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Gertrude Boyd Crane Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-54

Scope and Contents

This collection includes newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence and similar materials pertaining to Dr. Gertrude Boyd Crane, who taught religion and philosophy at Pacific University from 1938 to 1963. A leather bound scrapbook is also included with letters from Gertrude's former students, and a 1962 copy of Pacific University Alumnews.

Dates

  • 1950-1978

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.

Biographical Note

Gertrude Boyd Crane was a professor of religion and philosophy at Pacific University from 1938-1962. She was born October 30, 1892 to Oliver and Gertrude Crane in Montana. She graduated from Biblical Seminary in New Yorkin 1920, and received a AB degree from Montana Wesleyan in 1921. In 1925 she received a BD degree from Garrett Biblical Institute. In 1928 she received an MA degree, then a masters in theology in 1930 from Union Theological Seminary. She also received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Rocky Mountain College in Montana in 1950. She taught at the Intermountain College in Helena, Montana from 1935 to 1938 before coming to teach at Pacific University. She was an educator, laywoman, preacher, writer, humorist, and bible scholar, and an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. After retiring she traveled throughout the United States lecturing on the Bible. She died in a Milwaukie, Oregon nursing home on November 21, 1987.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Summary

Gertrude Boyd Crane was a professor of religion and philosophy at Pacific University from 1938-1962. This collection contains newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence and similar materials pertaining to her career.

Accruals

No accruals are expected.
Title
Guide to the Gertrude Boyd Crane Collection
Status
Completed
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