This anonymous handwritten volume contains several texts, including a diary of a sea voyage from Boston to San Francisco in 1852, a description of an 1863 trip on the Columbia River, and miscellaneous handwritten recipes, notes and clippings.
LeRoy and Reatha Smith were Pacific University graduates who were active in the field of education in Oregon and California. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, notes, educational records, photographs and other material.
William Clarence ("W.C.") Weir was a professor at the Normal School in Bellingham, Washington, and was later the President of Pacific University. His scrapbook is primarily composed of newspaper clippings pertaining to the Bellingham area.
Mary Abigail Reasoner Cole was a Tualatin Academy student in the late 1850s. Her memory book contains poems and notes written by other students at the Academy, probably on the occasion of her leaving school to get married.
The Mox Totalum Tennis Club operated in Forest Grove, Oregon, in the early 1900s. The collection consists of a handwritten notebook, which includes its constitution, membership lists, and dues records.
This collection documents the activities of Sidney H. Marsh while at Tualatin Academy and later as President of Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon from 1853 until his death in 1879. The majority of the correspondence and documents record his efforts in obtaining monies for the college through subscriptions, the financial records for the school, writings promoting and defending education in Oregon, relationships between business partners, early founders, students, and faculty members.
The Pacific University Guild was an organization of women supporters of Pacific University that was active from the 1930s-1970s. This collection contains its records, including correspondence, dues records, financial reports, meeting minutes, newsletters and membership lists from throughout the time the club was active.
Sidney Smith was among the first Americans to successfully make the overland journey to Oregon on what would become the Oregon Trail. He wrote this diary while travelling with the Peoria Party from Illinois to the Dalles in 1839.
The collection consists of cookbooks from 1949 through 1980, many of them issued as promotional items by brands such as 7-Up, Pillsbury, Jell-O and Tabasco Sauce. They formerly belonged to Willie Teeter, also known as "Mrs. T," who was a well-known and well-loved staff member at the Pacific University School of Optometry, as well as the mother of two daughters.
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