Friday Feature: John L. Robbins Photograph Collection

What’s not to love about a photo collection that has photographs, contact prints, and negatives?

Collections archivist Karl McCreary shared a new box of goodies (that’s a “new accession” to archival-types), photographs taken by alumnus and Beaver Yearbook contributor John L. Robbins while he was at OSU. Included are pictures of football games, concerts by musicians and comedians, oceanographic research, a  speech by a civil rights activist Julian Bond, the Turtle Derby, basketball games, track and field events, carnival rides at night, classroom shots, and views of campus. Among the performers featured include Pat Paulsen, Carlos Santana, Donovan, The 5th Dimension, Mason Williams, Jonathan Winters, and the Rascals.

This latest addition will join the rest of the 700+ we already have from Robbins’ time at OSU in the John L. Robbins Photographs Collection (1968-1971). However, for those anxious to take a look, hold tight a bit longer because Karl is still in those final stages of the accessioning process and these new items aren’t quite ready for prime time.

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