Guide to the James A. Sewell Photograph Album
1902-1904

Print this Finding Aid | Email this Finding Aid


Results

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Sewell, James A., 1881-1959.
Title: James A. Sewell Photograph Album
Dates: circa 1902-1904 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.1 cubic foot, including 87 photographs (1 oversize box)
Collection Number: P 259
Summary: The James A. Sewell Photograph Album consists of a photographic album assembled by Sewell documenting a wide variety of student activities while he was a student at Oregon Agricultural College at the beginning of the 20th century. Sewell, the grandson of Oregon pioneers Henry Sewell and Isaac Allen, returned to Hillsboro and was a farmer until his death in 1959.
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 in English. 

Biographical Note

James A. Sewell was the son of James H. and Sarah (Allen) Sewell and the grandson of Henry Sewell an Oregon pioneer who settled in Oregon in 1843. James A. Sewell was born on April 18, 1881 in Hillsboro, Oregon and attended Tualatin Academy in the 1899-1900 and 1900-1901 school years. He was a student at Oregon Agricultural College from 1901 to 1903, studying mechanical engineering. He later returned to Hillsboro and was a farmer until his death on October 10, 1959. His name is listed as James Ambrose Sewell in OSU records, but genealogical research shows that he is James Allen Sewell.

Content Description

The James A. Sewell Photograph Album consists of a photograph album assembled by James A. Sewell and is made up of photographs taken at Oregon Agricultural College in about 1902 to 1904. In addition to portrait and group shots of football team players, these photographs document a football game on the OAC campus, cadet formations on campus, the women’s basketball team, track and field events, and a student trip to the Oregon Coast. The album also includes photographs of the exterior and interior views of campus buildings, men’s and women’s physical education classes, and of the band.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

James A. Sewell Photograph Album (P 259), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

This collection consists of one series: I. Photograph Album. The photographs are described in the order in which they appear in the album. Most of the photographs in the album are numbered and these numbers are given in the detailed description of the collection. The photographs are not in numerical order in the album.

Acquisition Information :  

This album was acquired in 2006.

Related Materials :  


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Photograph Album, circa 1902-1904
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 1: Football team sitting on steps of Mechanical Hall, 1902
Samuel Lewis Burnaugh center front; William Gustav Abraham, third row, far left; Albert Burton Bower, second row, second from left
1 2: Football team, 1902
Second athletic field
1 3: Football team, 1902
Second athletic field
1 4: Football team, 1902
Second athletic field
1 5: Two football players, 1902
1 6: Four football players, 1902
1 7: Five football players, 1902
1 8: Five football players, 1902
From left to right: William Gustav Abraham; John H. Gault; Sameul Lewis Burnaugh; Albert Burton Bower, Lyman Albert Bundy
9: Football team, 1902
1 10: Football team, 1902
1 11: Second Athletic Field, circa 1902
Opposite Armory-Gym. Cauthorn Hall is in the background
12: Men's physical education class, circa 1902
Held in Armory-Gym
1 13: Cadets sitting in front of Mechanical Hall, circa 1902
1 14: Cadets, holding their hats, in front of Mechanical Hall, circa 1902
1 15: Cadets, wearing their hats in front of Mechanical Hall, circa 1902
1 16: Mechanical engineering classroom, circa 1902
Mechanical Hall
1 21: Football player, 1903
Albert Burton Bower
1 22: Football player, 1902
1 23: Two football players, 1903
1 24: Football players, 1903
1 17: Mechanical engineering classroom, circa 1902
Mechanical Hall
1 18: Woodworking classroom, circa 1902
1 25: Football team, 1902
Samuel Lewis Burnaugh, center, front row; Albert Burton Bower, fifth from left, front row
1 26: Football player, 1902
1 28: The 02-03 Arrows Basketball team, circa 1903
Print partially hand-colored. The Arrows were an early basketball team. Hamon S. Bilyeu, Will Scott, back left to right. Carl "Rat" Rinehart, Claude Vivian "Skeeter" Swann, front left to right.
1 29: The 02-03 Arrows Basketball team, circa 1903
The Arrows were an early OAC basketball team. Will Scott, Hamon S. Bilyeu, Jack Bruce Patterson back, left to front; Carl "Rat" Rinehart, Claude Vivian "Skeeter" Swann, front, left to right
33: Women's basketball team, circa 1903
1 34: Men's physical education class, circa 1903
Students lined up in Armory-Gym
1 35: Students standing, with arms folded, in Armory-Gym, circa 1903
1 36: Men's physical education class, circa 1903
Students, lying on stomachs, in Armory-Gym
1 37: Men's physical education class, circa 1903
Students, sitting with hands on waists, in Armory-Gym
1 38: Basketball team, circa 1903
Harry E. Rooper, back, far left
1 39: Basketball team, 1903
Harry E. Rooper, back, far left
1 40: Basketball team, 1903
Harry E. Rooper, back, far left
1 41: Basketball team, 1903
1 42: Marching band, circa 1903
1 43: Marching band, circa 1903
Print is identical to 42
1 44: Women athletes, 1904
1 48: Five women athletes, circa 1904
Standing
1 49: Five women athletes, circa 1904
Sitting
1 50: Marching Band, circa 1904
Agricultural House in background
51: Cadets, circa 1904
Marching with rifles
1 52: Band members, circa 1904
1 53: Band members, circa 1904
Band marching down Corvallis street
46: Track and field scene, circa 1904
Sprinters at the start line
1 47: Band members, circa 1904
Print is identical to 52
48: Cadets in field holding rifles, circa 1904
1 49: Cadets in field with band in the background , circa 1904
1 50: Cadets in field firing rifles, circa 1904
1 51: Track and field, circa 1904
1 52: Track and field, circa 1904
Officials, other athletes, and spectators in the background
1 53: Track and field, circa 1904
Runner crossing the finishing line; officials and spectators
1 54: Track and field, circa 1904
Group of runners crossing the finishing line; officials and spectators
1 59: Cadets marching in field, circa 1904
1 60: Cadets marching in field, circa 1904
Print is identical to 59
1 64: Beach scene, circa 1904
1 65: Beach scene showing beach, circa 1904
1 92: Bare-chested man, circa 1904
Facing away,showing off muscles. Wrestlers(?)
1 82: Mechanical Hall, circa 1904
1 90: Potted "Glory of the Pacific" chrysanthemum, 1903
1 84: Armory-Gym, circa 1904
1 86: Interior scene, circa 1904
1 97: Graduation class, circa 1904
1 81: Agricultural Hall, circa 1904
1 66: Students at coast, circa 1904
Students in bathing costumes in surf
1 67: Ocean seen from boat, circa 1904
1 68: Students on the T.M. Richardson, circa 1904
1 69: Ocean and beach grasses, circa 1904
1 93: Women students on porch, circa 1904
Students making daisy chains
1 83: Benton Hall, circa 1904
91: Bare-chested man, circa 1904
Man showing muscles. Wrestler (?)
70: Students in surf, circa 1904
1 71: Cadets standing at attention in front of Agricultural Hall, circa 1904
1 72: Cadets standing at attention, circa 1904
Company "C"
1 73: Cadets standing at attention, circa 1904
Company "B"
1 74: Cadets, standing at attention, circa 1904
Company "D"
1 85: Lady of the Fountain, circa 1902
Gift presented to the college by the senior class of 1902
1 79: Photo of a drawing, circa 1903
Drawing of white plumes with words "arrows", "champions", and "Corvallis"
1 75: Cadets, circa 1904
Print is identical to 72
1 76: Eight cadets standing at attention, circa 1904
1 77: Cadets standing at attention , circa 1904
Company "A"
1 78: Cadets, circa 1904
Print is identical to 77
1 79: Cadets, circa 1904
Company "D"
1 27: Two bare-chested men, circa 1904
Wrestlers (?)
1 River scene with students standing in the background, circa 1904
1 Four students at the coast, circa 1904
Wearing bathing costumes, sitting on log in the surf.

^ Return to Top

Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College. Cadet Corps.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Corvallis (Or.)
  • Pacific Coast (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Basketball for women--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College sports--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Marching bands--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Physical education and training--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums.

    ^ Return to Top