Historical Campus Images

Title

Historical Campus Images

Coverage

United States--Oregon--Polk County--Monmouth

Subject

This collection consists of images from the WOU Archives from the Monmouth University (MU) 1856-1865, the Christian College (CC) 1865-1882, the Oregon State Normal School (OSNS) 1882-1909, hte Oregon Normal School (ONS) 1911-1939, the Oregon College of Education (OCE) 1939-1981, Western Oregon State College (WOSC) 1981-1997, and the Western Oregon University (WOU) 1997 to present eras. Included are photographs of students, faculty and staff, campus buildings, and the local community which document the history of this institution.

This is a growing collection. Additional images will be added as they are discovered in the archives or donated by alumni descendants or community members.

Collection Items

Monmouth District School Group Photograph
Large group of children and adults by the Monmouth District School Building. This local school was used for training teachers in the State Normal School program. On the backside is handwritten "Powell" and "Presented by Mr. + Mrs. C. Powell."

Monmouth District School Class Photograph
A teacher and her students standing in front of the Monmouth Disctict School building with open door. This local school was used for training teachers in the State Normal School program. On the backside is handwritten "Powell" and "Presented by Mr.…

Oregon State Normal School 1902 Men's Basketball team
Nine student basketball players and one coach/faculty member in a posed team photograph. Coach holding an OSNS pennant and the central player holding a basketball with OSNS 1902 painted on it. On the backside is handwritten "1901 - 2, Prof. Forbes…

Monmouth Normal Cadet Band, 1901
The Monmouth Normal Cadet Band pose outdoors on the grass for a protrait by the Mail Building, (now named Campbell Hall.) On the backside is handwritten "ONS Band 1901, From W.C. Bryant Collection, Donated by Mrs. Elva Bryant '02 June 10, 1933", and…

Monmouth Band
Band members pose for a group protrait with band instruments in front to them. Handwritten on the front is "Monmouth Band" and "Squire Whitman and F.Y. Mulkey."

1904 Class Photograph
Students and a teacher pose for a group portrait from the class of 1904. Handwritten in the border are names and numbers with lines drawn to persons in the image: "Maud Cox, Bella Baird, Geo. Murdock, LA Robeson, Mary Quick, Laura Snelling, and…

Normal Cadet Band in Monmouth, Oregon
The Monmouth Normal Cadet Band pose on the stage in the auditorium in the Main Building (now Campbell Hall) holding musical instruments in a group portrait. On the backside is handwritten "Normal Cadet Band Monmouth, Or., Return to Normal Cadet…

Sunday School Class, 1895-1896 in Monmouth Oregon
A group of men and women pose in formal dress for the 1895-6 Sunday School class portrait. On the front in the lower margin is handwritten "Monmouth, Or., Moray at top, Alice left center, Eda lower center, Sunday School Class - 1895." On the…

The Normal Society, 1901
The 1901 Normal Society pose in formal dress for a group portrait. The Normal Society was one of several active literary clubs. On the backside is typed "Donated by Mrs. Elva Bryant '02, 6 - 10 - 53," and handwritten "The Normal Society 1901" with a…

Y. W. C. A., 1898-1901
The 1898-1901 Y.W.C.A club pose for a group portrait. On the backside is handwritten "1898 - 1901 Y.W.C.A" at the top and "Louisa Lehman Stringer Macminnville Oregon, (for Loan)" underneath.

Vespertine Society,  1888
The 1888 Vespertine Society pose for a group portrait in the old Grove near the Main Building (now Campbell Hall). Handwritten in the lower margin is "Vespertine Society". On the backside is handwritten "1888, Minnie Brodie far left standing" and…

The Physics Club, circa 1909
The 1909 Physics Club pose for a group portrait. On the backside is handwritten "O.S.N.S. Physics Club, 1909[?]", "Lewis Robinson - Dad in the center - sitting", and a list of names: "Rebecca Clifton, Emma Kienow, Phil Boche, Orletta Kraus, Dell…

Class of 1902, Group Photo
Group portrait of the class of 1902 holding their diplomas; the women also holding a bouquet. On the backside is handwritten "gift of Mary Holaday Murray, 8/23/94 in memory of her mother Oro Overholtzer Holaday (2nd From left, Back row) - grad of…

Oregon State Normal School Teachers from 1895 Portrait Composite
Composite of individual portraits of Oregon State Normal School Teachers from 1895, with their names listed under the images, fifty-two in all. Included are E. Helena Wolf, Angeline Watson, Ada K. Crowley, Elizabeth C. Hait, Mary Collins, C. Myrtle…

Class of 1901, Group Photo
Class of 1901, group portrait, holding their diplomas; some women have bouquets. On the backside is handwritten "Class of 1901, W.C. Bryant Collection" and a list of names: "Front row: Grace Gill, Alice Grey, Louise Lehman; Row 2: Gilbert Stringer,…

Graduation Composite Portraits, 1905
Composite of individual portraits of Oregon State Normal School class of 1905 students, with the names printed under their respective image. On the bottom is printed "Oregon State Normal School, Monmouth, Oregon, June Class 1905". The portraits/names…

February Graduation Portrait, 1902
Graduating class of 1902 pose for a group portrait holding their diplomas. On the backside is handwritten "1902, Feb. Class", the names: "M.K., M[?] Brown, E. A. Erickson, Katie Storbo, M. Nellie Ward[?], Olive M. Lambright, Florence Turner, Tillie…

Class Portrait, circa 1903
A group portrait of sixteen women. On the backside is handwritten "Nellie Foshay - 2nd from left bottom row, Monmouth, Marllee Whealdou[?] last on right top row, "Wharldon, Martha - last on right, top row, Foshay, Amela - 2nd from left, bottom row."

Normal School Student Body, circa 1915
A group photograph of students and faculty posing outside the Main Building (now Campbell Hall). An imprint of the photographer in the lower right states "McCaleb, Independence, Ore." On the backside is a letter indicating photograph is of "The…

Training School Teachers and Instructors
Group photograph of Training School Teachers and Instructors. On the backside is handwritten "Training School Teachers plus instructors" and a typed note "Though information about the picture of "Training School teachers plus instructors" is meager,…

Oregon State Normal School Faculty, 1905
A composite of individual portraits of Oregon State Normal School faculty of 1905 with names underneath each portrait. The portraits include: P.O. Powell, W.F. Campbell, H.B. Buckam, L.A. Robinson, Miss Sarah Tuthill, E.D. Ressler (President), Mrs.…
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