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Public Utilities

 Subject
Subject Source: Archiveswest

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Ormond R. Bean papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 014
Abstract American architect and city commissioner Ormond R. Bean was active in Portland, Oregon politics and civic life from the 1930s to the 1960s. Collection includes personal and professional papers relating to Bean's life and work, including correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, and photographs from his service as Federal Emergency Management Agency's Regional Director of Transportation in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Egypt during World War II. Also included are newsclippings concerning the battleship...
Dates: 1866-1965 1930s-1960s; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1960

C. Girard Davidson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 162
Abstract

The C. Girard Davidson Papers document the career of attorney, politician, and businessman Crow Girard "Jebby" Davidson (1910-1996). The collection is organized into major series concerning government projects, legal cases, political activities, and business interests. The majority of material related to Davidson's service as Assistant Secretary of the Interior (1946-1950) is housed in the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri.

Dates: 1934-1980

John Barclay Fisken papers relating to the history of the Washington Water Power Company

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 141
Abstract

John Barclay Fisken was the manager, general superintendent, superintendent of light and power, and chief engineer of the Washington Water Power Company. The collections consists of reports and papers from Fisken's career at the Washington Water Power Company.

Dates: 1910-1940

Nathan H. Gellert papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 038
Abstract

Nathan Gellert (1889-1959) was an engineer specializing in design and construction of gas plants and problems of gas technology. The papers include volumes of data and conclusions for a series of engineering projects as well as corporate records.

Dates: 1911-1956

Ben Linder collection

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 304
Abstract

Ben Linder (1959-1987) was an American mechanical engineer who worked in San Jose de Bocay, Nicaragua from 1983 until his death by the Contras on April 28, 1987. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, articles on political and engineering subjects, photographs, and the Linder family’s records, all of which reflect Linder’s humanitarian work, his political activism, and the impact his death had on American foreign policy debates and within the general public sphere.

Dates: 1966-2003

Samuel Moment papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 193
Abstract

Samuel Moment worked as an industry development consultant from 1940 to 1954 for the Bonneville Power Administration and from 1955 to 1995 as a consultant to world organizations. The collection contains documents related to the legal dispute over placement of Snake River dams during the Eisenhower administration.

Dates: 1935-1974

Olympia Light and Power Co. records

 Collection
Identifier: Bx 089
Abstract

The Olympia Light and Power Company, a waterwheel-generated hydro-electric power plant that was organized in 1890, brought the first electricity to Olympia and Tumwater, Washington. The collection contains correspondence, reports, financial records, and legal papers.

Dates: 1891-1912

Oregon Commonwealth Federation records

 Collection
Identifier: Bx 033
Abstract

The Oregon Commonwealth Federation was a progressive political group that campaigned to support New Deal policies and politicians in Oregon, between 1936 - 1942. Monroe Sweetland was elected executive secretary/director of the group at its first convention in 1937, and served until 1942. The collection (1936-1942) contains articles of incorporation, by-laws, meeting minutes, press releases, financial records, and correspondence.

Dates: 1936-1942

Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Bx 038
Abstract

The Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association (ORECA) was formed in 1942. The collection contains articles of association, membership information, committee minutes and reports, financial records, correspondence and memoranda, contracts, and publications, 1952-1958; the Association destroyed its earlier records.

Dates: 1952-1958

Harold A. Rands papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 089
Abstract

Harold A. Rands (1871-1952) was a civil engineer who superintended hydroelectric installations, was in charge of power and flood control surveys on the Columbia River and tributaries for the U. S. Corp of Engineers, and served as senior engineer for the construction of the Bonneville Dam and powerhouse complex. The collection contains field diaries, correspondence, reports, project files including Columbia river and Bonneville Dam projects, and photographs.

Dates: 1906-1941

Paul Jerome Raver papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 682
Abstract

The papers of Paul Jerome Raver document his work as a student at Northwestern University, as an engineer for the Chicago Surface Lines, as the supervisor of the Rates and Research Department of the Illinois Commerce Commission, as the administrator of Bonneville Power Administration, and as superintendent of the Seattle City Light Company, and include class notes and course materials, correspondence, speeches, minutes, reports and studies, case files, publications, and scrapbooks.

Dates: circa 1894-1963

James Weaver papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 321
Abstract

James Howard "Jim" Weaver (August 8, 1927- ) was a U.S. Congressman for Oregon's 4th congressional district. He served six terms in the House. The collection represents records produced by Weaver and his congressional office during his service as a congressman.

Dates: 1970s-1980s

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