William D. Rutherford papers, 1931-1996  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rutherford, Willilam D., 1939 Jan. 14-
Title
William D. Rutherford papers
Dates
1931-1996 (inclusive)
Quantity
36.5 linear feet, (43 containers)
Collection Number
Coll 299
Summary
William D. Rutherford (January 14, 1939- ) was a State Legislator and State Treasurer for Oregon. The collection includes papers regarding his tenure as Legislator and Treasurer, as well as other career records and family papers.
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.

Collection includes sound recordings or moving images to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections & University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

William Drake Rutherford, former legislator and treasurer for the state of Oregon, was born on January 14, 1939, in Marshalltown, Iowa. His family moved to Oregon in 1946 where his father, William Donald Rutherford, was a successful businessman and community leader in McMinnville, owning numerous variety stores and discount stores around Northwestern Oregon.

Rutherford grew up in McMinnville, and attended public schools there. He was voted president of his high school class four times and was enrolled in the National Honor Society. He later attended the University of Oregon where he majored in history, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1961. While studying at the University of Oregon, he was a member of the fraternities Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Eta Sigma, the Druids and Friars. He studied law at Harvard University, graduating in 1964 with a J.D. degree. He was admitted to practice law in the state of Oregon the same year, but instead served in the army for two years as a First Lieutenant QMC. In 1965 he married Janice Willilams, a 1963 graduate of the University of Oregon. They later divorced. He returned to Portland in 1966 and was employed in the firm Maguire, Kester, and Cosgrave, which practiced general litigation and business law. In 1969 Rutherford left the Maguire firm and joined the stock brokerage house May & Co., Inc., for which he was house counsel. Rutherford later became CEO for May & Co. In 1971, Rutherford became a self-employed attorney in McMinnville and Newberg, and was a member of the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange. He was also a partner in the firm of Rutherford, Hansen, and Mahr, located in Newberg and McMinnville. Rutherford has had a private practice in McMinnville since 1971.

Rutherford is a member of the American Bar Association, the Yamhill County Bar Association, and the Oregon State Bar Association, and was admitted to practice before Oregon courts and the Federal District Court of Oregon. He has been on member committees concerning administrative law, environmental law, and the future of the legal profession. He is also registered with the Harvard Law School Alumni Association and was President of its Oregon Chapter from 1974-1975. He was previously on the board of directors of the Kiwanis Club in McMinnville, president of the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the Committee to Redevelop Downtown McMinnville.

Rutherford was elected a member of the Oregon House of Representatives in 1977, 1979, 1981, and 1983. In the 1979 session he was named the "Outstanding Legislator of the Ten Mid-Valley Representatives." During the 1979 session he was chosen to conduct business with Governor Atiyeh's office and had weekly meetings with Atiyeh concerning legislation. Rutherford has been the Vice-chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, a member of the House Elections Committee, and a member of the Pensions Committee of the National Conference of State Legislators.

In 1984 Rutherford was elected State Treasurer of Oregon, having run against Democrat Grattan Kerans.

In 1986 Rutherford was Chairman of the Oregon Investment Council.

In June 1987 Rutherford resigned as State Treasurer of Oregon. His reason for leaving was the need to pay college tuitions for his two children. Prior to his resignation, Rutherford had been investigated by the Oregon Ethics Commission, citing conflict of interest, but in February 1988, the Ethics Commission cleared Rutherford of ethical violations and the investigation was dropped. From 1987 to 1989 Rutherford was President and Chief Executive Officer for ABD International Management Corporation, as well as a Member of the Board of Directors and the Investment Policy Committee.

In 1990, Rutherford was President of the Societe Generale Touche Remnant Corporation, as well as a member of the Investment Policy Committee, and the Board of Directors. From 1994 to 1995, Rutherford was Director of Special Projects, functioning as Chief Operating Officer, for Metallgesellschaft Corporation, an international trading, oil, and gas company. Metallgesellschaft Corporation is Europe's 10th largest company. From 1995 to 1996, Rutherford was Principal of Macadam Capital Partners.

In 1995 Rutherford ran unsuccessfully for Congress on the Republican ticket.

In 1997, Rutherford was Chief Executive Officer for the Fibreboard Asbestos Compensation Trust. Honors include mention in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. Rutherford has been quoted and published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Money ManagementForum, The Christian Science Monitor, The Baltimore Sun, Chief Executive Magazine, CNBC, Reuters, Smart Money Magazine,London Guardian and Bloomberg. Rutherford is the author of Who Shot Goldilocks?: How Alan Greenspan Did in Our Jobs, Savings, and Retirement Plans.

William D. Rutherford is currently President of Rutherford Investment Management, based in Portland, Oregon. He has been Chairman of Metro One Telecommunications since 2000; he has also been a member of the Nature Conservancy and the Oregon Community Foundation Investment Board.

Rutherford is married to Karen Anderson, the former President of Clinique. He is the parent of two children: Wayne, Master of Education, Stanford University, Headmaster of the international school in Sapporo, Japan; and Dr. Mel Rutherford, assistant professor of psychology at McMaster University near Toronto, Canada.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The William D. Rutherford Papers contain a vast array of materials relating primarily to his political career and, to a lesser extent, his family and other career experiences. Materials include correspondence, speeches, campaign materials, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Also represented in the collection are other political documents including Senate Bill information and campaign records.

The collection has been arranged into eight different series: I. Political Career; II. Personal Papers; III. Other Career Records; IV. Videotapes; V. Audiotapes; VI. Artifacts; VII. Photographs; and VIII. Oversize.

The Oregon State Treasurer materials consist of correspondence from constituents and political figures, information and data about elections and the political landscape of Oregon, survey reports, speeches from 1983-1987, political memos, facts and figures about Oregon's economy, information about Rutherford's political opponents (such as David Chen, David Cargo, and Grattan Kerans), information concerning ballot measures, and Treasury annual reports. There are also political manuals detailing the rules and regulations of the Treasury office. Also included are documents that contain the raw election results from Rutherford's election campaigns.

The Personal Papers series consist mainly of correspondence and some artifacts, some of which belonged to Rutherford's father during his time in the army in World War II. Additionally, there are family photographs of Rutherford's grandparents, his parents, and Rutherford's wife and children, as well as Rutherford's high school, college, and graduate school records and memorabilia (graded term papers, yearbooks, notebooks, newspaper clippings).

The other Career Records series consists of documents during Rutherford's time as attorney, his work as a member of the House of Representatives, his work on the House Judiciary and Election Committees, and his work for ABD International Management Corporation. Records of the Oregon Ethics Commission's investigation of Rutherford, along with papers (itineraries, schedules, speeches) relating to trips Rutherford has taken to Japan, Germany, England, and around America are in this series. There are also files with newsclippings and notes on political opponents, political friends, newspaper columnists, and newspaper themes on various subjects. Additionally, this series contains summaries, descriptions, notes and occasional news articles and speeches relating to Senate Bills 1-213. Assorted speeches, files, and notes exist on other political issues (for instance, the death penalty and abortion). Rutherford's work to develop downtown McMinnville is recorded in blueprints, letters, and notes. Finally, copies of Rutherford's campaign pamphlets and publicity information have been retained.

The videotapes are all political, recorded for use in Rutherford's election campaigns by the corporation Moba Media.

The photographs are personal and political.

Oversize materials include campaign posters, banners, signs, bumper stickers, as well as oversize photographs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William D. Rutherford papers, Coll 299, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Political CareerReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: State Legislator
Box Folder
1 1
State Bill 10
1 2
State Bill 10
1 3
State Bill 10
1 4
1984 Appointments
1 5
Appointments
1984
1 6
Appointments
1984
1 7
Appointments
1984
1 8
State Bills 1-9
1 9
State Bill 10
1 10
Abortion, Finance, Endorsements
1 11
Ballot Measures Primary #3
1 12
Tartet, Review, Ballot Measures # 1-7
1 13
Election Pamphlet, Sears, Repub. HQ
1976
1 14
Press Releases Campaign
1978
1 15
Press Releases, News Clips
1978
1 16
House Bill 2701
1977
1 17
House Bill 2701
1977
1 18
Address labels, Cover letters
1 19
Address labels, cover letters
1 20
Republican Central Committee, Martin
1 21
Candidates And Political Parties Manual
1978
1 22
Mailing, Council Republicans, Finance, Precinct
1 23
Voter's Pamphlet
1978
1 24
Atiyeh, Bunick, advertising
1 25
Contributions and Expenditures, Campaign Finance
1 26
Contributions and Expenditures, Campaign Finance
1 27
Press Files: Zorn, Hinds
1 28
Campaign correspondence
1978
1 29
Background--Ballot Measures, Whitepapers
1 30
Opposition Research
1972
1 31
Primary Campaign Contributions and Expenditures
1972
1 32
General Campaign Contributions and Expenditures
1972
1 33
Contest Campaign
1972
1 34
Contest Campaign
1972
1 35
State Bill 169, 210-213
1 36
State Bill 156-67
1 37
State Bill 150-155
1 38
State Bill 138-149
1 39
State Bill 126-137
1 40
State Bill 120-125
1 41
State Bill 112-119
1 42
State Bill 98-111
1 43
State Bill 86-97
1 44
State Bills 70-85
2 1
Economic Development, Contribution and Expenditure Reports
2 2
General Election Receipts
1980
2 3
General Election Receipts
1980
2 4
General Election Receipts
1980
2 5
General Election Receipts
1980
2 6
State Representative Memos, Bills, Notes
2 7
Fact Sheets, Rutherford Biography
2 8
Memos, letters, Report
1981
2 9
Contributors Lists
1980
2 10
Contributors Lists
1980
2 11
Finance regulations
1977-1978
2 12
Re-elect Rutherford
1977
2 13
Contribution and Expenditure Reports
2 14
Contribution and Expenditure Reports
2 15
Memos, letters
1982
2 16
Letters, memos
1982
2 17
Memos, letters
1982
2 18
Rutherford speeches, advertising
2 19
Newberg Political Climate Report
1982
2 20
Packwood
2 21
News, adverts, releases
1982
2 22
News releases
1982
2 23
News releases
1982
2 24
Re-elect Rutherford
1977
2 25
Gov. Atiyeh--Banks Reception
2 26
Campaign Returns
1982
2 27
Open Primary Initiative
2 28
Open Primary Initiative
2 29
News clippings, Death Penalty Speech
2 30
Bad jokes, news column, resume
2 31
News clippings, memos
1987
2 32
News clippings retirement
2 33
News clippings, letters
1984-1987
2 34
Campaign expense and statements
2 35
Death Penalty Supreme Court Brief
2 36
Death Penalty Court Case Brief
2 37
Death Penalty: transcript, testimony
2 38
Death Penalty letters and responses
2 39
Death Penalty letters, notes, news clippings
2 40
Death Penalty letters, statements, facts
2 41
Death Penalty memos, letters
2 42
Open Primary Initiative
2 43
Banking memos, Death Penalty articles
2 44
Letters of support
2 45
Constituent problems, lobbying ethics
2 46
News clippings
1983
2 47
Death Penalty letters
3 1
Book: Capital Names
3 2
Book: Election Laws
1981-1982
3 3
Candidate Seminar--Campaign
1976
3 4
Book: Capital Names
3 5
Campaign Expenses
1976
3 6
Contributors Lists
1980
3 7
Campaign--Candidates Seminar, economy
1976
3 8
Campaign memos, reports
1975
3 9
Campaign memos,magazine
1976-1976
3 10
Campaign Brochures
1976
3 11
Campaign Contributors, Ezra Koch information
1976
3 12
Campaign Bessonnette information
1976
3 13
Polling
1977-1978
3 14
Campaign Coffees, letters,electioneering
1976
3 15
Political Manual
1980
3 16
Campaign Reference
1976
3 17
Campaign Reference
1976
3 18
Campaign reference,environment
1976
3 19
Campaign finance, contributions and expenditures
1976
3 20
Election Law, broadcasting, economics
3 21
Polling
1978
3 22
Campaign expense and statements
3 23
Election results
1978
3 24
Election results
1978
3 25
Election results
1978
3 26
Campaign maps
1976
3 27
Campaign maps
1976
3 28
Campaign maps
1976
3 29
Election results
1978
3 30
Legislative office; opposition; news
1980
3 31
Campaign maps, 'electioneering'
1976
3 32
Bessonnette, Nulsen, Lopuszyski
1972
3 33
Advertising, notes
1972
3 34
Farm Labour bills notes
1972
3 35
Memos, advertisements
1972
3 36
Voter's pamphlet, candidates
1971-1972
3 37
Contribution and expenditure reports
1970
3 38
News clippings campaign
1972
3 39
Property tax relief--speech, notes
3 40
Campaign--notebook, contributions
1972
3 41
Campaign--news clips, notes
1972
3 42
Campaign--notes, pamphlets
1972
3 43
Campaign--notes, letters
1972
3 44
Campaign: letters, memos, pamphlets
1972
3 45
Campaign: letters, pamphlets
1972
3 46
Campaign news releases
1972
3 47
Campaign news clips, releases
1972
4 1
Election laws, legislative facts
4 2
Open Primary Bill: statements
4 3
Open Primary Initiative: memos, statements
4 4
Open Primary Initiative: bills, statements, memos
4 5
Open Primary Initiative letters
4 6
Open Primary file
1977
4 24
Contribution and Expenditure Reports
1982
4 25
Contribution and expenditure reports
1982
4 26
Contribution and expenditure reports
1982
4 27
Contribution and expenditure reports
1982
4 28
Bills, invoices--Campaign
1980
4 29
Bill summaries, House votes
1975-1983
4 30
Bill summaries, House votes
1975-1983
4 31
Campaign finance
1976
4 32
Campaign finance reports
1976
4 33
Campaign contributions, general election
1976
4 34
Campaign contributions, general election
1976
4 35
Bill summaries, House votes
1975-1983
4 36
General financial bills
1982
4 37
General bills (finance)
1982
4 38
Election problems, staff information
4 39
Election Laws Oregon
1979-1980
4 40
Campaign finance
1976
5 1
State Bills 11-12
5 2
State Bill 12
5 3
State Bills 13-18
5 4
State Bills 19-24
5 5
State Bills 25-30
5 6
State Bills 31-39
5 7
State Bills 40-49
5 8
State Bills 50-60
5 9
State Bills 61-69
5 10
Fund Raising
5 11
Fund Raising
5 12
Notes and figures
5 13
Notes, news clippings, pamphlets
5 14
Notes, news clippings
5 15
Notes, pamphlets
5 16
Appointment diary
5 17
re-elect Rutherford receipts
5 18
Re-elect Rutherford receipts
5 19
Contributions and expenditures
1982
5 20
Re-elect Rutherford receipts
5 21
Re-elect Rutherford receipts
5 22
Re-elect Rutherford receipts
5 23
Re-elect Rutherford receipts
5 24
Campaign receipts
1982
Subseries B: State Treasurer
Box Folder
1 1
Unusual correspondence
1982
1 2
Unusual correspondence
1979
1 3
Correspondence--unusual
1987
1 4
Correspondence, memos
1987
1 5
Correspondence
1986
1 6
Correspondence
1986
1 7
Correspondence
1986
1 8
Correspondence
1985
1 9
Correspondence
1986
1 10
Correspondence
1985
1 11
Correspondence
1986
1 12
Correspondence
1986
1 13
Correspondence
1986
1 14
Correspondence
1987
1 15
Correspondence
1985
1 16
Correspondence
1985
1 17
Correspondence, memos
1986
1 18
Correspondence
1985
1 19
Correspondence
1986
1 20
Correspondence
1985
1 21
Correspondence
1985
1 22
Correspondence
1986
1 23
Correspondence
1986
1 24
Correspondence,memos
1986
1 25
Correspondence,memos
1986
1 26
Correspondence
1983
1 27
Correspondence
1985
1 28
Correspondence
1984
1 29
Correspondence
1987
1 30
Correspondence
1986
1 31
Correspondence
1986
1 32
Correspondence
1986
1 33
Correspondence
1986
1 34
Correspondence
1986
1 35
Correspondence
1986
1 36
Correspondence
1983
1 37
Correspondence
1986
1 38
Correspondence
1986
1 39
Correspondence
1986
1 40
Correspondence
1986
1 41
Correspondence
1986
1 42
Correspondence
1984
2 1
Speeches
2 2
Notes, names
2 3
Notes
2 4
Speeches
1985
2 5
Speeches
1985
2 6
Portland city club
1986
2 7
Portland city club
1986
2 8
Portland city club
2 9
Speeches
2 10
Campaign
2 11
Rutherford campaign
2 12
Campaign material
2 13
Coos Bay, North Bend
1986
2 14
Coos Bay, North Bend
1986
2 15
Speeches
2 16
Letters of regret
1986
2 17
Letters of regret
1986
2 18
Letters of regret
1987
2 19
Contributions and expenditures
1984
2 20
Notes
2 21
Memos
1986
2 22
Memos
1986
2 23
Memos
1986
2 24
Memos
1986
2 25
Office memos pamphlets
1986
2 26
Letters of regret
1985
2 27
Memos, correspondence
1986
2 28
Memos, correspondence
1984
2 29
Memos, correspondence
1984-1986
2 30
Contributions and expenditures
1983
2 31
Contributions and expenditures
1983
2 32
Contributions and expenditures
1983
2 33
Organizations
1984
2 34
Organizations
1984
2 35
Organizations
1984
2 36
Letters of regret
1987
2 37
Letters of regret
1987
2 38
Letters of regret
1987
2 39
Letters of regret
1987
2 40
Correspondence
1983-1986
2 41
Correspondence
1984
2 42
Correspondence
1985
3 1
Bill Rutherford--Personal
3 2
Trips and notes
1987
3 3
Rutherford pay stubs, McMinnville
1987
3 4
Travel memos, notes
1987
3 5
Memos,correspondence
1987
3 6
Nelson report
3 7
Correspondence
1987
3 8
Correspondence
1987
3 9
Memos, correspondence
1987
3 10
Memos, correspondence
1987
3 11
Memos, correspondence
1987
3 12
Memos, correspondence
1987
3 13
Campaign, computer notes
3 14
Bill Rutherford--Personal
3 15
Bill Rutherford--Personal
3 16
Memos, International Fund Reviews
3 17
Bill Rutherford--Personal
3 18
Correspondence
1987
3 19
Memos, news clippings
3 20
Albany Rotary
1987
3 21
Correspondence
1987
3 22
Binder: notes
1987
3 23
Binder Campaign
1984
3 24
Binder campaign
1984
3 25
Binder: campaign
1984
3 26
Binder campaign
1984
3 27
Binder campaign
1984
3 28
Financing Republican Congressional Campaigns
3 29
In computer: notes
3 30
In computer': notes
3 31
Rutherford's Business Roundtable
3 32
Advertising Results
3 33
Binder Kerans
1984
3 34
Binder (Kerans)
1984
3 35
Binder
1984
3 36
Binder: notes
1984
3 37
Nelson Report
3 38
Nelson Report
3 39
Nelson Report
3 40
Binder Comuntzis
3 41
Binder Comuntzis
3 42
Binder Kerans
1984
3 43
Binder Kerans
1984
4 1
Finance Reports
1984
4 2
Bond memos
4 3
Contributions and expenditures
1986
4 4
Contributions and expenditures
1986
4 5
Schedule
1984
4 6
Schedule
1983
4 7
Schedule
1984
4 8
Tax news clippings
4 9
Land Board news clippings, tax clippings
4 10
Contributions and expenditures
1986
4 11
Contributions and expenditures
1986
4 12
Land board news clippings
4 13
State treasury news leads
4 14
State Treasury news leads
4 15
County chairman news releases
4 16
Debate news clippings
4 17
Bond news clippings, debates
4 18
Investment news clippings
4 19
News clippings: McKay, Parker, etc.
4 20
News clippings
1984
4 21
News clippings
1984
4 22
News clippings
1984
4 23
News clippings
1984
4 24
Personal interview coverage
4 25
Contribution and expenditure reports
4 26
State Treasury news leads
4 27
Schedules
4 28
Speeches
4 29
Speeches
4 30
Media lists
4 31
OEA leaders, staff, endorsements
4 32
Rutherford campaign pamphlets
4 33
Staff accomplishments, news clippings
4 34
Press releases--election
4 35
Press conference
4 36
News clippings: Kerans versus Rutherford
4 37
News clippings, editorials; Rutherford versus Kerans
4 38
Fundraising letters, Kerans-Rutherford news clippings
4 39
River forum projects
4 40
Schedules
4 41
Finance reports
1984
4 42
Contributions and expenditures
1984
4 43
Schedule
1984
4 44
Contributions and expenditures
1986
4 45
Bond memos
4 46
Mortgage news clippings
4 47
Veterans bonds news clippings
4 48
News clippings
1984
5 1
New York City trip; Medford, Ashland
1985
5 2
Astoria, Tillamook
1986
5 3
Vancouver exposition trip
1986
5 4
Government Finance Officers association
1986
5 5
New York, Chicago trips
1986
5 6
Seattle
1985
5 7
Speech ideas, news clippings
5 8
Washington trip
1985
5 9
Western Conference Wyoming
1985
5 10
New York, Washington trips
1985
5 11
Wilshire Annual Seminar
1986
5 12
Texas
1985
5 13
London
1985
5 14
San Francisco
1986
5 15
Oregon trips
1985
5 16
Eugene trip
1986
5 17
Internship trip
1985
5 18
Internship trips
1985
5 19
Internship trips
1985
5 20
Japan schedule
1986
5 21
Japan cards
1986
5 22
Japan memos
1986
5 23
Japan seminar
1986
5 24
Japan Tokyo outline
1986
5 25
Japan schedule
1986
5 26
Chicago, New York
1985
5 27
New York City, San Francisco, Oregon trips
1985
5 28
Japan schedule
1986
5 29
Notebook--Japan
1986
5 30
Notebook--Japan
1986
5 31
Japan
1986
5 32
Speech idea file
5 33
Speech idea file
5 33
Speech idea file
5 34
Real estate conference
1986
5 35
Council of state government
1986
5 36
Primary Salem
1986
5 37
Japan
1986
5 38
OR coast trips
1986
5 39
Ontario trip
1986
5 40
Floria, New York, Washington, Boston
1986
5 41
Speech idea file
5 42
Speech idea file
5 43
Speech idea file
6 1
Chen, David
6 2
Newspaper David Cargo
6 3
Newspaper David Cargo
6 4
Newspaper David Chen
6 5
Campaign plan
6 6
Campaign plan
6 7
Background information
6 8
Background information
6 9
Background information
6 10
Background information
6 11
Bank statements
6 12
Bank statements
6 13
Bank statements
6 14
McCormick campaign memos
6 15
Opposition research
6 16
Speech preparation
6 17
Survey results
6 18
Survey results
6 19
Dave Cargo
6 20
Dave Cargo
6 21
Letters of support
6 22
Letters of support
6 23
Direct mail
6 24
Finance committee meetings
6 25
Local leaders, radio ads, Television ads
6 26
Speeches, voting records
6 27
Packwood, primary results, Treasurer research
6 28
Voter abstracts primary letters
6 29
Correspondence
1983-1984
6 30
Grattan Kerans
6 31
Grattan Kerans
6 32
Rutherford's Legislative Rating, saw population
6 33
Cargo news clippings
6 34
Murray, Julia
6 35
Rutherford news clippings, endorsements
6 36
Hunter and Kane, insurance
6 37
Invitations
6 38
Fundraising
6 39
Fundraising
6 40
fundraising
6 41
Contribution and expenditure reports
6 42
Congratulations notes
6 43
Computer--Compaq, debate transcript
6 44
Memos, Comuntzis, Glen
6 45
Memos Glen Comuntzis
6 46
Campaign literature
6 47
Campaign literature
6 48
Campaign literature
6 49
Campaign literature
6 50
Campaign literature
7 1
News clippings Kerans-Rutherford
7 2
Kerans out of state campaign--news clippings
7 3
News clippings--Kerans, land board
7 4
News clippings Kerans
7 5
News clippings Kerans, polls
7 6
News clippings: Kerans House Speaker
7 7
News clippings: election, tax
7 8
News clippings Rutherford
7 9
News clippings
1984
7 10
News clippings
1984
7 11
News clippings
1984
7 12
News clippings--Treasurer's office
7 13
News clippings--land, investment, treasury
7 14
Speech file
1986
7 15
Speech file
1986
7 16
Memo
1986
7 17
Memo
1986
7 18
Memo
1986
7 19
News clippings: Rutherford
7 20
News clippings: Rutherford
7 21
News clippings: Rutherford
7 22
News clippings: Rutherford
7 23
News clippings: Rutherford
7 24
Travels, notes
1987
7 25
Speech file
1986
7 26
Schedule, calendar
1986
7 27
appointment diary
1983
7 28
Appointment diary
1984
7 29
Diary calendar
1986
7 30
Appointment diary
1984
7 31
Calendar, schedule
1986
7 32
Calendar, diary
1986
7 33
Calendar, schedule
1985
8 1
Poll results, voter pamphlet, state capital
8 2
Business cards
8 3
'Build Oregon' correspondence
1986-1987
8 4
'Build Oregon' correspondence
1986-1987
8 5
'Build Oregon' correspondence
1987
8 6
'Build Oregon' correspondence
1987
8 7
'Build Oregon' correspondence
1987
8 8
'Build Oregon' news clippings
1986-1987
8 9
'Build Oregon' news clippings
1986-1987
8 10
'Build Oregon' news clippings
1986-1987
8 11
'Build Oregon' news clippings
1986-1987
8 12
'Build Oregon' news clippings
1986-1987
8 13
'Build Oregon' news clippings
1986-1987
8 14
'Build Oregon' news clippings
1986-1987
8 15
Political campaign
1984
8 16
News clippings
1984
8 17
News clippings
1985-1987
8 18
Cargo news clippings; incumbency certificate
8 19
News clippings--David Cargo
1984
8 20
News clippings
1984
8 21
News clippings
1984
8 22
Treasurer campaign
1984
8 23
Treasurer Campaign
1984
8 24
Treasurer campaign
1984
8 25
Treasurer campaign
1984
8 26
State Treasury annual report
1986
8 27
Treasury annual report
1984-1985
8 28
Correspondence to/from Governor Goldschmidt
1987
8 29
Correspondence to/from Governor Goldschmidt
1987
8 30
News clippings
1986-1987
8 31
News clippings
1975-1985
8 32
News clippings
1984-1987
8 33
Press Releases
1984
8 34
Memos, statements
1986
8 35
Resignation memos, statements
1987
8 36
Resignation speech, memos
1987
8 37
Treasury facts
1981-1987
8 38
Treasury facts
1981-1987
8 39
Governor Neil Goldschmidt news clippings
Subseries C: Campaign for U. S. Congress
Box Folder
9 1
American Viewpoint survey
9 2
Call lists--campaign
1996
9 3
Call records, memos, notes--campaign
1996
9 4
News, pamphlets, speech, opposition--Witt
9 5
Articles, issue votes, legislative summary
9 6
Letter, pamphlet, news clippings
9 7
Campaign: news clippings, speech, press releases
9 8
American Viewpoint Survey
1996
9 9
Surveys American Viewpoint
1996
9 10
Possible contributor lists
9 11
Speech, notes, contributors lists
9 12
Letters, notes, phone numbers
9 13
American Viewpoint survey
1996
9 14
Receipts, disbursements records
9 15
Press releases, speech, background information
9 16
Congress pamphlets, mailings
1996
9 17
Profile, bills passed, biography
9 18
Campaign guide, chapter
9 19
Pamphlets--campaign
1996
9 20
Notes, statistics, memos
1977

Series II:  Personal papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: School/College records
Box Folder
1 1
High school memorabilia, Emerald news clippings
1 2
University of Oregon letters, music
1 3
College term papers
1 4
Emerald news clippings, fraternity
1 5
High School yearbook, University of Oregon honors
1 6
University of Oregon fraternities, commencement
1 7
ROTC pamphlet, army notes
1 8
Death of parents material
1 9
University of Oregon commencement, Harvard directory
1 10
Lincoln yearbook
1954
1 11
Lincoln yearbook
1953
1 12
Lincoln yearbook
1957
1 13
Lincoln yearbook
1956
1 14
Lincoln yearbook
1955
1 15
Wolf cub scout book
1 16
Bear cub scout book
1 17
Harvard Law School Report
1964
1 18
Univesity of Oregon B. S. Diploma
1 19
Congrats Poster
1 20
Emerald news clippings
1 21
McMinnville High School Diploma
1 22
journal
1 23
News clippings, family attorney
1 24
News clippings, cards, travel diary
1 25
Cards
1 26
Notebook (college)
1 27
College notebook
1 28
College notebook
3 1
Notebooks, papers, class notes
3 2
Notebooks, papers
3 3
Notebook, papers
3 4
Notebook--notes
3 5
Reading booklet
3 6
High school; Bertrand Russell paper; history paper
Subseries B: World War II Family
Box Folder
2 1
Personal correspondence
1964
2 2
Personal correspondence
1964
2 3
Personal correspondence
1964
2 4
Personal correspondence
1963-1964
2 5
Personal correspondence
1964
2 6
Personal correspondence
1964
2 7
Personal correspondence
1964
2 8
Personal correspondence
1964
2 9
Personal correspondence
1963
2 10
Personal correspondence
1963-1964
2 11
Personal correspondence
1964
2 12
Personal correspondence
1964
2 13
Personal correspondence
1963-1964
2 14
Journal, personal
2 15
Journal, address
2 16
Book: 'Oregon: Off the Beaten Path'
2 17
Notes, charts, memos Rutherford
2 18
Memos, notes Rutherford army
2 19
Postcards
2 20
Official Army documents
2 21
Personal artifacts
2 22
Personal documents
2 23
Personal documents
2 24
Personal correspondence
2 25
Book
2 26
Official documents
2 27
Official army documents
2 28
Official documents
2 29
Personal artifacts
2 30
Personal correspondence
1962
2 31
Personal correspondence
1962
2 32
Personal correspondence
1962
2 33
Personal correspondence
1962
2 34
Personal correspondence
1964
2 35
Personal correspondence
1963-1964
2 36
Personal correspondence
1962
2 37
Personal correspondence
1962
2 38
Personal correspondence
1945-1964
2 39
Personal correspondence
1962
2 40
Personal correspondence
1955-1962
4 1
Father's World War II correspondence
1943-1946
4 2
Father's personal World War II correspondence
1946
4 3
Father's World War II correspondence
1946
4 4
Father's World War II correspondence
1946
4 5
Father's World War II letters
1945
4 6
Father's World War II correspondence
1945
4 7
Father's personal correspondence
1945
4 8
Father's World War II correspondence
1945
4 9
Father's World War II correspondence
1945
4 10
Father's World War II correspondence
1944
4 11
Father's World War II correspondence
1944
4 12
Father's World War II correspondence
1931-1966
4 13
Father's World War II correspondence
1944-1945
4 14
Father's World War II correspondence
1945-1946
4 15
Germany, Italy maps
4 16
Germany, Great Britain, Scandinavia maps
4 17
European maps
4 18
France maps
4 19
Map of Paris
4 20
Map of Normandy
4 21
Map of Paris
4 22
Germany, Europe maps
4 23
Father's business deeds
4 24
Father's leather pouch World War II correspondence
1944-1945
4 25
Father's leather pouch correspondence World War II
1944-1945
4 26
Father's leather pouch correspondence World War II
1945
4 27
Father's leather pouch newspaper clippings
1949-1957
4 28
Father's leather pouch correspondence
1944-1945
4 29
Father's leather pouch correspondence
1945
4 30
'The Kit Book' World War II father
4 31
Life Insurance folder--World War II father
4 32
Father's Paris maps, World War II
4 33
Father's World War II dicionary, notebook
4 34
Father's artifacts--belt buckle, patches
4 35
Leather pouch--father's
5 1
McMinnville Downtown--memos, news clippings, drafts
5 2
McMinnville Downtown--memos, news clippings, drafts
5 3
McMinnville Downtown--memos, news clippings, drafts
5 4
McMinnville Downtown--memos, news clippings, drafts
5 5
K-Mart application McMinnville
1976
5 6
Redevelopment McMinnville, sign ordnance
5 7
McMinnville redevelopment blueprints, sign code
5 8
McMinnville redevelopment, news clippings
5 9
Committee on redevelopment McMinnville
1979
5 10
Committee on redevelopment McMinnville
1979
5 11
Finance redevelopment committee McMinnville
6 1
McMinnville redevelopment blueprints
6 2
Committee on redevelopment McMinnville
6 3
Committee on redevelopment McMinnville
6 4
Committee on redevelopment McMinnville
6 5
Housing, community development McMinnville
6 6
McMinnville Planning Project

Series III:  Other Career recordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries A: Attorney
Box Folder
1 1
Appellant's brief and abstract
1 2
Appellant's brief and abstract
1 3
Appellant's brief and abstract
1 4
Appellant's brief and abstract
1 5
Appellant's brief and abstract
1 6
Appellant's brief and abstract
1 7
Appellant's brief and abstract
1 8
Appellant's brief and abstract
1 9
Appellant's brief and abstract
1 10
Appellant's brief and abstract
1 11
Appellant's brief and abstract
1 12
Court of appeals brief
1 13
Plantiff abstract and brief
1 14
Respondent's brief
1 15
Respondent's brief
1 16
Respondent's brief
1 17
Respondent' brief
1 18
Respondent's brief
1 19
Respondent's brief
1 20
Respondent's brief
1 21
Respondent's brief
1 22
Respondent's brief
1 23
Respondent's brief
1 24
Respondent's brief
1 25
Respondent's brief
1 26
Respondent's brief
1 27
Appellant's petition
1 28
Appellant's petition
1 29
Plantiff's brief
1 30
Collegiate leaders
1 31
Appellant's reply brief
1 32
Appellant's reply brief
1 33
Appellant's reply brief
1 34
Appellant's reply brief
1 35
Appellant's reply brief
1 36
Appellant's reply brief
1 37
Appellant's reply brief
1 38
Appellant's reply brief
1 39
Appellant's reply brief
1 40
Appellant's reply brief
1 41
Appellant's reply brief
1 42
Appellant's reply brief
Subseries B: ABD International
Box Folder
2 1
Active ethics commission
2 2
Oregon Ethics Commission findings
2 3
Oregon Ethics Commission
2 4
Oregon Ethics Commission records
2 5
ABD International and Oregon Ethics Commission papers
2 6
ABD Internation and Oregon Ethics Commission papers
2 7
ABD International and Oregon Ethics Commission papers
2 8
ABD International and Oregon Ethics Commission papers

Series IV:  VideotapesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
State Treasurer
1984/04/30
1 2
Rutherford speech attention Tim Young
1 3
Speech Straight Talk
1984/05/10
1 4
State Treasurer Bid
1984/04/30
1 5
Priorities
1984/10/26
1 6
Friends of Rutherford
1984/04/19
1 7
KVAL Friends of Rutherford
1 8
Blank tape
1 9
Packwood
1984/08/30
1 10
Press Conference
1984/06/04
1 11
Prison Reform
1 12
Clay Meyers Resignation announcement
1 13
Rehearsal Portland City Club
1986/09/05
1 14
Black Angus
1984/07/25
1 15
Rutherford resigns
1987/06/05
1 16
Divestiture Legislation Testimony
1985
1 17
Rutherford Broadcast spots
1 18
McCall Rutherford
2 1
Rutherford for Congress
1996/04/24
2 2
Legislative Report # 1
2 3
Priorities
1984/10/29
2 4
Congress Campaign
1996/04/30
2 5
Priorities
1984/09/29

Series V:  Audiotapes, 1965-1996Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Cassette tape: Medford debate
August 27, 1984
1
Cassette tape: Judiciary
April 28, 19811981
1
Cassette tape: Death Penalty
July 20, 1981
1
Cassette tape: Rutherford Floor comments
January 16, 1981
1
Cassette tape: Kerans
Undated
1
Cassette tape: Kerans' commercials
Undated
1
Cassette tape: Rutherford rehearsal
1
Cassette tape: Friends of Bill Rutherford
October 1984
2
Cassette tape: Senate Justice (Herb Schwab testimony)
May 5, 1981
2
Cassette tape: City Club debate of Rutherford and Kerans' campaigns
September 7, 1984
2
Cassette tape: Rutherford Radio Commercials
Undated
2
Cassette tape: Rutherford for Congress "Best Days"
April 16, 1996
2
Cassette tape: Rutherford for Congress "Shame"
May 15, 1996
2
Cassette tape: Press relations Kerans
1985
2
Cassette tape: Unidentified Kerans
Undated
2
Cassette tape: Mini-cassette tape abouth the revolt against the Speaker of the House
May 5, 1981
2
Reel-to-reel tape, unidentified recording
February 1965
2
Reel-to-reel tape, unidentified recording
Undated

