Guide to the John H. Gallagher, Sr., Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Gallagher, John H. (John Hubert), 1875-1961
Title: John H. Gallagher, Sr., Collection
Dates: 1951-1973 ( inclusive )
1951-1956 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Summary: The Gallagher Collection consists predominantly of engineering site reports for former military sites in Oregon (Camp Adair, Camp White, and McNary Field).
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. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

John Hubert Gallagher, Sr., was born 8 August 1875 in Carlton (Yamhill County), Oregon. He entered Oregon Agricultural College in 1895, but interrupted his education in May 1898 to enlist with the 2nd Oregon U.S. Volunteers and fight in the Philippines during the Spanish American War. Gallagher re-entered OAC in the Fall of 1899 and graduated in engineering in 1900.

Gallagher was the first secretary of the Alumni Association; served on the Board of Directors for many years; and was founder and executive secretary of the Golden Jubilee Association. He was active in the business and civic life of Corvallis; organized and managed the Corvallis Sand and Gravel Company; and was a consulting engineer for many Portland buildings and the Bonneville Dam. Gallagher died 16 May 1961 in Corvallis.

Content Description

This collection consists of photographs of Camp Adair; engineering reports (with photographs) about Camp Adair, Camp White (Medford, Oregon), the Corvallis Airport, and McNary Field (Salem, Oregon); and property appraisals of two Corvallis Sand and Gravel Company sites.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

John H. Gallagher, Sr. Collection, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Photographs of Camp Adair, 1956
apx 16x20 in.

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Series II:  Reports, 1951-1956
1 Camp Adair - Utilization for New Animal Disease Laboratory, 1956
apx 16x20 in.
2 Clippings and correspondence
2 Camp Adair - Reactivation by Veterans Administration, 1951
1 Camp Adair - Facilities for Reactivation, 1951
apx 16x20 in.
1 Camp White (Medford, Oregon) - Facilities for Reactivation, 1951
apx 16x20 in.
1 Corvallis Airport, 1951
apx 16x20 in.
1 McNary Field (Salem, Oregon), 1951
apx 16x20 in.

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Series III:  Property Appraisals, ca. 1973

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  • Corporate Names :
  • Corvallis Airport.
  • Corvallis Sand and Gravel Company.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Camp Adair (Or.)
  • Camp White (Or.)
  • McNary Field (Salem, Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Airports--Oregon.
  • Consulting engineers--Oregon.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs.

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