection consists predominantly of photographs of WRA officers and women's athletic activities and events at Oregon State University. The WRA offered intramural and intercollegiate athletics as well as recreational activities for women from the late 1940s until 1973.
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
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Women's Recreation Association was organized in the late 1940s to offer both intramural and intercollegiate athletics as well as recreational activities for women. Its predecessor was the Women's Athletic Association. The WRA continued to be active until 1973 when the Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Department was formed.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of photographs of the Women's Recreation Association (WRA) officers and women's athletic activities and events. A variety of sports are represented including synchronized swimming; dance; basketball; volleyball; softball; field hockey; tennis; gymnastics; bowling; horseback riding; archery; and canoeing.

The collection also includes 12 postcards of Oregon Agricultural College campus views and buildings as well as the Benton County Courthouse, the Corvallis Methodist Episcopal Church, and a downtown Corvallis street scene.

The collection consists exclusively of photographic prints (P171:1-159) and 3.5 x 5.5 in postcards (P171:160-171). Most of the prints are 5x7 b/w or smaller; there are a few 8x10 b/w prints and only 5 snapshot-type color prints. Six of the postcards are color.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Women's Recreation Association (WRA) Photographic Collection (P 171), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

P171:001:  Carolyn Laughlin, 1958-1959Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:002:  Arlene ThompsonReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:003:  Marjorie Miller, 1948-1949Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:004:  Margery Holland, 1956-1957Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:005:  Individual portrait of unidentified womanReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:006:  Virginia Moses, 1950-1951Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:007:  Women students in dance studio/gymReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:008:  Five women on ladder in poolReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:009:  Two women playing croquet; photograph by Warren WelchReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:010:  Members of Women's Recreation Association, including officers; photograph by Warren WelchReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:011:  Woman at bat playing softballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:012:  Batter, catcher and umpire at plate playing softballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:013:  Nine women making a pyramid in the gymReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:014:  Two women playing poolReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:015:  Two women at a recital in gymReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:016:  Woman dancingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:017:  Group of women dancingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:018:  Women in Gill ColiseumReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:019:  Four women demonstrating a campsiteReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:020:  Members of a softball team. "It was a good game, but we lost."Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:021-P171:022:  Playing volleyballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:023:  Dance recitalReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:024:  Playing softballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:025:  Playing volleyballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:026:  Two women playing jacksReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:027:  Five women at a banquetReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:028-P171:030:  Synchronized swimming, May 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:031:  Four women with bowling trophyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:032:  Two women and an archery bull's-eyeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:033-P171:034:  SwimmingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:035:  Northwest Field Hockey Conference, University of British Columbia vs. Univ. of Washington, Dec 1959Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:036:  Basketball tipoffReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:037:  Playing tetherballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:038:  Playing softballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:039:  WRA Council meetingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:040:  Playing softballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:041:  Woman dancing outsideReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:042:  Warming up in a dance classReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:043:  Two men and two women working on canoesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:044:  Interpretive danceReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:045:  Woman pulling back a bow and arrow in archeryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:046:  Group of people playing ping pongReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:047:  Seahorses; synchronized swimmingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:048:  Synchronized swim meet; first place, Karen Hogarth 64.40; second place, Wyn Gourley 64.30; third place, Karen Romstad 63.15Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:049:  Oregonians Review, two women in costumes on stageReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:050:  Above net view of three women playing volleyballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:051:  Seven women at a party for WRAReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:052:  Five women of WRAReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:053:  Practicing tennisReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:054:  Three women sitting on a diving boardReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:055:  Women's Building entrance, circa 1955Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:056:  Five women, including one "coach," using canoesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:057:  Closeup of two women tennis players meeting at the netReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:058:  Five women in Watershow (synchronized swimming), 1956Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:059:  Synchronized swimming, May 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:060:  CrewReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:061:  Seahorses; synchronized swimmingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:062:  Playing jacksReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:063-P171:064:  Playing shuffleboardReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:065:  Five womenReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:066:  ShuffleboardReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:067:  Playing basketballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:068:  Dance recitalReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:069:  Playing marblesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:070-P171:074:  Synchronized swimming (Seahorses); around the pool, in the water, in the locker room;, May 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:075:  New student week chairperson and committeeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:076-P171:077:  Synchronized swimming, 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:078:  Co-membership chairsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:079:  Four membersReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:080-P171:083:  Synchronized swimming (Seahorses); around the pool, in the water, in the locker room, May 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:084:  Crew, Feb 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:085:  Seahorses practicing synchronized swimming, May 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:086:  Synchronized swimming, Feb 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:087:  Group of women on steps in front of a houseReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:088:  Woman and man in front of an archery bull's-eyeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:089-P171:093:  Individual portraits (unidentified)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:094:  Close up of woman dancingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:095:  Playing volleyballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:096:  Woman drawing/doodling on an easelReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:097:  Close-up of woman dancingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:098:  Woman and man in front of an archery bull's-eyeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:099:  Group of women in WRA officeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:100-P171:101:  Individual portraits (unidentified)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:102-P171:103:  Playing tennis; color printsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:104:  Four women with tennis trophies; color printReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:105:  Playing tennis; color printReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:106:  Cross country skiingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:107:  Playing volleyballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:108:  Playing tennis; color printReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:109:  Public relations committee and chairpersonReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:110:  Health and Safety Chairperson standing next to a pianoReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:111:  Playing basketballReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:112-P171:115:  Individual portraits (unidentified)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:116:  Unidentified woman playing jacksReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:117:  SeahorsesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:118:  Small band playing while people danceReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:119:  Two women playing croquetReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:120-P171:121:  Two women riding horsesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:122:  Six women of WRA on steps of buildingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:123:  Closeup of two women tennis players meeting at the netReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:124-P171:125:  Two women bowlingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:126:  Two women of the Seahorses performing acrobatic move on the diving boardReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:127:  Seahorses in a line diving into the poolReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:128:  One woman spotting another as she uses the pommel horseReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:129:  Group of women bowlingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:130:  Woman on horsebackReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:131:  Two women shaking hands at the tennis net, and view of the front of the Women's BuildingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:132:  Two women of the Seahorses performing acrobatic move on the diving boardReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:133:  Two women practicing tennisReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:134:  Canoeing on the WillametteReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:135-P171:146:  Contact sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

120 negatives

no negatives included

P171:135:  CanoeingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:136:  Man and woman practicing archeryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:137:  Two women playing croquetReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:138-P171:139:  CanoeingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:140:  Two women playing croquetReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:141-P171:142:  CanoeingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:143:  Two women playing croquetReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:144-P171:145:  CanoeingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:146:  Man and woman practicing archeryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:147:  Two women playing croquetReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:148-P171:158:  Contact sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

120 negatives

no negatives included

P171:148-P171:154:  Two women horseback ridingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:155:  Two women playing tennisReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:156-P171:157:  Two women horseback ridingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:158:  Two women playing tennisReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:159:  At a danceReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

P171:160-P171:171:  Postcards, circa 1910Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
P171:160: Apperson Hall
1
P171:161: Lower Campus and class-seat, with Benton Hall in background; color
1
P171:162-P171:164: Education Hall

P171:164 is color.
1
P171:165: Benton County Courthouse, Corvallis, Oregon

color
1
P171:166: Methodist Episcopal Church, Corvallis, Oregon

color
1
P171:167: Apperson Hall

color
1
P171:168: Cauthorn Hall (now Fairbanks Hall)

color
1
P171:169: Administration Building (now Benton Hall)

color
1
P171:170: Waldo Hall
1
P171:171: Corvallis, Oregon, Business Street; 2nd Street looking north from about Jefferson Street

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College sports for women--Oregon--Corvallis
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Intramural sports--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Women--Recreation--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Postcards