Alumni Association Motion Picture Films
1942-1998 ( inclusive )
1952-1969 ( bulk )
4 cubic feet, including 25
motion picture film reels and 8 videotapes (2 boxes and 9 film cans)
The Alumni Association Motion Picture
Films and Videotapes consist of moving image materials created or
assembled by the Oregon State University Alumni Association. They include
promotional films; recordings of special events, such as commencement and
OSU centennial activities; films of football games; footage honoring
Oregon State alumni; and videotapes of alumni award
Oregon State University
An alumni organization was established at OSU (then Corvallis College)
in 1875; John Bryson (Class of 1874) was the first president. In 1914 a
formal constitution was adopted that provided for a five-member board.
E.B. Lemon became the first regular alumni secretary in 1915 and started
the alumni magazine, the
OAC Alumnus. In 1926, the alumni magazine
became the Oregon State Monthly; it became
the Oregon Stater in 1940 and has retained
that title since.
In 1929, the alumni office was moved from the Commerce Building to the
newly completed Memorial Union. The CH2M Hill Alumni Center was completed
on campus in 1997; it was built as a conference and meeting center and as
the home of OSU Alumni Association events and its administrative
Oregon State University commemorated the centennnial of its founding
during the 1968-1969 academic year with a variety of events.
Oregon State football teams played in the 1942, 1957, and 1965 Rose
Bowls, at the end of the 1941, 1956, and 1964 football seasons. The 1942
Rose Bowl was relocated from the west coast to Durham, North Carolina.
The Alumni Association Motion Picture Films and Videotapes consist of
moving image materials created or assembled by the Oregon State University
Alumni Association. The collection includes promotional films, such as the
This is Oregon State, and recordings of
special events, such as commencement, OSU centennial activities, and the
first television course in Oregon taught by Chemistry Professor, Wendell
Slabaugh. The bulk of the motion picture films are of Oregon State
football games in the 1950s and early 1960s. Also of note are films about
the 1964 football season and the homecoming banquet for the 1942 Rose Bowl
Several alumni are featured in the films and videotapes, including
Terry Baker, Henry L. Bauer, Robert D. Cess, Hope Chamberlin, Ronald T.
Miller, and Warren Washingon. The videotapes include recordings of several
alumni award presentations in the 1990s and 1991 productions honoring the
Class of 1941 and the Class of 1966.
All of the films are 16 mm; most are b/w. The bulk of the videotapes
are VHS format; one is a 1/2" open reel videotape.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation :
Alumni Association Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV P 017),
Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
Organized into two series: I. Motion Picture Films, 1942-1969 and II.
Videotapes, 1974-1998. All items have been assigned individual
Acquisition Information :
The videotapes were transferred in several accessions from 1995 to
Future Additions :
Additions to the collection are expected.
Related Materials :
Adminstrative records and photographs of the Alumni Association are
available in the Alumni Relations Records (RG 035) and Photographs (P
017). Numerous other films of Oregon State football games and teams are
part of the Intercollegiate Athletics Motion Picture Films and Videotapes
(FV P 031).
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series I: Motion Picture Films, 1942-1969
The Motion Picture Films consist of promotional productions; recordings
of special events, such as commencement and OSU cenntennial activities;
and films of football games and related events. The promotional
productions include a short film about OSU broadcast during intermission
of the General Electric College Bowl television broadcast in 1962 and
This is Oregon State. The films include a
recording of the first chemistry course taught via television in 1957 and
A Day in the Life of Terry Baker produced
by KATU-TV. The bulk of the films are of Oregon State College football
games in the 1950s and early 1960s; a recording of a television program
about the 1964 football season leading up to Oregon State's 1965 trip to
the Rose Bowl; and the 1942 Rose Bowl homecoming banquet.
FV P017:01: OSU film for General Electric College
Bowl broadcast, 1962
From CBS television; this is likely the short film about OSU that was
broadcast during intermission of the College Bowl broadcast with OSU
contestants; 25 feet; b/w; no sound.
FV P017:02: This is Oregon
Produced by the Oregon State College Alumni Association and several
student organizations and funded by the Class of 1947, this color 16 mm
file (with sound) includes a general introduction to the College as well
as profiles of each academic school, student activities, and athletics.
VHS use copy available.
FV P017:05: Oregon State College
300 feet; b/w.
Oregon State University
FV P017:06: Parade, October 26,
Color; 200 feet.
FV P017:07: Centennial Charter Day Convocation
Dinner, October 26,
FV P017:27: The Possible
Produced by KGW-TV, Portland, and Pacific NW Bell, the film provides an
overview of campus and campus activities; color; 1000 feet. Additional
copies in the Continuing Higher Education Motion Picture Films (FV P
FV P017:08: Unidentified magnetic sound
FV P017:14: Chemistry course taught by Wendell
Slabaugh on closed-circuit television, April
Dr. Wendell Slabaugh taught the first television course for credit from
a college or university in Oregon in the Spring of 1957. The course,
Chemistry 201, was closed-circuit from the studio in Shepard Hall to
viewing rooms in Dearborn Hall. Bill Rush of the Division of Continuing
Education filmed this presentation in April of 1957 from one corner of the
studio to preserve this "Oregon first". The course was produced by Prof.
Harold Livingston of the Speech Department with a crew of 12 students. In
the Fall of 1957, KOAC-TV went on the air and Dr. Slabaugh taught the same
course as part of the Interinstitutional Televised Teaching Project. b/w;
FV P017:26: A Day in the Life
of Terry Baker, October 5,
Produced by KATU-TV; presented to the OSU Alumni Association by Joe
Fisher Ford, Portland, Oregon; b/w; 1000 feet.
FV P017:03: Oregon State vs Kansas, 1957
FV P017:09: Rose Bowl Homecoming Banquet, 1942
Color, 16 mm, approx. 300 ft; includes footage of banquet and of OSC vs
University of Oregon football game in November 1941 and the campus
celebration that followed.
FV P017:15: Oregon State vs University of
b/w; 1500 feet
FV P017:16: Oregon State vs Michigan
State, October 4,
Filmed by George B. Cox of Corvallis, Oregon; b/w; poor condition due
to shrinkage; 1200 feet.
FV P017:17: Oregon State vs UCLA, 1955
Duplication master and DVD use copy available; b/w; 2000 feet.
FV P017:18: Oregon State vs Brigham Young
b/w; 1400 feet; poor condition due to shrinkage.
FV P017:19: Oregon State vs University of
b/w; 1400 feet
FV P017:20 - FV P017:21: Unidentified games,
b/w; poor condition due to shrinkage; 1300 feet each.
FV P017:22: Coaching film, circa
b/w; 1500 feet.
FV P017:23: Oregon State vs Stanford
b/w; 1100 feet; poor condition due to shrinkage
FV P017:24: Oregon State vs University of
b/w; 1000 feet
FV P017:25: Unidentified game, circa
b/w; 1000 feet.
FV P017:28: OSU All the
Kinescope recording of a television program on the 1964 OSU football
season leading to OSU playing the 1965 Rose Bowl; b/w; with sound; 1800
feet. Credits list Bruce King and Marlan Holland. Includes footage of
Tommy Prothro and highlights from games throughout the season. Bruce King
was Sports Director/Anchor at KEZI-TV in Eugene from 1960-1965; Marlan
Holland played football for the University of Oregon in the 1950s,
including the 1958 University of Oregon Rose Bowl team. The program was
likely produced and broadcast by KEZI-TV.
The videotapes include recordings of several alumni award presentations
and the dedication of the Benton Hall Clock Tower, a gift of the Class of
1988; productions honoring the classes of 1941 and 1966; and a 1974
interview of Hope Chamberlin, a journalist and author who graduated from
Oregon State College in 1938. All of the videotapes are VHS format, except
for the Chamberlin interview which is on 1/2" open reel.
FV P017:10: E.B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award
Ceremony; Robert D. Cess, recipient, May 11,
FV P017:11: Class of 1941
Through the Years, 1991
Produced by the Alumni Association for the 50th reunion of the Class of
FV P017:12: Class of
Produced by Thomas A. Cooper for the 25th reunion of the Class of
FV P017:13: Benton Hall Clock Tower
FV P017:29: Alumni Awards, May 21,
E.B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award to Henry L. Bauer.
FV P017:30: E.B. Lemon Award Dinner, May 17,
Warren Washington, award recipient.
FV P017:31: Presentation of OSU Distinguished Alumni
Award to Ronald T. Miller, April 24,
FV P017:32: Interview of Hope Chamberlin by Shirley
Howard of KOAC, 1974