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Alfred J. French collection of Willamette University Memorabilia

Identifier: WUA051

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1928-1992


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 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.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)


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.


This collection is arranged by size and shape of the items.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Janette French Barbour; Alfred J. French, III; David S. French and Alice L. French, 2013

Separated Materials

The Janet McCalley Stowell diary is a documentation of everyday life between 1890 and 1906. Janet McCalley Stowell was the grandmother of Alfred's wife Janet Stowell.
Guide to the Alfred J. French collection of Willamette University Memorabilia, 1928-1992
Finding aid processed by Ashley Toutain.
© 2013
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

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