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Pringle Family Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-14

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of original drawings (and reproductions), by Pherne Brown Pringle, in a scrapbook and also loose pages; two diaries kept by Virgil Kellog Pringle (1846 and 1852-1856; originals and typescripts); and family correspondence (original and typescripts). Also includes correspondence with Pacific University officials with various family members.


  • 1817-1990

Conditions Governing Access

The original diaries and drawings are in fragile condition; researchers will initially be referred to the transcripts and photocopies.

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.

Biographical Note

Virgil Kellogg Pringle and Pherne Brown emigrated to Oregon from Missouri in 1846. Pherne was a daughter of Tabitha Brown, one of the founders of Pacific University.


0.8 Cubic Feet (2 boxes (1 document box and 1 flat box))

Language of Materials



Collection consists of drawings and diaries (both originals and transcripts) and correspondence pertaining to Virgil K. Pringle, Pherne Brown Pringle, and various other family members.


No accruals are expected.
Guide to the Pringle Family Collection
Linda Morton-Keithley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

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