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Pacific University Guild Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-43

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of the Pacific University Guild, including correspondence, dues records, financial reports, meeting minutes, newsletters and membership lists from throughout the time the club was active. Materials are included for the "State Guild" (the central organization), as well as the local chapters, which were named after Tabitha Brown, Jennie Price, Anna Atkinson, Marian Giersbach, Getrude Boyd Crane, Jo Ritchie and Mary Frances Farnham.

Dates

  • 1933-1975

Creator

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

The Pacific University Guild was an organization of women supporters of Pacific University that was active from the 1930s-1970s. It was created by President John F. Dobbs in Portland, Oregon, in 1931. The "State Guild," or central organization for the society, was formed at that time. The Tabitha Brown Chapter, based in Forest Grove, was formed soon after. Dobbs' goal was to organize one thousand women actively concerned for the students of Pacific University and worked to support them. At one time the Guild had nine different chapters, but by 1975 only the Tabitha Brown Guild chapter remained. Other chapters were based in the cities of Portland, West Linn and Oregon City, as well as one in Washington State. Some of the organization's activities included hosting May Day luncheons, involving senior women in its meetings, and sponsoring a parent-new student tea at the opening of school in the fall. The goal of the group was to support the university students. Meetings of the State Guild were typically held twice a year, and often would present a program related to the university.

Extent

2.5 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Summary

The Pacific University Guild was an organization of women supporters of Pacific University that was active from the 1930s-1970s. This collection contains it records, including correspondence, dues records, financial reports, meeting minutes, newsletters and membership lists from throughout the time the club was active.

Arrangement

When the materials arrived at the archives, they were loose and unorganized,. The Archives grouped the material together into categories including correspondence, membership records, etc. In most cases, no attempt was made to segregate material by individual chapters of the Guild.

Accruals

No accruals are expected.
Title
Guide to the Pacific University Guild Records
Status
In Progress
Author
Jessie Sweeney
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

Contact:
2043 College Way
Forest Grove OR 97116 United States