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Frederic Stanley Dunn papers

Identifier: Coll 246

Scope and Contents

Essays primarily deal with topics religious or biblical in nature. Scrapbooks contain material of an ephemeral nature (receipts, playbills, tickets, calling and business cards, etc.), but also course notes taken during his years at Harvard and the University of Oregon, and a smattering of diary entries.


  • 1889-1895, 1912-1933


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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

Frederic Stanley Dunn (August 5, 1872 - Jan. 7, 1937) was born in Eugene, Oregon to Francis Berrian and Christiann Cecilia Dunn. He attended Eugene High School, later pursued his undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon, and completed his graduate degree at Harvard (1894-1895). In 1895, he married Anna Matthews.

Between 1895 and 1898, he served as Professor of Greek and Latin, and Secretary of the Faculty, at Willamette University. While at Willamette, he organized a Classical Club, a Faculty Lecture Course, and was President of the local Epsworth League, the youth organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

In 1898, Dunn returned to Eugene and the University of Oregon, where he worked as a professor of Latin and head of the Latin Department. In 1912, Professor Dunn was elected President of the largest regional Classics association, the Classical Association of the Midwest and South (CAMWS). After his retirement in 1935, he began to publish a series of articles, mostly on the subject of coins and Julius Caesar.

While living in Eugene, Professor Dunn was an active member of the Masons, and became a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He died January 7, 1937 in Eugene, Oregon, after a prolonged illness.


2.5 linear feet (1 container, 9 volumes)


Collection is comprised of the clippings, essays, scrapbooks of Frederic Stanley Dunn (1872-1937), author and Professor of Latin at Willamette University (1895-1898) and the University of Oregon (1898-1935).


Collection is organized into the following series:

Series I: Clippings Series II: Essays Series III: Scrapbooks

Processing Information

Collection is processed.

Guide to the Frederic Stanley Dunn scrapbooks
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University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team. Updated by Rachel Lilley, 2016.
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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