Scope and Contents
The collection contains material from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition and the Jamestown Tri-Centennial Exposition, as well as personal correspondence, some Oregon state documents, and a large collection of photographs. The correspondence is filed by date, from 1906-1932.
- Myers, Jefferson, -1943 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Jefferson Myers (c.1860-1943) was a native Oregonian born of pioneer parents, who began his political career as a democratic State Representative almost four years before receiving his B.A. from Willamette University. By the time he graduated in 1893 he had already been a state senator for two years. Meyers also served as chairman of the State Commission for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, held in Portland from 1902-1905.
Sent by the Oregon state legislature, Meyers was also president of the State Commission for the Jamestown Tri-Centennial Exposition held in Norfolk, Virginia in 1907. In 1914 Meyers was appointed to serve on the Board of Regents of Oregon Agricultural College. He was elected State Treasurer in 1924. His final public duties were as a member of the U.S. Shipping Board.
Meyers was married twice. His first wife Annie F. Jeffery died in 1910 after eleven years of marriage. In 1914 Myers married Helene Rowe. Neither union produced children. Jefferson Meyers died on December 30, 1943.
1.5 linear feet (3 containers)
Language of Materials
Jefferson Myers (c.1860-1943) was a native Oregonian born of pioneer parents, who served as Oregon State Senator, on state commissions, and as a Board of Regent for Oregon Agricultural College. The collection contains material from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition and the Jamestown Tri-Centennial Exposition, as well as personal correspondence, some Oregon state documents, and photographs.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
2 clamshell boxes; Photo boxes - 1 oversize
Collection processed by Mary Anteaux, 1989. Photographs processed by Normandy S. Helmer, February 2009.
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
- Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)
- Legislators -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)
- Myers, Jefferson, -1943
- Oregon -- Politics and government -- 1859-1950 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographic prints Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Politicians -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Politics and Politicians Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Guide to the Jefferson Myers Papers
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- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
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- Finding aid written in English.
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).