Bertha Andresen Photographs, 1902-1911

Overview of the Collection

Andresen, Bertha.
Bertha Andresen Photographs
1902-1911 (inclusive)
1907-1911 (bulk)
0.01 cubic foot, including 11 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 026
The Bertha Andresen Photographs consist of images of the Oregon Agricultural College campus and students assembled by Andresen, who graduated from OAC in 1907.
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
Telephone: 5417372075
Fax: 5417378674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Bertha Estella Watrous, from Olympia, Washington, graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1907 with a degree in Literary Commerce. After graduation, she returned to Olympia and worked as a stenographer at the state house in Olympia. In the early 1920s, she married M.G. Andresen.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Bertha Andresen Photographs consist of one mounted photographic print and 10 postcards of the Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) campus and students. The postcards are individually numbered P026:01 through P026:10; the print is not assigned an item number. The postcards include images of several campus buldings or structures, including Alpha Hall, the fountain on lower campus, and the Armory (now McAlexander Fieldhouse); the 1910 graduating class; 1911 commencement activities; the OAC cadets in the 1911 Portland Rose Festival parade and drilling on lower campus; and the 1907 women's and men's basketball teams.

The print shows an athletic field grandstand in 1902 located east of the site of Waldo Hall. Cauthorn (now Fairbanks) Hall is visible in the background. A football team is practicing on the field.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Bertha Andresen Photographs (P 026), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Most of the items in the collection were acquired by the OSU Archives in 1966 or earlier.

Related Materials

Many OSU Archives photographic collections include postcards of campus scenes and photographs of athletics teams and events including the Buildings Photograph Collection (P 016) and Harriet's Photograph Collection.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Basketball for women--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College sports--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Sports.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Oregon Agricultural College. Class of 1910.
  • Portland Rose Festival.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic postcards.
  • Picture postcards.