First Advertisement for Pacific University


First Advertisement for Pacific University


Transcript of a circular letter authored by Dr. George H. Atkinson, advertising the creation of a new “collegiate department” at Tualatin Academy in Oregon. Tualatin Academy was a secondar school; its new collegiate department would be called Pacific University. Copies of the letter, which was endorsed by the Trustees of Tualatin Academy, was taken to the East Coast by Atkinson and used in fundraising. Atkinson was active in promoting various educational, missionary and development projects in Oregon and had many contacts in the East. A notable feature of this advertisement is that it only mentions serving male students at the new college, even though women would be admitted there. This transcript appeared in a typescript history of Pacific University and Tualatin Academy that was written around 1900.


Atkinson, George Henry, 1819-1889

Date Created

1856 (original); circa 1900 (transcript)

Is Part Of

History of Tualatin Academy, p. 41-43




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