George Fox University Archives

Gregory (Dean) Correspondence Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.43
Finding Aid Author
Rachel Thomas
Finding Aid Date
2014
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English
Series Statement
Series I: Correspondence Series II: Publications
Finding Aid Note
Created manually and entered in NWDA

Dates

  • 1948 – 1968 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.5 Cubic Feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Dean Gregory was a pastor of various Friends Meetings and eventually became the General Superintendent of the Oregon Yearly Meeting. This is his correspondence.

  • Accruals

    No accruals expected.

  • Arrangement

    Series I: Correspondence Series II: PublicationsDean Gregory, 1916-1970. Born near Alton, Kansas on June 25th, 1916 to Lloyd and Cora Gregory. Attended Marion College and Western School of Evangelical Religion (Western Evangelical Seminary now George Fox evangelical Seminary). He was a pastor at Friends Churches in Russiaville, Indiana, Hartonville, Indiana, and at the Second Friends Church in Portland Oregon. In 1951 he was appointed General Superintendent of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends (now Northwest Yearly Meeting) where he remained until 1966 when illness made it impossible to continue. He then pastored a Friends Church in Star, Idaho before returning to Kansas as the General Superintendent of the Kansas Yearly Meeting. Gregory passed away May 22, 1970.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Dean Gregory, 1916-1970. Born near Alton, Kansas on June 25th, 1916 to Lloyd and Cora Gregory. Attended Marion College and Western School of Evangelical Religion (Western Evangelical Seminary now George Fox evangelical Seminary). He was a pastor at Friends Churches in Russiaville, Indiana, Hartonville, Indiana, and at the Second Friends Church in Portland Oregon. In 1951 he was appointed General Superintendent of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends (now Northwest Yearly Meeting) where he remained until 1966 when illness made it impossible to continue. He then pastored a Friends Church in Star, Idaho before returning to Kansas as the General Superintendent of the Kansas Yearly Meeting. Gregory passed away May 22, 1970.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collections 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.

  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Separated Materials

    This collection is the correspondence of Dean Gregory in his positions as a pastor of multiple monthly meetings and as the General Superintendent of the Oregon Yearly Meeting/Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends. Early documents refer to his call as a pastor of the Friends Church. In later years they deal with the struggle of the Oregon Yearly Meeting to remain pacifist during the draft for the Vietnam War. Materials include the information packet given to conscientious objectors heading to Vietnam to perform alternate service duties and materials on options for pacifists drafted during wartime. The majority of the collection is devoted to Gregory’s correspondence in his position as General Superintendent of the Oregon Yearly Meeting. In this time, the Yearly Meeting broke tied with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the correspondence in this collection contains folders devoted to this subject which accuse the AFSC of communist motives. The final parts of this collection are letters received by Dean Gregory during the illness leading up to his death in 1970.

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