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Kenneth L. Holmes correspondence and subject files

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [Coll 382] 1
Identifier: Coll 382

Scope and Contents

There are two sections to the collection. The first contains correspondence between Holmes and many Oregon politicians. The second section is primarily regarding Richard Neuberger and Wayne Morse, both US Senators from Oregon.

The first section of letters contain incoming and outgoing correspondence, from 1952 to 1968, and also a 33 1/2 rpm flexidisc recording titled, "An Interview with Senator Wayne Morse on Vietnam," conducted by Bill Plymat.

There is incoming correspondence from Mark O. Hatfield, Tom McCall, Richard Nixon (as Vice President), Nelson A. Rockefeller, and Estes Kefauver (a senator from Tennessee). This group of letters may have been kept as a autograph collection.

Topics of the letters include Vietnam, the Idaho slot machine 'crowd', the Advisory Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the Yamhill County Human Relations Council, and surplus food distribution overseas.

The second section seems to be a subject file regarding Oregon Senators' Neuberger and Morse. The file contains correspondence primarily between Holmes and Richard Neuberger while Neuberger served as an United States senator. This section also contains articles, news releases, remarks, and similar information by and about Neuberger and Morse, from 1958-1959.


  • 1952-1968


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

Kenneth L. Holmes, of Moscow, Idaho, was a reverend, an editor of the News-Register of McMinnville, Oregon, and a professor (and Chair) of the History department at Linfield College.

In 1965, Oregon Governor Hatfield asked Holmes to serve on the Advisory Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Holmes was also a member and chairman of the Yamhill County Human Relations Council.


0.075 linear feet (3 folders)

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Kenneth L. Holmes was a reverend, a McMinnville, Oregon newspaper editor, and a History professor at Linfield College. The collection (1952-1968) contains correspondence, including letters from Oregon politicians, and also a 33 1/2 rpm flexidisc recording of an interview with Wayne Morse regarding Vietnam.

Physical Description

3 folders.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2013

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.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Kenneth L. Holmes Correspondence and Subject Files
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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