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Established in northwest Portland, Oregon, in 1901 as a private military school for young boys, Hill Military Academy built a solid reputation for developing the mind, body, and morals of its students for nearly 60 years. Joseph W. Hill, long-time headmaster of the Bishop Scott Academy (earlier the Bishop Scott Grammar School), founded the military school and served as its first headmaster until his retirement in the early 1920s. Under Hill's leadership the school grew in both size and prestige. After retiring, Hill's sons, Joseph A. Hill and Benjamin W. Hill continued the operation of the military academy and in 1929 moved the school to a larger facility in the Rocky Butte area of Portland, where it remained until its closure in 1959.
Records include: correspondence and other files (1911-1932) regarding Hill Military Academy students and finances; list of students (n.d.) arranged by hometown; student's autograph album from the Bishop Scott Grammar School (1881) signed by classmates; scrapbook of Joseph W. Hill; blueprint (n.d.) of second and third floor of Hill Military Academy; and reproductions of drawings of the building. Also includes one bound index of students at Bishop Scott Academy (1899), including names and hometowns. The collection contains materials formerly designated as Mss 81-1.
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Hill Military Academy Records, Mss 81, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1||Autograph book from Bishop Scott Grammar School||1881|
|2||Correspondence and miscellany||1891-1973, undated|
|3||Drawings of the Hill Military Academy (reproductions)||undated|
Includes "Rules and Regulations" of the Hill Military Academy, 1922-1923; blueprint of second floor plan; booklet and menu from Bishop Scott Academy; recipes; and luggage stickers from Long Beach, Washington.
|5||Index of students at the Bishop Scott Academy||1887-1900|
|6||Scrapbook of Joseph W. Hill||1901-1902|
|7||Student list, historical||circa 1917|
|8||Student names, A-G||1949-1959|
|9||Student names, H-N||1949-1959|
|10||Student names, O-Z||1949-1959|