Guide to the Irwin Betzel Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Betzel, Irwin
Title: Irwin Betzel Collection
Dates: 1911-1920 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Summary: The Irwin Betzel Collection consists of two scrapbooks, a photograph album, and several loose photographs assembled by Irwin Betzel during his years as an Oregon Agricultural College student in pharmacy.
Repository: Oregon State University
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165

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

Irwin Leonard Betzel graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1915 with a BS degree in Pharmacy. While an OAC student, Betzel was a member of the Oxford Club, participated in intramural (class) football and drama productions, and served as business manager of the C-P Journal and as assistant manager of the 1915 Orange during 1913/14. In September 1915, he was appointed Instructor in Pharmacy, a position he held until he was excused for war duty in 1918. After the war, he served as a drug company representative in Portland and later as a pharmacist in Eugene.

Content Description

The scrapbooks include photographs, primarily of students and student activities, and memorabilia, such as programs, clippings, certificates and grade reports, dance cards, invitations, and OAC Pharmacy labels. The photograph album includes predominately portraits of students, in addition to images of student groups and the Oxford Club. The scrapbooks and album include numerous images of Betzel, Florence Knight, Oxford Club members, activities, and house (exterior and interior), and pharmacy groups and trips. Many of the images are identified.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Irwin Betzel Collection, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Custodial History :  

These materials were obtained by the College of Pharmacy and the Alumni Association in January 1998 and subsequently transferred to the OSU Archives.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Scrapbook I, 1911-1914
apx 12x17 in.

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Scrapbook II, 1914-1917
apx 12x17 in.

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Photograph Album, ca. 1911-1920
apx 12x17 in.

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Loose photographs, 1915
3 Oxford Club members, 1914/15
published in 1916 Beaver, page 227
3 Portraits of Betzel by Ball Studio.

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  • Betzel, Irwin.
  • College environment--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Dance cards.
  • Knight, Florence.
  • Men--Societies and clubs--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Oregon Agricultural College. School of Pharmacy.
  • Oxford Club (Oregon Agricultural College)
  • Pharmacy--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.

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