Paul and Henriette Van de Velde papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, research files concerning Mexico and Oregon, notebooks, diaries, interviews regarding Waldport, Oregon, books, clippings, and photographs.
The initial donation of March 1970 contains clippings, research files, notebooks, and diaries.
Clippings, research note files, and notebooks are arranged by subjects including Oregon, Mexico, travel, and archaeology. Mexico research includes notes, manuscripts, and clippings. Oregon research includes interviews, transcriptions of genealogies, clippings and notes on the history of Waldport, Oregon. There is also one folder on research into livestock auctions in Oregon.
Other material includes a diary of an inspection trip to Gill Ranch, Eugene, Oregon (1943); a diary of a trip to Nevada (1941); letters to editor; and a bibliography of catalogues, books dealers, and learned societies.
An addendum of April 1970 contains manuscript materials, correspondence, and court transcripts.
Manuscript materials include a bibliography relating to Mexico and interviews and chronologies for historical research of Waldport, Oregon.
There is also a folder of letters and notes concerning the candidacy of Axel Johnson for State Representative, and a folder of court transcripts, letters, and notes regarding the case Van de Velde vs. Joe Wilson.
An addendum of June 1970 includes correspondence.
Correspondence is separated into outgoing and incoming sections, totalling around 550 letters. Outgoing letters are arranged chronologically, 1921-1965. Incoming letters are arranged alphabetically by name (1920-1966). Correspondence includes letters exchanged with University of Oregon faculty and administration.
The paper finding aid lists each correspondents name, date of correspondence, and number of letters, and often includes a notation of business or occupation.
- Creation: 1921-1966
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
Paul and Henriette Van De Velde researched and wrote about culture, art, and life in Mexico in the 1920s-1930s, and about Oregon, specifically Waldport. The couple may also have been the sponsors of a University of Oregon Language award given to students in French and Spanish.
[Source: UO Bulletin, 1950-1951]
1.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 record storage box
Language of Materials
Paul and Henriette Van De Velde researched and wrote about culture, art, and life in Mexico in the 1920s-1930s, and about Oregon, specifically Waldport. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, research files concerning Mexico and Oregon, notebooks, diaries, interviews regarding Waldport, Oregon, books, and clippings.
Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give 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.
Collection processed by staff, 1970.
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 to no organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
Genre / Form
- Mexico -- Description and travel
- Mexico -- History -- Research
- Oregon -- Description and travel
- Oregon -- History -- Research
- Waldport (Or.) -- History -- Sources
- Guide to the Paul and Henriette Van de Velde 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).