Building the Columbia River Jetty photograph postcard collection
This collection consists of 88 photographic postcards assembled by an unknown collector. The postcards depict the construction of the Columbia River Jetty near Fort Stevens in the early twentieth century. The images in this collection are well identified and show how some of the construction was done. Also included are a few photos of other jetty systems on the Oregon coast.
Some postcards were used and sent.
- Creation: 1909-1915
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
The Mouth of Columbia River jetty system was constructed between 1885 and 1939 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is made up of three jetties (Noth Jetty, South Jetty, and Jetty A) totaling 9.7 mile in length. The jetties minimize navigation channel maintenance and make passage safer for vessels transiting between the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River.
.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 5x6" flat box
Language of Materials
This collection consists of 88 photographic postcards assembled by an unknown collector. The postcards depict the construction of the Columbia River jetty near Fort Stevens in the early twentieth century.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Fairlook Antiques at the Portland Book Fair, 2019.
Collection processed by Alexa Goff, 2019.
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