WUAPC. Personal Collections
Manuscript collections, diaries, and the correspondence with a focus on individuals involved in regional missionary work, settling Salem, and developing Willamette University.
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Burt Brown Barker papers consist of essays, receipts, and records pertaining to Barker’s time at Willamette University. The collection also includes correspondence from later years dealing with Willamette University’s school colors and other university issues.
Overview This collection contains materials that relate to Ralph W. Barnes’ fourteen year career as a foreign correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune. Barnes reported in Europe from 1926 to 1940, and was stationed in Benito Mussolini’s Italy, Joseph Stalin’s Russia, and Adolf Hitler’s Germany. The collection includes items related to Barnes’ career as well as his personal life. Correspondence, journals, and scrapbooks created by his wife, Esther Barnes are also included. The majority of Barnes’...
Dates: 1917-1983; Majority of material found within 1926-1940
Overview The John D. Beach papers consist of letters written by Beach, a Union soldier, to his mother during his time in service with the Illinois 55th Regiment, Company G, covering the years 1861 through 1865.
Collection — Box Small Collections 1, Folder: 9
Overview The Belknap family papers consists of a small number of documents pertaining to members of the Belknap family who attended Willamette University.
Dates: circa 1908-1969
Overview This collection consists of a digital reproduction of a circuit rider diary kept in 1862 by the Reverend David E. Blaine and supporting information provided by Laura Arksey (2015).
Dates: 1862, 2015
Overview The collection contains preparatory materials, materials obtained during the first student group to go on exchange to the International College of Commerce and Economics (ICCE, now Tokyo International University) in 1973, and newspapers and other publications which mention the trip in 1973-1974.
Overview Papers of the Reuben P. Boise family include letters, Boise family legal documents, speeches, essays and other documents related to the Boise family. A collection of travel postcards and photographs of family and friends are also in the collection.
Overview Letters written by John. G. Burggraf to his family from 1860 to 1865 comprise the bulk of this collection. The majority of the letters detail his experiences as a member of the 49th Illinois Infantry. Burggraf describes the aftermath of conflicts such as the battle of Shiloh, the capture of Fort Donleson, and the battle of Pleasant Hill. The letters provide details about daily camp life as well. The collection also contains Civil War memorabilia.
Dates: 1860-1904; Majority of material found within 1860-1865
Overview The Byars family papers consist of legal and financial documents, correspondence, photographs, and Willamette University memorabilia documenting the lives of several generations from approximately 1866 to 1990.
Dates: 1866-1990; Majority of material found within 1875-1923
Overview The collection contains black and white photographs of Professor James T. Matthews and Willamette University buildings Lausanne, Music, Chemistry, and Waller. The photographs of Waller Hall are before and after the fire on December 17, 1919.