Guide to the Bessie Brown Lawrence Photographs

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lawrence, Bessie Brown, 1904-2004
Title: Bessie Brown Lawrence Photographs
Dates: 1923-1926 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.01 cubic foot, including 23 photographs (1 box)
Collection Number: P 258
Summary: The Bessie Brown Lawrence Photographs consist of images made or assembled by Bessie Brown during her student years at Oregon Agricultural College. The images show campus buildings and student activities during the mid-1920s.
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

Bessie Jane Brown, of Lakeview, Oregon, attended Oregon Agricultural from 1923 to 1927 and graduated in 1927 with a BS degree in home economics. She married Wilbur Wray Lawrence, a 1926 graduate of OAC.

Content Description

The Bessie Brown Lawrence Photographs consist of photographic prints made or assembled by Bessie Brown during her student years at Oregon Agricultural College. They include images of campus buildings affixed to scrapbook pages and individual snapshots of the homecoming bonfire and the freshman-sophomore tug-of-war.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Bessie Brown Lawrence Photographs (P 258), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Custodial History :  

The photographs and other items were sent to the Alumni Association by Bessie Brown Lawrence's daughter.

Acquisition Information :  

Photographs were transferred by the Alumni Association in 2006.

Related Materials :  

Other materials transferred with the photographs have been placed in the Intercollegiate Athletics Records (RG 7) and the Memorabilia Collection.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographic prints.

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