Guide to the Edwin T. Reed Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Reed, Edwin Thomas, 1872-1948
Title: Edwin T. Reed Papers
Dates: 1886-1948 ( inclusive )
1900-1943 ( bulk )
Quantity: 6 cubic feet (9 boxes, including 3 oversize boxes)
Collection Number: MSS Reed
Summary: The Reed Papers consist of notes, publications and speeches, correspondence, photographs, and other materials pertaining to Edwin T. Reed's work as college editor, to OSU history, and to William Jasper Kerr.
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. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Edwin Thomas Reed was born in River Falls, Wisconsin on September 15, 1872. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1895 with a B.S. He then studied composition and literature at Harvard, earning a B.A. Reed spent a number of years at newspaper and teaching jobs in Wisconsin and Minnesota, followed by ten years as the English Department chair at Moorhead (Minnesota) State Teachers College. At Moorhead, Reed also supervised the library, directed the college's publications program, and had published two volumes of his poetry. He married Katharine May Hartwell, a Moorhead graduate, in 1909. The Reeds had two daughters and a son.

Reed moved to Corvallis in 1911, drawn by the accounts of the Willamette Valley read to him as a child by his father. He purchased a 40-acre farm, "Knollbrook," adjacent to OAC's South Farm. After meeting the College's president, William Jasper Kerr, Reed was asked by Kerr in the spring of 1912 to become the College's Editor of Publications. Reed served in this position until his retirement in 1943, editing hundreds of college bulletins and circulars and writing some of them himself. He also served as Editor of Publications for the Oregon State System of Higher Education from 1932-1943.

Reed was credited with writing the OSC creed, was involved with the founding of OAC's alumni publication, and was a popular speaker at high school commencements and other gatherings. From 1927-1930, Reed was a contributing editor to School Executives Magazine and associate editor of Oregon, The State Magazine. He had three additional volumes of poetry published, one of which, Into The Promised Land, was published for the centennial of the Oregon Trail. Many of his poems were also published in magazines. Reed died at his home in Corvallis on August 25, 1948.

Content Description

Series I consists of Reed's notes and manuscripts drafts, and original documents pertaining to the history of Oregon State University and, to a lesser extent, the Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE) and Corvallis. Noteworthy is the substantial body of materials pertaining to the reorganization of Oregon's public higher education in the 1930s and the resulting controversies between Oregon State College and the University of Oregon. Other materials pertain to Reed's tenure as College Editor at OSC and Director of Publications for OSSHE, A. D. Taylor's plans for the OAC campus and Corvallis, and the 1936 student activities fee ballot measure.

Series II includes drafts of a revision of the Orange & Black, titled The First Eighty Years, 1868-1948: A History of Oregon State College; speeches and published articles on higher education, Oregon State College, and William Jasper Kerr; typescripts and a published volume of Reed's poetry, The Bells of Long Ago and Other Memorial Poems; published and manuscript versions of musical works (many of which have words by Reed and music by his brother, Neil); and miscellaneous manuscripts on a variety of subjects.

Series III consists of source materials collected by Reed for his biography of William Jasper Kerr as well as manuscript drafts of the biography. Much of the source material was given to Reed by Kerr, and is arranged according to general subjects determined by Kerr. Materials from other sources have been interfiled with the materials from Kerr. Source materials include speeches, publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and Reed's research notes. The biography manuscript consists of drafts of various chapters, correspondence between Reed and Kerr concerning Kerr's review of various chapters, and copies of halftone illustrations that Reed intended to be used in the final publication. Photographic illustrations that Reed intended to use are found in Series VI. Series III constitutes the largest extant body of William Jasper Kerr's personal papers.

Series IV consists of general correspondence with OSC and OSSHE staff and magazine editors. Of note is the correspondence between Reed and William A. Jensen, executive secretary to the OSC president from 1916-1942. Series V contains materials pertaining to organizations and events that Reed belonged to or participated in, such as the Harvard University Tercentenary (1936) and the Old Oregon Trail Centennial (1943). Series VI consists of photographs, postcards, a postcard album, and a photograph album. Photos include aerial views of OSC, and images pertaining to Kerr for use in the biography. Postcards are of Harvard University. The postcard album includes mounted postcards, photographs, and halftone illustrations of college and university buildings, libraries, and courthouses throughout the United States. The photograph album contains views of the Oregon Agricultural College campus taken between 1918 and 1920.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Edwin T. Reed Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into six series: I. General Historical Reference File - OAC, OSC, OSSHE, and Other Subjects, 1902-1946; II. Writings and Publications, 1919-1948; III. William Jasper Kerr Reference File and Biographical Manuscript, 1886-1947; IV. General Correspondence, 1916-1943; V. Organizations and Special Events, 1921-1943; and VI. Photographs, 1900-1939. Most series or subseries are arranged chronologically.

Custodial History :  

The photograph album was transferred to the University Archives from the former Horner Museum in July 1996.

Related Materials :  

Other materials relating to Reed can be found in the University Publications and OSU Press Records (RG 18), Harriet's Photograph Collection #381, the Century Club Records, and the Memorabilia Collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  General Historical Reference File - OAC, OSC, OSSHE and Other Subjects, 1902-1946
1 Notes on " Commission to Select ... University Land" , compiled by the historical Records Survey from sources in Benton County Courthouse, ca. 1936
1 Transcripts of 19th century reports & notes on early college history
1 Notes from journal (1889-1908) of OAC Board of Regents
1 Notes from newspaper articles (1881-1894) regarding OAC
1 Notes on Thomas Gatch
1 Invitations, programs, etc. of commencements and other college celebrations, 1902-1916
1 Replies to questionnaires and queries for information about OAC, 1922-1936
1 Corvallis Gazette-Times, " OAC Special section" , October 1, 1923
1 Corvallis school district annual report, 1923/24
1 Report of gas plant for campus, 1926
1 Various references by name in Oregon laws to OSC, compiled by Delmer Goode, 1926
1 Statement of salaries, December 1926
1 A.D. Taylor Campus Plan (1926) and Corvallis report (1925), copies made in 1938
1 Memorial Union campaign & dedication, 1927-1929
1 Hanson's Leghorn Farm (Corvallis), 1928-1929
1 Oregon Property Tax Relief Commission reports, 1928-1929
Annual and biennial reports
1 Schools of Agriculture, Basic Arts & Sciences, Commerce, Engineering & Mechanic Arts/Engineering, Experiment Station, Forestry, Health & Physical
1 Education, Home Economics, Mines, Pharmacy, Vocational Education, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, 1928/30 biennial reports
1 School of Science, Departments of Botany, Entomology, Mathematics, Physics, Military Science & Tactics, 1934/36 biennial reports
1 Health Service annual report, 1935/36
1 Oregon State Board of Higher Education biennial report, 1934/36
1 Oregon State College biennial report materials, 1940/42
Higher education reorganization and OSC/Univ. of Oregon disputes, 1931-1942:
1 Reed's lists of briefs, studies, reports, etc. (many included below)
1 Survey of Higher Education in Oregon, 1931
Includes Reed's? annotations.
1 " Ten-Year Capital Outlay Program, 1931-1940 Inclusive" , October 1930 (draft) & January 1931
1 " Budgetary Estimates for 18-Month Period, July 1, 1931-Dec. 31, 1932" , Oregon State Agricultural College, May 4, 1931
1 " Reports of Special Committees Representing University of Oregon & Oregon State College" , May 25, 1931
1 " Reply to Dean Faville's Brief on the Commerce School Problem as Accompanied by President Hall's Letter of May 24, 1931" , May 27, 1931
1 " Statement of Services Lost to the Institution and the State for the Year 1931-32" , December 1931
1 Consolidation ballot measure brochures (Zorn-MacPherson Bill), 1932
1 " Present Arrangements in Respect to Lower Division" , Feb. 15, 1932
1 " A Definite and Concise Showing of Conditions Pertaining to Music" , February 20, 1932
1 Progress Report, Committee upon Unified Administration, Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE), March 18, 1932
1 Meeting, Presidents Hall and Kerr, June 10, 1932
1 Coordination of state institutions in Ohio, 1932
1 " Efficiency of Higher Education Threatened" , Board's Report to Ways and Means Committee inquiry, Feb. 1933
1 Transcript, State Board of Higher Education meeting, Sept. 11, 1933
1 " Controversy in Higher Education -- Who Started It?" , November 22, 1933
1 Outline charts on higher education, November 1933
1 Resolutions re: James T. Jardine, Wayne Morse, University of Oregon faculty, William J. Kerr, 1932-1935
1 " Administrative Organization, OSSHE" , Feb. 3, 1934
1 Teaching loads, Fall Term 1935/36
1 Commerce & Business Schools, 1937
1 Restoration of Science to the University of Oregon, 1937-1941:
1 Statements, memos, briefs and reports, 1937-1941
2 folders
1 Notes and drafts of statements and briefs
1 The Curricular Scope of Land-Grant Institutions by Delmer Goode, June 13, 1941
1 How 'Complete' is Oregon State College as a 'Separate' Land-Grant Institution?, Nov. 26, 1941
1 Correspondence, 1927-1942
1 Manuscripts pertaining to the University of Oregon (excerpts of briefs to Oregon State Board of Higher Education?)
1 Drafts of survey responses and briefs, ca. 1930-1932
1 Draft of OSSHE general circular, undated
1 Miscellaneous manuscripts and notes
1 Quotations on higher education
1 Clippings, 1927-1946
2 " The Superfluous Generation" , OSC commencement address by Herman F. Swartz, June 4, 1934
2 President's address (Peavy), Dads' & Grads' Banquet, November 17, 1934
2 Publications Board proposal, 1934-1939
2 OSSHE Division of Information manuscripts, ca. 1934
2 " The Townsend Plan Exposed" , by Richard Neuberger, October 1935
2 Establishment of Oregon State Monographs series, 1935-1936
2 Sigma Xi, 1935-1941
Student activities fee measure, 1935-1936:
2 Correspondence
2 Promotional and background materials
2 Campaign financial records
2 Burton Hutton file (Correspondence, background material, clippings.)
2 National Farm & Home Hour, NBC broadcast from OSC, May 20, 1936
2 Bill for abolition of compulsory military training in state institutions of higher education, 1936-1942
2 Faculty members of long service, 1937
Includes statements by Frederick Berchtold.
2 " Community Aspects of Medicine" , paper by Ralph Couch, University of Oregon Medical School, October 1937
2 Typescript, " Economic Geography" , 1938-1939
2 folders
2 D.E. Stephens material, 1938
2 OSC 1938/39 budget, March 30, 1938
2 Land grant colleges/public support for education, 1938-1940
2 " History of Pharmacy in Oregon" , by Adolph Ziefle
2 List of OSC graduates in Chemistry, ca. 1940
2 OSC " Beaver Bugle" , July 1, 1941
2 KOAC radio, 1941-1943
2 John Burtner articles on John Fulton and A.L. Strand, 1942

