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Alfred Havighurst Papers

 Collection — Box: MS File 1, Folder: MS.30
Identifier: MS-30

Scope and Contents

Small collection primarily consisting of correspondence between Alfred F.Havighurst and John F. Dobb, President of Pacific University; Alan Gunn, Professor of English Literature; and Marie Christiansen, Secretary to the President. The letters concern his employment at and donations to the university from 1928-1938, and efforts to raise funds for Pacific University on the East Coast. Also includes his employment contract, several letters pertaining to the donation of the collection to the Pacific University Archives in 1988, and clippings.


  • 1928-1988
  • Majority of material found within 1928 - 1934


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.

Biographical Note

Alfred F. Havighurst served as Professor of History and Political Science at Pacific University during academic year 1928-1929. He had received his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan College and his M.A. from University of Chicago. After working at Pacific University, he earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University, and then became a Professor of History at Amherst College, where he remained until retirement.


1 folders (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Alfred F. Havighurst served as Professor of History and Political Science at Pacific University during academic year 1928-1929. This small collection primarily consists of correspondence between Havighurst and Pacific University staff members regarding his work and donations to the university.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Alfred Havighurst in 1988.


  • Pacific University Register. Bulletin 1928-1929; Announcements 1929-1930. Vol. 25:3. Forest Grove, OR: 1929. See list of faculty , p. 5.
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Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

2043 College Way
Forest Grove OR 97116 United States