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A. J. and Frances Sorenson Prideaux Papers

Identifier: MS-78

Scope and Contents

The collection mostly consists of memorabilia and records relating to A. J. Prideaux's work for Pacific University's Alumni Association and as an alumnus of the Alpha Zeta fraternity. A few items relate to his time as a student. There also several items that belonged to A. J. Prideaux's wife and fellow Pacific graduate, Frances Sorenson. The collection includes notes he took in class, a ledger for The Index, a 1904 Commencement Concert program, a Halloween invitation from around 1906, a 1904 issue of The Pacific Breeze (a student publication), records related to the Alumni Association and fundraising for Pacific University, incoming correspondence related to alumni activities,


  • 1885-1990

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

Arthur John ("A. J.") Prideaux was a native of Portland, Oregon and a 1906 graduate of Pacific University. He was also a member of the Alpha Zeta fraternity. In 1908, he married Frances Thora Sorenson, a fellow student who graduated in the same class at Pacific. Frances had taught in the Forest Grove area after graduation; after marring, she became a full-time homemaker. A. J. Prideaux became a teacher, and then continued on to become principal of several schools in the Portland Metropolitan area, including Woodstock Elementary School. He was active in Pacific University alumni activities, having served as the President of the Alumni Association and as a member of the Alumni Board.


1 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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Arthur J. Prideaux was a graduate of Pacific University, class of 1906, who donated his personal memorabilia to the University along with generour donations to Pacific funds over the years following his graduation. This collection contains his personal records, writings, correspondence and photographs.


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Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

2043 College Way
Forest Grove OR 97116 United States