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Series II:  Writings and Publications, 1919-1948
2 Index to writings, ca. 1930
Orange & Black
2 Drafts of chapters
2 Correspondence, 1938-1943
2 Background material for chapters on Finley, Arnold, Bloss, Miller & Gatch
" The First Eighty Years, 1868-1948: A History of Oregon State College" (revision of Orange & Black)
2 Early drafts, undated
2 Drafts & correspondence with E.B. Lemon & others, 1946-1948
2 Manuscript, sections I-VI
2 Sarah E. Finley materials for articles in Oregon State Monthlyand other publications, 1929-1937
Published articles
2 " The Rise of an Agricultural College" , School Education, March 1920
2 " The Open Hearth" , National School Digest, Nov. 1920
2 " President W.J. Kerr" , Journal Of Electricity (manuscript copy), July 15, 1922
2 " Aim of OAC is a Liberal and Practical Education" , Corvallis Gazette-Times (manuscript copy), Jan. 1, 1925
2 " Safeguarding the Agricultural Interests of Oregon" , in Oregon, The State Magazine (manuscript copy), May 1927
2 " Twenty Years of State-Wide Service" , in Oregon, The State Magazine, June 1927 (manuscript & published copies)
2 " Vocational Tests Prove Valuable in Directing Students to Best Life Work" , Sunday Oregonian, March 18, 1928
2 " Vocational and Educational Guidance" , in American Educational Digest, June 1928 (manuscript copy)
2 " The Broadcasting Plant of a State College" , in The American School And University (reprint copy), 1928
2 " Twenty-five Years of Distinguished Service" , Pacific Coast Review, February 1932
2 " OSC President for 25 Years" , Oregon State Monthly, June 1932
2 " Promised Land" , Oregon State Monthly, Sept. 1932
Speeches and Talks
2 " To the Graduates of the College" , Commencement, June 4, 1934
2 " Adaptation of Higher Education to New Conditions" , University of Oregon, July 12, 1934
2 " The Religion of Mark Twain" , 39th annual session, East Willamette Assn. of Congregational Churches, Oct. 1, 1935
2 Dedication of the Oregon Normal School buildings (written for F.E. Callister, member of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education), Oct. 26, 1936
2 " The American Scholar" , delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Cambridge (England?), August 31, 1937
2 Address to Corvallis High School journalism students, Feb. 13, 1939
2 " The Friends That I Have Known" , probably delivered at Moorhead (Minnesota) State Teachers College, Sept. 1939
2 " The Promised Land" , delivered in Corvallis, undated (ca. 1930s)
2 Correspondence regarding speaking engagements, 1928-1932
2 Joint booklet of colleges & universities (John F. Dobbs, Pacific University), 1935
2 Book reviews, 1936 & undated
2 The Bells of Long Ago and Other Memorial Poems (2 copies, published by Binfords & Mort, Portland, Oregon), 1946
2 " To Frederick Berchtold" , in Phi Kappa Phi Journal, March 1935
2 Typescripts (mostly Reed's poetry; includes a few poems written by others.
2 Poems written by Ellwood Smith, 1936-1937
2 Correspondence, 1940
Published sheet music (words written by E.T. Reed)
3 " Dear Old College Days" , 1920
apx 12x17 in.
3 " Love Letter Days" , 1922
apx 12x17 in.
3 " Today" , 1922
apx 12x17 in.
3 " The Sweetest, Whitest Rose" , 1923
apx 12x17 in.
3 " Home Her Heroes Come (Oregon State Victory Song)" , 1931
apx 12x17 in.
3 " Home Economics Extension Song" , undated
apx 12x17 in.
3 " Back to Old O.A.C." , manuscript drafts of words & music, undated
apx 12x17 in.
3 " Dearest Land to Me" , manuscript draft, undated
apx 12x17 in.
3 " My Old High" , manuscript draft, undated
apx 12x17 in.
3 " Today" , manuscript orchestration, undated
apx 12x17 in.
2 " Today" , published orchestrations, undated
2 " Home Her Heroes Come" , marching band arrangement, undated
2 " Oregon State for Me" , ROTC band arrangement by Harry Beard, undated
2 Correspondence re: publication of " Oregon State for Me" , and other OSC related music, 1941-1947
Published music written by others
2 " Carry Me Back" , W. Homer Maris (OSU Alma Mater), 1919
2 " Oregon, My Oregon" , by Henry B. Murtaugh & J.A. Buchanan, 1920
2 " The Gathering Throng" , by Bob Johnson, Bob Dickinson, & Rudy Hillstromca. (from the OAC Song Book), ca. 1920s
2 " Pride of Oregon" , by George C. Lederer (dedicated to Harry Beard & the OSC ROTC band), 1940
Miscellaneous manuscripts
2 " Freshman Week Fables" , 1935-1942 & undated
2 Draft of article on early campus life, undated
2 Dad's Club, ca. 1935
2 " Scope and Function of the Oregon State Agricultural College" , ca. 1930
2 Writings on education, 1939 & undated
2 Mayflower Chapel, 1936 & 1941
2 " Oregon State Creed and Student Obligation" (interpretation), undated
2 Battleship OREGON, 1931-1938
2 Junior colleges & junior college work at OSC, 1933
2 Excerpts on women in education, etc., 1933-1935
2 " The Fruits of Half a Century" , ca. 1937
2 " Women's Group of Buildings" , undated
2 Faculty scholarship, ca. 1936
2 History of OSC/Gazette-Times, ca. 1938
4 " The ROTC as a Training Ground for Citizenship and an Instrument of National Defense" (editorial for Dan Sowers, New York City), July 8, 1932
4 " In Defense of the Cooperative Managers Association" , Dec. 16, 1932
4 " Plan for State System of Education Recommended by Oregon Teachers" , undated
4 " Educational Leadership of Different Institutions" , undated
4 " Brook Lane"
4 General articles on OSC, 1936 & undated
4 Grange, ca. 1930s
4 Critique of 1937 baccalaureate service & commencement
4 General articles
4 " Mark Twain -- American" and other writings on Twain Graduates -- report to Chancellor Hunter, 1935-1936
4 Obituaries and biographical sketches of OAC & OSSHE faculty and administrators & prominent Corvallis citizens
James Dryden (1935), Ada Hastings Hedges, Hal Hoss, John B. Horner, Millard Long, Clara H. Waldo, James Knox Weatherford, James Withycombe.
4 " Chats About Old Stories That Keep Young" , by M. Ellwood Smith, ca. 1930
4 Oregon Writers League, 1923
4 Norway articles (typescripts and published articles from the Corvallis Gazette-Times), August-September 1939

