Professor John D. Letcher with calculus class. John D. Letcher was Acting President of Oregon Agricultural College in 1892. Letcher was a professor of Mathematics, Engineering, and Military Science and Tactics from 1888-1894.
The woman pictured third from right is Ruth Nomura. Ruth Nomura, born in Portland in 1907, was one of the first Japanese Americans to be born in Oregon. She was also the first Nisei woman from Portland to attend Oregon State Agricultural College. Enrolling in 1926, Nomura graduated in 1930 with a B.S. in Home Economics.
Lower campus looking west at the Mitchell Playhouse, Fairbanks Hall, Administration Building (Benton Hall), a water tower, Apperson Hall (Mechanical Hall), and Chemical Lab (Paleontology Lab). The image was used in the 1938 Orange and Black and 1898-1899 OAC Catalog.
Baseball team (about 1898), information from negative envelope: Allen '00, Heinkler '98, Sharp '98. In the 1938 Orange and Black, players are identified as: standing (l to r) WL Sharp, Jesse Tharp, Bill Patterson, Harold Belt, and Raymond Henkle. Seated (l to r) Henry Howells, Will Smith, Al Campbell, and Tom Allen. Published in Orange & Black 1938, p. 103.