Guide to the KBVR Photographs

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: KBVR (Television station : Corvallis , Or.)
Title: KBVR Photographs
Dates: circa 1970-1988 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.15 cubic foot, including 350 photographs (1 box)
Location of Collection: P shelves
Collection Number: P 170
Summary: The KBVR Photographs consist of color slides of campus buildings, university athletics, and student activities that were made or assembled for use in KBVR television productions or broadcasts. The KBVR student-operated campus television station began broadcasting in 1967.
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 inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

KBVR-FM, the student-operated campus radio station, began broadcasting in 1965 as a 10-watt station. In January 1967, KBVR television began broadcasting for several hours one or two evenings per week, on the closed circuit television system used during the day for classroom television. Both the radio and television stations were originally located in Shepard Hall, but moved to the Memorial Union East when that facility was completed in 1977. KBVR radio and television are funded and administered through the Memorial Union and Student Activities as one of the components of Student Media.

Content Description

This collection consists of color slides made and/or assembled by KBVR for use in television productions and broadcasts. The images include views of campus and campus buildings; the KBVR studios and staff; intercollegiate athletics; President Robert W. MacVicar and his wife, Clarice MacVicar; Corvallis; the ASOSU Senate in session; and students. Of particular note are images of the coaches and players on the 1980/81 women's basketball and gymnastics teams, businesses and street scenes in downtown Corvallis, and the Vina Moses Center.

All of the images are mounted, color 35 mm slides.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

KBVR Photographs (P 170), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Related Materials :  

Several videotapes of KBVR productions and broadcasts are in the Motion Picture Films and Videotapes Collections (P 170). Other materials pertaining to KBVR are available in the Memorabilia Collection and the Memorial Union and Student Activities Records (RG 99).

Detailed Description of the Collection

Campus views and buildings, circa 1970-1985
1 Ballard Extension Hall
1 Bookstore (exterior)
1 Dixon Recreation Center
1 Callahan Hall
1 McNary Hall
1 Sackett Hall
1 Weatherford Hall
1 Wilson Hall
1 Fairbanks Hall
1 Forestry Science Laboratory (USFS)
1 Gill Coliseum
1 Kerr Administration Building
1 Kidder Hall
1 Langton Hall
1 LaSells Stewart Center (construction)
1 Library (interior and exterior)
1 McAlexander Fieldhouse
1 Memorial Union (interior and exterior)
1 Memorial Union East (construction)
1 Milam Hall
1 Moreland Hall
1 Native American Longhouse
1 Naval ROTC
1 Outdoor Recreation Center
1 Parker Stadium
1 Peavy Hall
1 People's Park
1 Radiation Center
1 Shepard Hall (with KBVR sign)
1 Sororities, Fraternities, and Cooperatives
1 Waldo Hall
1 Wayne Valley Field (track)
1 Wilkinson Hall (construction)

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KBVR studios and staff, circa 1970s

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ASOSU senate in session

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Various scenes including moonrise, flowers, birds, and insect

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1 Baseball
Basketball (men's) vs. University of Oregon in Gill Coliseum, circa 1980
1 University of Oregon basketball players, 1978; Mike Clark, Felton Sealey, and Barry Walker
1 Basketball (women's) team, 1980/1981
Individual players and coaches: Aki Hill (head coach); Ross Cook (assistant coach); Chris Acarregui; Margy Becker; Donna Brigham; Amy Bullard; Cheryl Cady; Robyn Clark; Betty Collings; Cheri Hoppes; Belinda Lopez; Jan Martin; Carol Menken; Pam Mollett; Kathy Riel; Cheryl Sturzenegger.
1 Crew
1 Eggers, John H., Sports Information Director
1 Gymastics team, 1980/1981
Team photo and individual coaches and gymnasts: Ron Ludwig (head coach); Bryan Lea (assistant coach); Jackie Johnson (assistant coach); Mary Ayotte; Pam Bond; Laurie Carter; Kris Femling; Barb Hale; Carol Holmes; Sally Humble; Linda Parker; Connie Shuya.
1 Moore, Sylvia, Women's Athletic Director
1 Wrestling; including coach Dale Thomas

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MacVicar, Robert W. and Clarice, circa 1975; at home, in office, with students, and in meeting with deans and administrators in President's Conference Room (6th floor of Kerr Administration Building)

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Copy slides of historic photographs; including images of Poling Hall, Coed Cottage, Waldo Hall dining room; Heckart Lodge; Fairbanks, Alpha, and Hudson Halls; student groups; and an aerial campus view

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Title slides and logos

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Oregon Governors and Senators
1 Governor Robert W. Straub
1 Governor Victor G. Atiyeh
1 Senators Burbidge, J. Burns, K. Burns, Cook, Fadeley, Heard, Howard, Mahoney, Potts, Ripper, Roberts, and Thorne; Senate President Boe, 1973

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1 Benton County Assessor's Office
1 Benton County courthouse
1 Bicycle repair shop
1 Camp Adair
1 City Hall
1 Corvallis City logo
1 Corvallis High School basketball game
1 Corvallis Public Library
1 Crescent Valley High School
1 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laboratory
1 Fillmore Inn apartments
1 Greyhound bus station
1 Hawthorne Manor (halfway house and rehabilitation center)
1 Linn-Benton Community College
1 Third Street looking north showing Citizens Bank construction (?) and Texaco gas station on SE corner of 3rd and Jefferson
1 Vina Moses Center

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Oregon and Pacific Northwest scenes
1 Cattle theft reward poster
1 Eugene
1 Harvesting wheat
1 Mount St. Helens, 1980
1 Oregon Board of Education (sign in Salem?)
1 Oregon Coast
1 Portland
1 Trojan nuclear power plant
1 Snow skiing
1 State capitol in Salem
1 Television news helicopter
1 Three Sisters

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  • Personal Names :
  • MacVicar, Robert William, 1918-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University--Buildings
  • Geographical Names :
  • Corvallis (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Basketball for women--Oregon--Corvallis
  • College sports--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Gymnastics for women--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Slides

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