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Belknap family papers

 Collection — Box: Small Collections 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: WUA103

Scope and Contents

The Belknap family papers consist of a commencement program for The College of Oratory at Willamette University from 1908 featuring Clark R. Belknap; a photocopy of a newspaper clipping about the Willamette University women's basketball team featuring Carrie and Stella Belknap; a newspaper clipping about Clark Belknap becoming Official Orator for the City of Seattle; a cabinet photograph featuring Clark Belknap and the rest of the Willamette University debate team; and a typewritten letter addressed to Harold describing the life of L. F. Belknap, including references to Belknap Hall at Willamette University.


  • circa 1908-1969


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

The Belknap family respresented in this collection consists of direct descendants of Jesse Belknap, born in New York, who moved his family to Oregon in 1847-1848 to settle in present-day Monroe, Oregon. His son Ransom Amos Belknap (1820-1896) married Mahala Starr and fathered Lewis Franklin Belknap (1852-1948) and Webster Clark Belknap (1850-1937). L. F. Belknap attended Willamette University and then went on to become a Methodist minister. He is the member of the longtime Oregon family for whom the Belknap Residence Hall at Willamette University is named. Webster Belknap and his wife Ida Iola Clark (1855-1893) were the parents of Clark Russell Belknap (1883-1970), who attended Willamette University and became a lawyer in Seattle, Washington. His sisters Stella P. and Carrie N. Belknap also attended Willamette and played on the women's basketball team.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)


The Belknap family papers consists of a small number of documents pertaining to members of the Belknap family who attended Willamette University.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library
Guide to the Belknap family papers, circa 1908-1969
Finding aid processed by Amber J. D'Ambrosio.
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

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