Guide to the University of Oregon Regents Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: University of Oregon. Board of Regents.
Title: University of Oregon Board of Regents records
Dates: 1874-1926 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 7.0 linear feet (8 containers)
Collection Number: UA 123
Summary: In 1876, the Oregon legislature vested a Board of Regents with governance of the University of Oregon, a role that lasted until 1929. Collection contains office files, correspondence, minutes, biennial and annual reports, Deady Hall repair files, department, dorm, and building naming and dedication files, professor profiles, dorm information, and a record book.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

The University of Oregon was created by an act of the Oregon legislature in 1872. In 1876, the legislature passed an act to "Provide for the Support and Government of the University of Oregon." Section 2 of that act vested the government of the University in a nine-person Board of Regents. In 1929, the Legislature established the State Department of Higher Education and invested it with the power previously held by the individual Boards of Regents at all Oregon universities.

Content Description

Collection contains office files, correspondence, minutes, biennial and annual reports, Deady Hall repair files, department, dorm, and building naming and dedication files, professor profiles, dorm information, and a record book.

Material is organized by accession and includes the following material: (lists are not comprehensive)

Accession 1996.849.A: Office files, correspondence, minutes, Deady Hall repair files, letters of support for UO creating and funding, and financial records, 1874-1916.

Accession 1996.96.A: Biennial and annual reports, 1885-1926.

Accession 2005.43.A: Record book, c. 1900s.

Accession 10667.A: Department, dorm, and building naming and dedication files, professor profiles, and dorm information.

Accession 10099.A: secretary and treasurer's receipts, 1879-1890.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Materials may need to be reviewed by the University Archivist for confidential materials prior to access.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], University of Oregon Board of Regents records, UA 123, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.

Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.

Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, January 2012.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Related Materials :  

Other collections relating to University of Oregon Board of Regents at Special Collections and University Archives include: University of Oregon Board of Regents minutes, UA 023; University Archives alphabetical subject files, UA Ref 1; University Archives photographs, UA Ref 3; University Archives alphabetical subject single files, UA Ref 6.


  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Oregon. Board of Regents--Records and correspondence.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Administrative records
  • Annual reports
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Office files

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