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Guide to the Alfred J. French collection
Alfred J. French collection
Willamette Memorabilia

Guide to the Alfred J. French collection


Guide to the Alfred J. French collection


This collection contains memorabilia of Alfred French’s time as an undergraduate at Willamette University, 1928-1932. Materials include items from the Alpha Phi Delta fraternity, Track and Field memorabilia, and items for class reunions.



Source Format

Collection Guide




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:; URL:

Location of Collection

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Collection Number



Materials are in English.


This collection is arranged into one series of Willamette Memorabilia.

Biographical/Historical Note

Biographical Note

Alfred J. French was born in Falls City, Oregon on January 4th 1910. He spent his youth attending school in Salem, later graduating from Willamette University in 1932. In 1937, Alfred completed an internship at the University of Oregon medical school, after which he established a medical practice in Coos Bay. There, Alfred met Janet Stowell. They married in 1939. Between 1942 and 1945, Alfred served as a flight surgeon in the US Army Air Corps. He returned to Coos Bay in 1947. Alfred and Janet raised four children and Alfred remained at his medical practice until his retirement in 1985.

Geographic Place Names

Salem (Oregon)


2 linear feet

Content Description

Alfred French was an undergraduate student at Willamette University between 1928 and 1932. Included in his collection are items related to his on-campus experience. These include a 1929 initiation paddle for the Alpha Phi Delta fraternity, Track and Field and Football materials, and a green freshman beanie. Also included are materials from the 50th, 55th, and 60th class reunions.


French, Alfred J. (1910-2001)


Willamette University Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity


Track and Field

Colleges and Universities

Special Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is 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.


Finding Aids


Alfred J. French collection