Dean of Women's Office Photographs, 1941-1961

Overview of the Collection

Oregon State University. Dean of Women.
Dean of Women's Office Photographs
1941-1961 (inclusive)
0.01 cubic foot, including 4 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 097
The Dean of Women's Office Photographs consist of group photographs of the participants at the housemothers conferences held at Oregon State University.
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

The Dean of Women's Office was established in 1911 with responsibility for the general welfare of the college's female students. Anna Zoe Crayne was the first Dean. Kate W. Jameson, Dean of Women from 1924-1941, added many programs to the purview of the office, including the Associated Women Students, Mortar Board, and other honorary societies. The office provided housing and employment services, helped to coordinate social and activity programs, and counseled students "on matters of general and personal welfare".

Conferences for housemothers, student counselors, and other advisors to student living groups were held at Oregon State for several weeks during the summer from 1940 until the early 1960s. The conference were attended by women from throughout United States. In the 1950s, the event became known as the Hostesses and Head Residents Conference.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Dean of Women's Office Photographs consists of group photographs of the participants in the conference for housemothers, hostesses, and head residents at Oregon State in the summers of 1941, 1951 (2 prints), and 1961. All of the images are b/w prints; the 1951 and 1961 images include the participants' names. The 1951 photographs were made by Hise Studio in Corvallis, Oregon.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Dean of Women's Office Photographs (P 097), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The photographs were acquired by the Archives in the 1960s.

Related Materials

Additional materials pertaining to housemothers at Oregon State are available in the Resident Hostess Club of Oregon State College Records (RG 133), the Memorabilia Collection (MC-Housemothers for Fraternities and MC-Housemothers Conferences), and Harriet's Collection (#2655). Materials pertaining to the administration and programs of the Dean of Women are available in the Dean of Women's Office Records (RG 057).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Congresses and conventions--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Housemothers--Oregon--Corvallis.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon State College--Employees.
  • Oregon State University--Employees.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints.

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Hise Studio. (creator)