Forest Talmadge "Tom" Humphrey papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence: outgoing and incoming, manuscripts, documents, photographs, biographical information and other miscellaneous materials. Most of the manuscripts and research materials concern Oregon cities and pioneer history.
- circa 1896-1971
- Humphrey, Tom, 1896-1971 (Person)
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Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Tom (Forest Talmadge) Humphrey (1896-1971) was an editor at the Oregon Journal and Oregon City Enterprise newspapers. Born in Missouri, he attended Central College in Fayette, Missouri, and Colorado State College, before graduating from the School of Aeronautics at the University of California. During World War I he served in the Army as an Air Corps pursuit pilot and instructor. After the war, he worked for several newspapers in California and Colorado before joining the staff of the Oregon journal in 1937. He retired from the newspaper in 1962. Humphrey was active in prison and parole reform and civic improvements, including the Memorial Coliseum, the rebuilt Morrison Bridge and the new zoo in Portland. He was an organizer and charter board member of the United Fund and a member of many civic organizations. He served twice on the Governor's Committee on Parole and Probation.
Source: Northwest Digital Archives http://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/findaid/ark:/80444/xv31471
1 linear feet (2 containers)
Language of Materials
Humphrey (1896-1971) was an editor at the Oregon Journal and Oregon City Enterprise newspapers. Collection includes 2 containers of correspondence: outgoing and incoming, manuscripts, photographs, biographical information and other miscellaneous materials.
Collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Manuscripts, Working Files, Notes, Photographs, Captions and Research, Documents and Certificates, Biographical Information, Miscellaneous
Collection processed by staff.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Humphrey, Tom, 1896-1971
- Journalists -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon Journal (Firm)
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Pioneers Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Pioneers -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Forest Talmadge "Tom" Humphrey Papers
- Preliminary Description
- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Jenn Newby
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- Finding aid written in English