Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Douglas and Mabel McKay Papers, 1905-2014

Douglas and Mabel McKay, ca 1950.

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The Douglas and Mabel McKay Papers document Douglas McKay's student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC), his military service during World Wars I and II, and his political career. Douglas McKay graduated from OAC in 1917 with a BS in Farm Crops and married Mabel Christine Hill that same year. McKay was a successful businessman and politician, serving as an Oregon State Senator, Oregon Governor, and Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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20 cubic feet, including 850 photographs; 28 boxes, including 18 oversize boxes, and 2 map folders

Related Papers

The Special Collections & Archives Research Center's collections include many photographs of McKay taken during his student years and especially during his term as Oregon Governor. The Camp Adair, Oregon, Maps and Aerial Photographs (MAPS Adair) provide additional documentation about Camp Adair during World War II. The Special Collections and University Archives in the University of Oregon Libraries holds the Douglas McKay Papers, which include extensive correspondence files and materials documenting McKay's campaign for the U.S. Senate.

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