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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Collins was an author of six mystery novels, all set in California. The collection contains correspondence, contracts, manuscripts, notes, and scrapbooks, 1941-1953.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Correspondence 32
- Oregon 10
- Photographs 10
- Manuscripts for publication 9
- Authors, American -- 20th century 6
- Pioneers 6
- Scrapbooks 5
- California 4
- Diaries 4
- Literature 4
- Pioneers -- Oregon 4
- Forestry and Forestry Products 3
- Letters (Correspondence) 3
- Maps 3
- Mines and Mineral Resources 3
- Negatives 3
- Photographic prints 3
- Pioneers -- California 3
- Pioneers -- Oregon -- Correspondence 3
- Women 3 + ∧ less
- United States. Army 3
- Ace Books 1
- Allen, Merritt Parmelee, 1892-1954 1
- Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993 1
- Applegate, Albert, 1843-1888 1
- Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948 1
- Atwater, Montgomery M. (Montgomery Meigs) 1
- Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 1
- Axworthy, Cecil, 1895-1967 1
- Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956 1
- Biarritz American University 1
- Blanchet, Francis Norbert, 1795-1883 1
- Botkin, Cordelia, 1854-1910 1
- Brophy, Colonel 1
- Burnett family 1
- Burnett, Josiah A. 1
- Burton family 1
- California Oregon Power Company 1
- California State Townsend Plan (Organization) 1
- California and Oregon Coast Railroad Company 1 + ∧ less