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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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Jacob Avshalomov papers.

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

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of historian Thompson Coit Elliott who came west to Walla Walla, Washington in 1886. Includes correspondence, notes, copies of historical documents, speeches, published articles, and publication manuscripts on subjects relating to early exploration and trade in Inland Empire of the Pacific Northwest and the Oregon coast.
 
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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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Portland Youth Philharmonic (Portland Junior Symphony Orchestra) records

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:The Portland Youth Philharmonic (Portland Junior Symphony Orchestra) records consist of sound recordings of orchestral performances, concert reviews, and documents relating to the youth orchestra’s tours in the United States, Europe, and Japan, during the tenure of directors Jacques Gershkovitch (1924-1953) and Jacob Avshalomov (1954-1995). The Portland Junior Symphony, America’s first youth orchestra, was founded in 1924, and was renamed Portland Youth Philharmonic in 1978. The collection also contains the manuscript for the book The Concerts Reviewed: 65 Years of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, compiled by Jacob and Doris Avshalomov.
 
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Prose and Poetry Collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection created by the Oregon Historical Society containing essays, stories, poems, and other writings, mostly in manuscript and typescript form, and largely by Oregon authors.
 
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Jay Ellis Ransom papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Writings, correspondence and ephemera related to Jay Ellis Ransom's life and work.
 
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Eugene E. Snyder papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a writer and historian of Portland, Oregon, including research materials, drafts, and manuscripts of his books on Portland and Oregon history.

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