Manners and Customs Collection, 1814-2014  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon Historical Society
Title
Manners and Customs Collection
Dates
1814-2014 (inclusive)
1880-1960 (bulk)
Quantity
40.2 cubic feet, (55 document cases, 7 card file boxes, 33 flat boxes, 16 custom boxes, 4 oversize folders)
Collection Number
Mss 1522
Summary
Collection created by the Oregon Historical Society containing ephemera related to social life and customs, primarily in Oregon and Portland. Includes autograph books; calendars; invitations; greeting cards of all kinds; personal scrapbooks; and materials relating to exhibitions, expositions, celebrations, holidays, special events, sports, weddings, and patriotism. Most of the materials date from circa 1880-1970, with special emphasis on the early 20th century.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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

Since its founding in 1898, the Oregon Historical Society has collected ephemera of all kinds, most of it documenting the history of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Around the mid-20th century, librarians at the Society began organizing these materials into what became known as "Topical Collections" formed around particular subjects, such as business and education. One such collection, "Manners and Customs," served as a catch-all for items related to social life and customs -- e.g., marriage, courtship, home, family, and civic celebrations. Often materials from other collections -- such as greeting cards -- were separated from the original sources and added to the Manners and Customs Collection. Although this practice has since been discontinued, some materials are still filed in Manners and Customs if they come from accessions composed primarily of unrelated ephemera items.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Manners and Customs Collection consists of ephemera items relating to social life and customs, primarily in Oregon and Portland. Topics include celebrations, child rearing, civic events, cooking, death, fashion, holidays, home life, exhibitions, expositions, fairs, patriotism, recreation, and sports. Materials range widely in format and include advertisements, announcements, autograph albums, calendars, cook books, greeting cards, invitations, postcards, programs, and scrapbooks. Most materials date from circa 1880 to 1970, but best represented are the decades of the early 20th century.

Of special interest is a large collection of scrapbooks, most dating from the late 19th and early 20th century. These include all manner of memorabilia, including dance cards, calling cards, programs, photographs, invitations, post cards, and dried flowers. Also of note is an extensive collection of postcards and other greeting cards for a variety of holidays, most dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries; and a substantial group of personal autograph albums from the period. Among the sports materials are daily programs for the Xth Olympic Games in Los Angeles, 1932.

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

Manners and customs collection, Mss 1522, 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.

Due to the varying sizes of the materials, the numeric sequence of boxes is interrupted by entries for various oversize boxes. These boxes are coded thus:
  • "OSA": Oversize box, A size (smallest)
  • "OSB": Oversize box, B size
  • "OSC": Oversize box, C size
  • "OSD": Oversize box, D size
  • "OSE": Oversize box, E size
  • "OSF": Oversize folder, stored in flat file drawers
  • "CB": Custom-made box
  • "CF": Card file box
All other boxes are standard document cases.When adding to this collection in the future, additional boxes of appropriate size may be added to the end of each size sequence.

Series A:  Almanacs, 1814-1967Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1-5
General
1814-1962
1/6
American Almanac
1858
2/1
Ayer's American Almanac (6 issues, selected years)
1863-1910
2/2
Deutscher Almanac
1884; 1894
2/3
Family almanacs
1850-1967
2/4
Farmers' almanacs
1836-1918
2/5
Hostetter's illustrated California almanac
1877-1910
2/6
MacDonald's farmers almanac
1962-1970
2/7
Miles Laboratories ( Dr. Miles new weather almanac and handbook of valuable information)
1919-1937
3/1
North Pacific almanac
1890
3/2
Peruna almanac
1902-1908
3/3
Religious almanacs--Baptist
1847-1928
3/4
Religious almanacs--Catholic
1875-1885

Series B:  Amusements, celebrations, and entertainments, 1841-2013Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
Announcements
circa 1876-2012
4/2
Bonus books for Portland restaurants
circa 1971-1973
4/3
Celebrations
1876-1879
4/4
Circuses
circa 1894-1978
4/5
Columbia River Historical Expedition
1926
Dance cards
Box/Folder
5/1
General
1876-1920; undated
5/2-3
High school and university
1933-1949
Box/Folder
5/4
Dinner for President Theodore Roosevelt, Portland
1903 May 21
5/5
Dog racing
1933-1979
6/1
Excursions and cruises
circa 1880-1980
6/2
Games
circa 1908-1950
6/3
Gourmet Gala, Portland
1966 June 2-12
6/4
Historical sites and celebrations
circa 1933-1984
Holidays
See also "Greeting Cards" below
Box/Folder
6/5
Arbor Day
1893
6/6
Armistace Day
1921-1926
OSC-1/2
Christmas: "Old Father Christmas"--Illustration (original) for poem by Albertine Randall Wheelan
undated
6/7
Flag Day
1918-1920
6/8
Independence Day
circa 1876-1976
6/9
Lincoln's Birthday
1875-1932
6/10
May Day
1874; 1905
6/11
Memorial Day
1868-1947
6/12
Washington's Birthday
1889; 1913
6/13
Watch party--New Year's
1917-1918
Box/Folder
6/14
Invitations--General
circa 1841-1899
7/1
Invitations--General
1900-2009
7/2
Lectures
1870-1986
7/3
Memorials and dedications
Includes programs for the opening of the Dalles-Celilo Canal, 1915
1898-2013
7/4
Picnics
circa 1870-1980
OSC-1/1
Posters for various events (ovesize)
circa 1889-1990
OSE-1/1
Posters for various events (X-ovesize)
circa 1850-1990
7/5-6
Programs and menus
Menus here are primarily for special events. For a large collection of restaurant menus, see Menu Collection, Mss 2942
1870-1940
8/1
Programs and menus
Includes program for Community Treasure Awards (Portland), 1997, with award to Ron Brentano
1940-2000
8/2
Recreation areas
1882-1983
8/3
Round the world cruises
1926-1927
8/4
"A social dance" -- flyer
1910
8/5
Royal Rosarian Royal Ball invitation
1925
8/6
Tickets, general
undated

Series C:  Autograph albums, 1857-1965Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
CFB-1/1
Beck, Oscar
1896
8/7
Bettina, Adelbert (Eugene, Or.)
1893-1931
CFB-1/2
Bettman, A. G.
1893-1899
8/8
Blumauer, Clara
1868
CFB-1/3
Bollack, Aimee
1895-1901
CFB-1/4
Bradford, Lola (with photographs)
1894-1900
CFB-1/5
Coykendall, Frank
1881-1885
CFB-1/6
Coykendall, Norma (LaGrande, Or.)
1901-1904
CFB-1/7
Davis, Sadie
1882-1883
CFB-1/8
Easton, Elvira
1934
CFB-1/9
Fuller, Gladys
1928-1931
CFB-1/10
Funston, Alice (Mt. Tabor, Portland, with photographs)
1905
CFB-1/11
Gilbert, Helen
1889-1890
CFB-1/12
Gilbert, Helen (Lebanon, Or.)
circa 1884-1887
CFB-1/13
Gilbert, J. (Albany, Or.)
1877-1880
CFB-1/14
Gilbert, J. (Santiam Academy)
1887-1889
9/1
Gilbert, J. (Albany, Or.)
1877-1883
9/2
Gilbert, Mary, Santian (Or.) Academy
1878-1884
9/3
Goldsmith, Rosa (Eugene, Or.)
1874-1878
CFB-1/15
Goldsmith, Rosa (Eugene, Or.)
1879-1880
CFB-1/16
Grazer, Fredrica (Freddie), Lafayette, Oregon
1884-1896
CFB-1/17
Greer, Cornelia
1872-1882
CFB-1/18
Huddleston, Emma
1880-1884
CFB-1/19
Johnson, Effie
1908-1965
CFB-1/20
Johnson, J. Devore (Forest Grove, Or.)
1881
CFB-2/1
Karsten, Anna (West Bend, Wis.)
1879-1881
9/4
Lang, Thomas J. (Providence, R.I.)
1840
CFB-2/2
Long, Linnie (Alpine, Or.)
1879-1892
CFB-2/3
Lowengardt, Eva (East Portland)
1882-1884
CFB-2/4
"Margaret"
1894-1895
CFB-2/5
McAllister, Marshall (Lexington, Or.)
1904-1906
CFB-2/6
McAllister, Marshall (Lexington, Or.)
1898-1904
CFB-2/7
McRae, Jennie
1901-1907
9/5
Millard, Harriet M.
1857-1864
CFB-2/8
Montague, Elmer (Lebanon, Or.)
1872-1882
CFB-2/9
Montague, Helen and Ruth (Lebanon, Or.)
1895-1896
CFB-2/10
Montague, Martha
1897-1900
CFB-2/11
Murray, Lillie (Portland)
1873-1874
CFB-2/12
Orton, Mabel
1900-1910
CFB-2/13
Payser, Anna (Salem, Or.)
1892-1895
CFB-2/14
Riggs, Clara M. (Salem, Or.)
1894
CFB-2/15
Riggs, Hettie
1884-1888
9/6
Morse, Eugenia (Portland, Or.)
Includes genealogical information on the Morse family
1878-1885
9/7
Sanders, Claire "Baby" (Corvallis, Or.)
1883-1894
CFB-2/16
Smith, Laura
1886-1889
CFB-3/1
Stroud, Sally (Roseburg and Portland, Or.)
1878-1902
CFB-3/2
Trevett, Lucy (Weimar, Germany)
1876-1880
CFB-3/3
Trevett, Millie (Weimar, Germany)
1875-1880
CFB-3/4
Walker, Allen (Berlin, Mich.)
circa 1880-1884
CFB-3/5
Wallace, Sophronia (Cottage Grove, Or.)
1882-1884
CFB-3/6
Wallace, Sophronia
1884-1887
CFB-3/7
Waters, Martha (North Slough, Or.)
1900-1906
CFB-3/8
Wheeler, Nellie (East Portland and Newberg, Or.)
1891-1902
CFB-3/9
"Mary" (Cleone, Oregon)
1905-1911
10/1
"William" (Chehalem Center, Or.)
1888-1900

Series D:  Calendars, 1880-2014Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10/2-7
1880-1949
11/1-5
1950-1983
12/1-3
1984-2014
12/4
undated
OSD-1/1-5
Oversize calendars
Includes calendar for Independent Furniture Company, Portland, 1908.
1893-2012
OSE-1/2
X-Oversize calendars
1904-2009
Folder OSF-1
XX-Oversize calendars
1912-1983

Series E:  Children, family, and health, 1847-1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/1
Baby picture cut-out
undated
13/2
Camps and clubs for children
1915; undated
13/3
Birth announcements
1895-1950
13/4
Children's health and welfare
circa 1897-1980
13/5
Children's letters (including Edra Seufert letters to uncle Oscar Back)
1920-1956
13/6
Children's literature and songs
circa 1874-1940
13/7
Children's recreation
circa 1895-1923
13/8
Crafts: knitting yarns--advertisements and samples
circa 1910-1950
13/9
Decorations
circa 1910-2006
13/10
Family planning and sex
1905-1972
14/1
Health and medicine ephemera
circa 1847-1943
14/2
Home budget books
circa 1927-1930
14/3
Home remedies
circa 1882-1930
14/4
Hospitals
1898-1986
Folder OSF-2
Morris family register
1842-1884
15/1
My lady's at home booke(2 copies)
circa 1900
15/2
Psychology, phrenology, and spiritualism
circa 1887-1980
15/3
Social service directory : Portland and Multnomah County
1945
15/4
Swobodism
1901-1924
15/5
Tuberculosis
1929; undated

Series F:  Cookbooks, 1892-1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
16/1-4
General
Includes Choice recipes published by Crown Mills, Portland, Oregon, circa 1928; Cupid's book of good counselpublished by E. F. Kiessling & Co., circa 1920
circa 1900-1980
17/1
Anonymous author (hand written)
undated
17/2
Anonymous author (hand written)
undated
17/3
Clever cooking(First Presbyterian Church, Albany, Or.)
circa 1910
18/1
Hall, Sarah F. (Mrs. C. Beleden, hand written)
undated
18/2
Lee, Ruth (hand written)
1913-1915
18/3
Cullen, Mary ( Oregon journal)
circa 1940-1955
18/4
My favorite recipes
1907
18/5
Scraps of recipes
undated
18/6
Stroud, Gertrude Anna
circa 1892
18/7
Telegram Conservation Cook Book
1917

Series G:  Exhibitions, expositions, and fairs, 1873-2004Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
18/8-9
General
circa 1880-2009
19/1
General
circa 1950-2009
19/2
All-Oregon 1925 Exposition and Bazaar (Portland -- unrealized)
1925
19/3
Animals shows, general
circa 1900-1958
19/4
Astoria (Or.) centennial
1911
19/5
Astoria (Or.) sesquicentennial
1961
19/6
Astoria Regatta
1899-1985
19/7
Canadian events (except Expo '86)
1936-1988
19/8, OSE-1/7
Centennials, general (primarily in Oregon locales)
1920-1988
19/9
Centennial of the Declaration of Independence
1876
19/10
Centennial of the Declaration of Independence--List of subscribers, Oregon
1873
20/1
Columbia River Discovery Centennial and Bicentennial
1892; 1992
20/2
Columbia River Interstate Fair
1914
20/3
Fairs, county (except Multnomah County)
1904-1994
20/4
Ice Follies
1944
OSF-3
Lane County Agricultural Society--Diploma
1884
20/5
Mechanics Fair, Portland
1883
20/6
Merchants and Manufacturers Exposition and Carnival, Portland
1903
20/7
Monticello Centennial (Longview, Wash.)
1952-1953
20/8-9
Multnomah County Fair
1907-1940
CB-1
Multnomah County Fair and Exposition Study by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill
1965
21/1
Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle
1988
21/2
Northwest Territories Centennial (Canada)--Calendar of events
1970
21/3
Oregon Exposition--Stamps
1925
OSF-3
Oregon Centennial Exposition and International Trade Fair--Poster
1959
OSF-3
Oregon Centennial seal design--"Oregon 100th Anniversary Celebration: Frontier of the Future Centennial"
1959
21/4
Oregon fairs (not county or state)--Certificates
circa 1888-1900
OSE-1/3
Oregon fairs (not county or state)
1898-1899
21/5
Oregon Provisional Government celebrations
1911-1929
Oregon State Fair
Box/Folder
OSE-1/4
Entry books (20 vols)
1904
21/6
Ephemera, general
circa 1870-1996
21/7
Portland Railway, Light & Power Co. booth--Photo, letter, ribbon
1923
21/8-9
Programs
1911-2004
22/1
Register of pioneers for "Homecoming Day" (ledger book)
1911
22/2
Ribbons
1924-1930
Box/Folder
22/3
Oregon Territorial Centennial
1948
22/4
Oregon trail celebrations
circa 1923-1950
OSC-1/3
Oregon Trail Sesquicentennial--Broadsides (2)
1993
22/5
Oregon Trail Sesquicentennial
1993
22/6
Pacific Northwest Radio Exposition (Portland)
1926-1927
22/7-8
Pendleton Round-up
1933-1957
22/9
Portland fairs, general
circa 1902-1988
OSC-1/3
Portland Industrial Exposition ("First annual exposition of the North Pacific Industrial Association")
1889
23/1
Portland Industrial Exposition
1891-1899
Folder OSF-3
Portland Mechanic's Fair--Certificate
1881
23/2
Portland Street Fair and Carnival
1900
23/3
Rodeos, general
1926-1980
23/4
Rodeos--St. Paul, Or.
1946-1996
23/5
Treaty with England (Oregon Treaty) celebrations
1896-1946
23/6
Upper Mississippi Historical Expedition (Great Northern Railway)
1925
23/7-8
Washington State exhibitions and fairs, general (except Alaska-Yukon Exposition)
1903-1989
World's fairs
Arranged chronologically; for records of the Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, see Mss 1609.
Box/Folder
24/1
American Exposition, New Orleans--Catalog of exhibits of Washington Territory
1885
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago
Box/Folder
OSC-1/3
Certificate to Henry E. Dosch
1894
24/2
Ephemera
circa 1893
24/3
The World's Fair in Water Colors
circa 1893
Box/Folder
24/4
Midwinter International Exposition, San Francisco
1894
OSC-1/3
Midwinter International Exposition, San Francisco--Booklet "Sunset City and Sunset Scenes"
1894
Folder OSF-3
Trans-Mississippi International Exposition, Omaha--Certificate for Ches. Moffitt
1898
24/5
Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo
1901
OSE-1/3
Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo--Certificate for Oregon Women's Flax Association
1901
OSE-1/3
South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition, Charleston--Certificate for Henry E. Dosch
1901
Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904
Box/Folder
24/6
Ephemera
1904
24/7
Handbook
1904
OSC-1/4
The world's fair in colortypes and monotones (booklet)
1904
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle
Box/Folder
24/8
Catalog
1909
OSE-1/3
Certificates
1909
24/9
Ephemera
1909
25/1
Oregon Educational Exhibit--Book of student work
1909
OSC-1/5
Photo book (publication)
1904
25/2
Programs and catalogs
1909
Box/Folder
25/3
Panama-California Exposition, San Diego
1915
25/4-5
Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco
1915
25/6
Spanish-American Exposition, Seville
1929-1930
26/1
Century of Progress, Chicago
1933
26/2
Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco
1939
OSC-1/3
Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco--Souvenir program
1939
26/3-4
Century 21 Exposition, Seattle
1962
26/5
Expo '86, Vancouver, B.C.
1985-1986

Series H:  Greeting cards, calling cards, and other cards, circa 1880-2009Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Birthday cards
Box/Folder
26/6
General
circa 1880-1950
26/7
General
circa 1951-2009
27/1
Family birthday cards
circa 1900-1960
Box/Folder
27/2
Calling cards
Includes collection of calling cards from Mary Idell McDonald Dunn of Albany and Eugene, Oregon.
circa 1850-1940
Christmas cards
Box/Folder
27/3-4
General
circa 1880-1950
28/1-4
General
circa 1880-1950
29/1-5
General
circa 1951-2009
30/1
Becker, Ray and Arlene
circa 1950-1980
30/2-4
Businesses and institutions
circa 1890-2009
30/5
Christmas letter
1893
30/6
Fringed cards
circa 1900-1940
31/1
Intricate/fabric cards
undated
31/2
Philippines cards
circa 1930-1950
31/3
A prayer for Christmas morning, by Henry Van Dyck
circa 1910
CFB-4/1-9
Postcards
circa 1880-1930
CFB-5/1-9
Postcards
circa 1880-1930
31/4-5
Public figures (Christmas cards from)
circa 1965-2009
31/6
Randle family
circa 1920-1950
32/1
Seufert family
circa 1920-1940
32/2
Song book cards
circa 1900
32/3
Tags
circa 1960-1990
Box/Folder
32/4
Congratulations and best wishes cards
circa 1880-1980
CFB-5/10
Congratulations and best wishes cards--Postcards
circa 1880-1980
32/5-6
Easter cards
circa 1880-1990
33/1
Father's day cards
circa 1925
33/2
General cards (no specific event)
circa 1880-1980
33/3
German cards
circa 1900-1910
33/4
Get wall cards
circa 1900-1940
33/5
Halloween cards--Postcards
circa 1880-1930
CFB-5/12
Halloween cards
circa 1880-1950
OSC-2/2
Hallmark dolls : collector's album
circa 1950
Humorous cards
See also series "Scrapbooks" below, old volume 10.
Box/Folder
33/6
Joke cards in trick envelopes
circa 1910
33/7
Oregon "un-greetings"
These were published at the time of Governor Tom McCall's infamous "come but don't stay" statement.
circa 1973
CFB-6/1
Postcards
circa 1880-1930
Box/Folder
CFB-6/2
Independence Day postcards
circa 1880-1930
33/8
Love and friendship cards
circa 1880-1980
CFB-6/3
Love and friendship--Postcards
circa 1880-1930
34/1
Mother's day cards
circa 1900-1990
34/2-3
New Year's cards
circa 1880-1990
CFB-6/4
New Year's cards--Postcards
circa 1880-1930
34/4
Place cards
circa 1880-1950
CFB-6/5
Postcards from places outside of Oregon
For Oregon and Washington State postcards, see Org. Lot 146, Photograph Collections
circa 1880-1930
CFB-6/10
Postcards, general
circa 1880-1970
34/5
Randle, Agnes, holiday postcards created by
circa 1900
34/6
Religious cards
circa 1880-1980
35/1
St. Patrick's Day cards
circa 1940-1970
CFB-6/6
St. Patrick's Day cards--Postcards
circa 1880-1930
35/2
Seals and tags
circa 1880-1950
35/3
Sympathy cards
circa 1900-1980
35/4
Thanksgiving cards
circa 1880-1990
CFB-6/7
Thanksgiving cards--Postcards
circa 1880-1990
Valentines
Box/Folder
35/5-7
General
circa 1880-2009
36/1
General
circa 1880-2009
36/2
Children's
circa 1880-1970
36/3
Cut-outs
circa 1880-1930
36/4
Doily and ornate
circa 1880-1930
36/5
Fold-around cards
circa 1900-1920
37/1
Fold-around cards
circa 1900-1920
37/2-6
Fold-out cards
circa 1880-1930
38/1-3
Fold-out cards
circa 1880-1932
38/4
Handmade
circa 1880-1920
38/5
Individuals, to and from
circa 1870-1925
38/6
Moveable
circa 1900-1950
OSC-2/1
Oversize--Including scrapbook of fold-out cards
circa 1900-1950
CFB-6/8
Postcards
circa 1880-1930
39/1
Small cards
circa 1900-1950
39/2
Strung together with string
circa 1900-1930
39/3-4
To teachers
circa 1910-1950
Box/Folder
CFB-6/9
Washington's Birthday postcards
circa 1880-1930
39/5
Wedding and anniversary
circa 1950-1970

Series "I":  Patriotic and citizenship materials, circa 1899-1992Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
40/1
General
circa 1900-1992
40/2-3
American Revolution Bicentennial--Planning notebook and brochure
circa 1973-1976
40/4
American Revolution Bicentennial--Scrapbook of planning documents
circa 1973
OSC-2/3
Certificates
1889-1959
40/5
Flag of the U.S.--Proper handling instructions
1860-circa 1930
40/6
Olympic torch presentation
1984
40/7
Oregon statehood celebration
1899
OSC-2/3
Our American heritage : documents of freedom
circa 1960
40/8
Presidents of the U.S.--Pictures and memorabilia
circa 1900-1965
40/4
Proclamation of the 13th Census (broadside)
1910
40/9
War and victory gardens--handbooks
1917-1945

Series J:  Scrapbooks, 1849-1977Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
OSB-1/1
Aitkin, Geraldine (old vol. 11)--Ads
1890
OSA-1/1
Andrews, C.C. (old vol. 3)--Postcards
1908-1909
OSB-1/2
Ayers, Eva Wallace (old vol. 67)--Cards, period art, photos
1904-1912
OSB-8/1
Barrett, Edward
Advertising cards and two photographs of groups. Includes cards for Red Front, "plain figure dealers"; Miss. J. H. Barchus, artist; Oregon Furniture Manufacturing Co.; L.G. Pfunder, florist; Frank Bros. Implement Co.; Russell & Co.; Hoyt & Co.; Willamette Tent and Awning Co.; Penter & Engs, rubber goods; Davies, photographer; L. Kreiss Company; E. R. Behlow; J. C. Bayer, corrugated iron roofing and siding; G. Shindler & Co.; W. M. Wisdom & Co., druggists; and other Portland, Oregon, firms.
undated
41/1
Bates, Margaret (Portland Academy)
1900-1914
41/2
Belcher, Jessie (old vol. 7)--Stickers and period graphics
undated
OSB-2/1
Coldwell, Orin (old vol. 18)--Ads
circa 1880-1889
42/1
Cummins, Frances (Lincoln High School, Portland)
1916-1922
42/2
Dannman (old vol. 69)--Stickers and clippings
circa 1890-1899
OSB-2/2
Drake, Emory R. (old vol. 34)--Ads
circa 1887-1897
OSA-1/2
Filton, G. (?) (old vol. 56)--Stickers, period graphics
undated
OSA-2/1
Gilbert, Margaret Gibson (old vols. 63 & 68)--Photos, programs, dried flowers, clippings, correspondence, marriage certificate
1912-1920
OSB-2/3
Goodrich, Frederick W.--Clippings of articles by Goodrich, primarily on Portland music
circa 1925-1935
OSA-3/1
Harris, Anna (old vol. 22)--Ads, stickers
circa 1880-1889
OSA-3/2
Hoirark (?), Clara (old vol. 27)--Paper dolls, stickers, ads, period art, greeting cards
1895-1919
OSA-4/1-2
Houghton, Evelyn Lord (old vol. 57)--Clippings, ads
1880-1900
OSA-5/1
Jacobsen, Pauline (old vol. 54)--Invitations, clippings, correspondence, programs
18
CB-2
Kraenick, Alice (old vol. 54)--Photos, letters, etc.
circa 1919-1927
43/1-2
Lord, Mrs. William S. (old vol. 33)--Clippings
circa 1880-1889
OSB-3/1
Lord, Mrs. William S. (old vol. 42)--Clippings of political cartoons
circ 1898
CB-3
Lord family (old vol. 33)--Clippings and magazine articles
circa 1881-1882
43/3
M., Helen (old vol. 8)--Cards, paintings, dried flowers, photographs
circa 1861-1877
OSB-3/2
Marquam Schoolhouses (old vol. 58)--Sketches of schoolhouses and poems
circa 1951
OSA-6/1
McCay, Ruby (Lincoln High School, Portland)--Programs, photographs, dance cards, calling cards, other ephemera
1909-1915
CB-4
Meier, Julius (old vol. 12)--Ads, stickers
43/4
Miller, Lloyolla [sic] (Roosevelt High School, Portland)
1928
OSA-7/1
Niblin, Ruth (Oregon State University)--Photographs, programs, dance cards, calling cards, college ephemera
1914-1916
CB-5
Parks, Rena Ferguson (old vol. 32)--Health eductation community service, Portland Department of Public Affairs, Bureau of Health, including correspondence, programs, articles, surveys
44/1
Peterson, Nona (Jefferson High School, Portland)
1919-1922
44/2
Platt, Helen (old vol. 24)--Stickers and ads
1883
CB-6
Prael, Rudolph (old vol. 45)--Dance cards, menus, newspaper clippings, two ribbons from the Lewis & Clark Centennial
1877-1905
CB-7
Rider, Nettie (old vol. 21)--Ads
1883
OSA-8/1
Riggs, Hettie (old vol. 51)--Stickers, greeting cards, ads, clippings
1886
44/3
Rose, Rachel Caroline (old vol. 1)--Prose and poems from newspapers, Portland business ads
circa 1870-1882
OSB-4/1
Snow, Berkeley (old vol. 41)--clippings
circa 1940-1949
OSA-9/1
Spurrier, Hattie (old vol. 23)--Period art, ads
1881-1890
44/4
Snitting, Adelia (old vol. 70)--Clippings and flower paintings
undated
OSB-5/1
Starr, Hetty Riggs (old vol. 50)--Stickers, ads, clippings
1884-1905
OSB-5/2
Starr, Hetty Riggs (old vol. 52)--Greeding cards, ads
1887-1893
45/1
Stewart, Emma Jo (Washington High School, Portland)
1916
OSA-10/1
Stewart, Grace Willison (Jefferson High School, Portland, and University of Oregon, old vol. 73)--Programs, dance cards, postcards, photographs, buttons, clippings, calling cards, other ephemera
circa 1920-1930
45/2
Stroud, D. A. Jordan (old vol. 66)--Poetry
1849
OSA-11/1
Thompson, Iona (old vol. 28)--Mostly 50th wedding anniversary cards from 1936, photos
circa 1908-1936
OSB-4/2
Thompson, Ralph (old vol. 36)--Clippings of historical articles relating to Portland and Oregon
1934
CB-8
Thompson, Ralph (old vol. 37)--Clippings of social events and historical articles
circa 1888
CB-9
Thompson, Ralph (old vol. 38)--Clippings of social events and historical articles, obituaries
circa 1884-1913
OSB-6/1
Tichenor, Frank B. (old vol. 47)--Ads, stickers, period art, greeting cards
circa 1880-1889
OSA-12/1
Tobin, Dudley (Jefferson High School, Portland, old vol. 40)--Programs, photos, dance cards, clippings, calling cards, buttons, other ephemera
1914
OSA-13/1
Vaughan, Thomas (old vol. 55)--Party invitations
1971-1977
OSA-14/1
Vogel, Katherine (Lincoln High School, Portland)--Photographs, programs, dance cards, clippings, calling cards, dried flowers, cigar, other ephemera
1919
CB-10
Waeushall (?), N.C. (old vol. 49)--Clippings of sketches
CB-11
Waite (old vol. 44)--Calling cards, clippings, two ribbons from the Lewis & Clark Exposition
1877-1905
45/3
Woodred Clark Drug Co. (old vol. 46)--Shopping lists and correspondence
1893-1924
45/4
Unidentified (old vol. 2)--Clippings, advertisements, stickers
circa 1883-1886
46/1
Unidentified (old vol. 4)--Stickers and period graphics
circa 1892
OSA-15/1
Unidentified (old vol. 5)--Ads, stickers
1880-1897
46/2
Unidentified (old vol. 9)--Advertisements
circa 1882-1883
CB-12
Unidentified (old vol. 10)--Album of humorous postcards, probably created by a publisher or distributor
circa 1904-1914
OSB-6/2
Unidentified (old vol. 13)--Stickers, period art, ads
circa 1890-1910
CB-13
Unidentified (old vol. 14)--Buildings, fairs and expositions, period art, ads
CB-14
Unidentified (old vol. 15)--Stamps, period art, ads, stickers
circa 1890-1919
OSA-16/1
Unidentified (old vol. 16)--Stickers, period art, valentine cards
1898-1899
OSB-7/1
Unidentified (old vol. 17)--Ads, clippings, stickers
crica 1880-1889
OSA-16/2
Unidentified (old vol. 19)--Stickers, ads
circa 1880-1889
46/3
Unidentified (old vol. 25)--Ads
circa 1880-1889
OSB-7/1
Unidentified (old vol. 26)--Stickers, ads
undated
OSA-17/1
Unidentified (old vol. 30)--Prayer/saint cards
undated
OSA-17/2
Unidentified (old vol. 31)--Newspaper and magazine clippings about famous people
circa 1914-1930
OSA-17/3
Unidentified (old vol. 35)--Stickers, ads, period graphics
undated
CB-15
Unidentified (old vol. 39)--Recipes
undated
OSA-18/1
Unidentified (old vol. 43)--Clippings of period art and portraiture
circa 1866
OSA-18/2
Unidentified (old vol. 48)--Stickers, ads
1
46/4
Unidentified (old vols. 64-65)--Poster stamps
circa 1914-1915
OSA-19/1
Unidentified (old vol. 71)--Stickers, period graphics; fragments of an additional scrapbook
undated
CB-16
Unidentified--Postcards, calling cards, photographs, birth announcement, clippings, advertising cards
Materials are pasted in a clothing catalog published by The Royal Tailors, Chicago and New York, "Spring weights," season 1919. Last pages of book are still in original condition.
circa 1880-1930
Folder OSF-4
Unidentified--Scrapbook of cut-outs
1887

Series K:  Sports, circa 1888-2013Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
47/1
Aquatics
circa 1920-1970
Baseball
Box/Folder
47/2
General
Includes Portland sportsman, vol. 1, no. 1, February 18, 1944; program for the Hillsboro Hops, 2013.
1915-1972; 2013
47/3
Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club
circa 1900-1929
47/4
Pacific Coast League (Portland Beavers)
1928-1989
47/5
Pacific Northwest League
1891-1932
47/6
Portland Baseball Association--Stock and membership
1888-1902
Box/Folder
47/7
Basketball
circa 1908-1990
47/8
Billiards
1970
47/9
Bowling
1913
47/10
Boxing
1902-1951
48/1
Fishing and hunting, general
circa 1902-1990
48/2
Fishing--Fisherman's diary with photographs
1942-1946
Football
Box/Folder
48/3
General
1893-1974
48/4
Oregon State University
1962-1965
48/5
University of Oregon
1907-1967
Box/Folder
48/6
Golf
circa 1910-1969
49/1
Gymnastics
1895-1981
49/2
Hiking and mountaineering
circa 1910-1923
49/3
Hill Military Academy Relay Carnival (Portland)
1938-1949
49/4
Horse Racing
1907-1985
49/5
Ice events
See also "Ice Follies" (under "Exhibitions..." above)
circa 1916-1969
OSC-2/4
Ice Capades program
1984
49/6
Individual sports, general
circa 1896-1990
49/7
Motorcycle racing, general
circa 1920-1983
49A/1
Motorcycle racing--Portland Sidewinders
circa 1960-1976
49A/2
Nike World Masters Games
1998
Olympics
Box/Folder
50/1-7
Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles--Brochures, program books, and daily programs
1932
Folder OSF-5
Los Angeles Olympics--Posters
1984
50/8
Other Olympics
1964; 1968
Box/Folder
50/9
Rugby
1906
50/10
Scrapbook of H.H. Hobbs (primarily baseball)
1905-1906
51/1
Skiing
circa 1900-1990
51/2
Skiing--Timberline Lodge
1939-1974
51/3
Stadiums and arenas
circa 1926-1980
51/4
Team sports, general
1893-1901
51/5
Tennis
1904-1981
51/6
Tickets, general
circa 1870-1990
51/7
Track and field
1894-1925
51/8
Wrestling
1930-1982

Series L:  Weddings, 1850-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
52/1
Certificates
1850-1953
OSC-2/5
Certificates, oversize
1856-1921
OSE-1/5
Certificates, x-oversize
1891-1902
52/2-3
Invitations and announcements
circa 1880-1990
Wedding books (published books for new brides, with forms to fill in)
Box/Folder
52/4
Wedding books, general
circa 1900-1938
52/5
Albert L. Gordon and Lotta Smith wedding (Portland)
1937
52/6
Frank Burnett/B.W. Thomas wedding (East Portland)
1887
52/7
Howard Blackman/Laura Hiss wedding (Salem, Or.)
1908
52/8
John Frick/Elva Gilham wedding (Hillsdale, Or.)
1916
52/9
Orvis Bloom/Christian Holzman wedding (Portland)
1904
52/10
Wedding chimes--Book for marriage of Jesse Legg and Della Reed
1906

Series M:  General Materials, 1859-2012Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
53/1
Cards and cutouts
undated
53/2
Cartoons
circa 1920-1960
OSC-2/7
Cartoons--oversize
circa 1900
53/3
Commonplace book with genealogical information
circa 1900-1930
OSC-2/8
Cupid and the footlights, by James L. Ford (published book with facsimiles of fabricated letters and ephemera)
circa 1900
Death
Box/Folder
53/4
Death notice cards
circa 1886-1917
53/5
Memorial service programs
Includes program for Brian Geddes Booth memorial, April 12, 2012.
circa 1870-1889; 2012
OSE-1/6
Oversize certificates
circa 1900
Box/Folder
53/6
Ephemera, general
circa 1870-1950
54/1
Ephemera, general
1859-1986
54/2
Etiquette
circa 1920-1940
54/3
Fashion--Costumes, shawls, mufflers, linens, and dresses
See also series "Scrapbooks" above, volume in box CB-16.
circa 1900-1970
54/4
Nudism and sex
Use of this folder is restricted to persons over the age of 18
1854-1979
54/5
Portland social register and blue book--ephemera
circa 1951
54/6
Scrapbook of cut-outs
undated
Williams, Margaret H. (Grant High School, Portland)
Box/Folder
54/7
Grant High School Ephemera
circa 1932-1936
54/8
Ephemera, general
circa 1930-1940
OSC-2/9
Scrapbook
circa 1932-1936

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Almanacs
  • Children
  • Cookery, American
  • Exhibitions--Oregon--Portland
  • Exhibitions--United States
  • Family life
  • Health
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic Games (10th : 1932 : Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Patriotism
  • Sports--Oregon
  • Weddings
  • Women
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Social life and customs.
  • Portland (Or.)--Social life and customs.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Autograph albums
  • Catalogs
  • Certificates
  • Clippings
  • Dance cards
  • Diplomas
  • Greeting cards
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Printed ephemera
  • Programs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Visiting cards