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Norman Rupp papers, 1875-1950

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rupp, Norman Nienstedt, 1882-1942
Title
Norman Rupp papers
Dates
1875-1950 (inclusive)
Quantity
13.25 linear feet, (24 containers, 29 volumes)
Collection Number
Ax 094
Summary
Norman Nienstedt Rupp was a timberland owner and investor. With his father, John J. Rupp, he bought, leased and sold timber lands in Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California. Rupp moved from Saginaw, Michigan to Portland, Oregon. He was associated with the Huron Timber Company, the Mitchell, Dorr Real Estate Company, the Rupp Investment Company, and the Rose Gold Mining and Milling Company. The collection includes the diaries of John J. Rupp, 1875-1927, letters, books, journals and ledgers and other business papers.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Norman Nienstedt Rupp was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1882. He was a prosperous business man in numerous areas including investments, timber, mining, and logging. While his father John Rupp based his companies in Michigan, Norman based his in Portland, Oregon. Through numerous businesses and dealings, Norman Rupp acquired land in California, Florida, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Louisiana, and Michigan. He was a member of the board for the Rupp-Holland Logging Co. which was formed in 1917 and disincorporated in 1929. Norman Rupp was also the president of the Rupp Timber Company, which was formed in 1928 and dissolved in 1936. Rupp also held numerous executive positions in various other companies.

One primary company that Norman Rupp was affiliated with was the Rose Gold Mining and Milling Company which was owned and operated by his father. The Rose Gold Mining and Milling Company was incorporated in 1898 and dissolved in 1928. Norman Rupp was married and had at least 2 children. He died on November 25, 1942.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Norman N. Rupp Papers contain correspondence, legal documents and a variety of business records. Maintained in the order in which they were received, the papers are roughly organized in reverse chronological order for correspondence and by subject in other records. Therefore, there is a lot of overlap of material. Researchers are encouraged to go through all the papers, especially if they are researching a specific recipient for outgoing correspondence. Some of the correspondence may include letters to and by both Norman Rupp and John Rupp. The contracts are divided by type of contract, not subject or person involved in the business deal. The Rose Gold Mining and Milling Company also has material in Series VII, Oversized Material. The first series is contained in three boxes.

The second series contains contracts and business dealings. This series is roughly organized by person or company involved in the deal. The contracts are divided first by individual contracts and related correspondence, then by company contracts and correspondence. The rest of the series contains correspondence and contracts divided by subject ending with miscellaneous contracts from the entire series. All divisions, while not categorized by subseries, are arranged alphabetically. This series also has material contained in Series VII, Oversized Material. The second series is contained in five boxes.

The third series contains correspondence by both John and Norman Rupp. It is divided into incoming, outgoing and miscellaneous materials relating to the correspondence. This series is arranged as they were received. Therefore there may be confusion in the subject headings. The subject headings do relate to either sender or recipient. In some cases, the letters are divided into letters either to or from Norman Rupp or John Rupp. In those cases, it is specified on the folder title. A substantial amount of the correspondence is by a third party, Norman Rupp or John Rupp having received a carbon copy of the letter. In this case, the letters are filed as incoming. This series also has material contained in Series VII, Oversized Material. The third series is contained in three boxes.

The fourth series contains the estate records of Norman Rupp. While primarily containing Norman Rupp estate material, this series also contains material regarding the estate of John Rupp. Material about the John Rupp estate can be located throughout the collection, as the material was not separated out initially. The John Rupp estate material is indicated on the folder title. The estate papers are divided into records and correspondence. The records are miscellaneous contracts, papers and anything that is not a letter. They are organized roughly by subject. The correspondence is in reverse chronological order and divided into incoming and outgoing. The fourth series is contained in three boxes.

The fifth series contains small pocket books of John Rupp. They are divided into journals, land books, and ledgers. The books are arranged chronologically and by type. The fifth series is contained in seven boxes.

The sixth series contains free-standing volumes. The first part of the series is documents produced by John Rupp. These books include letters, ledgers, journals (business) and land books. They are arranged by type of book. The second part of the series contains documents by Norman Rupp. These documents include ledgers, journals and volumes regarding the Rupp Investment Company. The series is concluded by estate books for the John Rupp estate. This subseries contains a land inventory, a journal and ledgers. The entire series contains 29 volumes.

The seventh and final series contains the oversized materials. It contains material from correspondence, Rose Gold Mining and Milling Company, and contracts and business dealings. The fifth series contains three oversized boxes.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Norman Nienstedt Rupp Papers, Ax 094, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Rose Gold Mining and Milling CompanyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Bank records
Box Folder
1 1
Tax Receipts
1900-1917
1 2
Smelter Returns
1896-1900
1 3
Bank Synopsis Reports
1 4
Miscellaneous Financial Documents
1896-1910
1 5
Capital Stock Tax Forms
1919-1926
1 6
Annual Reports
1910-1927
1 7
Balance Sheet
December 1898
1 8
Financial Report
1896
1 9
Trial Balances
May 1896-January 1901
1 10
Cash Statements
May 1898-February 1901
1 11
Bank Statements
March 1898-December 1901
1 12
Statement of Rose Cyanide
1 13
Pay Roll
December 1898
1 14
Miscellaneous Check Receipts
1 15
Tax Receipts
1 16
Expenses and Earnings
1897-1899
1 17
Burtwell Expenses
December 1898-January 1899
Subseries B: Correspondence
Box Folder
1 18
Outgoing to James J. Brody
1 19
Outgoing regarding Capital Stock Taxes
1918-1922
1 20
Outgoing to Homer A. Day
1 21
Outgoing to Peter Drummond
1 22
Outgoing to Ella Graham from Norman Rupp
1 23
Outgoing to E.E. Griffin
1 24
Outgoing to John Haggerty
1 25
Outgoing to Harry T. Hamilton
1 26
Outgoing to Anam Moore
1 27
Outgoing to James Pierson
1 28
Outgoing to Harold Polson
1 29
Outgoing to Clement Quinn
1 30
Norman Rupp to John Rupp
1 31
Outgoing to Al Salisbury
1 32
Outgoing to C.F. Simmons
1 33
Outgoing to Ella and Kerr Stewart
1 34
Outgoing to A. Stuckie
1 35
Outgoing to D.W. Swartwout
1 36
Outgoing to Emil Tessin
1 37
Outgoing to Henry Watson
1 38
Outgoing to A.G. Watts
1 39
Outgoing Miscellaneous from Norman Rupp
2 1
Incoming from Peter Drummond
2 2
Incoming from Ida Eichelberger
2 3
Incoming from C.F. Fueller
2 4
Incoming from R.S. Grant
2 5
Incoming from D.W. Swartwout
2 6
Incoming to John Rupp from H.B. Starbird
2 7
Incoming to John Rupp from H.J. Burtwell
2 8
Incoming to John Rupp from Robert Harrison
2 9
Incoming to John Rupp from R. Lukenbach
2 10
Incoming to John Rupp from Osterberg Brothers
2 11
Incoming to Norman Rupp from Ella Graham
2 12
Incoming to Norman Rupp from James Feuch
2 13
Incoming to Norman Rupp from E.E. Griffin
2 14
Incoming to Norman Rupp from John Haggerty
2 15
Incoming to Norman Rupp from James Pierson
2 16
Incoming to Norman Rupp from Harold Polson
2 17
Incoming to Norman Rupp from Clement Quinn
2 18
Incoming to Norman Rupp from C.F. Simmons
2 19
Incoming to Norman Rupp from Emil Tessin
2 20
Incoming from Alex Mitchell
2 21
Incoming to John Rupp from Homer A. Day
2 22
Incoming-from Homer A. Day to Norman Rupp
2 23
Incoming from A.G. Watts
2 24
Incoming to John Rupp from William Warr
2 25
Incoming Third Party to Warr and Fueller
2 26
Incoming Third Party to Chase Rich
2 27
Incoming Third Party to R.S. Grant
2 28
Incoming Third Party from R.S. Grant
2 29
Incoming Third Party to Geo. Grant
2 30
Incoming Third Party to Jules Bauman
2 31
Incoming Third Party Miscellaneous
2 32
Incoming Miscellaneous to John Rupp
2 33
Incoming Miscellaneous to Norman Rupp
Subseries C: Contracts
Box Folder
2 34
Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws
1898
2 35
Minutes Book
1898-1927
2 36
Annual Report of Stockholders
2 37
Stockholder Meeting Documents
2 38
Notices of Location
2 39
Mine Location Sketches
2 40
Rose Cyanide Agreements
2 41
Memorandum of Agreement
3 1
Agreements
1896 1898 1906
3 2
Lease to Operate Tailings
May 1932 July 1932
3 3
Lease Agreements
1898-1934
3 4
Lease and Option to Purchase
1916-1933
3 5
Warranty Deeds
1927
3 6
Deed to Mining Claims
1891-1898
3 7
Proof of Labor
3 8
Application for a U.S. Patent
3 9
Mineral Certificate
November 18, 1898
3 10
Certificate of Redemption- Real Estate
1928-1938
3 11
Bill of Sale and Notice of Dissolution
3 12
Miscellaneous
3 13
Miscellaneous Documents

Series II:  Contracts and Business DealingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
James A. Adams
1 2
Clay M. Agee
1 3
Alexander Akerman
1 4
C.C. Bailey
1 5
Braxton Beacham
1 6
Orville A Bemise
1 7
John Beneke
1 8
W.S. Boone
1 9
Nelley Boyd
1 10
Ben Eddy
1 11
W.W. Burnett
1 12
I.N. Bushong
1 13
A.B. Camberg
1 14
H. Carlson
1 15
C.B. Cannon
1 16
B.A. Carman
1 17
G.L. Carmony
1 18
C.A. Carson
1 19
Peter Cassinilli and Wife
1 20
H. Cole
1 21
Clay Dooley
1 22
John and Alice Dufeur
1 23
Edwin Eddy
1 24
John Erickson
1 25
Ed. Ewen
1 26
A. Foster
1 27
Lavinia Gaines
1 28
George Gray
2 1
Carl E. Habekost
2 2
F.E. Harding
2 3
Erick Hemstron
2 4
W. H. Hinkel
2 5
Reed Holding
2 6
George Holland
2 7
Louis J. Hopkins
2 8
Hugh Kennedy
2 9
Moore Kerr
2 10
William Larson
2 11
William Lawson
2 12
H.C. Levinson
2 13
C.C. Low
2 14
A. V. Lundeen
2 15
Charles P. Maginnis
2 16
Edward McArren
2 17
James Mead
2 18
Wm. Meeker
2 19
Ben Moore
2 20
J. Mosley
2 21
L. Normand
2 22
Charles North Quit Claim Deed
2 23
Dan Orr
2 24
Joseph Peters
2 25
William Petrie
2 26
H.J. Pies
2 27
James and Elizabeth Potter
2 28
A.R. Powell
2 29
Nelson Pratt
2 30
L.E. Rierson
2 31
E. Roddy
3 1
Correspondence from John Rupp to Norman Rupp
3 2
M.J. Scanlon
3 3
O.C. Seether
3 4
Charles Sheperd
3 5
Correspondence to W.B. Sherman
3 6
E.J. Shields
3 7
J.D Swartwout
3 8
Emil Tessin
3 9
John Wherry
3 10
Frank White
3 11
Fred Williams
3 12
Harvey Willis
3 13
George Wilson
3 14
Miscellaneous correspondence
3 15
American Trust Company
3 16
Baker and Baker (1)
3 17
Baker and Baker (2)
3 18
Beggs and Palmer
3 19
Blair and Waterhouse
3 20
Brooks-Scanlon Corporation
3 21
Butler Logging Company
3 22
B.W. Timber Company
3 23
Carey and Kerr
3 24
Carson Cattle Company
3 25
C-H Logging Company
3 26
Duncan and Brewer Logging Company
3 27
Grand Rapids and Oregon Timber Company
4 1
Grants Pass Timber Company
4 2
Holand, Briggs, and Avery Timber
4 3
Huron Timber Company
4 4
Idaho-Oregon Company
4 5
Mitchell-Dorr Realty Company
4 6
Nehalem Timber Company
4 7
Nez Perce Timber Company
4 8
Northern Pacific Railway
4 9
Pacific Railway and Navigation Company
4 10
Rupp Investment Company
4 11
Second National Bank of Saginaw
4 12
Southern Pacific Company
4 13
State of Oregon Highway Commission
4 14
Oregon State Board of Game and Fish
4 15
Swallow and Hopkins
4 16
3M Logging Company
4 17
Tideport Logging Company
4 18
Van Vleet Logging Company
4 19
Western Cooperage Company
4 20
Wisconsin Investment Company
4 21
Wright and Blodget
4 22
Yunker and Wieks
5 1
List of Lands
5 2
Drawdy Lands
5 3
Idaho Lands
5 4
Joint Lands
5 5
Florida Lands
5 6
St. John's Drainage District-Florida
5 7
Florida-Orange County Contract papers
5 8
Roby Lands
5 9
re: Turpentine
5 10
Rupp and Adams Taxes
5 11
Jackson County Tax Receipts
5 12
Canceled Notes (1)
5 13
Cancelled Notes (2)
5 14
Estate of John Rupp
5 15
Lawsuit-Clatsop Circuit Court
5 16
Lawsuit-Mann vs. Day
5 17
Journals of John Rupp
5 18
Petitions
5 19
Inventory
1881
5 20
Miscellaneous Location Maps
5 21
Miscellaneous Memorandum of Agreement
5 22
Miscellaneous Contracts

Series III:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Incoming
Box Folder
1 1
Norman Rupp Estate to Margaret Rupp
1 2
Redwood to Norman Rupp Jr.
1 3
re: John Rupp Estate to Norman Rupp Jr.
1945
1 4
Redwood
1 5
Redwood Carbon Copies
1 6
Pick Deal Claims
1 7
Estate Papers (1)
1 8
Estate Papers (2)
1 9
Rupp Estate to Norman Rupp Jr.
1 10
Rupp Estate
1 11
Mitchell-Dorr Realty Company (1)
1 12
Mitchell-Dorr Realty Company (2)
1 13
Rubedew (1)
1 14
Rubedew (2)
1 15
Rubedew (3)
1 16
Tillamook
1 17
Tillamook (Outgoing)
1 18
Drawdy Deal
1 19
Florida Lands
1 20
Gladstone Oil Claims
1 21
Duncan and Brewer Lumber Company
1930-1931
1 22
Chas Lilvio
2 1
Dick, re: Lumber, from John Rupp
2 2
Dick re: Lumber
2 3
Geo. B. Morley Est.
2 4
Second National Bank to John Rupp
1926
2 5
Second National Bank
1932
2 6
Second National Bank
1934
2 7
Second National Bank
1935
2 8
Second National Bank
1936
2 9
Second National Bank
1937
2 10
Second National Bank
1938
2 11
Second National Bank
1939
2 12
Second National Bank
1940
2 13
Second National Bank
1941
2 14
Second National Bank to Norman Rupp Jr.
1946-1947
2 15
Second National Bank
1948
2 16
Second National Bank to Norman Rupp Jr.
1948-1951
2 17
Cook and Cook
2 18
Rupp Timber Company
2 19
Chambers
Subseries B: Outgoing
Box Folder
2 20
Miscellaneous
2 21
Rupp Timber Company
2 22
Cook and Cook
2 23
George B. Morley Est.
2 24
Mitchell-Dorr Realty Company
2 25
Dick re: Lumber
2 26
Duncan and Brewer Lumber Company
1930-1931
3 1
Chambers
3 2
Gladstone Oil Claims
3 3
Chas Lilvio
3 4
Florida Lands
3 5
Drawdy Deal
3 6
Rubedew (1)
3 7
Rubedew (2)
3 8
Pick Deal Claims
3 9
Estate papers
3 10
Rupp Estate from Margaret Rupp
3 11
Rupp Estate from Norman Rupp Jr.
December 1950-1951
3 12
Rupp Estate
3 13
Redwood from Norman Rupp Jr.
3 14
Redwood
3 15
Second National Bank
1932
3 16
Second National Bank
1934
3 17
Second National Bank
1935
3 18
Second National Bank
1936
3 19
Second National Bank
1937
3 20
Second National Bank
1938
3 21
Second National Bank
1939
3 22
Second National Bank
1940
3 23
Second National Bank
1941
3 24
Second National Bank from Norman Rupp Jr.
1946-1947
3 25
Second National Bank from Norman Rupp Jr.
1948-1950
3 26
John Rupp Estate
Subseries C: Miscellaneous
Box Folder
3 27
Rupp Estate Miscellaneous (1)
3 28
Rupp Estate Miscellaneous (2)
3 29
Redwood Miscellaneous (1)
3 30
Redwood Miscellaneous (2)
3 31
Tillamook Miscellaneous
3 32
Rubedew Miscellaneous
3 33
General Miscellaneous

Series IV:  Estate DocumentsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: records
Box Folder
1 1
Rupp Investment Company-Huron Timber Company
1942-1943
1 2
Rupp Investment Company-Huron Timber Company
1944
1 3
Rupp Investment Company-Huron Timber Company
1945-1946
1 4
Oil and Gas Lease
1 5
Quit Claim Deeds
1 6
Appraisal Documents (1)
1 7
Appraisal Documents (2)
1 8
Appraisal Documents (3)
1 9
Assignments
1 10
Trust Agreement
1 11
Bill of Sale
1 12
Bills Payable Book
1 13
John Rupp Estate (1)
1 14
John Rupp Estate (2)
1 15
Miscellaneous records
1 16
Bills Payable Book-Estate of John Rupp
1 17
Ledger
2 1
Norman Rupp Agent Ledger #1
2 2
Join Tract #1
2 3
Norman Rupp Special journal
2 4
Norman Rupp Agent Journal #2
Subseries B: Correspondence
Box Folder
2 5
Incoming to Norman Rupp Jr.
2 6
Incoming to Meta Rupp Cobb
2 7
Van Vleet
2 8
Appraisal Incoming
2 9
Appraisal Outgoing
2 10
1943 (1)
2 11
1943 (2)
2 12
1943 (3)
2 13
1944 (1)
2 14
1944 (2)
3 1
1944 (3)
3 2
1944-1945
3 3
1945
3 4
1946
3 5
1947

Series V:  Pocket Books of John RuppReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Journals
1875-1922
Box item
1 1
1877
1 2
1878
1 3
1879
1 4
1875
1 5
1875
2 1
1880
2 2
1881
2 3
1882
2 4
1883
2 5
1884
2 6
1885
2 7
1886
2 8
1887
2 9
1888
2 10
1889
2 11
1890
2 12
1891
2 13
1892
3 1
1893
3 2
1894
3 3
1895
3 4
1896
3 5
1897
3 6
1898
3 7
1899
3 8
1900
3 9
1901
3 10
1902
3 11
1903
3 12
1904
3 13
1905
3 14
1906
3 15
1907
4 1
1908
4 2
1909
4 3
1909
4 4
1910
4 5
1911
4 6
1912
4 7
1913
4 8
1914
4 9
1915
4 10
1916
4 11
1917
4 12
1918
4 13
1919
4 14
1920
4 15
1921
4 16
1922
5 1
1923
5 2
1924
5 3
1925
5 4
1926
5 5
1927
Subseries B: Land Books
Box item
5 6
Oregon, Louisiana, California, Idaho, Florida Lands
1923
5 7
Norman Rupp, Linn County
5 8
Oregon, Louisiana, Florida, California, Idaho Lands-John Rupp
5 9
Brewer
1879
5 10
Brewer
1879
5 11
Brewer
1877
Subseries C: Ledgers
Box item
1 1
1896
1 2
1898
1 3
1899-1901
1 4
1903
1 5
1906
1 6
1909
1 7
1910
1 8
1911
1 9
1912
1 10
1913
1 11
1914
1 12
1915
1 13
1916
2 1
1917
2 2
1918
2 3
1919
2 4
1920
2 5
1921
2 6
1922
2 7
1923
2 8
1924
2 9
1925
2 10
1926

Series VI:  Free Standing VolumesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Letters
1900-1930
Volume
1
John Rupp letters
December 18, 1900-April 22, 1901
2
John Rupp letters
April 22, 1901-January 13, 1903
3
John Rupp letters
February 18, 1904-July 7, 1904
4
John Rupp letters
May 1, 1905-February 8, 1906
5
John Rupp letters
May 11, 1921-March 13, 1923
6
John Rupp letters
June 9, 1925-December 17, 1928
7
Emily Sweazy Letters (J. Rupp Estate)
December 18, 1928-December 1, 1930
Subseries B: John Rupp Journals
1901-1927
Volume
8
April 1901-December 1906
9
January 1907-November 1910
10
December 1910-March 1915
11
April 1915-January 1921
12
January 31, 1921-July 1927
13
1905-1918
Subseries C: John Rupp Ledgers
1901-1927
Volume
14
April 1, 1901-April 1, 1915
15
1915-1927
16
1905-1918
Subseries D: Land Books
Volume
17
Minnesota Interests
18
Rupp and Kerr
19
J. Rupp-MN, LA, MS, CA, WA, OR, FL, MI, ID
Subseries E: Norman Rupp Books
1908-1942
Volume
20
Rupp Investment Company journal
1928-1940
21
Rupp Investment Company journal
1941-1942
22
Portland-journal
1911-1919
23
Portland-journal
1919-1927
24
Portland-Ledger
1919-1927
25
Portland-Ledger
1927-1942
Subseries F: Estate Books-John Rupp Estate
1927-1942
Volume
26
Land Inventory
27
journal
August 23, 1927-November 15, 1932
28
Ledger
1927-1931
29
Ledger
1941-1942

Series VII:  OversizedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Rose Gold Mining and Milling Company
Box Folder
1 1
Stock certificate book
2 1
Location Maps
2 2
Tax Return Forms
1913-1927
2 3
Tax Receipts
1918-1925 1931 1938 1941
Subseries B: Correspondence
Box Folder
2 4
Rubedew Miscellaneous
2 5
Chambers Location Map
2 6
Chas Lilvio Incoming
2 7
Gladstone Claims Miscellaneous
Subseries C: Contracts and Business Dealings
Box Folder
3 1
Northern Pacific Railway Deed
3 2
Statement of Inventory
3 3
Tillamook County Taxes
2 4
Florida Map
2 5
C.C. Bailey
2 6
Rupp and Adams Taxes
2 7
A. P. Brewer journal
1880
2 8
Timber Reports
2 9
Tillamook County Tax Forms
2 10
Clatsop County Tax Forms
2 11
Estimate of Timber
2 12
Charges and Credits with the Wright-Blodget Company
2 13
General Land Certificates
2 14
Land Maps
2 15
Land Deeds