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James G. Arbuthnot Photograph Collection

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The James G. Arbuthnot Photograph Collection contains images produced or collected by Arbuthnot during his time at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). These images document Arbuthnot's life and activities in and near Corvallis as well as OAC's athletic teams and sporting events. Arbuthnot was Athletic Director from 1906 to 1918 and the coach of the OAC wrestling team in 1911-1917 and 1920.
 
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Ruby Breithaupt Photograph Collection

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Ruby Breithaupt Photograph Collection consists of several photographs of Oregon Agricultural College students assembled by Breithaupt, including a 1910 image of a group at Jump-off Joe on Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon.
 
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Walter S. Brown Photograph Album

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Walter S. Brown Photograph Album consists of images taken or assembled by Brown during trips throughout the United States and Canada documenting agricultural operations, especially orchards and processing facilities. Brown was a horticulturist and faculty member at Oregon State College from 1913 until his death in 1942.
 
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Vane G. Gibson Collection

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Vane G. Gibson Collection consists of two photograph albums, a clippings scrapbook, and related materials documenting the student years of Gibson and his wife, Fern Loughridge Gibson, at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) and their activities during the 1920s and 1930s. Vane Gibson graduated from OAC in 1912; Fern Loughridge graduated in 1911.
 
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Benjamin A. Gifford Photographs

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Benjamin A. Gifford Photographs consist of photographs made by Gifford during his career as a photographer in Portland and The Dalles, Oregon. The images depict Native Americans, primarily of the Columbia Plateau region; the Columbia River and the Historic Columbia River Highway; Central and Eastern Oregon; Gifford Family members; and many unidentified individuals and groups. Gifford arrived in Oregon and worked first in Portland until 1895, when he opened a studio in The Dalles. He returned to Portland in 1910.
 
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Ralph I. Gifford Photographs

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Ralph I. Gifford Photographs consist of images taken by Gifford throughout Oregon, primarily during the 1930s and 1940s. The photographs depict many Oregon landmarks and scenes, including the Oregon Coast, Crater Lake, Mount Hood, the Wallowa Mountains, and the Snake River Canyon. The collection includes numerous images of sport fishing as well as several photographs of Native Americans. Ralph Gifford was the son of Benjamin A. Gifford and took over his father's Portland photography business around 1920. In 1936, Ralph became the first photographer of the newly established Travel and Information Department of the Oregon State Highway Department, a position he held until his death in 1947.
 
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Wanda Gifford Photographs

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Wanda Gifford Photographs consist of images taken by Wanda Gifford during the late 1940s and 1950s that document post-war Salem, Oregon; agriculture in the Willamette Valley; and scenic views of Oregon landmarks, the northern Cascades in Washington, Glacier National Park in Montana. After Ralph Gifford's death in 1947, his wife Wanda Muir Gifford took over the family's photography business and continued to take and sell photographs through the mid-1950s.
 
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Gifford Collection Photographs by Unknown or Other Photographers

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gifford Collection Photographs by Unknown or Other Photographers consists of images created and assembled by the Gifford Family. Many of the photographs may have been taken by Ralph I. Gifford, his wife Wanda, or his son Ben L. in the course of their photographic work. The photographs include portrait photographs; scenic views of Oregon landmarks; and images of agriculture, primarily in the Willamette Valley, and public buildings and businesses in Salem, Oregon.
 
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Gifford Photographic Collection

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gifford Photographic Collection consists primarily of photographs taken by four Gifford Family photographers: Ralph I. Gifford; his father, Benjamin A. Gifford; his wife, Wanda Gifford; and his son, Ben L. Gifford. The collection also includes motion pictures filmed by Ralph I Gifford, some photographs for whom the photographer is not identified, images by other photographers, and documentary materials. The Gifford Family's photographic work began in 1888, when Benjamin A. Gifford emigrated to Portland, and continued into the 1950s. The collection documents Oregon landmarks and scenic views on the Oregon coast and in the Cascade Mountains, Willamette Valley, and central and eastern Oregon; agriculture in Oregon; and Native Americans, especially of the Columbia Plateau.
 
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Roland G. Holmes Collection of Oregon and Washington Postcards

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Roland G. Holmes Collection of Oregon and Washington Postcards consists of photographic and picture postcards as well as some photographic prints of Oregon and Washington scenes. About a third of the images are of the Columbia River Gorge.
 
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Merle T. Jenkins Papers

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Merle T. Jenkins Papers consist of materials created and assembled by Jenkins that document his student years at Oregon Agricultural College and his career as an agronomist and developer of corn hybrids. The Papers include photographs, correspondence, publications, certificates, ephemera and artifacts. Jenkins graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1916.
 
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Frank Patterson Photographic Postcards

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Frank Patterson Photographic Postcards consist of images of natural features, tourist sites, and highways in Oregon and northern California. Of note are numerous images of the Oregon Caves, Crater Lake, the Oregon Coast, and the redwoods. Frank Patterson was a prolific photographer who worked in studios in Medford, Oregon and Santa Rosa and San Francisco, California during the 1920s-1950s.
 
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Jean W. Scheel Photographs

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Jean W. Scheel Photographs consist of images, primarily color slides, taken by Scheel documenting his Extension Service career and Rotary Club activities; his wife, Ada Scheel's participation in local and national garden clubs; and Oregon landscapes. Scheel worked for the Oregon State University Extension Service from 1946 until his retirement in 1971.
 
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Gerald W. Williams Regional Albums

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gerald W. Williams Regional Albums consist of images and ephemera assembled by geographical regions. They were acquired and compiled Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the history of forestry and the history of the United States, especially that of the Pacific Northwest region. The albums document popular tourist destinations, national parks, the natural environment, prominent natural and architectural landmarks, forests and forest operations, mining, trains and railroads, early towns and cities, prominent citizens, and human activities, such as public events, hunting and fishing, and everyday life. More than 650 images from selected Oregon albums have been digitized as part of the Gerald W. Williams collection. Gerald Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005).

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