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Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company fundamental plan survey

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: A 304

Scope and Contents

The volume that contains the final report is organized by statistical subject. Included are maps and charts. Also included are correspondence and memoranda, by Clarence Cogswell, related to the population survey, located in the second volume.


  • 1916-1917


Conditions Governing Access

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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

Between August 1916 and March 1917, the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company undertook a "Fundamental Plan Survey" of Portland, Oregon. The survey gathered information such as: population and distribution of population, family statistics, business and firm distribution, telephone estimates, rate schedules, and rent value.

The consulting engineer who organized and managed the survey was Clarence H. Cogswell.


1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 clamshell box

Language of Materials



Between August 1916 and March 1917, the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company undertook a "Fundamental Plan Survey" of Portland, Oregon, that gathered population, business, firm, and rent value statistics, telephone estimates, and rate schedules. The collection (1916-1917) contains the final report and correspondence related to the population survey.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

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.

Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company Fundamental Plan Survey
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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