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Umpqua Academy Association records

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [B 087] 1
Identifier: B 087

Scope and Contents

Association records include correspondence, programs of reunions and Home Comings, clippings regarding class reunions, and a photograph of the school bell.

The collection also contains gathered historical papers including a legal Indenture of land deeded to the school by J. Arant, a sketch of the school building, and a sketch of the land James H. Wilbur deeded to the trustees of the school.


  • 1874-1930


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

Umpqua Academy was a public school located in Wilbur, Oregon, organized under the auspices of the Methodist Church, in 1857. It's founder was James H. Wilbur and the town in which the school was located in was named after him (it was formerly known as Bunton's Gap.)

Wilbur built the first incarnation of the school in 1854 - a log building - on his own land claim in Bunton's Gap; he later deeded his land to the trustees of the Academy, and a new two-story school was built.

[Source: Booth, R. A. "History of Umpqua Academy." Oregon Historical Quarterly. Vol. XIX. March 1918; December 1918. WEB.]


0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



Umpqua Academy Association was composed of former students and graduates of the Umpqua Academy, a Methodist school located in Wilbur, Oregon. The collection (1874-1930) contains Association correspondence and programs, a photograph of the school bell, gathered historical papers including legal documents, and sketches of the school and grounds.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff in the 1970s, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

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 Umpqua Academy Association Records
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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