Daily Archives: November 7, 2007

Finding Aids Now Available

Finding aids are now available for four collections that have been a part of the OSU Archives’ holdings for many years. These include the varied and extensive papers of F.A. Gilfillan; the records of the statewide Keep Oregon Green Association; the minutes of a local Corvallis civic organization, the Village Improvement Society; and class notes for a rural sociology course taken at Oregon Agricultural College in 1923.

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F.A Gilfillan Papers, 1909-1984
19 cubic feet (21 boxes, including 3 oversize boxes and 1 roll storage container)
Link to: PDF on OSU website; EAD finding aid in NWDA
The F.A. Gilfillan Papers document Gilfillan’s career as an Oregon State College professor and administrator; his activities to promote science teaching; his student years at Oregon Agricultural College and Yale University; and his interests in languages and rare books and manuscripts. The Papers include correspondence; notepads; scrapbooks and photograph albums; photographs; sound recordings; ephemera and artifacts. Gilfillan earned a BS degree from Oregon Agricultural College in 1918, served as Professor of Chemistry (1927-1939) and Dean of Science (1939-1962), and was the Acting President of Oregon State College from 1940 to 1942.

Keep Oregon Green Association Records, 1945-1957
0.2 cubic foot (1 box)
Link to: PDF on OSU website; EAD finding aid in NWDA
The Keep Oregon Green Association Records consists of minutes and annual, financial, and activities reports assembled by Paul M. Dunn, Dean of the Oregon State College School of Forestry. The Keep Oregon Green Association was founded in 1941 to conduct a statewide fire prevention program of education and information and thereby assist in protecting landowners’ resources

Florence L. Kohlhagen Notebook, 1923
0.03 cubic foot (1 box)
Link to: PDF on OSU website; EAD finding aid in NWDA
The Florence L. Kohlhagen Notebook consists of class notes of the Rural Sociology course taken by Kohlhagen at Oregon Agricultural College in 1923. The course was taught by Hector Macpherson. Topics addressed in the course include the evolution of rural institutions; the rural community, family, and school; rural societies and associations, including churches; rural systems of transportation and communication; the dependence of national welfare upon the rural community; and the role of agriculture

Village Improvement Society Minutes, 1904-1911
0.01 cubic foot (1 box)
Link to: PDF on OSU website; EAD finding aid in NWDA
The Village Improvement Society Minutes document the activities of this Corvallis, Oregon, civic organization which promoted the planting of trees, development of parks, and general beautification of the city.