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Series III:  William Jasper Kerr Reference File and Biographical Manuscript, 1886-1947
Writings (addresses, articles, editorials, etc.) by Kerr, 1886-1938:
4 Bound volume of writings on mathematics, newspaper letters to the editor, Brigham Young College catalogue, 1886-1897
4 " The Relations of the Land-Grant Colleges to the State Universities" , reprint from the Deseret Evening News, Dec. 30, 1905; reprint by the Office of Experiment Stations, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture from proceedings of the annual convention of the Assn. of American Agricultural Colleges & Experiment Stations, Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-16, 1905
4 " Agricultural College of Utah" , in the Deseret News, Dec. 25, 1905
4 " Modern Demands of Education" , address delivered at the County Superintendents Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 1906
4 " Horticultural Education" , address delivered to the Utah State Horticulture Society, Salt Lake City, April 1906
4 " The Function of the Common Schools" , address delivered to the Teachers' Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 7, 1906
4 " Modern Tendencies in Education" , address delivered at the State Teachers' Assn., Salem, July 3, 1907
4 " The Farmer and Education" , address delivered at the district fair, Grants Pass, Oregon, Sept. 1907
4 " Oregon Agricultural College: Origin & Development--Function & Scope" , notes on address delivered at the Fair Association, Gresham, OR, Oct. 19, 1907
4 " The New Education" , address delivered to the Teachers' Association, Portland, Nov. 25, 1907, and to the Eastern Division of the Oregon State Teachers' Association, LaGrande, OR, Nov. 26, 1907
4 " Educational Agriculture" , notes on address delivered to the Oregon State Teachers' Assn., Eugene, June 1908
4 " Sources of Income and Departments of Instruction of Oregon Agricultural College" , in the Pacific Grange Bulletin, October 1908
4 " Education" , address delivered at the Educational Congress Convention, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, July 4, 1909
4 " Equality of Educational Opportunity" , address delivered at the Educational Congress, Seattle, Washington, July 1909 and at the Teachers' Institute, The Dalles, Oregon, October 7, 1909
4 " Agricultural Interests" , address delivered to the Dept. of Manual Training, National Education Association, Denver, Colorado, July 6, 1909
4 " Education for the Masses" , address delivered to the Teachers' Institute, Klamath Falls, OR, Sept. 6, 1909
Also included is a published version printed in the Klamath Republican); editorial for Rural Spirit, Dec. 1909.
4 " Back to the Soil" , address delivered at the Oregon State Fair, Salem, Sept. 14, 1909
4 Address delivered to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, Sept. 23, 1909
4 " The New Ideas in Education" , address delivered to the Clackamas County Teachers' Institute, Oregon City, Nov. 5, 1909
4 " Horticulture and the Agricultural College" , address delivered to the Oregon State Horticultural Society, Portland, Dec. 8, 1909
4 Brief, Oregon Agricultural College to Board of Higher Curricula, March 15, 1910
4 Memorial Day, notes and outline of address, Corvallis, Oregon, May 30, 1910
4 " The Oregon Agricultural College" , address delivered on September 25, 1910, 1910
4 " Some Land Grant College Problems" , address presented at the annual convention of the American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, Washington, D.C., November 16, 1910
4 " Attack of the Carnegie Foundation on Policies of Agricultural Colleges" , in the Oregonian, December 1910
4 " The Country Life Problem" , address delivered at the Farmers Banquet celebrating country life and Good Roads Week, Salem, OR, Feb. 8, 1912; also includes article re: address from the Salem Statesman, Feb. 9, 1912
4 " The Relationship of Eugenics and Sex Education" , address delivered to the Social Hygiene Society, Portland, OR, March 8, 1912
4 Remarks made at a banquet given in honor of visitors on the Oregon-Portland Business Men Excursion to Oregon Agricultural College, Corvallis, April 26, 1912
4 " The Country Life Problem" , address delivered to the Oregon State Bankers' Assn., Gearhart, Oregon, June 22, 1912
4 Address to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, September 19, 1912
4 " Development of the Educational Idea" , address delivered at the Grants Pass (OR) High School commencement exercises, May 21, 1913
4 Address to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, September 18, 1913
4 Address of welcome from the Agricultural College to the Women's Christian Temperance Union Convention, Corvallis, Sept. 23, 1913
4 " The Work of OAC and the Future Prospects for the Farmer in Oregon" , address delivered at the Bankers' and Business Men's Conference, Portland, January 30, 1914
4 Address to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, September 21, 1914
4 " Harmonizing of Vocational and Cultural Education" , discussion at the National Education Association convention, St. Paul, Minnesota, Oct. 26, 1914
4 " Agricultural Economics or the Business of Farming" , address delivered at the Farmers' Union convention, The Dalles, Oregon, December 2, 1914
4 " Need of Education" , excerpts from address delivered at the Cottage Grove (Oregon) High School commencement exercises, June 2, 1915
