0.1 cubic ft. (98 b/w prints and 3 color postcards
(attached to scrapbook pages))
The Fred Deininger Luse Photograph Album
consists primarily of images collected by Luse while attending Oregon
Agricultural College in the early part of the twentieth century. The images
document campus buildings and grounds as well as student activities. Luse
graduated from Oregon Agricultural Colege in 1909 with a BS in Mechanical
Oregon State University
Funding for encoding this
finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for
Fred D. Luse, of Lents, Oregon, attended Oregon Agricultural College and
graduated in 1909 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He was active in a
variety of student activities including the Zetegathian Literary Society,
English Association, Glee Club, Society Debating Team, Prohibition Oratorical
Contest and College Orator. He also served as the Y.M.C.A. Vice President,
Associate Editor of the
NW Journal of English and as Captain of ROTC
Company G. After graduating he worked as Secretary of the Fresno, California
and Chicago, Illinois Y.M.C.A.s, then for Forbes Supply Co. in Portland,
This collection consists of photographic prints collected and assembled
by Fred D. Luse, documenting campus buildings and grounds and student
activities during Luse's years at Oregon Agricultural College. The collection
includes several campus snow scenes, May Day activities, various athletic
teams, O.A.C Cadet exercises, views of Main Street in Corvallis, the Benton
County Courthouse and Albany College. Also included are photos of Stanford
University buildings along with views of Fresno, Herndon and Palo Alto,
California taken during Luse's years of employment in Fresno, California.
Current building names are given in parentheses.
Use of the Collection
Preferred Citation :
Fred Deininger Luse Photograph Album (P 228), Oregon State University
Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
Custodial History :
These photographs were donated to the Horner Museum by Mrs. Robert
McLane, Luse's daughter in 1970 and transferred to OSU Archives in 1996.
Related Materials :
A photograph of the O.A.C. Engineering Association which includes Luse
is located in Harriet's Collection #490 (12 x 17 oversize box).