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Virginia M. Mackenzie papers

Identifier: Coll 160

Scope and Contents note

This small collection consists primarily of publications and a few pieces of correspondence.


  • 1895-1951


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

Virginia M. Mackenzie was born in Stornway, Scotland on May 18, 1894. She attended schools in Oregon, graduating from Lincoln High School in Portland in 1912 and receiving an A.B. degree from Reed College in 1916. She went on to become a United Presbyterian missionary teacher to Japan and served at Shimonoseki (1919-22, 1929-40, 1947-57), Osaka (1922-1935), Sappora (1926-1929) and Tokyo (1957-59).


0.5 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



Virginia M. Mackenzie (1894- ) was a Presbyterian missionary and teacher in Japan. The collection includes annual reports from Sturges Seminary (the school where she taught), correspondence (in both English and Japanese), constitutions for Japan and the world, and materials about Presbyterian missionaries in Japan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Virginia Mackenzie in 1968.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Available in microfilm as part of: Women's lives. Series 3, American women missionaries and pioneers collection (MICROFILM BV3703 .W66 2006, reel 55); Primary Source Microfilm, 12 Lunar Dr., Woodbridge, Conn. 06525.

Processing Information note

Collection processed by Paz Mendez, Manuscripts Processor.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Virginia M. Mackenzie Papers
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA