Ada Gillett and Mark Rich attended McMinnville College (later Linfield College) between 1917 and 1923. The two met in 1919 and had an off-and-on relationship that resulted in them being engaged before the end of the 1919 school year. Ada left to teach in Southern Oregon while Mark finished his remaining years at Linfield.
The photographs in this collection were mainly collected throughout the years Mark and Ada were in college.
For additional historical background and collection inventory, please see the Guide to the Mark and Ada (Gillett) Rich Collection 1917-1923.