Office of the President: Victor Pierpont Morris (acting) and O. Meredith Wilson records, 1959-1961  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wilson, O. Meredith, 1909-1998Morris, Victor Pierpont, 1891-University of Oregon.Office of the President
Title
Office of the President: Victor Pierpont Morris (acting) and O. Meredith Wilson records
Dates
1959-1961 (inclusive)
Quantity
8 linear feet, (7 containers)
Collection Number
UA 001.009
Summary
Victor Pierpoint Morris served as interim president of the University of Oregon from 1953 until Owen Meredith Wilson became the ninth President of the University of Oregon in 1954. The collection contains subject files, correspondence, committee and faculty meetings, and other material organized alphabetically.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English
Sponsor
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

Victor Pierpoint Morris served as interim president of the University of Oregon from 1953-1954 after University of Oregon's 8th president, Harry K. Newburn, resigned to become President of the Education and Television Center at the University of Montana.

Owen Meredith Wilson (1909-1998) became the ninth President of the University of Oregon (1954-1960). Wilson was known for his effort to make the the school a major university. To help achieve his goals for the university he worked hard to create a graduate school of high standing and to attract faculty members, deans, and department heads who had proven ability or high potential as scholars. Throughout his presidency he combined his noted ability to communicate with faculty members in their specialties with a solid belief that a university must offer a fertile ground for free exchange of all ideas. His efforts laid the groundwork for the the University of Oregon's election in 1969 into the prestigious Association of American Universities and moved it well on its way to becoming a distinguished university.

Source: "Presidential History" http://president.uoregon.edu/history

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains records that document the functions and activities of this office.

Collection organized by accession and includes the following material:

As of November 2012 there is only one accession.

