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Douglas and Mabel McKay Papers, 1905-2001

Douglas and Mabel McKay, ca 1950.

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The Douglas and Mabel McKay Papers consist of materials generated and collected by the McKays that document their student experience at Oregon Agricultural College as well as Douglas' political career and military service. Douglas and Mabel met as students at Oregon Agricultural College and were married in 1917. Douglas McKay served as the mayor of Salem, Oregon; as a State Senator; as Governor of Oregon; and, finally, as Secretary of the Department of the Interior under President Dwight Eisenhower.

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Scope and Content Note


28 cubic feet, including 850 photographs; 10 archives boxes, 18 oversize boxes, and 2 map folders

Related Papers

Additional materials relating to Douglas McKay can be found in the OSU Memorabilia Collection.

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