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Pacific College Records

 Collection
Identifier: GFU-02
This collection consists of record books; minutes; newspaper clippings; program plans; brochures; the corporation charter; and minutes from board, faculty, and student literary societies. There are also sports record books; alumni records; and Women's Auxiliary programs and minutes, including a published cookbook. A college newsletter, the Pacific College Bulletin, and several scrapbooks of newspaper clippings document activities at the college. Photographs of May Day activities and graduating classes are included.

Dates

  • 1850-1979; bulk 1890-1949
  • Majority of material found within 1890 - 1949

Creator

Restrictions on access

Collection is available for research.

Extent

18 Cubic Feet (47 bound volumes; 6 record boxes; 2 document boxes; 5 oversize flat boxes; loose photographs)

Summary

The State of Oregon granted Pacific College a college charter in 1891. It was the outgrowth of a Quaker secondary school established ten years earlier when pioneer Friends emigrated to the Newberg area. The collection consists of record books, minutes, newspaper clippings, program plans, brochures, and photographs.

Historical Note

The State of Oregon granted Pacific College, in Newberg, a college charter in 1891 when the college was established with eight fully accredited and seven provisional students. It was the outgrowth of a Quaker secondary school, Friends' Pacific Academy, established ten years earlier when pioneer Friends from Iowa Yearly Meeting emigrated to the Newberg area. Believing that "the aim of Pacific College is to combine high scholastic achievement with a strong emphasis on spiritual values and humanitarian service as taught in the New Testament," Quakers of Oregon Yearly Meeting were motivated to organize what continues to be the only Friends school of higher learning in the northwestern states. Pacific College was accepted as a "Standard College" in 1925. In 1949 the name of the college was changed to George Fox College (now George Fox University).

Creator

Title
Guide to Pacific College Records
Status
completed
Author
Zoie Clark
Date
2014
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the George Fox University and Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Archives Repository

Contact:
416 North Meridian Street
Newberg Oregon 97132 U.S.A.
502-554-2145