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Hill family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 047


Collection consists of 2,112 letters. The collection reflects the settlement and growth of a pioneer family, their personal lives, social contacts, business affairs, and educational and cultural experiences. The major files concern: Henry Hill, Nelly May Hill, Verd Hill, Henry Denlinger, Wendell Denlinger, and Clyde Hill. Among the Nelly Hill letters are five from Herbert C. Hoover, written when he was a student at Stanford. The letters were published in University of Oregon Library Call number, volume 27, number 2 (Spring 1966), with an introduction and notes by Earl Pomeroy.


  • 1850-1938


Conditions Governing Access note

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 note

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 note

The Hill family lived in Independence, Oregon. Henry Hill (1847-1905) was an Oregon pioneer and father of the family. Nelly May Hill (1868-1900), daughter, was a student at Stanford University from 1892-1894. Verd Hill (1876-1950), was a member of the Oregon State Legislature in 1912. Henry Denlinger was an attorney, Wendell Denlinger was a mining engineer, and Clyde Hill was a hop grower and inventor.


4 linear feet

Language of Materials


General Physical Description note

9 containers, including 2,112 letters

Processing Information note

Collection is processed.

Guide to the Hill Family Papers
Preliminary Description
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA