Roseburg Chamber of Commerce Records, 1924-1929  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Roseburg Chamber of Commerce (Roseburg, Or.)
Title
Roseburg Chamber of Commerce Records
Dates
1924-1929 (inclusive)
Quantity
.25 cubic feet (1 document case)
Collection Number
Mss341
Summary
The collection contains letters, telegrams, newsletters, and flyers from the files of H. E. Cully, Executive Secretary of the Roseburg, Oregon, Chamber of Commerce in the late 1920s. Also included are surveys of the poultry farms of Douglas County, Oregon.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1850, Aaron Rose, formerly of New York, purchased a claim that was originally platted as the town site of Deer Creek, Oregon. The early town was little more than a tavern and a stopping place for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail. In 1857, the town was renamed Roseburg, and included a grist mill, post office, and school. In 1872, the same year the town officially incorporated, the O&C Railroad established its southern terminal here. The railroad provided economic access to the thriving agricultural community. Crops included fruit, berries, melons and field crops. Roseburg is near some of the world's richest timber land, and the town became a major lumber producer in the housing boom after World War II. At the timber industry's height, 278 mills operated in Douglas County.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains letters, telegrams, newsletters, and flyers from the files of H. E. Cully, Executive Secretary of the Roseburg Chamber of Commerce in the late 1920s. Activities detailed include a campaign to stop peddlers and door-to-door salesmen from out of town in favor of local businesses, investigations of several proposed businesses in the southern Oregon area, the arrival of the Great Northern Railroad in Klamath Falls and other railroad activities, and securing an appropriation for lights and water at the Oregon Caves. Also included are surveys of the poultry farms of Douglas County for 1926 and 1927.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any publication use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Roseburg Chamber of Commerce Records, Mss341, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1 Confidence Promotion Campaign
Anti-peddler and door-to-door sales campaign
1927
2 W. H. Cope
Proposed motion picture studio
1927
3 Correspondence
  • Portland Chamber of Commerce
  • Agricultural Conference at Roseburg
  • Mayor's Office, Portland
  • Medford Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Automobile Service Club, Inc.
  • Portland Better Business Bureau, Inc.
1928
4 Douglas Cooperative Prune Association
  • Cooperative selling agreement
  • Mrs. Effie E. Arnett
  • Douglas County Prune Pool
  • Mrs. W. W. Cardwell
  • Mr. R. A. Busenbark
  • Marshall Dana, Oregon Journal
  • Western States Grocery Co.
1928
5 Douglas County Cooperative Turkey Growers
  • Marketing contract
undated
6 Klamath County Chamber of Commerce
  • An empire awakened, eighth annual community dinner
  • Annual report
1928
7 Lumber mills
  • Sutherlin Chamber of Commerce
  • J. A. Harding
  • The Woods Sales Company
  • Chris O. Gingrich, First National Bank, Chehalis
  • Coffman, Dobson Bank & Trust Co., Chehalis
  • Newbegin Lumber Company
  • L. D. Stone
  • F. Herren & Co.
  • Puget Sound Machinery Depot
  • Robert P. Holliday, Santa Monica Evening Outlook
1928
8 Oregon Association of Commercial Secretaries
O. A. C. S. Digest
1928
9 Oregon Caves
  • Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce
  • Willis C. Hawley, House of Representatives, Washington DC
1928
10 Pacific Cooperative Poultry Producers: Correspondence
  • Survey form
  • National City, California, Chamber of Commerce
  • Bellingham, Washington, Chamber of Commerce
1926
11 Pacific Cooperative Poultry Producers: Correspondence
  • Plan for teaching roosts
  • Petaluma Chamber of Commerce
  • H. G. Reetz
  • U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry
  • Douglas County Poultry Survey
  • United States Department of Agriculture Extension Service
  • Alfred J. Moore
  • Hull & Ogden
  • Security Bank, Myrtle Point
  • J. W. Logan
  • Bona Terra Ranch
1927
12 Pacific Cooperative Poultry Producers: Correspondence
  • W. O. Condroy
  • Corvallis Company, Inc.
  • Lester Blakely
  • Jos. A. Harville, Chinocamp Ranch
  • Ellen B. Hutton
  • Elizabeth Norman
  • O. E. Leighton
  • Otto Walker
  • Poultry Survey, June 1927
  • Associated Truck Line
  • E. J. Dixon
  • Summary of Douglas County Poultry
  • Southern Pacific Company
  • Coos County Egg Producers Assn.
  • Gribble Poultry Farm
  • H. B. Howell
  • Southern Oregon Poultry Assn.
  • L. E. Weeks
  • B. A. Roberts
  • Monroe Nance
  • United States Department of Agriculture Extension Service
  • Ada J. Denn
1928
13 Pacific Cooperative Poultry Producers: Correspondence
  • 35th Legislative Assembly, Oregon
  • Survey
  • Membership
1929 and undated
14 Pacific Cooperative Poultry Producers: Surveys 1926-1927
15 Pacific Cooperative Poultry Producers: Marketing and subscription agreements 1924-1927
16 Power and light rates
  • Chamber of Commerce, Sutherlin
  • City of Roseburg
1928
17 Public Service Commission of Oregon vs. Central Pacific Railroad et al
  • California Conserving Company Inc.
  • Educated cauliflower (broccoli)
  • Roach Timber Company
  • Blue Goose Special
  • American Fruit Growers, Inc.
  • Interstate Commerce Commission
  • Klamath County Chamber of Commerce
  • William P. Ellis
  • Medford Chamber of Commerce
18 River closure bills
  • Re: Deschutes, McKenzie, Rogue and Umpqua Rivers
  • Eugene Chamber of Commerce
  • Oregon Game Protective Association
  • "Some facts concerning the Rogue River, McKenzie River, Deschutes River, and Umpqua River water and fish bills"
1928
19 Southern Pacific Railroad
  • Chamber of Commerce, Ashland
1928
20 Sutherlin Chamber of Commerce 1929
21 Timber sales monies
  • Rep. W. C. Hawley
  • Rep. N. J. Sinnott
  • Senator Frederick Steiwer
  • Senator Charles McNary
1928
22 Umpqua Chiefs
  • Constitution and by-laws
  • Umpqua Chief Committee for the year 1928
1924-1928
23 Umpqua highway
  • Rep. W. C. Hawley
  • Essay contest flyer
  • Senator Frederick Steiwer
  • Oregon State Motor Association
  • Rep. N. J. Sinnott
  • Umpqua Highway Association
1928
24 United States Bureau of Reclamation
  • Oregon State Chamber of Commerce
  • Senator Frederick Steiwer
  • Rep. N. J. Sinnott
1927

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural cooperative credit associations -- Oregon -- History -- 20th century.
  • Agriculture -- Oregon -- Douglas County.
  • Boards of trade -- Oregon -- Roseburg.
  • Cauliflower -- Oregon.
  • Lumber trade -- Oregon -- Douglas County.
  • Peddlers and peddling -- Oregon -- Roseburg.
  • Poultry industry -- Oregon -- Douglas County.
  • Railroads -- Oregon -- Douglas County.
  • Railroads -- Oregon -- Klamath County.
  • Personal Names :
  • Cully, H. E.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Pacific Poultry Producers Cooperative.
  • Roseburg Chamber of Commerce (Roseburg, Or.) (creator)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Douglas County (Or.)
  • Oregon Caves National Monument (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Flyers (printed matter)
  • Menus.
  • Newsletters.
  • Programs.
  • Surveys.