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Albert Applegate letters

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [A 147] 1
Identifier: A 147
Abstract

Albert Applegate (1843-1888) was a farmer and served in the 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was the son of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains nine photostats of letters written by Albert Applegate during his military career.

Dates: 1863-1888

Montgomery Meigs Atwater papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 630
Abstract

Montgomery Meigs Atwater (1904-1976) was an author, forester, and avalanche expert. The collection includes manuscripts of books and articles, files of data on snow avalanche forecasting and control, and published books.

Dates: 1955-1966

Cecil T. Axworthy sermons

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 326
Abstract

Cecil T. Axworthy was a Baptist minister, born in West Orange, New Jersey, and educated at Redlands University and Berkeley Baptist Divinity School. Collection includes notes, sermons, "chalk talks," radio and television programs, publications, and other similar materials, the bulk sermons.

Dates: 1926-1967

Josiah A. Burnett papers

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [A 014] 1
Identifier: A 014
Abstract

Josiah Burnett of Eagle Creek, Oregon, worked in mining, survey work, and farming. The collection (1852-1874) contains correspondence regarding family, mining, and politics, and also contains articles of incorporation of Oregon businesses.

Dates: 1852-1874

Burton/Lake/Garton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 301
Abstract John James Burton, the progenitor of the Burton/Lake/Garton families, was an Oregon pioneer, establishing a farm on his donation land claim in Yamhill in 1844. Although the collection contains family papers of the Burton/Lake/Garton families, the collection will be of particular interest to scholars of Asian immigration in the West, and the work of Kate Burton Lake and Margaret Lake Garton to help Chinese and Japanese girls and young women through their work in the Methodist Episcopal...
Dates: 1848-1993

California Townsend Club records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Bx 181
Abstract Earl Tifft was the state director of the California club (chapter) of the Townsend Plan. The collection includes Townsend newsletters and convention materials, Townsend Plan constitution and bylaws, dissolution information, and testimony to the Ways and Means committee, International Members Council interviews, minutes, correspondence, financial records, reel-to-reel audio, memorabilia, a photograph, broadsides, and material from the Le Habre Townsend Club, the Pasedena Townsend Club, the...
Dates: 1939-1969

Ralph Works Chaney papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 482
Abstract Ralph W. Chaney was an paleobotanist, an author, and a long-time member of the U.S. Park Service Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings and Monuments, and of the Save the Redwoods League. The collection contains professional correspondence, paleobotany research, mounted botany specimens, manuscripts and published material, Carnegie Institution research work material, Berkeley faculty material including lectures, correspondence, and committee work, Save the Redwoods...
Dates: 1917-1966

Justin Chenoweth and Chenoweth family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 123
Abstract

Justin Chenoweth (1829-1898) was an Oregon pioneer and surveyor. Collection includes two containers of family letters, poems, important documents, Chenoweth's diary, and biographical and genealogical material.

Dates: 1832-1896

Mary Collins papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 201
Abstract

Mary Collins was an author of six mystery novels, all set in California. The collection contains correspondence, contracts, manuscripts, notes, and scrapbooks, 1941-1953.

Dates: 1941-1953

Father James Croke letters

 Collection
Identifier: A 023
Abstract

Rev. James Croke (1827-1888) was a Catholic missionary priest who served in Oregon in the 1850s, reporting directly to Bishop Francis Blanchet of Oregon City, Oregon. This small collection consists of typed transcripts of letters from Croke to Blanchet concerning the details of his missionary work. The original letters are held privately.

Dates: 1853-1874

John F. Eccles letter to Colonel Brophy

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1862 Mar 13] 1
Identifier: CA 1862 Mar 13
Abstract

John F. Eccles, of Portland, Oregon wrote a letter dated March 13, 1862, to Colonel Brophy, of California, about the nature of Oregonians, and also about mining.

Dates: 1862 March 13

Lee Ettelson and William Randolph Hearst correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1-2 (shares a clamshell box)
Identifier: A 278
Abstract

Lee Ettelson (1898 - ?) was an editor of newspapers, including the San Francisco Examiner, and the Chicago Herald Examiner, both of which were owned by William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951). The collection (1928-1940) contains correspondence between Hearst and Ettelson, with incoming letters from Hearst conveying instruction, praise, and censure, and also newspapers annotated by Hearst.

Dates: 1928-1940

James R. Harvey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 144
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1926-1935

Walter Harold Horning papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 189
Abstract

Walter Harold Horning was the chief forester for the Bureau of Land Management, adviser for legislation to control Oregon and California revested lands, proponent of Mt. Olympus National Park and Department of Conservation. The collection consists of Horning's school notes and his work papers, including correspondence, reports, field notes, and photographs.

Dates: 1937-1961

Crawford Isbell papers

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [A 061] 1
Identifier: A 061
Abstract

Crawford Isbell (1837-1864) lived in Eugene, Oregon, worked in mines in California, and was murdered on on the road between Canyon City and Eugene. The collection (1864-1865) contains correspondence from Isbell to his siblings, and letters from other's regarding Isbell's murder.

Dates: 1864-1865

Granville F. Knight papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 082
Abstract

Granville Frank Knight (1904-1982) was a physician and anti-communist activist. As a physician he specialized in nutrition and allergies; as president of the Pure Water Association of America he advocated against fluoridation of public water. Knight was an active member of the John Birch Society, serving as president of the California branch. The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings that reflect Knight's career.

Dates: 1920-1981

Peter Bernard Kyne war correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [Coll 398] 1
Identifier: Coll 398
Abstract

Peter Bernard Kyne (1880 - 1957) a soldier who served in the Spanish American War and WWI, became an author whose war experience provided the background for many of his later stories. The collection (1898-1918) contains correspondence written while Kyne served in the Philippines, during his discharge between wars, and a later letter written in France during WWI.

Dates: 1898-1918

Frederic C. McConnell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 513
Abstract

Frederic C. McConnell (1890-1968) worked as stage director of the Cleveland Play House, was founder and director of the Chautauqua Repertory Theater, and a charter member and officer of the National Theater Conference. The collection (1912-1968) contains correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, Cleveland Play House and Laguna Play House records, Katherine Wick Kelly papers, and stage material and productions.

Dates: 1912-1968

Bailey Millard papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 431
Abstract

Bailey Millard (1859-1941) was a printer, journalist and publisher who published works by upcoming authors like Jack London and Joaquin Miller. The collection includes correspondence, an autobiography, a biography of Edwin Markham, two albums of Oregon life in the 1880s-1890s, and eight images of literary figures including Jack London, Frank Norris, Edwin Markham, David Graham Phillips, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Dates: 1893-1939

Joaquin Miller papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 864
Abstract

Joaquin Miller (1837-1913) was the pen name of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller, a Northwest writer, newspaper publisher, and poet. The collection (1868-1960) contains correspondence and published works by Miller, and also material collected by Pherne Miller regarding her Uncle Joaquin, including photographs, as well as her personal papers.

Dates: 1868-1960

James and Hannah Lloyd Neall papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 347
Abstract

James Neall (1820-1903) was a pioneer, merchant, and entrepreneur from Philadelphia who established claims and businesses in Oregon and California. His wife, Hannah Lloyd Neall (1817-1912) was a cultural enthusiast and suffragist who wrote for numerous early California publications. The collection consists of reminiscences, correspondence, miscellaneous papers, bound volumes and a painted tin box.

Dates: 1845-1906

John Wesley Noble collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 826
Abstract

The John Wesley Noble papers contains materials regarding the writing career of John Noble, Oregon born journalist and novelist. Materials include correspondence with publishers between the late 1940’s through the early 1970’s, manuscripts and numerous published and unpublished writings. The collection also contains co-written manuscripts, as well as a folder of miscellaneous papers, and a personal book.

Dates: circa 1913-1945

Lenore Glen Offord papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 845
Abstract

Lenore Glen Offord was a mystery and true crime writer, and a mystery book critic for the San Francisco Chronicle for thirty years. The collection includes correspondence with the Chronicle, and also research and unpublished manuscripts on the Cordelia Botkin murder case of 1898.

Dates: 1943-1959

Oregon and California Advisory Board records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Bx 056
Abstract

The Oregon and California Advisory Board (O&C) dealt with the administration of revested land in Oregon. The collection contains correspondence, reports, research files, and minutes.

Dates: 1950-1961

Porter Family correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [A 115] 1
Identifier: A 115
Abstract

Isabella Porter Spencer (1849-1924), of Ashland, was the daughter of James M. Porter of Iowa. The collection consists of both her own correspondence and that of her father.

Dates: 1849-1887

William S. Prichard letters

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [A 099] 1
Identifier: A 099
Abstract

Prichard left Polk County, Iowa in 1852; was in Marysville, Calif., in 1861; Union, Oregon, 1865-1867; and Rye Valley, Oregon, 1868-1869. In 1865, he built a toll road from Union to Express Ranch, Oregon, an investment that failed. His very occasional letters to a brother, Amos, and to other relatives in Iowa give a bare account of his experiences.

Dates: 1852-1869

Kate L. Robbins papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 105
Abstract

Kate Robbins, nee Pratt, was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts, and moved with her husband Abner to Ochoco, Oregon in 1868. The family was among the first settlers in the Ochoco area. The collection is composed of correspondence that describes living conditions in and near Ochoco and Prineville, with references to Indian uprisings, feuds between cattle and sheep ranchers, politics, and social life.

Dates: 1855-1886

Thomas O. Russell papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 059
Abstract Thomas O. Russell was a designer and builder of railroad lines and railroad facilities. He moved to Oregon in 1909. From 1929 to 1935, Russell was chief engineer for the Companhia Itabira do Brasil, and planned the Itabira Railroad. The collection consists of designs and plans made for the Southern Pacific Railroad and minor railroad lines in Oregon and California as well as documents and correspondence on the Itabira Railroad project. From 1943, the files consist of records of privately...
Dates: 1908-1954

Frederick H. Saylor papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: CA Sa99
Abstract

Frederick H. Saylor was a collector of Native American legends and a writer of articles for pioneer publications. The collection contains a manuscript, scrapbooks, correspondence, ephemera and mementos mostly regarding myths, legends, and traditions of native peoples of the Pacific Northwest and California.

Dates: 1906-1952

Lin J. Searles papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 075
Abstract

Lin (Lynn) J. Searles (1914-1972) was a professional magician/proprietor of magic shops and writer of Western stories and television series'. The collection consists of his correspondence, manuscripts, tear sheets, and financial documents.

Dates: 1956-1983