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William A. Finley Scrapbook, 1861-1898

President William A. Finley, ca. 1870. Finley was the first president of Corvallis College from 1865-1872. Finley was a Methodist minister who helped alter the reputation of Corvallis College from a "pioneer high school"
				to a higher education institution.

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The William A. Finley Scrapbook documents Finley's role as the first president of Corvallis College (1865-1872) and his subsequent leadership of Pacific Methodist College of Santa Rosa, California. The scrapbook includes correspondence, sermon notes, pamphlets, and other memorabillia.

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0.1 cubic feet

Related Papers

The President's Office Records (RG 13) contain administrative records pertaining to Finley's Corvallis College presidency. The E.T. Reed Papers include correpondence with Finley's widow, Sarah Elizabeth Finley.

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