Forestry Media Center Slide Collection, 1942-2000

Overview of the Collection

Oregon State University. Forestry Media Center.
Forestry Media Center Slide Collection
1942-2000 (inclusive)
1950-1985 (bulk)
8.3 cubic feet, including 18,800 photographs, (9 boxes)
Collection Number
P 299
The Forestry Media Center Slide Collection consists of color slides created, assembled and maintained by the Forestry Media Center as a source of images for instruction and outreach in the Oregon State University College of Forestry. The collection also includes slides created by W.F. McCulloch, Dean of Forestry from 1955 until 1966. The collection includes images of forests and landscapes in North America; timber management, harvesting, and processing; and College of Forestry students and faculty.
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.

Additional Reference Guides

Preliminary container list available online.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Forestry Media Center was established in 1963 to assist in instructional design and media production for the School of Forestry at Oregon State University. In addition to the School (and later College) of Forestry, the Media Center has worked with other OSU units, such as the OSU Extension Service; federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI); and private industry. The Center's activities during the 1960s and 1970s were focussed on the development of synchronized slide programs. The Center has transitioned to the production of web-based media, digital video, and interactive websites.

Walter Fraser (W.F.) McCulloch joined the faculty of the Oregon State College School of Forestry in 1937. He left Oregon State briefly during World War II and returned in 1945 as head of the Department of Forest Management. McCulloch served as Acting Dean of Forestry in 1952-1953 and as Dean from 1955 until 1966.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Forestry Media Center Slide Collection consists of color slides created, assembled, and maintained by the Forestry Media Center as a source of images for instruction and outreach, primarily by the College of Forestry. The slides are organized by subject and location and the general subjects are assigned file numbers. The images document forests in North America; timber management, harvesting, and processing; logging systems; tree diseases and insect damage; forest products research; ecology and wildlife; College of Forestry field trips and workshops; soil types and soil erosion; streams, rivers, and lakes; riparian and hydrology research; dendrology; resource recreation management; and nurseries and reforestation. Images of the Forestry Media Center including staff, logos and graphics, audio-visual equipment, production facilities, and the Self Learning Center are also included.

The McCulloch Slide Files comprise about a third of the collection. These images may have been created and/or assembled by W.F. McCulloch in the course of his teaching, research, and administrative activities. These slides are primarily arranged by location and document various natural and urban landscapes throughout the United States as well as Canada, Japan, and Russia -- primarily during the 1950s and 1960s -- as well as lumber mills and wood processing facilities. The McCulloch slides include images of Native American sites, especially in the southwestern United States. Photographs taken in Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, and Washington as well as Oregon are part of the McCulloch slides.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Forestry Media Center Slide Collection (P 299), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.

Acquisition Information

These slides were transferred to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center by the Forestry Media Center in 2013.

Related Materials

The Special Collections & Archives Research Center's collections include numerous substantial and significant collections documenting forests, forestry, and wood products in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The Gerald W. Williams Collection includes extensive photographic documentation of forestry in the Pacific Northwest. The College of Forestry Records (RG 139), Photographs (P 061), and Moving Images (FV P 061) provide extensive documentation of the forestry research, teaching, and extension programs at Oregon State. Materials assembled and written by W.F. McCulloch pertaining to forestry education and forest management in Oregon comprise the W.F. McCulloch Collection.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Forest products--Oregon.
  • Forest reserves--Oregon.
  • Forestry extension--Oregon.
  • Forestry schools and education--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Forests and forestry--Oregon.
  • Logging--Oregon.
  • Reforestation--Oregon.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.

Personal Names

  • McCulloch, Walter Fraser, 1905- (creator)

Corporate Names

  • Oregon State College. Extension Forestry Program.
  • Oregon State College. School of Forestry.
  • Oregon State University--Students.
  • Oregon State University. College of Forestry.
  • Oregon State University. Extension Forestry Program.
  • Oregon State University. School of Forestry.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Slides.