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Arthur McArthur Research Files

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Arthur McArthur's research files on the development of the Green Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, from 1911 to 2006, and the draft of his history of the neighborhood and families residing there.
 
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Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Ava Williams (1912-2003) performed as a popular music singer and pianist on stages on both coasts of the United States from 1939 to the late 1990s. She grew up in Eastern Oregon and spent her final years in Portland. In the intervening years, she lived and worked in California, New York City, Provincetown (Mass.), Boston, and Philadelphia. Her personal collection spans from her childhood to her death, and includes papers, photographs, sound and audiovisual recordings, mostly pertaining to her musical career. The collection also includes family papers and photographs dating back to 1880.
 
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Jacob Avshalomov papers.

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:The papers of Jacob Avshalomov consist of correspondence, clippings, programs, musical scores, certificates, memoir books, photographs, and publications relating mostly to his musical career, as well as those of his sons, David and Daniel, and his Russian-born father Aaron. Also included are programs, reviews, and photographs of the Portland Junior Symphony / Portland Youth Philharmonic, which he led from 1954 to1995.
 
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Congregational Church Collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Ranging in date from 1848 to 1986, the Congregational Church Collection is an artificial collection of records from Congregational churches and related associations in Oregon. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material from various churches, notably the First Congregational Church of Portland and Oregon City's Atkinson Memorial Church. The collection also includes microfilmed records from the First Congregational Church of The Dalles. A limited amount of correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, and assorted church records forms the remainder of the collection.
 
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Creitz family collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of the Creitz family of Portland, Oregon, including manuscripts, genealogical papers, and ephemera. Included are materials relating to the muscial activities of Louis Creitz and his son Albert, both concert violinists; the activities of Albert's wife Lenore Tamiesie Creitz, who was elected as Rose Festival Queen in Portland in 1929; and genealogical materials relating to the Creitz, Huber, Tamiesie, and Reiling families.
 
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Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a farmer, surveyor, merchant, lawyer, and justice of the peace in Gilliam County, Oregon. Includes correspondence, diary, financial records, notes on farming, scale drawings and plans for farm structures and houses, and genealogical materials.
 
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Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a Unitarian minister of Portland, Oregon, including correspondence, speeches, and school records of his grandaughter Ruth Eliot Johnson.
 
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Episcopal Church Collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection of materials assembled by the Oregon Historical Society relating to the Episcopal Church in Oregon. Includes papers relating to Bishops Thomas Fielding Scott, Benjamin Wistar Morris, Charles Scadding, and Walter Taylor Sumner; other clergy members; local churches; materials relating to Good Samaritan Hospital, Bishop Scott Academy, and St. Helens Hall, all of Portland; and records of the Women's Auxiliary. Much of the collection was assembled by Rev. Edward H. Clark. Also includes microfilm of church records for various Oregon parishes, including the Missionary Diocese of Eastern Oregon.
 
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Ethnology Collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection created by the Oregon Historical Society containing printed ephemera related to ethnic groups of all origins, primarily in Oregon and Portland. Includes brochures, cabinet cards, correspondence, financial records, flyers, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, registration records, relocation records, reports, scrapbook, and transcriptions. Includes materials related to Japanese American relocation in World War II, and the Russian "Old Believer" community in Oregon.
 
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Floyd J. McKay research files

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Research files of author Floyd J. McKay pertaining to his 1998 biography of Charles A. Sprague, An Editor for Oregon: Charles A. Sprague and the Politics of Change.

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