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Haldane "Buzz" Holmstrom diaries

 Collection — Folder: 1-3
Identifier: A 213

Scope and Contents

The collection (1936-1939) contains ten volumes of trip diaries describing river travel, and related papers.

Trip diaries include descriptions of travel on the Salmon and Snake rivers in 1936; the Colorado River in 1937 and 1938; and a trip across the continent via the Snake, Yellowstone, Missouri, and Ohio rivers in 1939.

Most of the diaries are labeled with the name and dates of the trip.

Related papers consist of a short biographical story about Holmstrom written by Frances Holmstrom (possibly his mother), and a bound transcription of some of Homstrom's trip diaries, by Brad Dimock (1996).


  • 1936-1996


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.


0.1 linear feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



Haldane "Buzz" Holmstrom (1909-1946) was a resident of Coquille, Oregon, and was an enthusiastic and expert riverboat man. The collection (1936-1939) contains ten volumes of trip diaries describing river travel, and related papers.

Physical Description

3 folders.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

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.

Guide to the Haldane "Buzz" Holmstrom Diaries
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA