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Willamette University Student Life Glass Plate Negatives

 Collection
Identifier: WUA083

Scope and Contents

These glass plate negatives were taken in the early 1920s and document the Willamette University campus and student life. The collection contains images of the Kimball College of Theology, Eaton Hall, and Waller Hall. Most of the images feature students and campus activities, including sorority and fraternity life and rituals and theater performances. The collection also contains snapshots of students. Based on the overlap of individuals featured, subject matter, and style of the images, the glass plate negatives were presumably taken by Vernor Martin Sackett, who graduated from Willamette University in 1922, and whose collection of over 800 personal negatives and glass plate negatives have a separate collection in the Mark O. Hatfield Library Archives.

Dates

  • circa 1920

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Physical Description

18 glass plate negatives

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Biographical Note

Vernor Martin Sackett was born in Jefferson, Oregon in 1898 and graduated from Willamette University in 1922. Next to his portrait in the school yearbook, The Wallulah, is the comment “He owns a whole flock of cameras that won’t eat anything but embarrassing situations. Sings a deep ’sonorous’ bass, sells pictures, trades kodaks….”

Vernon died in 1965 and was survived by his wife, Mary Notson Sackett, sister of Robert Notson.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

This collection of glass plate negatives features the Willamette University campus and student life in the early 1920s. They were probably taken by Vernor Martin Sackett, who graduated from Willamette University in 1922.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Custodial History

The overlap of individuals featured, subject matter, and style suggest that these images were created by Vernor Martin Sackett.

Existence and Location of Copies

These glass plate negatives have been digitized and are available online as part of the Vernor Martin Sackett negatives.

Related Materials

Physical Description

18 glass plate negatives
Title
Guide to the Willamette University Student Life Glass Plate Negatives, circa 1920
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid processed by Bronte Dod.
Date
© 2015
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Contact:
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 United States