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Overview The Robert M. Gatke “Chronicles of Willamette” research collection contains the documents, records, and other historical materials that Gatke collected while researching the history of Willamette University and the Mid-Willamette Valley. Of particular note is the depth of material concerning Willamette University’s first fifty years and the impact of World War II on the University’s curriculum, student body, and daily life. There is also information on Gatke’s search for the diary of Cyrus...
Dates: 1835-1968; Majority of material found within 1919-1968
Overview The William H. and Chloe Clarke Willson papers consist of Chloe Clarke Willson's journal and a transcription, land purchase records, letters, documents, and a photograph. There is information regarding the Willamette University and Willson family land dispute among the letters.