Guide to the Bertha Andresen Photographs

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Andresen, Bertha.
Title: Bertha Andresen Photographs
Dates: 1902-1911 ( inclusive )
1907-1911 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.01 cubic foot, including 11 photographs (1 box)
Collection Number: P 026
Summary: The Bertha Andresen Photographs consist of images of the Oregon Agricultural College campus and students assembled by Andresen, who graduated from OAC in 1907.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English. 

Biographical Note

Bertha Estella Watrous, from Olympia, Washington, graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1907 with a degree in Literary Commerce. After graduation, she returned to Olympia and worked as a stenographer at the state house in Olympia. In the early 1920s, she married M.G. Andresen.

Content Description

The Bertha Andresen Photographs consist of one mounted photographic print and 10 postcards of the Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) campus and students. The postcards are individually numbered P026:01 through P026:10; the print is not assigned an item number. The postcards include images of several campus buldings or structures, including Alpha Hall, the fountain on lower campus, and the Armory (now McAlexander Fieldhouse); the 1910 graduating class; 1911 commencement activities; the OAC cadets in the 1911 Portland Rose Festival parade and drilling on lower campus; and the 1907 women's and men's basketball teams.

The print shows an athletic field grandstand in 1902 located east of the site of Waldo Hall. Cauthorn (now Fairbanks) Hall is visible in the background. A football team is practicing on the field.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Bertha Andresen Photographs (P 026), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Most of the items in the collection were acquired by the OSU Archives in 1966 or earlier.

Related Materials :  

Many OSU Archives photographic collections include postcards of campus scenes and photographs of athletics teams and events including the Buildings Photograph Collection (P 016) and Harriet's Photograph Collection.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College. Class of 1910.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Sports.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Portland Rose Festival.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Basketball for women--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College sports--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic postcards.
  • Picture postcards.

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