Guide to the Herbarium Photographs
1904-1963

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. Herbarium.
Title: Herbarium Photographs
Dates: 1904-1963 ( inclusive )
1904-1920 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (ca. 80 items)
Collection Number: P 093
Summary: The Herbarium Photographs were made or assembled by curators of the Herbarium and students in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. The images depict a variety of subjects including Pacific Northwest species of plants and trees, the Oregon Agricultural College greenhouses, botany research and teaching, and logging operations.
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. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Since its establishment in the early 1880s, the Herbarium has served as the chief repository for the University's collection of flora as well as a laboratory for the study and identification of plants and fungi. Managed since 1883 by a Curator under the auspices of the Department of Botany and Horticulture, the focus of the Herbarium has shifted away from the traditional role of student instruction and more toward the acquisition and cataloging of Pacific Northwest plant specimens. As a research facility, the Herbarium has become the leading center for research on the taxonomy of mycorrhizal fungi. Currently housed at Cordley Hall, the Herbarium has moved many times from its original location in Education Hall. The Herbarium has also resided in the Strand Agricultural building, the basement of the Memorial Union, and Gill Coliseum. In 1993, under pressure to cut costs stemming from state budget reductions, the University of Oregon Herbarium merged with the facility at OSU, increasing the number of plant specimens housed at Cordley Hall by nearly one- third. Willamette University's collection of flora has also recently been transferred to the OSU Herbarium.

Content Description

This collection consists of photographs from the Herbarium. About half of the photographs are identified and one-third are dated. The images depict a variety of plants and trees both in the wild and in greenhouses, famous botanists, Curators of the Herbarium including E.R. Lake and Helen Gilkey, botany students engaged in research in the classroom and in the field, logging operations, and views of Marys Peak taken from several locations.

There are 29 prints in this collection: 28 b/w and 1 color. The remainder of the photographic images are nitrate and glass plate negatives with no prints.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Herbarium Photographs (P 93), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The photographs are numbered P093:01-P093:69.

Related Materials :  

In addition to the photographs of the Herbarium, other materials relating to OSU's role in plant instruction and research include: the records of the Herbarium (RG 117), the records and photographs of the Botany and Plant Pathology Department (RG 54, P 75), the records and photographs of the Horticulture Department (RG 187, P 90), and the records of the OSU Horticultural Society (RG 151). The personal papers of Helen Gilkey, who served as the Curator of the Herbarium from 1918 to 1951, also contain materials pertaining to the Herbarium, including an unpublished manuscript of the history of the facility.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Number P093:01:  Showing characteristic habitat of Riccia Natans at the Oregon Electric Railway Bridge, Beach's Woods, October 29, 1914
Photo by William Lawrence.
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Number P093:02:  "Umpqua Valley looking southeast showing prune orchard, and corn field to the right of the river. On the north side may be seen the extent of a stream as shown by the line of firs bordered by a zone of oaks."; Near Kellogg, Oregon, July 27, 1918
Photo by William Lawrence.
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Number P093:03:  Silver Lake, ca. 1920
Photo by William Lawrence.
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Number P093:04:  Bed of Silver Lake, 1919
Photo by William Lawrence.
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Number P093:05:  A "shoe string" ranch, Hinton Creek Valley; east of Heppner, June 30, 1919
Photo by William Lawrence.
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Number P093:06:  Head of sheep grazing in Brock Meadows, Wenaha National Forest, August 1, 1916
Photo by William Lawrence.
3 prints
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Number P093:07:  Logging dumping pool and tracks, 1910
3 prints
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Number P093:08:  Abris Nobilis, chiefly felled for logging, 1910
3 prints
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Number P093:09:  Logging train backing down to dumping pool, 1910
3 prints
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Number P093:10:  Abris Nobilis, chiefly felled for logging, 1910
3 prints

Different from P093:08.

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Number P093:11:  Logging mill and train trestle, ca. 1910
3 prints
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Number P093:12:  Standing timber before logging, 1910
3 prints
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Number P093:13:  "Spruce log on flat car, with A.A. Asbahr County Agent of Lincoln County and Harry N. Bowler, Seims Carey H.S., Kerbaugh Corp. Seattle. Log 8 ft in diameter and 304 years old, Toledo, Oregon", 1918
Photo by William Lawrence.
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Number P093:14:  Looking up Crooked River Canyon, ca. 1920
Photo by William Lawrence.
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Number P093:15:  Botany class, ca. 1904
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Number P093:16:  Mt. Chintimini, Marys Peak, taken from OAC barns, 1915
Photo by William Lawrence.
3 prints
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Number P093:17:  Mt. Chintimini, Marys Peak, taken from OAC barns, 1915
Photo by William Lawrence.
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Number P093:18:  Marys Peak from Tinker's Hill, 1917
Photo by William Lawrence.
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Number P093:19:  Marys Peak from Forestry Building, OAC, 1917
Photo by William Lawrence.
3 prints
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Number P093:20:  Marys Peak, 1917
Photo by William Lawrence.
2 prints
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Number P093:21:  Marys Peak from Tinker's Hill, 1917
Photo by William Lawrence.
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Number P093:23-P093:29:  Greenhouses; interior, 1903-1924
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Number P093:30:  Zuercus Garryanna(height 49 ft), SW of OAC, ca. 1910
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Number P093:31:  Armory Building (McAlexander Fieldhouse) on OAC campus at Armory and Jefferson St., ca. 1910
3 prints
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Number P093:32:  "Class in forest botany identifying woody plants in their winter condition in Beeche's Woods, east of the Willamette. Pictured, left to right: S.E. Brett, Lundeen, Benjamin Culver, and LeRoy Wooks", 1914
Photo by William Lawrence.
3 prints
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Number P093:33:  Mass of Sisymbrium Officinale growing along roadside near Alpha Hall on 22nd St., Corvallis, 1914
Photo by V. Walls.
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Number P093:34-P093:52

P093:34-P093:40 are identified and appear to have been copied from a publication on famous botanists. Images P093:41-P093:52 are unidentified.

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4 P093:34: Millardet, Alexis
4 P093:35: Douglas, David
4 P093:36: Von Linne, Carl
4 P093:37: Gray, Asa
4 P093:38: Atkinson, George F.
4 P093:39: Kuhn, Julius
4 P093:40: De Bary, Anton
4 P093:41-P093:52: Unidentified Botanists

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Number P093:53:  Fuschia, ca. 1904
Photo by Earl Beaconsfield.
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Number P093:54:  Art class, ca. 1904
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Number P093:55-P093:57:  Military cadets at inspection, ca. 1904
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Number P093:58:  Botany class, ca. 1904
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Number P093:59:  Benton Hall, ca. 1904
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Number P093:60:  Mechanical drawing class, ca. 1904
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Number P093:61:  Palm tree; decorative, ca. 1905
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Number P093:62:  Botany students, ca. 1904
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Number P093:63:  Plants, ca. 1904
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Number P093:64-P093:65:  Greenhouse; interior, ca. 1904
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Number P093:66:  "Professor E.R. Lake, Head of Botany and Horticulture when Oregon State became a land grant college. Helen Gilkey and Lillie Riggs-Kinney are also in the photo", ca. 1946
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Number P093:67:  Professor E.R. Lake, ca. 1946
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Number P093:68:  "Professor E.R. Lake, when he visited in Corvallis about ca. 1950". Our yard."
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Number P093:69:  Pereskia Aculeata. (Photo attached to a letter from F. McWhorter to Dr. P.C. Hutchison, October 1, 1963
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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Gilkey, Helen Margaret, 1886-
  • Lake, E. R. (Edward Ralph), b. 1860.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College. Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology.
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Botanists.
  • Botany--Oregon.
  • Botany--Study and teaching--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Greenhouses--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Logging railroads--Oregon.
  • Lumber trade--Oregon.
  • Women botanists--Oregon--Benton County.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Marys Peak (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Glass negatives.
  • Nitrate negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Science
  • Other Creators :
  • Lawrence, William E. (William Evans), 1883-1947.  ( photographer)

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