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Althea Moores diary

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [A 081] 1
Identifier: A 081

Scope and Contents

Althea Moores' diary is a fairly detailed recital of events and social life in late 19th century Salem, Oregon. She describes her life after graduation during which she continued to live at home, did housework, took piano lessons, and participated in various social gatherings.


  • 1877


Conditions Governing Access

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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

Althea Moores (1856-1883), of Salem, Oregon, was a student at Willamette University who graduated in 1877. In 1883, she died of consumption, shortly after having been appointed Professor of Modern Languages at Willamette University.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



Althea Moores, of Salem, Oregon, was a student at Willamette University and after graduation she continued to live at home, do housework, take piano lessons, and participate in the social life of Salem. The diary is a fairly detailed recital of events, with little reflection.

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

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

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

Guide to the Althea Moores diary
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University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team, Amanda Steele, and Chasmodai Cassidy
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA