Guide to the Radiation Center Photographs

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. Radiation Center.
Title: Radiation Center Photographs
Dates: 1959-1965 ( inclusive )
1965 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.01 cubic foot,including 5 photographs (2 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
Collection Number: P 033
Summary: The Radiation Center Photographs document the Radiation Center facility at Oregon State University, faculty associated with the Center, and nuclear physics equipment in use at Oregon State College prior to establishment of the Radiation Center. The Radiation Center was established in the early 1960s as a research laboratory for nuclear and radiation research at Oregon State University.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

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

Languages: Materials in English. 

Historical Note

Nuclear research and education began at OSU soon after World War II. In the 1950s, the first classes in nuclear physics and radiochemistry were taught, and in 1955 a cyclotron was constructed. A graduate program in nuclear engineering was established in 1959. In the early 1960s, a committee recommended that a research lab be established to house nuclear and radiation facilities. Funding was secured in the fall of 1962, and construction began in early 1964. The labs were occupied in August 1964 and the research reactor was completed in January 1967.

C.H. Wang was the first director of the Radiation Center.

Content Description

The Radiation Center Photographs consists of four color slides and one b/w photographic print depicting the Radiation Center facility, faculty associated with the Center, and nuclear physics research equipment in use at Oregon State College prior to etablishment of the Radiation Center. The images are individually numbered P033:1 thru P033:5. The slides include an image of the Radiation Center facility; an aerial view of the Center and its surroundings; Chih H. Wang in front of the Radiation Center; and OSU President James H. Jensen and J.C. Decius, a professor in the Chemistry Department. The slides were all made in 1965 by Robert W. Henderson.

The photographic print was made in 1959 and depicts equipment for nuclear science and engineering research, including a vapor fractometer (gas chromatograph), at Oregon State College.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Radiation Center Photographs (P 033), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

The slides were transferred to the Archives prior to 1966.

Related Materials :  

Additional materials pertaining to the Radiation Center are available in the Radiation Center (RG 202), College of Engineering (RG 062), and President's Office (RG 013) Records. The E. Dale Trout Papers document research on X-ray equipment, diagnostic radiology, and the administration of the X-Ray Science and Engineering Laboratory at Oregon State University.


  • Personal Names :
  • Decius, J.C. (John Courtney)
  • Jensen, James H.
  • Wang, Chih Hsing, 1917-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State College--Research.
  • Oregon State University--Buildings.
  • Oregon State University--Faculty.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Nuclear physics--Research--Oregon.
  • Nuclear reactors--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints.
  • Slides.
    • Other Creators :
    • Henderson, Robert W. (Robert Wesley), 1914-

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