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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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Joel Palmer papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Joel Palmer (1810-1881) began his political career in Indiana, where he served as a state legislator until he came to Oregon in 1847. Shortly after his arrival, Palmer became Superintendent of Indian Affairs, a post he held until 1857. He also served as an Oregon state representative and senator, and was a losing candidate in the 1870 governor's race. The Joel Palmer Papers comprise correspondence, official records of the Oregon Superintendency, U.S. Office of Indian Affairs, documents relating to the Siletz Indian Reservation, photographs, and miscellaneous papers. The collection includes a notebook documenting the 1847 publication of Palmer's Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains, his account of his 1845 journey to Oregon.
 
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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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Clark Moor Will papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Clark Moor Will papers contain materials concerning the Aurora Colony of Marion County, Oregon and the Salem Water Department. The Aurora Materials cover all aspects of the colony, including the band, music, women, daily life, site maps, correspondence and architecture. The collection also includes manuscripts and articles written by other authors concerning the Aurora Colony. The Salem Water Department materials cover the history of the department and Salem's water supply, as well as speech transcripts. The collection includes two solander cases of oversize materials.

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