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Frank W. Woodfield photographs

Identifier: PH 200_329

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of fourteen images, thirteen post cards predominately documenting the Astoria fire of Dec. 8, 1922, and one sepia toned image of Haystack Rock at Cannon beach at sunset.


  • circa 1920s


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Frank W. Woodfield was an early 20th century photographer well known for his photo postcards of the Oregon Coast.

Woodfield was born in Astoria, Oregon on July 17, 1879. A year after graduating from Astoria High School in 1898, he started his own company selling wholesale produce and fixed bicycles. In 1910, Woodfield was introduced to photography by a man named Elmer Alan Coe Both he and Coe would travel the coastline, capturing the most iconic of Oregon images. Woodfield and Coe took many photos of early Cannon Beach, Astoria and Arch Cape.

Woodfield retired to Tolovana Park in 1944, and died at his home in 1955.


0.75 linear feet (1 container) : 1 small flat box

Language of Materials



Frank W. Woodfield (1879-1955) was an Oregon photographer active in Astoria from 1910-1942. The collection consists of thirteen post cards, predominately documenting the Astoria fire of Dec. 8, 1922.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

"Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Or." given to Special Collections and University Archives by Gail Matero, 2019.

General Physical Description note

1 container, including 11 3.5 x 5.5 inch photographic postcards

Guide to the Frank W. Woodfield photographs
Complete Description
Finding aid prepared by Normandy Helmer. Revised by Emily Haskins.
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA