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William Porter diaries

 Collection — Folder: 1-4
Identifier: A 096

Scope and Contents

William Porter's diaries range from 1861-1885 and describe the weather, finances, events and daily routines along with some notes on his neighbors.

Dates

  • 1861-1885

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

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

William Porter (1812-1899) was an Oregon pioneer who settled in Aumsville, Oregon. He was born in Lincoln County, Montana in 1812 and moved to Illinois in 1836. When he was 19 he entered Illinois College, where he spent four years obtaining an education. He then taught school until moving to Oregon in 1848, where he continued to teach for a number of years.

Extent

0.2 linear feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to William Porter at Special Collections and University Archives include: Sarah Porter diary, A 067.

Physical Description

4 folders

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Title
Guide to the William Porter Diary
Status
Complete Description
Author
University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Amanda Steele
Date
c2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA