Ray Lung Papers, 1943-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lung, Ray.
Title
Ray Lung Papers
Dates
1943-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.7 cubic ft., (3 document cases and 1 flat box)
Collection Number
Coll 354
Summary
Papers of Ray Lung, who managed the Klamath Indian Management Trust for United States National Bank of Portland from 1959 to 1975.
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Raymond Henry Lung (1926-2009) grew up in Fresno, California and enlisted in the Merchant Marine prior to finishing high school. He studied at Fresno State and graduated from the University of Oregon. Lung enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. After the war, Ray Lung moved to Portland with his wife Jacquie. He began working in the US National Bank of Portland’s trust department while a student at the Northwestern School of Law. In 1959, Lung moved to Klamath Falls to take responsibility for the Klamath Indian Management Trust, which was formed following termination of the Klamath Tribe to manage land for the remaining 473 tribal members who elected not to receive a share of liquidated tribal assets. Lung also oversaw the later dissolution of the trust and sale of trust lands, as well as the subsequent distribution of proceeds. In 1975, Lung returned to Portland as manager of US Bank’s trust group and as a member of the bank’s executive board. He retired in 1991 as executive vice president.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains materials relating to Ray Lung's management of the Klamath Indian Management Trust (KIMT) administered by the United States National Bank of Portland. These include reports and proposals, clippings and publications, correspondence, registers and rosters, financial statements, maps, and photographs, as well as a scrapbook compiled by John D. Merritt. Some of the materials pertain to management of tribal forest land, led by US Bank trust forestry officer Robert Mezger. Tribal forest lands purchased by the federal government became part of the Winema National Forest.

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 prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Ray Lung Papers, Coll 354, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Clippings, 1958-2007Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
1958-1998
1/2
1959-2005
1/3
1959-2007
1/4
1964-1973
1/5
1974-1976
2/1
1980
2/2
found loose in front of scrapbook
1974-1990

Series B:  General materials, 1943-2005Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
Calendar with photo of remaining members of Klamath tribe
1979
2/3
Federal Register, Members of Klamath Tribe (photocopy)
1957 November 21
2/4
Joseph S. Ball Klamath Scholarship application form
undated
2/5
Klamath - Correspondence
1999 and 2003
2/6
Map - Klamath Forest Protective District
1948
2/7
Map - Winema National Forest
1961
2/8
Notes
undated
2/9
Photographs - Ray Lung and others
1943, 1990 and 1995
2/10
Programs and flyers
1966 and undated
2/11
The Proposal of the Klamath Tribes for the American People to Return the Former Reservation Lands of the Winema N.F. to the Klamath Tribes (Input to the Tribes from Tom Burns)
2000 February 11
2/12
Publications: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, Or.)
1960 September 25
2/13
Publications: Klamath News (Klamath Falls, Or.)
2001 March, 2002 May, and 2005 April/May
2/14
Publications: Klamath Tribune (Klamath Falls, Or.)
scattered issues
1958 April -1960 August
2/15
Publications: Mukluks Hemcunga (Klamath Falls, Or.)
scattered issues
1973-1980
2/16
Publications: Oregon Historical Quarterly
2000 Fall
2/17
Publications: U.S. Bank / U.S. Bancorp
1960-1990
2/18
Southern Oregon Indian Research - Workshops
1980

Series C:  Klamath Indian Management Trust, 1959-2004Return to Top

Materials specifically identified with the Klamath Indian Management Trust (KIMT).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/19
Background (speech?)
undated
2/20
Correspondence
1959-1960, and 1977-1981
2/21
Distribution of Settlement in Suit of Condemnation of the Klamath Indian Forest
1980 April 16
2/22
Facsimilies of payout checks
1974 and 1980
4/3
Facsimilies of checks, Klamath Indian Forest
1974 and 1980
3/1
Financial Statements, U.S. National Bank (copy 1)
1959-1981
3/2
Financial Statements, U.S. National Bank (copy 2)
1959-1981
3/3
Flyers
1970, 1977
4/2
Klamath Indian Rolls
1966 December 15 and 1969 May 6
3/4
Klamath Tribe Rosters
1961, 1970, and undated
3/5
Photographs
1974 and undated
3/6
Photographs: Three Creeks, Williamson River Canyon
Bob Ford, photographer.
undated
3/7
Photograph: Upper Klamath Marsh
undated
3/8
Plan of the Management of the Remaining Members of the Klamath Indian Tribe
1958 September 30
3/9
Robert Mezger
circa 1969-2004
Box 4
Scrapbook
Assembled by John D. Merritt, Assistant Trust Officer, Klamath Falls Office, U. S. National Bank of Oregon. Contains materials in three categories: The Klamath Tribe, 1864-1959; The Non-Withdrawing Members, 1959-1976; and The Story of the Modoc War, 1874.
1959-1969
3/10
Statement of Condition, Klamath Indian Management Trust
1967

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Forest management -- Oregon.
  • Indian reservations -- Oregon.
  • Indian termination policy.
  • Indians of North America -- Government relations.
  • Klamath Indians -- Land tenure.
  • Klamath Indians -- Government relations.
  • Personal Names :
  • Lung, Raymond Henry, 1926-2009 -- Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Klamath Indian Management Trust.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon.
  • Klamath Indian Reservation (Or.)
  • Winema National Forest (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Financial statements.
  • Photographs.
  • Publications.
  • Rosters.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Merritt, John D. (creator)
    • Mezger, Robert. (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States National Bank of Oregon -- Trust Department. (creator)