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City and Town Life

 Subject
Subject Source: Archiveswest

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Adair family reminiscences

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i37565230]
Identifier: CB Ad11
Abstract Collection comprises photocopied typescripts of reminiscences by and about Mary Ann Dickinson Adair and John Adair. John Adair and his family traveled to Oregon via Panama and California after President Polk appointed him Collector of Customs in Astoria. The texts concern life in Kentucky and Oregon and include family information and transcriptions of archival records. Texts of letters written by Mrs. Adair during the journey are also included.
Dates: 1931

Angelus Studio photographs

 Collection
Identifier: PH 037
Abstract The Angelus Studio was a professional photographic company located in Portland, Oregon. The collection includes works by George M. Weister (1862-1922) and Arthur M. Prentiss (circa 1865-1940) among the studio photographers; owner Fred Clark also acquired images by previous local photographers. The Angelus Studio collection provides extraordinary documentation of the city of Portland, the Lewis & Clark Exposition of 1905, Oregon landmarks, and commercial operations including logging and fish...
Dates: circa 1880s-1940s

Margaret Bannard collection of Oregon pioneer letters

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025042868477]
Identifier: CB B226
Abstract Collection consists of the reminiscences of some of the first migrants from the United States to Oregon territory.
Dates: 1903

Kate Stevens Bates papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 202
Abstract Kate Stevens Bates was an author. The collection includes her correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, account books, and scrapbooks. The diaries span from 1880 to 1936. Her diary entries are not regular; often several weeks pass between entries. The correspondence spans from 1878 to 1934 and concerns family matters, business, and social news.
Dates: 1860-1941

Welborn Beeson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 799
Abstract Welborn Beeson was a farmer in Jackson County, Oregon during the late 1800s. The Beeson family came overland to Oregon in 1853, settling in Jackson County along Wagner Creek. In 1851, when Welborn Beeson was fifteen years old, he began to keep a diary and continued to do so until his death in 1893. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, Beeson returned to farm in Jackson County, and was active in politics and in the social life of the area. The collection includes diaries,...
Dates: 1848-1893

Walter S. Bowman photographs

 Collection — Box 11: [Barcode: 35025041645249]
Identifier: PH 004
Abstract Walter S. Bowman (1865-1938) was a professional photographer who worked in Pendleton, Oregon, from the late 1880s to the mid 1930s. Bowman’s photographs document daily life in Eastern Oregon, including special events such as the Pendleton Round-Up. The collection consists of almost 800 negatives and prints representative of the span of the photographer's work, but his noted images of tribal people were largely destroyed after his death.
Dates: 1880-1930

Calbreath Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 193
Abstract This collection documents the Calbreath and Smith families, both pioneer families in Oregon. The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, diaries, account books, day books, and manuscripts of poetry and prose by Irene Smith Calbreath.
Dates: 1893-1930

Cape Shoalwater, Washington photographs and clippings

 Collection — Box 1, photo: [Barcode: 35025041651056]
Identifier: PH 190
Abstract Collection contains 41 photographs and several newspaper clippings documenting the rapid shoreline erosion of Cape Shoalwater, Washington circa 1955-1971. Photographs include images of bulwarks and groins erected by residents in efforts to protect the shore. The newspaper articles, which include photographs from the collection, date from 1955 to 1965 and offer background information.
Dates: circa 1955-1971

Colver family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 126
Abstract Samuel Colver (1815-1891) came to Oregon in 1850, where he served as an Indian Agent and U.S. Marshall, and helped found the community of Phoenix, Oregon. The Colver Family Papers contain correspondence among family members, and some letters to Oliver C. Applegate, 1869-1870. The papers include historical and genealogical notes, and reminiscences of O.A. Stearns, including information on Samuel Colver.
Dates: circa 1860-1888

Eugene Mall photographs

 Collection
Identifier: PH 328
Abstract Collection comprises seven photographs of the construction of the downtown mall in Eugene, Oregon from 1969 to 1970.
Dates: not yet assigned

Wyona Eliza Surfus Gordon papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042629473]
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

Joseph Gragg papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 139
Abstract Joseph Gragg came overland to Oregon from Illinois in 1852 when he was 25 years old. He settled on a farm near Monroe and married Levina Buckingham, who came to Oregon with her family in 1846 via the southern route, led by Jesse Applegate. The Gragggs had eight children, three of whom died in childhood; the five surviving children were Thomas Heman, Betsey M.., James Phile, David Vernon, and Marcus Edward. The Joseph Gragg Papers consist mainly of family letters and miscellaneous documents. The...
Dates: 1859-1939

A. J. Grover letter to Edwin Beebe

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50089766]
Identifier: CA 1862 Dec 17
Abstract A. J. Grover, of Auburn, Oregon wrote a letter dated December 17, 1862, to Edwin Beebe of Portland, Oregon. The collection (1862) contains one letter discussing business and society in Auburn, Oregon.
Dates: 1862 December 17

Julia A. Holt letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i20342718]
Identifier: SFM 113
Abstract The Julia Holt papers consist of correspondence between Julia Holt and her sister Adella Holt describing Julia's journey to Oregon in 1866.
Dates: 1865-1875

Huddleston Store ledger

 Collection — Volume 1: [Barcode: 35025042917977]
Identifier: B 033
Abstract The Huddleston Store was a general store in Eugene, Oregon run by members of the Huddleston family, including Oregon pioneer James Huddleston. Collection consists of a single ledger for the Huddleston general store, 1853-1854.
Dates: 1853-1854

Jackson County, Oregon records

 Collection
Identifier: Bx 067
Abstract The Jackson County, Oregon records comprise the administrative and judicial records of the county clerk's office from 1853 to 1920. The records offer insights into the form and trajectory of the social, economic, and administrative forces that shaped southern Oregon during this period. The records illustrate the rate of migration and settlement; the pace of privatization of natural resources; the growth of U.S. legal systems; the regulation of international and native populations; and the...
Dates: 1853-1920

William T. Newby papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 088
Abstract The William T. Newby Papers contain a variety of information about Newby's overland crossing from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trial in 1843. Newby was a member of the wagon train made famous by Jesse Applegate. The collection provides weather observations, account summaries, and personal experiences of living in and journeying to Oregon from 1843-1864.
Dates: 1843-1864

Horatio Hyde Parker papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 076
Abstract Horatio Hyde Parker was born in England in 1850, and migrated to America in 1869. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 1887, where he was employed in the law firm of Williams and Wood. The Horatio Hyde Parker papers consist of diaries, letters, and other documents concerning the family of Horatio Hyde Parker and his wife, Charlotte Boykin Parker.
Dates: 1850-1924

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

Round Table Club of Eugene records

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 271
Abstract The Round Table Club of Eugene is a social and intellectual club, which began in 1912. Originally it was only open to men in the Eugene area with a college degree. It opened its membership to women in 1996. The collection includes programs, minutes, papers, club and member information, correspondence, and financial documents.
Dates: 1912-2002

William D. Rutherford papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 299
Abstract William D. Rutherford (January 14, 1939- ) was a State Legislator and State Treasurer for Oregon. The collection includes papers regarding his tenure as Legislator and Treasurer, as well as other career records and family papers.
Dates: 1931-1996

William J. Smith photographs

 Collection
Identifier: PH 025
Abstract William J. Smith (dates unknown) grew up in Detroit, Oregon, at the turn of the century, and went into the family timber business. The Smith & Smith Mill processed timber in the Macky Place area. The collection consists of 69 photographs documenting the mill, the original town of Detroit, and landscape, and include several shots of the transportation of a donkey engine across a river and up a steep slope in 1911.
Dates: 1900-1911

Clark Moor Will papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 062
Abstract The Clark Moor Will papers contain materials concerning the Aurora Colony of Marion County, Oregon and the Salem Water Department. The Aurora Materials cover all aspects of the colony, including the band, music, women, daily life, site maps, correspondence and architecture. The collection also includes manuscripts and articles written by other authors concerning the Aurora Colony. The Salem Water Department materials cover the history of the department and Salem's water supply, as well as...
Dates: 1871-1981