LOC/E-F. History of the Americas
Found in 379 Collections and/or Records:
Pacific Northwest Hardwood Association records
The Pacific Northwest Hardwood Association, of Portland, Oregon, was formed to encourage compliance with the lumber code of the National Recovery Act of 1933. The collection (1933) contains meeting minutes, expenses and dues, clippings and articles regarding the association and the code, and a listing of the lumber companies that were members of the association.
William H. Packwood papers
William Henderson Packwood (1932-1917) was an Oregon pioneer, who in 1857, was the youngest delegate sent to Oregon's Constitutional Convention. The collection (1915) contains a letter to Fred Lockley regarding Packwood's boyhood, along with a typed memoir of the Packwood family's overland journey to Oregon in 1849.
Joel Palmer papers
Papers relating to the Bristow family
Reminiscences, excerpts from letters and diaries, and newspaper clippings relating to the Bristow family. Includes fragmentary historical sketch of the family; typed account of Elijah Lafayette Bristow's family's journey from Illinois to Oregon in 1848 wr.
Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker early recollections of Oregon pioneer life
Collection consists of the memoir of Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker, who crossed the plains from Illinois to Oregon in 1848 and spent her childhood in Yamhill, Oregon. Her memoir, Early recollections of Oregon pioneer life, tells of her life in Illinois. Inez Adams Parker traveled on the Oregon Trail as a very young child and wrote her recollections late in life. The collection consists of her typed, autobiographical account of her life in Oregon.
Ruth Evelyn Morse Parkhurst and Austin Flint Parkhurst papers
Charles C. Patch papers
Charles C. Patch was an author of short stories, articles, jingles, poems, and books, including a historical article about the cowboy George Fletcher, titled "Negro Cowboy." The collection (1936-1970) contains correspondence, manuscripts, tearsheets, notes and research, and biographical material.
Diary of Mrs. Bynon J. Pengra, maiden name Charlotte Emily Stearns / kept by her on a trip across the plains from Illinois to Oregon in 1853
Includes genealogical information on the Stearns and Pengra families, a photograph of Charlotte Stearns, and a reproduction of a page from her original diary.
Francis W. Pettygrove bond
Francis W. Pettygrove (1812-1887) was a pioneer and one of the founders of the cities of Portland, Oregon. The collection consists of a bond written by Pettygrove and his business partner Benjamin Stark to Rob McNamee.
Walter M. Pierce papers
Porter Family correspondence
Isabella Porter Spencer (1849-1924), of Ashland, was the daughter of James M. Porter of Iowa. The collection consists of both her own correspondence and that of her father.
Sarah Louise Porter diary
Sarah Porter was born in Marion County Oregon September 16th, 1854 and was the daughter of William Porter. Her diary makes a few notes of each day, sometimes just on the weather.
William Porter diaries
William Porter was an Oregon pioneer who settled in Aumsville, Oregon. His diaries range from 1861-1885 and describe the weather, finances, events and daily routines along with some notes on his neighbors.
Powell family papers
Philander Powell journal of a trip from Arkansas to California
This collection contains the history of Philander Powell's trip across the plains from Arkansas to California during April 19, 1860-October 10, 1860.
John B. Preston letter to Daniel Lownsdale
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.
William S. Prichard letters
Prichard left Polk County, Iowa in 1852; was in Marysville, Calif., in 1861; Union, Oregon, 1865-1867; and Rye Valley, Oregon, 1868-1869. In 1865, he built a toll road from Union to Express Ranch, Oregon, an investment that failed. His very occasional letters to a brother, Amos, and to other relatives in Iowa give a bare account of his experiences.
Grace Guile Purse papers
Grace Guile Purse was a physician in Washington, D.C. early in the twentieth century. In 1920 Purse pursued genealogical research in an effort to join the Daughters of the American Revolution.
William J. Rapp papers
William Jourdan Rapp (1895-1942) was a free-lance writer, playwright, radio script writer, and producer. The collection contains correspondence, plays, advertising and article manuscripts, Harlem Renaissance research, biographical material, publications, photographs, and a WWI era scrapbook of a YMCA camp in Greece.
Charles Claudius Rarick papers
Charles Claudius Rarick (1870-1960) was raised in Kansas, learned the blacksmith trade from his father, and became a Methodist preacher, serving congregations in Kansas, Oklahoma Territory, Colorado, and Oregon. The collection contains an autobiography and sermons, including sermon notes, drafts, and journals.
Almira Adeline David Raymond letters from Oregon
Almira Raymond, wife of mission farmer William W. Raymond, arrived in Oregon in 1849 as part of the mission "reinforcement" aboard the Lausanne. Her letters reflect the hardships of mission life and the ambiguous attitude of the missionaries toward the Indians.
Red Star Roller Mills records
The company Red Star Roller Mills, a flouring mill, was located in Turner, Oregon. The collection (1892-1900) contains financial ledgers and day books, and a biography of George Frank Robertson which describes an overland journey to Oregon.
John W. Redington papers
John Watermelon Redington was an Indian War scout, newspaper editor, writer, publisher and humorist. The collection consists of manuscripts, scrapbooks, 19th century newspapers, broadsides, photographs, and approximately 800 pieces of correspondence.
Richard Frazier Crawford Beyond Black & White exhibit photographs
"Beyond Black & White" was an exhibit by Richard Frazier Crawford (dates unknown) that depicted African-American men in Oregon, 1980-2000. The collection consists of 34 color images.
Kate L. Robbins papers
Kate Robbins, nee Pratt, was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts, and moved with her husband Abner to Ochoco, Oregon in 1868. The family was among the first settlers in the Ochoco area. The collection is composed of correspondence that describes living conditions in and near Ochoco and Prineville, with references to Indian uprisings, feuds between cattle and sheep ranchers, politics, and social life.
Charles E. Roblin correspondence
Charles E. Roblin was a special allotting agent for the U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and was stationed in New Mexico, Montana, and Washington. The collection (1923-1936) contains outgoing correspondence.
George W. Robnett papers
George W. Robnett (1890-1975) was an author and advertising executive, and co-founder and executive secretary of the National Laymen's Council, Church League of America. After retiring, Robnett concentrated his efforts on the Middle-East conflict and made three trips to the area. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, publications, and news clippings that reflect his work with the Church League of America and his writing.
Carl Gotthilf Berthold Rostel papers
Carl Rostel (1850-1928), a German immigrant, worked variously as a barber, saloonkeeper, salesperson, and land speculator in Central Point, Oregon. The collection contains correspondence, commercial broadsides, catalogues, legal documents, account books, and photographs.
James Henry Bascom Royal papers
The James Henry Bascom Royal papers include a journal of an overland trip from Illinois to Oregon, June 5, 1853-October 27, 1853; diaries, June 17, 1849-February 24, 1853 and December 19, 1853-July 4, 1855; and two letters from James H. Wilbur.
Mrs. Lydia A. Rudd journal
Mrs. Lydia A. Rudd traveled overland from Missouri to Oregon in 1852; Notes by the Wayside En Route to Oregon is her journal from May 6, 1852-October 27, 1852.