A. Walter Norblad, Jr. papers, 1951-1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Norblad, A. Walter (Albin Walter), 1908-1964
A. Walter Norblad, Jr. papers
1951-1964 (inclusive)
10.5 linear feet, (7 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 455
A. (Albin) Walter Norblad, Jr. (1908-1964), served in the Oregon state legislature and from 1946-1964 served in the U.S. Congress as a Republican. The collection contains congressional office reference files.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

A. (Albin) Walter Norblad, Jr. (1908-1964), was born in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan in 1908 and moved with his parents to Astoria, Oregon that same year. He attended Astoria public schools and the New Mexico Military Academy at Roswell. He graduated from the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1932. His father, Albin Walter Norblad, Sr. served as Governor of Oregon from 1929 to 1931. Norblad, Jr. was admitted to the bar in 1932 and subsequently practiced law in Astoria. He was elected to the Oregon state house of representatives in 1935 and served until 1937. He was also elected to the seventy-ninth U.S. Congress as a Republican and served until 1964. Norblad, Jr. died in office on September 20, 1964. His son Albin W. Norblad III, is an Oregon Circuit Court judge (as of 2012).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000133

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains Norblad, Jr.'s congressional office reference files arranged in original office file order

Reference files from the initial donation and the addenda of 1974 are arranged in alphabetical order by subject title. The files contain correspondence and documents on issues and problems of consequence to Oregon, particularly the 1st District.

Files from 1946 to 1950 were destroyed by Norblad, Jr.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A. Walter Norblad, Jr. papers, Ax 455, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators--Oregon
  • Legislators--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Norblad, A. Walter (Albin Walter), 1908-1964
  • Norblad, A. Walter (Albin Walter), 1908-1964--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Congress. House.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1951-
  • United States--Politics and government--1945-1989
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Legislative records