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Collection Title:

Alvin Thompson Smith Diaries Transcript

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:A.T. (Alvin Thompson) Smith was an early Oregon pioneer who participated in the formation of the government of the Oregon Territory, and who also helped to found Pacific University. This collection contains transcripts of his diary, written from 1840 to 1853.
 
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Henry Larcom Abbot Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:The collection consists of survey field notes, journals and letters.
 
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Steffen Heinrich Aggens diary

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The goldfield diary of Steffen Heinrich Aggens begins with his departure from Germany in 1852 and charts his travels to New York and San Francisco and then through the goldfields of California, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana through 1868. Aggens and his brother, Adam, try to make their fortune as independent miners using simple equipment.
 
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John C. Ainsworth papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Commingers Ainsworth (1822-1893) was the major founder of the Oregon Steam Navigation (OSN) Company, the most powerful transportation monopoly in the Pacific Northwest. Ainsworth was also involved in a number of other ventures, including the Northern Pacific Railroad (NPRR) and various gold, silver and coal mining operations. The John Commingers Ainsworth Papers contain Ainsworth's diaries, autobiography, personal correspondence, photographs, and the business records of the Oregon Central Railroad, Oregon Steam Navigation Company, Northern Pacific Railroad Company, and various mining, building and shipping enterprises.
 
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Clyde Bruce Aitchison papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Clyde Bruce Aitchison (1875-1962) was an attorney, Commissioner of the Oregon Railroad Commission/Public Service Commission, solicitor for the National Association of Railroad Commissioners, and Interstate Commerce Commissioner. Papers include personal Clyde Bruce Aitchison (1875-1962) was an attorney, Commissioner of the Oregon Railroad Commission/Public Service Commission, solicitor for the National Association of Railroad Commissioners, and Interstate Commerce Commissioner. Papers include personal correspodence, family records, business records of organizations, professional correspondence memos, project files, case files, diaries, and publications., family records, business records of organizations, professional correspondence, memos, project files, case files, diaries, and publications.
 
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James Akin papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The James Akin collection contains a diary recording events during the 1852 journey of the Richey, Ingram and Akin families to Oregon. The origins of this diary are unclear, since another James Akin diary is known to exist in the collections of the Wyoming state archives. Also included in the collection are secondary sources relating to the Akin diary and family history.
 
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Alaska Mining and Prospecting Company records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Alaska Mining and Prospecting Company records contain the correspondence between Andrew Sherwood and the Alaska Mining and Prospecting Company. The letters concern an expedition to Alaska in search of gold. The collection also contains printed matter and maps concerning the expedition. Finally, it contains two journals by Andrew Sherwood spanning the time of the expedition.
 
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Maurice P. Alger papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Maurice P. Alger (1866-1961) was commissioned third lieutenant in the Philippine Constabulary in 1908, rose to grade of captain, retired in 1918, and later went into business in the Philippine Islands.
 
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Amish Diaries Collection

Repository:Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives
Summary:5 diaries from Amish residents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
 
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James Anctil papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Personal papers of James Anctil (1943-1997), a Portland-area gay activist, educator, and artist. Includes extensive personal diaries, correspondence, subject files, and files on gay organizations.
 
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Clarence Louis Anderson papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a fisheries biologist working in Washington State and Alaska.
 
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Jesse G. Anderson Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Jesse G. Anderson Papers consist of a handwritten diary, June 21, 1914 through May 16, 1915; and a scrapbook, 1922 to 1925. The diary recounts his journey with his stepfather and mother as they journeyed from McKenzie County to Saskatchewan in search of a homestead site. Topics include: daily life, building a home, developing the land, landscape, travel conditions, wildlife, and social life. Locations include, Medicine Lake, Montana; Bone Trail; and North Battleford, Candada. The scrapbook contains information on courses, student submissions, and instructor feedback; it was compiled by Jesse while taking the International Correspondence School course in newspaper advertising.
 
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Roy C. Andrews papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Roy C. Andrews was a school teacher and administrator in Michigan, Texas, Arkansas, Washington and Oregon. He was a chemistry instructor at the University of Oregon from 1935 until his retirement in 1950. Andrews is noted for his photographs of one-room schoolhouses in southern Lane County, 1911-1913. The collection consists of diaries, one account book, two ledgers, music concert lists, correspondence, University of Oregon material, and photographs.
 
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George H. Atkinson papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon missionary, educator, scientist, publicist, who played a key role in establishing Oregon's public school system. Includes letters of Atkinson and his wife Nancy Bates Atkison, speeches, journals, and ephemera.
 
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Guide to the August Merikanto Collection

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of an article on the life of Finnish immigrant, August Merikanto.
 
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Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Baker family, consisting of Walter H. Baker, his wife Ida S. Baker (nee Rawalt) and their three sons, William A., Walter R., and Paul, as well as Ida Baker's sister, Mary Hoffman (nee Rawalt), her husband William and their son Harlan, all moved to the Salem, Oregon area in the 1890s. The collection contains records of the Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman family that include diaries, correspondence, photographs, negatives, and business records of Walter Baker.
 
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Dean D. Ballard papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Dean D. Ballard was a labor relations counselor and secretary-manager of the Distributors Association of Seattle, Inc. The collection (1943-1954) contains diaries, and also clippings, minor business correspondence, photographs, and an article.
 
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Frederick Bankhardt diaries and correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Frederick Barnhardt was a Methodist missionary in China associated with the Yenping Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The collection (1929-1949) contains diaries and minor correspondence.
 
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I. Banta papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:I. Banta worked for an English company that explored for mineral deposits in Alaska from June 10 through June 25, 1902. The I. Banta Papers contain a ledger for the 1902 journey and a transcription of a book that served as both a diary and ledger for the journey. Also included is a letter from Harold Banta, the son of I. Banta, that explains the context of his father's journey to Alaska from reminiscences of his father's stories of the trip.
 
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Barker-Adair family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of the families of William Morris Barker (1854-1901), Episcopal bishop of Olympia, Washington; his wife, Laura Adair Barker (1854-1935), who lived in Portland, Oregon, in her later years; George R. and Anna Morris Barker, parents of William M. Barker who lived in Germantown, Pennsylvania; and other family members. Includes extensive diaries of Laura Adair Barker; correspondence of William Morris Barker; correspondence of George R. Barker, mostly related to the Collegiate Institute of Germantown, Pennsylvania; notebooks; and scrapbooks.
 
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Kate Stevens Bates papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Kate Stevens Bates was an author. The collection includes her correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, account books, and scrapbooks. The diaries span from 1880 to 1936. Her diary entries are not regular; often several weeks pass between entries. The correspondence spans from 1878 to 1934 and concerns family matters, business, and social news.
 
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Ormond R. Bean papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:American architect and city commissioner Ormond R. Bean was active in Portland, Oregon politics and civic life from the 1930s to the 1960s. Collection includes personal and professional papers relating to Bean's life and work, including correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, and photographs from his service as Federal Emergency Management Agency's Regional Director of Transportation in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Egypt during World War II. Also included are newsclippings concerning the battleship Oregon, 1935-1945; selected Portland City Commissioner records, 1936-1965; and certificates and items from Bean's father, Robert S. Bean.
 
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Beekman Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Beekman family consists of Cornelius C. Beekman, the founder and owner of Beekman Bank in Jacksonville, Oregon, his son Benjamin Beekman, a Portland, Oregon lawyer and UO Law School faculty member, and his daughter Carrie Beekman, who donated substantially to the University of Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, miscellaneous manuscripts and publications, scrapbooks and photographs.
 
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Welborn Beeson papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Welborn Beeson was a farmer in Jackson County, Oregon during the late 1800s. The Beeson family came overland to Oregon in 1853, settling in Jackson County along Wagner Creek. In 1851, when Welborn Beeson was fifteen years old, he began to keep a diary and continued to do so until his death in 1893. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, Beeson returned to farm in Jackson County, and was active in politics and in the social life of the area. The collection includes diaries, 1891-1893, and account books, 1848-1893.
 
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Louise Belden papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Class notes, diary entries, and school ephemera of Louise Belden, a student at Broadway High School in Seattle, Washington
 
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Naomi Achenbach Benson papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a teacher and Democratic Party worker in Snohomish County, Washington.
 
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Josef Berger papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Josef Berger (1903-1971) was a children's book author, political speechwriter, poet, and lyricist. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, and published articles, relating to Berger's interest in American history, politics, and culture.
 
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Zygmund William Birnbaum papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Contains materials documenting Dr. Birnbaum's career as a mathematician at the University of Washington, as well as correspondence documenting his efforts to assist emigration from Nazi Poland and his involvement with the loyalty oath suit filed against the university in 1964.
 
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David E. Blaine Diary

Repository:Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of a digital reproduction of a circuit rider diary kept in 1862 by the Reverend David E. Blaine and supporting information provided by Laura Arksey (2015).
 
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George Bond's journal of the family's immigration to Oregon in 1853

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The George Bond papers comprise a photocopy of a published typescript in which a segment of George Bond's diary in transcribed. The segment concerns the Bond family's 1853 overland journey to Oregon.
 
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Nancy Borgmann Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Nancy Borgmann papers primarily contain diaries, day planners, financial records and correspondence. The majority of the correspondence dates from 1961-1962 and is between Nancy and her future husband, the philosopher Albert Borgmann.
 
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Borthwick and Saunders Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Alexander E. Borthwick was a Civil War veteran, railroad engineer and government servant who came to Portland in 1869. His son, William L. Borthwick, was a civil engineer and a Klansman. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, ledgers, photographs of the Borthwick family as wells as diaries and correspondence of the Saunders family who were related by marriage to William L. Borthwick.
 
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John E. Boyer papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Lawyer, businessman, army officer
 
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Diaries

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Diaries of Hiram Brown, captain of a river steamboat operating between Portland and Astoria, Oregon, from the mid to late 19th century. Includes notations on ship movements and tides. Includes transcripts and notes by Joseph Schiwek.
 
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John Ray Bruckart papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Ray Bruckart (1887-1979) worked for the United States Forest Service, serving as supervisor of the Willamette National Forest in Oregon from 1938 to 1954. Bruckart was an expert on Douglas fir silviculture and management. Collection includes personal correspondence and general correspondence, including several letters from Oregon Senator Wayne Morse. Also included in the collection are Bruckart's writings on such topics as Douglas fir silviculture, "The Rise of Bureaucracy," and "The Taming of a Forest," in addition to his memoirs. Collection also includes materials on the Willamette National Forest and the Three Sisters Wilderness Area; and several editions of Forest Service alumni newsletters.
 
