Pacific University Archives

Personal Papers Edit


Level of Description


  • 1931-2012 (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    The Personal Papers series primarily consists of documents relating to Atiyeh’s family, awards and honors won, his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America, and his involvement with his college fraternity, Epsilon Omicron. Letters Atiyeh wrote to his parents while he was attending the University of Oregon offer a detailed and candid insight into his life before entering office. The oral history conducted by the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) offers Atiyeh’s own account of his life, with particular focus on his terms as governor. Plaques and award certificates, as well as supporting documentation, reflect the respect Atiyeh garnered in both his political and personal endeavors; some he personally gave great weight to include the State Capitol Press Corps’ recognition of his administration’s openness, a recognition from the National Conference of Christians & Jews honoring Atiyeh's work to combat discrimination, and the Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure.