Education Collection, 1757-2015  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon Historical Society
Title
Education Collection
Dates
1757-2015 (inclusive)
1850-1970 (bulk)
Quantity
25 cubic feet, (49 document cases and 5 flat boxes)
Collection Number
Mss 1504
Summary
Collection created by the Oregon Historical Society and documenting education primarily in Oregon, with emphasis on Portland. Includes programs, scrapbooks, flyers, newsletters, student class work, curriculum, representative textbooks, reports, reminiscences, and other ephemera. Subjects include: colleges, universities, primary and secondary schools, teachers, and educational organizations.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English, Chinese
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Since its founding in 1898, the Oregon Historical Society has collected ephemera of all kinds, most of it documenting the history of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. In the mid-20th century, librarians at the Society began organizing these materials into what became known as "Topical Collections." One such collection, the Education Collection, collated various items related to schools, students, teachers, and educational associations.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection created by the Oregon Historical Society and documenting education primarily in Oregon, with emphasis on Portland. Includes programs, scrapbooks, flyers, newsletters, student class work, curriculum, representative textbooks, reports, reminiscences, and other ephemera. Subjects include: colleges, universities, primary and secondary schools, teachers, and educational organizations. Most of the materials are printed, however there are also many original manuscript materials, including school assignments and records of organizations, such as the minutes of the Parent Teacher Association of Portland's Failing School, 1944-1950.

Among the original manuscript materials are class assignments by Oscar Beck, a student at the University of Oregon in the early 20th century. Also included are a number of school registers, with lists of students and grades, most notably from Portland Public Schools in the early 20th century. Scrapbooks from students at the University of Oregon and Portland's Washington High School in the 1900s and 1910s include photographs, dance cards, invitations, and diverse ephemera.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Education Collection, Mss 1504, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following series:

  • Series A: Colleges and Universities, 1856-2008
  • Series B: Public schools, primary and secondary, 1825-2015
  • Series C: Private schools, primary and secondary and trade schools, 1853-2005
  • Series D: Educational associations and organizations, 1881-1977
  • Series E: Teaching profession, 1855-1963
  • Series F: Curriculum, 1864-1990
  • Series G: Textbooks, 1827-1959
  • Series H: School work, 1757-1951
  • Series "I": General materials, 1854-1988

Acquisition Information

The collection was assembled from a variety of sources by the Oregon Historical Society

Future Additions

Materials are added to the collection from time to time

Processing Note

The collection was re-processed in 2009

Related Materials

Examples of Oregon students' school work from around 1905 can be found in the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition Records, Mss 1609, Oregon Historical Society Research Library. Additional scrapbooks of students can be found in the Manners and Customs Collection, Mss 1522.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Colleges and universities, 1856-2008Return to Top

All institutions are in Oregon unless otherwise specified

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Albany College--General
See also Lewis and Clark College
1894-1941
1/2
Albany College--Catalogues (2) and Bulletin
1896-1897; 1899-1900; 1916 April
1/3
Albany Collegiate Institute
1868-1903
1/4
Blue Mountain Community College
circa 1962
1/5
Central Oregon Community College
1974-1993
1/6
Christian College, Monmouth, Oregon
See also Western Oregon University
1872-1882
1/7
Clackamas Community College
1980-1982
1/8
Colegio César Chavez (Mt. Angel)
1977
1/9
Concordia College
1979-circa 1988
1/10
Dallas College and La Creole Academic Institute
1880-1903
1/11
Eastern Oregon College, La Grande
1909-1948
1/12
Eastern Oregon State Normal School, Milton Freewater
1896-1926
1/13
George Fox College, Newberg--General
See also Pacific CollegeSee also Friends of Pacific Academy
1969-1991
1/14
George Fox College--"An historical pageant to honor the centennials of George Fox College and the City of Newberg."
1991
1/15
La Fayette Seminary, La Fayette, Oregon--Catalog
1893
1/16
Lane Community College
1985-2002
Lewis and Clark College
Box/Folder
2/1
General materials
1960-1992
2/2
Commencement Programs
1944-1990
2/3
Events
1943-2002
2/4
Northwestern College of Law
1927-1941
2/5
Northwest Writing Institute
1988-2000; undated
2/6
Pioneer log, Bulletin, Journal, Alumni Bulletin
1942-1944; 1942-1945; 1949-1981; 1945
Box/Folder
3/1
The Liberal University, Silverton
1899
3/2-3/3
Linfield College
1927-2006
3/4
Marylhurst College
1934-2008
3/5
McMinnville College
See also Linfield College
1972-1919
OSB-2/1
McMinnville College-- The review (3 issues)
See also Linfield College
1913 June; 1915; 1916
3/6
Mount Angel College and Seminary
1909-1956
3/7
Mount Hood Community College
1976-1980
Multnomah College
Box/Folder
4/1
General materials
1931-1969; undated
4/2
Annual financial reports
1958-1963
4/3
Audit reports
1964-1968
4/4
Board of Regents--General
1945-1967
4/5-4/6
Board of Regents--Minutes
1956-1969
Box/Folder
5/1
National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland
1965; undated
5/2
North Pacific College of Oregon; North Pacific College of Pharmacy and Dentistry
1927-1940
Oregon Agricultural College, Corvallis
See also Oregon State University
Box/Folder
5/3
General materials
1888-1925
5/4
Booklet, Oregon Agricultural College : dignifying the industries
1911
5/5
Bulletins
1902-1923
5/6
Handbook (with hand written student's schedule); and Alumni Directory
1912-1913
5/7
Lee Greenleaf class notes
1912-1913
5/8
Silver Jubilee booklet
1902
5/9
Souvenir edition : the college barometer
1900
Box/Folder
5/10
Oregon College of Education, Monmouth
See also Oregon State Normal School
1945-1990
box-folde
5/11
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
1994
Box/Folder
5/12
Oregon Graduate Center, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology
1986-2000
OSA-1/2
Oregon Graduate Center, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology--Brochure for fundraising campaign
undated
5/13
Oregon Health and Science University
1991-1998; undated
box-folde
5/14
Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls
1983-1997
Box/Folder
6/1
Oregon State Normal School, Monmouth
See also Oregon College of Education
1889-1934
Oregon State University (Oregon State College)
See also Oregon Agricultural College
Box/Folder
6/2-6/3
General materials
1935-2008
6/4
Commencement programs
1932-1946
Box/Folder
6/5
Out-of-Oregon, general
1879-1989
6/6
Pacific College, Newberg
See also George Fox College
1899-1945
Pacific University (Tualatin Academy), Forest Grove
Box/Folder
7/1-7/2
General materials
1868-1994
OSC-1/1
The battle axe (student publication)
1900 April
7/3
Catalogs
1871-1893
7/4
Commencements
1886-1969
7/5
Events
1895-1991; unated
7/6
Harvey Winfield Scott-Memorial booklets
1910
7/7
Inaugurations
1856-1983
7/8
Publications
1868-1985; undated
Box/Folder
8/1
Philomath College
1905-1907; undated
8/2
Portland Community College
1961-2000; undated
Portland State University (Portland State College)
Box/Folder
8/3
General materials
1954-1993; undated
8/4
1987 Northwest Government Finance Institute
1987 September 9-11
8/5
Commencements
1956-1982
8/6
Courses of study
1968-1998
8/7
Events and lectures
1947-2003
8/8
Faculty communications
1969-1986; undated
8/9
Haystack Program
1973-2000
8/10
PSU Weekend
1999-2004
Box/Folder
9/1
Portland University
Includes: ephemera, circa 1894-1900; and "History of Methodist University of Portland, 1891-1900" by George McIntire (typescript, carbon), 1922.
1894-1922
OSB-2/2
Portland University and Willamette University--Registers (bound together)
1891-1909
Reed College, Portland
Box/Folder
9/2
Calendar
2000
9/3
Catalogs
1911-1930
9/4
Commencements
1915-1975
9/5
Financial campaign
1983-1984
9/6
Handbooks
1928-1956
9/7
Histories of the college
circa 1950-1970
9/8
"Joint Presidential Inauguration" (booklets)
1959
10/1-10/2
Programs and activities
1912-2003
Box/Folder
10/3
Saint Helen's Hall Junior College
1940-1943
10/4
Southern Oregon College (Southern Oregon State College, Southern Oregon State University)
1908-1987; undated
10/5
Stanford University (California)
1922-1950
10/6
University of California, Los Angeles
1986
University of Oregon
Box/Folder
11/1
General materials and ephemera
1884-1939
11/2
Alumni
1885-1958
Commencement programs
Box/Folder
11/3
1878-1899
11/4
1900-1909
11/5
1913-1929
11/6
1930-1939
11/7
1940-1947
11/8
1955-1974
Box/Folder
12/1
Departments and schools
1878-1979
12/2
Directories
1903-1932
OSA-1/2
Donald M. Erb Memorial Union--Prospectus
undated
12/3
Events
1919-2008
12/4
Fraternities
1905-1925; undated
12/5
Gifts and appropriations
circa 1908-1946; undated
12/6
Inaugurations
1884-1981
12/7
Library
1940-1989
13/1
Medical School
See also Oregon Health and Science University
1883-1916
13/2
Medical School
1932-1981
13/3
Newsletters
1948-1996
13/4
North Pacific College, University of Oregon Dental School
1905-1945; undated
13/5
Organizations and associations
1885-1910
13/6
Press release concerning Communist leader Gus Hall
1962
13/7
Publications
1883-1975
13/8
Reports
1878-1913
13/9
School of Music
1907-1980
Scrapbooks of University of Oregon students
Box/Folder
OSB-1/1
Fenton, Carl B.
1911-1914
OSB-2/3
Lambert, Ione
1909-1911
OSA-1/3
Veatch, John C.
circa 1903-1907
OSA-2
Veatch, John C. (including Washington High School, Portland)
1901-1912
Box/Folder
13/10
Student year book
A complete set of University of Oregon yearbooks is housed in the Serials Collection, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1908
Box/Folder
14/1-14/3
University of Portland (formerly Columbia University)
1905-2013
14/4
University of Washington
1898-1964
14/5
Warner Pacific College
1977-1981
14/6
Washington (State) colleges, general
circa 1977-1990
14/7
Washington State University
1896-1994
14/8-14/9
Western Oregon University, Monmouth
1983-2000; undated
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
Box/Folder
15/1
General materials
1901-1970
15/2
Alumni
1916-1936
15/3
Catalogs
1882-1900
15/4
Commencements
1891-1934
15/5
Phi Delta Theta
1914-1918
Box/Folder
15/6
Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington
1914-1915
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
Box/Folder
15/7
Alumni registers
1920-1928
16/1
Calendar
2003
16/2
Catalogs
1979-1884
16/3
College Journal
1881-1885
16/4
College of Law
1952-1962
16/5
Commencements
1875-1951
16/6
History of the university
1942
16/7
Medical College
1878-1932
16/8
Programs and events
1871-1999
16/9
Publications
1943-1967
16/10
YMCA/YWCA reception
1917
Box/Folder
16/11
General higher education in Oregon
circa 1924-1970

Series B:  Public schools, primary and secondary, 1825-2015Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Oregon Counties
Box/Folder
17/1
Baker County
1894-1922
Benton County
Box/Folder
17/2
General
1893-1925
17/3-17/5
District Clerk's record books
1900-1910
Clackamas County
Box/Folder
17/6
Barclay High School, Oregon City
1904
17/7
Central Point, District 63
1875-1920
17/8
Clackamas High School
1970
17/9
Concord School, District 28
1957
17/10
District 7, Currinsville
1900-1901
17/11
District 32
1889
17/12
District 66
1882-1899
17/13
District 79
1881-1896
17/14
District 93
1918
17/15
Lake Oswego
1974-circa 1976
18/1
Oregon City--Documents
1863; 1870
18/2
Oregon City--Ledger
1857-1871
18/3
Park Place
1906
18/4
Personnel
1901-1903; 1945-1925
18/5
Sandy Union High School
undated
18/6
Sunnyside School
1904; 1939
Box/Folder
18/7
Clatsop County
1893-1925
18/8
Columbia County
1945
18/9
Coos County
1909-1925
18/10
Crook County
1925
18/11
Deschutes County
1925-1932
18/12
Douglas County
1900-1946
18/13
Gilliam County
1925
OSB-1/2
Gilliam County--School register
1912-1916
18/14
Grant County
1924-1934
18/15
Hood River County
Includes pencil sketch of the the first school in Mt. Hood, by Alice Graham.
circa 1919-1934
18/16-18/17
Jackson County
1858-1959
18/18
Jefferson County
1905-1930
18/19
Josephine County
1924-1925
18/20
Klamath County
1870-1960
18/21
Lake County
1893-1925
18/22
Lane County--General
1862-1959
18/23
Lane County--Lost Creek School District 4 (Lost Valley School)
1875-1885
19/1
Lincoln County
Includes one issue of the Harbor Light (vol. VI no. V), Newport High, Nov. 3, 1939.
1924-1925; 1939
19/2
Linn County--General
1871-1955
19/3
Linn County--Albany
1891-1911; undated
19/4
Malheur County
1899-1922
19/5
Marion County--General
1851-1988
19/6
Marion County--"A history of the Salem public schools, 1895-1916," by Constance Weinman (M.A. Thesis, University of Oregon)
1932
19/7
Morrow County
1924-1925
Multnomah County
General
Box/Folder
19/8
Ballot measures and tax levies
1963-1967
19/9
David Douglas and Parkrose School Districts--"A pilot program to expand on educational opportunities for leisure time"
1966
19/10
Diplomas and graduation programs for various grammar schools
1887-1912
19/11
District 30--Ledger with reports
1866-1889
20/1-20/3
District Clerk record books
1889-1910
20/4
Early records and miscellany
Includes souvenir card from Pleasant Valley School in Sycamore, Oregon, with photograph of teacher and names of students, 1896.
1857-1897
20/5-20/6
School registers, District 30
These records belonged to Reuben F. Robinson, County Superintendent of Schools
1888-1900
20/7
Vanport City Schools
undated
Portland Public Schools
Box/Folder
20/8
General materials
Includes booklets from Roosevelt High School's "Freedom Fighter Project," 2015.
1914; 2015; undated
20/9
Budget Coordinating Committee reports
1987-1989
21/1
City-wide high school programs
1876-1962
21/2
"Crowded schools : changing space needs and projected student enrollments, Portland Public Schools"
1987
21/3
Directories, handbooks, and guides
1927-1974
21/4
Early guides and programs
1873-1925
21/5
"First public school in Portland"
1989
21/6
Funding publicity
1971-1972
21/7
Middle school study--Final report
1987 June 30
21/8
Portland elementary school programs
1875-1989
21/9
Recruitment brochure
1983
21/10
Report of multicultural/multi-ethnic student population in Portland Public Schools
1987-1988
21/11
Reports and curriculum
1914-1939
22/1-22/7
School registers
1901-1929
23/1
Vocational training
1942
23/2
Voucher stubs
1870-1873
Individual Portland Schools
Note: yearbooks for most Portland high schools are housed in the Serials Collection, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Box/Folder
23/3
Adams High School
1969
23/4
Ainsworth Elementary School
Includes "Shades of my years at Ainsworth Grade School, 1916-1925" by Marjorie Elmgreen Stapp
undated
23/5
Benson Polytechnic High School
Includes Third annual Tech Show souvenir, 1921 May 5-6, with photographs by the Benjamin Gifford Studio
1916-1950
23/6
Beaumont Elementary School
1932; 1989
23/7
Buckman Elementary School--Diploma
1920
23/8
Chapman Elementary School
1910-1912
23/9
Cleveland High School
1950-1967
23/10
Clinton Kelly High School of Commerce
undated
23/11
Collins View School--Evacuation plan
1961
23/12
Commerce High School
1936
23/13
East Elementary School, St. Johns--Nona Peterson needlecraft workbook
undated
24/1
Eliot Elementary School
1919
24/2
Failing Elementary School
1905-1941
24/3
Franklin High School
1917-1963
24/4
Girls Edison High School
1938
24/5
Girls' Polytechnic School
1918-1926
24/6
Grant High School
1926-1978
24/7
Gresham High School--Commencement
1919
24/8
Jefferson High School
1912-1987
24/8A
King School / Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
2001
24/9
Lents Elementary School
Includes collage photograph of Lents School class of June, 1923, with identification of pupils.
1923; 1950
24/10
Lincoln High School
See also Portland High School, below
1910-1997
24/11
McKinley Elementary School
1907
24/12
Mt. Tabor Elementary School
1896-1909
24/13
Ockley Green Elementary School
153-1961
24/14
Parkrose High School
1988
24/15
Portland High School--General Ephemera
See also Lincoln High School, above
1885-1916
25/1
Portland High School--Issues of The Cardinal
1900 February-December
25/2
Portland High School--Commencement programs
1881-1909
25/3
Portland High School--Report cards
1885-1887
25/4
Portland High School--Reunion
1942
25/5
Portland School of Trade
1909-1914
25/6
Portsmouth School
1895
25/7
Richmond Elememtary School
1918
25/8
Sellwood Elementary School
1984
25/9
Washington High School (formerly East Portland High School)--General
1909-1958
25/10
Washington High School--Scrapbook of Hilma Hendrickson
1921-1923
OSA-2
Washington High School--Scrapbook of John Veatch (includes University of Oregon)
1901-1912
25/11
Wilson High School
1967-1968
25/12
Woodlawn Elementary School
1949
25/13
Woodstock Elementary School
1922-1941
Box/Folder
26/1
Polk County
1889-1925
26/2
Sherman County
1958-1959
26/3
Tillamook County
1924-1982
26/4
Umatilla County
1915-1930
26/5
Union County
1924-1925
26/6
Wallowa County
1924-1963
26/7
Wasco County
Includes class history for a school in Shaniko, circa 1918
1888-1925
Washington County
Box/Folder
26/8
General materials
1897-1983
26/9
Elementary school history
1851-1958
School registers
Box/Folder
26/10
General
1890-1900
26/11-26/13
District 21
1888-1893
27/1-27/6
District 21
1897-1925
27/7
District 23
1854-1880
27/8
District 48, Beaverton
1894-1899
OSB-1/3
District 48
1900-1901
Box/Folder
27/9
Wheeler County
1902
27/10
Yamhill County
Includes Christmas card from Grand Island School with photograph of a class, 1926.
1873-1947
Oregon--General
Box/Folder
28/1
Controversial issues
circa 1910-1972
28/2
Frances Willard Day
1918
28/3
Office of the Board of Commissioners for School Lands and Common School Fund--Letter of I.R. Moores regarding land sales
1867
28/4
"A report on Oregon schools"
1960
OSB-1/4
School register (blank)
circa 1900
28/5
State-wide reports and bulletins
1910-1932
Box/Folder
28/6
Idaho--Boise Public Schools
1903
28/7
Iowa--Ottumwa High School
undated
28/8
Kansas--Sycamore Valley School, Mongomery County
1889
28/9
Massachusetts--Amherst High School
1879
28/10
Michigan--Kingsley School, Grand Traverse County
1900-1901
Washington (State)
Box/Folder
28/11
Ballard High School
1909-1912
28/12
Castle Rock Schools
1902
28/13
Centralia High School-- The pioneer
1905
28/14
Colfax High School
1905
28/15
Frances School
1920
28/16
Hoquiam High School
1901
28/17
Lebam High School
1913
28/18
Liberty Public School, Spokane
1907
28/19
Port Angelus High School-- Tum Tum
1918; 1920
28/20
Skamokawa Public School
1896-1897
28/21
Walla Wall High School
1897
General public school materials
Box/Folder
28/22
Elizabeth Salisbury certificate
1825
28/23
Unidentified public schools
circa 1850-1950

Series C:  Private schools, primary, secondary and trade schools, 1853-2005Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
29/1
General
1872-2000
Oregon private schools
Box/Folder
29/2
Adcox Trade School, Portland
1937
29/3
Allen Preparatory School
1903-1911
29/4
Behnke-Walker Business College
1911-1936; undated
29/5-29/7
Bishop Scott Academy and grammar school, Portland
1872-1899
29/8
Bishop Scott Schools, Yamhill
1879-1914
29/9
Burns School of Business, Portland
undated
29/10
Capital Business College, Salem
circa 1900
29/11
Catlin Gabel School, Portland
1991-1994
29/12
Central Catholic High School, Portland
1964
29/13
Christian Brothers Business College
1915
29/14
Christie School
1991; undated
29/15
Cottage Hospital Nursing
1911
29/16
Damascus Pioneer Craft School
1993-2005; undated
29/17
Decker Business College
1934
29/18
De Keyser Institute of Optometry
1922
29/19
Emanuel School of Nursing
1938
29/20
Eugene Business College
undated
29/21
French American School
1985-1994
29/21A
Friends of Pacific Academy
1886-1887
29/22
Friends' Polytechnic Institute, Salem
1893-1894
29/23
Gillespie School of Expression
1902-1903
29/24
Hebrew School
undated
Hill Military Academy, Portland
For records of Hill Military Academy, see also Mss 87 and Mss 827, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
Box/Folder
30/1
General
1901-1946; undated
30/2
Cadet life
1903-1908
30/3
Catalogs
1906-1930
Box/Folder
30/4
Holmes Business College, Portland
1889-1914; undted
30/5
Holy Child Academy, Portland
1933; undated
30/6
Holy Family School
1991
30/7
Immaculate Academy
1916
30/8
Industrial School (sewing)--Trinity Church (Episcopal), Circle of King's Daughters
1904-1906
30/9
Jane Abraham Deaconess Home and Training School
1893
30/10
Jesuit High School, Portland
1991
30/11
McLoughlin Institute, Oregon City
See also St. John the Apostle School
1908-1985
30/12
Medford Business College
1893
30/13
Batchelder's Select School
1863-1909
30/14
Museum Art School, Portland
See also Pacific Northwest College of Art
1935-1979
30/15
National Business College, Portland
1874
31/1
Newill Riverview Academy
1905
31/2
Northwestern School of Commerce, Portland
1924-1930
31/3
Oak Grove Union Sabbath School
1901
31/3A
Oregon Blind Trades School
undated
31/4
Oregon City Seminary
1868-1870
31/5
Oregon College of Art and Craft (Oregon School of Arts and Crafts)
See also Oregon College of Art and Craft records, Mss 2983.
1988-2001
31/6
Oregon Episcopal Schools
See also St. Helen's Hall, below
1969-2003; undated
31/7
Oregon School for the Deaf, Salem
1871-1980
31/8
Oregon School of Art
1907
31/9
Oregon School of Design, Portland
1986-1988
31/10
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland
See also Museum Art School, above
1983-2008; undated
31/11
Portland Business College
1885-1905
31/12
Portland Civic Theatre School
See also Portland Civic Theatre records, Mss. 2965.
1988
31/13
Portland Lutheran School
1993
31/14
Portland School of Domestic Science
1902
31/15
Sacred Heart Academy, Salem
1866-1885
31/16
St. Helen's Hall, Portland
Includes two composition books from unknown student, 1875, with poetry and list of school boarders. See also Oregon Episcopal Schools, above
1873-1969; undated
31/17
St. Ignatius School, Portland
1926; undated
31/18
St. Mary's Academy
Includes composition book by Katie Hoes, 1893
1877-2009; undated
32/1
Santiam Academy, Lebanon
Items related to J.L. Gilbert, Gilbert family members, and Santiam Academy and identifiable as Lib. Acc. 10217 were removed to Coll 347 Gilbert & Montague family papers.
1853; 1897-1899; undated
32/2
folder vacated
32/3
School of Modern Languages, Portland
1893
32/4
School of the Portland Art Association
1910-1932
32/5
State Industrial School for Girls
1925
32/6
Taylor St. M.E. Bible School
1911
32/7
Tucker-Maxon Oral School
1955-1986
32/8
Umpqua Academy
1855-1933
32/9
Verdi Institute
1893
32/10
Wasco Independent Academy
1881-1893
32/11
Western Academy of Music
1905
32/12
Western Cullinary Institute, Portland
2000
32/13
Willamette Learning Center
1971
32/14
Woods Prairie Common English School
1856
Non-Oregon private schools
Box/Folder
32/15
Illinois--Siegel-Myers School of Music, Chicago
1915
32/16
Maryland--Holton-Arms School, Bethesda
1924
32/17
Nebraska--Franklin Academy, Franklin
undated
32/18
Pennsylvania--International Correspondence Schools, Scranton
1906-1910
32/19
Pennsylvania--Aertsen & Stevens Boarding and Day School, Germantown
undated
Washington (State)
Box/Folder
32/20
Benjamin P. Cheney Academy, Cheney
1924
32/21
Broadway-Edison Technical School, Seattle
1947-1948
32/22
Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten, Seattle
undated
32/23
The Morgan School, Rolling Bay
1914-1918
32/24
Providence Academy, Vancouver--Year Book and centennial booklet
1927; 1956
32/25
Puget Sound Naval Academy, Winslow
undated
32/26
St. Mary's, Cowlitz Prairie
1924
32/27
Saunderson School of Expression and the Seattle School of Oratory, Seattle
1902-1903
32/28
St. Paul's School, Walla Walla
1876-1878

Series D:  Educational Associations and Organizations, 1881-1977Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General
Box/Folder
33/1
General
circa 1881-1970
33/2
Council for Oregon Education
circa 1970
33/3
National Education Association
1904-1969
33/4
Oregon Education Association
1949-1953
33/5
Oregon State Teachers' Association
1899
33/6
Portland Council for Adult Education
1942-1993
33/7
Portland Federation of Teachers
1965-1969
33/8
Portland Public School Society
1940-1945
33/9
Portland Teachers' Club
1904-1909
33/10
Teachers' Retirement Fund Association, Mulnomah County, District 1
1912-1957
Parent-Teacher Associations
Box/Folder
34/1
General
1907-1977
34/2
Alameda Parent Teacher Association
1960-1965
Failing School, Portland
Box/Folder
34/3-34/6
Minutes
1944-1950
34/7
General materials
1913-1957
Box/Folder
34/8
Kennedy School, Portland
1954-1956

Series E:  Teaching Profession, 1855-1963Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Teachers' Institutes
All in Oregon, unless otherwise specified
Box/Folder
35/1
Baker, Union, Wallowa Counties
1908-1920; undated
35/2
Benton and Linn Counties
1906-1920; undated
35/3
Clackamas County
1901-1920
35/4
Clatsop and Columbia Counties
1884-1921
35/5
Coos County
1916; undated
35/6
Crook and Deschutes Counties
1908-1926
35/7
Douglas County
1909-1921
35/8
Gilliam and Wheeler Counties
1910-1918
35/9
Grant County
1916-1920
35/10
Harney County
1901-1920
35/11
Hood River, Sherman, and Wasco Counties
1898-1920
35/12
Jackson and Josephine Counties
1901-1920; undated
35/13
Jefferson County
1915-1927
35/14
Klamath County
1908-1921
35/15
Lane County
1917; undated
35/16
Marion County
1906-1928
35/17
Morrow County
1907-1922
35/18
Multnomah County
1892-1907
35/19
Tillamook County
1907-1926
35/20
Umatilla County
1916-1917
35/21
Washington County
1902-1921
35/22
Yamhill County
1901-1930
35/23
Other Counties
1889-1920
35/24
Washington (State)
1881-1909
Individual Teachers
Box/Folder
36/1
Ackerman, John
1855-1921
36/2
Allen, Eric William
1879-1944
36/3
Baxter, Bruce Richard
1892-1947
36/4
Brown, George W.
1891-1947
36/5
Condon, John T.
1865-1926
36/6
Grover, Isabel Margaret
1874-1919
36/7
Howard, Charles W.
1913-1963
36/8
Hyde, Maude
1913-1920
36/9
Kildee, Justina O'Brien
1904-1930
36/10
Kilpack, John G.
1960
36/11
MacConnell, Chritina
1921
36/12
Murphy, Cordelia
1949
36/13
Nixon, O. W.
1900
Box/Folder
36/14
Teaching Certification
1872-1928

Series F:  Curriculum, 1864-1990Return to Top

Includes pamphlets, brochures, teaching materials, reports, directives. See also series "Textbooks" below".

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
36/15
General Materials
1891-1935; undated
36/16
Agriculture
1914-1915
36/17
Art
1926; undated
36/18
Citizenship/moral character
1922-1940
36/19
Day care, pre-school
1937-1990
36/20
Drivers' training
circa 1950
36/21
Elementary school
1901-1997; undated
36/22
Elementary school
1926-1927; undated
37/1
English
1873-1968
37/2
Forestry
1946-1954
37/3
Geography
1897-1931
37/4
High school
1927; undated
37/5
History, general
1892-1984
37/6
History, Oregon
1923-1957
37/7
Home economics
1938
38/1
Industrial arts
1930-1952; undated
38/2
Mathematics
1896-1930; undated
38/3
Middle School
1908-1931
38/4
Military
1935-1936
38/5
Nutrition
1925-1928
38/6
Penmanship
1864-1951; undated
38/7
Penmanship
1914; undated
38/8
Political science
1941
38/9
Science
1893-1957

Series G:  Textbooks, 1827-1959Return to Top

Many of these textbooks were used by Harold R. Starr, Salt Creek, Oregon.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
39/1
Barnes, Charles J., New national first reader
1883
39/2
Bonner, John Child's history of the United States
1857
39/3
Brooks, Edward, The new normal primary arithmetic
1878
39/4
Bronson and Salmon, Illustrated shorthand
1900
39/5
Cyr, Ellen M., The childrens first reader
1892
39/6
Elementary spelling book
circa 1864
39/7
Elson and Runkel, The Elson readers, book two
1920
39/8
Hooker, M. D., Human psysiology
1867
40/1
Kirkham, Samuel, English grammar in familiar lectures
1829
40/2
Little wonder books (3 booklets)
1955
40/3
McGuffey, William H., Eclectic second reader
undated
40/4
McGuffey, William H. New fourth eclectic reader
1866
40/5
McGuffey, William H., McGuffey's new fifth eclectic reader
1857
40/6
Mitchell's school geography
1858
40/7
Monteith, James, First lessons in geography
1862
40/8
Newlands and Row, The natural system of verticle writing
1898
41/1
Niven, Ivan, Mathematics : a house built on sand?
1959
41/2
Osgood's progressive speller
undated
41/3
The Palmer method of business writing
1915; 1949
41/4
Patterson, A. W., The Pacific coast third reader
1873
41/5
Parker and Watson, The national fifth reader, reivsed ed.
1867
41/6
Portland Chinese School--Chinese school books
undated
41/7
Portland Public Schools, Portland arithmetic workbook (3B and 8B)
1930
42/1
Portland Public Schools, Portland language workbook
1930
42/2
Portland Public Schools, Portland speller
1952-1956
42/3
Ray, Joseph, Practical arithmetic, part 3
1853; 1857
42/4
Ray, Joseph, Ray's rudiments of arithmetic
1894
42/5
Bedway and Hinman, Natural school geography
1907
42/6
Sanders, Charles W., The school reader, first book
undated
42/7
Sanders, Charles W., The school reader, fourth book
1842
43/1
Sanders, Charles W., Sanders' young ladies' reader
1856
43/2
Sloan, Katherine E., Primary readers' first book
1913
43/3
Smith, Roswell C., Practical and mental arithmetic : a new plan
1851
43/4
Smith, Rosewell, Smith's first book in geography
1859
43/5
Thompson, James B., New practical arithmetic
1856; 1872
43/6
Watson,, Madison J., Independent fourth reader
1880
44/1
Watson, Madison J., Independent fifth reader and Complete speller
1868; 1884
44/2
Webster, Noah, The American spelling book
1827
44/3
Webster, Noah, The elementary spelling book
circa 1848
44/4
Willson, Marcius, Fourth reader and School and family primer
1860
44/5
Willson, Marcius, The fifth reader
1861
44/6
Willson, Marcius, Willson's larger speller
1864
44/7
Wohlfarth and Rogers, New world speller, 3rd book
1920
45/1-45/2
Chinese language textbooks (20 volumes)
circa 1925-1935
45/2A
Chinese language textbook
circa 1960s
45/2B
Chinese language textbooks, inscribed Charlie Wong
Lib. Acc. 22824
undated

