Joseph Thomas Donaldson was a hop grower in Springfield and Thurston, Oregon. Papers include financial documents such as contracts, sales receipts, accounting records and a certificate of weight. His papers mostly consist of handwritten incoming correspondences to James Donaldson and his family.
Clyde L. Kiddle (1891-1969) was a native of Iowa who came to Oregon in 1896, served in the Oregon state Senate for one year in 1937, and then resigned in 1938 for a federal position with Oregon agriculture. The collection (1937-1938) contains letters from constituents, personal correspondence, scrapbook pages, bills introduced by Kiddle, Senate committee information, subject files, and biographical material.