Guide to the Alexander K. Chapman Photograph Collection
1908-1910

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Chapman, Alexander Kesterson
Title: Alexander K. Chapman Photograph Collection
Dates: circa 1908-1910 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.3 cubic feet, including 50 photographs (1 box)
Collection Number: P 235
Summary: The Chapman Photograph Collection consists of photographic prints, primarily individual student portraits, assembled by Alexander Kesterson Chapman as a student at Oregon Agricultural College.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Alexander Kesterson Chapman, from Grants Pass, Oregon, graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1909 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Content Description

The Alexander K. Chapman Photograph Collection consists of mounted photographic prints assembled by Chapman as a student at Oregon Agricultural College. Most of the images are individual portraits of OAC students (many made by Gardner) of the Classes of 1909 and 1910. Many of these images were published in the 1909 or 1910 Orange yearbook. The Collection also includes several campus views and images of student groups and unidentified portraits by photographers in Grants Pass, Oregon. Of particular note is an image of an OAC cadet parade in downtown Corvallis.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Alexander K. Chapman Photograph Collection (P 235), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

The photographs were donated to the Archives in 1999 by Chapman's daughter, Evelyn Chapman Back.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Campus Views, circa 1909
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 View to west from lower campus; Waldo, Education, Benton, and Apperson Halls
1 Benton Hall
1 Wilson House (?)
1 Military review on lower campus
1 Cadets on parade on Main Street (Second Street), Corvallis. View to north includes Second Street from Jefferson to Madison Avenues (especially businesses on east side)
1 OAC Cadets in camp at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, June 5-9, 1909

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Student groups, circa 1909
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Football players (Class of 1909 team?)
1 Group of women outdoors (all wearing hats) (literary society?)

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Senior Portraits (in cap and gown)
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Currin, Linnie, 1909
published in 1910 Orange, p. 70.
1 Luse, Fred Deininger, 1909
published in 1910 Orange, p. 79.
1 Stone, Cedric Hiram, 1909
published in 1910 Orange, p. 86.
1 Williams, Pearl Irene, 1909
published in 1910 Orange, p. 90.

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Individual Portraits (identified)
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Brown, Frank Ross
1 Clark, Roy, 1908
published in 1909 Orange.
1 Cross, George A., 1908
published in 1909 Orange.
1 Gilkey, Beulah, 1908
published in 1909 Orange.
1 Gilkey, Helen, circa 1909
1 Hall, Sylvester B., 1908
published in 1909 Orange.
1 Hall, S.B., Track Team Captain, 1908
published in 1910 Orange, p. 288.
1 Hudson, E.A., 1907
1 Hull, Charles D., 1908
published in 1909 Orange.
1 L?, Emma; photograph by Peterson in Tacoma
1 Marsh, Harold D., 1909
published in 1910 Orange, p. 115.
1 Province, Irving, 1909
published in 1910 Orange, p. 118.
1 Soi, Mula R., 1908
published in 1909 Orange.
1 Tiffany, Jesse A., 1908
published in 1909 Orange.
1 Wilson, F.J.
1 Wilson, Sinclair A, 1909
published in 1910 Orange, p. 128.

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Individual Portraits (unidentified)
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Made by Grants Pass, Oregon, photographers
6 prints
1 Made by Gardner (of Corvallis) and unknown photographers
14 prints

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon Agricultural College-Students
    • Geographical Names :
    • Corvallis (Or.)
    • Subject Terms :
    • College students--Oregon--Corvallis
    • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Photographic prints
      • Other Creators :
      • Gardner, W.S.  ( photographer)

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