Belknap family papers, circa 1908-1969  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Belknap family
Belknap family papers
circa 1908-1969 (inclusive)
0.01 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
The Belknap family papers consists of a small number of documents pertaining to members of the Belknap family who attended Willamette University.
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Belknap family respresented in this collection consists of direct descendants of Jesse Belknap, born in New York, who moved his family to Oregon in 1847-1848 to settle in present-day Monroe, Oregon. His son Ransom Amos Belknap (1820-1896) married Mahala Starr and fathered Lewis Franklin Belknap (1852-1948) and Webster Clark Belknap (1850-1937). L. F. Belknap attended Willamette University and then went on to become a Methodist minister. He is the member of the longtime Oregon family for whom the Belknap Residence Hall at Willamette University is named. Webster Belknap and his wife Ida Iola Clark (1855-1893) were the parents of Clark Russell Belknap (1883-1970), who attended Willamette University and became a lawyer in Seattle, Washington. His sisters Stella P. and Carrie N. Belknap also attended Willamette and played on the women's basketball team.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Belknap family papers consist of a commencement program for The College of Oratory at Willamette University from 1908 featuring Clark R. Belknap; a photocopy of a newspaper clipping about the Willamette University women's basketball team featuring Carrie and Stella Belknap; a newspaper clipping about Clark Belknap becoming Official Orator for the City of Seattle; a cabinet photograph featuring Clark Belknap and the rest of the Willamette University debate team; and a typewritten letter addressed to Harold describing the life of L. F. Belknap, including references to Belknap Hall at Willamette University.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Belknap family papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Washington
  • Personal Names :
  • Belknap, Clark R. (Clark Russell), 1883-1970
  • Belknap, L. F. (Lewis Franklin), 1852-1948
  • Corporate Names :
  • Willamette University
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • cabinet photographs