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Welcome to the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections website. Tucked away on the second floor, northwest corner, of the Mark O. Hatfield Library, past the long wall display case, Willamette’s Archives holds treasures as diverse as a doctor’s medical case from the 1800s; the travel journal of an early Willamette president; the papers of Northwest artist Carl Hall; a King James Version of the Bible that came out on the Oregon Trail and the journal of the first teacher at the Oregon Institute. The Archives also house copies of all Willamette University’s (WU’s) catalogs, bulletins and yearbooks; records of past WU administrations and seven collections of Oregon state and federal political representatives. And I’ve not even mentioned the collection of Civil War letters, an original town plat of early 1800s Salem, a collection of papers from an early Oregon State Supreme Court Justice…. Continue reading »