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Willamette University Office of the President records

 Collection
Identifier: WUA006

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the correspondence and administrative records produced by the Willamette University Office of the President. Records date from Willamette's first president Francis S. Hoyt, appointed in 1853. The majority of the material is correspondence regarding university matters such as finances, endowment, university policy, student concerns and faculty business. Also included are business documents, accounting records, and board of trustees related material.

Dates

  • 1857-2011

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Smith, Hudson, and Pelton's records are currently closed to researchers. All other records are open.

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 Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.

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 president of Willamette serves as the chief executive officer, and is appointed by the Board of Trustees. The president is tasked with implementing the strategic plan and progressing toward stated goals. The president also oversees academic matters, campus operations and functions. Past presidents also served the University as part of the faculty. Francis S. Hoyt was appointed as the first president in 1853.
1853-1860
Francis S. Hoyt
1860-1865
Thomas Milton Gatch
1865
Leonard J. Powell (interim)
1865-1867
Joseph Henry Wythe
1867-1868
Luther T. Woodward (interim)
1868-1870
Nelson Rounds
1870-1879
Thomas Milton Gatch
1979-1880
Charles E. Lambert
1880-1891
Thomas Van Scoy
1891-1893
George Whitaker
1893-1902
Willis Chatman Hawley
1902-1908
John Hamline Coleman
1908-1914
Fletcher Homan
1914-1915
George Henry Alden (interim)
1915-1934
Carl Gregg Doney
1934-1941
Bruce Richard Baxter
1941-1942
Carl Sumner Knopf
1942-1969
G. Herbert Smith
1969-1972
Roger J. Fritz
1972-1973
James H. Corson
1973-1980
Robert Lisensky
1980-1997
Jerry E. Hudson
1997-1998
Bryan Johnston (interim)
1998-2011
M. Lee Pelton
2011-
Stephen Thorsett

Extent

20 Linear Feet (20 boxes)

Overview

This collection contains the correspondence and administrative records produced by the Willamette University Office of the President. Records date from Willamette's first president Francis S. Hoyt, appointed in 1853.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in chronological or original order.

This collection has been arranged into record groups to reflect material gathered by each president.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Accruals

Additions to this collection are expected.

Related Materials

Related collections also include the Willamette University and Northwest collection and the Marcus Whitman letter to Alvin Waller.

Bibliography

  • Gatke, Robert M. Chronicles of Willamette (Portland, Binford and Mort, 1943) .
  • Gregg, Robert D. Chronicles of Willamette, volume II: Those Eventful Years of the President Smith Era (Portland, Durham & Downey, Inc, 1970) .
Title
Guide to the Willamette University Office of the President records, 1857-2011
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid processed by Ashley Toutain. Record groups processed by Amanda Strauss (Homan, 2009), Paul Meuse and Marianna Symeonides (Whitaker, 2012) Ashley Toutain (Hoyt and Rounds, 2014), Rose Marie Walter (Doney, 2013).
Date
© 2015
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Contact:
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 United States