Willamette University began as a missionary Methodist mission for Native Americans living in the Willamette Valley. The mission failed to thrive and was turned into a school for children of settlers. On February 1, 1942, a board of trustees was appointed and a constitution and bylaws were adopted for the new school, which was named the Oregon Institute. This event marked the founding of Willamette University.
[source: Willamette University website, history of school]
The collection consists of three warrants made out to teachers for services rendered to Willamette University.
All of the warrants are signed by E. N Cooke.
The named recipients are S. J. Powell and Thomas Crawford.
[Identification of item], Willamette University warrants for service as teachers, CA 1863 July16b, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
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