Guide to the Ronald V. and John G. Hogg Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hogg, Ronald V., 1898-1994
Title: Ronald V. and John G. Hogg Papers
Dates: 1918-1922 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.3 cubic foot, including 54 photographs (2 boxes)
Collection Number: MSS Hogg
Summary: The Hogg Papers consist primarily of class notebooks and photographs created by brothers Ronald V. and John G. Hogg while they were students in agriculture at Oregon Agricultural College in 1918-1922.
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

Ronald Valentine Hogg, from Salem, Oregon, enrolled at Oregon Agricultural College in 1918 and graduated in 1923 with a BS in agriculture. His older brother, John Glenn Hogg, attended from 1917 to 1922 and earned a BS in agriculture in 1922. Both were members of the Alpha Zeta agriculture honor society. They were sons of a Salem farmer who bred prize-winning pigs; they returned to Salem after graduation. Both men died in Salem, John in 1985 and Ronald in 1994.

Content Description

The Hogg Papers consist primarily of class notebooks and photographs created by brothers Ronald V. and John G. Hogg. The class notebooks are for a variety of agriculture courses including agricultural economics, bee culture, crop production, farm accounts, hippology, and horticulture; science courses including anatomy, botany, chemistry, and zoology; as well as English, American government, library practice, and camp cooking. Of special note are a botany class taught by Helen Gilkey in 1918, recipes in the camp cooking notebook, and references to the current (at the time) war in Europe (World War I) in a military science course on war aims.

The certificates are for the membership in the Oregon Chapter of Alpha Zeta, the agriculture honor society, and a postcard to Ronald V. Hogg confirming his admission to Oregon Agricultural College in 1918. The directories consist of the 1921 and 1922 issues of the OAC Directory,which lists all students and faculty, and a directory of all chapters of the Alpha Zeta fraternity issued in 1922.

The photographs consist of nitrate negatives depicting the Hogg family farm and the farm's award-winning pigs, campus buildings, a vacation to the coast, and an exhibit of Oregon agricultural products at an unidentified event (perhaps the Oregon State Fair). It is possible the photographs were made by Ronald Hogg for the photograph class he took in fall 1922.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Ronald V. and John G. Hogg Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The Hogg Papers consist of four series: I. Class Notebooks, 1918-1922; II. Certificates and Postcard, 1918-1922; III. Directories, 1921-1922; and IV. Photographs, circa 1920.

Acquisition Information :  

Collection transferred to the Archives by the OSU Foundation in 2007.

Related Materials :  

The College of Agricultural Science Records (RG 158) include extensive materials pertaining to agricultural education in Oregon, as well as records of the Oregon Chapter of Alpha Zeta. The papers of George L. Crookham and James A. Blodgett document agriculture courses at Oregon State College in the 1920s and 1930s.


  • Personal Names :
  • Gilkey, Helen Margaret, 1886-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Alpha Zeta. Oregon State Chapter.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Pacific Coast (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural education--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Swine--Breeding--Oregon--Salem.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Nitrate negatives.
    • Other Creators :
    • Hogg, John G., 1896-1985
    • Alpha Zeta.

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