LOC/H. Social Sciences
Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
Thomas J. Burns (1876-1957) was a political and social reformer and radical of Portland, Oregon. The collection consists primarily of broadsides, many published by Burns, as well as some minor correspondence.
George Parkhurst Cheney (1871 - 1962) was publisher and editor of the Record-Chieftain, of Enterprise, Oregon. The collection (1907-1941) contains correspondence and documents regarding the status of City of Enterprise bonds, Citizen's Tax Committee correspondence, Oregon Voters magazines, and also a few mementos of Cheney's publishing career.
Marshall Eugene Cornett (1898-1947) was a business owner and politician of Oregon who served in the state senate from 1941-1947 and was killed in a plane crash while still in office. The collection (1935-1949) contains correspondence files and speeches.
Henry Cummins (1840-1901) was a well-read and enthusiastic student of topics various and sundry with a partiality for pseudo-science. The collection (1858-1863) consists of Cummins' personal correspondence as well as a memory book and miscellaneous papers.
Matthew Paul Deady (1824-1893) was a lawyer, politician, and judge in the Oregon Territory, who became Oregon's first U.S. District Court judge in 1859, a position he retained until his death. The collection contains a letter dated April 11, 1884, from Deady, of Portland, Oregon to Melvin C. George, of Washington, D.C. regarding the judicial salary bill.
Joseph N. Dolph (1835-1897) served in the Oregon State Senate and was also elected to the U.S. Senate as a Republican, serving from 1883 to 1895. The collection contains a letter dated May 1, 1884 from Dolph to J. D. Lee of Dallas, Oregon concerning Oregon politics.
The collection comprises the congressional files of Mathew "Harris" Ellsworth, U.S. Representative of the Oregon Fourth District.
Nina L. Faubion (1884-1945) was a writer, artist, and amateur mycologist, and also worked as secretary to her father, Senator (and also Mayor) Harry Lane of Oregon. The collection (1887-1938) contains Faubion correspondence and an unpublished manuscript, as well as Harry Lane correspondence and a scrapbook.
John Whiteaker was governor of Oregon from 1859-1862. The collection (1860) contains a commutation of the sentence of George M. Bowen.
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.
Binger Hermann (1843-1926) was a Roseburg attorney and politician who represented Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives for sixteen years, and served as commissioner of the General Land Office (GLO) under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. The collection (1888-1920) contains Hermann's personal and professional papers.
Nan Wood Honeyman was Democratic Representative from Oregon, 3rd District, 1937-1939. The collection consists of letters concerning her political campaigns, the improvement of the Sandy River, and other district improvement projects. There are two personal notes from Eleanor Roosevelt.
John Kelly (b. 1818) was a 19th-century Oregon rancher, businessman, and politician. The Kelly-Seavey Family Papers comprise the political and business papers of John Kelly, papers of other Kelly family members, and a small segment of Seavey family papers, as well as several boxes of photographs.
Hannah Martin (1894 - ) was an attorney and the first woman elected (in 1933 and in 1935) to the Oregon House of Representatives. The collection (1933-1935) contains legislative correspondence from constituents and other concerned parties, and replies from Martin.
Charles Hiram Mattoon and Reuben C. Hill were both early ministers of Oregon, and Hill also served in the Oregon territory government, in 1857. The collection contains a letter of January 18, 1862 from Mattoon to Hill, warning Hill about rumours that he favored slavery.
Charles Linza McNary (1874-1944) was a Republican Senator from Oregon and served as an Oregon Supreme Court associate justice. The collection contains records from McNary's years as Senator that deal with Oregon concerns including correspondence, bills, briefs, and research material about internal improvements, such as rivers and harbors, bridges, state parks railroads, roads, and airports, as well as agriculture, trade, veteran hospitals and a few personal materials and photographs.
Phil Metschan, Sr. (1840-1920) was born in Hesse-Cassel, Germany and travelled to the United States and settled in Canyon City, Oregon where he ran a store, became Oregon state treasurer, and established a hotel in Portland, Oregon. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, financial and legal records, pioneer family files, photographs and memorabilia.
John H. Mitchell (1835-1905) represented Oregon in the U.S. Senate, as a Republican, and he was also indicted in a land fraud scandal. The collection contains a letter dated January 18, 1905 from Mary Phelps Montgomery of Washington, D.C, to Walter F. Burrell of Portland, Oregon regarding Mitchell's indictment.
The Oregon Commonwealth Federation was a progressive political group that campaigned to support New Deal policies and politicians in Oregon, between 1936 - 1942. Monroe Sweetland was elected executive secretary/director of the group at its first convention in 1937, and served until 1942. The collection (1936-1942) contains articles of incorporation, by-laws, meeting minutes, press releases, financial records, and correspondence.
Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Interim Committee to Make a Study of the Needs of the Workman's Compensation Laws records
The Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Interim Committee to Make a Study of the Needs of the Workman's Compensation Laws records. The collection (1939-1941) consists of the committee chairman's files and material includes correspondence, minutes, and drafts of reports.
Joint Resolution 24, by the Oregon Senate, created an interim Committee of Judicial Administration that was empowered to inquire into and make recommendations regarding the feasibility and need for reorganization of judicial districts in Oregon. The collection (1957-1959) contains questionnaires and evaluations of judges and courts, drafts of bills, subcommittee reports, and recommendations.
In 1932, the Oregon Statewide Relief Council investigated and reported on unemployment, food surpluses and deficits, and educational opportunities in Oregon. The collection (1932) contains minutes, correspondence, reports, and also food, unemployment, and education surveys.
The national Patriots of America organization was founded by William H. Harvey. The collection (1896) contains records from the Hillsboro, Oregon lodge including constitution and rituals, meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets, membership lists, and a broadside poster of Lady Liberty.
The Socialist Party of Albany, Oregon Local No. 2 was in operation in the early 1900s, and then again in the 1930s. The collection (1904-1934) consists of secretary's and treasurer's books that contains minutes, constitution, charter, membership reports, flyers, brochures, and other ephemera.
Albert Streiff (1894-1968) was a member of the Socialist Party who ran for Oregon governor in 1930. Collection contains manuscripts of radio talks, correspondence, certificates of nomination to the Socialist Party, a scrapbook, Socialist Party Convention journals, Socialist Party National Committee motions, socialist pamphlets, Labor and Socialist Service Press, National Executive Committee memoranda and Executive Secretary letters.
Joseph Nathan Teal (1858-1929) was an Oregon rancher, lawyer, investor, and civic leader who was an advocate of waterways development and served as U.S. Shipping Commissioner from 1920-1921. The collection (1894-1917) contains fourteen volumes of scrapbooks regarding Oregon politics, Portland water, transportation in Oregon, taxes, the railroad, Celilo canal, and navigation of the Columbia River