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Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Ava Williams (1912-2003) performed as a popular music singer and pianist on stages on both coasts of the United States from 1939 to the late 1990s. She grew up in Eastern Oregon and spent her final years in Portland. In the intervening years, she lived and worked in California, New York City, Provincetown (Mass.), Boston, and Philadelphia. Her personal collection spans from her childhood to her death, and includes papers, photographs, sound and audiovisual recordings, mostly pertaining to her musical career. The collection also includes family papers and photographs dating back to 1880.
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Jacob Avshalomov papers.

Repository:Oregon Historical Society 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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Joseph L. Miller Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers include in-depth material on Joseph L. Miller's crusade to collect and organize information on the Bull Run Reserve and watershed and to expand public awareness of threats to its famed pristine water through formation of the Bull Run Interest Group (BRIG) and lawsuits he initiated against the U.S. Forest Service. Bull Run is the main source of water for Portland, Or., and other smaller communities in the area.

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