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Arthur Torgerson Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of a biography of Arthur Torgerson and family reminiscences, in addition to original personal and legal documents such as his baptismal record and citizenship records. Also included are Norwegian language clippings, a genealogical list of Torger Olson’s first and second family members, and Arthur’s application for a homestead in Canada.
 
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Barron Bryton papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Bryton Barron (1898- ) was a teacher, a writer, a civil servant, a publisher and, most notably, a political conservative who wrote critically of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Foreign policy. The collection includes correspondence, writings, reports and newspaper clippings.
 
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Cartes-de-visite photographs

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:This artificial collection consists of cartes-de-visite photographs donated to the Oregon Historical Society prior to 2010. It includes portraits taken from about 1855 through the early 1900s. The collection also includes images of locomotives, ships, buildings, and landscapes in the Pacific Northwest.
 
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Creitz family collection

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

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Property records, photographs, newspaper clippings, and genealogical materials relating to the family of Thomas H. and Berrilla King Denney. The Denneys came to Oregon in 1849, and settled on land that would later become part of Beaverton, Oregon, where Thomas Denney operated a sawmill.
 
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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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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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Faw Family Papers

Repository:Eastern Washington University
Summary:The Faw Family papers includes geneological material on the Faw family, as well as 1750-1954 correspondence between various family members. Unusual items in the correspondence include a description of life in colonial Virginia, as well as six letters discussing various aspects of the Civil War.
 
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Grace Hutchins papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Grace Hutchins (1885-1969) was a Communist and radical labor economist who lived and worked in New York City with her partner, Anna Rochester. For several years in the 1920s, they shared a communal home in New York with several other women. Together, Hutchins and Rochester founded the Labor Research Association in 1927. The collection contains correspondence, literary manuscripts, genealogical materials, and photographs; much of the materials relate to Hutchins’ labor work, her international travels, the Sacco and Vanzetti case, and the Whittaker Chambers case.
 
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Guide to the John H. Strande Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Brief family history of John H. Strande and his family.
 
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Harry Lane papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers relating to Harry Lane, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, and U.S. Senator from Oregon. Includes a small amount of original correspondence from and to Lane; drafts and research materials for a biography by the Federal Writers' Project, circa 1940; news clippings about Lane; and writings and notes by Lane's daughter Nina Lane McBride.
 
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Guide to the Lokensgard Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:History of the Ole and Helga Lokensgard family, who left Norway for America in 1857.
 
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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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Karl Onthank family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Karl Onthank worked on the staff of the University of Oregon from 1916 to 1957. Onthank and his wife, Ruth, were active conservationists. The collection consists of family history and personal correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs.
 
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Guide to the Peder Madsen Genealogical Chart

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Genealogical chart of Peder Madsen born 1676 in Nordre Lomsdalen, Norway. His great great grandson, Peder Bjørnson, was the father of Björnstjerne Bjørnson.
 
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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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Pyke Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Pyke Family Papers comprise correspondence and Frederick Pyke's literary manuscripts and research materials.
 
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Stephen Rigdon papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of Stephen Rigdon (1829-1904), and his family, including Rigdon's counts of people traveling on the Oregon Central Military Road. Rigdon grazed cattle at a point along the road, where he operated a station and offered food, lodging, and repairs for travelers.
 
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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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Hazel Mae O'Brien Studenicka letters

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Two bound volumes containing copies of letters that life-long Oregon resident Hazel Mae O'Brien Studenicka sent to her family and friends from 1985 to 1993.
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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Guide to the Trondsen-Øystad Families Genealogical Chart

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Genealogical chart of the Trondsen/Øysten Families beginning in 1606 with Erik Trondsen.
 
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Turner and Chessman family papers.

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection includes biographical information, genealogy, family papers, and photographs the family of the Turner, Chessman, and affiliated families, compiled by Marjorie Turner, the daughter-in-law of Arthur Kepner Turner, physician in Springfield, Oregon, and his wife Bernice Chessman Turner.

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