Guide to the Francis and Lois Wilson Neer Photograph Album

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Neer, Francis E. (Francis Edwards), 1887-1969
Title: Francis and Lois Wilson Neer Photograph Album
Dates: 1910-1914 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.15 cubic foot (1 oversize box)
Collection Number: P 206
Summary: The Neer Photograph Album consists of photographic prints of Francis Neer, Lois Wilson, and other Oregon Agricultural College students. Neer and Wilson graduated from OAC in 1914 and were later married and lived in Salem.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

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

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

Francis Edwards Neer, from Pasadena, California, attended Oregon Agricultural College for 4 academic years (1910/11 - 1913/14) and graduated in 1914 with a B.S. in Agriculture, specializing in Horticulture. He was a member of the Gamma Delta Phi fraternity and played on his class football team.

Lois Katherine Wilson, from Salem, Oregon, attended OAC for 3 years (1911/12 - 1913/14) and graduated in 1914 with a degree in Domestic Science. She and Francis Neer were later married and lived in Salem.

Content Description

This photograph album consists of photographic prints probably collected and assembled by Francis E. Neer or Lois Katherine Wilson. The album includes many images of Neer and Wilson and their fellow students at Oregon Agricultural College. Especially notable are images of the Gamma Delta Phi (later Kappa Sigma) fraternity house at 239 N 8th Street (SE corner of 8th and Van Buren) including its construction in 1911. Other notable subjects include the Marys and Willamette Rivers as well as canoeing, picnicing, and other outings.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Francis and Lois Wilson Neer Photograph Album (P 204), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information


    • Corporate Names :
    • Gamma Delta Phi (Oregon Agricultural College)
    • Oregon Agricultural College--Students
    • Geographical Names :
    • Corvallis (Or.)
    • Marys River (Or.)
    • Willamette River (Or.)
    • Subject Terms :
    • College students--Oregon--Corvallis
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Photograph albums
      • Other Creators :
      • Wilson, Lois K. (Lois Katherine)

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