Carl F. Smith papers, 1875-1957  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Smith, Carl F. (Researcher)Deady, Matthew P. (Matthew Paul), 1824-1893Condon, Thomas, 1822-1907
Carl F. Smith papers
1875-1957 (inclusive)
1 linear feet, (2 containers)  :  1 clamshell box, 1 small photograph box
Collection Number
CA Sm6
Carl F. Smith researched Thomas Condon and the Condon family. The collection (1875-1957) consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, publications and other printed matter, and photographs, all related to Thomas Condon and the Condon family.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
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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

Carl F. Smith researched Thomas Condon and the Condon family. Thomas Condon (1822-1907) was an Irish Congregational minister, a geologist and paleontologist, and a professor at the University of Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, geology course catalogues, Condon family information, and letters from libraries and other institutions regarding Smith's research into the Condon family.

The collection also contains J. W. Condon correspondence (1953-1957), and also letters regarding the Condon family history in Newport, Oregon, and The Dalles, Oregon. There is also original correspondence between Thomas Condon and Matthew Deady (1875).

Collected printed matter includes: an 1897 Summer Education Association catalogue that contains information regarding geology courses taught by Condon at the Nye Beach auditorium; Geology Society newsletters (1955); a genealogy map about the Condon family in Ireland; and pamphlets and other publications about Condon by the First Congregational Church.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College teachers--Oregon--Eugene
  • Congregational churches--Oregon--Clergy
  • Genealogy
  • Geologists--Oregon--Eugene
  • Geology--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Eugene
  • Paleontologists--Oregon--Eugene
  • Personal Names :
  • Condon, Thomas, 1822-1907
  • Condon, Thomas, 1822-1907
  • Condon, Thomas, 1822-1907
  • Smith, Carl F. (Researcher)
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Oregon
  • Family Names :
  • Condon family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Dalles (Or.)--Biography
  • Newport (Or.)--Biography
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Catalogs
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Scrapbooks