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Beekman Family papers

Identifier: Ax 010


The Beekman family consists of Cornelius C. Beekman, the founder and owner of Beekman Bank in Jacksonville, Oregon; his son Benjamin Beekman, a Portland, Oregon lawyer and UO Law School faculty member; and his daughter Carrie Beekman, who donated substantially to the University of Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, miscellaneous manuscripts and publications, scrapbooks and photographs.


  • 1859-1936


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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Cornelius C. Beekman was the founder and owner of Beekman Bank in Jacksonville, Oregon. His son, Benjamin became a lawyer in Portland and was a faculty member of the University of Oregon law school from 1907-1915, when the law school was based in Portland. Carrie Beekman, daughter of Cornelius and sister of Benjamin, provided for the funding of the Beekman chair in history at the University of Oregon, in addition to her many other substantial donations.


3 linear feet (6 containers) : 4 manuscript boxes and 2 photo boxes

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Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, 1983.

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 Beekman Family Papers
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
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Finding aid 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