Accession 2002s.49.A: subject files, correspondence, committee and faculty meetings, and other material organized alphabetically.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Office of the President: Victor Pierpont Morris (acting) and O. Meredith Wilson records, UA 001.009, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 University Placement Service, E. W. Dils, Director 1959-1960
1 2 Economics, Department of. C. Ward Macy, Head 1959-1960
1 3 Extension Division, Portland, J. W. Sherburne, Dean 1959-1960
1 4 Faculty 1959-1960
1 5 Faculty Academic Work 1959-1960
1 6 Faculty Bulletins 1959-1960
1 7 Faculty Compensation Practices, Report by Dr. Macy 1959-1960
1 8 Faculty Meetings 1959-1960
1 9 Faculty Memorial on Disclaimer Oath 1959-1960
1 10 Faculty Members 1959-1960
1 11 New Faculty Seminar 1959-1960
1 12 Graduate School, Harry Alpert, Dean 1959-1960
1 13 Office of Scientific and Scholarly Research 1959-1960
1 14 Health and Physical Education, School of. Arthur A. Esslinger, Dean 1959-1960
1 15 Institute for Community Studies 1959-1960
1 16 Institute of International Studies and Overseas Administration 1959-1960
1 17 Institute of Molecular Biology, Dr. Aaron Novick, Director 1959-1960
1 18 Institute of Marine Biology 1959-1960
1 19 Institute of Theoretical Science 1959-1960
1 20 Proposed Center for University Building Research 1959-1960
1 21 Change in Name to School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation 1959-1960
1 22 Honors College 1959-1960
1 23 Journalism, School of. Charles T. Duncan 1959-1960
1 24 Law, School of. Orlando John Hollis, Dean 1959-1960
1 25 Liberal Arts, College of. Robert D. Clark, Dean 1959-1960
1 26 College of Liberal Arts, Advanced Placement and Credit
1 27 Anthropology, Department of. Luther S. Cressman, Head 1959-1960
1 28 Biology, Department of. B. T. Scheer, Head 1959-1960
1 29 Chemistry, Department of. F. J. Reithel, Head 1959-1960
1 30 English, Department of. Kester Svendson, Head 1959-1960
1 31 Foreign Languages, Department of. David M. Dougherty, Head 1959-1960
1 32 Geography, Department of. S. N. Dicken, Head 1959-1960
1 33 Geology, Department of. L. W. Staples, Head 1959-1960
1 34 History, Department of. Earl S. Pomeroy, Head 1959-1960
1 35 Journal of Comparative Literature, C. B. Beall, Editor 1959-1960
1 36 Mathematics, Department of. Andrew F. Moursund, Head 1959-1960
1 37 Philosophy, Department of. Alburey Castell, Head 1959-1960
1 38 Physics, Department of. Raymond T. Ellickson, Head 1959-1960
1 39 Political Science, Department of. Egbert S. Wengert, Head 1959-1960
1 40 Minor Professorship 1959-1960
1 41 Psychology, Department of. Robert Leeper, Head 1959-1960
1 42 Religion, Department of. George D. Straton, Head 1959-1960
1 43 Sociology, Department of. Walter T. Martin 1959-1960
1 44 Summer Session, Paul B. Jacobson, Director 1959-1960
1 45 Medical School, David W. E. Baird, Dean 1959-1960
1 46 Primate Laboratory 1959-1960
1 47 Medical and Dental Schools�Correspondence with Vernon Cook
1 48 Military Department, Horace D. Neely, PAS 1959-1960
1 49 Museum of Natural History, Luther S. Cressman, Director 1959-1960
1 50 Music, School of. Theodore Kratt, Dean 1959-1960
1 51 Museum of Art, Wallace S. Baldinger, Curator 1959-1960
2 1 News Bureau, Josephine Moore, Manager 1959-1960
2 2 President's Office, Willard L. Thompson, Director of Public Services 1959-1960
2 3 President's Office, William C. Jones, Dean of Administration 1959-1960
2 4 President's Reception 1959-1960
2 5 Christmas Gift of Publications to Living Organizations 1959-1960
2 6 Speech, Department of. Glenn Starlin, Head 1959-1960
2 7 Library, Carl W. Hintz, Librarian 1959-1960
2 8 Friends of the Museum 1959-1960
2 9 Board of Higher Education, Secretary 1959-1960
2 10 Board of Higher Education, General 1959-1960
2 11 Board of Higher Education, Special Committee Reports, Etc. 1959-1960
2 12 Bonneville Power Administration Research 1959-1960
2 13 Boy Scouts 1959-1960
2 14 Budgets 1959-1960
2 15 Budget 1960-1961
2 16 Budget 1960-1961
2 17 Budget Changes, 1000 on 1959-1960
2 18 Budget Changes, 1 to 1000 1959-1960
2 19 Budget, Staff Evaluations 1959-1960
3 1 Budget Officer, Richard L. Collins 1959-1960
3 2 Budget Statements 1959-1960
3 3 Moving Expenses Approved for New Staff 1959-1960
3 4 Building�General 1959-1960
3 5 Building Program, General 1959-1960
3 6 Building�Athletic Facilities and McArthur Court 1959-1960
3 7 Building�Dormitory for Men 1959-1960
3 8 Building�Heat and Power Plant 1959-1960
3 9 Building�Married Student Housing 1959-1960
3 10 Building�Rehabilitation 1959-1960
