Clark Edwards Schultz Papers, 1900-1982

Overview of the Collection

Schultz, Clark Edwards, 1893-1983.
Clark Edwards Schultz Papers
1900-1982 (inclusive)
1971 (bulk)
0.25 cubic foot, including 14 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
MSS Schultz
The Clark Edwards Schultz Papers document the life and experiences of Schultz as a child in Illinois and a student at Oregon Agricultural College from 1909 to 1912 as well as his career in agricultural inspections and shipping, primarily in California. The Papers consist primarily of autobiographical essays written by Schultz in the early 1970s.
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

Clark Edwards Schultz and his family moved to Corvallis in 1909 and Schultz enrolled in Oregon Agricultural College. He graduated in 1912 with a B.S. degree in agriculture. The family moved to California in 1912 and operated an orange grove. Schultz worked as an inspector of fruit and vegetable crops and in wholesale agricultural shipping at various locations throughout the U.S., but primarily in California. Schultz died in California in 1983.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Clark Edwards Schultz Papers consist of materials created and assembled by Schultz documenting his life and experiences. The bulk of the materials are autobiographical essays about his childhood in Illinois; student years at Oregon Agricultural College and life in Corvallis; and his career in agricultural inspections and wholesale shipping in California. The papers also include letters that accompanied the essays; genealogical information about the Edwards, Schultz, Lewis, and Martin families compiled by Schultz; several newsclippings and ephemeral items including programs for the 25th anniversary celebration of Oregon Agricultural College in 1910; and photographs.

The photographs consist of several black-and-white and color prints of Schultz as a child, youth, and adult and of his family members; a color slide of grapes at his ranch in California; and several prints of the interior and exterior of the Schultz home in Corvallis.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Clark Edwards Schultz Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Custodial History

The essays were written by Schultz for his grandsons and nephews. The materials were found, assembled, and organized by Celeste Van Anda, the widow of Robert Van Anda (Schultz' nephew; the son of his sister, Anita), after Robert's death in 2006.

Acquisition Information

The materials were donated to the Archives by Celeste J. Van Anda in 2008.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Agriculture--California.
  • College environment--Oregon--Corvallis.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Autobiographies.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Slides.