Guide to the James T. Gaither Photograph Collection
1917-1922

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Gaither, James T. (James Terrence), 1899-
Title: James T. Gaither Photograph Collection
Dates: 1917-1922 ( inclusive )
1917-1918 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.05 cubic foot, including 14 photographs (2 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
Collection Number: P 275
Summary: The James T. Gaither Photograph Collection consists of images taken and assembled by Gaither during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College from 1917 to 1922, when he earned a BS degree in Commerce. The bulk of the photographs are of the annual tug-of-war between the college freshmen and sophomores.
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 Terrence Wayland Gaither attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1917 until his graduation in 1922 with a BS degree in Commerce. Gaither was from Toledo, Oregon, and was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

Content Description

The James T. Gaither Photograph Collection consists of images assembled and taken by Gaither during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College. The bulk of the images are of annual tug-of-war between the college freshmen (rooks) and sophomores taken by Ball Studio.

The collection also includes a snapshot of the rook homecoming bonfire and Education Hall with snowfall on the ground. Of special note is an oversize photographic print of the members of the Delta Upsilon fraternity that includes Gaither and Linus Pauling, also a member of the fraternity. A digital print of a portion of this image showing Gaither and Pauling is also included.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

James T. Gaither Photograph Collection (P 275), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

The photographs were donated by Gaither's granddaughter in 2008.

Related Materials :  

Additional material pertaining to the Delta Upsilon fraternity is part of the Memorabilia Collection (MC-Delta Upsilon). The Archives' holdings include numerous collections with images of student activities and events from this time period.


Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Delta Upsilon. Oregon State Chapter, Corvallis.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Subject Terms :
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Digital prints.
  • Photographic prints.
    • Other Creators :
    • Ball Studio.  ( photographer)

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