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Lake M. Bechtell papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Bx 161

Abstract

Lake Bechtell (1886 -1977) was a lawyer who became City Attorney of Prineville, then was elected to the City Council in 1921, to the office of Mayor in 1925, and served as District Attorney for Crook County, 1928 to 1953. The collection contains legal files regarding livestock companies, grazing and irrigation districts, mining claims, and railroads, 1918-1963.

Dates

  • 1918-1963

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

Lake Bechtell (1886-1977) was born in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and received his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1909. He moved to Oregon in 1910, after practicing law for one year in Iowa, and was appointed Deputy Clerk of Crook County.

Six years later he became City Attorney of Prineville, serving during the construction of the Prineville Railway. He was elected to the City Council in 1921 and to the office of Mayor in 1925. From 1928 to 1953 he served as District Attorney for Crook County.

Extent

1.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 record storage box

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, 1974.

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

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.
Title
Guide to the Lake M. Bechtell papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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