The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Seattle Pacific University. This collection contains meeting minutes, reports, committees, policies, articles and by-laws, exhibit books, membership, and subject files.
Lawrence Schoenhals was the director of choirs at Seattle Pacific College from 1940 to 1968 and directed the School of Music from 1946 to 1968. His choirs performed for the Light and Life Hour, a religious radio program that was recorded and broadcast from the campus of Seattle Pacific from 1945 to 1965. The recordings in this collection include several broadcasts of the Light and Life Hour, the Seattle Pacific A Capella Choir and the Seattle Pacific Oratorio Society singing "Messiah," "Elijah," "The Creation," and "A German Requiem."
Burton L. Beegle (1892-1960) taught mathematics at Seattle Pacific College for 36 years, and also served in several administrative positions at the college. This collection contains subject files which include athletics, veterans and servicemen, student records, mathematics and physics course materials, exams, scholarship recipients, directories, Free Methodist Church Washington Conference materials, and faculty activities.
Seattle Pacific University is a Christian liberal arts university that was founded in 1891. The collection contains photographs, negatives and slides pertaining to the history of Seattle Pacific University, with emphasis on the campus, student programs and activities, musical groups, athletics and faculty and staff portraits.
The Free Methodist denomination was formed in 1860 from splinter groups of the Methodist Episcopal Church in western New York state and Illinois. The denomination is part of the Holiness movement and can be theologically placed in the Wesleyan tradition. This collection contains yearbooks, minutes, 1989 General Conference records, and some publications.
Cascade College operated in Portland, Oregon from 1939 until June 1969, when its student body merged with Seattle Pacific College in Seattle, Washington. Included in this merger was the transfer of the college's institutional records and other materials to Seattle Pacific. This collection contains Cascade College records, publications and other materials as well as catalogs and photographs from its precursor entities, The North Pacific Evangelical Institute and the Portland Bible Institute.
The Seattle Pacific University Office of Academic Affairs administers the academic departments of SPU. Faculty affairs and committees are also managed by the office. This collection includes meeting minutes for different administrative committees, faculty and department records, accreditation records, handbooks and university publications.
Seattle Pacific University has been led by nine presidents in its over 100-year history. This collection contains the records of seven former presidents of Seattle Pacific University: Orrin E.Tiffany, C. Hoyt Watson, C. Dorr Demaray, David L. McKenna, David C. Le Shana and Curtis A. Martin. The collection includes: correspondence; financial and fundraising records; meeting minutes; inaguration and retirement materials; speeches; personnel files; and general subject files.
The Seattle Pacific University Office of University Relations oversees Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, University Communications, Student Academic Services, Student Financial Aid and Information and Data Management. The collection includes records of the Office of Admissions and the Registrar, Student Academic Services and materials generated by the Office of University Communications (including photographs, ephemera, promotional literature and publications).
The Seattle Pacific University Office of Business, Finance and Planning manages the legal and financial dealings of the University. This collection includes audit reports, building project files, Blakeley campus records, Casey campus records and a subject file.
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