Guide to the Bertha Blanche Hall Oles Collection, circa 1913, 1987  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Bertha Blanche Hall Oles
Guide to the Bertha Blanche Hall Oles Collection
circa 1913, 1987 (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
Collection Number
This collection consists of a photocopy of a newspaper article about Bertha Blanche (Hall) Oles, a photocopied picture of her, and her scrapbook of clippings.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Bertha Blanche (Hall) Oles was born in Lafayette, Ohio. She lived in Michigan, Washington, and, for over forty years, California. She married Robert Oles. At age 90 she kept active making quilts and hand-made greeting cards. She belonged to a contest club where she won many prizes by completing the phrase “In 25 words or less…” She kept a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and also a typewritten book of synonyms of the words commonly used in the crossword puzzles she enjoyed doing.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains a short newspaper article about Bertha Blanche (Hall) Oles and her craft hobbies. The article also includes a picture of Bertha at age 90 with one of her handmade quilts. There is also a scrapbook created by Bertha of newspaper clippings pasted into an old annual report book. The newspaper clippings date from around 1913.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from (the collection) must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Bertha Blanche Hall Oles Collection, SIEmss_124, Archives and Special Collections, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Christian poetry
  • Poetry
  • Prize contests in advertising
  • Songs
  • Sweepstakes
  • Personal Names :
  • Fields, Doris
  • Oles, Blanche Hall
  • Oles, Robert
  • Geographical Names :
  • Holmesville (Ohio)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Washington (State)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Ephemera
  • Scrapbooks
  • Occupations :
  • Quiltmakers