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Hector MacPherson (1875-1970) was a professor in economics and sociology at Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) "from 1911 until 1926, when he resigned to offer his services to the movement for reorganization of higher education in Oregon."
"He was elected to the [Oregon] state legislature in 1927, 1929, and 1939. [He] led an initiative petition on the November 1932 general election ballot, known as the Zorn-Macpherson School Moving Bill, that provided for the consolidation of the University of Oregon and Oregon State College, and moving of other higher education campuses."
[Source: Finding aid for the MacPherson Family History, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.]
One file of letters and documents concerns an employment offer made to William Jasper Kerr, for the presidency of Kansas Agricultural College (1918).
A second file relates to a controversy over curricular matters between Oregon Agricultural College and the University of Oregon, adjudicated by the Board of Higher Curricula (1925).
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[Identification of item], Hector MacPherson papers, Ax 156, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.