Funding for encoding this
finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for
Alexander Kesterson Chapman, from Grants Pass, Oregon, graduated from
Oregon Agricultural College in 1909 with a degree in electrical
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.
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
View to west from lower
campus; Waldo, Education, Benton, and Apperson Halls
Wilson House (?)
Military review on lower
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)
OAC Cadets in camp at the
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, June 5-9, 1909