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Murray Warner Essay Contest records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 153

Scope and Contents

Collection contains essays submitted to the Murray Warner Essay Contest during the period of 1923-1936.

Collections organized by accession:

As of 2012 there is only one accession.

Accession 10288.A: essays submitted to the Murray Warner Essay Contest , 1923-1936.


  • 1923-1936


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

Gertrude Bass Warner (Mrs. Murray Warner) created the Murray Warner Essay Contest on Asian culture. Warner undertook extensive travels in Asia and helped to establish the Asian Studies departments at the University of Oregon. Students participated in the contest by writing about the relationships between the West and the East and the winner won a trip to Asia.


2 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



Gertrude Bass Warner (Mrs. Murray Warner) created the Murray Warner Essay Contest that accepted essays regarding relationships between the West and the East, and awarded a trip to Asia as the prize. The collection (1923-1936) contains essays submitted to the Murray Warner Essay contest and information about the contest.


Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give 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.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Murray Warner Essay Contest at Special Collections and University Archives include: University Archives alphabetical subject single files, UA Ref 6.

Other collections relating to Mrs. Murray Warner (Gertrude Bass Warner) at Special Collections and University Archives include: Gertrude Bass Warner papers, UA 022; Gertrude Bass Warner papers, AX 701; Gertrude Bass Warner lantern slides, PH014; Gertrude Bass Warner photographs, PH014_1.

Physical Description

1 record storage box and 1 manuscript box.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jenn Newby, 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 received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each 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 Murray Warner Essay Contest Records
Complete Description
Jenn Newby and Tanya Parlet.
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).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA