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Benjamin Hamilton Kizer papers

Identifier: Ax 054

Scope and Contents

Boards, commissions and organizations represented in the collection include:

American Society of Planning Officials;

Bonneville Regional Advisory Council; Columbia Power Authority and Columbia River and Basin irrigation projects (1949-1951);

Committee for a Boycott Against Japanese Aggression (1938-1939);

National Farm Chemurgic Council (1936-1937);

National Resources Planning Board (1940s) including material on fisheries, a Puget Sound study, and the North Pacific International Planning Project;

Northwest Regional Council and planning (1940s);

City Planning Commission of Spokane;

Washington Board of Education, school district reorganization committee (1939-1944);

Washington State planning Board, Planning Council, and planning council of the Olympic National Park (1930s-1940s).


  • 1934-1959


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

Benjamin Hamilton Kizer (1878 - ) was an attorney. He was also a member, and often an official, of the American Society of Planning Officials, Northwest Regional Council, National Resources Planning Board, and other planning agencies.


2.5 linear feet (5 containers) : 5 manuscript boxes.

Language of Materials



Benjamin Hamilton Kizer (1878 - ) was an attorney and a member and official of planning boards/commissions including the American Society of Planning Officials, Northwest Regional Council, and the National Resources Planning Board. The collection (1934-1959) contains reports, documents, and correspondence of boards and commissions to which Kizer belonged and a transcript of the 1949 State Department Round Table discussion on American policy towards China.


Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Related Materials

A microfilm of the Kizer papers is in the University of Washington Library.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, 1970s.

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 to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

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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