Scope and Contents
The collection (1877-1928) contains correspondence regarding family and Oregon society, and photographs.
Correspondence consists of sixty-five letters and concerns family matters and social news.
Correspondents are Mrs. M. J. Courtney, address unknown, 1877-1880; Richard Blackwood, Tombstone, Arizona, 1880-1881; and Kate Murray, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1892-1897.
The collection also includes five photographs of Blackwood and friends or family, circa 1900-1928; one photograph is a portrait of Andy Boise, an African-American man, in a suit with cane, c. 1880s. Photographs have been separated from the rest of the collection for preservation reasons, and are stored under the call number, PH236.
- Creation: 1877-1928
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
Lillian Caldwell Blackwood was an Oregon pioneer who lived in Jacksonville, Oregon. Her correspondence received includes letters from Mrs. M. J. Courtney (address unknown), 1877-1880; Richard Blackwood, Tombstone, Arizona, 1880-1881; and Kate Murray, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1892-1897. They all concern family matters and social news.
1 linear feet (2 containers) : 1 clam shell box, 1 photo box
Language of Materials
Lillian Caldwell Blackwood was an Oregon pioneer who lived in Jacksonville, Oregon. The collection (1877-1928) contains correspondence regarding family and Oregon society and family photographs.
Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
Collection processed by staff; photographs processed by Megan Dazey.
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 Lillian Caldwell Blackwood Letters and Photographs
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo
- 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).