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Dorothy Stimson Bullitt papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a Seattle broadcasting executive and civic leader
 
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A.R. Burbank diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Augustus Ripley Burbank was a businessman in the West and Midwest. The A.R. Burbank papers consist of three volumes of diaries. The diaries discuss overland travel to California, the growth of Portland and Lafayette, Oregon, personal issues and the growth and development of railroads in the Willamette Valley. The frequency of the diary entries varies from nonexistent for many years to almost daily.
 
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Amos Burg Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of Amos Burg, an Oregon-based writer, explorer, and film maker who later headed the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's education office from 1954 to 1974. The papers date from ca.1917-1985 and contain detailed diaries and travel logs of Burg's many trips throughout the world. Also included are correspondence, articles, lecture notes, film notations for Burg's films, publicity about Burg (including newspaper articles and a radio interview transcript), news articles collected by Burg, or about him, a flag, records of a land purchase, passports, will, résumé, and Carolyn Burg's will.
 
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C.E.S. Wood collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection includes correspondence, mostly photocopies, of C.E.S. Wood and Sara Bard Field. Also included are diaries, record books, certificates, miscellaneous speeches, scripts, poems, programs, broadsides, ephemera, and photocopied excerpts from Wood's autobiographies.
 
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Calbreath Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:This collection documents the Calbreath and Smith families, both pioneer families in Oregon. The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, diaries, account books, day books, and manuscripts of poetry and prose by Irene Smith Calbreath.
 
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Liz Caldwell papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Diaries, writings, ephemera, and photographs of Liz Caldwell, a speech therapist and teacher of deaf children in Seattle, Washington
 
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John G. Carter Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The John G. Carter Papers include material from his law and writing career mainly on topics concerning Native Americans. Topics include trips Carter took in the Western United States, Cuba, the Panama Canal Zone, and Western Europe, a visit to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana in 1909, court cases, petitions, arguments, depositions, analysis of the cases, opinions of the court, reports, and motions.
 
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Edward Chambreau collection

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Edward Chambreau (1821-1902), adventurer and gambler, was born in France, migrated to Canada with his family in 1825, and in 1846 enlisted with the U.S. Army at St. Louis. From 1853 through 1875 Chambreau moved between Portland, Tygh Valley and Vancouver, running saloons, gambling parlors, general stores and a restaurant. In 1875 Chambreau converted to Christianity, sold his saloon and gave up gambling. He became a scout for the U.S. government and traveled between Oregon, Washington and Idaho in 1877. In 1880 he surveyed the conditions of nine Northwest Indian nations. The Edward Chambreau Collection contains letters, manuscripts of his autobiography, diaries, articles written by him and General O.O. Howard, and his military reports. These materials are not originals, but are rather photocopies and typescripts. Chambreau’s autobiography is unique in that it has not been sanitized or edited; it paints a vivid, lurid and fascinating picture of frontier life. The collection is a valuable source for details on the activities of the Hudson Bay Company, early American/Indian relationships in Oregon and the strategies and techniques of bushwhacking, bar-fighting and card cheating.
 
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Justin Chenoweth papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Handwritten diary, letterbooks, and documents relating to Justin Chenoweth's travel to Oregon and work as a surveyor, mail carrier, and justice of the peace in Oregon and Washington Territory, primarily from the years 1848 to 1862. Includes family correspondence.
 
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Frederick William Cleator papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Frederick William Cleator was a forester and conservationist. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, notes, documents, and photographs relating to Cleator's interest in the recreational aspects of national forests and the establishment of the Cascade skyline trail.
 
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Lauretta M. Cloran diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Lauretta M. Cloran was the wife of Timothy Cloran, professor of Romance Languages, University of Oregon. The collection contains thirty-nine diaries (1911-1954) and they include information such as social engagements, menus, entertainments, weather, and occasional local news.
 
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John N. Cobb papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a fisheries biologist, author and editor, federal official, and University of Washington professor.
 
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Collection of Miscellaneous Diaries

Repository:Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Summary:The Collection of Miscellaneous Diaries was generated during an American Association of University Women booksale in 1999. Materials include diaries, autograph albums, and notebooks chronicling daily life for local women during the mid-twentieth century.
 
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Mary Coney papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Material regarding Allied Arts of Seattle, and collection on Franklin T. Matthias
 
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Giovanni and Amne Costigan papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a history professor at the University of Washington, staunch defender of human rights, and leader in the peace movement
 
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George F. Cotterill Papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Washington State senator, Seattle mayor, moral reformer, surveyor, and engineer.
 
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Ellen Hazard Cox papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Diaries of Katherine Lucy and Emily Bancroft Trevett, materials relating to the 1941 Oregon Trail Pageant, and calendars and exhibit ephemera.
 
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Medorem Crawford papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Medorem Crawford helped lead emigrants overland to the Pacific Northwest in the early 1860s. From 1864 to 1869 he was Oregon collector of internal revenue, and from 1871 to 1875 he served as appraiser of customs. The collection is comprised of diaries, correspondence and account books. Some of the diaries describe overland journeys. The major part of the collection are the diaries for 1859-1861, 1863, 1864, 1869-1871, 1876-1877, 1885-1886.
 
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Luther Cressman papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection includes personal papers, professional papers, publications, field notes, slides and negatives, and reel-to-reel films relating to the career of Luther Cressman (1897-1994), an anthropologist and University of Oregon professor who focused on prehistoric man in Oregon.
 
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Asahel Curtis Papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Early 20th-century Seattle photographer and booster of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, and other areas in Washington State.
 
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Dabney family papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a Boston merchant and consular family
 
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Marshall Newport Dana Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of Oregon journalist and civic leader Marshall Newport Dana, mostly documenting his professional activities. Included are materials relating to Dana's editorial work for the Oregon Journal, such as research notes and drafts of writings, plus extensive files on organizations in which Dana was involved. Especially well documented is his work on issues such as civic and regional planning, conservation, and river and harbor improvements. Of special interest is Dana's manuscript diary of his fact-finding trip to Asia in 1947. The collection also contains materials created by Dana's second wife, Martha Ferguson McKeown Dana.
 
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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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Clarence Burton Day papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Clarence Burton Day (1889-1987) was a Presbyterian missionary teacher in China (1915-1943) and India (1947-1951). The collection includes correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, and photographs that reflect his work as a missionary.
 
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DeMoss Family Lyric Bards records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The DeMoss Family Lyric Bards was a family of traveling musicians whose members included James M. DeMoss, a United Brethren minister, his wife Elizabeth (Bonebrake) DeMoss, and their five children, began performing in 1872 and lasted thirty-five years. The collection contains journals, engagement books, contracts, correspondence, manuscript music, published works, testimonials, programs, handbills, photographs, clippings, and mementos of travel.
 
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Devers Family collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers and images relating to the family of Arthur H. Devers.
 
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Diary of a Sea Voyage to San Francisco and Commonplace Book of an Immigrant to Oregon

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:This anonymous handwritten volume contains several texts, including a diary of a sea voyage from Boston to San Francisco in 1852, a description of an 1863 trip on the Columbia River, and miscellaneous handwritten recipes, notes and clippings.
 
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William H. H. and Emma Dickinson Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:William H.H. and Emma Dickinson were early residents of Missoula, Montana. The collection contains a Dickinson family genealogy, Mr. Dickinson's Civil War diary and a later autobiographical account based on the diary, Mrs. Dickinson's reminiscence of early Missoula, an autograph book from Mr. Dickinson's family, personal and business financial records, an assay report, and early photographs of Missoula.
 
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Dixon Family Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Dixon Family Papers include correspondence, diaries, photographs and other material documenting the lives and activities of U.S. Senator from Montana Joseph M. Dixon, his wife Caroline, and their six daughters. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1890s to the 1940s.
 
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Jessie Louise Donaldson-Anne Banks Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Jessie Louise Donaldson-Anne Banks Papers consist of originals and copies of transcriptions, a set of audio tapes; rough drafts of an autobiography; research notes; drafts of published and unpublished stories; royalty papers; legal agreements; correspondence with publishers, writers, friends and colleagues; color illustrations; pencil drawings; newspaper clippings; photographs; student papers and memorabilia.
 
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Stella Douglas papers

Repository:Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Stella Douglas papers document the personal life and career of artist Stella Douglas from 1927 to 1993. This collection includes substantial documentation of Douglas's involvement in the Moral Re-Armament Movement as well as personal writings and materials related to her work in community activism including the anti-war movement, black rights activism, psychedelia, and the neo-feminist movement. This collection also includes correspondence between Douglas and artist Helen Blumenstiel as well as Douglas family records from 1927 to 2014.
 
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Ruby Scofield Doyle diaries and photographs

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection contains four diaries written by Ruby Scofield Doyle from January 1922 to December 1923. Doyle was living on a ranch in Clearwater, Missoula County, Montana with her parents and her husband. She writes of daily home and ranch work as well as raising her child, Dorma Ruth. The collection also includes twelve images which were found with the diaries and are very likely of the Doyle family.
 
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Willis Dunagan diaries and legal papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Willis Dunagan was a farmer in Marion County, Oregon. The collection consists of Dunagan's diaries from 1859 to 1897, a folder of legal documents, and two original school diplomas earned by Dunagan.
 
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Saidie Orr Dunbar diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Saidie Orr Dunbar (1889-1960) was a social worker and active member of numerous health and welfare organizations. The collection consists of Dunbar's daily diaries.
 
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Stella Louise Duncan Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:A few personal papers, photos, a scrapbook of photos and memorabilia from Stella Louise Duncan's student days at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana from 1905 to 1915, and travel diaries of 1927 trip to Europe, including England and Ireland, and 1932 trip to Russia.
 
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George Allan Dyson papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:George Allan Dyson was born in England in 1843 and his family moved to the United States soon after. In 1861 Dyson sailed to California to work in the gold mines. A few years later he moved to Brownsville, Oregon and established the town’s first newspaper, the Brownsville Advertiser, in 1878. Dyson mined in central Idaho in the 1880s, and moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1899, where he worked as a tinsmith until his death in 1935. The collection consists of diaries, letters, ledgers, manuscripts and an autobiography.
 
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Jane Eakin diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jane Eakin was a pioneer whose diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Oregon in 1866.
 
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S. B. Eakin diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:S. B. Eakin's diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Or. in 1866.
 
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Earl Kilpatrick papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Earl Kilpatrick (1899 - 1927) was a graduate of of the University of Oregon and would become the director of the Extension Division at the University of Oregon in 1915, a position he held until 1926 when he left to become the disaster director of the Red cross at St. Louis, Missouri. The collection contains diaries which include minutes of faculty and other university related meetings, scrapbooks, photographs, and mementos.
 
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Winfield Scott Ebey papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers documenting the Ebeys' overland journey from Missouri to Washington and the affairs of Winfield Scott Ebey, an early Washington lawyer, farmer, and prospector, and other family members in Washington Territory.
 
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Harold Hanne Elarth Papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Harold Hanne Elarth (b. 1885) was a U. S. Army officer who served in the Philippine Constabulary and rose to the rank of Lt. Col. The collection contains research for Elarth's book on the Philippine Constabulary, Philippine Constabulary Officers Association history, a diary, letterpress copybooks, a Philippine Constabulary manual, photographs, and correspondence.
 
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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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Thomas Evans Letters and Diary

Repository:Eastern Washington University
Summary:Letters and diaries of Union soldier Thomas L. Evans from 1862 to 1865, covering the siege of Vicksburg, POW Camp Ford (Texas), and the final surrender of Mobile, Alabama.
 
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Hal George Evarts Jr. papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Hal Evarts, Jr. was a writer of Western and mystery fiction. The collection comprises personal and professional correspondence, literary manuscripts, personal journals, and printed materials of author Hal George Evarts, Jr. The manuscripts are of Evarts' novels and short stories in the western and detective/mystery styles.
 
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Harry Fabbe papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary: Correspondence, writings, clippings, financial records, ephemera, photographs, memorabilia of Fabbe writings, of early Swedes in Washington.
 
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Henry Failing papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a pioneer merchant, banker, mayor, civic leader, and philanthropist of Portland, Oregon. Includes business correspondence and other business papers; business ledgers; files on the Failing house; materials relating to a European tour of 1879-1880; files on business and civic interests, including the Tualatin Academy; land ownership records; and correspondence of other family members, including Henry Coalter Cabell and Henry Failing Cabell.
 
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Albert H. Farmer papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a Washington State longshoreman, labor organizer, and charter member of Local 38-76 (Everett, Washington) of the International Longshormen's Association.
 
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Hubert Henry Farnham papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Hubert Henry Farnham (1868-1953) was a minister of Evangelical Church in Portland, Oregon. The collection include diaries, correspondence (personal and professional), sermon outlines, and letters from his son Vernon.
 
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Robert L. Fisher papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of an American official of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency primarily concerning his work in Jordan and Gaza during the late 1950s to early 1970s.
 
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Floyd T. Wood Weather Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Floyd T. Wood weather diary consists of annual records of precipitation on the Montana State University campus station from 1880 to 1969.
 
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Lovinia May Foreman Papers

Repository:Eastern Washington University
Summary:None
 
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Fred M. Fuecker papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Fred Michael Fuecker (1895-1975) served in the military from 1911-1955, including WWI and WWII. The collection consists of a World War I diary, administrative papers of the provost marshal of Los Angeles and Arizona, and of Service Command Unit 4910, Los Angeles (1942-1944), and seven photograph albums, (1911-1924), scrapbooks and mementos.
 
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Betty Fukuyama papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a Washington poet who also participated in a church mission project at the Camp Minidoka internment camp in Idaho.
 
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James Gerrish Diaries

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:James Gerrish was an Oregon pioneer of 1844, and a Methodist circuit preacher who worked in Oregon and Washington in the 1850s-1860s. His diaries, dated 1854-1863, record his daily life travelling and preaching to communities on the frontier.
 
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Mazie Giustina papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Mazie O. Giustina (1894-1997) was a graduate of the University of Oregon and lifelong member of numerous Oregon civic clubs and historical societies. The collection consists of diaries, correspondence, personal writings, financial documents, scrapbooks, ephemera, photographs, artifacts, audio tape reels and some published material.
 
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Loyal M. Graham papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Loyal M. Graham (1860-1961) was an attorney and legislator, and in 1919 as an Oregon state legislator he introduced the nation's first gasoline tax. The collection contains political correspondence, legal briefs, diaries and journals, scrapbook pages and speeches.
 
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William Henry Gray Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of Dr. William Henry Gray, a physician and lay missionary for the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions who was active in the Oregon Territory. Includes typescripts of letters and other documents regarding missionary activities; typescript of the diary of Gray's wife, Mary Augusta Dix Gray; and original manuscript of William Henry Gray's diary, 1836-1837.
 
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Thomas G. Greene papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Thomas G. Greene (1860-1944) was born in Washington County, Indiana, and obtained an LL.B. degree from the University of Oregon Law department in 1892. The collection consists of political correspondence, corporate records, diaries, and office files.
 
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Ruth A. Gress papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ruth A. Gress was a Christian missionary in China between 1939 and 1950. The collection includes correspondence, a diary, literary manuscripts, and publications that reflect her missionary work.
 
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Lafayette Grover diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Lafayette Grover served as Governor of Oregon from 1870-1877 and then resigned to become a United States Senator. His diary includes entries on his travels from Philadelphia to Portland and on his relations with figures such as Chief Justice Nelson along with his view on legislature.
 
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Luther Wilson Guiteau Alaska Gold Rush diary

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Gold Rush diary of Luther Wilson Guiteau, who joined the Alaska Gold Rush along the Valdez Trail and the Copper River in 1898
 
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J. K. Guttry diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:J. K. Guttry (1869 - ?), of rural Sheridan, Oregon, became a teacher and worked in in Harmony, Oregon. The collection (1889-1891) contains Guttry's diary.
 
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Aubrey L. Haines Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Aubrey L. Haines Papers include the major notes and indices he created while researching and writing on Yellowstone National Park and other topics; correspondence pertaining to research, service, and career matters; maps of Yellowstone National Park, the Oregon Trail and other locations; original handwritten and typed manuscripts of published and unpublished works; diaries and field notes documenting Haine's employment with the National Park Service. The subjects of research interest include; Yellowstone National Park; the Oregon Trail, Mount Ranier and mountaineering, history of Montana, the Nez Perce Indians and the battle of the Big Hole.
 
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Granville O. Haller papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a Washington pioneer, army officer and businessman
 
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James Watson Hamilton diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Hamilton attended Umpqua Academy, in Wilbur, Oregon, and Oregon Agricultural College. He was circuit judge at Roseburg and a member of the Board of Regents, University of Oregon. At the beginning of this diary, he was a clerk in the law office of S. H. Hazard of Empire City, Oregon, and was "reading law." On Feb. 5, 1879, he formed a partnership with Hazard.
 
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Frederick G. Hamley Papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence, legal and political papers of an attorney, Seattle city councilman, member and chief justice of the Washington State Supreme Court, and justice of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
 
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Irene Forsythe Hanson papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Irene Forsythe Hanson (1898-1976) was a Christian missionary in Tsingtao (Qingdao) and the countryside of China from 1926 to 1951. The collection includes correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings and a diary that reflect her work as a missionary.
 
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Edward John Hanzlik papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Edward John Hanzlik (1886-1959) was a graduate of the University of Washington College of Forestry, 1912 and spent most of his career in the Pacific Northwest in the field of forest management. The collection contains field diaries, articles, an account book, Xi Sigma Pi correspondence, and photographs.
 
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Joseph B. Harrison papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Diary, 1910-1911, when Joseph Barlow Harrison was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University. Also includes a handwritten family reminiscence about 1860s Missouri.
 
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Peter Holt Hatch papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a pioneer of Oregon City and Salem, Oregon. Includes extensive diaries, 1874-1897, account books, 1866-1893; correspondence; genealogies; and ephemera. Includes Hatch's letter to his second wife, Sarah Corneila Locey, proposing marriage; and scrapbook of Edwin Thomas Hatch.
 
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Isabel Haynes Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Isabel Haynes papers consist of family papers, diaries, letters, and memorabilia produced or exchanged by various Haynes family members and collected by Isabel Haynes. Subjects include Haynes family experiences in the Minneapolis, Minnesota public schools, the University of Minnesota, and interactions with families and friends in Minneapolis, Bozeman, Montana, and Yellowstone National Park. Also represented in the collection are correspondence files pertaining to the operations of the various Haynes Inc. business ventures in Yellowstone National Park.
 
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Anna Helfgott papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Diaries, writings, correspondence, and other papers of Anna Helfgott, an elder care activist in Seattle, Washington
 
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Abel D. Helman papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Abel Helman Papers comprise four folders that include a diary of Helman's overland trip from Ohio to California, a list of travel expenses, detailed description of weather reports of Ashland, Oregon, and a photostat copy of the journal of the Mountain Rangers from 1863 to 1866.
 
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Horace C. Henry papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a businessman and railroad contractor; art collector and founder of the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
 
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Edith A. Hensolt papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Edith Ashmore (Hensolt) (1882-1975) was born in China to Baptist missionaries, and she later graduated from Vassar, became a librarian, and traveled widely. The collection (1896-1999) contains diaries, extensive personal correspondence, recollections and photographs of travel to Hawaii, Japan, China, and California.
 
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Mark L. Hersey papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Mark L. Hersey (1863-1934) was appointed inspector of the Philippine Constabulary in 1905 and became chief of the Mindanao District in 1909, where he served until 1914. The collection (1909-1914) contains diaries and correspondence.
 
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George H. Himes papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of George H. Himes of Portland, Oregon, first curator of the Oregon Historical Society and a printer by trade. The collection consists primarily of detailed diaries kept throughout Himes's life, plus records of his printing business and a small amount of correspondence and other documents. Diaries include information on daily activities, Oregon pioneers, local events, family members, and the development of the Oregon Historical Society.
 
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Alanson “Lant” Hinman Diary of work at the Forest Grove Indian Industrial Training School

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Alanson "Lant" Hinman's diary describes his work at the Forest Grove Indian Industrial Training School from January 24 through June 30, 1884.
 
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Stewart Hall Holbrook papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence, writings, diary, research material, speeches, notes, publications, ephemera, clippings, maps, film, and audiotape of an American author of popular history and painter
 
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August Hollensteiner papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:A German immigrant and Lolo, Montana rancher, August Hollensteiner served as a Montana State Legislator and Missoula County Commissioner in the late 1890s and early 1900s. This collection contains his personal diaries, financial records, and letters from his family members.
 
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Haldane "Buzz" Holmstrom diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Haldane "Buzz" Holmstrom (1909-1946) was a resident of Coquille, Oregon, and was an enthusiastic and expert riverboat man. The collection (1936-1939) contains ten volumes of trip diaries describing river travel, and related papers.
 
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W. Stull Holt papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a professor of history, University of Washington
 
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William Howard diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William Howard travelled from Clackamas County to the minefields of eastern Oregon to dig for gold with his brother Charles. The collection consists of a single diary detailing his journey and early mining experiences.
 
