Guide to the Bernice Forest Diary

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Forest, Bernice
Title: Bernice Forest Diary
Dates: 1916-1917 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.01 cubic foot (1 box)
Collection Number: MSS Forest
Summary: The Bernice Forest Diary was written by Forest while she was a student a Oregon Agricultural College living in Cauthorn Hall and includes entries about her activities as a student and her family and friends.
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

Marion Bernice Forest attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1914/15 through 1917/18 and graduated in 1918 with a degree in home economics. She worked for the Extension Service in Wyoming beginning in the mid-1920s. Her sister, Harriet Forest Moore, also attended Oregon Agricultural College and was the the first archivist for Oregon State University.

Content Description

The Bernice Forest Diary includes entries from October 12, 1916 through September 21, 1917 and provides information about her life as an OAC student and her family and friends. It includes entries during the school year from Cauthorn Hall, during vacations from her family home, and during the summer of 1917 from Waldo Hall and her family home. Topics include activities with her friends and sisters and life in her family's rural home near Eugene, Oregon.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Bernice Forest Diary, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Custodial History :  

The diary was donated to the Horner Museum in 1983 by Harriet Moore, Bernice Forest's sister, and was subsequently transferred from the Horner Museum to the Archives in 1996.

Related Materials :  

The OSU Archives holdings include other student diaries, such as the Milton O. Stemmler Student Diary from the 1890s.


  • Personal Names :
  • Moore, Harriet L. Forest
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Subject Terms :
  • College environment--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries.

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