Hector MacPherson papers, 1918; 1925  PDF

Overview of the Collection

McPherson, Hector
Hector MacPherson papers
1918; 1925 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 156
Hector MacPherson (1875-1970) was a professor at Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University), a member of the Oregon state legislature, and was co-sponser of the Zorn-MacPherson School Moving Bill of 1932. The collection (1918; 1925) contains correspondence and documents related to Kansas Agricultural College and William Jasper Kerr, and also papers related to curricular matters between Oregon Agricultural College and the University of Oregon.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

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.]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hector MacPherson papers, Ax 156, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Curricula--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Corvallis--Faculty.
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene