George Fox University Archives

Willcuts (Jack) Papers Edit


MS 05
Finding Aid Author
Zoie Clark
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  • 1890-1990 (Creation)


  • 9.5 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    9 record boxes and 1 small document box

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  • Summary

    Jack Willcuts was a prominent Quaker leader and author. This collection includes correspondence,scrapbooks, research materials, records pertaining to church affiliations, and some biographical information. It also includes some personal/editorial writings.

  • Content description

    The collection is made up of research materials and sermons, writings, and editorials of Dr. Willcuts, correspondence, directories, materials relating to organizations of his affiliation such as minutes, directories, annual reports, financial records, bulletins, pamphlets, pastoral records. There is also a collection of marriage licenses and a genealogical report on the Willcuts family. Audio tapes of some of his sermons and talks are included in the collection. Information pertaining to Northwest Yearly Meeting administrative boards, councils, conferences, foundations; Friendsview Manor Retirement Center; Barclay Press; and local churches of the yearly meeting are included. Materials pertaining to Willcuts mission in Bolivia are in Spanish.

  • Accruals

    No accruals are expected.

  • Restrictions on access

    Collection is available for research.

  • Biographical Note

    Jack Willcuts (1922-1989), a graduate of Pacific College (now George Fox University), was a Quaker pastor, author, and leader in various Friends (Quaker) organizations, including Superintendent of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church from 1966-1971 and again from 1979-1986. He served a 3-year term as founder and president of the Evangelical Friends Alliance. He was active in international Quaker interests and an author or editor of several Quaker publications. He and his wife also served as missionaries in Bolivia from 1947-1951 and from 1954-1958. At the time of his death he was president of the Oregon Council on Alcoholic Problems. Willcuts Residence Hall on the George Fox College campus was named in his honor in 1990.

  • 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.

  • Preferred Citation

    Jack Willcuts Papers, George Fox University/Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church Archives, Newberg, Oregon.

  • Language of Materials

    Collection materials are in English and Spanish.


  • Type
    Container 1 Type
    Container 1 Indicator
    MS-05 Jack Willcuts Papers
    Container 1 Barcode
    Boxes 1-9