People gather to hear legislators near Madison and 9th Streets. The State Legislature arrived in Corvallis to inspect Oregon Agricultural College. The State Legislature visited the college on a regular basis in the early part of the century, usually at the beginning of the legislative session. The photograph shows the legislators disembarking from their train at 9th Street and Madison. The college President and Board of Regents would meet the legislators and conduct them up the central walk through lower campus to the Main Building (Benton Hall). The day's events would include a military review and parade, inspections of campus buildings, lunch at the Home Economics Building (Milam Hall), a convocation at the Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall), more building inspections and an evening banquet.
Lilly Magnhild Elsa Nordgren, from Aberdeen, Washington, also attended Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in the early 1920s and earned a BS in commerce in 1924. She became an instructor in office training and secretarial science upon graduation and continued as an instructor until the mid-1930s. In 1929-1932, she took several graduate courses at OAC and completed an MA in education at Stanford University in 1931. Her thesis was An Experimental Comparison of Beginning Students Writing of Standard and Noiseless Typewriters. Nordgren married Floyed Marven Edwards in 1932.
William Cullen Bryant, from Woodburn, Oregon, attended Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) from 1902 to 1905. Bryant studied mechanical engineering, but did not complete a degree. He lived in Cauthorn Hall, the first residence hall for men at OAC constructed in 1892. Bryant was an educator and lawyer and served as superintendent of schools in Sherman County, Oregon, for 3 years. He was born in Nebraska in 1875 and died in Moro, Oregon, in 1931.
Steward attended Oregon Agricultural College in 1917-1918 and 1919-1920 and earned a BS in Agriculture in 1921. In 1921, he became a faculty member in botany at the University of Nanking in Nanking, China. He and his wife, Celia Belle Speak Steward, were appointed as educational missionaries by the Methodist Board of Missions. He returned to the United States for several years in the late 1920s to complete AM and PhD degrees in biology at Harvard University. Steward spent most of the 1930s and 1940s in China and was interned at Chapei Camp in Shangai from 1943 to 1945. He returned to the United States permanently in 1950. Albert N. Steward was appointed by Oregon State College as Associate Professor of Botany, Herbarium Curator, and Associate Botanist for the Agricultural Experiment Station in 1951. He held these positions until his death in 1959.
From among the hundreds of pairs of pajamas of every kind and color that paraded at the annual girls' pajama party at 4-H club summer school at Oregon State this year these were tops. Because there are so many girls this year, several separate parties were held. Each of the dormitories had a party and the "sorority girls" held several, with two or three houses combining for each. The best pair of store-made and the best pair of home-made p.j.'s were selected at each party. Front row, from left-- Clara Wenzel, Harney county; Patricia Geil, Clackamas; Lillian Poletich, Multomah; Jane French, Sherman; Norma Arnold, Lake; All home-made pajamas; Violet Schwab, Columbia; Virginia Ott, Coos; Daisy Wharton, Jefferson; Store-Made Pajamas. Back row, from left-- Hazel Mckay, Lincoln; Jacqueline Morton, Lane; Doris Michel, Douglas; Verna Froehlich, Marion; All home made; Geralding Peters, Wasco; Pearl Burk, Linn; Margeret Kaseberg, Marion; All store made.