Guide to the Hatfield Marine Science Center Photographs

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Title: Hatfield Marine Science Center Photographs
Dates: 1965-1997 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.05 cubic foot, including 40 photographs (1 box)
Collection Number: P 254
Summary: The Hatfield Marine Science Center Photographs consist of images of the Center's facilities in Newport Oregon; Yaquina Bay and the Oregon coast at Newport; and Oregon State University's research vessels. The Marine Science Center was established by Oregon State University in 1965 as a marine laboratory for research, education, and outreach.
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. 

Historical Note

Oregon State University established the Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, in 1965 as a marine laboratory. In 1983, the Marine Science Center was officially re-named as the Hatfield Marine Science Center for Oregon Governor and U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield. The Center serves as Oregon State University's campus for research, education, and outreach in marine and coastal sciences.

The 180-foot Yaquina research vessel was commissioned by the OSU Department of Oceanography in 1964.

The Totem buoy was an OSU Department of Oceanography project in the late 1960s to construct a 30-ton 194-foot research buoy. The Totem was towed to sea in a horizontal position, forced to a vertical position, and used for oceanographic research.

Content Description

The Hatfield Marine Science Center Photographs document the Center's facilities and surroundings in Newport, Oregon. The photographs include aerials views of the Center buildings and docks, the Newport Jetty, Yaquina Bay, and the Newport coastline and waterfront. About half of the collection consists of color slides taken in 1997 of the exteriors of the Center buildings.

Photographs of Oregon State University's research vessels, the Paiute, Cayuse, and Yaquina are included as well as the Totem buoy. One photographic print depicts the Oceanography Building (now Burt Hall) on the Corvallis campus. A 1975 photograph by Lee Kuhn shows Spencer Smith, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildife Service; R.E. Dimick, Head of the OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildife from 1935 to 1963; and Richard Tubb, the newly appointed department head for Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU.

The collection includes a variety of formats: color slides; b/w and color prints; and negatives and prints of 9x9 inch color and b/w aerial photographs. Identified photographers include the OSU News Bureau, Lee Kuhn, and William Q. Wick.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Hatfield Marine Science Center Photographs (P 254), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Photographs were transferred to the Archives from the Hatfield Marine Science Center in several accessions between 1991 and 2004.

Future Additions :  

Additions to the collection are expected.

Related Materials :  

Additional documentation of the Center's facilities and research activities are available in the Hatfield Marine Science Center Records (RG 194) and Videotapes (FV P 254). Additional photographs of the Center's activities are available in Harriet's Collection, the News and Communications Services Photographs (P 057), the Gwil Evans Photographic Collection (P 082), and the Bill Reasons Photograph Collection (P 151). The William Q. Wick Papers document the career and research of Wick, Sea Grant College Program Director from 1973 to 1990.


  • Personal Names :
  • Dimick, Roland Eugene, 1900-
  • Smith, Spencer H.
  • Tubb, Richard A.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University--Buildings.
  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Oceanographic research ships--Oregon.
  • Oceanographic research stations--Oregon.
  • Oceanography--Research--Oregon.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Newport (Or.)
  • Yaquina Bay (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Aerial photographs.
  • Film negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Slides.
    • Other Creators :
    • Kuhn, Lee W.
    • Wick, William Q.
    • Oregon State University. News Bureau.

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