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Nina Faubion papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 185

Scope and Contents

The collection (1887-1938) contains Faubion correspondence and an unpublished manuscript about her views of Congress and Washington, D.C., and also a scrapbook of Harry Lane and his correspondence regarding Oregon State Insane Asylum, letters from when he was Mayor of Portland, and other political correspondence.

Faubion correspondence includes twenty letters to and from Nan Wood Honeyman, 1936-1938.

Her unpublished manuscript, "Undiplomatic Relations," is also included. It describes Congress and official Washington as she saw it between 1915 and 1917.

Harry Lane correspondence (1879-1917) includes:

letters concerning Lane's appointment as superintendent of the Oregon State Insane Asylum, 1887;

letters to Nina Lane, 1906-1908, written while Harry Lane was mayor of Portland;

twenty-four letters to and from Seneca Smith, 1913-1915;

other letters and documents concern Senator Lane's stand on the armed neutrality bill (1917), "Indian Testimony," and include two letters from Lute Pease;

and single letters from Jesse Applegate (1888), and Timothy W. Davenport (1910).

There is also scrapbook regarding Harry Lane and the political issues of the day.


  • 1887-1938


Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Nina L. Faubion (1884-1945) was a writer, artist and amateur mycologist. She was the daughter of Senator Harry Lane of Oregon, and also worked as his secretary in Washington, D.C.

Harry Lane was also superintendent of the Oregon State Insane Asylum, and Mayor of Portland.


0.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Nina L. Faubion (1884-1945) was a writer, artist, and amateur mycologist, and also worked as secretary to her father, Senator (and also Mayor) Harry Lane of Oregon. The collection (1887-1938) contains Faubion correspondence and an unpublished manuscript, as well as Harry Lane correspondence and a scrapbook.


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.

Physical Description

1 manuscript box.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

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 Nina Faubion Papers
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).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA