Walter E. Morris Photograph Collection, 1909-1911

Overview of the Collection

Morris, Walter E.
Walter E. Morris Photograph Collection
1909-1911 (inclusive)
0.01 cubic foot, including 4 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 122
The Walter E. Morris Photograph Collection consists of several photographic postcards of Oregon Agricultural College students. Morris graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1912.
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

Walter Edmund Morris, originally from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, attended Oregon Agricultural College for four academic years, from 1908-1909 through 1911-1912. He graduated in 1912 with a BS in Commerce and was a member of Delta Omega fraternity. Morris gave the senior class oration, The Senior's Benediction, at the Senior Convocation during Commencement Week in 1912. After graduation, Morris returned to Pennsylvania and worked as an attorney in Punxsutawney.

Delta Omega was established as a local fraternity at Oregon Agricultural College in 1910 and later became a chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon national fraternity.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Walter E. Morris Collection consists of four photographic postcards of Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) students collected by Morris during his student years at OAC. The images include the bandstand dedication in 1910; the OAC football squad in 1911; the sophomore football team for 1909; and members of the Delta Omega fraternity. The image of the sophomore football team for 1909 was published in the 1911 Orange yearbook (p. 215). The Delta Omega fraternity photograph shows the group on the front steps of the fraternity's first house at 1353 Monroe Street.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Walter E. Morris Photograph Collection (P 122), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

These items were donated to the Archives in 1969.

Related Materials

The Memorabilia Collection includes materials for the Class of 1912, including the text of Morris' commencement oration, as well as information about Sigma Alpha Epsilon and other fraternities at Oregon State University. The A. Freeman Mason Scrapbook includes materials documenting the Delta Omega fraternity. Many OSU Archives photographic collections include images of campus scenes, student groups, and athletic teams and events.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Football--Oregon--Corvallis.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic postcards.