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Guide to the Office of the President: Carl Gregg Doney papers
Office of the President: Carl Gregg Doney papers
Correspondence
Correspondence

Guide to the Office of the President: Carl Gregg Doney papers

Title

Guide to the Office of the President: Carl Gregg Doney papers

Summary

Correspondence produced by Doney’s office, and Doney himself, dealing with Willamette University business and personal matters.

Source Format

Collection Guide

Date

1928-1932

Repository

Willamette University University Archives and Special Collections

Repository Address

900 State Street; Salem, Oregon; 97301 USA; Phone: 503/370/6764; Fax: 503/370/6141; Email: archives@willamette.edu; URL: http://library.willamette.edu/archives/

Location of Collection

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Collection Number

WUA043

Language

Materials are in English.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in chronological or original order.

Biographical/Historical Note

Carl Gregg Doney, 1867-1955, was born in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University with a B. A. and legal degree. After practicing the law briefly, Doney entered the ministry of the Methodist Church in 1893. He pastored a number of churches, and then went to West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1907 as President.

Doney came to Willamette University in 1915, taking charge of an institution in need of new buildings and better support for faculty and staff. During his tenure Doney oversaw the building of a new Lausanne Hall and gymnasium. A second fire in Waller Hall in 1919 also resulted in the rebuilding of Willamette University's first building. He also set in motion the process to raise the monies for these buildings and organized a committee to add one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars to the university endowment.

Doney stepped down as President in 1934 and retired in Columbus, Ohio. He died in 1955.

Geographic Place Names

Oregon

Quantity

2 linear feet

Content Description

Correspondence produced by Doney’s office, and Doney himself, dealing with Willamette University business and personal matters. The detailed correspondence in the collection provides a clear picture of Doney’s involvement in every area of university affairs. One example of this is correspondence received in the summer of 1929 regarding a stand Doney took towards a theater production being presented on a Sunday in the Salem Methodist Church. He refused permission and received several letters of support over the course of the summer.

Names

Doney, Carl Gregg (1867-1955)

Booth, R. A.

May, Walter R.

Subject

Laurelwood Academy

Linfield College

Oregon State Agricultural College

Pacific University

The Oregonian

University of Oregon

Willamette University

Salem

University Archives and Records Collection

Genre Form

Correspondence

Restrictions on Access

Papers are open to researchers.

Restrictions on 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.

Collection

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Office of the President: Carl Gregg Doney papers