Pitts Elmore Photographs, 1921-1922

Overview of the Collection

Elmore, J. Pitts, 1903-
Pitts Elmore Photographs
1921-1922 (inclusive)
0.01 cubic foot, including 7 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 123
The Pitts Elmore Photographs consist of several views of Oregon Agricultural College buildings and campus scenes taken by Elmore, who graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1925.
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

Pitts Elmore, from Santa Maria California, attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1920 until 1925, with a break in 1924 due to illness. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering. Elmore was an avid campus photographer and was Assistant Editor of the 1924 Beaver yearbook. Many of his photos were published in the 1923, 1924, and 1925 editions of the Beaver. He lived in California after graduation.

Elmore was born in Kansas City Missouri on January 29, 1903 and died in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4, 1994.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Pitts Elmore Photographs consist of four images of campus scenes and buildings. They include the Trysting Tree, the entrance to Waldo Hall, and the entrance to Apperson (now Kearney) Hall -- all taken in the spring of 1922. An image of the front of Apperson Hall after a snowstorm in the winter of 1921-1922 is also included.

Several duplicate prints of the Trysting Tree image (made in the 1980s or 1990s) are part of this collection. The original glass negative for the Trysting Tree photograph is part of the Sydney Trask Photographic Collection (P096:009).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Pitts Elmore Photographs (P 123), 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 photographs taken by Elmore are part of Harriet's Collection (HC 2949). Many of the Archives' photographic collections include images of campus building and scenes, including Harriet's Collection and the Buildings Photographic Collection (P 016).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints.