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Esther Klages Collection

 Collection — Box: MS.03 Klages
Identifier: MS-03

Content description

The collection consists of three items - an academic hood and diploma presented to Klages in 1991, and a plaque of appreciation which is undated. Esther Winter Klages was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Human Letters by George Fox College in 1991.


  • 1991 and undated
  • Majority of material found in 1991 - 1991


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Restrictions on Access

Collection is available for research.

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.

Biographical Note

Esther Winters Klages (1904-2004) was a teacher, university administrator, and church worker. She attended Cascade College, Willamette University, and University of Southern California where she received a master's degree in religion in 1942. After the death of her husband, Henry Klages, she moved to Newberg, Oregon, where she became a volunteer and benefactor of George Fox College (now University). The Centennial Bell Tower is credited to her inspiration, while the Klages Dining Room and Klages Plaza are named in her honor.


1 Cubic Feet (3 items)


Esther Winter Klages was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Human Letters by George Fox College in 1991. Collection includes her academic hood, diploma, and a plaque.



Esther Klages Collection
Zoie Clark/Rachel Thomas
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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

416 North Meridian Street
Newberg Oregon 97132 U.S.A.