The Agricultural Engineering Department Motion Picture Films document strawberry harvesting in Oregon in the 1960s, especially the development of mechanical harvesting equipment by Oregon State University researchers, and the growing and processing of fiber flax in the Willamette Valley in the 1940s.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.Preferred Citation :
Agricultural Engineering Department Motion Picture Films (P 106), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
The films have been assigned individual numbers (P106:1-6).
The films are 16 mm, in black and white as well as color. All of the films are silent, except the flax film (P106:6) which includes a soundtrack.
Related Materials :
Other motion picture films of strawberry harvesting are part of the Extension and Experiment Station Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (P 120) and Experiment Station Communications Films (P 132). Several hundred color slides of strawberry harvesting are part of the Bioresource Engineering Photographic Collection (P 106). The Dean E. Booster Papers include research records and photographs documenting the development of a mechanized strawberry harvester.
The Bioresource Engineering Department Records (RG 1) include materials related to flax research. Photographs of flax growing, processing, and research are part of the Bioresource Engineering Department Photographic Collection (P 106).
Detailed Description of the Collection
Produced by the Cooperative Research Project of the US Department of Agriculture and the Oregon State College Agricultural Experiment Station.
Description from the 1953 Department of Visual Instruction catalog: "Scenes of the growing, harvesting, and processing of fiber flax in the Willamette Valley. Planting, chemical weeding, mechanical pulling, seeding, retting, processing, and use of flax fibers."