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West Coast Mines Company records

Identifier: B 134

Scope and Contents note

The West Coast Mines Company records primarily concern claims in the Musick and Champion Groups of the Bohemia Mining District in Lane and Douglas Counties, Oregon. Records in this collection are arranged in six folders in two boxes. They include abstracts of title, contracts and field notes dating from 1892 to 1916.


  • 1892-1916


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

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 note

The West Coast Mines Company was an Oregon corporation that, by 1915, owned 40 or more claims in the Bohemia Mining district in Lane and Douglas Counties, Oregon. These claims were situated in groups known as the "Champion," "Helena" and "Musick" groups. The Champion group included the following claims: Champion, Mable, Ida May, Sunshine, Broadway, Oversight, Bluebird, Good Hope, Excelsior, Surprise, West Annie, Triangle, Diamond, Ruth, Forsaken, Webfoot, Mahala, Sunrise Fraction, Frank Brice, Snow Slide, Mitchell, Columbia, Bertha, Sunrise, Vidicator, Jumper, Highland. The Musick group included the claims California, Mistery, Alpharetta, Butte, Idaho, Yukon, White Coast, Ajax, Los Angeles, Defiance, June, Hazle. The Helena group claims included Helena, Quickstep, Fallen Leaf, Mountain Chief, White Wings, White Bear, and Sally.


2 linear feet (2 containers)

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The West Coast Mines Company held properties in the Bohemia Mining District of Douglas and Lane Counties; particularly the Musick and Champion Groups. Records in the collection include abstracts of title, contracts and field notes.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series: Records.

Location note

Collection is located with other small manuscript collections.

Guide to the West Coast Mines Company Records
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Finding aid prepared by Erick Arenas
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Finding aid written in English
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA