.1 cubic feet (2 volumes)
The collection consists of two class notebooks. The first volume was used in Autzen's English classes (1905-ca. 1907) and consists of essays, analyses of literature, and quotations. Of note is an essay on the April 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. Volume two consists of class notes made in Autzen's freshman woodworking class (1905-1906).
Thomas J. Autzen came to Oregon Agricultural College as a freshman in 1905 from Hoquiam, Washington, and graduated in 1909 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. As a student, he was a member of the Amicitia Literary Society, the Orange staff, the Associated Students, and the college branch of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Autzen later became a successful Portland businessman and was president of the Portland Manufacturing Company.
The materials were donated to the Horner Museum by the OSU Athletic Department in 1964. They were transferred to the University Archives in August 1996.
Photographs of Autzen are located in Harriet's Collection #1697 & #2126, and in the Robert "Wally" Reed Photographic Collection (P161:32). Autzen's senior thesis, "The Design of an Electric-Driven Saw Mill" (1909), is located at the OSU Valley Library (Vault/LD4330 1909 25).