Audiovisual Education Scrapbook, 1930-1939

Overview of the Collection

Oregon State System of Higher Education. General Extension Division.
Audiovisual Education Scrapbook
1930-1939 (inclusive)
0.2 cubic foot, (1 oversize box)
Collection Number
MSS Audiovisual
The Audiovisual Education Scrapbook consists of clippings from newspapers throughout Oregon that document the film library housed at Oregon State College as part of the Visual Instruction Department. The clippings describe new films acquired as well as showings throughout the state.
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.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

A Visual Instruction Department was created around 1932 as a unit of the Oregon State System of Higher Education's General Extension Division, and was located on the Oregon State College campus in Corvallis. The department made slides and films available to schools, community clubs, churches, and other organizations for educational purposes. U.S. Burt was the first department head.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Audiovisual Education Scrapbook consists of clippings from newspapers throughout Oregon pertaining to new motion picture films acquired by the Visual Instruction Department; showings of films at Oregon State College and elsewhere throughout the state; and news about the department and its director, U.S. Burt.

The scrapbook includes a brochure (synopsis sheet) for Universal Newspaper Newsreels that lists Garden Greens Deck New Hats about Oregon State College coeds decorating hats with "lettuce and stuff from the kitchen garden."

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Audiovisual Education Scrapbook, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The scrapbook was transferred from Audiovisual Education in 1965.

Related Materials

The Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides (P 217) consist of slide sets assembled and loaned by the Oregon State System of Higher Education General Extension Division. See the Memorabilia Collection (MC-Visual Instruction, Dept. of) for a 1932 catalog of the department's visual aids. Additional information about visual instruction and the use of motion picture films is available in the Extension Service Records (RG 111). The Oregon State Board of Higher Education Records (RG 130) include additional information about the Oregon State System of Higher Education and its departments.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Audio-visual education--Oregon.
  • Educational films--Oregon.
  • Motion picture film collections--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Motion pictures in education--Oregon.
  • Motion pictures in higher education--Oregon.

Personal Names

  • Burt, U. S.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon State College--Students.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Scrapbooks.