skip to main content
Oregon State University
Special Collections and Archives
Research Center

Printer Friendly

Email Us

View Shelf

Douglas and Mabel McKay Papers, 1901-2014View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1917-1970

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.

Folders from Box 01, Box 04, and Box 11 have been digitized and are available upon request. The preliminary container list on the left of this finding aid offers details about the materials contained in these boxes.

Extent: 20.0 cubic feet
More Extent Information
Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Statement on Description: This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.
Preferred Citation: Douglas and Mabel McKay Papers (MSS McKay), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The bulk of the materials were donated to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center by the family of Shirley McKay Hadley, the daughter of Douglas and Mabel McKay, in 2013; a small addition was received in 2014.
Languages of Materials
Related Materials