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Edwin A. Woodworth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 497

Scope and Contents

The collection contains minutes and other material from national, regional and local education association meetings, as well as correspondence, publications, and daily desk diaries/journals.

Series I: Convention, conference and meeting material includes minutes, agendas, circular letters, publicity materials, financial reports, and surveys.

Organizations represented in the collection are the National Education Association (1951-1954), the (regional) Northwest County School Administrators (1952); and the (local) Oregon County Superintendents Association (1949-1956), the Oregon Association of School administrators (1953), and the Oregon Education Association (1952-1954).

Series II: is a separate section of correspondence divided into incoming, in alphabetical order (1951-1954) and outgoing, in chronological order (1952-1953).

Series III: contains publications from the Oregon Elementary Principals' Association (1953), and the Oregon school Employees' Association (1954).

There are also eleven volumes of Woodsworth's daily desk diaries/journals containing weekly and often daily entries, 1945-1956.

Accession number 90.19.M/ Up 746, consisting of eight scrapbooks that document growth, activities, and educational trends of the Clackamas County School District of which Mr. Woodworth was superintendent. Also includes Clackamas CSD publications, reports, and bulletins.


  • 1945-1956


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

Edwin A. Woodwoorth (1890-1966) was born in Antelope County, Nebraska and educated at the University of Oregon and University of Washington. He became county superintendent of schools for Clackamas County, Oregon


2.5 linear feet (3 containers) : 1 manuscript box, 1 half-manuscript box, 1 record storage box

Language of Materials



Edwin A. Woodwoorth (1890-1966) became county superintendent of schools for Clackamas County, Oregon. The collection contains minutes and other material from national, regional and local education association meetings, as well as correspondence, publications, and daily desk diaries/journals.


Collection is organized into the following series: Series I: Conventions and Conferences; Series II: Correspondence; Series III: Publications; Addendum of 1990.

Materials within this collection are arranged first by initial accession(s) that were processed together as a whole and then by subsequent accession(s). This organization reflects the fact that the collection had been processed at one point in time and then more materials were acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them into a whole at this point in time, given the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.

Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.

Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, 1969, and 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 may have received a basic level of processing including some organization and rehousing. The initial accession(s) were processed and arranged as a whole and are reflected in the series arrangement. Subsequent accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each subsequent accession is described separately.

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

Guide to the Edwin A. Woodworth Papers
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
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