George Fox University Archives

Newberg Community Collection Edit

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http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/newberg_photos/

Dates

  • 1850-1991, bulk 1881-1991 (Creation)

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  • Summary

    The city of Newberg, Oregon, established 1869, is located in the Chehalem Valley on the banks of the Willamette River. The collection contains an assortment of materials relating to the community of Newberg, Oregon, and surrounding communities.

  • Content description

    This artificial collection contains an assortment of brochures, newspapers, newspaper clippings, souvenir magazines, minutes, maps, written histories, and legal documents relating to the community of Newberg, Oregon. There are also some references to the surrounding communities of Springbrook, Chehalem Center, and Dundee. Documents and photos reflect observations and scenes of the community from the late 1880s forward. Focus is on city government, churches and schools, early residences and commercial sites, celebrations of historic events and places. The collection includes several vintage photographs of panoramic views of the city and valley.

  • Restrictions on access

    Collection is available for research.

  • Historical Note

    The city of Newberg, Oregon, is located in the Chehalem Valley on the banks of the Willamette River. The first postmaster of the territory opened shop in 1869 and named the town after his hometown Bavaria. In the 1870s the site was chosen by eastern Quaker William Hobson who wanted to start a settlement where he could grow fruit. Civic responsibility promoted education and a "dry town" when Prohibition was the focus of many in the late nineteenth century; and the ban on alcohol was to last well into the 1970s. Pacific College (now George Fox University) was established by the Quakers in Newberg in 1891.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    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.

  • Custodial History

    Collection was artifically arranged from materials dispersed in previous years throughout the GFU/NWYM archives. Source of many of the items is unknown.

  • Preferred Citation

    Newberg Community Collection, George Fox University/Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church Archives, Newberg, Oregon.

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