Jefferson Myers papers, 1898-1932  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Myers, Jefferson, d. 1943
Title
Jefferson Myers papers
Dates
1898-1932 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet, (3 containers)
Collection Number
Coll 191
Summary
Jefferson Myers (c.1860-1943) was a native Oregonian born of pioneer parents, who served as Oregon State Senator, on state commissions, and as a Board of Regent for Oregon Agricultural College. The collection contains material from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition and the Jamestown Tri-Centennial Exposition, as well as personal correspondence, some Oregon state documents, and photographs.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
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.

Languages
English
Sponsor
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

Jefferson Myers (c.1860-1943) was a native Oregonian born of pioneer parents, who began his political career as a democratic State Representative almost four years before receiving his B.A. from Willamette University. By the time he graduated in 1893 he had already been a state senator for two years. Meyers also served as chairman of the State Commission for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, held in Portland from 1902-1905.

Sent by the Oregon state legislature, Meyers was also president of the State Commission for the Jamestown Tri-Centennial Exposition held in Norfolk, Virginia in 1907. In 1914 Meyers was appointed to serve on the Board of Regents of Oregon Agricultural College. He was elected State Treasurer in 1924. His final public duties were as a member of the U.S. Shipping Board.

Meyers was married twice. His first wife Annie F. Jeffery died in 1910 after eleven years of marriage. In 1914 Myers married Helene Rowe. Neither union produced children. Jefferson Meyers died on December 30, 1943.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains material from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition and the Jamestown Tri-Centennial Exposition, as well as personal correspondence, some Oregon state documents, and a large collection of photographs. The correspondence is filed by date, from 1906-1932.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jefferson Myers papers, Coll 191, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

PapersReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1-2

1.5 linear feet

Photographs (PH187), 1904-1905Return to Top

1.0 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
PH187_0000: Prints (oversize)
1.0 unknown
not yet assigned

BroadsideReturn to Top

1.0 item

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators--Oregon
  • Legislators--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Myers, Jefferson, d. 1943
  • Myers, Jefferson, d. 1943--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907).
  • Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.).
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1859-1950
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Broadsides
  • Correspondence
  • Photographic prints.