Jesse F. Brumbaugh served as professor of psychology at Oregon State College from 1915 until his retirement in about 1939 when he became professor emeritus. He continued teaching into the 1950s.
Brumbaugh (originally spelled Brumback) was born in Kewanna, Indiana on May 29, 1868. He received degrees from Depauw University (A.B., 1894), University of Chicago (A.M. 1902), and the State Law School of South Dakota (L.L.B., 1910). Prior to his tenure at Oregon State, Brumbaugh taught at Depauw University (1894-1896 and 1902-1906), Dakota Wesleyan (1897-1901), and the State University of South Dakota (1909-1913).
Brumbaugh taught a wide range of classes during his years at Oregon State, including Elementary Psychology, Educational Psychology, Introduction to Reflective Thinking, Logic, and Ethics. He authored numerous articles and three books - Legal Reasoning and Briefing (1917), Legal and Public Speaking (1932) and Child Psychology (1933) (the books are available in the Valley Library). Brumbaugh was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu honorary societies and the Society of Applied Psychology. He married Anna Cook of Sheldon, South Dakota in August 1899. They had four children. Brumbaugh probably died around 1959.
The collection, organized into nine series, consist of Brumbaugh's teaching materials from psychology and law courses, writings, personal correspondence, biographical information, grade school notebook from the mid1870s, clippings and memorabilia, and photographs.
The first series is the grade school notebook from about 1875 which includes hand-drawn maps of states and related geographical information, other drawings, writing lessons, mathematical problems, historical essays and poetry. Series two is biographical and family genealogical information. Series three includes correspondence with professional colleagues, family members and publishers. Series four consists of law related teaching materials, including a 1915/16 Farmers' Short Course in law and government. Series five contains teaching materials (primarily lecture notes) pertaining to the various psychology courses taught by Brumbaugh at Oregon State.
Series six contains other writings including poems written by Brumbaugh. Series seven contains a variety of personal financial records including insurance policies, tax statements, property deeds and stock information. Series eight includes newspaper clippings on a variety of subjects and various items of memorabilia. Series nine consists of photographs; those identified include a portrait of daughter Madeline Brumbaugh and an image of Jesse Brumbaugh pushing a reel mower.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.Preferred Citation :
Jesse F. Brumbaugh Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
The collection is organized into nine series: I. Grade School Notebook; II. Biographical Information; III. Personal Correspondence; IV. Law Teaching Materials; V. Teaching Materials; VI. Writings; VII. Financial Records; VIII. Clippings and Memorabilia; and IX. Photographs.
Custodial History :
The Jesse F. Brumbaugh Papers were transferred to the OSU Archives by the Benton County Historical Society in June 1998. The collection had been anonymously donated to the Society many years ago.Related Materials :
The Faculty and Staff Photograph Collection (P 46) contains a group photograph of Oregon State College faculty members including Brumbaugh (P46:98). Other materials pertaining to psychology at OSU include the Othniel R. Chambers Papers.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Household receipts, checks, insurance policies, property tax statements, stock information, property deeds