Guide to the Carolyn Schelling Scrapbook

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Schelling, Carolyn
Title: Carolyn Schelling Scrapbook
Dates: 1909-1978 ( inclusive )
1915-1916 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.25 cubic foot (2 oversize boxes)
Collection Number: MSS Schelling
Summary: The Schelling Scrapbook was compiled by Carolyn Schelling and includes photographs and memorabilia from the Oregon Agricultural College summer session of 1916.
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

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).

Content Description

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.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Carolyn Schelling Scrapbook, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

The scrapbook was donated to the OSU Archives in October 1996 by Janet Davison Manning, Schelling's niece, through the Alumni Relations Office.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Scrapbook, 1915-1916
apx 12x17 in.

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Materials not affixed in scrapbook, 1909-1978
1 Photographs, 1909-1916
apx 12x17 in.
1 Memorabilia and publications, 1915-1916
apx 12x17 in.
1 Ocean (Oregon College of Education Alumni News), 1978
apx 12x17 in.

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Posters, 1916
2 Third Annual Pageant presented by the women of Oregon State Agricultural College, June 2nd 1916
apx 23x31 in.
2 Corvallis Chatauqua, July 1916
apx 23x31 in.
featuring the New York City Marine Band, Antarctic motion pictures, and the Balmer's Kaffir Boy Choir of Africa.

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  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students
  • Geographical Names :
  • Corvallis (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Summer schools--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

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