Snook and Traver Ledger
1917-1918

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Creator: Snook and Traver (Firm)
Title: Snook and Traver Ledger
Dates: 1917-1918 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.05 cubic foot (1 oversize box)
Collection Number: MSS Snook
Summary: The Snook and Traver ledger documents the construction costs for the Oregon Agricultural College Library. Snook and Traver was a Corvallis, Oregon, contractor that constructed many buildings on the OAC campus.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Snook and Traver was a Corvallis, Oregon, contractor that constructed many buildings on the OAC campus. The company was started by Harmon Snook and later operated by his daughter Ella Snook and her husband Louis Traver. Snook and Traver was awarded the general contract for construction of the Oregon Agricultural College library (now Kidder Hall) by the Board of Regents on May 25, 1917; construction began immediately and the building was completed for occupancy in September 1918. The original contract with Snook and Traver was for $83,700; they were ultimately paid $95,099.40.

Content Description

The Snook and Traver ledger documents construction costs for the Oregon Agricultural College Library (now Kidder Hall). The ledger includes materials and labor costs, the names of the companies or individuals from whom materials were purchased, and a record of payments by OAC.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

The ledger was donated to the Archives by Peter R. Snook, the grandson of Harmon Snook.

Related Materials :  

Other materials pertaining to the construction of the library are part of the Library Records (RG 9); President's Office Records (RG 13); Board of Regents Records (RG 8); and Business Affairs Records (RG 17).


Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon Agricultural College. Library
    • Subject Terms :
    • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis
      • Other Creators :
      • Snook, Ella
      • Snook, Harmon
      • Traver, Louis

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