Guide to the United States Dept. of Agriculture Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon
1972-1994

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Title: United States Dept. of Agriculture Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon
Dates: 1972-1994 ( inclusive )
1994 ( bulk )
Quantity: 17.5 cubic feet, including 2577 photographs (19 boxes, including 15 oversize boxes, and 1 map folder)
Collection Number: P 267
Summary: The United States Dept. of Agriculture Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon consist of aerial photographs assembled and used by the USDA field office in Tangent, Oregon for soil conservation and other purposes. The bulk of the photographs are 24x24 inch photographs taken in 1994 with accompanying index maps.
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 in English. 

Content Description

The United States Dept. of Agriculture Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon, consist of aerial photographs assembled and used by the USDA field office in Tangent, Oregon for soil conservation and other purposes. The photographs were made by the National Aerial Photography Program. For 1994, the collection includes detailed index maps and large (24x24 inch prints) as well as smaller (10x10 inch) photo proofs. Index maps are also available for the 1990 and 1985 photographs. The 1985 images only include Lincoln County. For all other years, there are no indexes available and all of the images are 9x9 inch or 10x10 inch photo proofs. However, a small subset of the 1972 images have descriptions of the locations depicted in the photographs and the collection includes one 24x24 inch print of the 1972 flights.

The 1994 images include a few images of neighboring Lane, Marion, and Polk Counties near the boundaries with Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

United States Dept. of Agriculture Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon (P 267); Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is arranged into nine series with each year as a separate series.

Acquisition Information :  

The aerial photographs and index maps were transferred from the USDA office in Tangent, Oregon, in 2007.

Related Materials :  

The OSU Libraries has an historical aerial photograph collection with images primarily of the Willamette Valley and western Oregon taken in the mid-1930s through 1970s. The OSU Archives holdings also include other collections of historical aerial photographs, especially of Corvallis and the Oregon State University Campus, such as Harriet's Collection, the Facilities Services Records (RG 193) and the John H. Gallagher, Sr., Collection Aerial photographs of the 1964 Corvallis flood are available online in the Rising Flood Waters: 1964 Corvallis digital collection. Current aerial photographs are available through the University of Oregon Libraries Aerial Photography Collection and Research Service and the Oregon Imagery Explorer.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Aerial Photographs and Index Maps, 1994

Series I includes index maps, 24x24 inch aerial photographs, and photo proofs of Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties.

Container(s)
Description
Index Maps
Box
* Benton County
* Lincoln County
* Linn County
Aerial photographs
24x24 inch prints; approximately 1:7920 scale or 1"=660'. All of the images are assigned a letter and number designator (e.g. A-26) which is indicated on the index map for that county. The township and range is marked on each image and many of the images are annotated with soil types, road names, and other features. These images include a few photographs of Lane, Marion, and Polk Counties near the boundaries with Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties.
Box
1 A-D (Lincoln County)
58 prints
2 E-G (Lincoln County)
78 prints
3 H-J (Lincoln County)
79 prints
4 K-M (Benton and Lincoln Counties)
78 prints
5 N-Q (Benton and Lincoln Counties)
65 prints
6 R-U (Benton County)
66 prints
7 V-X (Benton County)
75 prints
8 Y-Z (Benton County)
55 prints
9 AA-DD (Benton and Linn Counties)
76 prints
10 EE-GG (Linn County)
61 prints
11 HH-JJ (Linn County)
67 prints
12 KK-MM (Linn County)
68 prints
13 NN-OO (Linn County
56 prints
14 PP-RR (Linn County)
73 prints
15 SS-YY (Linn County)
32 prints
Box
Aerial photograph proofs
10x10 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
Box
16 Benton County
64 prints
16 Lincoln County
91 prints

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Series II:  Aerial Photograph Proofs for Benton County, 1991
8 prints

10x10 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.

Container(s)

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Series III:  Aerial Photograph Proofs and Index Maps, 1990

10x10 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.

Container(s)
Description
Box
* Index maps showing flight lines
7 sheets
17 Photographs - Linn County
81 prints
17 Photographs - Benton County
102 prints
17 Photographs - Lincoln County
158 prints

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Series IV:  Aerial Photograph Proofs and Index Maps for Lincoln County, 1985

10x10 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.

Container(s)
Description
Box
* Index maps
2 sheets
16 Photographs
58 prints

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Series V:  Aerial Photograph Proofs, 1983
7 prints

10x10 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale; county not specified.

Container(s)

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Series VI:  Aerial Photograph Proofs of Lincoln County, 1982
81 prints

10x10 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.

Container(s)

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Series VII:  Aerial Photograph Proofs, 1979

9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.

Container(s)
Description
Box
18 Linn County
20 prints
18 County not identified
243 prints

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Series VIII:  Aerial Photograph Proofs, 1978
118 prints

9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale; county not identified.

Container(s)

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Series IX:  Aerial Photograph Proofs, 1972
Container(s)
Description
Box
16 Drift Creek and Beaver Creek
14 prints
9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
16 Burnt Woods to Eddyville to Nashville
7 prints
9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
16 Elk City to Harlan to Burnt Woods
9 prints
9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
16 Highway 34, Waldport
10 prints
9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
16 Yachats Valley
8 prints
9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
16 Robison-Madonek to Toledo to Elk City to Highway 20
7 prints
9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
16 Eddyville to Newport
6 prints
9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
16 Siletz to Kernville
8 prints
9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
16 Lincoln City to Otis to Rose Lodge
6 prints
9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
16 Siletz to Logsden to Upper Farm
4 prints
9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
19 County not identified
479 prints
9x9 inch prints; approximately 1:40,000 scale.
15 Harlan area, 172-240
1 print
24x24 inch print; approximately 1:7920 or 1"=660' scale.

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Subjects

    • Geographical Names :
    • Benton County (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
    • Lincoln County (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
    • Linn County (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Soils--Oregon--Benton County--Aerial photographs.
    • Soils--Oregon--Lincoln County--Aerial photographs.
    • Soils--Oregon--Linn County--Aerial photographs.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Aerial photographs.
    • Maps.
      • Other Creators :
      • National Aerial Photography Program (U.S.)
      • United States. Farm Service Agency.
      • United States. Soil Conservation Service.

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