Guide to the Charles M. Rice Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Rice, Charles Mason MacDougall.
Title: Charles M. Rice Papers
Dates: 1977 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.15 cubic foot, including 4 photographs (1 box)
Collection Number: MSS Rice
Summary: The Charles M. Rice Papers consist of an autobiographical volume about Rice's career in industrial education and a resume. Rice earned an Ed.D. from Oregon State College in 1958 and was an Associate Professor of Industrial Arts at Western Washington University from 1941 until 1965.
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. 

Biographical Note

Charles Mason MacDougall earned an Ed.D degree from Oregon State College in 1958, with a major in Education and minors in Industrial Arts (Industrial Education) and Fine Arts. His dissertation was titled Methods and Materials for Teaching Photography in the Secondary Schools. Rice was enrolled at OSC for the summer terms of 1926, 1943, and 1955; spring term of 1945; the full academic year of 1946-1947; and the spring term of 1954. He was an instructor in the Art Department during the 1946-1947 year.

Rice was born on April 28, 1898 in Snohomish, Washington, and died in Seattle in 1993. He had an early interest in photography and the industrial arts and began his teaching career in 1921 in the elementary and secondary schools of Everett, Washington. During this time he earned a BA in Fine Arts (1936) and a Masters in Education (1939) from Washington State College. Rice was an Associate Professor of Industrial Arts at Western Washington State College (now Western Washington University) from 1941 until his retirement in 1965.

Content Description

The Charles M. Rice Papers consist of an autobiographical volume, Fifty Years in Industrial Education, prepared by Rice in 1977. The volume includes photocopies of correspondence, certificates, newsclippings, student records; duplicate photographs; lists of publications and courses that he taught; and other materials documenting Rice's education and career in industrial education in the Everett, Washington, Public Schools and at Western Washington State College. The Rice Papers also include a resume (biographical sketch) for him.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Charles M. Rice Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Custodial History :  

The materials were donated to the Kerr Library in 1979 and transferred to the Archives at that time.

Related Materials :  

Additional materials pertaining to Rice are available in the Memorabilia Collection. The Western Washington University Special Collections include a more extensive collection of the Charles M. Rice Papers.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State College--Graduate students.
  • Western Washington University--Faculty.
  • Western Washington University--History--Sources.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Industrial arts teachers--Washington (State)
  • Industrial arts--Study and teaching--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Industrial arts--Study and teaching--Washington (State)
  • Photography--Washington (State)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints.

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