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Collection comprises the papers of American authors Don B. Allen and Terry Allen, including literary manuscripts and research materials for works of historical fiction and non-fiction about the West and about Native Americans, as well as collections of creative writing and poetry by young American Indians edited by Terry Allen.
Lindsay Applegate (1808-1892) pioneered Oregon's Applegate Trail with his brothers Charles and Jesse in 1843. Subsequently Applegate became a U.S. government agent for the Modoc and Klamath Indians. The Lindsay Applegate papers contain newspaper clippings related to the Applegate family; letters (1863-1891); and reports, vouchers and other administrative documents relating to Applegate's work as Subagent at Ft. Klamath (1866-1872).
Henry Baldwin wrote historical sketches for a Marshfield, Oregon (now known as Coos Bay) newspaper, in 1879, that were based on a journal by L.L. Williams, which contained an account of an 1850 exploration party's encounter with "Indians" of Southern Oregon. The collection (1938) contains photocopies of the historical sketches, and a historical write-up by Sheldon Sackett about William's journal, the exploration party, and the Marshfield, Oregon newspaper, Weekly Coast Mail.
David Bunting (1940-) and William Thomas Trulove (1943- ) researched the economic effects of the termination of the Klamath Indian Reservation. The collection contains research files, surveys and interviews, original manuscripts, and published material.
The collection contains a letter dated August 25, 1872, by Philip McCusker of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Agency, to a "Mr. Lockey." The letter comments on Indian depredations (raids) of cattle drives, explains that McCusker has met with Big Bow, Lone Wolf, and Kicking Bird of the Kiowa tribe, and reports the return of children Susannah and Frances Lee who were taken on a raid.
Thomas R. Cornelius (1827-1899) was a pioneer and member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Cayuse and Yakima Indian Wars. The collection consists of a single letter to his wife written during his military service.
William James Crawford was an attorney in Oregon. The collection contains selected case files. The major case is before the Indian Claims Commission, number 17, Snake River or Piute Indians v. United States, a suit to recover value of reservation land.
Collection includes personal papers, professional papers, publications, field notes, slides and negatives, and reel-to-reel films relating to the career of Luther Cressman (1897-1994), an anthropologist and University of Oregon professor who focused on prehistoric man in Oregon.
George Crook was a U.S. Army officer. The George Crook papers comprise letters concerning the Sioux campaign of 1876, the Apache campaigns of 1883 and 1886, the Sioux Commission, 1889, and the relocation of the Apache Indian reservation.
George Law Curry (1820–1878) served as a representative to the legislature and Territorial Secretary before being appointed the last Governor of the Oregon Territory. His correspondences concern the Yakima Indian War.
Edwin Willard Deming (1860-1942) was an American sculptor, illustrator and writer who lived among Native American tribes when he was young and then dedicated his career to artistically recording and portraying them accurately and with dignity. The collection consists of his correspondence, drawings, sketches, and paintings, as well as anthropological and linguistic material, notes and other documentation of tribes he visited or lived with.
Benjamin Franklin Dowell, a native of Virginia, came west on the overland trail in 1850. He practiced law in Jacksonville, Oregon and in Washington, D.C. Dowell, with the assistance of his wife and others, owned the Oregon Sentinel newspaper in Jacksonville. The Benjamin Franklin Dowell Papers includes memorandum books, diaries, scrapbooks, and correspondence between Dowell and his wife from Jacksonville and Washington, D.C.
The S.D. Evans document, “A Trip from Washoe, Nevada to Douglas County, Oregon, 1863” is a personal narrative recounting Evans’ move from Nevada to Oregon in 1863.
Fort Yamhill was established in 1856 during the Rogue River Indian War as a strategic outpost. The collection consists of a single letterpress copy book, recording the outgoing correspondence of the fort.
Charles Wellington Furlong (1874-1967) was an explorer, writer, lecturer, an artist, a college professor, a scientist, a cowboy, a collector, and a foreign correspondent to name but a few of his ‘trades.' The collection contains biographical and military records, manuscripts, articles and lectures by Furlong, notebooks and journals, Philippine Island material, photographs and daguerreotypes, correspondence, audio recordings and books.
The Alanson Hinman papers comprise thirty-two letters and an account book. The correspondence dates from 1872 to 1900 and concerns Indian training schools, proposed changes in the charter of Pacific University, and personal issues. The account book contains miscellaneous accounts receivable as well as a record of apples shipped.
Herbert C. Holdridge (1892-1974) was an author and presidential candidate, his main interests being conservative politics and fringe causes. The collection includes correspondence, background information for speeches, manuscripts, records for groups Holdridge founded, legal papers, pamphlets, reel-to-reel tapes, and copies of his published books.
John Harland Horner (1870-1953) moved to Enterprise, Oregon in 1911 and served as an assessor. He was an amateur historian, active for more than thirty years, documenting the history of Wallowa County. The collection consists primarily of copy prints of photographs related to the history of Eastern Oregon, particularly relating to the Nez Perce, Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Wars.
Boyd J. Jackson was secretary of the business committee of the Klamath Tribal Council and a tribal delegate. The collection consists of correspondence and documents relating to the affairs of the Klamath Native Americans and the Klamath Reservation, Oregon.
Garry W. Jewett lived in Pomeroy, Washington and was an attorney for the Nez Percé tribe. The collection contains papers related to Jewett's service as attorney to the Nez Percé Indians.