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William M. Colvig papers

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [A 018] 1
Identifier: A 018

Scope and Contents

Papers include accounts on 'The death of John Louis Colvig' as told by C.T. Connell, papers on court hearings and addresses, 'The Legend of White Deer', 'How Gazely Saw the Battle of Bull Run' and 'Reminiscences of Bench and Bar of Southern Oregon'.


  • 1886-1898


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

William Mason Colvig (1845-1936) was the district attorney for Medford, Oregon in 1865 as well as the County School Superintendent and a Republican.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



William M. Colvig was the district attorny for Medford, Oregon in 1865, as well as the County School Superintendent and a Republican. Papers include accounts, essays papers on court hearings and addresses.


Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the daughter of William Colvig to the History Department of the University of Oregon May, 1940.

Processing Information

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.

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 William M. Colvig Papers
Complete Description
University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team, Amanda Steele, and Chasmodai Cassidy
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