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F. A. Gilfillan Papers, 1894-1984

Francois A. Gilfillan, 1941. Gilfillan was a professor of chemistry (1927-1939) and Dean of Science (1939-1962). Gilfillan also filled in as acting President of Oregon State College from 1941-1942.

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MSS Gilfillan

The F. A. Gilfillan Papers are comprised of materials generated and assembled by Francois Archibald Gilfillan, Dean of the School of Science at OSU from 1939 to 1962. The collection includes professional and family correspondence, administrative documents from OSU and other educational organizations, and materials documenting Gilfillan’s work as a public school teacher, member of the U.S. Army Chemical Warfare Service, and Oregon State faculty member and administrator.

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Scope and Content Note


11 cubic feet including 75 photographic prints, 725 slides, 6 audiocasettes, and 1 16mm film; 34 boxes including 1 oversize boxs


The F. A. Gilfillan Papers are arranged into five series: Series I: Correspondence, 1894-1984; Series II: Professional Records, 1912-1975; Series III: Biographical Materials, 1915-1984; Series IV: Photographs, Slides, Audio Recordings and Motion Picture Film, 1921-1978; Series V: Artifacts and Ephemera, 1918-1978. Materials are arranged alphabetically, chronologically, and/or by subject.

Related Papers

Records from F. A. Gilfillan's service as Dean and interim President of Oregon State University can be found in the President's Office Records (RG 013), oral histories featuring F. A. Gilfillan and Violette Gilfillan in the Oregon Pioneers Oral History Collection (OH 01), and the Chemistry Department Records (RG 098). Materials related to the School of Science at OSU can be found in the College of Science Records (RG 024). Additionally, rare books donated by F. A. Gilfillan and the Gilfillan family are available in the McDonald and History of Science Rare Book Collections.

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