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Carl F. Smith papers

Identifier: CA Sm6

Scope and Contents

The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, geology course catalogues, Condon family information, and letters from libraries and other institutions regarding Smith's research into the Condon family.

The collection also contains J. W. Condon correspondence (1953-1957), and also letters regarding the Condon family history in Newport, Oregon, and The Dalles, Oregon. There is also original correspondence between Thomas Condon and Matthew Deady (1875).

Collected printed matter includes: an 1897 Summer Education Association catalogue that contains information regarding geology courses taught by Condon at the Nye Beach auditorium; Geology Society newsletters (1955); a genealogy map about the Condon family in Ireland; and pamphlets and other publications about Condon by the First Congregational Church.


  • Creation: 1875-1957


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

Carl F. Smith researched Thomas Condon and the Condon family. Thomas Condon (1822-1907) was an Irish Congregational minister, a geologist and paleontologist, and a professor at the University of Oregon.


1 linear feet (2 containers) : 1 clamshell box, 1 small photograph box

Language of Materials



Carl F. Smith researched Thomas Condon and the Condon family. The collection (1875-1957) consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, publications and other printed matter, and photographs, all related to Thomas Condon and the Condon family.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Thomas Condon at Special Collections and University Archives include: Thomas Condon papers, A 022; Condon Lecture Series records, UA 141; Bean and Condon family papers, Coll 154.

Condon's diary of his voyage to Oregon, in 1852, is held in the Museum of Natural History, University of Oregon.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff in the 1970s, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

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 organization and rehousing.

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

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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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA