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Lawrence T. Harris correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: A 273

Scope and Contents

The collection (1915-1918; 1923-1927) contains personal and political correspondence files, and correspondents include:

Ozro S. Blanchard; Edwin R. Bryson; Prince Lucien Campbell (UO President); George W. Chamberlain; Jerome Devine; the Republican State Central Committee (Oregon); W. Carlton Smith; Frederick Steiwer; Frederic G. Young.

Correspondence is filed by date, 1915-1927.

Within the 1924-1927 correspondence file are mimeographed transcripts of testimony involving members of the Marion County Taxpayers Equalization League, who supported the Zorn-McPherson bill.


  • 1915-1918, 1923-1927


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

Lawrence Thomas Harris (1873-1960) was born in Albany, Oregon, and educated at the University of Oregon and the University of Michigan.

He worked as a lawyer in Eugene, Oregon and served as District Attorney for Lane County from 1896-1901. He then served in the Oregon House of Representatives (1901-1903) and was Speaker of the House in 1903.

He was appointed in 1905 as a Circuit Court Judge, 2nd District and in 1914 he was elected to the Oregon Supreme Court and served until 1924.

He was also active in University of Oregon matters, especially in times of crisis.

[Source: Oregon Blue Book online]


1.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Lawrence Thomas Harris (1873-1960) served in the Oregon House of Representatives (1901-1903) and as a justice in the Oregon Supreme Court (1914-1924). The collection (1915-1918; 1923-1927) contains personal and political correspondence files and testimony from the Taxpayers Equalization League, a group that supported the Zorn-McPherson bill to consolidate higher education in Oregon.

Related Materials

Oregon Historical Society holds a similar correspondence collection of Lawrence T. Harris, covering the periods 1921-1922; 1929-1934.

Physical Description

1 clamshell box.

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 Lawrence T. Harris Correspondence
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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).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA