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Alvin Thompson Smith letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 111

Scope and Contents

Most of the letters concern the Congregational Church and Tualatin Academy. There are two letters by Smith, one to P. B. Littlejohn (1843) and one to Elkanah Walker (1852). Incoming letters are from Mary Ann Anderson, Samuel Campbell, Joseph Gale (10 letters).


  • 1843-1868


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

Alvin T. Smith (1802-1888), lay missionary and Oregon pioneer, came overland to Oregon in 1840 with Harvey Clark and P. B. Littlejohn. In 1841 he settled near Forest Grove. He was associated with Pacific University (Tualatin Academy) and the Congregational Church.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



Alvin T. Smith, lay missionary and Oregon pioneer, came overland to Oregon in 1840 and settled near Forest Grove in 1841. Letters concern the Congregational Church and Tualatin Academy.


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.

Related Materials

Correspondence from William Geiger can also be found at Special Collections and University Archives in: William Geiger letters, A 041.

Processing Information

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.

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 Alvin Thompson Smith letters
Complete Description
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