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Arvazena A. Cooper papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB C784
Abstract

Arvazena A. Cooper (1845-1929) traveled the Oregon Trail with her family in 1863 and settled in the Willamette Valley. The collection contains her reminiscences of that journey and biographical information about her life in Oregon.

Dates: 1845-1900

Marianne Hunsaker D'Arcy papers

 Collection
Identifier: CB D244
Abstract

The collection contains Marianne Hunsaker D’Arcy’s autobiography, both in handwritten form, and typed. D’Arcy was among the first generation of Americans to settle in Oregon.

Dates: 1937-1939

Durham family papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Coll 383
Abstract

The Durham family was based in Kentucky, although some family members moved out west. The collection (1846-1925) contains correspondence, telegrams, an obituary, an article clipping, and poetry.

Dates: 1846-1925

Samuel Handsaker papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB H192a
Abstract

Sam "Uncle Sam" Handsaker was an Oregon pioneer and veteran of the Rogue River Indian Wars. The collection consists of a typed copy of "Across the Plains," which is a transcription of a section of Handsaker's journal (1853).

Dates: 1853-1937

Joseph Hedges letter to William Fouts

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1852 Apr 12
Abstract

Joseph Hedges (1827-1895) was a carpenter and pioneer who travelled from Ohio to Oregon in 1852. The collection consists of a single, one paragraph letter from Hedge to Fouts.

Dates: 1852 April 12

John Lawrence Johnson diary and letter

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a clamshell)
Identifier: A 270
Abstract

John Lawrence Johnson (1830-1916) was a pioneer who came to Oregon with his parents in 1851. The collection includes Johnson's diary of that journey as well as a letter from Johnson's uncle.

Dates: 1851-1908; 1851

Anna Lee autobiography

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SFM 167
Abstract

Autobiography of Anna Lee, written on July 1, 1898 and dedicated to her children and grandchildren. Describes her journey to Oregon in 1847. Includes references to Dr. Marcus Whitman.

Dates: 1898 July 1

Jesse Looney letter to John C. Bond

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1843 Oct 27
Abstract

Jesse Looney (1800-1869) was a pioneer farmer and early Oregon legislator. The collection consists of a typed transcript of a letter from Looney to his brother-in-law, John C. Bond.

Dates: 1843 October 27

Andrew S. McClure journal

 Collection — Multiple collection box: [A 074-A 075]
Identifier: A 074
Abstract

Andrew S. McClure (1829-1898) traveled from Kansas to Oregon in 1853. The collection consists of two typed transcriptions of his journal, chronicling that journey.

Dates: 1853-1942; Majority of material found in 1853 - 1853

Walter Meacham papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 065
Abstract

Walter E. Meacham (1879-1951) was a historian and Oregon Trail enthusiast. The Walter Meacham papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, and a variety of materials associated with the Old Oregon Trail Association and Meacham's promotional activities.

Dates: 1840-1943

Moore, Hampton, Dillard family papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 153
Abstract

Fay Hampton Robertson compiled histories of the Moore, Hampton, and Dillard branches of her family. The collection consists of typewritten copies of those histories as well as the trail diary of Jonathan Limerick Moore (1830-1862).

Dates: 1852-1964

John H. Nicklin letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1851 Feb 25
Abstract

The John H. Nicklin letter is a single letter, addressed to Nicklin's brother, describing the journey to and conditions found in Oregon in 1851. The letter focuses on the journey over the Oregon Trail and the available agriculture of the Willamette Valley.

Dates: 1851 February 25

William H. Packwood papers

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a clamshell box)
Identifier: CA 1915 Jan 24
Abstract

William Henderson Packwood (1932-1917) was an Oregon pioneer, who in 1857, was the youngest delegate sent to Oregon's Constitutional Convention. The collection (1915) contains a letter to Fred Lockley regarding Packwood's boyhood, along with a typed memoir of the Packwood family's overland journey to Oregon in 1849.

Dates: 1915 January 24

Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker early recollections of Oregon pioneer life

 Collection — Folder: 1-2
Identifier: CB P225
Abstract

Collection consists of the memoir of Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker, who crossed the plains from Illinois to Oregon in 1848 and spent her childhood in Yamhill, Oregon. Her memoir, Early recollections of Oregon pioneer life, tells of her life in Illinois. Inez Adams Parker traveled on the Oregon Trail as a very young child and wrote her recollections late in life. The collection consists of her typed, autobiographical account of her life in Oregon.

Dates: ca. 1924

George Roberts and the Hoffman family, Oregon pioneers / by George and Donna Roberts

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SFM 168
Abstract

Collection consists of a published history of the Hoffman family.

Dates: not yet dated

Mrs. Lydia A. Rudd journal

 Collection
Identifier: A 107
Abstract

Mrs. Lydia A. Rudd traveled overland from Missouri to Oregon in 1852; Notes by the Wayside En Route to Oregon is her journal from May 6, 1852-October 27, 1852.

Dates: 1852

Viola Springer journal

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: A 116
Abstract

Viola Springer was from Sullivan County, Missouri and was an Oregon pioneer. The Viola Springer journal describes in detail her trip from Princeton, Montana to Harney Valley, Oregon in 1885-1886.

Dates: 1885 May 18 – 1886 February 22

Sarah Sutton diary

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: CA Su87
Abstract

Sarah Sutton traveled to Oregon with her husband, John Sutton, their four children and other family and friends from Cass County, Illinois to Grand Ronde Valley, Oregon. Collection includes one volume of Sarah Sutton's printed diary of crossing the plains pasted into a ledger book.

Dates: 1854

Joseph Nathan Teal manuscript

 Collection — Box: multiple collection box [CB T221] 1
Identifier: CB T221
Abstract

Joseph Nathan Teal (1858-1929) was an Oregon rancher, lawyer, investor, and civic leader who was an advocate of waterways development, and served as U.S. Shipping Commissioner from 1920-1921. The collection contains a manuscript of a series of reminiscences of ranch life during the 1850s through the 1870s, in eastern Oregon, that Teal wrote down for his family in 1921.

Dates: 1921

Solomon Tetherow journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 123
Abstract

Solomon Tetherow was a wagonmaster of an expedition to Oregon. Solomon Tetherow's journal of the Oregon Emigrating Society of 1845 contains copies as well as photo negatives of the journal.

Dates: 1845

John Joseph Villair reminiscences

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB V711
Abstract

John Joseph Villair (1876- ) was an Oregon pioneer and resident of Josephine County. The collection consists of a typed transcription of Villair's reminiscences as told to John C. Kuhns (1887-1901).

Dates: 1887-1901

Mason Y. Warner papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 245
Abstract Mason Young Warner was born in 1868, the son of parents Agnes Stewart and Thomas Warner. Mason Y. Warner married Celia A. Hyland in 1894. The couple lived in Lane County all their lives, except for a short time spent in eastern Washington. They had three children, Ivan, Claire and Erma. The collection is composed mainly of correspondence, some personal files, and photographs. Most extensive in this collection is the Claire Warner Churchill Thompson material in Series IV. Her papers include...
Dates: 1859-1954

George Miller West transcribed reminiscence of journey to Oregon

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB W52
Abstract

George Miller West (1831-1912) was a pioneer and carpenter who travelled to Oregon and California to gold mine in 1853. Collection consists of one 49 paged reminiscence, typewritten and includes photographs. Photocopy is included.

Dates: circa 1831-1912

V. Williams journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 134
Abstract

V. Williams was a pioneer who took the California road to Oregon. Journal documents the journey from Iowa to Klamath Lake, Oregon.

Dates: 1853

Woolverton family papers

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a clamshell box)
Identifier: A 149
Abstract

John Woolverton came overland from Iowa to Oregon in 1856 and settled in Polk County, Oregon. The collection (1864-1941) contains a copy of an overland journal to Oregon, a history of John Woolverton, and proceedings of the National and International Association of Woolvertons.

Dates: 1864-1941; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1902

Albert Zieber diary and letters

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a clamshell)
Identifier: A 139
Abstract

Alfred Zieber (1830-1890) travelled overland from Peoria, Illinois to California. The collection consists of Zieber's diary of his journey, as well as four subsequent letters from his father, John S. Zieber.

Dates: 1850