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Howe family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Howe family is comprised of Henry Clay Howe (1832-1889) and his wife Letitia, their son Herbert C. Howe (1872-1940) and daughter Lillian Howe. The collection contains diaries, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical papers of the Howe family, manuscripts by Herbert C. Howe, and a ledger of the Oswego Canal Company of NY.
 
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Hudson's Bay Company collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection assembled by the Oregon Historical Society relating to the Hudson's Bay Company, chartered by the British crown in 1670 and a major power in northwestern North America throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection contains original documents and copies, including correspondence, government documents, articles about the company, financial records, inventories, and an anonymous diary. Included are papers of and relating to Cuthbert Cummings, James Douglas, James A. Grahame, George S. McTavish, and Dr. William McKay.
 
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Vera Frances Ingerson papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Vera F. Ingerson (b. 1890) was a Presbyterian missionary and nurse who served in Korea from 1916-1942, and Colombia from 1942-1957, and toured Europe and Siberia in 1931. The collection contains a variety of personal and business papers, highlighted by images and stories of Korea during of wartime and civil unrest.
 
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Asher Ireland field diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Asher Ireland was a forester in District 6 of the U. S. Forest Service. The collection (1914-1920) contains his field diaries describing his forestry work in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.
 
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Leo Anthony Isaac papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Leo Isaac (1892-1970) was a forester in the Pacific Northwest. The papers include diaries, correspondence, and publications.
 
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Ivan Doig Archive

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Ivan Doig Archive consist of diaries, literary manuscripts, research papers, legal documents, photographs and memorabilia created or collected by Ivan Doig.
 
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James family papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a family of immigrants from Cornwall, England, who lived in Wisconsin before travelling by wagon train to Oregon and Washington State in the early 1850s.
 
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James Fergus Family Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of family papers and business records of James Fergus, rancher, businessman, political figure and pioneer of Armells, Montana, and papers of his son Andrew Fergus. The collection also contains papers of Pamelia Dillin Fergus and her family including the Dillin, McHose and Neill families as well as correspondence of the families of the Fergus daughters including the Gilpatrick, Hamilton and Maury families. Materials consist of correspondence, financial and legal papers, business records, photos, and ephemera. The collection represents the social, political, and economic conditions of ranchers, families, businessmen and early pioneers of Montana from the 1850s to the 1920s.
 
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James Willis Nesmith papers.

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon lawyer, political figure, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs who served in the U.S. Senate from 1861-1867. Collection includes letters to and from Nesmith, including many related to the pre-Civil War political crisis; diary of overland journey, 1843; and diary and notebook from the Yakima Indian War, 1855. Also includes business records from Nesmith's ranch in Polk County, family and genealogical materials.
 
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Jeffers Family Collection

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Jeffers Family Collection includes transcriptions or photocopies of diaries, ledgers, correspondence, interviews, historical essays and reminiscences related to the Jeffers, Ennis and Chowning families of Madison County, Montana. Of particular interest for livestock and grazing history are the nomination documents and associated materials for Myron Jeffers membership in the Cowboy Hall of Fame, including a transcript of his 1871 cattle drive diary. Also contributing to this area of interest are the record books of Charles W. Chowning of the Montana Cattle Company. The balance of the collection includes: a history of the Madison Valley Women's Club; papers of the Fairweather Pioneer Society of Madison County with minutes, financial records and membership roles and several histories; some financial records and clippings about the Trinity Episcopal Church, Jeffers MT and Trinity Guild; and a ledger of the Ennis Storage and Freighting has been transcribed. A scrapbook of clippings of articles on Montana history and one typed article by Judge Lew L. Callaway written in 1923-34 and a booklet of a news series in the Butte Miner by Frank D. (Sand Bar) Brown in 1927 collected by Winifred Jeffers are present. There are also five photographs and negatives of family members.
 
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G. Orlo & Matilda Jefferson Collection

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Dr. G. Orlo Jefferson (1860-1949) was an optometrist in Portland Oregon, and also a trustee of Pacific University. He and his wife, Matilda J. Calhouns Jefferson (1859-1933) traveled extensively in the Western United States, the Middle East and Europe. The bulk of the collection is made up of photographs, diaries, and travel documents relating to the Jeffersons' journeys, which are particularly interesting for their documentation of early automobile travel.
 
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David John diary and account book

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:David John was a pioneer of Williamsburg, Oregon, and was a partner in the John Brothers blacksmith firm of Williamsburg. The collection (1860-1869) contains a diary, and an account book for John Brothers.
 
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John Minto papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of John Minto, Oregon pioneer of 1844, State legislator, and Secretary of the Oregon State Board of Horticulture. Materials include correspondence, memoirs, reports, notes, literary manuscripts, a diary, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. Correspondence from John Gill, George Himes, and F. G. Young are included, as are letters from T.C. Shaw and Jesse Applegate. A letter from William Tolmie describes his 1833 trip to the Oregon Country. Also included are writings on pioneer reminiscences, forestry, conservation, animal husbandry, and a history of the Oregon State Fair.
 
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John Lawrence Johnson diary and letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Lawrence Johnson (1830-1916) was a pioneer who came to Oregon with his parents in 1851. The collection includes Johnson's diary of that journey as well as a letter from Johnson's uncle.
 
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John Lawrence Johnson Diary

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Collection consists of the diary, and transcript copies, of John Lawrence Johnson, kept while crossing the plains from Missouri to Oregon in 1851.
 
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James Judge Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Assistant United State Treasury Agent to the seal fisheries at St. George, Pribilof Islands, Alaska. Includes detailed notebooks and diaries containing observations on seals, foxes, coal, and other matters; fox and seal reports; census of St. Paul and St. George Islands; letters from U.S. Treasury agent Joseph Murray; and a diary of Judge's wife, Helen.
 
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Guide to the K. Berge Diary

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The diary of K. Berge written around 1874 - 1884, with four other contributing writers, including Edv. Larsen and John Lie.
 
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Matthew Kangas papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a Seattle art critic
 
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Philip Kearny diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Philip Kearny (1815-1862) was a lifelong miltary officer who perished in the Civil War. This diary describes an 1850 trip from San Francisco to Vancouver and subsequent return to California.
 
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Ruth Hopson Keen papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ruth Hopsen Keen (1906-1998) was a naturalist who studied the Collier Glacier, an educator and Geology professor, an author, and the first female to become a (Park) Ranger Naturalist at Crater Lake National Park. The collection (1930s-1970s) contains correspondence, diaries/journals, a Crater Lake Ranger Naturalist manual, Geological Society publications (of which Keen was president), geology and mineralogy publications, Keen's teaching records from the UO and dissertation, printed matter, reports, subject files, maps, slides, negatives, glass lantern slides, audio, film, and photographs.
 
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Kelly-Seavey Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Kelly (b. 1818) was a 19th-century Oregon rancher, businessman, and politician. The Kelly-Seavey Family Papers comprise the political and business papers of John Kelly, papers of other Kelly family members, and a small segment of Seavey family papers, as well as several boxes of photographs.
 
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Robert C. Kelsay Forest Service diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert C. Kelsay (1898-1954) worked for the U.S. Forest Service and was stationed at Oakridge, Oregon. The collection (1948-1954) contains twenty-one work diaries, mostly regarding road surveying and road building.
 
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Trevor Kincaid papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a professor of zoology at University of Washington and oysterman
 
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Mary Ellen Krug Case family papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence, school papers, writings, photographs, diaries, and other personal and professional papers related to labor lawyer Mary Ellen Krug Case and the Krug and Case families, primarily in Wisconsin and Washington
 
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John K. Lagemann papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Kord Lagemann (1910-1969) was a journalist who owned and operated a newspaper in Quincy, Illinois, and later worked for CBS television and Newsweek magazine. The collection consists of professional correspondence, manuscripts, notes, articles, tearsheets, audio interviews, photographs, a film interview, diaries and publications.
 
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William A. Langille papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William A. Langille (1869-1956) came with his family to Hood River, Oregon in 1882. The Langille family operated the Cloud Cap Inn on Mt. Hood. Langille was a prospector in the Klondyke gold fields and Alaska state forester; eventually he was appointed forest manager for the Oregon State Parks Department. This collection contains correspondence, short stories, articles and reports that focus on his time in Alaska, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Oregon.
 
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Michael Langohr Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Michael Langohr Diary is a typed transcript of entries which describe his daily activities 1899 to 1906 as the first supervisor of the Gallatin National Forest in southwest Montana. Information includes synopsis of visitation to check on grazing and timber lessees, weather conditions, travel distances, as well as applications of varying sorts such as grazing and timber leases.
 
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Olaf Laurgaard papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Olaf Laurgaard (1880-1945) was city engineer of Portland, Oregon. The papers are correspondence, reports, plans, specifications, and drawings for a Portland, Oregon waterfront project, 1919-1933, and other city projects.
 
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Charles Henry Lerrigo papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Charles Henry Lerrigo (1875-1955) was a doctor and writer who practiced medicine in Topeka, Kansas, commanded an ambulance company in France during WWI, and wrote novels, health articles and columns, and served on many medical boards. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, published work, diaries, publication records, scrapbooks, and memorabilia.
 
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Seth Lewelling papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon pioneer nurseryman dating from the late 19th century and containing business correspondence, letterpress copy book, account books and financial records, and daily diaries with business-related entries. Also includes correspondence and legal documents from Lewelling's stepdaughter, Florence Olson.
 
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Ben Linder collection

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ben Linder (1959-1987) was an American mechanical engineer who worked in San Jose de Bocay, Nicaragua from 1983 until his death by the Contras on April 28, 1987. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, articles on political and engineering subjects, photographs, and the Linder family’s records, all of which reflect Linder’s humanitarian work, his political activism, and the impact his death had on American foreign policy debates and within the general public sphere.
 
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Jackie Loesel Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Jackie Loesel Diary contains brief entries and discusses fellow employees, movies and concerts attended, books read, scenic places visited in the park, as well as special employee parties.
 
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Priscilla Long Papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Personal and family papers of a Seattle, Washington author.
 
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Michael Fleenen Luark papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Diaries and buiness records of a Washington pioneer, farmer, lumberman
 
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Hillman Lueddemann papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a businessman and civic leader of Portland, Oregon, including materials related to McCormick Steamship Company, Pope & Talbot, Consolidated Freightways, Portland General Electric Company, Navajo Forest Products Industries, and the Oregon Department of Commerce. Papers include correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, financial records, and ephemera.
 
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Seth Luelling diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Seth Lewelling's Diary recounts his travels from Cincinnati Ohio to California, accounts of his finances, poetry of Oregon and California written by family members, and a list of the names of the Luelling Family members.
 
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James Frederick Macdonald papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence, speeches and writings, ephemera, a diary, and a photograph of James Frederick MacDonald
 
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Preston P. Macy Papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Preston P. Macy Papers document Macy's work in preserving Washington's natural lands both as a National Park Service administrator and a private citizen
 
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Arthur and Mary Frank Mason papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Mason, Arthur (1876-1955) and Mary Frank (1888-1966) were children's book authors. The collection includes holograph manuscripts of novels and short stories, correspondence with agents and friends, contracts, reviews, diaries, and photographs that reflect their work as authors.
 
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Mason Family Ledger

Repository:Central Washington University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Collection comprises a ledger believed to have been created by the members of the Alanson Mason family of Kittitas County, Washington. Ledger includes nineteenth-century newspaper clippings, journal entries, and credit and debit entries for A.T. Mason's Lumber Mill for 1879-1881.
 
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Iwao Matsushita papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a Japanese American college professor and librarian at University of Washington, and teacher at Japanese Language School, Seattle, Washington
 
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Harry L. McAlister mementos of the Spanish-American War, Philippines campaign

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Harry L. McAlister served in the Spanish American War in the Philippines as an enlisted man, Company A, of the Oregon Volunteers. The collection (1898-1899) contains mementos of the war including a copy of a diary by American prisoners, photographs, gathered correspondence, clippings, and other mementos, orders, Philippine publications, and an Oregon Volunteers flag.
 
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John Marshall McCall papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon soldier and merchant of Ashland, containing materials relating to the First Oregon Cavalry, Fort Klamath, the Central Oregon Military Road, other Oregon road companies, and personal business matters. Includes correspondence, diary, legal papers, and ledgers.
 
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Wallace McCamant papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Wallace McCamant came to Oregon in 1890 and practiced law. Later, he was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court in 1916, but resigned in 1918, and resumed private law practice. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920, and nominated Calvin Coolidge for the vice-presidency. In 1925, Coolidge nominated him to the Circuit Court of Appeals, a nomination that failed confirmation because of opposition by Senator Hiram Johnson. The collection includes correspondence relating to McCamant’s support of Coolidge and opposition to Johnson, as well as papers regarding his service in the Civil War.
 
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Andrew S. McClure journal

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Andrew S. McClure (1829-1898) traveled from Kansas to Oregon in 1853. The collection consists of two typed transcriptions of his journal, chronicling that journey.
 
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Frederic C. McConnell papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Frederic C. McConnell (1890-1968) worked as stage director of the Cleveland Play House, was founder and director of the Chautauqua Repertory Theater, and a charter member and officer of the National Theater Conference. The collection (1912-1968) contains correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, Cleveland Play House and Laguna Play House records, Katherine Wick Kelly papers, and stage material and productions.
 
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William Wallace McCrackin Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The William Wallace McCrackin Diary consists of handwritten text describing a trip taken by the author and his wife beginning on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary January 8, 1903. The itinerary included Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Richmond, Washington, D. C., New York, Pittsburg, Chicago, Lincoln, Billings, and Missoula. The diary has daily entries by William describing their activities, the people they interact with, and the weather in each location.
 
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Charles T. McDaniel papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Charles T. McDaniel was, for many years, a cashier of the Stockgrowers and Farmers National Bank of Wallowa, Oregon. The collection contains bank correspondence, personal and family correspondence, a travel diary, memorial letters, and a photograph album.
 
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Wilkin Craig McDowell Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection contains Wilkin Craig McDowell's diary dating from June 23, 1881 to January 1, 1882. A small portion of the collection is also devoted to various account records concerning Mr. McDowell's holding of cattle and horses from July 1, 1883- May 23, 1919. A letter from the donor of this collection, Mrs. Sherman Schlosser is also present, giving a brief biography of Mr. McDowell and the manuscripts themselves.
 
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Isabel Couper McLelland papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Isabel Couper McLelland was born in Scotland and moved to Portland, Oregon with her parents. She was educated at the University of Oregon and taught in Portland, Oregon. The papers include manuscripts of 4 books for juveniles and correspondence with Henry Holt & Co.; as well as a typed copy of an epistolary diary kept by the author on her trip around the world in 1956.
 
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William E. Meed collection

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Photographs, clippings, letters and a journal documenting the Klondike gold rush.
 
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Menefee (Leah Collins) Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Research materials and drafts of article "Cutoff Fever, 1853" (1976-1978) by Leah Collins Menefee and Lowell Tiller, regarding the Elijah Elliott wagon train to Oregon, 1853, and the Free Emigrant Road or Elliot Cutoff. Includes copies of diaries, reminiscences, and other documents.
 
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Melvin Leroy Merritt papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Melvin Leroy Merritt papers comprise family and professional material. The majority of the material focuses on Merritt's profession with the Forest Service, both in the United States and the Philippine Islands. The collection contains correspondence, private journals, as well as professional field diaries. In addition to Merritt's field journals, the collection also contains numerous field diaries of Juan Guthrie.
 
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Wendell Metzger papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of Seattle poet and writer, Wendell Metzger who graduated University of Washington in 1988 with an MFA, and died in May 2003.
 
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John F. Miller Papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a Republican Congressman from Seattle, 1917-1931.
 
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Robert Aubrey Miller papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert Aubrey Miller (1854-1941) graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1878, and began a law practice in Jacksonville, Oregon, served in the Oregon House of Representatives, and was as an aide to Governor Sylvester Pennoyer. The collection contains correspondence, letterpress volumes, a diary, proceedings of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange (1876-1879), a Willamette University memorandum book, scrapbooks of clippings, speeches, Southern Oregon District Fair material, books of poems, excerpts from The Hesperian, a literary magazine edited by Miller, and photographs.
 
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Misner Family Collection

Repository:Eastern Washington University
Summary:None
 
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Dwight E. Mitchell papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Dwight E. Mitchell (1898-1988) was a teacher, journalist, and writer who investigated and wrote about education and teaching. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks and diaries, college and university teaching materials, tearsheets, interviews and biographical files, and books.
 
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Dee Molenaar papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of Mountaineer Dee Molenaar, an artist, mapmaker and author
 
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James Boyce Montgomery family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of three generations of the family of James Boyce Montgomery, railroad construction contractor who settled in Portland, Or., in 1870. Includes correspondence between Montgomery and his wife, Mary Phelps Montgomery; letters to Margaret Montgomery Zogbaum from Adolfo de Bosis; letters from Margaret Zogbaum written from Europe and elsewhere in the 1910s and 1920s; and personal diaries of Mary Montgomery and Margaret Montgomery Zogbaum detailing travels, social events, and family matters.
 
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Althea Moores diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Althea Moores, of Salem, Oregon, was a student at Willamette University and after graduation she continued to live at home, do housework, take piano lessons, and participate in the social life of Salem. The diary is a fairly detailed recital of events, with little reflection.
 
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Harry and Ann Morrison Papers

Repository:Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Summary:The Harry and Ann Morrison Papers consist primarily of photos, articles, and other memorabilia from their world travels with The Morrison-Knudsen Company. Also included are photos of family and friends, articles about Harry and Ann, documents about Ann's honorary degree from Pepperdine University, correspondence about Ann's autobiography "Those Were the Days," and other personal and professional materials.
 
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Harry William Morrison Papers

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Harry William Morrison was a trombone player in a military band during the First World War. This collection consists of his diaries, writings, and a photograph album, mostly relating to his service in France and Germany between 1918-1919.
 
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Francis G. Swedenburg papers

Repository:Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library
Summary:Francis Swedenburg was one of the many Swedish immigrants to settle in Oregon. He began his medical career in March 1907 at the Ashland Sanitarium, joining the founder of the sanitarium, Dr. Joseph Herndon. He became a prominent member of his field. The collection consists of 34 journals spanning 1890-1937, a doctor's call book, a record book, and twelve family photographs, clippings, financial documents, and other miscellanea.
 
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Margery Bailey scrapbook and diary

Repository:Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library
Summary:A scrapbook compiled by Margery Bailey during her undergraduate years (1910-1914) at Stanford University, and Bailey's 1963 diary, kept during the last months of her life.
 
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Carl Richardson bird banding records

Repository:Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library
Summary:Carl Richardson's bird banding notes recorded in Jackson and Klamath counties.
 
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J.H. Hicks bird watching records

Repository:Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library
Summary:Handwritten notes on bird watching in the southern Oregon area.
 
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Thae Murdock family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Thae Murdock compiled this collection of family history telling the story of her pioneer ancestors, the McCully and Hendershott families, and the Reitzel branch, through genealogical research, family documents, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Papers relating to her parents, Gail Berg Reitzel and Raymond J. Reitzel, who met in Siberia while in service to the YMCA International Committee among prisoners of war, consist of correspondence, journals, reports, and photographs from prisoner of war camps in Hungary, on the Russian Front, and Siberia during World War I and the Russian Revolution, their marriage in Siberia in 1919, as well as Raymond’s career in medicine. The Reitzels documented their personal stories and family life in two memoirs, also contained in this collection.
 
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Nathaniel Myer diary of a trip to the Rogue River Valley

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Nathaniel Myer's diary recounts his travels from Van Buren, Iowa to the Rogue River Valley of Oregon. His diary includes descriptions of the weather and landscapes along with events.
 
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William T. Newby papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The William T. Newby Papers contain a variety of information about Newby's overland crossing from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trial in 1843. Newby was a member of the wagon train made famous by Jesse Applegate. The collection provides weather observations, account summaries, and personal experiences of living in and journeying to Oregon from 1843-1864.
 
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Francis Nighswander papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Francis Marion Nighswander papers are contained in a single folder. The papers comprise a journal, personal drawings, letters, and documents concerning the currency question of 1885. The materials are focused around Oregon and California life, as that is where Nighswander lived and worked for the majority of his life.
 
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Adolph Nilsson Fiend diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Adolph Nilsson Fiend was a forester. His diaries describe his work for the U. S. Forest Service, District 6.
 
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J. Orin Oliphant Papers

Repository:Eastern Washington University
Summary:None
 
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Jay C. and Lucile C. Oliver papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection comprises papers of American missionaries to China Jay C. and Lucile C. Oliver, including family and professional correspondence, personal and travel diaries, and official records of the Y.M.C.A and the Salt Inspectorate in China.
 
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Oliver Greeley Hughson papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Oliver Greeley Hughson, a retired building materials salesman, developed a successful program to teach young men construction skills. His Boy Builders Clubs and Minimalic Construction method became a model for schools and colleges throughout the United States and British Columbia. The bulk of Hughson’s papers chronicle the development of this training program from its inception in 1933 until his death in 1959. His personal papers include correspondence, his 1882 diary, day books, and family history.
 
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Our Geyser Trip

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:Our Geyser Trip is journal of a trip through Yellowstone Park in 1882 was written in a leather covered notebook by Lora M. Richter at age 19. The journey began on September 15 from the Richter's South Meadow Creek ranch in the Madison Valley and ended on October 8 back at the ranch.
 
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Journal of a trip across the plains from Missouri to Oregon and of a land trip to California, March 31 to October 28, 1853, November 1853

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Benjamin Franklin Owen (1828-1917) was a pioneer on the overland trail to Oregon. The collection consists of Owen's journal, My Trip Across the Plains, March 31, 1853-October 28, 1853.
 
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Joel Palmer papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a migrant to Oregon who served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Oregon Territory and Oregon State Legislator. Papers include: correspondence; typescript copies of diaries, including travel diaries for trips throughout the northwestern United States; original government documents; letters sent to Palmer's wife, Sarah Ann Derbyshire Palmer; and letters from Palmer's descendants.
 
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Horatio Hyde Parker papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Horatio Hyde Parker was born in England in 1850, and migrated to America in 1869. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 1887, where he was employed in the law firm of Williams and Wood. The Horatio Hyde Parker papers consist of diaries, letters, and other documents concerning the family of Horatio Hyde Parker and his wife, Charlotte Boykin Parker.
 
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Ruth Evelyn Morse Parkhurst and Austin Flint Parkhurst papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ruth Evelyn Morse (1899-1983) taught in American Indian schools and was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and her husband, Austin Flint Parkhurst (1885-1965), was in the Navy during WWI and became a radio engineer. The collection contains personal and professional records of Ruth Parkhurst, including her career as a teacher in American Indian schools and her work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as well as personal and professional (mostly military) records of Austin Parkhurst, and photographs and negatives of Europe during WWI.
 
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Parman Shoemaker Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Parman Shoemaker Family papers are divided into eleven series, according to family members and also by medium. The bulk of this collection consists of letters, notably correspondences from World War I and World War II.
 
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Margaret Parton papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Margaret Parton (1915-1981) was a journalist, critic, and author. She was educated at the Lincoln School of Teachers in New York City and at Swarthmore College. The collection comprises materials that deal extensively with the personal and professional life of Parton and her family at home and abroad throughout the 20th century.
 
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Joseph Benjamin Pate papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Colonel Joseph Benjamin Pate (1879-1964) served in the Philippine Constabulary, WWI, and was assigned to South America from 1936-1942. The collection contains biographical files, photographs, a Philippine Constabulary officer list, diaries and mementoes, 1908-1964.
 
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Thomas McFadden and Hal D. Patton diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Thomas McFadden Patton was born in Ohio and came to Oregon in 1851, where he became an attorney and minor political figure. In 1884, he was appointed U. S. consul to Japan. The diaries describe his trip to Japan; two volumes are by T. M. Patton, the third by his son, Hal D., then age 14, who was with him.
 
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Earl G. Paules papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Earl Grady Paules (1891 - ) graduated from the U. S. Military Academy, and as a colonel of the 18th Engineers he was in command of Alaska highway construction in the Whitehorse, Yukon Territory - White River sector, and then of the Northwest sector. The collection contains a diary, correspondence, a history of the construction of the Whitehorse sector prepared by the Operations Section, 18th Engineers (1943), publications, and reel-to-reel film and photographs of Alaskan highway construction.
 
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Blanche Payne papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a professor of home economics and authority on historic costume
 
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Clifton Pease papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Clifton Pease (1884-1937) was a Seattle publicist, and radio program writer with a special interest in Asia. The collection contains radio scripts and interviews, diaries from when Pease served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (1917-1919), and a diary from a trip to Japan, Korea, and China (1929), 1917-1938.
 
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Joseph Stanley Pennell papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Joseph S. Pennell (1903-1963), novelist and short story writer, is most known for his book on the Civil War, The History of Rome Hanks and Kindred Matters, where he "depicted the lives of ordinary soldiers with gripping realism." The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, literary manuscript material, an autobiography, idea notebook, published newspaper pieces, photographs, and the personal correspondence, diary and manuscripts of Elizabeth (nee Horton) Pennell.
 
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Performing Arts Collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection of programs, clippings, sheet music, scrapbooks, and related ephemera concerning primarily dance, theater, and music, mostly in Portland, Oregon. The materials came from many different sources and were compiled by the Oregon Historical Society over a long period of time. The items date mostly from the period 1890 to 1960 and include an extensive series of printed sheet music, mostly of popular songs and piano pieces.
 
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Arthur Perry papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Arthur Perry (1885-1948) was a newspaper reporter and paragrapher from Medford, Oregon, who is best known for his Medford Mail-Tribune column "Smudge Pot," which was widely reprinted. The collection (1918-1948) contains a wartime diary (WWI), scrapbooks, correspondence, and clippings of Perry's writings.
 
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Lawrence Perry papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Lawrence Perry (1874-1954) was a sports reporter and drama critic for several newspapers, and for the North American Newspaper Alliance, and he also became an author of novels, plays, articles, short stories, and poems. The collection (1907-1961) contains manuscripts of novels, plays, short stories, and poems, correspondence, a scrapbook with letters, clippings and mementos, and a diary.
 
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James Henry Polhemus papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
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.
 
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James Worden Pope Diaries

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The James Worden Pope Diaries consist of three small memoranda books that record his daily activities in considerable detail. Dates range from 1896 to 1898. Topics include routine of office work, family activities, social life, continuing political observations, Yellowstone National Park, wildlife, natural features, visiting tourists, and his work with the War Department. Locations include Fort Hamilton, New York, Bismarck, South Dakota, Fort Yellowstone, and Washington, D. C. Among the people mentioned are Frank Grouard, "Uncle John" John F. Yancey, and Colonel Samuel Baldwin Marks Young.
 
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William Porter diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William Porter was an Oregon pioneer who settled in Aumsville, Oregon. His diaries range from 1861-1885 and describe the weather, finances, events and daily routines along with some notes on his neighbors.
 
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Alfred Powers papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection of original historical materials relating to Oregon and Pacific northwest history, including business records, school records, scrapbooks, catalogs, and ephemera.
 
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Prentiss Family Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:Letters, journals, diary and miscellaneous documents created by William S. Prentiss, Roderick Prentiss, William Prentiss, and their descendants. Topics include Roderick’s experiences as a cadet at the United States Naval Academy and an officer serving aboard the United States Naval vessels Portsmouth, Crusader, and Monongahela, William’s journey to the gold fields of Montana Territory, his search for gold in Alder Gulch, and his decision to return to Indiana.
 
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Pringle Family Collection

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Collection consists of drawings and diaries (both originals and transcripts) and correspondence pertaining to Virgil K. Pringle, Pherne Brown Pringle, and various other family members.
 
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Datus C. Proper Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Datus C. Proper Papers consist of journals, correspondence, family history documents, literary manuscript drafts, galley proofs, research notes, publisher correspondence, photographs and other memorabilia which document Proper's life as a student, United States Foreign Service officer, and outdoor writer. The subjects of Proper's writings encompass the full spectrum of fly fishing for trout, from stream side entomology to the ethics of catch and release angling. Hunting, particularly pheasant hunting and the training of dogs for the sport, is another subject heavily represented.
 
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Grace Guile Purse papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Grace Guile Purse was a physician in Washington, D.C. early in the twentieth century. In 1920 Purse pursued genealogical research in an effort to join the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
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Frederick W. Rase field diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Rase worked as a surveyor in District 6, U. S. Forest Service. The diaries describe various jobs in Oregon and Washington.
 
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Joe H. Rawlins Diaries

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Joe H. Rawlins Diaries consist of thirty one individual annual volumes dated from 1968 to 1997. Information in the diaries includes appointments, travel, consultations, technical data, and some personal observations of Rawlins as he worked as a consulting geologist. Many of the named Rawlins contacts are members of the Crow tribe, and most of the locations described are on the Crow Reservation and elsewhere in eastern Montana. In addition to coal, gas, and oil exploration, Rawlins advised on water well locations for named individuals.
 
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Henry N. M. Rayner Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Henry N. M. Rayner Papers includes correspondence, miscellaneous documents, diaries, and memorabilia. Materials for this collection were created or collected by Henry Rayner, Mahala Rayner, Lee Rayner, and Mary Rayner. Topics include: travel, home life, health, military service, and day to day farm life.
 
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Alfred Renfro Photograph Albums and Diaries

Repository:Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Summary:Diaries and photograph albums documenting Beaux Arts Village, the Alaska Gold Rush and the Alfred T. Renfro family.
 
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George W. Ridgeway field diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ridgeway worked as surveyor in District 6, U. S. Forest Service. The diaries describe jobs in Oregon and Washington.
 
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Ephraim Roberts papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a missionary from Vermont and Maine who served in Panape, Micronesia, in the mid-19th century and later settled in The Dalles, Oregon. Includes journals of Roberts and his wife Myra Farrington Roberts, correspondence, family letters, biographical materials and genealogies.
 
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William Milnor Roberts Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The William Milnor Roberts Papers consist of autobiographical and biographical sketches, personal and professional correspondence, diaries, travel logs, manuscript reports, printed materials, and photographs all pertaining to Roberts' professional life as an engineer. Places to which the materials relate include Pennsylvania, Montana Territory, and Brazil. Activities of Roberts that are particularly strongly recorded are his surveys of routes for the Northern Pacific Railway from 1869 through the 1870s and his work for the government of Brazil from 1857-1865 and 1879-1881. Photographs include portraits of Roberts and watercolor paintings of Brazil during the 1870s.
 
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Martha Roe Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Martha Roe Diary traces Roe's journey from Grinnell Iowa on May 4 to Council Bluffs and the Platte River road. Roe arrived at Fort Laramie on July 2, Platte Bridge Station on July 12, and Independence Rock on July 25, 1864. The diary records routine daily activities and sketchy descriptions of fellow travelers. There is some description of encounters with plains Indians.
 
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Roscoe Ellsworth Young Diary

Repository:University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Summary:The diary documents Mr. Young's cross-country train journey to the Klondike gold fields.
 
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Edgar Rotschy papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a Swiss-American amateur composer who homesteaded near Yacolt, Washington
 
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James Henry Bascom Royal papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The James Henry Bascom Royal papers include a journal of an overland trip from Illinois to Oregon, June 5, 1853-October 27, 1853; diaries, June 17, 1849-February 24, 1853 and December 19, 1853-July 4, 1855; and two letters from James H. Wilbur.
 
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Cora Salnave Diary

Repository:Eastern Washington University
Summary:The photocopied diary of Cora Salnave, an early inhabitant of Cheney, Washington. It was written while Salnave attended the State Normal School.
 
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Nelson and Olive Sandgren papers

Repository:Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Nelson and Olive Sandgren papers document the art and teaching careers of Nelson Sandgren and contains extensive personal records of the Sandgren family from 1936 to 2016.
 
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Carlton Savage papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Carlton Raymond Savage (1897-1990), a University of Oregon graduate, worked for the U.S. State Department helping to craft U.S. foreign policy for thirty-five years, and wrote a State Department publication that would become a national bestseller, Peace and War: U.S. Foreign Policy, 1931-1941. The collection contains correspondence, speeches, a personal journal, political biographical files, State Department's Policy Planning Council and United Nations subject files, reviews and publicity for State Department publications by Savage, a volume of hearings before the House Judiciary Subcommittee concerning a declaration of war, and photographs.
 
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George Milton Savage family papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Family papers mostly from playwrights George Milton Savage and George Savage, Jr.
 
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Hamilton Scott diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection comprised of Hamilton Scott's diary of a trip from Fremont, Iowa to Walla Walla, Washington in 1862.
 
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Scott Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Charles Leland Scott (1866-1924) was the mayor of Springfield, Oregon; a bank president; and an educator in the Eugene, Oregon area in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Scott Family Papers comprise the personal and professional papers of Charles Leland Scott, the papers of his wife, Mollie Brattain Scott, a schoolteacher, and of the Scott children and other relatives. The collection includes correspondence, journals, diaries, catalogs, account books, deeds and mortgages, certificates, receipts, other family records, bound volumes, and photographs.
 
Collection Title:

Frederick and Myra Scovel papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Dr. Frederick Gilman Scovel (born 1902) and his wife Myra Scovel (August 11, 1905- August 26, 1994) were missionaries overseas for the United Presbyterian Church for almost thirty years. The works in this collection are a collection of correspondence, diaries, manuscripts and other miscellaneous items that represent the Scovels’ missionary work and their time spent overseas.
 
Collection Title:

Alvane Cary Seely papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Alvane Cary Seely, MD (1870-1959) was an eye, ear, nose and throat doctor in Roseburg, OR, beginning in 1905. The collection contains diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts.
 
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Eugene Semple papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a lawyer, Oregon state printer, and governor of Washington Territory
 
Collection Title:

John Shaver journal

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Shaver was from South Mountain, North Carolina. He sailed on the Henry Chauncey to Aspinwall, crossed the isthmus, and proceeded on the Sacramento to San Francisco, Mar. 11 to Apr. 2, 1868. Journal describes his journey.
 
Collection Title:

Joe Smith Papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Farmer, Populist politician, and journalist in Eastern Washington and Seattle
 
Collection Title:

LeRoy and Reatha Smith Papers

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:LeRoy and Reatha Smith were Pacific University graduates who were active in the field of education in Oregon and California. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, notes, educational records, photographs and other material.
 
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Sidney Smith Oregon Trail Diary

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Sidney Smith was among the first Americans to successfully make the overland journey to Oregon on what would become the Oregon Trail. He wrote this diary while travelling with the Peoria Party from Illinois to the Dalles in 1839.
 
Collection Title:

Henry H. Spalding Notebook

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Henry H. Spalding was a Presbyterian missionary who arrived in the Oregon Territory in 1836. This notebook, which he compiled during the 1850s-1860s, contains writings relating to his daily life as a missionary, farmer and Indian agent.
 
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C. Eleanor Spears papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:C. Eleanor Spears (1876-1959) was a writer, suffragist, and a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). The collection consists largely of collected printed material relating to suffrage (1915-1930) and temperance, (1918-1947), and to a lesser degree socialist politics and the Christian Science religion, and also includes general correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, and address books.
 
Collection Title:

Spencer Family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of the family of John Spencer, William Valentine Spencer, Cornelia Spencer Greer, Cecilia Spencer Young, and Manlius Spencer, primarily of Yamhill County, Oregon. Includes correspondence; school land documents; military papers; letter book from the U.S. Army infantry divisions in the Montana Territory; and diary of William Valentine Spencer, 1852-1855, including account of his overland journey from Ohio to Oregon in 1852.
 
Collection Title:

Viola Springer journal

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Viola Springer was from Sullivan County, Missouri and was an Oregon pioneer. The Viola Springer journal describes in detail her trip from Princeton, Montana to Harney Valley, Oregon in 1885-1886.
 
Collection Title:

Ira Staggs papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ira D. Staggs (1888-1973) farmed and raised livestock near Baker City, Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence and documentation primarily concerned with Staggs' life as a rancher.
 
Collection Title:

Samuel J. Steckel diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Samuel J Steckel was the owner of Steckels Sawmill located on the West Evans Creek, in Jackson County, Oregon. His diary describes in detail his day to day activities including the status of the mill, his family life and the weather.
 
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Justus Steinberger papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of Justus Steinberg, particularly from his time in the 1850s working for Adams & Co. and then for Pacific Mail Steamship Co.
 
Collection Title:

Isaac I. Stevens papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Mexican War and Civil War soldier, Army engineer, surveyor, and first governor of Washington Territory
 
Collection Title:

Loran LaSells Stewart Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon businessman and leader in the lumber industry who served as a representative from Lane County in the Oregon State Legislature and in various state agencies from the 1950s to the 1980s. The papers cover the period 1927 to 1982 and include correspondence, minutes, reports, financial and legal records, diaries, newsclippings, photographs and government bills. The collection covers Stewart's industrial, political and personal activities and focus mostly on his business activities, and involvement in lumber related associations and politics.
 
Collection Title:

William H. Storrs Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The William H. Storrs Diary (January 21, 1862-September 27, 1864) sporadically covers his activities preceding his 1862 enlistment through his 1864 march from Little Rock to Pocahontas, Arkansas. Important events discussed in the entries include detailed description of the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, the advance on Corinth, Mississippi, and return to Memphis, Tennessee in the spring of 1862. The 1863 march from Helena, Arkansas to Little Rock and subsequent occupation of Little Rock are also described with some detail. Entries concern troop movements, weather, fellow staff officers of the 77th and camp conditions. Other Arkansas locations mentioned in the diary include DuVall's Bluff and Brownsville.
 
Collection Title:

A. Ella Stoughton diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Abbie Ella Stoughton (later Stearns) was the daughter of Joseph Hibbard Stoughton, a Washington pioneer from New England. Her diary documents her travels from England to Asia and New York as well as travels in the Pacific Northwest and her appointment as enrolling clerk of the House, Washington Territorial Legislature.
 
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Janette McCalley Stowell diary

Repository:Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Janette Stowell's diary details the everyday life of a wife and mother at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth in Portland, Oregon and Sitka, Alaska.
 
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Anna Louise Strong papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a female political activist, journalist, and author who observed the Communist revolution in China
 
Collection Title:

Sutherland family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a family of Portland, Oregon, and Port Townsend, Washington, with ancestors in Canada and England. Includes diaries of Roderick Sutherland, including an account of his overland journey, 1855; family correspondence; and papers relating to the estate of James Sutherland, who lived from 1778 to 1844 and was associated with the Hudson's Bay Company.
 
Collection Title:

Sarah Sutton printed diary: Crossing the Plains

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Sarah Sutton traveled to Oregon with her husband, John Sutton, their four children and other family and friends from Cass County, Illinois to Grand Ronde Valley, Oregon. Collection includes one volume of Sarah Sutton's printed diary of crossing the plains pasted into a ledger book.
 
Collection Title:

James Gilchrist Swan papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Diaries, letters, writings, and other records of a Washington pioneer, lawyer, historian, and authority on Northwest Indians
 
Collection Title:

Albert and Carrie Sweetser papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Albert Raddin Sweetser (1861-1940) was professor of botany at the University of Oregon, 1902-1931, and he established the UO Herbarium. His wife, Carrie K. Sweetser (1863-1952) was a watercolorist, a life-long diarist, and her botanist husband's devoted travel companion. The collection contains Albert Sweetser correspondence and notes, photographs and negatives of botanical subjects and travel in Japan and S. Korea in the early 1900s, and Albert and Carrie Sweetser travel and teaching scrapbooks, photo albums, journals, and personal material.
 
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Albert M. Taylor papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Albert Montreville Taylor served in the Phillipine Constabulary. The collection (1900-1966) contains correspondence, diaries, constabulary records and publications, and also personal papers, photographs, and memorabilia.
 
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Bonnie Taylor papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers from Bonnie Taylor's career as a gardener at the University of Washington, especially related to discrimination experienced by Taylor and her colleagues
 
Collection Title:

Olney Taylor Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Olney Taylor Diary was kept Olney on his first trip to Montana in 1882. The diary begins with his departure from Waterville, Maine on March 20 and describes the train journey to Montana. On arrival in the Yellowstone Valley, Taylor recorded his purchase of land from a neighbor on April 25 and kept daily entries thereafter. Taylor's diary documents the building of his log home and outbuildings, the initial planting of his first orchards, mentions several other area settlers, offers a description of local weather conditions, and a very brief synopsis of his farming activities. Other papers in the collection include some newspaper clippings and an original poem written on Montana State Board of Horticulture stationery.
 
Collection Title:

Taylor Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Taylor family papers include a journal of an overland trip from Rockford, Illinois to Oregon in 1853 by Rachel Taylor; a diary of D. H. Taylor on military service against Indians, January 1862-May 1862; and a genealogy of the Taylor family and related families.
 
Collection Title:

Guide to the Gjøa Collection

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:News article from 1970 about the Gjøa ship in San Francisco, and a copy of a diary about the Gjøa's 1901 Arctic Ocean expedition.
 
Collection Title:

Herbert C. Thompson papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:American journalist and historian Herbert Cooper Thompson worked as a reported for the Associated Press in England and France during World War I and in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution from 1916 to 1918. From 1924 to 1940, he worked as a writer and observer for the American Red Cross, visiting Cuba, Puerto Rico and Europe. Collection comprises diaries, correspondence, literary manuscripts, and photographs by Thompson.
 
Collection Title:

The Thompson Family Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Thompson Family Papers consists of two diaries kept by Henry Elliot Thompson while serving with the Twentieth Wisconsin Infantry dating from July 9,1862 to August 17, 1863 and May 11, 1864 to February 21, 1865, a diary detailing Thompson's trip through Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 1891, correspondence, and self published materials. Descriptions include experiences at the battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, the capture of Yazoo, Mississippi, the campaign to capture Mobile, Alabama, the siege of Fort Morgan. Other items discussed include entering Yellowstone National Park and visiting some of the principal sites within the park and the difficulties in managing the horse herd they were driving.
 
Collection Title:

Thurston Family Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers concerning Samuel Thurston, his wife Elizabeth, and the early settlement of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Materials include correspondence, business papers, diary extracts, speeches, publications, and writings.
 
Collection Title:

William Fraser Tolmie papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Mid-19th-century superintendent of the Puget Sound Agricultural Company's Nisqually farm, whose writings describe the natural setting and native peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
 
Collection Title:

Joseph Harding Underwood Collection

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary: Joseph Harding Underwood was an early professor of history, sociology, politics, economics, and business at the University of Montana--Missoula. The collection is predominantly Underwood's non-academic writing projects, including essays, novels, and poetry.
 
Collection Title:

University of Oregon Basketball Exhibition Tour of the Far East records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:In 1954, the University of Oregon Basketball team undertook an exhibition tour of Asia and the Business Manager for the tour, J.O. Lindstrom, accompanied the student athletes and kept a diary. The collection (1954-1955) contains Lindstrom's diary, reports, and also programs and itineraries of the tour, correspondence and postcards, photographs, collected business cards, and newspaper clippings.
 
Collection Title:

Philip C. Van Buskirk papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Diaries describing experiences of a sailor, soldier and Washington State pioneer
 
Collection Title:

Paul and Henriette Van de Velde papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Paul and Henriette Van De Velde researched and wrote about culture, art, and life in Mexico in the 1920s-1930s, and about Oregon, specifically Waldport. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, research files concerning Mexico and Oregon, notebooks, diaries, interviews regarding Waldport, Oregon, books, and clippings.
 
Collection Title:

Letha Evangeline Ward Wakeman papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Letha Evangeline Ward Wakeman was a missionary in Africa. The collection comprises personal diaries, correspondence and material relating to Wakeman's involvement with missionary work in the Congo during the mid-twentieth century. The material related to the Congo, in addition to correspondence, includes missionary publications. The collection also contains biographical material on Wakeman and her husband, who received correspondence from the Oregon State Hospital.
 
Collection Title:

Alvan F. Waller Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a pioneer Methodist missionary in Oregon who was active in Oregon City and later at The Dalles and Salem. Includes correspondence with missionaries Jason and Daniel Lee, materials relating to a land dispute with John McLoughlin and other land claims, organization of the Oregon Provisional Government, teaching activities, and the establishment of Willamette University. Also includes Waller's diary of his journey to Oregon on the ship Lausanne, 1839-1840, and 2 additional diaries covering the years 1841-1845.
 
Collection Title:

Jane H. Walrad diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jane H. Walrad (maiden name Mullen; 1823-1892) was a Pioneer who travelled with her husband, David P. Walrad from Illinois to Oregon. Her diary gives a day to day description of events, the weather and family matters.
 
Collection Title:

Pauline Walton diaries and correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Pauline Walton (1879-1966) was the daughter of Joshua J. Walton, who was the secretary of the University of Oregon Board of Regents. The collection (1927-1963) contains eighteen volumes of diaries, with mostly daily entries, and correspondence.
 
Collection Title:

Alonzo and Elizabeth Wardall diaries, account books and other materials

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a Civil War soldier, farmer, and cooperative leader.
 
Collection Title:

Abbie Ewart Watkins Army Nurse Corps Collection

Repository:Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Summary:Collection of photographs, official documents, diary and ephemera related to Abbie Ewart Watkins' service as a military nurse during World War I
 
Collection Title:

William G. Watson Diaries

Repository:Eastern Washington University
Summary:None
 
Collection Title:

Evelyn Webb Carpenter Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Evelyn Webb Carpenter Diary relates Carpenter's journey from Lancaster, Vermont through Niagara Falls, Chicago, Mitchell, South Dakota, Rapid City, Buffalo, Wyoming, and Yellowstone National Park, southern Utah, Las Vegas, Nevada, Long Beach, California, Seattle, Montana, and Ontario in 1936. Included are impressions of the countryside, her critique of the various hotels they stayed at, some information on her fellow travelers, and financial notations on the trip expenses.
 
Collection Title:

Laura Maude Wheeler papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection comprises correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, publications, postcards, and photographs relating to Methodist missionary Laura Maude Wheeler and her work as a teacher and school administrator in Tianjin, China from 1903 to 1948, and as an evangelist in the United States from 1949 to 1966. From 1943 to 1945, Wheeler was interned as a prisoner of war by the Japanese in China. She was a writer and traveler who was acutely aware of China's cultural and physical landscape and wrote widely on topics relating to Christianity in China.
 
Collection Title:

John R. White papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Roberts White (1879-1961), an English soldier who served with the Philippine Constabulary, was also superintendent of the Iwahig Penal Colony, and served in the U.S. National Park Service. The collection includes biographical material, diaries, correspondence, publications, clippings and ephemera, scrapbooks, and photographs.
 
Collection Title:

John Whiteaker papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Whiteaker (1820-1902), a Democrat, was Oregon's first state governor from 1859-1862. The collection consists of personal papers and photostats of Whiteaker's journals and scrapbooks.
 
Collection Title:

George F. Whitworth Papers

Repository:Whitworth University Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The diaries of G. F. Whitworth comprise the bulk of the file. Genealogies of Whitworth and his family are also included.
 
Collection Title:

Myra Albert Wiggins papers

Repository:Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Myra Albert Wiggins papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, publications, news clippings, writing, drawings and photographs. The collection also contains diaries, scrapbooks, personal artifacts and published works by Wiggins.
 
Collection Title:

V. Williams journal

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:V. Williams was a pioneer who took the California road to Oregon. Journal documents the journey from Iowa to Klamath Lake, Oregon.
 
Collection Title:

Davis Willson Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Davis Willson Papers consist of his diary kept during his journey to Montana in 1866 and newspaper clippings from the Montana Post and other publications that were primarily written by Willson. The diary describes a trip from Canton, NY, to the Penwell Ranch in the Gallatin Valley, May 7 - September 6, 1866. The newspaper clipping topics include Indian activities, descriptions of Bozeman and the upper Yellowstone valley, Montana politics, and national politics during Reconstruction. The papers also include a handwritten letter from S.P. Moore, Acting Surgeon General, Confederate States Army, dated Richmond, Virginia, August 5, 1861, to General Robert E. Lee requesting quinine.
 
Collection Title:

Fred F. Willson Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Fred F. Willson Papers consist of diaries, postcards, letters, printed materials, and architectural drawings which document his long career as a building designer in Montana. The materials discuss both personal and business matters.
 
Collection Title:

Lester S. Willson Diaries

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Lester S. Willson Diaries consists of entries detailing Willson's activities from 1963 to 1865 as a soldier in the Civil War. Topics discussed include recuperating from a wound he received at Chancellorsville, moving on Confederate positions guarding the approaches to Atlanta through their subsequent capture of the city, Sherman's march from Atlanta to Savannah on the Georgia coast, the surrender of the Confederate army of General Joseph E. Johnston, the logistics of marching with Sherman's army, the destruction of property by Union troops, the liberated slaves who accompanied the army, and arguments and in-fighting among officers.
 
Collection Title:

William H. and Chloe Clarke Willson papers

Repository:Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The William H. and Chloe Clarke Willson papers consist of Chloe Clarke Willson's journal and a transcription, land purchase records, letters, documents, and a photograph. There is information regarding the Willamette University and Willson family land dispute among the letters.
 
Collection Title:

Winch family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Photographs and papers of the Winch family of Portland, Oregon, including materials relating to Martin Winch, his wife Nellie Amelia Wygant Winch, their son Simeon Reed Winch, and Simeon's second wife Margaret (Mary) Tobin Winch. Additional materials pertain to related families, including the Rae, Reed, Wood and Wygant families, and Dr. John McLoughlin. Materials include financial records, correspondence, house inventories, correspondence, diaries, photographs, daguerreotypes, and drawings. Also included is correspondence of Simeon Gannett Reed and letters to Reed from William S. Ladd.
 
Collection Title:

Melville T. Wire diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Melville Wire was the son of a Methodist minister from Mt. Tabor (Portland), Oregon, and was a student at the University of Oregon from 1895-1896, and Albany College in 1897. The collection (1894-1897) consists of diaries.
 
Collection Title:

George Wirt diary

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary: George Wirt's diary entries for 1864 chronicle Wirt's time serving with Brackett's Battalion during the Indian Campaign of 1864 and range from details of the soldier's daily life to brief accounts of confrontations between the battalion and the various Native American tribes.
 
Collection Title:

Wu Xianzi papers (伍憲子先生遺稿及所藏文件 = Wu Xianzi xian sheng yi gao ji suo cang wen jian)

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Diaries, correspondences, poems, essays, newspaper clippings, and private collections of an influential journalist and political reformist in China in the 20th century
 
Collection Title:

Yellowstone Travel Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Yellowstone Travel Diary details the vacation tour by railroad of a unknown woman and her husband to Glacier National Park through Chicago, North Dakota and Shelby Montana in 1932. Descriptions include hikes, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls, boat rides, Blackfeet performances, ranger lectures, hotel accommodations, Park Ranger information on the geysers and other lecture facts, the feeding of bears at the hotel dumps, feeding "tame" bears at the hotel, hikes at the waterfalls and the types of scenery on the roads emphasis on the special features, scenic views, the weather, housing, and meals. Locations include St. Mary's Lake, Going to the Sun Highway and Chalet, Josephine Lake, Grinell Glacier, Mt. Altyn, Many Glacier Hotel Mammoth Hot Springs, geyser fields, Old Faithful Lodge Mount Washburn, the Lower and Upper Falls of the Yellowstone at Canyon Lodge Pikes Peak, the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles and Hollywood homes and studios, Catalina Island, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, Crater Lake, Klamath Falls, Portland and Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Rainier, Seattle, the Butchart Gardens, Vancouver BC, the Fraser River Valley and Canyon, Yoho National Park and Lake Louise, and Banff National Park.
 
Collection Title:

Clara Young diary

Repository:Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Summary:Diary of a Tacoma woman's year teaching at Teahwhit Head near Mora, documenting her life on Washington's outer coast and her interactions with local Native Americans, including the collecting of Indian baskets
 
Collection Title:

Yukon diary and photographs

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Diary and photographs chronicling a man's voyage to mine gold in the Yukon
 
Collection Title:

John Zerzan papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Zerzan (1943- ) is a writer and activist in anarchy in Oregon. The collection includes letters, essay and book drafts, and anarchist ephemera and publications that reflect his activities.
 
Collection Title:

Albert Zieber diary and letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Alfred Zieber (1830-1890) travelled overland from Peoria, Illinois to California. The collection consists of Zieber's diary of his journey, as well as four subsequent letters from his father, John S. Zieber.

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