Benjamin F. Dorris "The Genesis of the University of Oregon"
Scope and Contents
The Benjamin F. Dorris "The Genesis of the University of Oregon" collection contains six hand edited, typescript copies for Dorris’ historical sketch on the early history of the university. Also included with this material is the title page of Margeret W. Bannard's, "The Founding of the University of Oregon" penned in 1904.
- circa 1904-1912
- Dorris, Benjamin F., 1829-1915 (Person)
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Collection is open to the public.
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Property rights reside with Special Collections & 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 & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Benjamin Franklin Dorris (1829-1915) was the mayor of the City of Eugene and a member of the University of Oregon Board of Regents from 1873-1882. Dorris was born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 18, 1825. In 1825 he traveled from New York to San Francisco on the steamship Ohio. In 1868, he left California and settled in Eugene, Oregon. He served as mayor of Eugene twice, was president of the City Council, and was the city Recorder for twenty-two years. He died in his office at the age of 86 of heart disease.
Source "B.F. Dorris, 86 Dies," Oregonian, November 12, 1915. Barton, Lois. "The Dorris Ranch: Libing History Farm," Lane County Historian Vol 34 No. 3 (Fall 1989) 51-54.
0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
Benjamin Franklin Dorris (1829-1915) was the mayor of the City of Eugene and a member of the University of Oregon Board of Regents from 1873-1882. The Benjamin F. Dorris "The Genesis of the University of Oregon" collection contains six hand edited copies for Dorris’ historical sketch on the early history of the university.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The immedate source of acquisition for this collection is unknown.
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- Education, Higher -- Oregon -- Eugene -- History -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Oregon -- History
- Guide to the Benjamin F. Dorris The genesis of the University of Oregon
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA