Santiam Academy student manuscripts, 1865-1869  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Santiam Academy, Lebanon, Or.
Santiam Academy student manuscripts
1865-1869 (inclusive)
0.025 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
F378 Sa59
The Santiam Academy of Lebanon, Oregon, was built and run by the Methodist Church in the 1850s. The collection (1865-1869) contains manuscripts of periodicals created by students of the Academy.
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.

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

The first school in Lebanon, Oregon was built in the early 1850s by the Methodist Church. It began as a log cabin that was used for church service, and as a school. This school legally became the Santiam Academy on January 18, 1854, by a special Act of the Oregon Territorial Legislature.

"The members of the first Board of Trustees were: John McKinney, Aaron J. Hyde, the Rev. Thomas H. Pearne, William C. Gallagher, Andrew Kees, Alvan H. Wailer, Morgan Kees, Jeremiah Ralston, Luther T. Woodward, Delazon Smith, Luther Elkins, John Settle and David W. Ballard. In 1857, William Helm, Thomas Angell and Ruben S. Coyle [were] also named as trustees."

The school initially enrolled about fifty students; by 1870, enrollment increased to about 150 students. The school closed in 1903.

[Sources: Lebanon Community School District.; "History of the First Methodist Church of Lebanon, and of its associate, Santiam Academy, by Anna D. S. Pratt. Webpage:]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection (1865-1869) contains manuscripts of periodicals created by students of the Academy.

Periodical titles include:

Aurora Borealis, vol. 1, nos. 1-2, December 25, 1865 and February 6, 1866;

Debater's Review, vol. 1, no. 1, 1865;

Lodge Chip Basket [n.d.];

Review, vol. 2, no. 2, April 3, 1869;

Times, vol. 1, no. 5, March 19, 1868.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Santiam Academy student manuscripts, F378 Sa59, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Students--Oregon
  • Corporate Names :
  • Santiam Academy, Lebanon, Or.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Lebanon (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Manuscripts for publication