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Dean Gregory Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS.43
Dean Gregory was a pastor of various Friends Meetings and eventually became the General Superintendent of the Oregon Yearly Meeting. This is his correspondence.

Dates

  • 1948 - 1968

Language of Materials

English

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Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet

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.

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.

Accruals

No accruals expected.

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.
Title
Dean Gregory Correspondence
Status
completed
Author
Rachel Thomas
Date
2014
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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