Victor Atiyeh was Oregon's 32nd governor from 1979-1987. Serving at a time when budget crises were at the forefront, he took a challenging situation and created his legacy: a more efficient government and a more diversified Oregon economy. His governorship, his public service, and his private life tell of a second-generation immigrant success story, of a native Oregonian devoted to his home state, and of a leader who led in trying times, emerging widely admired.
This exhibit provides an overview of Atiyeh's life and a sampling of the rich documentary history within the Victor Atiyeh Papers at the Pacific University Archives. The complete collection includes more than eighty boxes of letters, photographs, documents and memorabilia.
Thank you to Governor Atiyeh for donating his personal papers for this exhibit. Version 1.0 of site by archivists Katrina Windon and Eva Guggemos.