Guide to the George Washington Dunn Legislative Correspondence
1923-1939

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Dunn, George Washington, 1864-1961
Title: George Washington Dunn legislative correspondence
Dates: 1923-1939 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 030
Summary: George Washington Dunn (1864-1961) served as a Republican in the Oregon legislator, first in the House and then from 1923-1942, in the Senate. The collection contains correspondence from constituents and other interested parties. concerns requests from and advice of constituents, and political negotiations.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

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

George Washington Dunn (1864-1961) was an Oregon politician. He first served as a Republican in the Oregon State House of representatives, from 1895-1896. He then served as a Republican in the Oregon State Senate, representing Jackson County, 1923-1942.

Content Description

The collection contains correspondence from constituents and other interested parties.

Correspondence is arranged chronologically by date and includes requests from and advice of constituents, and political negotiations, 1923-1939.

The collection contains about 2,500 letters.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

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

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 material 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.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], George Washington Dunn legislative correspondence, Ax 030, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

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.

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


Subjects

  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Politics and government
  • Subject Terms :
  • Politicians--Oregon--Correspondence
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence

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