Pacific University Archives

Greta McIntyre Sheeley Photograph Album and Pacific University Memorabilia Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS 28
Finding Aid Author
Linda Morton-Keithley and Eva Guggemos
Finding Aid Date
2011, 2018
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Dates

  • 1916-1993 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.5 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    1 oversize flat box

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Notes

  • Summary

    Greta McIntyre Sheeley was a 1920 graduate of Pacific University, attending college during the World War I years. This collection includes hundreds of photographs and other memorabilia of Pacific dating from 1916-1920, with some later material.

  • Biographical Note

    Greta McIntyre Sheeley was a 1920 graduate of Pacific University. Her hometown was Athena, Oregon. She attended during a turbulent time for the college. While she was at Pacific, America entered World War I and nearly all the male students enlisted in the military. In her last year, Prohibition began; and just after her graduation, women gained the right to vote. On campus, "Boxer," Pacific's mascot, was stolen and recovered multiple times between various student groups, and other campus traditions such as May Day and theatre productions were celebrated. Sheeley collected hundreds of photographs of her time at Pacific and preserved one of the most complete pictures of life on campus in the World War I era.

  • Preferred Citation

    Greta McIntyre Sheeley Photograph Album and Pacific University Memorabilia, Pacific University Archives, Forest Grove, Oregon.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Greta McIntyre Sheeley, 1993; and her estate via a family friend, 2016

  • 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.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

  • Accruals

    No accurals are expected.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection includes hundreds of photographs and other memorabilia of Pacific dating from 1917-1920 with some later material. The Photograph Album contains many photographs which she captioned with names, dates and events. Highlights of the photographs include male students in their World War I military uniforms; the "Boxer" mascot statue being held by various students; theatre productions; May Day celebrations; the annual campus clean-up day; picnics; and the Pacific University campus. Four issues of the yearbook are also included, with many annotations by Sheeley indicating the names of people in group photographs and other information that is not available elsewhere. There are also a number of loose items such as correspondence and reunion photographs, and correspondence from the donor with additional reminiscenses about attending Pacific University.

Accessions

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1

Components