|Summary:||James Henry Polhemus (1887-1965) was a civil engineer and inventor who became chief engineer of the Port of Portland, president of Portland General Electric Co., and the owner of the Willamette Tug and Barge Company. The papers consist of Polhemus's personal diaries, 1934-1964, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and records of the various companies with which he was associated.
|Summary:||Photographs and documents relating to the history and development of Portland General Electric. The photos in this collection include color and black and white photographs, negatives and slides of employees, power generating stations, office buildings, recreational sites, power lines, towers, streetcars, streetcar tracks, office buildings and equipment. The documents in this collection include correspondence, logbooks, account books, manuals, ephemera, newsletters, clippings, etc. regarding employees, power stations, office buildings, operations, outside organizations and the electrical industry as a whole.