Viola Springer journal, May 18, 1885 – February 22, 1886  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Springer, Viola, 1865-
Viola Springer journal
May 18, 1885 – February 22, 1886 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
A 116
Viola Springer was from Sullivan County, Missouri and was an Oregon pioneer. The Viola Springer journal describes in detail her trip from Princeton, Montana to Harney Valley, Oregon in 1885-1886.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
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Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Viola Springer (1865- ) was an Oregon pioneer from Sullivan County, Missouri.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Viola Springer journal describes her journey from Missouri to Harney Valley, Oregon in 1885-1886. Her papers include the original volume, a photostat copy of the journal, and a typed manuscript of the journal.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Viola Springer journal, A 116, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Alternative Forms Available

This collection has been microfilmed. Microfilm reels are available for purchase, or via Inter-library Loan. When requesting reels for this collection, please request: “Women’s Lives, Series 3, American Women Missionaries and Pioneers Collection, reel(s) 92-93.”

Microfilms of this collection have been digitized. Digital images prepared from microfilm copies are available from Special Collections & University Archives, and available online through Gale’s Women's Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Women pioneers--Oregon National Historic Trail--Diaries
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon National Historic Trail--Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries
  • Journals (accounts)