Carolyn Josephine Schelling, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, attended the 1916 summer session at Oregon Agricultural College. She married Frank Pierce and was the first married woman school teacher in Portland, Oregon. Teachers were not allowed to be married so she kept her marriage a secret. Not long afterwards, the rule changed and she used her married name. She was an alumna of Oregon College of Education (Western Oregon University).
This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Carolyn Schelling and includes photographs and memorabilia from the Oregon Agricultural College summer session of 1916. The photographs include images of Schelling and her friends, campus buildings and views, the Lady of the Fountain, an OAC pillow, views of Marys Peak and the Willamette River, various summer session activities, and perhaps the home where Schelling lived at 820 S 11th Street. Of particular note is a panoramic postcard print titled "A View of the Country at Corvallis, Oregon" showing a view to the west from about 14th Street of the southern part of the OAC campus and the residential area between Washington and Western Streets and west of 14th Street.
The memorabilia includes a broadside of a moonlight dance given by the Corvallis Women's Club; a Majestic Theater movie schedule; and summer session ephemera. Of particular note are two posters, one for the third annual women's pageant on June 2nd, 1916 and the other for the Corvallis Chatauqua in July 1916.
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Collection open for research.Preferred Citation :
Carolyn Schelling Scrapbook, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
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