Greta McIntyre Sheeley Photograph Album and Pacific University Memorabilia, 1916-1993  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Cre
Sheeley, Greta McIntyre
Title
Greta McIntyre Sheeley Photograph Album and Pacific University Memorabilia
Dates
1916-1993 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 cubic feet, (1 oversize flat box)
Collection Number
MS.28
Summary
Greta McIntyre Sheeley was a 1920 graduate of Pacific University, attending college during the World War I years. This collection includes hundreds of photographs and other memorabilia of Pacific dating from 1916-1920, with some later material.
Repository
Pacific University, Archives
Pacific University Archives
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR
97116
Telephone: 503-352-1400
archives@pacificu.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Greta McIntyre Sheeley was a 1920 graduate of Pacific University. Her hometown was Athena, Oregon. She attended during a turbulent time for the college. While she was at Pacific, America entered World War I and nearly all the male students enlisted in the military. In her last year, Prohibition began; and just after her graduation, women gained the right to vote. On campus, "Boxer," Pacific's mascot, was stolen and recovered multiple times between various student groups, and other campus traditions such as May Day and theatre productions were celebrated. Sheeley collected hundreds of photographs of her time at Pacific and preserved one of the most complete pictures of life on campus in the World War I era.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes hundreds of photographs and other memorabilia of Pacific dating from 1917-1920 with some later material. The Photograph Album contains many photographs which she captioned with names, dates and events. Highlights of the photographs include male students in their World War I military uniforms; the "Boxer" mascot statue being held by various students; theatre productions; May Day celebrations; the annual campus clean-up day; picnics; and the Pacific University campus. Four issues of the yearbook are also included, with many annotations by Sheeley indicating the names of people in group photographs and other information that is not available elsewhere. There are also a number of loose items such as correspondence and reunion photographs, and correspondence from the donor with additional reminiscenses about attending Pacific University.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Greta McIntyre Sheeley Photograph Album and Pacific University Memorabilia, Pacific University Archives, Forest Grove, Oregon.

Restrictions on Use

Pacific University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Pacific University is retained by Pacific University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Photograph Album
Album includes hundreds of photographs related to life at Pacific University when Sheeley was a student; several later items such as letters and brochures are also included.
1916-1920
1 Photographs: Portraits of Pacific University alumni Betty Crandell, Bob Embree, George Russell Morgan, Gertrude Porter McKalson, and Kenneth Irle 1917-1922
1 Photograph: Greta McIntyre Sheeley holding "Boxer" mascot 1920
1 "Index" annual issue (Pacific University yearbook). Annotated by Sheeley with names and other details 1917-1918
1 "Heart of Oak" (Pacific University yearbook). Annotated by Sheeley with names and other details 1920, 1922
1 Letter on memories of the "Boxer" mascot and student life during World War I 1980s
1 Letters and other material related to being an alumna of Pacific University 1949-2016
1 Silk applique of a football, probably related to Pacific University football games 1916-1920

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Pacific University
  • Students--Oregon
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks