- McKinley, Charles
- Charles McKinley papers
- 1930-1968 (inclusive)19301968
- 28.5 linear feet, (19 containers)
- Collection Number
- Ax 627
- Charles McKinley was a professor of political science at Reed College in Portland, Oregon from 1918 to 1960. He was particularly interested in the theory and practice of public administration and planning. As a specialist in these fields, he often served on government committees and commissions and he also wrote studies on the impact of the Federal government in the Pacific Northwest. The collection consists of files accumulated for specific projects undertaken for government or private agencies, or for personal research. Included are correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, position papers, interviews, and documents relating to such groups as the Bonneville Power Administration; California Department of Water Resources; Department of Agriculture Administrative Council; National Planning Board; and the Oregon State Board of Forestry.
- University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
1299 University of Oregon
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
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- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Charles McKinley was born in Fulton, South Dakota and educated at the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin. From 1918 to 1960 he was professor of political science at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He was particularly interested in the theory and practice of public administration and planning, and as a specialist in these fields often served on government committees and commissions. He wrote two major studies on the impact of the federal government in the Pacific Northwest: Uncle Sam in the Pacific Northwest (Berkeley, CA, 1952), and The Management of Land and Related Water Resources in Oregon (Washington, D. C., 1965).
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The papers, arranged as record groups, are the files accumulated for specific projects undertaken for government or private agencies, or for personal research, and include correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, position papers, interviews, and documents. Major files are: Bonneville Power Administration; Bonneville Regional Advisory Council; Bureau of Land Management; California Department of Water Resources; Department of Agriculture Administrative Council; Northwest Regional Council; Forest Service; National Planning Board (National Resources Board, National Resources Committee, National Resources Planning Board); Northwest Forest Pest Action Committee; Oregon Legislative Interim Commission on Administrative Reorganization, 1930; Oregon State Board of Forestry; Oregon and California Advisory Board; Pacific Northwest Field Committee (U. S. Department of the Interior); Pacific Northwest Regional Social Science Research Council, study of administration in the Department of Agriculture.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|Guide to the Charles McKinley Papers|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Natural resources--Northwest, Pacific
- Political science teachers--Oregon--Portland
- Regional planning--Northwest, Pacific
- Reed College (Portland, Or.)
- United States. Bonneville Power Administration
- United States. Bureau of Land Management
- United States. Department of Agriculture
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