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Charles V. Galloway papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 173

Scope and Contents

The Charles V. Galloway papers consist of a collection of letters he wrote to his family while attending Linfield College and the University of Oregon. The letters reveal the daily life of a boarding student and chronicle his trips as a member of the school's forensic (debate) team. The collection also contains a scrapbook of clippings which offer details of his brother's (Francis Galloway) college career as a debater at the University of Oregon (1905-1907), and social events in Oregon and Washington(1908-1909). A few photocopies of biographical material precede the larger collection of correspondence.


  • Creation: 1896-1909


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

Charles Varranus Galloway (1878-1974) was educated at Linfield College and the University of Oregon (graduated in 1899). He was elected to the state legislature in 1902, at age 23. Galloway continuted in government as secretary of the state's Tax Department, a post he held for 10 years. In 1929, he was appointed to the Oregon State Tax Commission and served that body until his death in 1974.

Galloway was the son of Judge William Galloway and Emma Baker Galloway, brother of Dr. Zilpha Galloway and Francis Galloway, State District Attorney of Wasco County, 1916-1932. Judge William Galloway was an Oregon pioneer, crossing the plains and settling near Amity, Oregon on a donation land claim in 1852. Like his son, he also served the state, first as a legislator winning election in 1874, 1878, and 1880, then as a county judge of Yamhill, Clackamas, and Marion Counties from 1888 to 1917.


1.5 linear feet

Language of Materials



Charles V. Galloway (1878-1974) served in state government, primarily in the tax department. The collection consists of letters he wrote to his family while attending Linfield College and the University of Oregon,and some other biographical materials. The collection also includes a scrapbook of his brother (Francis Galloway) documenting his college debate career at UO and social activities.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Processing Information

Collection is processed.


Guide to the Charles V. Galloway papers
Complete Description
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