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Don B. and Terry Diener Allen papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 500
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1951-1967

Elisha L. Applegate scrapbook

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: CA Ap52
Abstract

Elisha L. Applegate (1832-1896) was the brother of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains one scrapbook of biographical sketches, obituaries, addresses, and other clippings relating to Jacksonville and Ashland, Oregon.

Dates: 1880-1890

Jesse Applegate notes and communications on Oregon history

 Collection — Multiple collection box: [A 001, A 002, A 003, A 004, A 005, A 007]
Identifier: A 003
Abstract

Jesse Applegate was an Oregon pioneer, politician, and helped to establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains notes and correspondence regarding Oregon.

Dates: circa 1811-1888

Della M. Baker reminiscences of a trip from Portland, Oregon to Dawson, Yukon Territory in 1898

 Collection
Identifier: CB B172
Abstract

The collection consists of Della M. Baker's reminiscences of a trip from Portland, Oregon to Dawson, Yukon Territory in 1898. Her reminiscences are from her home in Garden Home, Oregon in 1938.

Dates: 1938

Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 007
Abstract

The Baker family, consisting of Walter H. Baker, his wife Ida S. Baker (nee Rawalt) and their three sons, William A., Walter R., and Paul, as well as Ida Baker's sister, Mary Hoffman (nee Rawalt), her husband William and their son Harlan, all moved to the Salem, Oregon area in the 1890s. The collection contains records of the Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman family that include diaries, correspondence, photographs, negatives, and business records of Walter Baker.

Dates: 1864-1959

Henry Baldwin historical sketches

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB B193
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1879

Julius Basinski reminiscences and letters received

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 157
Abstract

Julius Basinski (1844 - ) immigrated from Germany in 1866 and travelled west in 1870, first to Montana, and later into Oregon and Washington. The collection (1894-1921) contains reminiscences by Basinski and incoming correspondence.

Dates: 1866-1921

James Blakely papers

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: CA B583
Abstract

Captain James Blakely (1812-1913) was a merchant and one of the founding members of Brownsville, OR. Collections contains one scrapbook of letters, programs, receipts, photographs, and other mementos relating to the career of James Blakely, Brownsville, Oregon.

Dates: circa 1812-1913

Rose A. Blanchard "Memories of My Sister, Fannie Lyons Dimmick"

 Collection — Multiple collection box: [CBD737-CBD716]
Identifier: CB D596
Abstract

Rose Arrington Blanchard was the Oregon born daughter of emigrants to Scottsburg, Oregon. The Rose A. Blanchard "Memories of My Sister, Fannie Lyons Dimmick" collection contains an eleven page account of Blanchard's sister's life as a pioneer resident of Scottsburg and Coos Bay, Oregon.

Dates: 1934

Elijah LaFayette Bristow manuscript

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB B776
Abstract

Elijah Lafayette Bristow (1832-1887) is the son of Elijah Bristow (1788-1872), the first white settler within the present day boundary lines of Lane county. Collection contains 1 copy of Bristow's manuscript of " Rencounters with Indians, Highwaymen and Outlaws." He comments on his father's experiences in the upper Willamette Valley; Indian tribes; impact of the California gold discovery; and his own experiences in the mines in northern California in 1853.

Dates: 1878

Rufus Butler land patent

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1866 Aug 8
Abstract

Rufus Butler (1812-1884) was an Oregon pioneer who settled in the Umpqua River valley, where he served as a Justice of the Peace. Collection is comprised of a patent of land issued to Rufus Butler of Umpqua County, Oregon on August 8, 1866.

Dates: 1866 August 8

Case Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 125
Abstract

William M. Case and Isaac W. Case, brothers came to Oregon in the 1840s. Isaac Case was a merchant and banker. He went to the Idaho mines in 1862 and later settled in Astoria, where he founded the Astoria Savings Bank. This collection includes family letters, financial materials, family business papers, and other miscellaneous family papers.

Dates: 1843-1925

Edward Chambreau collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll 056
Abstract Edward Chambreau (1821-1902), adventurer and gambler, was born in France, migrated to Canada with his family in 1825, and in 1846 enlisted with the U.S. Army at St. Louis. From 1853 through 1875 Chambreau moved between Portland, Tygh Valley and Vancouver, running saloons, gambling parlors, general stores and a restaurant. In 1875 Chambreau converted to Christianity, sold his saloon and gave up gambling. He became a scout for the U.S. government and traveled between Oregon, Washington and...
Dates: 1847-1880

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

Mildred Colbert papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 243
Abstract

The papers of Mildred Colbert, author and daughter of a prominent Washington pioneer family, are comprised of biographical material, diaries, correspondence, financial materials, manuscripts, school materials, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous.

Dates: 1929-1995; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1965

G. W. Connell letter

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a clamshell box)
Identifier: CA 1873 Mar 4
Abstract

The collection contains a letter dated March 4, 1873, from G. W. Connell, an Independent Order of Odd Fellows member from Vancouver, Washington Territory, to J. T. Apperson, the Grand Master of Oregon. In the letter, Connell asks Apperson for his opinion about a brother who is in arrears for $18.00.

Dates: 1873, March 4

William Cornell diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 021
Abstract

William Cornell was a pioneer from Alexandria, Ohio. This collection consist of a copy of his diary that describes his crossing of the plains in 1852 to Oregon.

Dates: 1852

Creighton and McCully family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: A 260
Abstract

John Creighton (1834-1884) a pioneer of 1858, came first to Washington and later became a rancher in Oregon, where married Mary J. McCully of Salem. Mary McCully's father, David McCully, invested in some of Creighton's enterprises. The collection (1867-1885) contains correspondence, clippings of the Creighton and McCully family and related family members, receipts, bills, certificates, and other papers.

Dates: 1867-1885

Pioneer life of Mollie Truax Crocker

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB C872
Abstract

Mollie Truax Crocker was born in Oregon City, Oregon. The collection constitutes her reminiscences of her pioneer life in the Northwest from the 1860s through the 1890s.

Dates: circa 1890

Henry Cummins papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 130
Abstract

Henry Cummins (1840-1901) was a well-read and enthusiastic student of topics various and sundry with a partiality for pseudo-science. The collection (1858-1863) consists of Cummins' personal correspondence as well as a memory book and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1858-1863

Hazel M. Cunningham papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll 411
Abstract

The collection contains the memoirs of Hazel M. Cunningham, original handwritten family letters from the 1870-1890s, and draft pages of the memoir manuscript. The collection includes a bound copy of the memoirs titled, Tapestry, A Partial History of Some Pioneer Families of Polk County, Nebraska, 1979.

Dates: 1870-1899; 1979

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

Paul Darst diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 026
Abstract

Paul Darst was an early Oregon Pioneer who crossed the plains in just four months with a small group. Paul Darst diary of plains crossing, from Fort Laramie to Oregon City.

Dates: 1847

William B. Davis letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1853 Dec 21
Abstract

William B. Davis was a pioneer and settler. The collection consists of a single letter written by Davis.

Dates: 1853 December 21

Samuel and Permelia Nebeker to Seldon Warner deed of land

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1863 Mar 16
Abstract

Collection is comprised of a Deed of Land documenting the sale of land from Samuel and Permelia Nebeker to Seldon Warner, all of Linn County, Oregon.

Dates: 1863 March 16

Willis Dunagan diaries and legal papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 133
Abstract

Willis Dunagan was a farmer in Marion County, Oregon. The collection consists of Dunagan's diaries from 1859 to 1897, a folder of legal documents, and two original school diplomas earned by Dunagan.

Dates: 1858-1897

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

Ellmaker family papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 032
Abstract

The Ellmakers are a prominent pioneer family who first settled in Lane County, Oregon in the 1850s following their journey across the United States on the Oregon Trail. The Ellmaker family papers include personal papers of members of the Ellmaker family; maps, drawings, and photographs; artifacts; books and periodicals; and genealogical research and resources.

Dates: 1768-2005

Elizabeth Goltra papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 034
Abstract

Elizabeth Goltra traveled with her husband to Oregon from Missouri in 1853. This collection contains copies of the journal she kept during their overland crossing. Pages dealing with the history of the Goltra family are also included.

Dates: 1853

Wyona Eliza Surfus Gordon papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB G659
Abstract

Wyona Eliza Surfus Gordon was an Oregon pioneer and school teacher. The collection consists of a detailed typewritten memoir of an overland wagon trip from Kansas to Oregon in 1883.

Dates: 1883