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McCormick Hall (Pacific University) House Government Records

Identifier: RG-7-121

Scope and Contents

The collection includes records of the McCormick Hall student government between 1930-1939. The minutes illustrate the business of the student government meetings, regarding dormitory repairs, dues, and events between 23 September 1930 - 29 September 1938. The back of the minutes book also contains roll calls and treasurer's accounts. Other records include: a typed constitution; 2 typed sheets of house rules; greeting cards addressed to the men of the dorm; correspondence with the Heart of Oak (yearbook) staff; a check to the Heart of Oak for payment on the organization page in the yearbook; and receipts for post office box rentals.


  • 1930-1939


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

McCormick Hall is a dormitory on the Pacific University campus that was built in 1924. It was originally intended to be a men's dormitory, serving as the counterpart to the women's Herrick Hall. It was built with funds donated by Anna McCormick, the widow of Robert L. McCormick, a timber industry businessman with the Weyerhaeuser Company. The men who lived in McCormick Hall had a house government that worked on issues related to the business of the dormitory, such as dance events coordinated with Herrick Hall, curfew hours, repairs for the dormitory and purchases for the pool/game room. McCormick Hall later became a co-ed dormitory known as "Mac."


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



McCormick Hall, a dormitory that was formerly for men only on the Pacific University campus, had a house government that dealt with social events, repairs, and other matters. This collection includes their house rules, meeting minutes and other records from the 1930s.


No accruals are expected.
Guide to the McCormick Hall (Pacific University) House Government Records
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Michele Castro and Eva Guggemos
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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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