Robert H. Gellatly Photograph Collection, circa 1891-1899

Overview of the Collection

Gellatly, Robert H. (Robert Holmes), 1875-1965.
Robert H. Gellatly Photograph Collection
circa 1891-1899 (inclusive)
0.01 cubic foot, including 3 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 074
The Robert H. Gellatly Photograph Collection consists of photographs of Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) students in the 1890s. Gellatly earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from OAC in 1899.
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

Robert H. Gellatly attended Oregon Agricultural College at various times from 1891 to 1899, when he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering. He was born in Philomath, Oregon in 1875 and was a farmer in Philomath after completing his education. He died in Benton County, Oregon, in 1975. His sisters, Jennie and Delia Gellatly also attended OAC, earning degrees in domestic science and arts in 1894. Delia Gellatly married C.E. Dentler.

Will Bloss, the son of College President John M. Bloss spent 1893-1894 in Corvallis. Although not enrolled as a student, he coached and quarterbacked the first college football team (1893), sang first baritone with the College Quartette, and coached the college baseball team the following spring (1894). After 3 years of service in the U.S. Army at Vancouver, Washington, he returned to Corvallis in 1897 and coached the championship 1897 football team.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Robert H. Gellatly Photograph Collection consists of three duplicate prints of 1890s photographs; the items are individually numbered P074:1 through P074:3. They include images of Oregon Agricultural College students and local residents of Corvallis and Benton County. One is identifed as a group that took a picnic hike to Philomath and includes Lyman Bundy, Julia Cooper, Kenneth Cooper, Louise Cooper, Sam Dolan, Edna Irvine (B.F. Irvine's daughter), Mary Nolan, and Mike Walker. The Coopers were the nieces of Corvallis physician, Dr. George Farra.

Another image depicts 24 male Oregon Agricultural College students at the doorway of the Mechanical Hall; it includes Robert Gellatly.

The third image shows Will Bloss, C.E. Dentler, and Jennie and Delia Gellatly on the front porch of the house at the northeast corner of 4th and Harrison in Corvallis where they lived while Robert Gellatly and his sisters were in school.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Robert H. Gellatly Photograph Collection (P 074), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The items were acquired by the Archives in the early 1960s.

Related Materials

The Memorabilia Collection includes several of Gellatly's student papers (MC-Gellatly, Robert) and information about the Gellatly family (MC-Gellatly, John).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints.