Panoramic view of campus, Fall 1923. This view of the Oregon Agricultural College campus was taken from the heating plant’s newly built smokestack by Thompson & Watson, photographers, of Eagle Rock, California. The photo was originally published in the November 18, 1923 Sunday Oregonian. [OSU Archives P176:414.]

Panoramic Photographs — Specialized Inventory

Panoramic photographic prints (or panoramas) are photographs that show a wide view produced by either a wide angle lens, a rotating lens, a rotating camera, or by joining photographs together.

The OSU Archives’ holdings include more than 100 panoramic prints in a variety of collections. This specialized inventory lists these images by collection.

Most of these images were made between 1910 and 1930 and represent a variety of subjects including campus views, student groups and activities, athletic events, World War I era military groups, reunions of Spanish-American War veterans, Summer Session attendees, 4–H summer school and national conventions, and scenes of Corvallis and other towns.

Because of the size of these prints (ranging from 20 to 50 inches long), they are stored in oversize containers and cabinets. Attentive care and caution should be used when handling these materials because of their size and fragile condition.

For more information about panoramic photographs, see the Spring 1995 issue of the Archives’ newsletter, the OSU Record.

Harriet’s Collection

(2/3/4/b - 20x24 oversize box)

(2/3/4/a - 23x30 oversize box)

(Oversize Cabinet Drawer 12)

Military Photographs (P 2)

(2/3/4/a - 23x30 oversize box)

(Oversize Cabinet Drawer 12)

Buildings Photographs (P 16)

(2/3/4/a - 23x30 oversize box)

Alumni Relations Photographs (P 17)

(2/3/4/a - 23x30 oversize box)

(Oversize Cabinet Drawer 12)

Historical Photographs (P 25)

(2/3/4/a - 23x30 oversize box)

Corvallis, Oregon, Photographs (P 51)

(2/3/4/a - 23x30 oversize box)

Harvey Low McAlister Photographs (P 64)

(2/3/4/a - 23x30 oversize box)

(Oversize Cabinet Drawer 12)

John Garman Photographic Collection (P 95)

(2/3/4/a - 23x30 oversize box)

(Oversize Cabinet Drawer 12)

Poultry Science Department Photographs (P 111)

(2/3/4/a - 23x30 oversize box)

4-H Photographs (P 146)

(Oversize Cabinet Drawer 12)

Horner Museum Photographs (P 159)

(Oversize Cabinet Drawer 12)

Oversize and Panoramic Photographs (P 176)

(2/3/4/b - 20x24 oversize box)

(2/3/4/a - 23x30 oversize box)

(Oversize Cabinet Drawer 12)

(SR 5/6/1)

College of Health and Human Performance Photographs (P 231)

(2/1/8)

Mervyn Stephenson Collection

(Oversize Cabinet Drawer 12)

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