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Victor Atiyeh Collection


Victor Atiyeh Collection


The Victor Atiyeh Papers contain materials from his business, political, and personal activities, dating from 1923-2012, as well as collected materials and family papers predating the primary body of the collection. The bulk of the materials pertain to his campaigns for and his service in political office, particularly his two terms as Governor of Oregon, 1979-1987, and to the international consulting business he established after leaving office in 1987. Collection materials include appointment books, audio cassettes, awards, budgets, campaign materials, certificates, correspondence, directories, memoranda, memorabilia, notes, photographs, poll results, posters, press clippings, publications, receipts, reports, schedules, scrapbooks, speeches, and video tapes.

Items in the Victor Atiyeh Collection Collection

Atiyeh holding Sunset Trail District trophy
Victor Atiyeh, holding his recently received Sunset Trail District trophy, at a 1972 Beaverton Boy Scouts dinner honoring him for his devotion to scouting. Looking on is vice-chairman of the Sunset Trail District, Mervin W. Brink.

Transition staff accomplishments
Numbered list of Governor-elect Atiyeh's transition staff's accomplishments as of 12/30/1978.

Augustus, Ellsworth H. Letter to Victor Atiyeh
Brief letter from Ellsworth H. Augustus, the tenth national president of the Boy Scouts of America, to Atiyeh, sending holiday wishes and complimenting Atiyeh's service.

Pacific University trustee bumper sticker
Pacific University trustee bumper sticker, circa 1990s-2000s. Black with red and white text.

Pacific University Service Award presentation speech
Text of Pacific University President James Miller's presentation of the University Service Award to Atiyeh during Pacific's 1979 commencement ceremony.

State Capitol Press Corps certificate
Certificate awarded to Atiyeh from the State Capitol Press Corps, thanking him for his accessibility.

Portrait of Atiyeh, circa 1940s
Portrait of Atiyeh, probably from his college years.

Atiyeh, Victor. Letter to George and Linda Atiyeh.
Letter from Atiyeh to his parents while he was away at college. Atiyeh informs them that their "dynamic politician-voiced son" has won the title of Santa Claus in a competition with his friends. On Atiyeh Bros. stationery.

Atiyeh, Victor. Letter to George and Linda Atiyeh.
Letter from Atiyeh to his parents while he was away at college. He discusses football, his studies, and his job.

Atiyeh speaking to the Sandy Motorcycle club during the 1974 campaign
Black and white photograph of Atiyeh speaking to a member of the Sandy Motorcycle Club while campaigning for governor.