Fort Clatsop National Monument Papers, 1900-1974  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Fort Clatsop National Monument Papers
Dates
1900-1974 (inclusive)
1953-1963 (bulk)
Quantity
.5 cubic feet (1 document case)
Collection Number
Mss 212
Summary
The collection includes letters, telegrams and other correspondence and materials relating to the establishment of the Fort Clatsop National Monument.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
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

In December 1805 Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the Corps of Discovery established their winter quarters on a stream near the Columbia River. They built a wooden stockade around several cabins on the banks of what is now known as the Lewis and Clark River. They stayed less than four months before returning east to the United States. Later, settlers homesteaded in the area, obliterating signs of the fort. In 1901 the land was acquired by the Oregon Historical Society. A replica fort was built at the site in 1955; it burned in 2005. The site was designated a national monument in 1956. In 2004 it became part of the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes letters, telegrams and other correspondence and materials relating to the establishment of the Fort Clatsop National Monument. Also included are archaeological field notes, an oil, gas and mineral lease from 1955 and its termination agreement the same year, and an oral history interview with a descendant of one of the settlers who homesteaded on the site. Many of the letters concern arranging for a celebratory dinner after the national monument was established.

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 before any publication use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Fort Clatsop National Monument papers, Mss212, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1 Clippings 1957-1958
2 Ephemera
Postcard: drawing of Fort ClatsopBrochure: Historic Fort Clatsop near Astoria, OregonBrochure: Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Oregon
circa 1958-1962
3 Photograph
Panorama of Pacific Spruce Corporation mill
1935
4 Papers
The Fort Clatsop site, 5 p.Publications and other items sold by the Fort Clatsop Historical Association, 5 p.
undated
5 Papers
  • Letter, J. Bowlby, Jay Tuttle, Geo. H. Himes to U.S. Congress
  • Letter, John H. Smith to R. Livingstone
  • Letter, L.B. Cox to George H. Himes
  • Letter, R. Livingstone to George H. Himes
  • Letter, Reuben G. Thwaites to Prof. F. G. Young
  • Statement, Carlos W. Shane
1900-1905
6 Papers
  • Letter, Charles E. Lauderdale to Oregon Historical Society
  • Letter, Dr. Frank B. Queen to Honorable Douglas McKay
  • Letter, Dr. Frank B. Queen to Walter Norblad
  • Letter, Dr. Walter L. Hay to Lancaster Pollard
  • Letter, Lancaster Pollard to Charles E. Lauderdale
  • Letter, Lancaster Pollard to Charles E. Lauderdale, Walter L. Hay and Charles Dodge
1953
7 Papers
  • Letter, [Lancaster Pollard] to Arthur Farmer
  • Letter, [Lancaster Pollard] to Chapin Foster
  • Letter, [Lancaster Pollard] to Dr. Walter L. Hay
  • Letter, Burt Brown Barker to Honorable Paul L. Patterson (2)
  • Letter, Dr. Walter L. Hay to Mr. Malcolm Bauer
  • Letter, James Durgan to Thomas Vaughan with enclosures
  • Meeting of Lewis and Clark Sesquicentennial Committees, States of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, 10 p.
  • Memorandum, James Durgan, Washington State Advertising Commission, to Pacific Northwest Newspaper Editors with enclosure, Lewis and Clark Diary
  • Suggested agenda, Chairmen-Secretaries Conference on Lewis and Clark Sesqui-centennial.
  • Telegram, Elwyn A. Nellis to Burt Brown Barker
1954
8 Papers
  • Call for meeting, C.E. Johns
  • Flyer, Portland Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees)
  • Joint Memorial, State of Washington, Thirty-Fourth Regular Session
  • Letter, Burt Brown Barker to Dr. Morgan S. Odell
  • Letter, C.E. Johns to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Chapin D. Foster to Dr. Burt Brown Barker
  • Letter, Chapin D. Foster to Members of the Northwest Lewis and Clark Committees
  • Letter, Chapin D. Foster to Thomas Vaughan (6)
  • Letter, Chapin D. Foster to Will G. Robinson
  • Letter, Dr. Walter L. Hay to Delbert Hanks
  • Letter, Dr. Walter L. Hay to Dr. Burt Brown Barker (2)
  • Letter, Dr. Walter L. Hay to Thomas Vaughan (2)
  • Letter, Governor Paul Patterson to Thomas Vaughan (2)
  • Letter, Gunner Gundersen to Senator Richard L. Neuberger
  • Letter, H.G. Smith to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Henry T. Lowe Jr. to Dr. Burt Brown Barker
  • Letter, John Ashby Conway to Oregon State Historical Society
  • Letter, Otto A. Owen to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan (3)
  • Letter, Robert Lorenz Hansen to Dr. Walter Hay
  • Letter, Robert Lorenz Hansen to Tom Vaughan (4)
  • Letter, S.H. Sutcliffe to Oregon Historical Society
  • Letter, Stewart Holbrook to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Burnby Bell
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Charles E. Johns (2)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Dr. Burt Brown Barker
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Dr. Walter L. Hay
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Honorable Paul Patterson (4)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Otto Owen
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Senator Richard L. Neuberger (4)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Walter F. Cornish, Standard Oil Company
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Walter W.R. May
  • Letter, W.H. Savage to Oregon Historical Society
  • Letter, Walter W.R. May to Stewart Holbrook
  • Letter, Walter W.R. May to Thomas Vaughan
  • Memorandum, Final, Chapin D. Foster to all members of Northwest Lewis and Clark Committees
  • Minutes, Conference of Committees on Northwest Observance of Lewis and Clark Sesquicentennial
  • Note, Richard Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan (2)
  • Note, Thomas Vaughan to Lewis and Clark Sesquicentennial Committee
  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease, Standard Oil Company and Oregon Historical Society
  • Schedule, Lewis and Clark Sesquicentennial Celebration, August 18-28, 1955
  • Tentative Plans for the 1955 Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Western Union night letter, Thomas Vaughan to Senator Richard L. Neuberger
1955
9 Papers
  • Draft of sign, Reconstructed Fort Clatsop and Park (2)
  • Financial statement, Ford [sic] Clatsop Finance Committee, Inc.
  • Inter-office correspondence, Burnby Bell to Tom Vaughan
  • Letter, Averil Dryden to Burnby Bell (5)
  • Letter, Averil Dryden to Mr. & Mrs. Edward C. Stith
  • Letter, Burnby Bell to Averil Dryden (7)
  • Letter, Burnby Bell to Thomas Vaughan (8)
  • Letter, David T. Mason to Senator Richard L. Neuberger (2)
  • Letter, David T. Mason to Senator Wayne Morse
  • Letter, E. Orwick, Lions Club International, to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Edith Green to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Hans Linde to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Harris Ellsworth to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Johan A. Mehlum to Honorable Paul C. Patterson
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Honorable Fred A. Seaton
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan (2)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Burnby Bell (5)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to E. C. Stith
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Honorable Walter Norblad
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Senator Richard L. Neuberger (4)
  • Letter, Virginia Jenson to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, W.H. Savage to Oregon Historical Society
  • Letter, Walter Norblad to Thomas Vaughan (2)
  • Letter, Wayne Morse to David T. Mason
  • Note, Burnby Bell to Averil Dryden
  • Note, Thomas Vaughan to Averil Dryden
  • Telegram, Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan
  • Telegram, Wayne Morse and Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan
  • Termination of Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease, Standard Oil Company of California and Oregon Historical Society
1956
10 Papers
  • Archeological field notes, Fort Clatsop, Astoria, Oregon, Paul J.F. Schumacher, 1957 January 22
  • Archeological field notes, Fort Clatsop, Astoria, Oregon, Paul J.F. Schumacher, 1957 January 22, revised 1957 May 28
  • Letter, Burnby Bell to Thomas Vaughan (2)
  • Letter, Conrad L. Wirth to Senator Richard L. Neuberger
  • Letter, Dorr G. Yeager, National Park Service, to Harlan C. Smith
  • Letter, Dorr G. Yeager, National Park Service, to Thomas Vaughan (3)
  • Letter, Ed and Lillian Stith to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Harlan C. Smith to Burnby Bell
  • Letter, Harlan C. Smith to Oregon Historical Society
  • Letter, Harlan C. Smith to Thomas Vaughan (3)
  • Letter, Hatfield Chilson, Secretary of the Interior, to Senator Richard L. Neuberger
  • Letter, John A. Hussey, National Park Service to Thomas Vaughan (4)
  • Letter, Paul J.F. Schumacher to Otto Owen
  • Letter, Paul J.F. Schumacher, National Park Service, to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Conrad L. Wirth (2)
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Hillory A. Tolson, National Park Service
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan (2)
  • Letter, Russell K. Grater, National Park Service, to Thomas Vaughan with transcript of oral history interview with Harlan C. Smith
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Burnby Bell
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to C.B. Stephenson
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Department of Public Works, Astoria, Oregon
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Dorr G. Yeager, National Park Service (3)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Ed and Lillian Stith
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Ellis J. Lucia
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to First National Bank, Astoria Branch
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Fred Andrus, editor, Astorian Budget (2)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Harlan C. Smith (2)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to John Hussey, National Park Service (2)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Paul J.F. Schumacher (2)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Senator Richard L. Neuberger (4)
  • Newspaper clipping, Evening Astorian-Budget, It's the Right Spot Anyway
  • Note, Burnby Bell to Thomas Vaughan
  • Note, Harry F. Byrd to Honorable Richard L. Neuberger
  • Note, Thomas Vaughan to C.B. Stephenson, First National Bank
  • Telegram, Thomas Vaughan to Senator Richard Neuberger (2)
  • Telegram, Richard Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan
1957
11 Papers
  • Letter, Bonita Stephan to Burnby Bell.
  • Letter, Burnby Bell to Thomas Vaughan (13)
  • Letter, David T. Mason to Senator Richard L. Neuberger
  • Letter, David T. Mason to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Donald H. Bates to Senator Richard L. Neuberger (2)
  • Letter, Eleanor Stephens to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Eugene Lowe to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, George L. Collins to Honorable Guy Boyington
  • Letter, Harlan C. Smith to Honorable Clair Engle
  • Letter, Harlan C. Smith to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Hatfield Chilson to Senator James E. Murray
  • Letter, Lawrence C. Merriam to Burnby Bell
  • Letter, Mrs. Margaret A. Hansen to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Marshall N. Dana to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Omar C. Spencer to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Rex Putnam to Senator Richard L. Neuberger
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Burnby M. Bell (3)
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Donald H. Bates (3)
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Harold L. Zellerbach
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Robert B. Chessman
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Roy Beadle, Oregon Journal
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan (12)
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger announcing Senate passage of Fort Clatsop bill
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Burnby Bell (3)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Carl Jacobson, Astoria Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Controller, First National Bank of Oregon
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Fred Andrus, editor, Astorian Budget (2)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Harlan C. Smith (2)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Lloyd Tupling
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Reservations, John Jacob Astor Hotel
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Senator Richard L. Neuberger (11)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Senator Wayne Morse
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to The Oregonian
  • Letter, Walter Norblad to Donald H. Bates
  • Letter, Walter Norblad to Oregon Historical Society
  • Letter, Walter Norblad to Thomas Vaughan
  • News release, National Park Service assures Senator Neuberger that #300,000 will be spent during next fiscal year on Fort Clatsop
  • News release, Richard L. Neuberger re: Fort Clatsop
  • Nightletter, [Thomas Vaughan] to Senator Richard Neuberger
  • Nightletter, [Thomas Vaughan] to Walter Norblad
  • Nightletter, [Thomas Vaughan] to Wayne Morse
  • Note, Daniel A. Thiel to Senator Richard L. Neuberger
  • Note, Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan (4)
  • Note, Thomas Vaughan to Senator Richard L. Neuberger (2)
  • Note, W.F. McCulloch to Thomas Vaughan
  • Notice to OHS board re: Fort Clatsop testimonial dinner (2)
  • Notice to OHS board re: postponement of Fort Clatsop testimonial dinner
  • Notice to OHS board re: Fort Clatsop testimonial dinner
  • Notice to OHS board re: rescheduled Fort Clatsop testimonial dinner
  • Postcard, Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan
  • Summary, Fort Clatsop Dinner Meeting, by Thomas Vaughan
  • Telegram, Donald H. Bates to Senator Richard L. Neuberger
  • Telegram, Donald H. Bates to Honorable Walter Norblad
  • Telegram, Lloyd Tupling to Thomas Vaughan (2)
  • Telegram, Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan (4)
  • Telegram, Wayne Morse to Oregon Historical Society
  • Tentative program, Fort Clatsop Memorial Victory Dinner
  • U.S. Congress. Senate. Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Oreg. 85th Cong., 2d sess. S. Doc. 1404.
1958
12 Papers
  • Contract, Michael W. Foster and Oregon Historical Society
  • Letter, Burnby Bell to Bonita Stephan
  • Letter, C.B. Stephenson to First National Bank of Oregon
  • Letter, C.J. Damaino to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Harold L. Zellerbach to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Herbert Maier to Jack H. Wood
  • Letter, Neal A. Butterfield, National Park Service to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, O.D. Hallin to Senator Richard L. Neuberger
  • Letter, R.G. Alberger to E.L. Palanius
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Dr. John Hussey, National Park Service
  • Letter, Mark J. Pike, National Park Service, to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Mrs. L. Galley to Oregon Historical Society
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Dr. Burt Brown Barker
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Honorable Eugene Marsh
  • Letter, Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan (3)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Mr. & Mrs. L. Galley
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Neal A. Butterfield
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Senator Richard L. Neuberger
  • Telegram, Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan
  • Telegram, Thomas Vaughan to Harold Zellerbach
1959
13 Papers
  • Letter, George Abrahamsen to Fred A. Seaton
  • Letter, Neal A. Butterfield to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Senator Richard L. Neuberger
  • Telegram, Richard L. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan (2)
1960
14 Papers
  • Dedication program, Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Visitor Facilities
  • Invitation, dedication of Fort Clatsop National Memorial
  • Letter, Al Ullman to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Burt Brown Barker to C. L. Peterson
  • Letter, C.L. Peterson to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Charles A. Sprague to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Charles L. Peterson to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Conrad L. Wirth to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, E. Johnson and Charles L. Peterson to Senator Maurine B. Neuberger
  • Letter, Edith Green to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Elmo Smith to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, L. Stanley Kemp to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Mark O. Hatfield to Thomas Vaughan (2)
  • Letter, Maurine B. Neuberger to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Robert B. Duncan to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Stewart L. Udall to Thomas Vaughan
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Al Ullman
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Charles A. Sprague
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Charles L. Peterson (4)
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Edith Green
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Elmo Smith
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to John H. Hall
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Senator Maurine B. Neuberger
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Robert B. Duncan
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Robert Holmes
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan to Walter Norblad
  • Letter, Thomas Vaughan and Charles L. Peterson to Conrad L. Wirth
  • Letter, V. William Seeborg to C.L. Peterson
  • Letter, Wayne Morse to Thomas Vaughan
  • News release, Walter Norblad, Our Fort Clatsop National Memorial
  • Note, Stan Weber to Thomas Vaughan
  • Reservation form, Astoria Boat and Bus Tour, Dedication of Fort Clatsop National Memorial
  • Speech, Fort Clatsop Dedication, by Chandler P. Brown (2)
  • Telegram, Walter Norblad to Thomas Vaughan
1963
15 Papers
  • Memorandum, Thomas Vaughan to OHS staff (2)
1974

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • National monuments -- Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Barker, Burt Brown, 1873-1969
  • Bell, Burnby
  • Neuberger, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1912-1960
  • Smith, Harlan C.
  • Vaughan, Thomas, 1924-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Historical Society
  • United States. National Park Service
  • Geographical Names :
  • Clatsop County (Or.)
  • Fort Clatsop National Memorial (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings
  • Congressional records
  • Correspondence
  • Field notes
  • Leases
  • Oral histories
  • Pamphlets