Aerial Photographs of the White Stag Block

Aerial Photograph Time Series of the Historic White Stag Block in Portland

In the 1930’s aerial photography became a widespread mapping tool in the United States. A series of overlapping photographs would be taken, pointing straight down, from an airplane. Over the years, aerial photograph series would be re-flown of the same area. These photographs of the same area taken at different times document changes. They are a valuable tool in studying the development of an area. Below is an aerial photograph time series of the White Stag Block (housing the University of Oregon’s Portland Programs) and the surrounding area.

 

The Map and Aerial Photography Collection in Knight Library has over 550,000 aerial photographs, primarily of Oregon. The oldest photos are from the 1920s and statewide coverage begins in the 1930s. To access the photographs, use our Map and Aerial Photography Research Service (http://library.uoregon.edu/map/maprs/ ) which is free to Oregon University System patrons. A small labor fee is charged for non-OUS patrons. We may be contacted at 541-346-4565 or map@uoregon.edu.