Guide to the Ruby Breithaupt Photograph Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Breithaupt, Ruby, 1892-1983
Title: Ruby Breithaupt Photograph Collection
Dates: circa 1893-1910 ( inclusive )
1910 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.01 cubic foot,including 5 photographs (1 box)
Collection Number: P 042
Summary: The Ruby Breithaupt Photograph Collection consists of several photographs of Oregon Agricultural College students assembled by Breithaupt, including a 1910 image of a group at Jump-off Joe on Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English. 

Biographical Note

Ruby Elliott, from Gresham, Oregon, attended Oregon Agricultural College in the 1908/1909 and 1909/1910 academic years. She married LeRoy Breithaupt in 1912. LeRoy Breithaupt graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1910 with a degree in agriculture. He was superintendent of the Harney Agricultural Experiment Station from 1912 to 1917; became the Malheur County extension agent in 1920; and was an extension specialist in agricultural economics from 1926 until his retirement in 1951.

Content Description

The Ruby Breithaupt Photograph Collection consists of five photographic prints of Oregon Agricultural College students assembled by Breithaupt. Four of the prints were made in 1910; they depict picnics, a trip to Jump-off Joe at Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon, and a group of students on the steps of Cauthorn (now Fairbanks) Hall. The following individuals are identified in the photos: Ethel Allen, LeRoy Breithaupt, Leona Davis Cox, Ruby Elliott, Rhetta Huntington, McKinley Huntington, Kat O'Connor, Carl Clifton Titus, and Alfred Edmund Volck.

The collection also includes one albumen print made by John Fulton in about 1893 of a group of Oregon Agricultural College students on the steps of the Station Building (now the Women's Center Building). This group includes Fred Buchanan, Brady Burnett, Edward Getty Emmett, and Erma Laurence.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Ruby Breithaupt Photograph Collection (P 042), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

The photographs were donated to the Archives by Ruby Breithaupt in 1965.

Related Materials :  

Other materials pertaining to LeRoy and Ruby Breithaupt are available in the Memorabilia Collection.


  • Personal Names :
  • Breithaupt, L. R. (Le Roy), 1886-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Pacific Coast (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Albumen prints.
  • Photographic prints.
    • Other Creators :
    • Fulton, John, 1868-1953.

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