Guide to the Zoe Ann Holmes Photographs

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Holmes, Zoe Ann, 1942-
Title: Zoe Ann Holmes Photographs
Dates: 1965-2008 ( inclusive )
1974-2001 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.2 cubic foot, including 2379 photographs (1 box)
Collection Number: P 270
Summary: The Zoe Ann Holmes Photographs consist of photographs taken by Holmes that predominantly document teaching and research activities of the Nutrition and Food Management Department as well as special events. Holmes was a faculty member in nutrition and food management from 1965 until her retirement in 2002.
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

Zoe Ann Holmes was Professor of Nutrition and Food Management at Oregon State University from 1974 until her retirement in 2002. Holmes earned her BS (1964) and MS (1965) degrees from Kansas State University and Ph.D. (1972) from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. She served as an Instructor and Assistant Professor at OSU from 1965 to 1969 and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas from 1972 to 1974. Her research focussed on food production, processing, and preparation.

Holmes was president of the Oregon State University Faculty Senate in 1991.

Content Description

The Zoe Ann Holmes Photographs consist of photographs taken by Holmes that document the teaching and research activities, faculty, and students of the Nutrition and Food Management Department at Oregon State University. The images depict instructional food preparation and class projects, research in campus food laboratories, student research, seminars and symposia, an open house for the OSU Meat Laboratory, examination of food service equipment, annual association meetings, faculty retirement and birthday parties, and department picnics. Images of the Lebanon Strawberry Festival are also included.

The collection includes photographs of the following faculty and staff, in addition to Holmes: Nancy Devore, Dorothy East, Linda Evans, Margaret Fincke, Virginia Harger, Mary Kelsey, Frank Kessel, Jim Leklum, Lorraine Miller, Jean Peters, Jim Ridlington, Elaine Schrumpf, Clara Storvick, Maret Traber, Margy Woodburn, and Beryl Zondagh.

Group photographs of nutrition and foods faculty and of Triad Club members are also included.

The photographs include images of artwork in Bates Hall, Milam Hall, and the Memorial Union. Images depicting architectural details of the Women's Building and its surrounding landscape were made for use in a quilting project.

The bulk of the collection is 2250 digital images on compact discs (6 total). The collection also includes 67 b/w and color prints and 62 color negatives. The digital images were made by scanning of original prints, negatives, or slides. For the digital images, booklets with thumbnail images, filenames, and descriptive information are also included as part of the collection.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Zoe Ann Holmes Photographs (P 270), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.

Acquisition Information :  

The materials were donated to the Archives by Holmes in 2008 and 2009.

Future Additions :  

Additions to the collection are expected.

Related Materials :  

Reprints of Holmes' scientific publications are available in the Memorabilia Collection (MC-Holmes, Zoe Ann). Additional materials documenting the students, faculty, instruction, research, and outreach programs in home economics at Oregon State are available in the College of Home Economics and Education Records (RG 141) and the College of Home Economics Photographs (P 044), Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV P 044), and Oral Histories (OH 11). The Archives' holdings include many collections pertaining to home economics faculty, alumni, academic departments, and organizations. These include the Nutrition Research Institute Records (RG 224) and the Clara A. Storvick Papers. The Food Science and Technology Department Records (RG 176) document research and teaching activities in food processing at Oregon State.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. College of Home Economics and Education.
  • Oregon State University. College of Home Economics.
  • Oregon State University. School of Home Economics.
  • Oregon State University--Buildings.
  • Oregon State University--Faculty.
  • Oregon State University--Research.
  • Oregon State University--Students.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Food service--Study and teaching--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Home economics students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Home economics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Nutrition--Research.
  • Public art--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Compact discs.
  • Digital images.
  • Film negatives.
  • Photographic prints.

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