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Luella Clay Carson papers

Identifier: Ax 109

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, 1889-1916, mainly from former students and official letters concerning her work at the University of Oregon and Mills College. There are also eight notebooks (class records and syllabi), addresses, programs of various University of Oregon functions, and two folders of miscellaneous material relating to the University of Oregon.


  • Creation: 1889-1916


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

Luella Clay Carson (1856-1938) was a professor of rhetoric at the University of Oregon from 1888 to 1909. She was president of Mills College, Oakland, California, 1909-1913.


1.5 linear feet (1 container ) : 1 record storage box

Language of Materials



Luella Clay Carson (1856-1938) was a professor at the University of Oregon and, later, university president at Mills College in Oakland, California. The collection consists of correspondence and documents related to both universities.


Collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Notebooks; III. Class records, University of Oregon; Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Processing Information note

Collection is processed. Revisions completed by Emily Haskins, 2020.


Guide to the Luella Clay Carson papers
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team. Revised by Emily Haskins.
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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