The Ashmore Family papers are divided according to family member and also by medium. This collection consists of correspondence, writings by and about William and Lida Ashmore and other members of their family, memorabilia, photographs, and Chinese artwork.
Judge John Breckenridge Waldo (1844-1907) was a conservationist who explored Oregon's Cascade Range and sought to protect it as a forest reserve. The collection includes his diary, 1891-1907; letters, journals, and photographs by Waldo on his travels in the Cascade Range, 1880-1907; and two periodical articles about Waldo and his conservation efforts published in 1984 and 1989. The materials in the collection present a portrait of Oregon’s Cascade Range at the time it came under protection as a national forest reserve from the perspective of one who knew it well and cared for it deeply.