Scope and Contents
Collection includes correspondence: personal and professional, manuscript of Kuykendall's autobiography, other manuscripts, drafts of speeches and other miscellaneous papers.
The correspondence is dated 1902-1933 and are from various governmental officials.
The manuscript of Kuykendall's autobiography is arranged by chapters and includes and also includes a section of miscellaneous pages, corrected pages, and manuscript notes.
Other manuscripts include Surgery 45 Years Ago... and Recollections of the First Boat on Crater Lake.
- Creation: 1902-1933
- Kuykendall, William, 1855-1934 (Person)
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
William K. Kuykendall (1855-1934), a physician, graduated from the Cooper Medical College, San Francisco. He began his practice in Drain, Oregon in 1878 and continued there until 1888 when he moved to Eugene and practiced there for the next forty-six years. In 1876, he married Mary Ada Alysom with whom he had eight children. In addition to medicine, Dr. Kuykendall was the mayor of Eugene in 1898 when he was elected to the Oregon State Senate where he served for nine years, 1898-1906. As an Oregon State Senator, he introduced the first bill establishing high schools in the state. In 1897, he founded the first hospital in Eugene, and with a group of physicians he founded the Eugene Hospital and Clinic in 1922.
Source: Northwest Digital Archives http://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/ark:/80444/xv52755
1 linear feet (2 containers)
Language of Materials
Dr. William Kuykendall (1855-1934) was a practicing physician in Eugene, Oregon in the early 1900's. Collection includes correspondence: personal and professional, manuscript of Kuykendall's autobiography, other manuscripts, drafts of speeches and other miscellaneous papers.
Collection is organized into the following series: Inventory, correspondence, Manuscript (Autobiography), speeches, and miscellaneous papers.
Collection processed by Sandra Chase, 1981.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Genre / Form
- Guide to the William Kuykendall Selected Papers
- Preliminary Description
- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Jenn Newby
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English