Guide to the G. Herbert Root Photograph Collection
[ca. 1891] - 1936

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Root, G. Herbert (George Herbert)
Title: G. Herbert Root Photograph Collection
Dates: [ca. 1891] - 1936 ( inclusive )
1902 - [ca. 1905] ( bulk )
Quantity: 71 photographs
Collection Number: P 127
Summary: The G. Herbert Root Photograph Collection consists primarily of photographs of Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) students, athletes, and faculty. The images were acquired by Root, who attended OAC in the early 1900s and was captain of the 1905 football team.
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

George Herbert Root, of Wasco, Oregon, attended OAC from about 1902 to 1905 as a mechanical engineering and later agriculture student. He was captain of the 1905 football team. Root came from a family of wheat farmers in the Wasco, Oregon, area. His son, H. Floyd Root, attended OSC about 1931, and two grandsons attended OSU in the early 1960s.

Content Description

The collection consists of photos acquired by G. Herbert Root, who attended OAC in the early 1900s. The photos are primarily of students, athletes (football, men and women's basketball, track) and faculty members, taken between 1902 and 1908. Many of the photographs were taken by William G. Emery, a Corvallis studio photographer and 1883 Oregon State graduate.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

G. Herbert Root Photograph Collection (P 127), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged numerically by image number (P127:1-71). All of the prints are black and white; most are mounted on grey paperboard. Twenty-six photos are "postage stamp" portraits, many of which are unidentified.

Custodial History :  

Photographs P127:1-66 were donated to the Horner Museum in 1985 by Randi M. Root, great-granddaughter of G. Herbert Root. The photographs were transferred to the University Archives in August 1996 and combined with the existing G.H. Root Photograph Collection.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Number P127:01:  Portrait of Walter E. Boggs as a child, ca. 1891
Winter Photo Co., Eugene
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Number P127:02:  Portrait of Norval Niel, Marcola, Oregon, ca. 1925
photo by Kennel-Ellis, Eugene & Salem
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Number P127:03:  Portrait of Asa Robley, ca. 1930
photo by Kennel-Ellis
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Number P127:04:  Asa and Evelyn Robley in front of their Corvallis cottage, July 14, 1936
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Number P127:05:  Portrait of Essie Adams, ca. 1905
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Number P127:06:  Portraits of Essie Adams, ca. 1902
photos by Emery, Corvallis
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Number P127:07:  Portraits of Essie Adams, ca. 1902
photos by Emery, Corvallis
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Number P127:08:  Portrait of Floyd Williams, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:09:  Portrait of George von der Hellen, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:10:  Portrait of David Gellatly, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:11:  Portrait of Frederick Stimson?, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:12:  Portrait of Eva Applegate?, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:13:  Portrait of James McMan, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:14:  Portrait of Zaphod Thorpe, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:15:  Portrait of Edna Irvine, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:16:  Portrait of Edna Buster Bumpskie, ca. 1905
photo by Gardner, Corvallis
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Number P127:17:  Portrait of John Buster, ca. 1904
photo by Gardner
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Number P127:18:  Portrait of Kenneth L. Cooper, ca. 1905
photo by Gardner
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Number P127:19:  Portrait of Joseph Ringo in cadet uniform, ca. 1906
photo by Gardner
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Number P127:20:  Portrait of Thomas Willard Espyca. Root's Cauthorn Hall roommate, ca. 1904
photo by Gardner
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Number P127:21:  Portrait of Harvey Earle Rinehart, ca. 1905
photo by Gardner
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Number P127:22:  Portrait of Bert Pilkington, ca. 1905
photo by Gardner
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Number P127:23:  Portrait of Albert B. Bower, ca. 1905
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Number P127:24-P127:49:  "Postage stamp" portrait photographs mounted on small backings, ca. 1905
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1 P127:24: Bertie Webber
1 P127:25: Bessie Smith
1 P127:26: Ben Miller
1 P127:27: Mr. Woods
1 P127:28-P127:49: Unidentified

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Number P127:50:  Class of 1904? in front of Mechanical (now Apperson) Hall
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Number P127:51:  President Gatch and OAC faculty in front of Mechanical Hall, ca. 1903
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Number P127:52:  Football players, William G. Abraham, ____ Gault, ____ Burnough, Albert B. Bower,and Lyman Bundy?, 1902
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Number P127:53:  Football players, Bert Pilkington and ____ Laughlin, ca. 1902
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Number P127:54:  Football players, ____ Nash, ____Gellatly, ____Thorpe, and Percy A. Cupper?, ca. 1902
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Number P127:55:  Portrait of Floyd Williams in track uniform, ca. 1905
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Number P127:56:  Portrait of Bert Pilkington in football uniform, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:57:  Portrait of Floyd Williams in football uniform, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:58:  Portrait of Harvey Earle "Rat" Rinehart in football uniform, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:59:  Portrait of the OAC women's basketball team, 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:60:  OAC women's basketball team on steps of a building, 1905
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Number P127:61:  Portrait of the OAC women's basketball team, 1904?
photo by Emery
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Number P127:62:  Portrait of the OAC men's basketball team, 1905

First row (r-l) - Karl Steiwer; Merrill Moores; Will Trine; Frederick Stimson; unidentified; Grover Cate

Second row (r-l) - Hamon Bilyeu; Harvey Rinehart; Claude Swann; Francis Stokes

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Number P127:63:  Bowers in shot put, record 37 ft.; OAC vs. University of Oregon, May 27, 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:64:  Floyd Williams (right) running in a track meet, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:65:  Claude Swann pole vaulting, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:66:  Merrill Moores high jumping, ca. 1905
photo by Emery
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Number P127:67:  OAC cadets (including G. Herbert Root) with artillery in basement of Armory, 1904
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Number P127:68:  OAC football team backfield -- Herb Root, Bert Pilkington, Harley Laughlin, and Floyd Williams, 1902
photo by Emery
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Number P127:69:  OAC football team, 1902
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Number P127:70:  OAC vs. Washington Agricultural College in Corvallis; first game of series, 1903
photo by Emery
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Number P127:71:  G. Herbert Root in football uniform, standing on playing field near Armory, ca. 1903
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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon Agricultural College--Faculty.
    • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Basketball for women--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • College sports--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • Football--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Photographic prints.
      • Other Creators :
      • Emery, W. G.  ( photographer)

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