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Pennington Family Papers

 Unprocessed Material — item: Legacy.44, Folder: Folders are labelled. Each one is labelled for certain subjects.
Identifier: Legacy-44

Content Description

Contains letters, photos, sermons, diaries, and poems by Levi Pennington. Also passports, travel journals, and general records. As well as newspaper articles on and letters to Levi Pennington. In addition, there are numerous books containing photographs of campus life on Pacific College (now known as George Fox).

Acquisition Type



Located on shelf SC-3. The identifier is Legacy 44. The collection number is MS 37. Boxes MSB0031, MSB0032, and MSB0033. Came to archive between around 1975, which was the year Levi Pennington died, and late 2015, which was when the accession took place.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Collections available for research

Use Restrictions

George Fox University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of George Fox University is retained by George Fox University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


  • 1905-1975



2 Cubic Feet (2 document boxes, and one record box.) : Almost everything is separated into titled folders in the boxes. Some materials not in folders are either at the side of the box or are on top of the folders. Paper is usually white or a bit yellower white, due to age. Some papers, as well as other items, such as cards, are in color. But, the photographs in the collection are in black and white.


Three boxes total. Box #1 consists of personal belongings of Levi Pennington, such as diaries, passports, memorandums, a book of poetry, diplomas. Box #1 also has certificates, notices, sermons, and notebooks. Box #2 consists of family photos, photos of campus life, notes, calendars, and a bridal book for the marriage of Bertha May Pennington. Finally, Box #3 consists of letters both to and from Levi Pennington, and newspaper article clippings about Pennington.