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M. Whipple Bishop papers

Identifier: Coll 031

Scope and Contents

The M. Whipple Bishop papers largely consist of a collection of publications in Esperanto or about the language. Included are scattered issues of a variety of periodicals, with an extensive run of the American Esperanto Magazine (1910-1967); songbooks in Esperanto; advertisements; flash cards; and assorted ephemeral literature such as leaflets, booklets, and programs from the Esperanto Association of North America. There is one folder of correspondence in the collection, arranged chronologically, 1908-1978, which contains an exchange of ideas about Esperanto with his fellow thinkers, including George Alan Connor. Of special interest is a series of official bulletins in Esperanto, 1914-1915, released by the German government through its foreign office in Leipzig in an attempt to state its position in World War I. There are also photographs, many of them snapshots from an Esperanto Conference at Rolla, Missouri held in 1961.


  • 1908-1978


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 / Historical

Maury Whipple Bishop (1894- ) was a Unity minister and a collector and proponent of the artificial language, Esperanto.


1.75 linear feet (4 containers)

Language of Materials



Maury Whipple Bishop (1894- ) was a Unity minister and a collector and proponent of the artificial language, Esperanto. The collection consists of papers and thirty-two snapshots, many of them from Esperanto Conference at Rolla, Missouri, in 1961.


Box 1: Correspondence, German bulletins in Esperanto, sermons, clippings. Box 2-3: Esperanto periodicals and publications. Photo Box 1: Photographs; Periodicals arranged alphabetically by title.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Esperanto at Special Collections and University Archives include: George Alan Connor Esperanto collection, Bx 178.

Processing Information note

Photographs processed by Megan Dazey.

Guide to the M. Whipple Bishop 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