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Albert L. Shelton papers

Identifier: Coll 053

Scope and Contents note

The Shelton Papers consists of literary manuscripts, and tearsheets by or about Shelton, handwritten notes, and printed material about Tibet. One folder of loose photographs and one photograph album are included.


  • 1919-1923


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 note

Dr. and Mrs. Albert L. Shelton were missionaries in Tibet from 1903 until Dr. Shelton was killed by robbers in 1922. They were stationed in Batang. Dr. Shelton was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 9, 1875. He attended State Normal in Emporia, Kansas, and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Kentucky University in Louisville. In 1899 he married Flora Flavia Beale, who was born in 1871 in Madison, Indiana and also attended State Normal.


2.75 linear feet (3 containers)

Language of Materials



Dr. and Mrs. Albert L. Shelton were Christian missionaries in Tibet. The collection consist of literary manuscripts, tearsheets, and notes that reflect their career as missionaries.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA