The Condon Lecture Series was created in 1944 by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education and was named after the University of Oregon's first geologist, Thomas Condon. The collection contains published and unpublished versions of lectures.
The bid to consolidate higher education in Oregon began with the the Zorn-Macpherson School Moving Bill of 1932. The collection (1932-1934) contains research files and a scrapbook of the Register Guard Eugene newspaper regarding arguments and statistics surrounding the consolidation attempt.
C. J. Ryder of Boston, Massachusetts wrote a letter to Myron Eells of Union City, Washington on June 1, 1891. The collection contains one letter discussing the presidency of of Pacific University, located in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Gabriel Shindler of Portland, Oregon wrote a letter to G. H. Collier on June 10, 1891. The collection (1891) contains one letter regarding Collier's position as a as trustee of Pacific University, located in Forest Grove, Oregon.