Office of the President: Charles Hiram Chapman records, 1893-1908  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Chapman, Charles Hiram, 1860-1934University of Oregon. Office of the President
Title
Office of the President: Charles Hiram Chapman records
Dates
1893-1908 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 linear feet, (1 containers)
Collection Number
UA 001.002
Summary
Mathematician Charles Hiram Chapman served as President of the University of Oregon, 1893-1899, and taught mathematical physics at the university. Collection contains incoming inquires and correspondence of Charles Chapman during his presidency at the University of Oregon, 1893-1896.
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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 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.

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

Mathematician Charles Hiram Chapman served as President of the University of Oregon, 1893-1899, and taught mathematical physics at the university.

Chapman was involved in every level of decision-making at the university, from making substantial changes in the curriculum, adding biology; civil, mining, and electrical engineering; business classes; physical training; and controversial electives. Though not always popular with townspeople, he traveled the state, gaining support from citizens for higher education. He was known to be respected widely, but budget considerations often forced him to cut faculty salaries, making him less than popular on that front. Though this pressure finally brought about his resignation, his accomplishments, including a larger student body, a better-qualified faculty, an expanded library, and participation in intercollegiate athletics, moved the University of Oregon to the cusp of the twentieth century.

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

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection is organized by accession and includes, but is not limited to, the following material:

Accession 00009.A: Incoming inquires and correspondence of Charles Chapman during his presidency at the University of Oregon, 1893-1896.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Office of the President: Charles Hiram Chapman records, UA 001.2, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College presidents--Oregon--Eugene
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene
  • Personal Names :
  • Chapman, Charles Hiram, 1860-1934--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Oregon. Office of the President--Records and correspondence
  • University of Oregon--History--19th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence