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Fred Phillips testimony

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [Coll 385] 1
Identifier: Coll 385

Scope and Contents

It is not known what court case (if any) this testimony was a part of, nor the date on which the testimony was given.

Phillips was asked to elaborated about his expertise in the cattle business and the financial ups and downs of that business, especially in the 1920s and 1930s. Phillips details the financial difficulty that gave rise to the creation of the Regional Agricultural Credit Corporation (of which he was a board member), an organization that extended credit to ranchers to stockmen and ranchers.

There is a specific transaction mentioned, of a loan made to a man who died shortly after receiving the loan, and whose family has carried the loan, and had never been able to pay it off. Phillips states that his organization would rather carry the loan then make the son sell all his assets in order to pay off the loan.


  • 1930s


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Biographical / Historical

Fred Phillips (1869-1964) of Baker City, Oregon, was in the cattle business for over forty years, and was a board member and president of the Baker [Production] Credit Association.

Production Credit Associations (PCA's) were created as a part of the Emergency Farm Mortgage Act, and the Farm Credit Act, both of 1933. PCA's received short and intermediate term credit from Federal Intermediate Credit Banks (FICBs), and the PCA's in turn, offered short term and intermediate loans to farmers and ranchers.


0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

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Fred Phillips (1869-1964) of Baker City, Oregon, was in the cattle business for over forty years, and was a board member and president of the Baker [Production] Credit association. The collection consists of testimony Phillips gave regarding his work at the Baker Credit Association during the 1920s and 1930s, especially his work approving loans made by the Association.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A photocopy of Phillip's testimony was sent to Earl Pomeroy, a professor at the University of Oregon, from Judge M. Gunnar of the Oregon tax court, in February of 1965. Judge Gunnar states that he had it copied so that Pomeroy may place it in the library.

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.

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Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA