Guide to the Pernot Family Photographic Collection
1870-1940

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Pernot family
Title: Pernot Family Photographic Collection
Dates: circa 1870-1940 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.05 cubic foot, including 83 photographs (1 box)
Collection Number: P 220
Summary: The Pernot Family Photographic Collection documents members of the Pernot and Coote families and includes images of the Oregon Agricultural College campus and faculty. Emile Pernot taught photography at Oregon Agricultural College beginning in 1890 and became the first chair of the Bacteriology Department in 1900. He married Edith Coote, daughter of OAC horticulturist George Coote.
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 inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Emile F. Pernot was born in New York in 1859. He accompanied his brother, Henry, to Oregon in 1889, and together they opened a photography business. In 1890 Pernot was hired by Oregon Agricultural College to teach photography and to take photographs for the Experiment Station. Through his pioneering work in microphotography, he developed an interest in bacteriology, and was named the first chair of the Bacteriology Department in 1900. In 1910 Pernot was named bacteriologist for the city of Portland. He married Edith Coote, daughter of OAC horticulturalist George Coote. Pernot died in 1927.

John F. "Jack" Pernot and Frederick E. Pernot were sons of Eugene Pernot (another of Emile Pernot's brothers). John was born in 1890 and graduated from OAC in 1910 with a degree in Forestry. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service until his accidental death in 1914. Frederick was also born in 1890, and graduated from OAC in 1910 in Engineering. He taught electrical engineering at the University of California, and died in 1968.

Several other photographic collections include photographs taken by Emile Pernot, including the OSU Historical Photographic Collection (P 25), the College of Agricultural Sciences Photographic Collection (P 36), the Alice Kidder Evans Photographs (P 144), and Harriet's Photographic Collection.

Other collections include photographs of Pernot Family members: Emile Pernot, Faculty and Staff Photographic Collection (P 46) and Harriet's Collection (#3, #413, #612, and #1573); Edith (Coote) Pernot, OSU Historical Photographic Collection (P 25) and Harriet's Collection (#612 & #1229); and John F. Pernot, Harriet's Collection (#1573). See also MC - Pernot, Emile F., and MC - Pernot, Mabel.

Content Description

Collection includes copy photographs of Pernot Family and Coote Family members, Oregon Agricultural College, and Corvallis. Also includes one original albumen print. Some of the photographs were taken by OAC faculty member Emile Pernot. Negatives exist for all photographs.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Pernot Family Photographic Collection (P 220), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Custodial History :  

Collection was acquired by Horner Museum in 1986 and 1987 from Mabel Pernot, daughter of Emile Pernot, and transferred to the University Archives in August 1996.

Related Materials :  

Several other photographic collections include photographs taken by Emile Pernot, including the OSU Historical Photographic Collection (P 25), the College of Agricultural Sciences Photographic Collection (P 36), the Alice Kidder Evans Photographs (P 144), and Harriet's Photographic Collection.

Other collections include photographs of Pernot Family members: Emile Pernot, Faculty and Staff Photographic Collection (P 46) and Harriet's Collection (#3, #413, #612, and #1573); Edith (Coote) Pernot, OSU Historical Photographic Collection (P 25) and Harriet's Collection (#612 & #1229); and John F. Pernot, Harriet's Collection (#1573). See also MC - Pernot, Emile F., and MC - Pernot, Mabel.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
1 P220:01: Willamette River at Corvallis; paddlewheelers at wharf below mill and warehouses, circa 1900
1 P220:02: Paddlewheelers Three Sisters and Wm. M. Hoag on the Willamette River at Corvallis wharves, circa 1900
1 P220:03: George Coote in OAC greenhouse, circa 1895
semi-tropical room
1 P220:04: Portrait of George Coote, circa 1895
W. S. Gardner, Corvallis (photographer)
1 P220:05: Edith Coote in OAC greenhouse with geraniums, gloxinias, cinerarias, calceolaria, cyclamen, ferns, and other plants, circa 1895
1 P220:06: Pernot Family -- Eugene, Emile, Lucie, Henry, and Charles, September 1, 1881
1 P220:07: Mrs. Mary A. Coote (grandmother Coote), Mrs. Blower of Newport, and unidentified, August 23, 1913
from a photopostcard to Mrs. Coote from Aimie Pernot, Newport
1 P220:08: Portrait of Mary A. Coote, circa 1920
Ball Studio, Corvallis (photographer)
1 P220:09: Portrait of George Coote, circa 1895
similar to P 220:4; photo by W. S. Gardner
1 P220:10: Portrait of Emile F. Pernot, circa 1880
Webb & Keller, Philadelphia (photographer)
1 P220:11: Portrait of Emil F. Pernot, circa 1890
Pernot Bros., Corvallis (photographer)
1 P220:12: George Coote family home, SW corner of Monroe & 23rd, circa 1900
1 P220:13: OAC greenhouse semi-tropical unit, circa 1895
1 P220:14: Train engine and cars, circa 1890
copy photograph and original albumen photograph
1 P220:15: Flooded house at confluence of Willamette and Mary's Rivers, circa 1885
1 P220:16: Benton County Courthouse, circa 1890
Pernot Bros., Corvallis (photographer)
1 P220:17: Corvallis (OAC in distance) from 2nd and Adams Streets, circa 1890
Photo probably taken from the water tower along 1st Street.
1 P220:18: "Sliver Thaw," along Willamette River in Corvallis north of Van Buren Street Bridge site, circa 1890

stereoview image
1 P220:19-P220:20: John F. "Jack" Pernot, (Emile Pernot's nephew & 1910 OAC graduate), U. S. Forest Service, next to log structure in Ochoco National Forest, circa 1914
split pea soup cooking in background
1 P220:21: Portrait of Edith Coote, circa 1895
1 P220:22: Portrait of Edith (Coote) Pernot, circa 1895
1 P220:23-P220:25: Portraits of Edith (Coote) Pernot, circa 1900
1 P220:26: Edith (Coote) Pernot in wedding dress ("going away"), circa 1900
1 P220:27: Edith (Coote) Pernot, 1918
photo appeared in Society section of Oregon Journal
1 P220:28: Edith (Coote) Pernot standing in yard with Angel the dog, Portland, circa 1916
1 P220:29: Edith (Coote) Pernot standing outside of Nye Beach (Newport) summer house, circa 1917
1 P220:30: Portrait of Mary Annie (Harvey) Coote (mother of Edith Coote Pernot), circa 1870
D. Nottie, Beckenham, England (photographer)
1 P220:31-P220:32: Portrait of Mary A. Coote, circa 1915
1 P220:33: Emilie Caroline Pernot (mother of Emile Pernot) in Riverside, age 88, circa 1924
1 P220:34-P220:35: Emilie Caroline Pernot, age 92, circa 1928
1 P220:36: Portland home of Emile Pernot and family from 1910-1925, circa 1910
1 P220:37: Kappa Psi initiation banquet, Portland, circa 1915
Emile Pernot 5th from left
1 P220:38: OAC faculty members, circa 1910
Emile Pernot is on left in 1st row
1 P220:39: Frederick E. Pernot (nephew of Emile Pernot and a 1910 OAC graduate), circa 1940
1 P220:40: Walk in OAC campus, circa 1910

original is a photo postcard
1 P220:41: OAC Administration Building (now Benton Hall), circa 1890
Pernot Bros., Corvallis (photographer)

Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Coote, George, 1842-1908
  • Pernot, E. F. (Emile Francis), b. 1859
  • Family Names :
  • Coote family
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings
  • Geographical Names :
  • Corvallis (Or.)
  • Willamette River (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Albumen prints
  • Film negatives
  • Photographic prints
    • Other Creators :
    • Gardner, W. S.  ( photographer)
    • Pernot, E. F. (Emile Francis), b. 1859  ( photographer)
    • Ball Studio  ( photographer)

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