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Marianne Hunsaker D'Arcy papers

Identifier: CB D244

Scope and Contents note

The D’Arcy papers contains a hand-written manuscript of D’Arcy’s family history as well as a typed copy of the family memoir to which D’Arcy’s daughter, Daisy Sanford, contributed. The collection is limited in scope to memories of this 1845 journey – memories recorded in the late 1930s, when D’Arcy was an elderly woman. Topics include housing, food, drink, and medicines, Oregon City in the 1840s and 1850s, social life, courting customs, the building of the first bridge over the Clackamas River in 1852, the founding of McMinnville College (Linfield College), and schools in early Oregon.


  • 1937-1939


Conditions Governing Access note

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 note

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 Note

Marianne, often “Mary,” Hunsaker D’Arcy (1842-1932) came from a family of twelve children. Born in Illinois, D’Arcy left for Oregon when she was three and a half or four years old. Her family settled in Fruit Hill, near Oregon City, where D’Arcy’s grandfather purchased land for a family home.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains Marianne Hunsaker D’Arcy’s autobiography, both in handwritten form, and typed. D’Arcy was among the first generation of Americans to settle in Oregon.


The collection is organized into the following series:

Series II: Original manuscript Series III: Typed manuscript

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection has been microfilmed. Microfilm reels are available for purchase, or via Inter-library Loan. When requesting reels for this collection, please request: “Women’s Lives, Series 3, American Women Missionaries and Pioneers Collection, reel(s) 80.”

Processing Information note

Collection is processed.

Guide to the Marianne Hunsaker D'Arcy Papers
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
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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