Harry Boivin Papers, 1911-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Boivin, Harry
Title
Harry Boivin Papers
Dates
1911-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.5 linear feet, (15 boxes)
Collection Number
SHL009 (collection)
Summary
Harry Dolan Boivin served for 26 years in the Oregon Legislative Assembly including holding the offices of Speaker of the House and Senate President. The collection is composed of two series: Series I: Oregon Legislature Activity Scrapbooks covering the period 1935-1969 (6.5 linear feet, 13 boxes) and Series II: Personal Papers covering the period 1911-1990 (1 linear foot, 2 boxes).
Repository
Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR
97601
Telephone: 541-885-1772
Fax: 541-885-1777
libtech@oit.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Harry Dolan Boivin served for 26 years in the Oregon Legislative Assembly. His eight year service in the House of Representatives included holding the position of Speaker of the House and his 18 year service in the Senate, included holding the position of Senate President. He was well known by the nickname "the Fox" because of his skill in parliamentary procedures.

As a citizen legislator from Klamath Falls, Oregon he was a leader in education activities in the state, serving on the State Board of Education and part of the movement to create the community college system in Oregon. Harry Boivin is especially remembered for his championship of Oregon Institute of Technology, helping to establish the institution in 1947 and supporting it throughout his legislative career. He was a generous benefactor of the institution.

Harry Boivin was born in Ashland, Oregon on February 7, 1904, spent most of his life in Klamath Falls and died on March 15, 1999. His family included his wife, Ruth, son, Robert, and daughter, Kathleen, and stepson, Joseph.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is composed of two series: Series I: Oregon Legislative Assembly Activity Scrapbooks covering the period 1935-1969 (6.5 linear feet, 13 boxes) and Series II: Personal Papers covering the period 1911-1990 (1 linear foot, 2 boxes). The Oregon Legislature Activity Scrapbooks document both Harry Boivin’s legislative actions and general activities of the Oregon House and Senate during those years. The Personal papers series includes correspondence, photographs, an oral history interview manuscript, 90th birthday celebration memorabilia and various publications.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Before materials from the Shaw Historical Library may be quoted in print or otherwise reproduced in whole or in part in any publication, exhibit, broadcast or other manner, the user must obtain permission from the owner of the physical property and the holder of the copyright. Copyright status for collections in the Shaw Historical Library varies. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Harry Boivin Papers, The Shaw Historical Library, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Oregon Legislature Activity Scrapbooks, 1935-1969Return to Top

6.5 linear feet, 13 boxes
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Klamath legislature activity
1935
1
Klamath legislature articles
1935-1936
1
Private--Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives
1937-1938
1
Harry Boivin legislature articles
1939
2
Politics in Klamath Falls
1939-1940
2
Politics and legislature in Klamath Falls
1940-1941
2
Politics and legislature in Klamath Falls
1942-1943
2
Harry Boivin legislature and Senate activity
1953-1954
2
Harry Boivin legislature and Senate activity
1955
3
Legislative press clippings
1960-1961
3
Legislature and Harry Boivin press clippings
1960-1961
3
Oregon Legislature
1961
3
Boivin as Senate President
1961
4
Legislative press clippings
1962
4
Oregon legislature
1963
4
Boivin legislative press clippings
1964
5
Oregon Legislature press clippings
1971
5
Oregon Senate press clippings
1967
5
Press clippings
5
Press clippings
5
Press clippings
5
Press clippings
6
Untitled Scrapbook
6
Untitled Scrapbook
1949
6
Untitled Scrapbook
1957-1958
7
Untitled Scrapbook
1961
7
Untitled Scrapbook
1963
8
Eternal Vigilance is the Price of OIT>
1998
8
Untitled Scrapbook
1963
8
Untitled Scrapbook
1965
8
Untitled Scrapbook
1969
9
Untitled scrapbook, correspondence
1967
9
Untitled Scrapbook
10
Untitled Scrapbook
1947
11
Untitled Scrapbook
1957
12
Untitled Scrapbook
1956-1957
12
Untitled Scrapbook
1969
13
Untitled Scrapbook
1967
13
Untitled Scrapbook
1967
13
Untitled Scrapbook
1968-1969

Series II:  Personal Papers and Booklets, 1911-1994Return to Top

1 linear foot, 2 boxes
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14/1
Edited manuscript of Oregon Historical Society oral history interview with Harry Boivin
1990
14/2
Personal correspondence and booklets
Bell Echo, Bellarmine College Preparatory
1954
National Geographic, vol. 69, no. 3
1936
Members of the Legislature State of Oregon, 1860- 1949
1949
Oregon Law Review, vol. 41, no. 3
1962
The Enemy Within: Dealing with the enemy within the gates--the Trojan Horses of the Democracies--the Communists
1941
Program for the 69th Annual Commencement at Stanford University
1960
State of Oregon Voters' Pamphlet, Democratic Party Primary Nominating Election
1960
Oregon Voter
1936-1938; 1955; 1957; 1959; 1960; 1962
Klamath County Oregon: Its Resources and Advantages
1900
Oregon's Centennial Legislature pamphlet
1959
Cartoons by Murray Wade, Capitol Journal
1935
Oregon Times, vol. 1, no. 11
1971
Practical Points for Post Office Patrons with a business ad by Harry Boivin's grandfather
[1910-1912]
15/1
Personal and family photographs
15/2
90th birthday correspondence
1994
15/3
Personal papers
1911-1990

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators—Oregon
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Oregon--Legislative Assembly--History
  • Personal Names :
  • Boivin, Harry--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Klamath Falls (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Scrapbooks