Homer Angell papers, 1939-1955  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Angell, Homer Daniel, 1875-1968
Homer Angell papers
1939-1955 (inclusive)
17.25 linear feet, (35 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 001
Homer Angell was an attorney, served in the Oregon house and senate, and served in the US Congress as a Republican Congressman from Oregon's Third District. The collection contains administrative files, departmental files, legislative files, bill files, speech files, and correspondence that includes over 7,000 letters.
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.

Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

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

Homer Angell (1875-1968) was born on a farm near The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon on January 12, 1875. He attended public schools, graduated from the University of Oregon in 1900 and from the Law School of Columbia University in 1903. He was admitted to the New York and Oregon bars the same year and commenced practice in Portland, Oregon.

He served in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1929, 1931, and 1935, and served in the State senate in 1937 and 1938, resigning to become a candidate for Congress. Angell was elected as a Republican to the US Congress (January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1955). He ran unsuccessfully for re-nomination in 1954 against future Oregon governor Tom McCall. Angell then retired but remained active in community activities for over a decade. Congressman Angell died in Portland, Oregon on March 31, 1968.

Source: Biographical Directory of the US Congress: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=A000257

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is arranged by series: Administrative Files, Departmental Files, Legislative Files, Bill Files, and Speech Files. Also contains over 7,000 letters of correspondence. Most of the files prior to 1946 were destroyed by Congressman Angell in 1950.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Homer Angell papers, Ax 001, 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
  • Legislators--United States
  • Legislators--United States--Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Angell, Homer Daniel, 1875-1968
  • Angell, Homer Daniel, 1875-1968--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Congress. House.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Politics and government
  • United States--Politics and government--1933-1953
  • United States--Politics and government--1953-1961
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Legislative records