McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs, 1962

Overview of the Collection

WAC Corp.
McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs
1962 (inclusive)
0.15 cubic foot, including 82 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 294
The McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs consist of images made by Western Aerial Contractors, Inc. of Eugene, Oregon, in 1962.
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

Beginning in 1926, the Oregon State University College of Foresty has acquired and managed a number of forest properties for the purposes of research and instruction. The largest and oldest of these tracts of land is the McDonald/Dunn Research Forest which was purchased with funds donated by Mary McDonald. The forest currently consists of approximately 11,250 acres.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs consist of photographic prints (9x9 inches) made by Western Aerial Contractors, Inc. (WAC Corp.) of Eugene, Oregon, on July 23, 1962. The photographs depict the forest cover within the McDonald Forest as well as areas immediately surrounding the forest. The photographs are at an approximate scale 1:12,000 and were made in 7 north-south flight lines. An index map showing the flight lines and locations of images is part of the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs (P 294), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Custodial History

The photographs were acquired by the Oregon State University Library in 1963.

Acquisition Information

The photographs were transferred from the Oregon State University Libraries map collection to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2013.

Related Materials

Extensive materials pertaining to McDonald Forest and the OSU Research Forests are part of the College of Forestry Records (RG 139) and Photographs (P 061). The Special Collections & Archives Research Center includes many other collections of aerial photographs, including the United States Department of Agriculture Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon for 1972-1994 (P 267).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Experimental forests--Oregon--McDonald Forest.
  • Forest reserves--Oregon--McDonald Forest.

Corporate Names

  • OSU Research Forests.
  • Oregon State University. School of Forestry.

Geographical Names

  • Benton County (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
  • Corvallis (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
  • McDonald Forest (Or.)--Aerial photographs.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Aerial photographs.
  • Index maps.