Scope and Contents
The collection is arranged first by initial donation, and then by a later accession. The initial donation consists of correspondence, books by Quayle, letters and documents regarding Quayle's literary works and sermons, and photographs.
Correspondence is arranged chronologically (1891-1922).
Two books by Quayle are included, God's Calendar (1907) and In God's Out-of Doors (1902).
There is also a print titled "Young Aspens" by C.A. Seward.
Photographs in this collection are stored separately under call number PH127. There are two photographs, a snapshot of an unidentified elderly couple in a garden, and a gathering of Methodist bishops at Bethany Methodist Hospital, 1920.
Accession Up320: contains Baker University documents including the University Quarterly (a course catalogue) 1906-1907, clippings regarding the university, correspondence between the University and Quayle's daughter, Allie Quayle; and also a personal ledger of William Quayle's that contains genealogical information, recipes, and a detailed listing of meals eaten between 1920 and 1923.
There are also two manuscripts that may have been written by Quayle: one is titled "Con Amor," which reads as a love letter to a woman, and one is titled, "The Story of Margaret," which reads as a love letter to a daughter who is battling a debilitating disease.
There is also correspondence between Quayle family members (1922), and correspondence addressed to Bishop Quayle. This accession also contains a poem that has someone marked, "possibly a Woodsworth poem."
- Creation: 1891-1922
- Quayle, William A. (William Alfred), 1860-1925 (Person)
- Seward, C. A. (Coy Avon), 1884-1939 (Person)
- Baker University (Organization)
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 Alfred Quayle (1860-1925) served as a Methodist minister and Bishop. He was pastor of several different churches and was elected to the episcopacy at the General Conference Church in 1908.
He also became president of Baker University, a Methodist institution that was the first university established in Kansas. He was a book collector, and the Special Collections and University Archives also holds the Quayle book collection regarding the history of printing and the printed book.
2 linear feet (4 containers) : 1 legal manuscript box, 1 manuscript box, 1 half-manuscript box, 1 photograph folio.
Language of Materials
William Alfred Quayle (1860-1925) served as a Methodist minister and Bishop, and he also became president of Baker University, a Methodist institution that was the first university established in Kansas. The collection (1891-1922) consists of correspondence, books by Quayle, letters and documents regarding Quayle's literary works and sermons, Baker University related documents, and photographs.
Materials within this collection are arranged first by initial accession(s) that were processed together as a whole and then by subsequent accession(s). This organization reflects the fact that the collection had been processed at one point in time and then more materials were acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them into a whole at this point in time, given the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.
Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.
Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
1 legal manuscript box, 1 manuscript box, 1 half-manuscript box, and 1 photograph folio.
Collection processed by Sandra Chase, 1981, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection may have received a basic level of processing including some organization and rehousing. The initial accession(s) were processed and arranged as a whole and are reflected in the series arrangement. Subsequent accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each subsequent accession is described separately.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
- Guide to the William Alfred Quayle Selected Papers
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).