Office of the President: William C. Jones (acting) and Arthur S. Flemming records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains records that document the functions, activities, and people of the the Office of the President. Collection may include some personal papers of Arthur Fleming.
Materials within this collection are arranged first by initial accession(s) that were processed together as a whole and then by subsequent accessions.
Boxes 1-216 contain alphabetized subject files that are arranged into series by school year: 1960-1961, 1961-1962, 1962-1963, 1963-1964, 1964-1965, 1965-1966, 1967-1968.
Subject files include: administrative records, reports, correspondence files, faculty files, student groups, committee and council minutes and reports, and files on departments, deans, and schools.
Box 217 -220 contain the accessions: 10194.A; 1996.845.A; 09.137.A; and 1996.215.A and material includes: (lists are not comprehensive)
Accession 10194.A: subject files and correspondence relating to water pollution control program, federal and at Oregon State University, 1961.
Accession 1996.848.A: correspondence and subject files, 1962-1969.
Accession 09.137.A: subject files that include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and memoranda. Subject titles include Upward Bound, ASUO, and racism, 1964-1970.
- Creation: 1960-1971
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. Permanent University Archive public records are available for research, and are subject to state, and in some cases federal freedom of information laws. In compliance with applicable state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, FERPA and HIPAA, specific records that are legally protected, sensitive, private, or confidential are exempt (not subject to disclosure) and closed to protect individual privacy. Access to paper records will be granted after a professional review of the records occurs based on regulations in state and federal laws. Contact Special Collections and University Archives well in advance in order to access these records.
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
Professor William C. Jones served as professor of political science and Dean of Administration at University of Oregon from 1951 until his retirement in 1969. Jones also served as Interim President of University of Oregon from 1960-1961 after President Wilson resigned.
Arthur S. Flemming (1905-1996) served as the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in the Eisenhower administration. He became 10th president of the U of O and professor of political science on February 24, 1961, While president, university enrollment, faculty size, and curriculum were expanded, with the addition of the School of Librarianship and the School of Community Service and Public Affairs. Controversy filled his tenure, as he defended the right of U.S. Communist Party secretary Gus Hall to speak on campus and also maintained the right of the literary magazine Northwest Review to publish so-called "dirty poems." In the end, the gap between the more conservative voice of Oregonians who disapproved of his laissez-faire administrative attitude and young students who saw him as the voice of forward thinking moved him to resign and accept an offer of the presidency of Macalester College.
113 linear feet (220 containers.)
Language of Materials
William C. Jones served as Interim President of University of Oregon from 1960-1961 after President Wilson resigned. Arthur Flemming (1905-1996) became the 10th president of the University of Oregon and professor of political science on February 24, 1961. The collection contains records that document the functions, activities, and people of the Office of the President.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records have been acquired through occasional transfers from the Office of the President.
Continued transfers of records from the Office of the President are expected indefinitely.
220 manuscript boxes and 2 record storage boxes.
Collection processed by staff, Jenn Newby and Tanya Parlet, 2012.
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 Office of the President: William C. Jones (acting) and Arthur S. Flemming Records
- Revise Description
- Jenn Newby and Tanya Parlet
- 2012; 2013
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is 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).