Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Benton County Foundation Records, 1947-2004

Scope and Content Note

The Benton County Foundation Records contain materials pertaining to the history and establishment of the Foundation, Board of Directors meetings, correspondence, and financial records. The majority of the collection was produced between 1953, the founding of the Foundation, and 1975. Included in these materials is an informational booklet and three bound volumes that describe the history of the Benton County Foundation, as well as manuscript drafts of the Benton County booklet; Notices of Appointment of members of the Board of Directors; minutes, announcements, and agendas for Board of Directors meetings; newspaper articles concerning the Benton County and Pendleton Foundations; correspondence received and sent by the Foundation concerning funding requests, gifts received, the Foundation’s establishment, and reports created by the Rotary Club regarding the Foundation; and financial documents.

Of special note are materials pertaining to the Petri Foreign Study Scholarship established through the estate of Paul Petri, Professor of Music at Oregon State from 1923 to 1947.

Cheryl McLean edited the 1989 and 1997 histories of the Foundation. The collection also contains one newsletter produced by the Foundation in the fall of 2004.


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