Series H:  School Work, 1757-1951Return to Top

See also records of the Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition, Mss 1609, for school work displayed at the exposition.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
45/3-45/6
Accounting notes and workbooks, Portland Business College
1899
45/7
Albany Law School notes, A. B. Baldwin
1866
Beck, Oscar, University of Oregon
Box/Folder
46/1
Advanced physics notes
1904
46/2
Astronomy notes
undated
46/3
Chemistry notes, Professor O. F. Stafford
1903 September-1904 June
46/4
Classroom notes, American history
undated
46/5
Composition books and assignments
circa 1905-1907
OSC-1/6
Geometry lessons
1907
46/6
Industrial history notes
1907
46/7
Notes for senior thesis
1907
Box/Folder
46/8
Biology notebook (illustrated)
circa 1850
47/1
Class notes, James Donnell, Lincoln High School, Portland
1916
47/2
"A collection of original writings," Vanport College, Portland
1951
47/3
College mathematics notebook
1911
47/4
Composition books
circa 1879-1900
47/5
Exercise book, Alice Meminger
1862
47/6
Exercise book, Maisie Mary Segart
undated
47/7
Law school notes
1914
48/1
"My Oregon"--Scrapbook and notes by Paul Kunkel
1940
48/2
Notes of Nettie Spencer, Oregon Agricultural College
circa 1879
48/3
Portland Public Schools exercise book of Francis Tegart
1896
48/4
Report cards
1887-1936
48/5
Science notes and "Christmas souvenir," Portland Academy
1899; 1900
48/6
Swann, William--Mathematics lesson book
1757
48/7
Williams Avenue School, Portland--Class book, geography 6-7, Oregon Educational Exhibit (Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle)
1909
48/8
General schoolwork
circa 1900-1920

Series "I":  General materials, 1854-1988Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
OSC-1/2-1/4
Diplomas of various graduates
1854-1946
48/9
Merit awards
1879-1904; undated
OSA-1/1
The modern student (Salem, Or., 4 issues)
1896
OSC-1/5
Posters and other materials
1900-1988
49/1
General materials
Includes:
  • "Early Oregon schools" (manuscript and typescript), by F. H. Grubbs, 1852
  • Education in Oregon, Circular No. 8, Portland Chamber of Commerce, circa 1910
  • Higher education in the Pacific northwest : a sermon preached Sunday morning February 8, 1891 by the Rev. Arthur J. Brown, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon
  • Lafayette District School no. 22--Notice of beginning of spring term, 1865 May
  • The relations of the Congregational colleges of the Congregational Churches, by Rev. M. Eels, 1889
  • School class grade book of Dudley Tobin
  • Rules for schools of nursing, The Sisters of Charity of Providence
  • Ticket to Portland Lyceum Course, 1917
1900-1988

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Education--Oregon.
  • Schools--Oregon.
  • Teachers--Oregon.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon Historical Society (creator)
  • Benson Polytechnic High School (Portland, Or.)
  • Failing School (Portland, Or.)
  • Lincoln High School (Portland, Or.)
  • Portland High School (Portland, Or.)
  • University of Oregon
  • Washington High School (Portland, Or.)

Geographical Names

  • Eugene (Or.)--Social life and customs.
  • Portland (Or.)--Social life and customs.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Catalogs
  • Dance cards
  • Photographs
  • Printed ephemera
  • Programs
  • Scrapbooks

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Beck, Oscar--Archives. (creator)
    • Veatch, John C.--Archives (creator)