Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
The Condon Lecture Series was created in 1944 by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education and was named after the University of Oregon's first geologist, Thomas Condon. The collection contains published and unpublished versions of lectures.
This folder is correspondence between the Academy and other academic bodies, largely in the physical sciences, relating to Academy meetings, attendance, and the use of lanterns for illustrative purposes.
This folder contains correspondence relating to the continued presence of the Oregon Academy of Sciences, largely letters of invitation to participate in the Academy or present at a conference of meeting, as well as documented exchanges with, among others, the National Museum, the Oregon State Experiment Station, Oregon Agricultural College, and Pacific University.
Amos Fries (1873-1963) was an engineer, served in the Philippines during the Moro uprising, organized the Chemical Warfare Service, and was an advocate for conservative causes. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, manuscripts by Fries, others, and Elizabeth Fries, and photographs.
The Edward Wilson Kimbark papers contain the personal and professional manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and subject files of Edward Wilson Kimbark, who was an esteemed electrical engineer. The collection contains published material, personal notes from academic classes both taken and taught as well as personal diaries by both him and his first wife.
Lilla Irvin Leach (1886-1980) was a field botanist who specialized in Oregon flora from 1915-1945. She discovered more than a dozen species and two new genera, Kalmiopsis leachiana and Bensoniella oregana. Lilla and her husband John Leach purchased a tract of land in southeast Portland where they developed a botanical garden named Sleepy Hollow. The collection includes correspondence, notes, notebooks, articles, and a few photographs.
The Oregon State Academy of Sciences was an academic organization founded in 1905 with the intention of engaging Oregonian scholars and developing the scientific resources of the state. Collection includes resolutions and meeting announcements, materials pertaining to Edmund Sheldon and the Portland Free Museum, correspondence relating to the inception of the Academy, business receipts, relevant publications, and survey maps of the Pacific Northwest.
Herbert Spencer Zim (1909-1994) was a teacher and author in the field of science. His works in this collection reflect his work in the science field. Sonia Bleeker Zim was an editor for a publishing house and a writer of youth books. Her work in this collection represents her career as a youth author.