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George Earle Chamberlain Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0247

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence concerning Chamberlain's work on several Washington and Lee University committees from 1904-1908, including committee work on a chapter house for Phi Kappa Psi and on the new Carnegie library. It also includes his two notebooks from law courses (1875-1876) taught by John Randolph Tucker. Lastly, there is an 1874 photograph of Chamberlain and two fraternity brothers, G. M. Effinger, Class of 1874, and Floyd Farrar, Class of 1875.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1874-1908
  • Creation: Majority of material found within Bulk 1904-1908


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

George Earle Chamberlain was an 1876 graduate of Washington and Lee University Law school, governor of Oregon (1902-1910), and a U. S. Senator from Oregon (1909-1920).


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Chamberlain's grandson, George E. Chamberlain, on 12/30/1998.

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (12/8/99)

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA