Ernest Sylvester Cook attended Oregon Agriculture College as a special student in agriculture during the 1910/11 academic year. He married Wanda Marcks in about 1913 and they lived on the Sulphur Springs Stock Ranch until 1922 when they moved to Portland.
The collection consists of photographs taken and/or assembled by Ernest Cook and published in the OSU Research Forests oral history, Wanda Marcks Cook: The Story of the Sulphur Springs Stock Ranch. They include images of the Sulphur Springs Stock Ranch, the Cook family, and the OAC campus in the 1910s. Of particular note are images of the library quadrangle that show the Wilson House and Alpha Hall.
The materials are 35 mm b/w copy negatives made from the originals and duplicate prints.
The photographs descriptions are taken directly from the OSU Research Forests oral history, Wanda Marcks Cook: The Story of the Sulphur Springs Stock Ranch, with minor editorial modifications.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.Preferred Citation :
Ernest Cook Photographic Collection (P 221), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
Custodial History :
These copy negatives and prints were obtained by the Research Forests from Roy Cook, son of Ernest and Wanda Marcks Cook, for use in the Wanda Marcks Cook oral history publication and with Cook's permission were transferred to the OSU Archives.Related Materials :
The published oral history, Wanda Marcks Cook: The Story of the Sulphur Springs Stock Ranch, is available in the Oral History Collection (OH6:12).
Detailed Description of the Collection