Series VI:  ArtifactsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
1
School ring, motar board tassel, pins, patches, button
2
Notary public embosser, watch, miniature sock, compass, miniature camera, rubber stamp ("Lt. QMC")
3
De Molay ribbons and pins
4
School sweater letters and patches
5
Pen and note holder, T-shirts, framed newspaper article, Oregon automobile license plates for state representative, political campaign-related congratulatory lyrics to melody "Hello Dolly."
6
Desk name plates, political buttons
7
Announcements of Rutherford's work for ABD International and InterVen Partners, both in Lucite.

Series VII:  Photographs (PH232)Return to Top

2.0 linear feet
Rutherford, Willilam D., 1939 Jan. 14-
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
World War II Family--personal papers
1 2
Political State Legislation
1972
1 3
Personal World War II Family
1 4
Japan trip
1 5
McMinnville Family
1 6
Family,personal papers
1 7
Campaign
1984
1 8
Campaign
1984
1 9
Representative--political
1979
1 10
State Treasurer
1984
1 11
Personal--family, early and late
1 12
Representative publicity
1979
1 13
Personal family, representative
1 14
Family, state representative
1 15
Personal family, school
1 16
Personal family
1 17
Personal old family
1 18
Personal family, college
1 19
Family personal
1964
1 20
Political state representative
1 21
State Treasurer Public
1985
1 22
McMinnville, Germany Wayne
1977
1 23
State Treasurer public
1984
1 24
State Treasurer public
1984
1 25
Personal family
1 26
Personal family college news clippings
1953
2 1
Political, publicity photos
2 2
Political publicity
1982
2 3
Political publicity
1982
2 4
Political publicity, family photos
1982
2 5
Political publicity snapshots
1982
2 6
Political publicity
1982
2 7
Political publicity
1982
2 8
Staff photo
2 9
College snapshots
3 1
Black and white campaign publicity
1996
3 2
Black and white snapshots campaign
1996
3 3
Political campaign photos/snapshots
3 4
Publicity political
1982
3 5
Black and white snapshots campaign
1996
3 5
Black and white snapshots campaign
1996
3 6
Campaign snapshots publicity
3 7
Personal family
3 8
Correspondence, 2 family photos
3 9
Publicity political photos
1979-1982
4 1
Family and political
4 2
Photo album: Germany
4 3
Photo album: London and Paris
4 4
Photo album: family
4 5
Photo album: Japan
5 1
Wedding framed photo
5 2
Wedding framed photo
5 3
Children framed photo
5 4
Photo album: family
6 1
Rutherford, Wayne, Melissa framed photo

Series VIII:  OversizeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Scrapbooks
2
Scrapbooks
3
Scrapbook
4
Scrapbook, campaign posters
5
Campaign banner, signs, poster
6
Political posters
flat-file
1
Metal sign, "Bill Rutherford, Our State Treasurer"
1
Wood campaign sign, "Rutherford for Treasurer"
1
Campaign poster, "Willkie and McNary"
1940

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • City and Town Life
  • Finance, Public--Oregon
  • Legislators--Oregon
  • Oregon
  • Political Campaigns
  • Political campaigns--Oregon
  • Public Finance
  • Personal Names :
  • Rutherford, Willilam D., 1939 Jan. 14-
  • Rutherford, Willilam D., 1939 Jan. 14---Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon. Treasury Dept.
  • Geographical Names :
  • McMinnville, Or.
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1951-