Scope and Contents
The collection consists of business correspondence, and files containing correspondence and other documents regarding promotions and projects important to Grants Pass and Josephine County such as the California and Oregon Coast Railroad, Crescent City Harbor Development, and Old Channel Mine.
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically and includes about 578 letters.
The correspondence includes letters to and from Archy B. Carter, a Portland mining engineer, W. B. Slick, a real estate promoter, and Claude H. Reed of the Pacific Utilities and Securities Co., Omaha, Nebraska.
The railroad, harbor and mine files include letters to and from Senator Charles L. McNary, James Twohy, and Major John W. N. Schulz, district engineer, Corps of Engineers, San Francisco.
- Creation: 1926-1935
- Slick, W. B. (Person)
- Carter, Archy B., 1879- (Person)
- McNary, Charles Linza, 1874-1944 (Person)
- Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce (Organization)
- Harvey, James R. (Person)
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
James R. Harvey was secretary of the Grants Pass, Oregon, Chamber of Commerce.
1 linear feet (2 containers)
Language of Materials
James R. Harvey was secretary of the Grants Pass, Oregon, Chamber of Commerce. The collection consists of business correspondence and files containing correspondence and other documents regarding projects important to Grants Pass and Josephine County such as the California and Oregon Coast Railroad, Crescent City Harbor Development, and Old Channel Mine.
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.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
2 clamshell boxes.
Collection processed by staff, 1995.
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.
Genre / Form
- Guide to the James R. Harvey Papers
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet.
- 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).