Farm Crops Department Photographs, 1919-1961  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State College. Department of Farm Crops.
Title
Farm Crops Department Photographs
Dates
1919-1961 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.05 cubic feet, including 44 photographic prints and 3 photographic negatives, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 130
Summary
The Farm Crops Department Photographs illustrate the research activities of the Farm Crops Department. The photographs in this collection include images of crop production, the use of agricultural machinery, and department faculty between 1919 and 1961.
This collection has been digitized and made available online.
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

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Organized in 1916, the Farm Crops Department was established to coordinate research efforts in crop experimentation at the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. Prior to 1916, Experiment Station research had been directed by the Department of Agronomy, which was established in 1907.

Among the projects undertaken by the Farm Crops Department was the management of the Seed Testing Laboratory, cereal investigation, cooperative extension work with farmers, and research in chemical weed control. Many of these projects were joint cooperative arrangements with the USDA. In 1971, the Department was renamed Agronomic Crop Science and again, in 1977, to Crop Sciences. In 1990, the Crop Science and Soil Science Departments merged to form the Department of Crop and Soil Science.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Farm Crops Department Photographs are comprised of 46 unique images (44 prints, including 1 duplicate, and 3 negatives)documenting planting, care, harvesting, and transportation of farm crops, especially grasses; use of farming tools and machinery; and Farm Crops Department faculty members. The images primarily depict plants such as barnyard grass seedlings, phorium, and fescue and land under cultivation by both horse drawn and mechanical farm equipment at the Oregon Experiment Station. Department faculty, such as Ritchie Cowan, H.A. Schoth and Rod Frakes, are also pictured in these photographs.

The photographs in this collection have been assigned numbers P130:01-P130:47. P130:10 and P130:11 are not extant.

This collection has been digitized and made available online.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Farm Crops Department Photographs (P 130), 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, 1919-1961Return to Top

Series 1 is comprised of 44 photographic prints and 3 negatives documenting the efforts of the Farm Crops Department from 1919-1961. These photographs include images of the various stages of crop production, equipment and machinery, and department faculty.

Description Dates
circa 1955
circa 1955
P130:03: Phormium plants
Article "Fiber Crop Adapted to Oregon Coast" attached to back of photograph.Same image as P130:04.
circa 1960
P130:04: Phormium plants
Same image as P130:03.
circa 1960
circa 1960
circa 1960
circa 1960
circa 1960
circa 1960
circa 1960
P130:13: Bull eating alta fescue
Image caption: "That is a lot of bull"
circa 1960
P130:14: Apparatus used for exposure of seedlings to EPTC vapors
Image caption: "Apparatus used for exposure of seedlings to EPTC vapors consisting of a ring jelly mold, a 1 qt oil can and a plastic bag."
circa 1955
P130:15: Barnyard grass seedlings
Image caption: "Barnyard grass seedlings germinated on the surface of firmly packed soil under sealed plastic bag."
circa 1955
P130:16: Representative seven day old seedlings
Image caption: "Representative 1-day old seedlings germinated in rolled paper towels moised [sic] with water containing the indicated p.p.m. EPTC."
circa 1955
P130:17: Seventeen day old barnyard grass seedlings
Image caption: "Seventeen-day-old barnyard grass seedlings which emerged from soil having 3-6 p.p.m. of EPTC."
circa 1955
circa 1955
circa 1955
P130:20: Farm Crops faculty group portrait
Includes: Back row, left to right: Quentin Zielenskie, Bob Storm, Tex Fraser, Huger Kruger, Wilson Foote; Bottom row: Ernst Dornfeld, Jerry Li, J.R. Cowan, Paul Bernier, Ralph Bogart.2 photographic prints.
circa 1960
P130:21a: Farm Crops faculty with visiting Russian scientists in Klamath Falls at Tulana Farms office
Includes: Front row, left to right: Eugene Varenitsa [?], Dick Henzel, Irene Trofemova [?], Ivan Uchenko; Back row, left to right: J.R. Cowan, John Martin, Alex Beck
1961
1923
P130:22a: Harry Schoth standing on the original plot of alta tall fescue
Image caption: "Mr. H. A. Schoth standing in the original planting of Alta fescue on the West Farm, Oregon State College, Corvallis, Oregon.
1950
P130:22b: Tall fescue
Image caption: "Tall fescue showing bagging and tagging procedures by J.R. Cowan in controlled breeding exp."
circa 1955
P130:23: J.R. Cowan examining nine days regrowth on culture 237
Image caption: "Dr. J. R. Cowan examining nine (9) days regrowth on Culture 237. Picture taken January 11, 1955. Plant was clipped on January 2."
January 11, 1955
June 4, 1919
1919
1920
1922
1925
1925
1925
1926
1926
1927
1927
1927
1929
1929
1932
1944
1929
1929
1929
June 1960
June 1960
P130:45: Rod Frakes measuring seed
1 photographic negative.
circa 1955
P130:46: Rod Frakes working in a greenhouse
1 photographic negative.
circa 1955
P130:47: Rod Frakes working in a greenhouse
1 photographic negative
circa 1955

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural machinery--Oregon.
  • Crops--Research--Oregon.
  • Grasses--Oregon.
  • Personal Names :
  • Cowan, J. Ritchie (John Ritchie)
  • Frakes, Rodney Vance, 1930-
  • Schoth, H. A. (Harry August), 1891-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College. Department of Farm Crops.
  • Oregon Agricultural College. Experiment Station.
  • Oregon State College. Department of Farm Crops
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Film negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon Agricultural College. Department of Farm Crops. (creator)