Guide to the David Robert Marr Photograph Album
[ca. 1918] - 1922

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Marr, David Robert
Title: David Robert Marr Photograph Album
Dates: [ca. 1918] - 1922 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. ( 55 b/w prints and 36 hand colored (assorted sizes; 2 b/w postcards))
Collection Number: P 232
Summary: The David Robert Marr Photograph Album consists of photographic prints collected and assembled by Marr, documenting campus buildings and grounds and student activities during Marr's years at Oregon Agricultural College. David R. Marr attending OAC from 1918 to 1922, graduating with a BS in Commerce.
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. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

David R. Marr, of Dundee, Oregon, attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1918-1922, graduating with a BS in Commerce. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, was involved with the Glee Club during his freshman year and played cornet in the Orchestra and R.O.T.C. Band during his sophomore through senior years. After graduating it is believed that he was a music and/or band teacher at Shasta Union High School in Redding, California.

Content Description

This collection consists of photographic prints collected and assembled by David R. Marr, documenting campus buildings and grounds and student activities during Marr's years at Oregon Agricultural College. The collection includes several formal hand colored campus photos taken by the Ball and Howell's Studios of Corvallis, snapshots of the R.O.T.C. Cadet band during their travels, various views of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Junior Weekend Canoe Fete festivities. Also included are photos of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge taken by Cross and Dimmitt, and two postcard photos of the Canadian Rockies.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

David Robert Marr Photograph Album (P 232), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Custodial History :  

The collection was donated to the O.S.U. Archives by Bret Speers in 1997.

Related Materials :  

The Memorabilia Collection includes a file for David Marr (degree, invitations and cards).


Detailed Description of the Collection

Album
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 page 1: Humorous shot of David Marr? being hazed by a senior
1 page 2: Trysting Tree and Administration Building (Benton Hall)
1 page 3: Formal dance presumably held at Sigma Phi Epsilon
Howell's Studio (photographer)
1 page 4: Students and faculty assembled on Library Quad
1 page 5: Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, 1921
Photo appears in 1922 Beaver.
1 page 6: Mt. Hood from Lost Lake, Oregon
Photograph by Cross & Dimmitt.
1 page 7: Mt. Hood from Lost Lake, Oregon
Photograph by Cross & Dimmitt.
1 page 8: Multnomah Falls
Photograph by Cross & Dimmitt.
1 page 8: Mary's River? view>
1 page 9: Campus view of bandstand, Agriculture Hall and Dairy Building (Social Science Hall)
Ball Studio (photographer)
1 page 9: Apperson Hall
1 page 10: Latourell Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon
Photography by Cross & Dimmitt.
1 page 11: Looking west from north entrance of Administration Building (Benton Hall)
Ball Studio (photographer)
1 page 11: Administration Building (Benton Hall)
Ball Studio (photographer)
1 page 12: Junior Weekend Canoe Fete on Mary's River
2 photographs
1 page 12: Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon
Photography by Cross & Dimmitt.
hand colored photograph
1 page 13: Cadet Band in front of Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall)
1 page 14: Cadet Band in front of Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall)
1 page 15: Ocean views with haystack rocks
3 photos
1 page 15: Small boat, The Charm
1 page 16: Ocean views with haystack rocks
2 photos
1 page 16: Sternwheeler boat on bay or river
1 page 16: David Marr? in cadet uniform on sidewalk
2 photos
1 page 16: David Marr? and Captain Harry Beard in uniform on sidewalk>
1 page 17: Ocean view with haystack rocks
1 page 17: Lumber yard
2 photos
1 page 17: Young children
3 photos
1 page 17: Cadets
2 photos
1 page 18: Interior view of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house?
1 page 19: Cadet band at train stations
4 photos
1 page 19: Lumber mill
1 page 19: Bay front
1 page 19: David Marr? in uniform standing in front of building
1 page 20: Interior view of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house?
1 page 21: Cadet band on tour, including Myrtle Point
5 photos
1 page 22: Administration Building (Benton Hall)
1 page 23: Captain Harry Beard carrying luggage
1 page 23: Cadets clowning around
3 photos
1 page 24: Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house
1 page 25: Group photo of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity members, 1922
Ball Studio (photographer)
Appears in 1923 Beaver.
1 page 26: Apperson Hall
1 page 27: Pageant-O.A.C., 1920
1 page 28: Agriculture Hall
Howell's Studio (photographer)
1 page 29: Mens Gymnasium (Langton Hall)
1 page 30: Campus view of Agriculture Hall, Dairy Building (Social Science Hall) and the Library (Kidder Hall)
Ball Studio (photographer)
1 page 31: Campus scene, including power plant
1 page 32: Rock formation in the Columbia River Gorge
1 page 33: Mines Building (Batcheler Hall), 1922
Howell's Studio (photographer)
1 page 34: Dairy Building (Social Science Hall)
1 page 35: Waldo Hall, flower bed and circular drive, green houses and Agriculture Hall
1 page 36: Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house
1 page 37: Commerce Building (Bexell Hall) just completed
Ball Studio (photographer)
1 page 38: Science Hall (Education Hall) and Trysting Tree
1 page 39: Sigma Chi and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity houses and Shepard Hall (
1 page 40: Bandstand and Agriculture Hall
Ball Studio (photographer)
1 page 41: Armory (McAlexander Field House)
1 page 42: Campus scene of Armory (McAlexander Field House) and old Armory and Gymnasium (Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center)
Howell's Studio (photographer)
1 page 43: Administration Building (Benton Hall)
Howell's Studio (photographer)
1 page 44: Trysting Tree and Administration Building (Benton Hall)
1 page 45: Agriculture Hall, Dairy Building (Social Science Hall) and Library (Kidder Hall)
Ball Studio (photographer)
1 page 46: Campus scene of Science Hall (Education Hall) and old Armory and Gymnasium (Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center)
1 page 47: Campus in the rain -- Library (Kidder Hall) and Shephard Hall
Ball Studio (photographer)
1 page 48: Campus scene of Apperson Hall
Ball Studio (photographer)
1 page 49: Southwest corner of the Administration Building (Benton Hall)
Ball Studio (photographer)
1 page 50-51: R.O.T.C. Band in front of the O.A.C. Library (Kidder Hall)
1 page 52: Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house
1 page 53: Cadets hanging out on a bridge?

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Loose Photographs
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Peacock Float, Junior Weekend Canoe Fete on Mary's River
1 Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier, Canada
1 Castle Mountain, Banff, Canada
1 Crowd of students on campus
1 Group of four men (including David Marr) posed in front of building stairway

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Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Bands.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon. Oregon Alpha Chapter.
  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums.
  • Postcards.
    • Other Creators :
    • Ball Studio.  ( photographer)
    • Howell's Studio.  ( photographer)

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