The Finleys' first home home in Corvallis (known as the "Nest in the West") stood on Van Buren and 5th Streets. The Finleys are standing on the upper porch, with their son, Ernest, and a niece. On the lower porch are Rev. Lowell, pastor of the Corvallis Church, and his wife, right; Mr. Osborne and daughter; and Rosa Jacobs. This photograph was published in the June 1930 "Oregon Stater", page 8.
The new College President, John M. Bloss, arrived in Corvallis on June 3rd and conferred degrees to the Class of 1892 at the Commencement program on June 29th. Bloss is the tallest man in the back row. John D. Letcher, Acting President in 1892 until Bloss' arrival, is standing to Bloss' left and in front of him.
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.
A group of women students gathered outside Benton Hall. Of the 336 students enrolled at OAC during the 1897/98 academic year, almost half (151) were women. Women have been students at OSU since its establishment in 1868.
From back left: Frank Cauthorn, Newton Addison Thompson, George P. Lent and Isaac Jacobs. Addie M. Allen and Minnie M. White are the women in the photo. Addie M. Allen married Newton Addison Thompson and Minnie M. White married O.A.C. Pres. B. L. Arnold.