Sybil Westenhouse Research papers on Oregon and the City of Salem, 1810-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Westenhouse, Sybil
Title
Sybil Westenhouse Research papers on Oregon and the City of Salem
Dates
1810-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 linear feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
WUA037
Summary
The Sybil Westenhouse collection covers the years 1810 to 2009 and documents her research on the history of Salem and Oregon.
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

The collection is open to researchers.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Sybil Westenhouse was born in Eugene, Oregon. Her paternal family has lived on a farm east of Scio since 1894, and, since the turn of the century, her maternal family has lived in the Salem, Dallas, and Independence areas. While in Salem, Sybil attended Englewood Elementary for three years. She later attended Oregon State College and received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Retired from teaching, she has been able to devote more of her time to the pursuit of historical information in depth, including doing research for classroom history projects. Sybil continues to volunteer on the Salem Public Library Advisory Board and the Northwest Neighborhood Association Board.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Sybil Westenhouse Research papers on Oregon and the City of Salem includes a broad spectrum of information on the history of the city of Salem and the state of Oregon, dating from the early 1800s up to the 1990s. Included in this collection are newspaper clippings, book selections with her personal notes, and a number of research materials on William and Chloe Clarke Willson. The collection also includes the papers and accompanying notes taken in a class in the fall of 1987 on the history of Oregon.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sybil Westenhouse Research papers on Oregon and the City of Salem, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 African Americans in Salem 1850-2000
1 2 Atwood, Bashford, Gatke, Yarnes, Erle Howell
Notes on articles and books written by A. Atwood, James Bashford, Robert Gatke, Thomas Yarnes, and Erle Howell.
1818-2009
1 3 Boise
Photocopies of obituaries of Boise family members and transcriptions of letters from Boise family members.
1823-1998
1 4 Boise materials
Article by Westenhouse on Boise family and transcriptions of Boise Jr. diary.
1859-2001
1 5 Brosnan, Palmer, Gay, Loewenberg, Franchere
Research notes on books or articles written by Cornelius Brosnan, Joel Palmer, Theressa Gay, Robert Loewenberg, and Hoyt Franchere, among others.
1834-1936
1 6 Chronology – Salem
List of dates and events in Salem and Oregon up to 1990.
1990 September 25
1 7 David Duniway, Statesman Index Project 1982-1994
1 8 Down by the riverside 1886-1985
1 9 Early Oregon history related to Willsons era 1840-1992
1 10 Early Salem History
Contains a calendar with historic photographs and a 'bird's-eye' (aerial) view of Salem in 1876.
1840-2001
1 11 Excerpts from an article by Conrad Prange
The Statesman, March 20, 1950.
1950 March 20
1 12 Fort Vancouver, Oregon Trail
Contains a good map of the Oregon Trail.
1990-2001
1 13 "Historic Context Statement Salem, Oregon" 1992 August
1 14 Historic Marion
Excerpt from an article by Mary Eyre.
1978 April
1 15 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society.
1985 December
1 16 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 24, Number 1-9.
1986
1 17 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society.
1987 January - February
1 18 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 27, Number 2, 4-10. Both the July and August of 1989 are Volume 27, Number 7.
1989
1 19 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 28, Number 1-4, 6-7, 9-10.
1990
1 20 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 29, Number 1-8.
1991
1 21 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 30, Number 1-2, 4-6.
1992
1 22 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 31, Number 1-4.
1993
1 23 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 32 Number 1-4.
1994
1 24 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 33, Number 1-4.
1995
1 25 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 34, Number 1-4.
1996
1 26 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 35, Number 1-4.
1997
1 27 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 36, Number 1-4.
1998
1 28 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 37, Number 1-4.
1999
1 29 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 38, Number 1-4.
2000
1 30 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 39, Number 1-4.
2001
1 31 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 40, Number 1-3.
2002
1 32 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 41, Number 1-4.
2003
1 33 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 42, Number 1-3.
2004
1 34 Historic Marion
Bulletin of the Marion County Historical Society, Volume 43, Number 1.
2006
1 35 Historically Speaking…Polk County Historical Society undated
1 36 Hop Industry-Heritage Room SPL Exhibit (Salem Public Library) 1900-1993
1 37 "Instructional Activities Relating to Methodist Missionary Period," Patricia L. Stewart 1992 January
1 38 Judson material from Emma Crouser
Contains transcriptions of interviews with Lewis Judson, grandson of Lewis H. Judson.
1951, 1964
1 39 Ladd Bush, Bankers
Contains Ladd & Bush Quarterly, Volume 1, Number 1 through Volume III, Number 3 and the Tables of Contents for these publications.
1912-1931
1 40 Lee Mission Dig (Wheatland Site) 1979-1980
1 41 McNary, Charles Linza 1874-1944
1 42 Maps and other information 1853-1989
1 43 Map showing original four claims taken by members of the Oregon Methodist Mission
Original claims were made by L. H. Judson, W. H. Willson, David Leslie, H. B. Brewer, and J. L. Parrish.
1847
1 44 Marion County back roads tour 1997
1 45 Marion County and Silver Creek Falls Park 1947-2001
1 46 Missionary Period 1872-1966
1 47 Missionary Pioneer era 1846-1991
1 48 Newspaper clippings on Salem 1986-1991
1 49 Notes from SPL (Salem Public Library) Maxwell Collection 1990-1997
1 50 Notes from the 1900 Statesman Journal 1900
1 51 Personal notes
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 52 Chronological History of Oregon
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 53 Biographies
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 54 Maps: Columbia River and Oregon Question
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 55 Echos of Oregon
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 56 Echoes of Oregon
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 57 Crossing the Plains - Sarah Stewart Sutton
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 58 Declarations of Intention
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 59 Rules of the House/Organic Laws/Committee Report on Changing the Organic Laws
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 60 Letters from HBC (Hudson's Bay Company) Officials on Company Deserters
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 61 McLoughlin Letter Requesting to Vote/Shark Deserters(?) Broadside
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 62 Rouge River War Letter/ Yakima War Certificate of "Doc" Newell
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 63 Petition to Pardon Enoch Smith
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 64 "Oregon Fever" Part I and II
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
1 65 "A Peculiar Paradise"
Oregon History: The Frontier Period. Class taken by Sybil Westenhouse in 1987.
1987
2 1 Oregon history information from copies of old newspaper clippings 1923-2005
2 2 Oregon Journal 1929 February 10
2 3 Oregon Magazine circa 1953
2 4 Oregon Pioneer wa-wa by Charles B. Moores 1848-2004
2 5 Oregon weather references and "Californians" 1830-1996
2 6 Oregon/California 1871-1999
2 7 OSU (Oregon State University) had tough beginning, by J. Kenneth Munford 1984 November
2 8 Overland Journal, Volume 3, Number 3 1985 Summer
2 9 Personal notes 1954-2001
2 10 Pioneer Times Outside Salem: Champoeg / The Barlow Road 1846
2 11 Pioneers and education 1821-1999
2 12 Portland history 1898-1984
2 13 Provisional government of Oregon 1841-1843
2 14 Raymond versus Raymond, Judson versus Judson (Nancy) 1847-1999
2 15 Research resources 1949-2000
2 16 Salem – after missionaries till present 1900-2001
2 17 Salem buildings/businesses
Most materials regarding buildings from the 1850s-1950s.
1850-2002
2 18 Salem (City) streets, water, parks, state fair 1851-1994
2 19 Salem Directory
Photocopy
1867
2 20 Salem Directory
Photocopy
1871
2 21 Salem file 1940-2009
2 22 Salem historical architecture 1885-2002
2 23 Salem history 1878-1996
2 24 Salem history land claims 1861-1971
2 25 Salem people 1844-2003
2 26 Salem - photographs and postcards circa 1880
2 27 Salem - Portraits of History 1987-1988
2 28 Salem's First Merchant: Thomas Cox, Earle Stewart 1939 October 23
2 29 Some Recollection by Margaret Wythe, M.D. 1933-1935
2 30 Statesman Journal
150th celebration.
1990 October 30
2 31 Statesman Journal newspaper clippings
Topics include slavery in Oregon.
1999
2 32 Statesman Journal
Topic is West Salem, Oregon.
2002 November 19
2 33 Table of contents for the Statesman
Issue promoting Salem.
1900 January 1
2 34 The Hop Industry in the Willamette Valley, by Sybil Westenhouse 1999 November
2 35 The Lausanne Voyage as seen by Sarah Beggs Frost undated
2 36 Transportation 1866-1941
2 37 Weather, floods, volcanoes – Salem, Willamette Valley 1914-1994
2 38 Wildflowers 1991
2 39 Willson descendants 2001
2 40 Willson information 1840-1872
2 41 Willsons in Salem: working papers by chapter/date undated
2 42 Willson, William Holden 1937-2003
3 Maps, newspaper clippings, and City of Salem Master Plan
Oversize box containing maps of Oregon, Salem, and the Willamette Valley. Dates of maps cover the late 1880s through the mid 1990s. Also included are numerous newspapers and newspaper clippings along with a City of Salem Master Plan.
1818-2009

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • City and Town life
  • City Planning
  • Pioneers
  • Personal Names :
  • Boise, Reuben Patrick, Jr., 1859-1933
  • Duniway, David
  • McNary, Charles Linza, 1874-1944
  • Moores, Charles W. (Charles Washington), 1862-1923
  • Morgan, William Wilson, 1831-1913
  • Willson, Chloe Aurelia Clarke, 1818-1874
  • Willson, William H., 1805-1856
  • Wythe, Margaret W. (Margaret Wllhelmina), 1880-1958
  • Geographical Names :
  • California
  • Columbia River
  • Fort Vancouver (Wash.)
  • Marion County (Or.)
  • Oregon
  • Polk County (Or.)
  • Portland (Or.)
  • Salem (Or.)
  • Silver Falls State Park (Or.)
  • Willamette River Valley (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • architectural drawings (visual works)
  • maps (documents)