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Willamette University Faculty Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: WUA036

Scope and Contents

The Willamette University Faculty Minutes provide a record of the issues that the Willamette faculty addressed from 1870 through 1970. The collection also contains the faculty and planning minutes for Willamette University’s Women’s College and the faculty meeting minutes for Portland University from 1892 through 1900.

The faculty meeting minutes deal with curriculum issues for Willamette University, Portland University, and the Women’s College. They also provide a glimpse into all the other aspects of university life that the faculty dealt with, especially in the early years of the various institutions. These include dorm life, academic discipline, student behavior, and financial issues. Items of interest include the resolution of the faculty in 1893 regarding the dismissal of President George Whitaker, dealing with smallpox on campus, and the merging of Portland and Willamette Universities.

Dates

  • 1870-1970

Creator

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 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

Willamette University was chartered as a university by the state of Oregon in 1853. The size of the faculty fluctuated over the years, especially during times of financial hardship for the University. In the 1880s, the University and its faculty expanded to include the Willamette University’s Women’s College, which operated from 1880 through 1888. In the following decade, a group of faculty members broke with Willamette University and started Portland University on land north of the city of Portland. From its inception in 1892, Portland University continued in operation for only eight years before it was merged with Willamette University in 1900.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Overview

The Willamette University Faculty Minutes provide a record of the issues that the Willamette faculty addressed from 1870 through 1970. The collection includes faculty minutes from Willamette University’s Women’s College and Portland University.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Creator

Title
Guide to the Willamette University Faculty Minutes, 1870-1970
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid processed by Rose Marie Walter.
Date
© 2012
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