4 Material for editorial prepared for Addison Bennett of the Oregonian, August 1915
4 " The Ideal Public School" , notes on address delivered at the Benton & Linn County Teachers Institute, Albany, Oregon, Sept. 14, 1915
4 Address to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, September 16, 1915
4 " Marks of Manhood in America" , address delivered at the Older Boys' Conference, Salem, Nov. 28, 1915
4 Address on irrigation practice, delivered at the Oregon Irrigation Congress, Portland, December 29, 1915
4 Brief of statement submitted at a hearing of the Federal Land Bank Board, Portland, Sept. 7, 1916
4 " The Work of the Dept. of Bacteriology" , address delivered to the Oregon Medical Society, Portland, September 15, 1916
4 Address to Oregon Agricultural College faculty, September 21, 1916
4 Address delivered at the banquet, legislative visit to OAC, January 20, 1917
4 " Education and the World War" , delivered to the National Education Assn., Portland, July 13, 1917
4 Articles used by Kerr in preparation of addresses for the Clatsop Co. Liberty Loan campaign and Eugene Parent-Teachers Assn., Oct. 1918, and OAC faculty meeting
4 Address delivered at the anniversary celebration of the signing of the armistice by Germany, November 11, 1919
4 Convocation address, Oregon Agricultural College, January 21, 1920
4 Excerpts of address to OAC faculty, Sept. 27, 1923
4 " Value of Specialized Training" , in Oregon Business, April 1924
4 " Education for Reality" , in Oregon 'The State Magazine', December 1927/January 1928
4 " Separate Boards of Control" , editorial for the Oregon Grange Bulletin, undated
4 " Education Adapted to Life Need" , notes of address, undated
4 " The College Bill and the Governor's Veto" , undated
4 Untitled manuscript for Utah Educational Review, March 31, 1931
4 " The Spirit of the Land-Grant Institutions" , addresses by Kerr and others delivered at the annual convention of the Assn. of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, Chicago, Nov. 17, 1931
4 " Recent Experiences in Centralized Control of Higher Education in Oregon" , delivered at the annual meeting of the National Assn. of State Universities, Chicago, Nov. 17, 1933
Typescript and published copies; also delivered at the Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions meeting, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 15-17, 1934.
4 " Adaptation of Higher Education to New Conditions" , in Proceedings Of The Conference On Higher Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, July 11-14, 1934
4 Oregon's Problem In Marketing Agricultural And Industrial Products, March 1938
Articles about Kerr (not by E.T. Reed)
4 " A Missionary to the Farmers" , by Frances A. Groff, Sunset, The Pacific Monthly, March 1913
4 " Bring on the Wrecking Crew" , " Higher Education, July 18" , & " The Press on Dr. Kerr" , Oregon State Monthly, August 1932
4 " The Depression and Education" , an interview with Dr. W.J. Kerr, Chancellor of OSSHE, Jan. 18, 1933
4 " The Retiring Chancellor of the Oregon State System of Higher Education" , School & Society, August 10, 1935
Reference file/background material
Includes original documents and supplementary notes provided by Kerr and transcripts made by Reed.
4 Kerr Family (includes genealogy compiled by Media Research Bureau, 1940)
4 W.J. Kerr personal information (supplementary materials file #3; includes information compiled for The National Cyclopedia Of American Biography and other biographical sketches of Kerr)
4 Brigham Young College Instructor (supplementary materials file #6)
4 Experiences at Cornell (supplementary materials file #7)
4 University of Utah (supplementary materials file #8)
4 President of Brigham Young College (supplementary materials file #9)
4 Utah State Constitutional Convention of 1895 (supplementary materials file #10)
4 Utah State Agricultural College (supplementary materials file #11)
4 Oregon State College (supplementary materials file #12)
4 Scrapbook of clippings -- personal, Association of American Agricultural Colleges, Extension Service, National Education Association, 1907-1910
5 Kerr and Kansas State Agricultural College
5 Chancellorship (supplementary materials file #13)
5 Resolutions adopted by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education upon Kerr's retirement as Chancellor, 1935
5 Chancellor Emeritus & OSSHE Director of Research in Production & Marketing (supplementary materials file #14)
5 Published addresses & articles lists (supplementary materials files #15 & 17)
5 Unpublished addresses (supplementary materials file #16)
5 Statement by Kerr at inauguration of University of Oregon President Arnold Bennett Hall, October 18, 1926
5 " Higher Education in a Changing World" , March 13, 1934
5 Remarks at University of Oregon commencement, 1934
5 Conference on Higher Education, address by Kerr, July 12, 1934
5 Utah State Agricultural College Founder's Day statement, 1936
5 " Broadening the Ideal of Scholarship" , address to Phi Kappa Phi, ca. fall 1936
5 Characterizations of Kerr
Kerr biography manuscript
5 Miscellaneous notes
5 Various drafts of chapters
12 folders
5 Drafts of chapters reviewed by Kerr and correspondence with Kerr, 1940-1947
5 1947 draft (2 copies; one sent to E.B. Lemon)
5 Illustrations (halftone proofs; see series VI for photos)

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Series IV:  General Correspondence, 1916-1943
6 F Miscellaneous, 1928-1937
6 G Miscellaneous, 1926-1936
6 H Miscellaneous, 1924-1935
6 I Miscellaneous, 1926-1936
6 J Miscellaneous, 1927-1936
6 E.O. Holland (president, Washington State College), 1942
6 Mrs. A.A. (Mary Bowman) Hull (secretary to Kerr), 1929-1936
6 Frederick M. Hunter (OSSHE chancellor), 1935-1936
6 James T. Jardine, 1931 & 1935
6 William A. Jensen (executive secretary to the college president), 1916-1942
6 Blanche Jones (editor of Oregon Teachers Monthly), 1920-1921
6 Albert Rebel (editor of Oregon, The State Magazine & Pacific Northwest), 1927-1928
6 Henry D. Sheldon, 1941-1943
6 Frank A. Weld (editor of American Educational Digest/School Executives Magazine), 1920-1935
6 Publications Office correspondence, 1927-1943

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Series V:  Organizations and Special Events, 1921-1943
6 Federated Churches of Corvallis, Oregon, 1924-1932
6 University of Minnesota General Alumni Assn., The Minnesota Alumni Weekly, various issues, 1921-1931
Includes Reed's annotations.
Harvard University Tercentenary, 1936
6 Correspondence, 1935-1936
6 Invitations
6 Schedules & programs
6 General celebration information
6 Tickets
6 Applications & product information
6 Reed's note cards
6 Harvard Lampoon, Sept. 16, 1936
6 Clippings
7 Clippings
apx 20x24 in.
7 " Harvard on View"
apx 20x24 in.
7 Map
apx 20x24 in.
7 Invitation from Harvard to OSC
apx 20x24 in.
7 Text of OSC's message of congratulations
apx 20x24 in.
7 Harvard University Tercentenary Gazette, #1-8, June-Sept. 1936
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7 The Harvard Crimson, Sept. 16 & 17, 1936
apx 20x24 in.
Moorhead State Teachers College
6 Silver anniversary, ca. 1930s
6 Order of the Owls, 1936
7 50th anniversary feature section, Moorhead Daily News, June 3, 1937
apx 20x24 in.
6 National Assn. of State Universities, Chicago meeting, November 1933
6 Old Oregon Trail Centennial, 1942-1943
Includes reviews, correspondence & other information about Reed's book of verse, Into the Promised Land.
6 Oregon Council of English, 1922

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Series VI:  Photographs, 1900-1939
8 Old Order of the Owls, Moorhead (Minnesota) State Teachers College, 1936
8 Melrose Hall, Linfield College, ca. 1935
8 Aerial views of Oregon State College, ca. 1938-1940
4 images
8 OSC President's residence, 1938
Kerr biography illustrations
8 Utah State Capitol building, ca. 1945
8 Ceremony in Utah? State Capitol Building, ca. 1945
2 images
8 Views of Brigham Young College, ca. 1900
5 prints & 4 copy negatives
8 Portrait of Kerr when president of Brigham Young College, ca. 1900
8 Kerr home?, Logan, Utah?, ca. 1900
8 Mathematical models & instruments, University of Utah
copy negative only
8 Portrait of Kerr (photo by Harris & Ewing, Washington, DC), ca. 1915
8 Postcards, views of Harvard University; from Harvard Tricentenary materials), 1936
28 postcards
8 Harvard University buildings (from Harvard Tercentenary), ca. 1936
8 Photographs of Norway trip, 1939
Remain of ships, burial chambers, cart and sled
3 Postcard album, ca. 1909-1910
apx 12x17 in.
Views of campus buildings from colleges and universities: Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Purdue, Washington State College, University of California, University of Idaho, Oregon Agricultural College, University of Washington, University of Oklahoma, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Ontario Agricultural College, Michigan Agricultural College, Ohio State University, Mills College.OAC images include Administration Building (Benton Hall), Cauthorn (now Fairbanks) Hall, Waldo Hall, Agriculture (now Education) Hall, Shepard Hall, Lower Campus (with cadets in OAC formation), general campus views.Views of public libraries, county courthouses, and high schools in various U.S. cities.Views of buildings at Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, 1909
9 Photograph album of Oregon Agricultural College buildings and scenes, 1918-1920
apx 16x20 in.
Many of these images appear in the 1921 Beaver yearbook. Current building names are in parentheses.
View of Waldo Hall and Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall).
Drawing of campus.
Commerce Building (Bexell Hall).
A shady nook among the firs near the Women's Gym. Includes stone bench, a gift of the class of 1907.
Students in the Library Quad. Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall) and Agriculture Hall in the background. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Drive in front of Apperson Hall.
Agriculture Hall.
Old Administration Building in summer. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Campus grounds and the Old Administration Building (Benton Hall).
Drive and walkway by Apperson Hall with light snow. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Library (Kidder Hall) and Agriculture Hall in the fog. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Library and Ida Kidder's wickermobile. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Apperson Hall and Campus Way (unpaved).
Library Quad showing the Bandstand, Agriculture Hall, and the Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall).
Procession from Agriculture Hall.
Waldo Hall and Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall) with automobiles on Jefferson Avenue.
Walkway with trees near Apperson Hall. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Marys River.
Campus drive near Old Administration Building (Benton Hall); Library Quad and buildings in background.
Campus Way and campus grounds near Old Administration Building (Benton Hall).
Agriculture Hall and the end of the Library (Kidder Hall); looking through a tree.
Campus Way and campus grounds; taken near Apperson Hall.
Campus grounds with Science Hall (Education Hall) in the distance.
Campus grounds with Old Administration Building (Benton Hall) in the background.
Campus Way and campus grounds, looking southwest.
Campus grounds with the Women's Gymnasium (Valley Gymnastics Center) in the background.
Waldo Hall and drive.
Heating plant. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Four men on sidewalk between Agriculture Hall and the Home Economics Building (Milam Hall). (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Flower bed in middle of circular driveway by Waldo Hall.
Line of people outside of the Library (Kidder Hall).
Sidewalk between Agriculture Hall and the Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall). Also shows the Library (Kidder Hall) and the Old Administration Building (Benton Hall).
Campus grounds near Apperson Hall covered with ice.
Science Hall (Education Hall) and walkways, looking south.
Campus trees covered with ice. (photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Campus grounds with Science Hall (Education Hall) in the background.
Driveway near Waldo Hall.
Man drinking from water fountain; campus grounds covered with snow and ice. Waldo Hall in the background.
