LOC/H. Social Sciences
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
During the 1990s, a group of activists formed a political action committee called Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) to fight against legislative measures in Oregon aimed at limiting gay and lesbian civil rights. The collection contains records from several state and local community organizations and is composed primarily of general administrative, campaign, and financial records, correspondence, newsletters and pamphlets, volunteer lists, audio and video tapes and reels, and artifacts.
James W. Clise (1900-1961) held executive positions in Asbestos Supply Companies and several vermiculite companies and was involved in libertarian political activities. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, personal and business files, speeches, articles, and published letters.
The Committee to Keep Firemen Police and Teachers on the Job, directed by Roy N. Vernstrom, was formed to defeat Oregon state ballot measure number 7 (the 1 1/2% tax limitation), on the ballot November 5, 1968. The collection contains campaign materials including correspondence, advertising, memoranda, statistics, financial accounting, opinion surveys, and a study of the campaign by Verstrom.
The C. Girard Davidson Papers document the career of attorney, politician, and businessman Crow Girard "Jebby" Davidson (1910-1996). The collection is organized into major series concerning government projects, legal cases, political activities, and business interests. The majority of material related to Davidson's service as Assistant Secretary of the Interior (1946-1950) is housed in the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri.
Jesse Jewell Gard (1902-1967) was educated in banking at Rutgers University, worked for various banks in Oregon and was an active member of the Republican Party, serving on the Republican National Committee for many years. The collection contains political files, business and professional records, civic files, personal correspondence, and memorabilia.
Loyal M. Graham (1860-1961) was an attorney and legislator, and in 1919 as an Oregon state legislator he introduced the nation's first gasoline tax. The collection contains political correspondence, legal briefs, diaries and journals, scrapbook pages and speeches.
Elgin E. Groseclose (1899-1983) was a writer, professor, specialist in finance, and treasurer for a financial and investment consultant firm. He was also involved in other interest groups that appealed to his deeply religious beliefs. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, financial material, valuations, organizations and photographs.
Ashley Elder Holden (1894-1994) was primarily a journalist but maintained dual careers in journalism and politics, running successfully for a republican seat in the Washington state legislature in 1932. Additionally, Holden published the Brewster Review, The Oriental Outlook, Tonasket Tribune, and, Saga of the Sagebrush.
Willford Isbell King (1880-1962) was a professor of political economy, statistician with United States Public Health Service, and economist for the National Bureau of Economic Research. The collection contains correspondence, printed material written by King and others, organizational records for the Committee for Constitutional Government, and three book-length works.
Granville Frank Knight (1904-1982) was a physician and anti-communist activist. As a physician he specialized in nutrition and allergies; as president of the Pure Water Association of America he advocated against fluoridation of public water. Knight was an active member of the John Birch Society, serving as president of the California branch. The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings that reflect Knight's career.
Robert LeFevre (1911-1986) was a conservative and later radical libertarian journalist, writer and teacher. The collection includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, speeches, organizational files, and other materials that reflect his career.
Eugene Lyons (1898-1985) was a newspaperman, foreign correspondent, editor, radio commentator and a political writer. The collection includes manuscripts, publications and letters.
William C. Mullendore was president, board chairman of Southern California Edison Company and active in conservative movements, especially the Foundation for Economic Education. Collection consists largely of correspondence, but also includes his "State of the Nation" subject file, addresses, articles, and records of Southern California Edison.
Frederick C. Proehl (1880-1970) was a banker, a grocer, worked for Boeing, and was a member of the Greenback political party, which nominated him for President in 1952 and 1956. The collection (1943-1970) contains correspondence, letters written to newspapers, speeches, a masters thesis regarding the Greenback Party by Proehl's grand-nephew, and publications of the Monetary Reform Committee.
Frank Purinton (1895-1991) was an activist who sought to preserve the United States and Christianity from the "Communist-Zionist-Satanist" plot. He was active in the American Legion and the John Birch Society and published a patriotic Christian newsletter. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, and printed materials reflecting Purinton's views.
Right to Pride is a political action committee and a non-profit organization "dedicated to ensuring full human and civil rights for lesbian, gay and bisexual Oregonians." The collection contains minutes and correspondence, fundraising and other financial records and reports, artifacts such as posters and buttons, candidate information, membership and supporter lists, and videos of events including Lucille Hart dinners and government sessions.
E. Merrill Root (1895-1973) was a poet, college English teacher, and anti-Communist activist. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, poetry, lectures, photographs, and reviews of his literary efforts.
Polly King Ruhtenberg (1907-1983) a libertarian and children's book author was active in social and civic organizations throughout her life. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, photographs, and a scrapbook that reflect her work as an author and libertarian.