Pacific University President John Russell Herrick Correspondence, 1879-1883  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Herrick, John Russell, 1822-1912
Title
Pacific University President John Russell Herrick Correspondence
Dates
1879-1883 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.25 cubic feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
RG.3.102
Summary
Correspondence collected by John Russell Herrick during his Presidency at Pacific University and Tualatin Academy (1880-1883).
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

John Russell Herrick was born May 12, 1822 in Milton, Vermont. He graduated from the University of Vermont and Andover Theological Seminary. He married Harriet Emily Brownell in 1856, and they had two children: Mary Brownell and John Wheeler. In 1880, he became the second President of Pacific University and Tualatin Academy. As President of the University, however, he spent much of his time travelling to the Northeastern United States soliciting money for the school. One of Herrick main interests was promoting women's education and his most significant achievement while President was the construction of a Ladies' Hall. It was renamed Herrick Hall in 1897. His other achievements included his success in bringing one of the U.S. Government’s Indian Training Schools to Forest Grove. Herrick eventually resigned from Pacific University after losing the support of the Board of Trustees over various issues, as well as his concern over the effect of constant travel on his wife. He went on to do other work, including preaching, writing, and serving as President of the University of South Dakota. He died in Elgin, Illinois on July 26, 1912.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of 24 letters related to John Russell Herrick, written while he was President of Pacific University and Tualatin Academy. The letters include his exchanges with the Board of Trustees concerning his appointment, his progress in promoting and raising funds for the schools, his future plans for the University, and his resignation. Also included are several letters from people who were interested in sending themselves or their children to Pacific University or Tualatin Academy.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Pacific University President John Russell Herrick Correspondence, 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

Description Dates
Calvin, L. C. Letter to John Herrick May 20, 1880
Clark, N. G. Letter to M. H. Buckham
Letter from N. G. Clark to the President of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, M. H. Buckham, D. D. The letter recommends John Herrick as a candidate for the President of Pacific University.
April 12, 1879
Hastings, Warren. Letter to John Herrick July 1882
Herrick, John. Letter to the Pacific University Board of Trustees May 20, 1880
Herrick, John. Circular letter
Copy of a letter from John Herrick, soliciting money for Pacific University from groups in the Eastern United States.
June 1, 1880
Herrick, John. Letter to the Pacific University Board of Trustees
Letter from John Herrick to the Pacific University Board of Trustees, accepting the position of President of Pacific University and Tualatin Academy.
June 22, 1880
Herrick, John. Telegram to the Pacific University Board of Trustees June 23, 1880
Herrick, John. Letter to the Pacific University Board of Trustees
Copy of a letter from John Herrick to a member of the Pacific University Board of Trustees, expressing his opinion that the University should ally itself with other Christian colleges in the West.
July 1, 1881
Herrick, John. Letter to George Atkinson September 20, 1881
Herrick, John. Letter to the Pacific University Board of Trustees March 13, 1882
Herrick, John. Letter to the Pacific University Board of Trustees
Letter from John R. Herrick to the Pacific University Board of Trustees, tendering his resignation as President of Pacific University and Tualatin Academy.
July 12, 1883
LeGrand, Joseph. Letter to John Herrick August 17, 1881
Legrand, Frank. Letter to John Herrick July 5, 1881
McVittum, Edmund. Letter to John Herrick February 2, 1883
Maxwell, L. V. Letter to John Herrick July 19, 1880
Mitchell, H. Letter to John Herrick May 27, 1882
Neace, Lewis. Letter to John Herrick August 15, 1882
Pacific University Board of Trustees. Letter to John Herrick
Letter from the Pacific University Board of Trustees to John Herrick, announcing his appointment as President of Pacific University and Tualatin Academy. This item is a handwritten duplicate. It is signed by Alanson Hinman, George Atkinson, G. Shindler, Myron Eells, R. P. Boise, O. Dickenson, G. H. Collier, and H. W. Corbett.
April 28, 1880
Pacific University Board of Trustees. Letter to John Herrick
Letter from the Pacific University Board of Trustees to John Herrick, asserting their opinion that Pacific University ought to be a non-sectarian Christian college, and should not attempt to create a partnership between different denominations.
July 1881
Pacific University Board of Trustees. Letter to John Herrick July 1881
Pacific University Board of Trustees. Letter to John Herrick March 20, 1883
Shuster, C. A. Letter to John Herrick August 9, 1880
United States Army. Adjutant General's Office. Letter to John Herrick
Letter to John Herrick from the United States Army, notifying him of the transfer of Lt. Melville C. Wilkinson from overseeing the Indian Training School. He returned to his company in the United States Army.
June 26, 1882
Wheeler, W. H. Letter to John Herrick
Letter to John Herrick advising him to accept the position of President at Pacific University.
July 1, 1879

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Chemawa Indian School
  • Indian Industrial School (Forest Grove, Or.)
  • Pacific University
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Occupations :
  • Education administrators, postsecondary