Campus grounds and Women's Gymnasium (Valley Gymnastics Center).
Campus Way with Shepard Hall and the Mines Building (Batcheller Hall).
Campus grounds and the Old Administration Building (Benton Hall).
Campus Way with the Library (now Kidder Hall) and the Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall).
Shepard Hall and the Mines Building (Batcheller Hall).
Old Administration Building (Benton Hall) and automobiles.
Jefferson Street with the Forestry Building (Moreland Hall) and the Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall). (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Cadets marching from the Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse).
The Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse).
Original (east) section of the Home Economics Building (Milam Hall), with home economics faculty and students out front.
Science Hall (Education Hall).
Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall).
Forestry Building (Moreland Hall).
Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall). (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Campus Way and the covered loading dock of the Dairy Building.
Science Hall (Education Hall).
Withycombe House (home management or practice house).
Science Hall (Education Hall) and front walkway.
Students using the Library Culture Collection in the Library Reading Room. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Woodworking shop and furniture.
Tractor lined up on Campus Way.
Cauthorn Hall (Fairbanks Hall).
Faculty (?) procession into Agriculture Hall.
YMCA "Hut" on Jefferson Street. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Campus walk between Agriculture Hall and the Dairy Building (Gilkey Hall). Also shows the Library (Kidder Hall) and the Administration Building (Benton Hall).
Assembly (commencement?) in the Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall).
Male students eating inside the Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse).
Conference group in the Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall)
Football team in practice.
Male students in lobby area of Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall).
Football game.
Oregon Agricultural College cadets and cadet band on library quad; Agriculture Hall in the background.
Football fans sitting in the stands.
Football game; Waldo Hall in background
Fans in the stands at a football game.
William Jasper Kerr and other dignitaries and faculty in the covered portion of football stadium.
Administration Building (Benton Hall) and the Trysting Tree.
Cadets and others gathered around the Bandstand.
Waldo Hall, Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall), Forestry Building (Moreland Hall), and the Poultry Incubator House along Jefferson Street.
Crowd gathered around the Bandstand. Administration Building (Benton Hall) in the background.
Commencement exercises in the Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall).
Crowd in the quad near the Library (Kidder Hall). Shepard Hall in the background.
Front entrance to Waldo Hall.
Crowd in covered (west) grandstand of the football stadium. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
The college library (Kidder Hall) in summer. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Front (north) entrance to the Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse).
Apperson Hall after the addition of the third floor. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
West and southwest grandstands of the football stadium filled with fans watching a game. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis)
Walkway and Apperson Hall.
The Trysting Tree. (Photo by Gardner Studio, Corvallis)
Serpentine crowd on the field during the OAC-University of Oregon football game. (Photo by Ball Studio, Corvallis), 1920

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    • Corporate Names :
    • Harvard University.
    • Oregon State College. Office of Publications.
    • Oregon State College--History.
    • Oregon State College--Presidents.
    • Oregon State System of Higher Education.
    • University of Oregon.
    • Subject Terms :
    • American poetry--Oregon.
    • City planning--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • Education, Higher--Oregon.
    • Education, Higher--Utah.
    • Educational surveys--Oregon.
    • Music--Manuscripts--Oregon.
    • Public libraries--United States.
    • State universities and colleges--Oregon.
    • Universities and colleges--North America.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Photograph albums.
    • Photographs.
    • Postcards.
    • Titles within the Collection :
    • Bells of long ago.
      • Other Creators :
      • Finley, Sarah E.
      • Jensen, William A.
      • Kerr, William Jasper, 1863-1947.
      • Smith, Mahlon Ellwood, 1884-
      • Weld, Frank A. (Frank Augustine), b. 1858.

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