Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:
The Olympia Light and Power Company, a waterwheel-generated hydro-electric power plant that was organized in 1890, brought the first electricity to Olympia and Tumwater, Washington. The collection contains correspondence, reports, financial records, and legal papers.
The Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association (ORECA) was formed in 1942. The collection contains articles of association, membership information, committee minutes and reports, financial records, correspondence and memoranda, contracts, and publications, 1952-1958; the Association destroyed its earlier records.
Collection is primarily comprised of research files created by the Pacific Northwest Development Association.
Between August 1916 and March 1917, the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company undertook a "Fundamental Plan Survey" of Portland, Oregon, that gathered population, business, firm, and rent value statistics, telephone estimates, and rate schedules. The collection (1916-1917) contains the final report and correspondence related to the population survey.
Herbert Parkyn was a financial agent for the Black Sand and Gold recovery company of Chicago, Illinois. The collection (1907) contains letters and printed material that Parkyn sent to Robert M. Brereton of Portland, Oregon regarding black sand (iron extraction) in the Pacific Coast and the Columbia River.
Clifton Pease (1884-1937) was a Seattle publicist, and radio program writer with a special interest in Asia. The collection contains radio scripts and interviews, diaries from when Pease served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (1917-1919), and a diary from a trip to Japan, Korea, and China (1929), 1917-1938.
James Suydam Polhemus (1852-1930) became an engineer and worked for the U. S. Army Engineers in Texas, in the Great Lakes region, in California, and later settled in Oregon in the 1880s, where he engineered the jetties at Yaquina and Coos Bay harbors. The collection (1864-1924) contains family and business correspondence, and a letterpress copy book consisting of the outgoing correspondence of the Alsea Packing Company.
John B. Preston was the first surveyor general of the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a single letter from Preston to Daniel Lownsdale of Portland.
KOIN Radio Station of Portland, Oregon was incorporated by C. W. Myers, Harry W. Ely, and D. M. Smith in 1926 and was dissolved in 1952. The collection (1926-1952) contains articles of incorporation, stockholder's and Board of Director's meeting minutes, stock subscription information, and correspondence.
Harold A. Rands (1871-1952) was a civil engineer who superintended hydroelectric installations, was in charge of power and flood control surveys on the Columbia River and tributaries for the U. S. Corp of Engineers, and served as senior engineer for the construction of the Bonneville Dam and powerhouse complex. The collection contains field diaries, correspondence, reports, project files including Columbia river and Bonneville Dam projects, and photographs.
Rase worked as a surveyor in District 6, U. S. Forest Service. The diaries describe various jobs in Oregon and Washington.
Ridgeway worked as surveyor in District 6, U. S. Forest Service. The diaries describe jobs in Oregon and Washington.
Thomas Matthew Robins was a native of Maryland who graduated from West Point and served in Cuba in 1908 and in World War I. He later moved to Portland, Oregon where he was in charge of construction of the Bonneville Dam. Collection contains engineering project and research files, speeches, correspondence, personal information and photographs.
The collection contains a letters patent issued on June 19, 1883 to James C. Smith, of The Dalles, Oregon, for his invention of an improved hand-powered drilling machine (no. 279,834). The collection also includes a leather envelope pouch.
Orrin Stanley (1872-1969) was a construction engineer for the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, 1900-1907, and engineer for the city of Portland, Oregon, from 1912. Collection contains letters and blueprints from Stanley's career.
Philip Sterling (1907-1989) was a writer and public relations representative. The Philip Sterling papers include publicity material for a number of radio shows in the 1940s and 1950s, professional correspondence, manuscripts, research material and correspondence relating to biographies. There is also a considerable amount of research material on Rachel Carson.
John Telfer was an engineer for the British military in Canada. John Telfer's papers include many correspondence, most of which are outgoing to his brother and sister.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a federal agency that provides public engineering services. This collection includes a single bound photo album produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers depicting the construction of roads and bridges, including the first Rim Road, in Crater Lake National Park between 1913-1915. The album is initialed and likely assembled by Assistant Engineer George E. Goodwin.
James Howard "Jim" Weaver (August 8, 1927- ) was a U.S. Congressman for Oregon's 4th congressional district. He served six terms in the House. The collection represents records produced by Weaver and his congressional office during his service as a congressman.
Lee Wooden was president of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a member of the Kennedy-Johnson Natural Resources Advisory Committee in 1960, and active in regional public power movements. The collection (1955-1963) contains correspondence relating to public power in the Pacific Northwest.