William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs, 1904-1908

Overview of the Collection

Davolt, W. H. (William Harling)
William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs
1904-1908 (inclusive)
0.1 cubic foot, including 10 photographs, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS Davolt
The Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs were assembled by William Harling Davolt, a 1908 graduate of Oregon Agricultural College and OAC track athlete. The scrapbook documents track and field events in Oregon and Washington; the photographs depict campus buildings and OAC athletes.
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

William Harling ("Hod") Davolt, from Catlin, Washington, attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1904 to 1908 and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1908. He was a distance runner and set college records in the mile run and cross country.

Davolt attended Oregon Agricultural College as a graduate student during the 1909/10 academic year and subsequently returned to Washington where he was an electrician (1913); an employee of the County Auditor's Office in Kalama, Washington (1917); and worked on the King Creek Poultry Farm in Kelso, Washington (1920s).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs document track and field events in Oregon and Washington, the Oregon Agricultural College campus, and OAC athletes.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


This collection is arranged into two series: I. Scrapbook and II. Photographs.

Acquisition Information

The photographs and scrapbook were donated to the Archives by W.H. Davolt of Kelso, Washington in 1964.

Processing Note

The photographs in this collection were originally a separate OSU Archives collection (P 039) and have been combined with the scrapbook to form this collection, the William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs.

Related Materials

The M. Sichell Trophy, won by Davolt in 1908, is part of the Memorabilia Collection (MC-Track and Field). Materials pertaining to track and field at Oregon State University in the 1960s and 1970s are available in the Berny Wagner Scrapbooks.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Scrapbook, 1904-1908Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

The Davolt Scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings about track and field events in Oregon and Washington, primarily featuring Oregon Agricultural College teams; however, articles pertaining to other Oregon, Washington, and California teams are included. The scrapbook also includes a few articles pertaining to the Oregon Agricultural College football team.

Series II:  Photographs, circa 1907-1908Return to Top

The photographs include images of campus buildings, a metal working class, the 1907 football team, and track athletes and events.

Container(s) Description Dates
P039:1: Cauthorn Hall
circa 1907
P039:2: Education Hall
circa 1908
P039:3: Waldo Hall
P039:4: Apperson Hall
circa 1907
P039:5: Benton Hall with champion flag
circa 1907
P039:6: Metal working class
circa 1907
P039:7: Football team
P039:8: W.H. "Hod" Davolt and Beach
Studio portrait in track uniforms.
circa 1908
P039:9: "Hod" coming through the finish line
2 prints, including one duplicate print
Track meet at unidentifed location (not OAC).
circa 1907

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Football--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Track and field athletes--Oregon.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Track and field.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints.
  • Scrapbooks.