3 11 Rehabilitation Education Building Attic 1959-1960
3 12 Buildings�Reallocation of Space 1959-1960
3 13 Building�New Science 1959-1960
3 14 Building�Addition to Erb Memorial Union 1959-1960
3 15 Business Office, J. O. Lindstrom 1959-1960
3 16 "C"-Correspondence 1959-1960
3 17 Calendar 1959-1960
3 18 Parking Regulations 1959-1960
3 19 Capital Outlay Contract Research Funds 1959-1960
3 20 Casanova's Summer Boys' Camp 1959-1960
3 21 Cemetery 1959-1960
3 22 Charter Day 1959-1960
3 23 Civil Defense 1959-1960
3 24 Civil Service 1959-1960
3 25 Campus Development, Campus Planning Committee, Etc. 1959-1960
3 26 Clark, Roy Watson, Estate 1959-1960
3 27 Commencement 1959-1960
3 28 Committee Appointments 1959-1960
3 29 Committee Reports, Miscellaneous 1959-1960
3 30 Academic Requirements Council 1959-1960
3 31 Advisory Council 1959-1960
3 32 Assembly Committee 1959-1960
3 33 Centennial Lectures Committee 1959-1960
3 34 Charter Day Committee 1959-1960
3 35 Committee on the Curriculum 1959-1960
3 36 Committee on the Custody and Display of Art Objects 1959-1960
3 37 Failing Distinguished Lectures Committee 1959-1960
3 38 Arts Festival Committee 1959-1960
3 39 Library Committee 1959-1960
3 40 Committee on Naming Buildings 1959-1960
3 41 Personnel Welfare Committee 1959-1960
3 42 Radio Television Committee, Stations KOAC, KWAX
3 43 Religious and Spiritual Activities Committee 1959-1960
3 44 Scholarships and Financial Aid Committee 1959-1960
3 45 Scholastic Deficiencies 1959-1960
4 1 Committee on Utilization of Space 1959-1960
4 2 Student Activities Committee 1959-1960
4 3 Student Discipline Committee 1959-1960
4 4 Student Loan Committee 1959-1960
4 5 Student Publications Board 1959-1960
4 6 Student Union and Educational Activities Budget Committee 1959-1960
4 7 Committee on "Colleges for Oregon's Future, 1960-70" 1959-1960
4 8 Committee for "University of Oregon in 1970" 1959-1960
4 9 Comptroller, H. A. Bork 1959-1960
4 10 Computer (Including Reports of Committee) 1959-1960
4 11 Congressional Delegation 1959-1960
4 12 University Lectures Committee 1959-1960
4 13 Criticism, Letters of 1959-1960
4 14 Optional Military Curriculum 1959-1960
4 15 "D"-Correspondence 1959-1960
4 16 Daly Educational Fund 1959-1960
4 17 Development Fund 1959-1960
4 18 Paul Patterson Memorial Fellowships 1959-1960
4 19 "E"-Correspondence 1959-1960
4 20 Educational Testing Services 1959-1960
4 21 Emerald 1959-1960
4 22 Equipment 1959-1960
4 23 Dormitories, H. Philip Barnhart, Director 1959-1960
4 24 Equipment Requests, Allocations 1959-1960
4 25 Equipment Requests February 15, 1960
4 26 Ersted Award 1959-1960
4 27 "F"-Correspondence 1959-1960
4 28 Failing-Beekman Fund 1959-1960
4 29 Fees 1959-1960
4 30 Festival of Arts 1959-1960
4 31 Football, General 1959-1960
4 32 Form Letters 1959-1960
4 33 Form Letters, Replies 1959-1960
4 34 Foundations, General 1959-1960
4 35 Fee and Dormitory Committee, Inter-Institutional, 1959-1960
4 36 Carnegie Foundation 1959-1960
4 37 Discrimination 1959-1960
4 38 Ford Foundation 1959-1960
4 39 Fund for the Advancement of Education 1959-1960
5 1 Aspen Institute 1959-1960
5 2 "G"-Correspondence 1959-1960
5 3 Gifts, 1/2 1959-1960
5 4 Gifts, 2/2 1959-1960
5 5 Governor Mark Hatfield 1959-1960
5 6 Elizabeth H. Harmon Gift Fund 1959-1960
5 7 Higher Education Conference 1959-1960
5 8 High School Relations 1959-1960
5 9 "I"-Correspondence 1959-1960
5 10 Institute for College and University Administration 1959-1960
5 11 Institute of International Education, Council on Higher Education in the American Republics 1959-1960
5 12 Institute of International Education, Council on Higher Education in the American Republics
5 13 Institutions of Higher Education, Eastern 1959-1960
5 14 Institutions of Higher Education, Foreign 1959-1960
5 15 Institutions of Higher Education, Middle Western 1959-1960
5 16 Institutions of Higher Education, Western 1959-1960
5 17 Institute of Marine Biology 1959-1960
5 18 Institutions of Higher Education, Oregon 1959-1960
5 19 Institutions of Higher Education, OSC, A. L. Strand, President 1959-1960
5 20 Oregon State College Liberal Arts 1959-1960
5 21 Institutions of Higher Education, Portland State College 1959-1960
5 22 International Economic Growth, Committee for 1959-1960
5 23 "J"-Correspondence 1959-1960
5 24 "K"-Correspondence 1959-1960
5 25 "L"-Correspondence 1959-1960
5 26 Expansion of Campus Boundaries�Purchase of Kirkpatrick Property 1959-1960
5 27 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities 1959-1960
5 28 Legislature 1959-1960
5 29 Land�Offers to Buy, Sell, and Lease Property 1959-1960
5 30 Purchase of Patterson Tract from State Highway Commission for Stadium Site 1959-1960
6 1 "M"-Correspondence 1959-1960
6 2 "Mc"-Correspondence 1959-1960
6 3 Mimeographed Material, Numbered Copies 1959-1960
6 4 "N"-Correspondence 1959-1960
6 5 National Association of State Universities 1959-1960
6 6 National Collegiate Athletic Association 1959-1960
6 7 National Commission on Accrediting 1959-1960
6 8 National Education Association 1959-1960
6 9 Educational Policies Commission 1959-1960
6 10 Association for Higher Education of the NEA 1959-1960
6 11 National Science Foundation 1959-1960
6 12 NSF Traveling Science Program 1959-1960
6 13 Newspaper Clippings, Miscellaneous 1959-1960
6 14 Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools 1959-1960
6 15 "O"-Correspondence 1959-1960
6 16 Oregon Dads 1959-1960
6 17 Oregon Education Association 1959-1960
6 18 Oregon Mothers 1959-1960
6 19 Oregon State Tax Commission 1959-1960
6 20 Out-of-State-Travel Requests, 1/2 1959-1960
6 21 Out-of-State-Travel Requests, 2/2 1959-1960
6 22 Out-of-State Travel 1959-1960
6 23 "P"-Correspondence 1959-1960
6 24 Pacific Northwest Conference on Higher Education 1959-1960
6 25 Physical Plant, I. I. Wright, Superintendent 1959-1960
6 26 Portland High School Curriculum Study 1959-1960
6 27 President's Science Advisory Committee 1959-1960
6 28 Puritanism, Symposium on 1959-1960
6 29 Questionnaires 1959-1960
6 30 "Q"-Correspondence 1959-1960
6 31 "R"-Correspondence 1959-1960
6 32 Registrar's Office 1959-1960
6 33 Report of Service to the Institution 1959-1960
6 34 Requisitions 1959-1960
7 1 Research Contracts 1959-1960
7 2 Research Overhead Funds 1959-1960
7 3 Retirement Program 1959-1960
7 4 "S"-Correspondence 1959-1960
7 5 Scholarships 1959-1960
7 6 Scholarships, Tucker 1959-1960
7 7 Henry E. Collier Law Student Trust Fund 1959-1960
7 8 William W. Stout Scholarship 1959-1960
7 9 Frederick M. Hunter Trust Agreement�Maurice Harold Hunter Scholarship Fund 1959-1960
7 10 Settlemeier Estate 1959-1960
7 11 School of Social Work 1959-1960
7 12 Staff 1959-1960
7 13 State Department of Education, Rex Putnam, Superintendent of Public Instruction 1959-1960
7 14 State Department of Finance and Administration, John F. Richardson, Director 1959-1960
7 15 State Universities Association 1959-1960
7 16 Statistics, General 1959-1960
7 17 Salary Studies, U. of Idaho, Etc. 1959-1960
7 18 Salary Studies 1959-1960
7 19 Joint Office of Institutional Research 1959-1960
7 20 Student Union Building, A. L. Ellingson, Director 1959-1960
7 21 "T"-Correspondence 1959-1960
7 22 "U"-Correspondence 1959-1960
7 23 Unemployment Compensation 1959-1960
7 24 United Fund Appeal 1959-1960
7 25 U.S. Air Force 1959-1960
7 26 Institutional USAF Conference on Air Force ROTC Affairs, Maxwell Air Force Base December 9, 1959-December 10, 1959
7 27 U.S. Army and Air Force Research 1959-1960
7 28 U.S. Department of the Army 1959-1960
7 29 Army Advisory Panel on ROTC Affairs December 3, 1959-December 4, 1959
7 30 U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 1959-1960
8 1 National Defense Education Act 1958
8 2 NDEA Fellowship documentation; proposal to expand doctoral program in counseling 1958-1960
8 3 Disclaimer Oath 1959-1960
8 4 US Foreign Operations Administration Nepal Education Program, Account 5-1706
8 5 US International Cooperation Administration�Korean Contract, Lindholm, Acct. 5-1740
8 6 US Navy Department 1959-1960
8 7 US Navy Research 1959-1960
8 8 US Department of State 1959-1960
8 9 US Department of State, ICA�Korea 1959-1960
8 10 US Foreign Relations Operations Administration�Nepal Contract 1959-1960
8 11 University Press, Donald Shepardson, Superintendent 1959-1960
8 12 "V"
8 13 "W"
8 14 Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education 1959-1960
8 15 Weyerhaeuser Fellowship Discussions 1959-1960
8 16 Natl. Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education 1959-1960
8 17 World Affairs Week 1959-1960
8 18 "XYZ"

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College presidents--Oregon--Eugene
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene
  • Personal Names :
  • Morris, Victor Pierpont, 1891-
  • Wilson, O. Meredith, 1909-1998
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Oregon. Office of the President--Records and correspondence
  • University of Oregon--Administration
  • University of Oregon--History--20th century
  • University of Oregon--Presidents
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Administrative records
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Minutes
  • Office files