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Rose M. Poole letters

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [A 286- A 287] 1
Identifier: A 286

Scope and Contents

The Rose M. Poole letters include seven personal letters from Poole to her sister sent during her first year as a representative from Klamath Falls, a copy of a poem penned by Joseph E. Harvey about the 1947 legislature entitled "This is on the House," and one photograph of Poole with three other unidentified politicians.


  • Creation: 1945, 1947


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Rose Morey Poole (27 May 1880 – 10 July 1963) was an American businesswoman and politician from Klamath Falls, Oregon. She was a Republican who served two terms in the Oregon House of Representatives, representing a large rural district in southern Oregon. She was also a successful businesswoman who owned a number of movie theatres in and around Klamath Falls.

Poole became the first Republican to represent Klamath County in the legislature in a decade. She served in the regular session that began on 8 January 1945 and lasted through 17 March. Poole served as vice chairperson of the House forestry committee. She was also a member of the highways and highway revenue, game, bills and mailing, and livestock committees. During the session, she joined two other representatives to sponsor Oregon House Joint Memorial Number 9, an unsuccessful attempt to prevent Japanese Americans and future Japanese immigrants from settling in Oregon after the on-going world war ended.

During the 1947 session, Poole worked to secure state funding to convert the United States Marine Corps barracks in Klamath Falls into a technical training school (the new school became Oregon Institute of Technology). After the 1947 legislative session ended on 5 April, Poole returned to Klamath Falls.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



Rose Morey Poole was an American businesswoman and politician from Klamath Falls, Oregon who served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1945-1948. The Rose M. Poole letters include seven letters, a poem, and one photograph.

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Collection processed by Alexandra M. Bisio, 2021.

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Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA