Forsythe family papers, 1846-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Forsythe family
Title
Forsythe family papers
Dates
1846-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
43 linear feet, (51 boxes)
Collection Number
WUA106
Summary
The Forsythe family papers (1846-2009) contain correspondence, documents, literature, photographs, and ephemera. They represent the collected efforts of Irene Hanson (née Forsythe), Emmett and Bessie Forsythe, and Margaret Grace Forsythe to document their family history.
Repository
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
archives@willamette.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Processing of this collection was sponsored by the Willamette University History Department.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Forsythe family papers contain correspondence, documents, literature, photographs, and ephemera. They represent the collected efforts of Irene Hanson (née Forsythe), Emmett and Bessie Forsythe, and Margaret Grace Forsythe to retain their family history. The materials in the collection are from as early as the mid-1800s, spanning all the way to the last years of Margaret Forsythe's life in the 2000s. The Forsythe family papers consist of four distinct series. The first and most voluminous series is the Margaret Forsythe papers, featuring her collected correspondence, photographs, Cold War era literature, her writings and academic work, and ephemera. Within her correspondence Forsythe converses with her family and friends, sharing not only the aspects of her daily life, but her interests, opinions, and beliefs. Her collection of Cold War era literature focuses on subjects like Cuba, Soviet Russia, and Vietnam. Forsythe's writing touches on a variety of subjects like Asian culture, science fiction, and international politics. The second and third series contain the papers of Margaret Forsythe's parents Bessie and Emmett Forsythe, and aunt and uncle, Irene and Perry Hanson, respectively. Both series contain collected correspondence from friends, family, and business acquaintances; documents and writings; photographs; and ephemera.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Margaret Grace Forsythe was born March 8, 1923 in Vancouver, Washington, the only daughter of Bessie and Emmett Forsythe. During her childhood, the Forsythe family moved to Salem, Oregon where she attended North Salem High School and then Willamette University, graduating with the class of 1945. From 1947 to 1948, Forsythe and her mother relocated to Japan to live with Emmett Forsythe while he was stationed there with the American Red Cross. Forsythe and her mother worked teaching English to Japanese students, many of whom Margaret would visit and correspond with in the future. After returning to the United States, Forsythe attended graduate school at the University of Washington. There she studied Russian, Far East Politics, and Asian culture, receiving a Master of Arts degree. When she graduated, she was familiar with Japanese, Spanish, and Russian. In 1952, her father mentioned a man he met working at a military station. Describing him as "in the intelligence work," Emmett Forsythe said that the man had told him that the United States government was always looking for people with Margaret's skills and had given Emmett an address so Margaret could apply. Forsythe had many preconceptions about working for the Central Intelligence Agency but ultimately applied. Forsythe began her service in June of 1953, working from Washington D.C. There she enjoyed the growing metropolitan culture, a sharp change of pace from the Pacific Northwest. From 1958 to 1960, she served her first overseas assignment stationed in La Paz, Bolivia. After serving for three years in Bolivia, Forsythe returned to Washington D.C. for a time and then accepted an assignment working for what she described as a "private research company" in Coral Gables, Florida. In 1965, she returned to Washington D.C. She was then assigned to Torrejón Air Base in Madrid for the US embassy in Spain from 1967 until November of 1968. Forsythe returned to Washington D.C. once again, but in 1970 she decided to take on her last foreign assignment, which was in Vietnam. She served as a member of the Foreign Service in South Vietnam until 1974. She lived in Saigon, working with US officials and native Vietnamese. During her time there, her parents Bessie and Emmett Forsythe passed away, in 1970 and 1972 respectively. Forsythe returned to Washington D.C. for the last four years of her government employment, retiring in 1978. Moving back to Salem, Forsythe pursued many of her long-time goals. She wrote two articles focusing on artwork from the Vietnamese Mien tribe for Arts of Asia magazine. She also achieved a long-time goal of teaching, becoming an assistant professor at Chemeketa Community College. Forsythe kept active in the local First Presbyterian Church and, through her church efforts, Forsythe helped support the members of the Mien tribe from Vietnam who had immigrated to the United States. Throughout the remainder of her life, she stayed engaged in the growing community of Mien living in the Salem-Portland area. Forsythe continued to travel, visiting Mexico and Asia in the last years of her life. Forsythe died in 2009 at the age of 86.

Emmett Forsythe was born to Elmer Forsythe and Amy Templeton on February 1, 1896 in Enterprise, Oregon. Bessie Swope was born on November 20, 1897 in Woodburn, Oregon. With the entrance of the United States into World War I, Forsythe signed up with the American Expeditionary Forces. After his return, Forsythe and Swope were married on April 5, 1922 and moved to Vancouver, Washington where Emmett began a career with a chemical company while Bessie taught elementary school. On March 9, 1923, they had their first and only child, Margaret Grace Forsythe, and eventually moved to Salem, Oregon. In 1944 Emmett Forsythe returned to military service serving the American Red Cross in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of World War II. During this period, Forsythe was stationed throughout the Pacific, on islands such as Guam and Papa New Guinea, and finally in Japan in the aftermath of the war. In 1947 Margaret and Bessie Forsythe joined him for a year while he was assigned to Japan. During this time, Bessie and Margaret worked teaching English to Japanese students. By the end of 1948, the Forsythes returned to Salem. Bessie returned to teaching while Emmett continued to work for the American Red Cross until retiring in 1968. Bessie Forsythe died in 1970 and Emmett Forsythe died in 1972.

Frances Irene Hanson (née Forsythe), was born August 5, 1898 in Enterprise, Oregon. She graduated from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio and then relocated to Woodburn, Oregon to teach. There, she introduced her brother Emmett Forsythe to a colleague of hers and his future wife, Bessie Swope. Irene Forsythe wanted to live an exciting life outside of Oregon, but her father would only allow her to attend the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. She moved to Chicago to attend the institute and was assigned to a street corner to preach testimonies. Growing up, Forsythe had reservations about missionary work; however, in 1926 she was assigned to the Shangtung Province of Northern China. There she traveled with two Chinese women who taught her the customs of China and assisted Forsythe in preaching Christianity. She remained in China during the Japanese occupation, eventually being deported on a ship called the S.S. Gripsholm bound for New York. She returned to China in 1946, now under threat from the communist revolution led by Mao Zedong. Forsythe was the last remaining American Presbyterian missionary in China during the revolution and was the subject of denunciation campaigns by the communists who dubbed her "the chief American spy" in the region. She recalled loud speakers yelling her name and calling for her death. Eventually, she was picked up one night and shuttled to the coast where she was once again placed on a ship and sent home, warned never to step foot in China again. After returning to the United States, Forsythe married Perry O. Hanson on August 8, 1952 and settled down in Iola, Kansas. Reverend Hanson was also a Presbyterian missionary who had lost his first wife to fever while living in China. Together they preached about the circumstances in China and the effect on the Presbyterian Church there. Irene Hanson wrote two books, "Chengs Mother" and "The Wheelbarrow and the Comrade" in an effort to inform Americans about life in China. Perry Hanson died in 1967, but she continued to spread their message. Irene Hanson moved to Duarte, California, in 1980. She died December 25, 1994.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Forsythe family papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Margaret G. Forsythe papers, 1938-2009Return to Top

This series features Margaret Forsythe's collected correspondence, photography, her writings and academic work, and other assorted ephemera. The materials in the collection are from as early as the 1920s, spanning all the way to the last years of Forsythe's life in the 2000s. Forsythe's correspondence features letters written to family members such as her parents and aunt, as well as to her many other corresponents such as co-workers met during her tenure at the Central Intelligence Agency, friends made in Japan while living there in 1948, and many others. In Forsythe's notes and research are her academic notes as well as personal writings touching on a variety of subjects like Asian culture, science fiction, international politics and Forsythe's own travels. Forsythe's collection of Cold War materials include a significant amount of advanced Cold War era literature. Forsythe's photography collection is extensive and features a wide variety of different photographic mediums. Lastly, Margaret Forsythe's ephemera is comprised of everyday items like playbills and magazines but also some items relating to her government service, such as her government passport and a commemorative tray for her service in Vietnam.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Correspondence
1938-2009
Box Folder
1 1
Annual Letters
Margaret Forsythe's annual letters, mass sent to freinds and family.
2000-2009
1 2
Annual Letters
Margaret Forsythe's annual letters, mass sent to freinds and family.
1990-1999
1 3
Annual Letters
Margaret Forsythe's annual letters, mass sent to freinds and family.
1980-1989
1 4
Annual Letters
Margaret Forsythe's annual letters, mass sent to freinds and family.
1970-1979
1 5
Annual Letters
Margaret Forsythe's annual letters, mass sent to freinds and family.
1960-1969
1 6
Annual Letters
Margaret Forsythe's annual letters, mass sent to friends and family.
1954-1959
1 7
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
undated
1 8
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
1944
1 9
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
1946
1 10
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
1947
1 11
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
1949
1 12
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
1949
1 13
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
1950 January - May
1 14
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
1950 June - December
1 15
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
1951
1 16
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe. Contains one letter dated on March 4th, and 5th in which Emmett Forsythe informs Margaret Forsythe about a man he met engaged in "intelligence" work. Emmett Forsythe encourages his daughter to apply for a job working in that field, providing her with the information needed to send in an application.
1952
1 17
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
1954
1 18
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
1956
1 19
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from her parents, Bessie and Emmett Forsythe.
1965
1 20
Letters from Irene & Perry Hanson
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from Irene and Perry O. Hanson.
undated
1 21
Letters from Irene & Perry Hanson
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from Irene and Perry O. Hanson.
1946
1 22
Letters from Irene & Perry Hanson
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from Irene and Perry O. Hanson.
1956
1 23
Letters from Irene & Perry Hanson
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from Irene and Perry O. Hanson.
1958
1 24
Letters from Irene & Perry Hanson
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe from Irene and Perry O. Hanson.
1966
1 25
Letter from Correspondents in Japan
1948-1952
1 26
Academic Correspondence
Letters received by Margaret Forsythe regarding her academic career.
1949-1952
1 27
Civic Engagement Correspondence
Letters written and received by Margaret Forsythe regarding her political and civic engagement.
1966-2000
1 28
Church Correspondence
Letters written and received from Margaret Forsythe regarding her engagement in her local church.
1948-1966
1 29
Federal Government Employment Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe regarding her employment in the federal government.
1952-1968
1 30
Personal Business Correspondence
Letters written and received by Margaret Forsythe regarding her personal business endeavors.
1948-1958
1 31
Personal Business Correspondence
Letters written and received by Margaret Forsythe regarding her personal business endeavors.
1958-1975
1 32
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
undated
1 33
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
undated
1 34
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
undated
1 35
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
undated
1 36
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1938
1 37
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1941
1 38
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1944
1 39
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1945
1 40
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1946
1 41
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1947
1 42
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents. Contains letter sent on August 20th from Fern Larson, a teacher stationed in China who discusses the effects on the Chinese people caused by the fighting between the Kuomintang Nationalist Party and the Communist revolutionary forces led by Mao Zedong.
1948 January - August
1 43
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1948 September - December
2 1
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1949 January - March
2 2
General Correspondence
s
1949 April - December
2 3
General Correspondence
1950 January - April
2 4
General Correspondence
Letters sent to and received from various correspondents.
1950 May - December
2 5
General Correspondence
Letters sent to and received from various correspondents.
1951
2 6
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1952 January - July
2 7
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1952 August - December
2 8
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1953
2 9
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1955
2 10
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1956
2 11
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1958
2 12
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1959
2 13
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1960
2 14
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1962
2 15
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1964
2 16
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents. Includes a letter dated January 5th to Forsythe from Mark O. Hatfield exchanging pleasentries. Also includes a letter to her grandmother Grace Swope in which she mentions working in the Pentagon building.
1967
2 17
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1968
2 18
General Correspondence
Letters sent to and received from various correspondents.
1971
2 19
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1972
2 20
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1973
2 21
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1974
2 22
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1975
2 23
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1976
2 24
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1981
2 25
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1982
2 26
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1983
2 27
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1984
2 28
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1985
2 29
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1986
2 30
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1987
2 31
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1988
2 32
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1989
2 33
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1990
2 34
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents. Includes a letter regarding the military relocation of a Mr. Nguyen Van Phu.
1991
2 35
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1995
2 36
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1996
2 37
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1997
2 38
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1999
2 39
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
2003
2 40
General Correspondence
Letters sent to and received from various correspondents.
2005
2 41
General Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
2006
Subseries B: Research, Notes, & Writings
1967-2009
Box Folder
7 1
Assorted Notes
An assorted collection of notes taken by Margaret G. Forsythe, presumably during her college career. Includes a substancial ammount Russian notes and study materials.
undated
7 2
Assorted Notes
An assorted collection of notes taken by Margaret G. Forsythe. Includes notes for Forsythe's Far East classes taken at University of Washington.
undated
7 3
Assorted Notes
An assorted collection of notes taken by Margaret G. Forsythe, presumably during her college career.
undated
7 4
Assorted Notes
An assorted collection of notes taken by Margaret G. Forsythe. Includes notes on Russian, Far East Studies, and music.
undated
7 5
Assorted Notes
An assorted collection of notes taken by Margaret G. Forsythe. This folder features some of Forsythe's personal creative writing.
undated
7 6
Assorted Notes
An assorted collection of notes taken by Margaret G. Forsythe.
undated
7 7
Assorted Notes
Notes taken by Margaret Forsythe, presumably during her college career. This folder features a substancial ammount of Rusian writings and study materials
undated
7 8
Assorted Notes
An assorted collection of notes taken by Margaret G. Forsythe. This folder features personal creative writing done by Forsythe.
undated
7 9
Assorted Notes
An assorted collection of notes taken by Margaret G. Forsythe.
undated
7 10
Assorted Notes
An assorted collection of notes taken by Margaret G. Forsythe.
undated
7 11
First Presbyterian Church Announcements
Announcements and memorandum written or overseen by Margaret Forsythe for the First Presbyterian Church.
undated
7 12
Notebook
A spiral bound "University" notebook owned by Margaret G. Forsythe, ostensibly used during her college career.
undated
7 13
Notebook
A spiral flip notebook owned by Margaret Forsythe. The notebook features shorthand writing of Forsythe's, which seem to have been written during her time in Bolivia working for the American Embassy.
undated
7 14
Notes: Amulets
Notes pertaining to one of Margaret Forsythe's creative writing endeavors, entitled "Amulets."
undated
7 15
Notes: Amulets
Notes pertaining to one of Margaret Forsythe's creative writing endeavors, entitled "Amulets."
undated
7 16
Notes: Amulets
Notes pertaining to one of Margaret Forsythe's creative writing endeavors, entitled "Amulets."
undated
7 17
Notes: Amulets
Notes pertaining to one of Margaret Forsythe's creative writing endeavors, entitled "Amulets."
undated
7 18
Notes: Articles & Essays on Communism
An assorted collection of articles and essays written on the subject of communism and around the globe. This folder features one large work titled "Soviet Education and the New Soviet Man."
undated
7 19
Notes: Articles & Essays on Communism
An assorted collection of articles and essays written on the subject of communism and around the globe. This folder features works such as "Something More About the Case of Cuba," "Sino-Soviet Relations," and other titles.
undated
7 20
Notes: China
Assorted notes and articles on a wide array of subjects regarding China, written and collected by Margaret Forsythe.
undated
7 21
Notes: China
Assorted notes and articles on a wide array of subjects regarding China, written and collected by Margaret Forsythe.
undated
7 22
Notes: China
Assorted notes and articles on a wide array of subjects regarding China, written and collected by Margaret Forsythe.
undated
7 23
Notes: China
Assorted notes and articles on a wide array of subjects regarding China, written and collected by Margaret Forsythe.
undated
7 24
Notes: Communism in Vietnam
undated
7 25
Notes: Dr. Meyer 408T
An assorted collection of notes taken by Margaret G. Forsythe. Upon accesion this collection was tied together with string. The front page entitled "Dr. Meyer 408T-Office" possibly indicates that these notes were taken during a tutoring session.
undated
7 26
Notes: Israel
A small graph notebook containing notes taken by Margaret G. Forsythe. Written inside are details of a trip to Israel.
undated
7 27
Notes: Korea Since World War II
A collection of notes and articles regarding Korea and it's history after the end of World War II, taken and collected by Margaret G. Forsythe.
undated
7 28
Notes: Reading List
A reading list for an unspecified class of Margaret Forsythe's, presumably from either her time at Willamette University or University of Washington.
undated
7 29
Notes: Russian Revolution
An assorted collection of notes regarding the Russian Revolution taken by Margaret G. Forsythe.
undated
8 1
Arts 113
Classroom materials and notes used by Margaret Forsythe. This folder features her "Blue Book" exam from Arts 113 at University of Washington.
undated
8 2
Arts 144
Classroom materials and notes used by Margaret Forsythe for her Arts 144 class at University of Washington. Features her final examination for the aftermentioned class.
undated
8 3
Arts 181, 182, 183
undated
8 4
Arts 184
undated
8 5
Arts 383
undated
8 6
Arts 384
undated
8 7
A Secret Place - The Attic
A peice of Margaret Forsythe's creative writing.
undated
8 8
Economics 495
undated
8 9
Far East 110
undated
8 10
Far East 110
undated
8 11
Far East 147
undated
8 12
Far East 168
undated
8 13
Far East 291
undated
8 14
Far East 423
undated
8 15
Far East 478
undated
8 16
Far East 521
undated
8 17
Far East 540
undated
8 18
Far East 580
undated
8 19
Geography 133
undated
8 20
Harold J. Lind
A collection of academic writing authored by Harold J. Lind, a longtime friend and co-worker of Margaret Forsythe's from her time in the Central Intelligence Agency.
undated
8 21
History 396
undated
8 22
I-Vietnam Paintings
undated
8 23
Modern Soviet Histoy
undated
8 24
Notebooks
undated
8 25
Notebooks
undated
8 26
Obituaries
A collection of obituaries written by Margaret Forsythe.
undated
8 27
Political Science 176
undated
8 28
Political Science 178
undated
8 29
Political Science 179
undated
8 30
Political Science 413
undated
8 31
Political Science 420
undated
8 32
Political Science 470
undated
8 33
Russian 199
undated
8 34
Russian 302
undated
8 35
Russian 475
undated
8 36
Russian 495
undated
8 37
Russia In Asia Colloquium
undated
8 38
Russia In Asia Colloquium
undated
8 39
Russian History
undated
8 40
Spanish 103
undated
8 41
Thesis: St. Petersburg Background to the Russo-Japanese War
Margaret G. Forsythe's graduate thesis from the University of Washington.
undated
8 42
The Sorceress of Elba
undated
8 43
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
undated
8 44
Siuslaw Forest Advocacy
undated
10 1
Arts of Asia
1970-2000
10 2
Arts of Asia
1970-2000
10 3
Arts of Asia: Modern Mien Silver
1970-2000
10 4
Arts of Asia Records
1970-2000
10 5
Arts of Asia Records
1970-2000
10 6
Assorted Documents
undated
10 7
Assorted Notes
undated
10 8
Assorted Notes
undated
10 9
Assorted Notes
undated
10 10
Assorted Notes
undated
10 11
Centralia Mural
undated
10 12
Church Offerings
undated
10 13
Church Offerings
undated
10 14
Civic Engagement
undated
10 15
Civic Engagement
1990-2009
10 16
Freer Gallery of Art
undated
10 17
Freer Gallery of Art
undated
10 18
Genre Paintings in Wat Phra Kaew
undated
10 19
Hmong Art: Tradition and Change
undated
10 20
Imperial Tombs of China
undated
10 21
Imperial Tombs of China Symposium
undated
10 22
Leather Spiral Bound Notebook
undated
10 23
Leather Spiral Bound Notebook
undated
10 24
Leather Spiral Bound Notebook
undated
10 25
Notes: Amulets
undated
10 26
Notes: China
undated
10 27
Notes: Essays & Articles on Communism
undated
10 28
Siamese Porcelain Tokens
undated
10 29
Star Wars: Ancient Beliefs in Modern Dress
undated
10 30
Spain Transfer Documents
1967
10 31
Speeches
undated
10 32
The Four Corners of the Earth
undated
10 33
The Four Corners of the Earth Research
undated
10 34
The Four Corners of the Earth
undated
10 35
The Vignette
undated
7 30
The Yankee Barbareños
undated
7 31
Oregon Christian Fandom
undated
7 32
Elder hostel: Mexico's Origins
undated
7 33
Robbery
1987
7 34
Jewelry Robbery
1987
7 35
Harold J. Lind Estate Documents
undated
7 36
Harold J. Lind Military Documents
undated
7 37
Elder hostel: Mexico
undated
7 38
Elder hostel: Vietnam
undated
13 1
Assorted Notes
undated
13 2
Estate & Financial Documents
undated
13 3
Jean R. Campbell
undated
13 4
Jean R. Campbell
undated
13 5
Jean R. Campbell
undated
37
Notebooks
An assortment of notebooks owned and used by Margaret G. Forsythe. Eleven in total.
undated
38
Notebooks
An assortment of notebooks owned and used by Margaret G. Forsythe. Eleven in total.
undated
Subseries C: Cold War Reading Materials
Books and pamphlets collected by Margaret Forsythe that touch on the complexities of the cold war between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
1947-1991
The People's Republic of China
1951-1966
Box item
33 8
The Forces Of Darkness: The Story of Indonesian-Chinese Relations
A collection of news and academic reports on Indonesian Chinese relations.
1966
33 9
The Influence of Leninism-Stalinism on China
A reprinted article from The Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Scence, authored by Karl A. Wittfogel.
1951 Spetember
Communism
circa 1945-1991
Box item
33 10
Communists in Exile
undated
33 11
Communist World Revolution: The First Ten Years
Authored by Alexander Maslowski for the Center for Study of Communist History.
undated
33 12
Propaganda in Mass Organizations
undated
33 13
International Communist Front Organizations
This book has no indication of an author or publisher. It does however have a cautionary text that states: "Privately circulated for background use only".
undated
Communism in South America
circa 1945-1980
Box Folder
35 2
Como se Realiza La Penetracion Comunista en Las Universidades (How Communist Penetration is Made in Universities)
Published by the Directorio Magisterial Cubano En El Exilo Num. 25 (Magisterial Directory of Cuba in Exile).
undated
35 2
El Comunismo: La Elocuencia De Los Números (Communism: The Elegance of Numbers)
Authored by Humberto Medrana.
undated
35 2
Alianza Para El Progreso (Alliance for Progress)
A critical study published by El Centro Para El Desarrollo Economico Y Social de America Latina (The Center for Economic and Social Development in Latin America).
undated
35 2
La Intervención Castrista En Venezuela (The Castro Intervention in Venezuela)
Authored by Humberto Medrana.
undated
35 2
El Congreso De Las Focas Amaestradas Y Los Lacayos Parlantes De Moscú En Río De Janeiro (The Congress of the Loved Seals and Talking Lackeys of Moscow)
Authored by Angel Aparicio Laurencio.
undated
Cuba
1959-1967
Box item
33 2
Cuba: Datos Sobre Una Economía En Ruinas (Cuba: Data About an Economy in Ruins)
Authored by Jose M. Illan
undated
33 3
Elementos De Geografia De Cuba (Directorio Magisterial Cubano En El Exilo Num. 15)
Magisterial Directory of Cuba in Exile Num. 15
undated
33 4
Nociones De Educación Democrática (Notions of Democratic Education)
undated
33 5
Cuba: Agriculture and Planning
Published by the Cuban Economic Research Project of the University of Miami, Florida.
1965
33 6
Servicio De Inteligencia De Cuba Comunista (Communist Cuba Intelligence Service)
Authored by Pepita Riera.
1966
33 7
Cuba: Facts and Figures About an Economy in Ruins
Authored by Jose M. Illán
undated
Cuba
1962-1967
Box Folder
34 1
Mientras America Duerme… (While America Sleeps...)
Published by Cuadernos De Temas Políticos, (Notebook of Political Themes).
1967 July
34 1
150 Preguntas A Un Guerrillero (150 Questions to a Guerilla)
Authored by Commander Alberto Bayo.
1962
34 1
Un Carpintero En La Construcción Del Socialismo (A Carpenter in the Construction of Socialism)
Authored by Francisco Chao Hermida.
undated
34 1
Trayectoria De Castro (Trajectory of Castro)
Authored by Jose R. Alvarez Diaz.
1964
Cuba
1959-1963
Box Folder
34 2
La Destrucción De La Enseñanza Universitaria (The Destruction of the Teaching University)
Authored on behalf of Directorio Magisterial Cubano En El Exilo Num. 7 (Magisterial Directory of Cuba in Exile Num. 7).
undated
34 2
Cuba: The Birth of a Satellite
1962 December
34 2
Cuba 1961
Published by Del Congreso Por La Libertad De La Cultura (The Congress For The Freedom of Culture).
1961 March - April
34 2
Cuba vs. the C.I.A.
Authored by Robert E. Light and Carl Marzani.
undated
34 2
Chaos in the Carribean
1959-1963
34 2
Cuba: Base For Subversion
undated
34 2
Cartas De Cuba (Letters of Cuba)
Published by the Centro De Estudios Sindicales Y Sociales (Center for Union and Social Studies).
undated
Cuba
1965-1966
Box Folder
34 3
"Debe Mantenerse la Autonomía Universitaria?" (Should University Autonomy be Maintained)
Published by the Directorio Magisterial Cubano En El Exilo Num. 17 (Magisterial Directory of Cuba in Exile Num. 17).
undated
34 3
El Trabajo En Cuba Socialista
undated
34 3
El Derecho Contra La Agresión (The Right Against Aggression)
Published for the Analisis de la Conferencia Tricontinental de La Habana (Analysis of the Tricontinental Conference of Havana).
1966 January
34 3
Exposición de Caricaturas Cubanas (Exposition of Cuban Caricatures)
Published by the Agencia De Informaciones Periodísticas Sobre Cuba (Agency of Information on Newspapers About Cuba)
undated
34 3
Exodo
1965 November
Cuba
1963 January-May
Box Folder
34 4
Cuban Agriculture Under Castro
Published by Polemic Press Limited, London.
1963 May
34 4
Cuba Socialista (Socialist Cuba)
1963 February
34 4
Cuba Socialista (Socialist Cuba)
1963 January
Cuba
1964
Box Folder
34 5
El Comunismo y la Destrución de la Enseńanza Secundaria
Published at Directorio Magisterial Cubano En El Exilo Num. 5 (Magisterial Directory of Cuba in Exile Num. 5).
undated
34 5
La Destrucción De La Enseñanza Universitaria (The Destruction of the Teaching University)
Directorio Magisterial Cubano En El Exilo Num. 7 (Magisterial Directory of Cuba in Exile Num. 7).
undated
34 5
La Cruz Sigue En Pie (The Cross is Still Standing)
Published by Alberto Muller.
undated
34 5
The Lesson the United states Can Learn from Cuba
1964 December 10
34 5
Lo Que No Dijo La Foto (What The Photo Did Not Say)
undated
Nuclear Fallout
1961-1962
Box Folder
35 1
What You Should Know About Radioactive Fallout
A pamphlet published by Federal Civil Defense Administration.
undated
35 1
Facts About Fallout
A pamphlet published by the Department of Defense Office of Civil Defense.
undated
35 1
Individual and Family Survival Course
Published by the Oregon State Department of Education.
undated
35 1
Fallout Protection
Published by the Department of Defense Office of Civil Defense.
1961 December
35 1
Emergency Sanitation at Home
A booklet published by the Department of Defense Office of Civil Defense.
undated
35 1
Family Food Stockpile For Survival
Published in the Home and Garden Bulletin Number 77 for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1961 August
34 1
You Can Survive Atomic Attack
Authored by Willard F. Libby, Ph.D.
undated
35 1
Home Protection Exercises
Published by the Department of Defense Office of Civil Defense.
undated
35 1
Family Shelter Designs
Published by the Department of Defense Office of Civil Defense.
1962 January
35 1
Radioactive Fallout on the Farm
Published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1961 April
Soviet Russia
1947-1974
Box Folder
35 3
Trade Unions in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
1974 May
35 3
Democratic Socialism and the Russian Revolution
undated
35 3
Communist Agriculture: Crisis and Change
Authored by Richard Judy for the Headline Series published by the Foreign Policy Association.
1963 November - December
35 3
The Comintern's Contributions to History
Published under the direction of Jacques Freymond for The University Insitute of Advanced International Studies.
1965
35 3
Lenin, Stalin, and Khrushchev
Lenin, Stalin, and Khrushchev.
undated
35 3
Soviet Union In Maps
Published by the Denoyer-Geppert Company.
1947
35 3
A Soviet Embassy—Behind The Secrecy
A booklet, presumably printed by a United States government agency, detailing the organization, inner-workings, and details of International Soviet embassies.
undated
Vietnam
circa 1955-1975
Box item
36 1
South Vietnam Index
A United States Armed Forces briefing index on the state of South Vietnam. Contains military and news breifs on the composure of the South Vietnamese government, political parties and movements, institutions, centers of power and influence, and military capabilities.
undated
Subseries D: Photography & Art
1943-2004
Box Folder
9 1
Arthur M. Sackler
Prints featuring the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. ordered by Margaret Forsythe.
undated
9 2
Bolivia
Photo's taken by Margaret Forsythe in Bolivia featuring the local population and missionary work.
1959 January 10
9 3
Cabinet Photographs
Large hard-backed photographs featuring Margaret Forsythe and assorted friends and family.
undated
9 4
Cabinet Photographs
Large hard-backed photographs featuring Margaret Forsythe and assorted friends and family.
undated
9 5
Freer Gallery of Art
Large photographys of the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., obtained by Margaret Forsythe for an article detailing renovations that were taking place on the gallery property.
undated
9 6
General
An assortment of photos collected by Margaret Forsythe. The photo's in this folder were discovered in the initial inventory loose and strewn about the entire collection, with no apparent arrangement. As such the photos have been grouped together and represent a wide range of Forsythe's life.
undated
9 7
Japan
Photographs taken by Margaret Forsythe during her time living with her father and mother in Japan.
1947-1948
9 8
Japan
Photographs taken by Margaret Forsythe during her time living with her father and mother in Japan.
1947-1948
9 9
Japan
Photographs taken by Margaret Forsythe during her time living with her father and mother in Japan.
1947-1948
9 10
Japan
Photographs taken by Margaret Forsythe during her time living with her father and mother in Japan.
1947-1948
9 11
Jean R. Campbell
Photographs featuring Jean Rugh Campbell, a friend of Margaret Forsythe's.
undated
9 12
Margaret G. Forsythe
Photographs of Margaret G. Forsythe.
undated
9 13
Negative Packet
A packet of negative film.
undated
9 14
Orycon
Photographs of Orycon, a science fiction celebration held in Portland Oregon in vein of events such as the San Diego and New York Comic Con's.
undated
9 15
Photos Envelope
undated
9 16
Photo Packet
undated
9 17
Photo Packet
undated
9 18
Photo Packet
1985 June 3
9 19
Photo Packet: Vietnam
undated
9 20
Vietnam
undated
9 21
Westminster Garden Ladies
Photographs taken by Margaret Forsythe of her Aunt, Irene Hanson and her fellow residents of the Westminster Gardens retirement home in Duarte, California.
undated
11 20
Slide Catalogues
undated
12 34
Photo Packet
1979 July 30
13 6
Collected Artwork
undated
13 7
Slide Case Index Sheets
undated
14
Assorted Photograph Packets
A large assortment of undated photograph packets that belonged to Margaret Forsythe. Encompasses the entirety of container (box #14).
undated
Folder
15 1
Photograph Packet: Oregon, Kansas and Irene Hanson
1972 August 12
15 2
Photograph Packet: Rome, Istanbul, Washington D.C.
1972 August 21
15 3
Photograph Packet: Israel
1972 August 27
15 4
Photograph Packet: Work Leave
1973
15 5
Photograph Packet: Danang
1973
15 6
Photograph Packet: New Years Walk
1973 January 14
15 7
Photograph Packet: Tet
1973 February 11
15 8
Unidentified Photo Packet
1973 February 18
15 9
Unidentified Photo Packet
1973 March 11
15 10
Photograph Packet: Bangkok
1973 March 18
15 11
Photograph Packet: Au Loc, Song Bo
1977 May 20
15 12
Photograph Packet: Key West
1973 June 22
15 13
Unidentified Photo Packet
1973 July 5
15 14
Unidentified Photo Packet
1973 August 21
15 15
Photograph Packet: Minh & Duc's Wedding
1973 September 4
15 16
Photograph Packet: Shang's Wedding
1973 September 16
15 17
Photograph Packet: Hong Kong
1973 November 11
15 18
Photograph Packet: Tet
1974 February 17
15 19
Unidentified Photo Packet
1974 February 17
15 20
Photograph Packet: Louis's Wedding & Christmas
1974 May 21
15 21
Photograph Packet: Burma, Australia & Saigon Farewells
1974 July
15 22
Photograph Packet: Thanksgiving & Trip to San Fransisco
1974 December 3
15 23
Unidentified Photo Packet
1975 June 15
15 24
Unidentified Photo Packet
1975 August 11
15 25
Unidentified Photo Packet
1975 September 26
15 26
Photograph Packet: Tai's Birthday Party & B's Wedding
1975 December 29
15 27
Photograph Packet: Tai's Birthday & BJ's Wedding
1976 February 4
15 28
Photograph Packet: Ngomi's Birthday & Christmas
1976 March 3
15 29
Photograph Packet: Easter in D.C.
1976 April 23
15 30
Unidentified Photo Packet
1976 April 23
15 31
Photograph Packet: Mary Belle & Christmas
1976 April 27
15 32
Unidentified Photo Packet
1976 August 17
15 33
Photograph Packet: Seattle
1976 October 15
15 34
Photograph Packet: Thanksgiving & Christmas in Salem
1977 January 18
15 35
Photograph Packet: Miami Visit
1977 May 11
15 36
Unidentified Photo Packet
1977 May 20
15 37
Photograph Packet: Reno & Salem
1977 May 31
15 38
Photograph Packet: Lu Choy Graduation & Sight Seeing
1977 June 10
15 39
Photograph Packet: Salem, Williamsburg & Pittsburg
1977 September 13
15 40
Unidentified Photo Packet
1977 August 2
15 41
Photograph Packet: SEC Reunion
1977 October 9
15 42
Photograph Packet: Joshua Tree Dinner
1977 November 7
15 43
Photograph Packet: Reunion
1977 November 22
16 1
Photograph Packet: Thanksgiving, Ngumis Birthday & Christmas
undated
16 2
Photograph Packet: Margaret Forsythe's Birthday & Spring
1978 May 16
16 3
Unidentified Photo Packet
1978 June 28
16 4
Photograph Packet: Washington D.C.
1978 October 19
16 5
Unidentified Photo Pakcket
1978 November 30
16 6
Elain's 80th Birthday
1979
16 7
Unidentified Photo Packet
1979
16 8
Unidentified Photo Packet
1979 January 18
16 9
Unidentified Photo Packet
1979 March
16 10
Photograph Packet: Easter
1979 May 29
16 11
Photograph Packet: Washington D.C.
1979 July 16
16 12
Photograph Packet: Italy
1979 August 19
16 13
Photograph Packet: Mary Lou & Italy
1979 August 19
16 14
Photograph Packet: Thanksgiving
1979 November 27
16 15
Photograph Packet: Thanksgiving & Christmas
1979 December 27
16 16
Photograph Packet: Christmas, Tet at Tran's & Sacheo Arrival
1980 April 24
16 17
Photograph Packet: Hong Kong
1980 July 14
16 18
Photograph Packet: Lou's
1980 August 11
16 19
Unidentified Photo Packet
1980 August 20
16 20
Photograph Packet: Reunion
1980 October 10
16 21
Photograph Packet: Mien New Year
1981 February 3
16 22
Photograph Packet: Mien New Year II
1981 March 16
16 23
Photograph Packet: Janes Brunch & Tu at Church
1981 May 14
16 24
Photograph Packet: 1941 Class Homecoming
1981 June 26
16 25
Photograph Packet: Alaska Trip & Russian Committee Luncheon
1981 September 11
16 26
Photograph Packet: China
1981 October 21
16 27
Photograph Packet: Alice Caldwell's Birthday & China
1981 October 21
16 28
Unidentified Photo Packet
1981 December 9
16 29
Photograph Packet: Guy Thomas's 103rd Birthday, Virginia Foster & Caroline Crew
1982 January 5
16 30
Photograph Packet: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mien Ladies & Orycon
1982 January 11
16 31
Photograph Packet: Mien New Year
1982 January 26
16 32
Photograph Packet: Mien Yarn & Back Ornament
1982 January 26
16 33
Photograph Packet: Vietnamese New Year, Stewart Wedding & Mien Refugee Program
1982 March 27
16 34
Photograph Packet: Easter at Irene Hanson's & Peggy's Birthday
1982 May 4
16 35
Photograph Packet: Phat's Graduation
1982 May 25
16 36
Photograph Packet: Women's Association Tea, Trip to Seattle & Fathers Day
1982 June 19
16 37
Photograph Packet: Seattle
1982 June 28
16 38
Photograph Packet:Washington D.C. & Purdue
1982 July 26
16 39
Photograph Packet: Washington D.C.
1982 September 22
16 40
Photograph Packet: Women's March
1982 October 25
16 41
Photograph Packet: Germany, Rummage Sale, Duong Lê
1982 November 8
16 42
Photograph Packet: Thanksgiving Orycon
1982 December 7
16 43
Photograph Packet: Christmas & Costume Con I
1983 January 18
16 44
Photograph Packet: Tet in Portland, Barney at Home & Costume Con in San Diego
1983 February 14
16 45
Photograph Packet: Aunt Irene's Visit, L.B. Schmidt Funeral & Marion Barret's 89th Birthday
1983 April 19
16 46
Photograph Packet: Nguyet, Jan, Irene Hanson
1983 May 2
16 47
Photograph Packet
1983 May 13
16 48
Photograph Packet: Membership Tea & Irene Hanson's Apartment
1983 June 3
16 49
Photograph Packet: Birthday
1983 June 15
17 1
Canada & Tu's Engagement
1983 July 12
17 2
Photograph Packet: Tu's Wedding & Reception in Portland
1983 July 18
17 3
Photograph Packet: Irene Hanson
1983 July 29
17 4
Photograph Packet: Golden Wedding II & Duarte
1983 August 15
17 5
Photograph Packet: Vietnam Memorial
1983 September 13
17 6
Photograph Packet: Dorris's Wedding & Rally Day
1983 September 17
17 7
Photograph Packet: Orycon & Vancouver
1983 November 21
17 8
Unidentified Photo Packet
1983 December 8
17 9
Photograph Packet: Mt. Angel Icons
1984 January 23
17 10
Photograph Packet: Christmas, Mien Ladies & Tu in Portland
1984 January 30
17 11
Photograph Packet: Tet in Portland
1984 March 19
17 12
Photograph Packet: Costume Con in San Diego
1984 April 8
17 13
Photograph Packet: Easter with Tu & Nuy
1984 May 3
17 14
Photograph Packet: European Trip
1984 July 10
17 15
Photograph Packet: Europe
1984 July 23
17 16
Photograph Packet: Seattle & L.A. Con
1984 September 20
17 17
Unidentified Photo Packet
1984 October 8
17 18
Photograph Packet: North Sea
1984 November 20
17 19
Photograph Packet: Thanksgiving, Christmas & Coast
1984 December 17
17 20
Photograph Packet: Babtism
1984 December 21
17 21
Photograph Packet: Church Altar & Christmas
1984 December 27
17 22
Photograph Packet: Fou Choy Party
1985 March 22
17 23
Photograph Packet: Scholarship Meeting
1985 May 2
17 24
Photograph Packet: Willamette Reunion, Santa Barbara, Westminister Gardens
1985 June 19
17 25
Unidentified Photo Packet
1985 July 6
17 26
Photograph Packet: Khai Seo & Lai Ta with Children
1985 July 8
17 27
Unidentified Photo Packet
1985 August 9
17 28
Unidentified Photo Packet
1985 November 19
17 29
Photograph Packet: Fou Choy Citizenship, Christmas Table & Mien Women
1985 December 28
17 30
Photograph Packet: Mien Women
1985 December 28
17 31
Photograph Packet: Mien Women
1986
17 32
Photograph Packet: Citizenship Reception Fou Choy, Tiger & Jean Boardman
1986 March 29
17 33
Photograph Packet: Tu & Nuy Citizenship, Library & Grand Canyon
1986 May 2
17 34
Photograph Packet: Hong Kong, Bangkok & Japan
1986 June 16
17 35
Photograph Packet: Japan & Hong Kong
1986 June 27
17 36
Photograph Packet: Fuey Open House
1986 June 30
17 37
Photograph Packet: Baptism
1986 June 30
17 38
Photograph Packet: Meng Fou Open House
1986 July 28
17 39
Photograph Packet: Meng Fou Housewarming & Tu's Anniversary
1986 July 29
17 40
Photograph Packet: Cevilla's Daughters Wedding & Yen Orn Saichow Wedding
1986 August 11
17 41
Photograph Packet: Copies
1986 August 12
17 42
Photograph Packet: Yen Orn's Wedding
1986 August 23
17 43
Photograph Packet: High School Reunion, WC Parties & World Con in Atlanta
1986 September 16
17 44
Photograph Packet: Barb's Party & Worlds Fair
1986 September 29
17 45
Photograph Packet: Children's Choir, Jane's Open House, Halloween & Orycon
1986 December 8
17 46
Photograph Packet: Craft Night at Church, Capitol Manner Dinner, Christmas Coffee, Christmas Day & Mien Women
1986 December 29
17 47
Photograph Packet: Yeuon Wedding
1987 January 9
17 48
Unidentified Photo Packet
1987 March 9
17 49
Photograph Packet: Birthday at Eileen's & Easter with Irene Hanson
1987 May 5
17 50
Photograph Packet: New Orleans II, Chiang Mai, Chiang Pae, Cast Party & Bangkok
1987 June 16
17 51
Photograph Packet: Sunday Outing in Hong Kong
1987 July 25
17 52
Photograph Packet: Rick with Family & Bible Class
1987 August 25
17 53
Photograph Packet: D.C. Friends
1987 September 23
17 54
Photograph Packet: Orycon, Halloween & Thanksgiving
1987 December 21
17 55
Photograph Packet: Meng Fou's Party & Fou Choy's Christmas Party
1987 December 28
17 56
Photograph Packet: Christmas, Mien Women Party & Nell Wood's Funeral
1988 February 2
17 57
Photograph Packet: Easter
1988 May 17
17 58
Photograph Packet: Women's Coffee
1988 June 20
17 59
Photograph Packet: Opal Creek, Westminister Sons & Fandom Picnic
1988 July 19
17 60
Photograph Packet: Cambridge, Edinburough & Tu with Family
1988 September 10
17 61
Photograph Packet: Roseburg
1988 October 17
17 62
Photograph Packet: Halloween & Graduation at Chemeketa Community College
1988 November 10
17 63
Photograph Packet: Orycon & Christmas
1988 December 29
18 1
Photograph Packet: Christmas Party & Chemeketan's Banquet
1989 March 3
18 2
Photograph Packet: Christmas
1989 March 26
18 3
Photograph Packet: Le's Wedding
1989 June 6
18 4
Photograph Packet: Le's Wedding
1989 June 19
18 5
Photograph Packet: Le
1989 June 23
18 6
Photograph Packet: Jerusalem
1989 July 24
18 7
Photograph Packet: Lisa Tran Wedding & Outreach Committee
1989 August 30
18 8
Photograph Packet: Lisa Tran Wedding & Space Camp
1989 October 3
18 9
Unidentified Photo Packet
1989 October 6
18 10
Photograph Packet: Space Camp & DC Friends
1989 November 28
18 11
Photograph Packet: Fou Day Party
1989 December 8
18 12
Photograph Packet: Seraphin Chair, Mien Children, Thanksgiving in Portland
1989 December 28
18 13
Photograph Packet: Mien Party & George Takei
1990 February 5
18 14
Photograph Packet: Show Scenes & Mien Dress
1990 March 26
18 15
Photograph Packet: 1945 Willamette Class Reunion, Women's Banquet at Church, Mothers Day & Westminster Gardens
1990 June 4
18 16
Photograph Packet: Luxembourg & Berlin
1990 August 31
18 17
Unidentified Photo Packet
1990 August 31
18 18
Photograph Packet: Westminster House, Orycon, Halloween & Thanksgiving in Portland
1990 November 27
18 19
Photograph Packet: Christmas, Mien Women Party & Capital Manor
1991 January 28
18 20
Unidentified Photo Packet
1991 February
18 21
Photograph Packet: Chemeketan Banquet
1991 March 2
18 22
Photograph Packet: Tu and My's Children & Fuey Choy's Sister Wedding
1991 April 26
18 23
Photograph Packet: Confirmation, Women's Banquet & Meng Fou Citizenship
1991 June 20
18 24
Photograph Packet: Women's Coffee
1991 July 23
18 25
Unidentified Photo Packet
1991 July 26
18 26
Photograph Packet: Leo Brockaway Funeral & Class of 1941 High School Reunion
1991 August 28
18 27
Photograph Packet: New Jersey, Washington D.C. & Scholarship Groups
1991 August 28
18 28
Photograph Packet: Beijing & Hong Kong
1991 September 23
18 29
Photograph Packet: Sheng Lihn Open House
1991 September 24
18 30
Unidentified Photo Packet
1991 October 10
18 31
Photograph Packet: High School Reunion & D.C.
1991 October 10
18 32
Photograph Packet: Honorary Women
1991 October 10
18 33
Photograph Packet: Halloween Children, Duarte CA Friends & Orycon
1991 November 29
18 34
Photograph Packet: Christmas Dinner
1991 December 31
18 35
Photograph Packet: Christmas
1992 January 7
18 36
Photograph Packet: Mien Women Party
1992 March 9
18 37
Photograph Packet: Egypt
1992 March 31
18 38
Photograph Packet: Mien Women & Women's Banquet
1992 May 11
18 39
Photograph Packet: Arizona
1992 May 23
18 40
Unidentified Photo Packet
1992 June 22
18 41
Photograph Packet: Choa Fou Visit & Rev. Campbell's Reception
1992 July 1
18 42
Photograph Packet: Fandom Picnic
1992 August 3
18 43
Unidentified Photo Packet
1992 September 23
18 44
Photograph Packet: SEC Reunion
1992 September 23
18 45
Photograph Packet: D.C. Reunion
1992 October 5
18 46
Photograph Packet: SEC Reunion in Washington D.C.
1992 October 5
18 47
Photograph Packet: Westminster Gardens & Aletha's Funeral
1992 December 10
18 48
Photograph Packet: Presbyterian Committee, Tet in Portland & Christmas
1993 January 25
18 49
Photograph Packet: D.C. Visit
1993 March 6
18 50
Photograph Packet: D.C. Visit
1993 May 18
18 51
Unidentified Photo Packet
1993 May 23
18 52
Photograph Packet: Lui Choy Graduation, Seattle & Alaska
1993 July 15
18 53
Photograph Packet: My Quilts
1993 August 11
18 54
Photograph Packet: Oregon Trail Trip & San Francisco
1993 October 15
18 55
Photograph Packet: Trail
1993 November 2
18 56
Photograph Packet: Orycon, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Capital Thanksgiving
1993 December 28
19 1
Photograph Packet: Mausoleum
1994 January 20
19 2
Photograph Packet: Mausoleum
1994 January 20
19 3
Photograph Packet: Flood
1994 February 12
19 4
Unidentified Photo Packet
1993 March 14
19 5
Photograph Packet: Turkey & Pergamom
1994 July 21
19 6
Photograph Packet: Turkey
1994 July 26
19 7
Unidentified Photo Packet
1994 September 12
19 8
Photograph Packet: Octoberfest, Orycon & Thanksgiving
1994 November 28
19 9
Photograph Packet: Khar Luangs
1994 December
19 10
Photograph Packet: My Coffee, Mien Women's Party & Christmas in Portland
1994 December 30
19 11
Photograph Packet: Christmas & Work on UN Church
1995 March 18
19 12
Photograph Packet: People at Aunt Irene's (Irene Hanson) Service
1995 March 22
19 13
Photograph Packet: France's Baby
1995 May 1
19 14
Photograph Packet: Reggy's Birthday & Palm Springs
1995 May 15
19 15
Unidentified Photo Packet
1995 June 13
19 16
Photograph Packet: Fuey Choy's Graduation & Father's Day
1995 June 19
19 17
Photograph Packet: Yeu Orn Luncheon
1995 July 5
19 18
Photograph Packet: Barbeque
1995 August 14
19 19
Photograph Packet: Orycon, Willamette Class Reunion, Tu at Church
1996 January 2
19 20
Photograph Packet: Fou Choy House & Hong Kong
1996 January 8
19 21
Photograph Packet: Washington D.C.
1996 June 2
19 22
Photograph Packet: Beijing & Hong Kong
1996 July 27
19 23
Photograph Packet: Beijing
1996 July 29
19 24
Photograph Packet: Tacoma & Centralia
1996 September 18
19 25
Photograph Packet: Cleaning Harold's Apartment & Camel Trek
1996 November 13
19 26
Photograph Packet: Christmas at Forsythe's Residence
1996 December 30
19 27
Photograph Packet: Camel
1997 January 7
19 28
Photograph Packet: Easter
1997 April 3
19 29
Photograph Packet: Mien People & M. Tompkins Retirement
1997 May 1
19 30
Photograph Packet: Rochester NY & St. Paul MN
1997 May 16
19 31
Photograph Packet:
1997 July 30
19 32
Photograph Packet: Mien Graduation Party
1997 August 4
19 33
Photograph Packet: Penny Choy's Wedding
1997 August 13
19 34
Photograph Packet: Diana Forsythe Memorial Service
1997 September 24
19 35
Photograph Packet: SEC Reunion
1997 September 25
19 36
Photograph Packet: SEC Reunion
1997 September 25
19 37
Photograph Packet: YMCA & Jerusalem
1997 October 20
19 38
Photograph Packet: Halloween, Orycon, Meals on Wheels & Centralia People
1997 November 10
19 39
Photograph Packet: Orycon
1997 December 8
19 40
Photograph Packet: Aletha Funeral
1997 December 15
19 41
Photograph Packet: Mien Party & Christmas
1997 December 29
19 42
Photograph Packet: New Years
1998 January
19 43
Unidentified Photo Packet
1998 February 2
19 44
Photograph Packet: Wedding
1998 February 9
19 45
Photograph Packet: Joel & Sue Peoigo Wedding
1998 February 16
19 46
Photograph Packet: Tet Celebration in Rose City OR
1998 March 2
19 47
Photograph Packet: Mother's Day & Women's Banquet
1998 May 11
20 1
Photograph Packet: Mother's Day
1998 June 16
20 2
Unidentified Photo Packet
1998 July 22
20 3
Unidentified Photo Packet
1998 July 22
20 4
Photograph Packet: Lu & Jong in Belgium, Holland & SEC Friends
1998 August 27
20 5
Photograph Packet: D.C.
1998 September 14
20 6
Photograph Packet: Costa Rica Friends, Seminary Personel & Volcano
1998 September 14
20 7
Photograph Packet: Union Depot in Portland, Red Trees & Halloween
1998 November 4
20 8
Photograph Packet: Bake Sale & Christmas Brunch
1998 December 3
20 9
Photograph Packet: D.C. & Belgium
1998 December 17
20 10
Photograph Packet: Hue, Royal Music Performance & Royal Museum
1999 January 11
20 11
Photograph Packet: Portland Church & Blossoms
1999 April 12
20 12
Photograph Packet: Mathews Birthday
1999 May 24
20 13
Photograph Packet: Silver Creek Falls
1999 June
20 14
Photograph Packet: Minnesota
1999 June 11
20 15
Photograph Packet: Silver Creek, Barbara Brockaway Funeral
1999 July 12
20 16
Photograph Packet: Quilts, One Cat & Centralia OR
1999 July 22
20 17
Photograph Packet: Trunks & Contents
1999 August 14
20 18
Photograph Packet: Chio Orn Wedding
1999 September
20 19
Photograph Packet: Belcrest Barbeque
1999 September 13
20 20
Photograph Packet: Womens Luncheon at Church & Willamette Homecoming
1999 September 27
20 21
Photograph Packet: Hanoi
1999 November 1
20 22
Photograph Packet: Hanoi & Elder Hostel
1999 November 1
20 23
Photograph Packet: Saigon
1999 November 1
20 24
Unidentified Photo Packet
1999 December 1
20 25
Photograph Packet: Kea Chan's Post Christmas Party
2000 January 17
20 26
Unidentified Photo Packet
2000 February 4
20 27
Photograph Packet: Columbia, Snake River Trips, Nez Perce & Whitman Mission
2000 March 30
20 28
Photograph Packet: Columbia & Snake River Trip
2000 March 30
20 29
Photograph Packet: Columbia River Trip & Passover
2000 April 20
20 30
Photograph Packet: Women's Banquet & Wedding
2000 May 11
20 31
Photograph Packet: Jesus Cruz Recital & Women's Banquet
2000 May 24
20 32
Photograph Packet: M.J. Palmer Wedding, High School Graduates Reception & Swope House in Independence OR
2000 June 6
20 33
Photograph Packet: Mien Graduation Party & Brownsville Pioneer Parade
2000 June 19
20 34
Photograph Packet: D.C. Friends, Events, Salem & Mt. Hood
2000 July 10
20 35
Photograph Packet: DC Friends, Events & Folklife Festival in D.C.
2000 July 10
20 36
Photograph Packet: SEC in D.C.
2000 August 11
20 37
Photograph Packet: Bordo Museum, Nomad Camp & Carthage
2000 October 14
20 38
Photograph Packet: Tunisia
2000 October 14
20 39
Photograph Packet: SFAX
2000 October 14
20 40
Photograph Packet: Tunisia
2000 October 18
20 41
Photograph Packet: Harold Lind's Books
2000 December 1
20 42
Photograph Packet: Coffee & Harvesters
2000 December 11
21 1
Photograph Packet: Willamette Law School Graduation
2001
21 2
Photograph Packet: White Monkey, Carasoul & Graduation Party
2001 June 11
21 3
Photograph Packet: Church Breakfast & Bookcase
2000 June 25
21 4
Photograph Packet: Santa Rosa, Sonoma & Santa Barbara
2001 June 25
21 5
Unidentified Photo Packet
2001 September 14
21 6
Photograph Packet: Inuit Museum
2001 October 3
21 7
Photograph Packet: Lin Choy Wedding & Harvest Festival
2001 November 1
21 8
Photograph Packet: Lin Choy Wedding & Thanksgiving in Portland
2001 November 23
21 9
Photograph Packet: Orycon, Thanksgiving in Portland
2001 November 23
21 10
Photograph Packet: Halloween & Thanksgiving
2001 November 24
21 11
Photograph Packet: Halloween & Thanksgiving
2001 November 24
21 12
Photograph Packet: Christmas in Portland
2001 December 26
21 13
Photograph Packet: My Paintings & Rainbow
2002 January 4
21 14
Photograph Packet: Paintings & New Years Dinner
2002 January 8
21 15
Photograph Packet: MLK Reception
2002 January 28
21 16
Photograph Packet: Feuy Choy's Party, Heart & Soul Banquet
2002 March 5
21 17
Photograph Packet: Birthday Flowers
2002 April 10
21 18
Photograph Packet: Mary Fau's Bar Ceremony at Willamette University
2002 April 20
21 19
Photograph Packet: Church Women's Banquet & Mother's Day
2002 May 14
21 20
Photograph Packet: Fou Choy Palm, Open House II & Mother's Day Roses
2002 June 4
21 21
Photograph Packet: Japanese Ceramics & Koi's Graduation Party
2002 June 6
21 22
Photograph Packet: Mathew's Graduation & Doerfler 50th Anniversary
2002 June 24
21 23
Photograph Packet: Koy Fou's Graduation Party
2002 June 24
21 24
Photograph Packet: Japanese & Chinese Ceramics
2002 July 2
21 25
Photograph Packet: Rugs & Smithsonian Folklife Festival
2002 July 12
21 26
Photograph Packet: Odd Fellows Italy & Chinese Ceramics
2002 July 15
21 27
Photograph Packet: Art Fair, MSF Portrait & Barbara Dorfler's Shower
2002 July 25
21 28
Photograph Packet: FWOC Weekend & DVBS Presbyterian Church
2002 August 1
21 29
Photograph Packet: Old Santiam Wagon Trail
2002 August 17
21 30
Photograph Packet: Neighborhood Night Out & Mission Fair
2002 August 31
21 31
Photograph Packet: SEC Scholarship Luncheon, Table Setters & Evening Banquet
2002 September
21 32
Photograph Packet: S.E.C. Reunion
2002 September
21 33
Photograph Packet: Japanese Bowls, High School Reunion Party, Dinner & S.E.C. Friday Night Party
2002 September
21 34
Photograph Packet: S.E.C. Reunion
2002 September 27
21 35
Photograph Packet: D.C.
2002 October 15
21 36
Photograph Packet: Reunion
2002 October 15
21 37
Photograph Packet: Day of the Dead in Mexico
2002 November 14
21 38
Photograph Packet: Mexico
2002 November 14
21 39
Unidentified Photo Packet
2002 November 14
21 40
Photograph Packet: Day of the Dead in Mexico & Bernal
2002 November 14
21 41
Photograph Packet: Thanksgiving
2002 November 29
21 42
Photograph Packet: Thanksgiving
2002 November 29
22 1
Unidentified Photo Packet
2002 December 4
22 2
Photograph Packet: Christmas
2002 December 27
22 3
Photograph Packet: My Birthday
2003
22 4
Photograph Packet: Christmas Coffee
2003 February 11
22 5
Photograph Packet: Art Museum
2003 February 27
22 6
Unidentified Photo Packet
2003 March 10
22 7
Photograph Packet: My Birthday at Church
2003 March 16
22 8
Photograph Packet: Blossoms on Capitol Ground
2003 April 14
22 9
Unidentified Photo Packet
2003 April 16
22 10
Photograph Packet: Women's Banquet
2003 May 12
22 11
Unidentified Photo Packet
2003 May 30
22 12
Unidentified Photo Packet
2003 May 30
22 13
Unidentified Photo Packet
2003 May 30
22 14
Photograph Packet: Graduation Party & Church
2003 June 9
22 15
Unidentified Photo Packet
2003 June 23
22 16
Photograph Packet: C.S. Lewis Conference
2003 June 30
22 17
Photograph Packet: Portland VN Church, Art Fair, Portland Friends
2003 July 30
22 18
Photograph Packet: Church Dinner & Thanksgiving at Fou Choy's
2003 November 28
22 19
Photograph Packet: Christmas & Mien Women
2004 January 26
22 20
Photograph Packet: Scenery, Gatherings of Friends & Snow
2004 February 26
22 21
Photograph Packet: Yellow Roses & the Capitol Mall
2004 March 17
22 22
Photograph Packet: Roses & Valentines Night
2004 March 20
22 23
Photograph Packet: Thai Dancers at Church & Easter
2004 April 19
22 24
Photograph Packet: My Paintings Taken by Tu Nguyen
2004 May 2
22 25
Photograph Packet: My Paintings Taken by Tu Nguyen
2004 May 2
22 26
Photograph Packet: Children in Library
2004 May 3
22 27
Unidentified Photo Packet
2004 May 17
22 28
Photograph Packet: Circle Brunch
2004 June 7
22 29
Photograph Packet: Circle Brunch
2004 June 7
22 30
Photograph Packet: WWII Memorial at Washington D.C.
2004 July 12
22 31
Photograph Packet: Events with Friends at Washington D.C. & Smithsonian Folklife Festival at Freer Gallery in Washington D.C.
2004 July 12
22 32
Photograph Packet: Neighborhood Night Out, Nai & Kao Wedding, Luncheon Church & Grand Opening in Salem
2004 August 7
22 33
Photograph Packet: Rally Day, Willamette Homecoming & Cousin Kay
2004 October 6
22 34
Unidentified Photo Packet
2004 October 19
22 35
Photograph Packet: Holly & Colored Trees
2004 November 1
22 36
Photograph Packet: Orycon & Colored Trees
2004 December 13
23
Slide Binder
This binder box contains a large collection of slides owned by Margaret G. Forsythe. The slides are presented in sleeves, with a photocopy of the corresponding container in which they were originally kept. The slides in this box range from 1943 to 1971.
1943-1971
24
Slide Binder
This binder box contains a large collection of slides owned by Margaret G. Forsythe. The slides are presented in sleeves, with a photocopy of the corresponding container in which they were originally kept. The slides in this box range from 1972 to 2003.
1972-2003
25
Slide Binder
This binder box contains a large collection of slides owned by Margaret G. Forsythe. The slides are presented in sleeves, with a photocopy of the corresponding container in which they were originally kept. The slides in this box are undated.
undated
26
Slide Binder
This binder box contains a large collection of slides owned by Margaret G. Forsythe. The slides are presented in sleeves, with the corresponding packet in which they were originally developed. The slides in this box range from 2002 to 2003, however there are a number of slides and packets that are undated.
2002-2003
27
Slide Binder
This binder box contains a large collection of slides owned by Margaret G. Forsythe. These slides were originally contained in three large metal slide containers, which each included their own index sheets. The index sheets, which marked each row with an alphabetic indicator, can be found in the same series, Box 13 Folder 7. To preserve the original arrangement, the slides in this box have been kept in both their box and index sheet groupings. The box number is listed at the top of the slide sleeve, and within the sleeve there are spaces to indicate the alphabetic grouping.
undated
28
Slide & Photograph Binder
This binder box contains a large collection of slides and photographs owned by Margaret G. Forsythe. These slides and photographs were originally kept in an assortment of folders and envelopes, which have been photocopied and placed before each set of slides.
undated
29
Slide Binder
This binder box contains a large collection of slides owned by Margaret G. Forsythe. This box specifically contains an eclectic combination of slides.
undated
30
Glass Slides: Post War North China
A collection of glass slides depicting China during the aftermath of World War II.
undated
Folder
44 1
Photo Developing Packets
undated
44 2
Photo Developing Packet
1972
44 3
Photo Developing Packet
1973
44 4
Photo Developing Packet
1974
44 5
Photo Developing Packet
1975
44 6
Photo Developing Packets
1976
44 7
Photo Developing Packets
1977
44 8
Photo Developing Packets
1978
44 9
Photo Developing Packets
1979
44 10
Photo Developing Packets
1980
44 11
Photo Developing Packets
1981
44 12
Photo Developing Packets
1982
44 13
Photo Developing Packets
1983
44 14
Photo Developing Packets
1984
44 15
Photo Developing Packets
1985
44 16
Photo Developing Packets
1986
44 17
Photo Developing Packets
1987
44 18
Photo Developing Packets
1988
44 29
Photo Developing Packets
1989
44 20
Photo Developing Packets
1990
44 21
Photo Developing Packets
1991
44 22
Photo Developing Packets
1992
44 23
Photo Developing Packets
1993
44 24
Photo Developing Packets
1994
44 25
Photo Developing Packets
1995
44 26
Photo Developing Packets
1996
44 27
Photo Developing Packets
1997
44 28
Photo Developing Packets
1998
44 29
Photo Developing Packets
1999
44 30
Photo Developing Packets
2000
44 31
Photo Developing Packets
2001
44 32
Photo Developing Packets
2001
44 33
Photo Developing Packets
2002
44 34
Photo Developing Packets
2003
44 35
Photo Developing Packets
2004
Subseries E: Ephemera
1945-1986
Box Folder
12 1
Assorted Ephemera
1946-1965
12 2
Cassette Tape: Julia Piper
1982 February 13
12 3
Cassette Tape: Paul Kauffman
1979 September 16
12 4
Christian Literature
1952-1975
12 5
Evelopes Associated with Arts of Asia
undated
12 6
Magazines & Booklets
1945-1952
12 7
Maps
1962-1963
12 8
Margaret G. Forsythe US Passport
1967
12 9
Playbills
1954-1957
12 10
Playbills
1951-1962
12 11
Postcards
undated
12 12
Salem High School Reunion
1986
12 13
Swope Free Mason Certificate
1971 February 12
12 14
Stationary
undated
13 8
Jean R. Campbell Clippings
undated
45
United States Foreign Service Commemorative Tray
1974

Series II:  Bessie & Emmett C. Forsythe papers, 1940-1971Return to Top

This series features Bessie (née Swope) and Emmett Forsythe's collected correspondence, photography, and her writings and academic work, and other assorted ephemera. The materials in the collection are from as early as 1900, spanning to the early 1970s. The Forsythes' correspondence includes letters written to family members such as Emmett's sister, Irene Hanson, as well as to their daughter and many other correspondents such as the men Emmett Forsythe served with in both World Wars and friends of Bessie Forsythe.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries B: Notes & Documentation
1940-1965
Box Folder
8 45
Army Retirement
Documents and certificates regarding Emmett C. Forsythe's retirement from the United States Army.
1956
8 46
Military Information
1950-1963
8 47
Notebook: Emmett C. Forsythe
A notebook used and owned by Emmett C. Forsythe, presumably given to him during the year 1945.
1945
13 9
American Red Cross Documents
1940-1965
13 10
U.S. Army Retirement
undated
13 11
Military Information
undated
13 12
Military Relocation Documents
1947
13 13
Notes: Japanese Language
undated
Subseries C: Photography
1945-1951
Box Folder
9 22
Photos of Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Photographs featuring Bessie and Emmett C. Forsythe
undated
9 23
Post World War II Japan
Photographs of Japan in the aftermath of World War II, taken by Emmett Forsythe.
circa 1945-1951
9 24
Post World War II Japan
Photographs of Japan in the aftermath of World War II, taken by Emmett Forsythe.
circa 1945-1950
Subseries D: Ephemera
1946-1952
Box Folder
12 15
Magazines & Booklets
1946-1952
12 16
U.S. Army Notebook
undated

Series III:  Irene & Perry O. Hanson papers, 1896-1990Return to Top

This series features Perry O. Hanson and Irene Forsythe Hanson's collected correspondence, photography, her writings and academic work, and other assorted ephemera. The materials date from as early as the 1890s, spanning all the way to the last years of Irene Hanson's life in 1994. The Hansons' correspondence features letters written to family members such as her brother and sister-in-law, Emmett and Betty Forsythe, as well as to Margaret Forsythe, and Irene's many other correspondents, including friends made during her time as a missionary in China. The Hansons' notes feature research into Irene Hanson's geneological background, copies of a manuscript for her book "The Wheelbarrow and the Comerade," notes for the couple's various speaking engagements, and personal writings touching on a variety of subjects. The Hansons' photography collection features photographic images on a wide variety of mediums from their time working as missionaries in China as well as their life after. Irene and Perry Hanson's ephemera contains everyday items like newspapers, magazines, and certificates, but also more unique items such as a traditional Chinese child's outfit and a tapestry.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Correspondence
1925-1983
Box Box
4 7
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
undated
Folder
4 8
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
undated
4 9
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
undated
4 10
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
undated
4 11
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
undated
4 12
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
undated
4 13
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
undated
4 14
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
undated
4 15
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1951
4 16
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1952 January - March
4 17
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1952 April
4 18
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1952 May - December
4 19
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1953
4 20
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1954
4 21
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1955 January - March
4 22
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1955 April - December
4 23
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1956
4 24
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1957
4 25
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Letters sent and received by Margaret Forsythe to and from various correspondents.
1958
5 1
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1959
5 2
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1960
5 3
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1961
5 4
Irene & Perry Hanson Correspondence
Correspondence between Perry O. Hanson and Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
1962
5 5
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from Bessie and Emmett C. Forsythe.
undated
5 6
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from Bessie and Emmett C. Forsythe.
1956
5 7
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from Bessie and Emmett C. Forsythe.
1961
5 8
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from Bessie and Emmett C. Forsythe.
1962
5 9
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from Bessie and Emmett C. Forsythe.
1964
5 10
Letters from Bessie & Emmett Forsythe
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from Bessie and Emmett C. Forsythe.
1965
5 11
Letters from Margaret Forsythe
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from Margaret G. Forsythe.
1952-1975
5 12
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
undated
5 13
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
undated
5 14
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
undated
5 15
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1925
5 16
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1926
5 17
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1936
5 18
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1938
5 19
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1939
5 20
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents. Includes a letter written by Irene Hanson which adresses her time in China during Japanese occupation in World War II.
1942
5 21
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1943
5 22
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1945
5 23
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1946
5 24
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1950
5 25
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1951
5 26
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1952
5 27
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1953
5 28
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1954
5 29
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1955
5 30
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents. Includes a letter from a Nancy Cheng who informs Irene Forsythe that a letter to another correspondent of hers living in China cannot be delivered due to the high political tension that existed between the United States and China
1956
5 31
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents. Inlcudes a letter from soon to be Secretary of State John Foster Dulles to Irene Hanson.
1957
5 32
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1958
5 33
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1959
5 34
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1960
5 35
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1961
5 36
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1962
5 37
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1963
5 38
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1964
5 39
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents. Contains a letter from astronaut and soon to be United States Senator from Ohio John H. Glenn Jr..
1965
5 40
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1966
5 41
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1967
5 42
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1968
5 43
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1969 January - June
5 44
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1969 July - December
6 1
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1970 January - July
6 2
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1970 August - December
6 3
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1971 January - August
6 4
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1971 September - December
6 5
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1972 January - May
6 6
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1972 June - December
6 7
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1973 January - May
6 8
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1973 June - December
6 9
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1974 January - April
6 10
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1974 May - December
6 11
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1975 January - July
6 12
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1975 August - December
6 13
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1976
6 14
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1977 January - July
6 15
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1977 August - December
6 16
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1978
6 17
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1979
6 18
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1980
6 19
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1981
6 20
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1982
6 21
General Correspondence
Letters received by Irene and Perry O. Hanson from various correspondents.
1983
Subseries B: Research, Notes, & Writings
1896-1990
Box Folder
6 22
Property Settlement-Shandong China
Correspondence between Irene Hanson and representatives of the United States government detailing a legal settlement regarding property in China once owned by her and Perry Hanson. Whilst working for the Presbyterian mission in Shangdong China, Perry Hanson bought land and operated a photography developing store. As a result of the Communist Party of China's successful overthrow of the Kuomintang nationalist government, Perry Hanson's land was expropriated for use by the newly formed People's Republic of China, as was Irene Hanson's car. Upon the normalization of relations between the PRC and the USA Irene Hanson's lawyers negotiated for Hanson to receive a small financial settlement for her and her husbands collective losses as part of a broader settlement between the two nations.
1979
6 23
Assorted Documents
Documentation collected by Irene and Perry Hanson.
1957-1990
6 24
Assorted Notes
Loose notes written by Irene and Perry Hanson.
undated
6 25
Daughters of American Colonists File
Documents regarding Irene Hanson's membership in The Daughters of American Colonists, a lineage society that advocates for the preservation of American history while also premoting a bright future through charitable programs.
undated
6 26
Genealogy Research
Research done by Irene Hanson into her personal family lineage and history.
undated
6 27
Genealogy Research
Research done by Irene Hanson into her personal family lineage and history.
undated
6 28
Missionary Report: Deportation from China by Japanese Forces
Irene Hanson's written account of her deportation from China in 1942 as result of Japanese occupation. After being placed under house arrest in Shandong for some months, the Japanese government came to an agreement with the United States government to exchange nationals. Hanson and a large cohort of other missionaries were placed aboard the S.S. Conte Verde and sent to Laurenco Marques (now known as Maputo, Mozambique), at which point the trade of American and Japanese nationals took place, with Irene and the rest of the missionaries boarding the S.S. Gripsholm enroute for New York City.
circa 1940s
6 29
Missionary Report: Japanese Occupation
A report for the Presbyterian Board of Missionaries written by Irene Forsythe detailing her experience during Japanese occupation of mainland China.
1942
6 30
Muskingum College Materials
undated
11 1
Assorted Notes
A collection of notes written primarily by Irene Hanson
undated
11 2
Genealogy Documentation
undated
11 4
Genealogy Letter
1970 September
11 5
Irene Hanson's Missionary Statement
undated
11 6
Moody Press Contracts
1896-1988
11 7
Music Writing Notebook
undated
11 8
Notes: Sermons
Sermons written by Reverend Perry O. Hanson
undated
11 9
Notes: Sermons
Sermons written by Reverend Perry O. Hanson.
undated
11 10
Report on China
1980 October
11 11
Talks on Cards
Cards used by Irene and Perry Hanson for sermons and talks about China and the Christian Church.
undated
11 12
Talks on Cards
Cards used by Irene and Perry Hanson for sermons and talks about China and the Christian Church.
undated
11 13
Talks on Cards
Cards used by Irene and Perry Hanson for sermons and talks about China and the Christian Church.
undated
11 14
Talks on Cards
Cards used by Irene and Perry Hanson for sermons and talks about China and the Christian Church.
undated
11 15
Talks on Cards
Cards used by Irene and Perry Hanson for sermons and talks about China and the Christian Church.
undated
11 16
Talks on Cards
Cards used by Irene and Perry Hanson for sermons and talks about China and the Christian Church.
undated
11 17
The Wheelbarrow and the Comrade Manuscript
1973
11 18
The Wheelbarrow and the Comrade
1973
11 19
You
1966
13 14
Talks on Cards
Cards used by Irene and Perry Hanson for sermons and talks about China and the Christian Church.
undated
13 15
Talks on Cards
Cards used by Irene and Perry Hanson for sermons and talks about China and the Christian Church.
undated
39
Notebooks
undated
43
Books
undated
Subseries C: Photography & Art
circa 1898-1988
Box Folder
9 25
Cabinet Photographs
undated
9 26
Christmas
1959 December
9 27
General
An assortment of photos collected by Irene and Perry Hanson. The photographs in this folder were discovered in the initial inventory loose and strewn about the entire collection, with no apparent arrangement. As such the photos have been grouped together and represent a wide range of the Hanson's life.
undated
9 28
General
An assortment of photos collected by Irene and Perry Hanson. The photographs in this folder were discovered in the initial inventory loose and strewn about the entire collection, with no apparent arrangement. As such the photos have been grouped together and represent a wide range of the Hanson's life.
undated
9 29
Irene Hanson's Family & Friends
Photographs collected specifically by Irene Hanson, featuring herself and her family in Oregon.
undated
9 30
Irene Hanson's Folded Travel Scrapbook
A homemade foldout scrapbook created by Irene Hanson to showcase her world travels.
undated
9 31
Irene Hanson's Folded Travel Scrapbook
A homemade foldout scrapbook created by Irene Hanson to showcase her world travels.
undated
9 32
Irene Forsythe Hanson
Photographs featuring Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe)
undated
9 33
Negatives: China
Photos on 120mm negative film taken in China by Irene and Perry Hanson. Features family friend Paul Fan.
undated
9 34
Old Negatives
Unidentified 120mm negative film.
undated
9 35
Perry O. Hanson
Photographs of Perry O. Hanson.
undated
9 36
Photo Pack: Hanson Photo Studio
Photographs previously contained in a photopacket with "Hanson Photo Studio" enscribed in Chinese. Presumably these photos were taken by Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe) and developed by Perry O. Hanson's developing studio business, possibly before they were married.
undated
9 37
Photo Pack: Hanson Photo Studio
Photographs previously contained in a photopacket with "Hanson Photo Studio" enscribed in Chinese. Presumably these photos were taken by Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe) and developed by Perry O. Hanson's developing studio business, possibly before they were married.
undated
9 38
Photo Pack: Philipines
undated
9 39
Photo Pack: Dr. Paul Fan
Photographs featuring Irene and Perry Forsythe, as well as their close friend Dr. Paul Fan Jr.. The photos were contained in a packet with Paul Fan's name written on it.
undated
9 40
Photo Pack
1953 May 21
9 41
Pictures Envelope
undated
9 42
Photos: Lord Baltimore Box
undated
9 43
Super Pack Snaps: Farmington Dam
undated
31
Glass Slides: Hanson Archives
undated
32
Glass Slides: Hanson Archives
undated
40
"Photographs" Scrapbook
undated
41
Scrapbook
undated
Subseries D: Ephemera
1869-2005
Box Folder
12 17
Autograph Book
1907
12 18
Clippings: Irene Hanson
Newspaper clippings collected by Irene and Perry Hanson documenting Irene Hanson's public notoriety for speaking about her experience in China, where she served as a Presbyterian missionary faced with realities of the rise of the Communist Party of China.
1967-1977
12 19
Clippings: Irene Hanson
Newspaper clippings collected by Irene and Perry Hanson documenting Irene Hanson's public notoriety for speaking about her experience in China, where she served as a Presbyterian missionary faced with realities of the rise of the Communist Party of China.
1973-1980
12 20
Eula Achor
A collection of documents regardings Irene and Emmett Forsythe's half sister Eula Achor.
1971-1972
12 21
Guests: Box Contents
The items in this file, as well as Guests: Back Contents, Guests: Front Contents, all originate from a loosely held together set of boxes labelled "Guests". The files are the processesing archivists best attempt to retain the original arrangement.
1953-1977
12 22
Guests: Front Contents
The items in this file, as well as Guests: Box Contents, Guests: Back Contents, all originate from a loosely held together set of boxes labelled "Guests". The files are the processesing archivists best attempt to retain the original arrangement.
1977
12 23
Guests: Back Contents
The items in this file, as well as Guests: Box Contents, Guests: Front Contents, all originate from a loosely held together set of boxes labelled "Guests". The files are the processesing archivists best attempt to retain the original arrangement.
1977
12 24
Hanson Archive
1971-2005
12 25
Magazines & Booklets
1943-1977
12 26
Magazines & Booklets
1951-1975
12 27
Postcards
1955-1957
12 28
Postcards
undated
12 29
Postcards
1950-1966
12 30
Stationary
undated
12 31
The Wheelbarrow and the Comrade Presentation
undated
12 33
Irene Hanson's Wallet
1957-1984
12 35
Irene Hanson's Academic Documents
1919-1927
42
Guests
An autograph book owned by Irene Hanson (nee. Forsythe).
undated
46
Family History Pages
1869-1962
Folder
13 19
Muskingum College Erodelphian Certificate
1919 June 10
48
Frances Irene Forsythe Certificates
undated
50
Chinese Tapestry
circa 1930-1942
50
Chinese Traditional Clothing
circa 1930-1942

Series IV:  Miscellaneous, 1846-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 21
Oregon Territory "Willamette Valley"
A transcript of a report by a C.C. Walsher detailing his journey into the Willamette vally in 1846.
1846
11 22
Assorted Booklets
undated
11 23
Cabinet Photographs
circa 1870-1900
11 24
Family General Photographs
undated
11 25
Family General Photographs
undated
11 26
Family General Photographs
undated
13 16
Newspaper Clippings
undated
13 17
Newspaper Clippings
undated
13 18
Cabinet Photographs
circa 1870-1900
Digitized Photographs
undated
Box
47
Magazines
1947-1962
48
Warren E. Forsythe Certificates
1905-1955
49
Newspapers
1952-1976
51
Maps
1949-1959

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Cold War
  • Communism
  • Propaganda
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Personal Names :
  • Forsythe, Bessie S. (Bessie Swope), 1897-1970
  • Forsythe, Emmett, 1896-1972
  • Forsythe, Margaret G. (Margaret Grace), 1923-2009
  • Hanson, Irene, 1898-
  • Hanson, Perry O. (Perry Oliver), 1875-1967
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Association of the Red Cross
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.. North China Mission
  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency
  • United States. Foreign Service
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bolivia
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Florida
  • Japan
  • Salem (Or.)
  • Spain
  • Vietnam
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Arts of Asia