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Ernestine Brown Davidson Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-4

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook was created while Ernestine Brown attended Pacific University from 1917-1922. It contains images of the activities she participated in while at Pacific, including staff and class photos, state conventions, recreational activities, general photographs of the campus, May Day festivities, sports, and the Forest Grove community. Other materials include postcards, class programs, commencement handouts, newspaper clippings, event programs, and invitations by Kappa Delta.


  • 1917-1922


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

Ernestine Brown was born October 1, 1901 in Hillsboro, Oregon. She was a descendent of Tabitha Moffett Brown, one of the founders of Pacific University. She was raised and went to school in Forest Grove, Oregon, graduating from the local high school in 1917. She then went on to attend Pacific University, graduating cum laude in 1923. She went on to teach math, Latin, and English until 1927.

Mrs. Davidson married Roy L. Davidson in 1926 at the Brown family home. They remained in Forest Grove on the historic Brown Farm which they farmed for 65 years. She had three children, ten grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren. Mrs. Davidson died January 18, 1995 at the age of 93 in Canby, Oregon.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 volume in oversize flat box)

Language of Materials



Ernestine Brown was Pacific University graduate of the class of 1923. She is a descendent of Tabitha Moffett Brown, one of the founders of Pacific University. The scrapbook was created while Ernestine attended Pacific University from 1917-1922.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Janice Davison Logsdon, 1994.


No accruals are expected.
Guide to the Ernestine Brown Davidson Scrapbook
Amy Amberger
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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

2043 College Way
Forest Grove OR 97116 United States