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Vernon Ross papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 780

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, subject files, and publications.

Outgoing correspondence is organized by date (1962-1965) while incoming correspondence is alphabetically organized by last name or title. Correspondence includes Fellowship of Reconciliation members, U.S. State Department and Selective Service System, and American Friends Service Committee members.

A large part of the collection is made up of working files which are alphabetically arranged subject files. Organizations include peace and anti-war groups and committees, the NAACP, civil rights groups, and church groups among many other organizations and individuals. Files include newsletters, publications, leaflets, bulletins, reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, flyers, form letters, and some financial papers.

Publications include underground newspapers and publications.


  • Creation: 1943-1971


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Vernon Ross (1919- ) was an Oregon civil rights activist and a Southern Baptist minister.


5 linear feet (4 containers) : 3 record storage boxes, 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials



Vernon Ross (1919- ) was an Oregon civil rights activist and a Southern Baptist minister. The collection contains correspondence, subject files, and publications.


Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, 1977.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Vernon Ross Papers
Complete Description
University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA