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Harry M. Kenin recollections

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a clamshell box)
Identifier: A 241

Scope and Contents

The collection (1939-1942) contains Kenin's typewritten recollections (eleven pages) regarding his service in the state senate. The recollections are descriptive, especially in regards to Kenin's first days in the senate, how the senate worked, people he met, lobbyists, and types of bills and legislation.


  • Creation: 1939-1941


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

Harry M. Kenin, originally of Philadelphia, served two terms in the Oregon State Senate, in 1939 and 1941, representing Clackamas, Multnomah, and Columbia counties.

He also "served a term as president of the B’nai B’rith Lodge, and was affiliated with Temple Beth Israel in Portland." He was also a member of the "Portland school board, and on the state’s Welfare Commission before his premature death in 1954."

[Source: Lena Kenin page at:]


0.025 linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Harry M. Kenin (? - 1954) served two terms the Oregon State Senate, in 1939 and 1941, representing Clackamas, Multnomah, and Columbia counties. The collection (1939-1942) contains Kenin's recollections regarding his service in the state senate.

Physical Description

1 folder.

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 Harry M. Kenin Recollections
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet.
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