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Herrick Hall (Pacific University) House Government Records

Identifier: RG-7-120

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the meeting minutes of the Herrick Hall Government council Secretary-Treasurer. The first notebook holds meeting minutes from March 1914 till February 1928. The second notebook holds meeting minutes from February 1931 to November 1933. The meeting minutes include Herrick Hall's constitution, by-laws, and roll; discussion on issues such as agreement on quiet hours, elections, billing, and events in Herrick Hall.


  • 1914-1933


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Pacific University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Pacific University is retained by Pacific University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Historical Note

Herrick Hall was a women's dormitory on the Pacific University campus that was first built in 1883. It was destroyed by a fire in 1906 and then rebuilt in 1907, partially using funds raised by campus women. Most women students on campus from the late 1800s through the early 1900s lived in Herrick Hall. Their government from 1914 on dealt with social occasions such as birthdays and dances, fundraising activities, newspaper subscriptions and officer elections. Around 1958 when a new women's dormitory (Walter Hall) was built, it became a men's dormitory. By 1970 the building was in poor repair and was no longer in use by students. It burned down a second time in 1973, and has not been rebuilt.


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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Herrick Hall was Pacific University's women's dormitory from the late 1800s through the mid-1950s. This collection includes records of the hall's Government, which represented many of the women students on campus, from 1914-1933.


No accruals are expected.
Herrick Hall (Pacific University) House Government Records
Michele Castro
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Finding aid written in English.
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Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

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