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University of Oregon Board of Regents minutes, 1876-1963

Overview of the Collection

Oregon State Board of Higher Education.Oregon State System of Higher Education.University of Oregon. Board of Regents.
University of Oregon Board of Regents minutes
1876-1963 (inclusive)
3.0 linear feet, (13 containers)
Collection Number
UA 023
In 1876, by an Act of the Oregon Legislature, the University of Oregon Board of Regents was vested with governance of the University of Oregon; a role that lasted until 1929. The collection includes meetings minutes, correspondence and memos of the Regents from 1879-1929.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Permanent University Archive public records are available for research, and are subject to state, and in some cases federal freedom of information laws. In compliance with applicable state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, FERPA and HIPAA, specific records that are legally protected, sensitive, private, or confidential are exempt (not subject to disclosure) and closed to protect individual privacy.

Access to paper records will be granted after a professional review of the records occurs based on regulations in state and federal laws. Contact Special Collections & University Archives well in advance in order to access these records.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The University of Oregon Board of Regents minutes collection, 1876-1963, consists of hand-written and typed meetings minutes, correspondence and memos of the Board of Regents, the executive committee, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors. An index to the Board of Regents minutes is included and is organized alphabetically.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The University of Oregon was created by an act of the Oregon Legislature in 1872. In 1876, the Legislature passed an act to "Provide for the Support and Government of the University of Oregon." Section 2 of that act vested the government of the University in a nine-person Board of Regents. In 1929, the Legislature established the State Department of Higher Education and invested it with the power previously held by the individual Boards of Regents at all Oregon universities. Some of the functions of the Board may have continued on within the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees, whose minutes, correspondence and memos of 1938-1963 are also included.

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Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

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.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University of Oregon Board of Regents minutes, UA 023, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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