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Beebe, Ralph, 1932-2019



  • Existence: 1932 - 2019

biographical statement

Dr. Ralph Beebe was a Quaker historian who was associated with Newberg and George Fox College/University for many years. He was the author of several books that depict the history of Oregon Yearly Meeting and George College. Ralph Beebe was a strong pacifist, taking part in the Civil Rights movement and non-violent protests against the Vietnam war.

Beebe earned his PhD in history and education in 1972, after working on his degree for 10 years. Two years later he began teaching history at George Fox. In 1992 he began serving as the assistant director of the Center for Peace Learning. He retired from teaching at George Fox in 1997 after being a professor of history for 25 years. Upon his retirement the Board of Trustees awarded him Professor Emeritus of History status. He was well known throughout his time at Fox as a great teacher who truly cared about his students and their opinions. Twice he was chosen as one of 12 teachers selected for National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. In 1986 he went to the Middle East to represent George Fox as part of a Christian College Consortium.

Ralph Beebe passed away on May 27, 2019 at the age of 87.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Evangelical Friends Alliance Records

 Collection — item: Legacy.276
Identifier: MS-40
Abstract This collection is comprised of the records of and records about the Evangelical Friends Alliance compiled primarily by Aurthur Roberts. Portions on the Five Years Meeting were compiled by Levi Pennington. Collection is comprised of three series: one comprised of the notes from Arthur Robert's History and Doctrine of Friends course, the second portion Levi Pennington's notes on the Oregon Yearly Meeting split from the Five Years Meeting, and finally the records of the Evangelical Friends...
Dates: 1947-1978

Experts Guide, 1999

 Unprocessed Material — Container: 2019.076
Identifier: 2019-076

The United States A Century Ago and Today, Faculty Lecture

 Unprocessed Material — Container: 2019.040
Identifier: 2019-040

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