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John C. Ainsworth papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Commingers Ainsworth (1822-1893) was the major founder of the Oregon Steam Navigation (OSN) Company, the most powerful transportation monopoly in the Pacific Northwest. Ainsworth was also involved in a number of other ventures, including the Northern Pacific Railroad (NPRR) and various gold, silver and coal mining operations. The John Commingers Ainsworth Papers contain Ainsworth's diaries, autobiography, personal correspondence, photographs, and the business records of the Oregon Central Railroad, Oregon Steam Navigation Company, Northern Pacific Railroad Company, and various mining, building and shipping enterprises.
 
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Roy C. Andrews papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Roy C. Andrews was a school teacher and administrator in Michigan, Texas, Arkansas, Washington and Oregon. He was a chemistry instructor at the University of Oregon from 1935 until his retirement in 1950. Andrews is noted for his photographs of one-room schoolhouses in southern Lane County, 1911-1913. The collection consists of diaries, one account book, two ledgers, music concert lists, correspondence, University of Oregon material, and photographs.
 
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A.P. Dennison papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Originally from Maine, A. P. Dennison (1827-?) held numerous minor political offices in the Oregon Territory, including Adjutant General. The papers consist of receipts, letters of appointment, reports, and a bound scrapbook.
 
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Barbara Fealy Landscape Architect records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Barbara Fealy (1903 - December 30, 2000) was a landscape architect who practiced primarily in the Pacific Northwest. The Barbara Fealy Landscape Architect Records include her firm’s architectural drawings, miscellaneous files, photographs from jobs, and client files.
 
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Charles Wellington Furlong papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Charles Wellington Furlong (1874-1967) was an explorer, writer, lecturer, an artist, a college professor, a scientist, a cowboy, a collector, and a foreign correspondent to name but a few of his 'trades.' The collection contains biographical and military records, manuscripts, articles and lectures by Furlong, notebooks and journals, Philippine Island material, photographs and daguerreotypes, correspondence, audio recordings and books.
 
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Sally Miller Gearhart papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Sally Miller Gearhart (April 15, 1931- ) is a scholar of speech, communication, and drama; a civil rights activist; and a writer of novels, short stories, and essays that deal with lesbianism, feminist rhetoric, homosexuality and religion, and gay rights. The collection includes correspondence, academic works, literary works, reviews of literary work, biographical information, photographs, audio/visual material, work by Jane Gurko, and artifacts.
 
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Manners and Customs Collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection created by the Oregon Historical Society containing ephemera related to social life and customs, primarily in Oregon and Portland. Includes autograph books; calendars; invitations; greeting cards of all kinds; personal scrapbooks; and materials relating to exhibitions, expositions, celebrations, holidays, special events, sports, weddings, and patriotism. Most of the materials date from circa 1880-1970, with special emphasis on the early 20th century.
 
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Robert Aubrey Miller papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert Aubrey Miller (1854-1941) graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1878, and began a law practice in Jacksonville, Oregon, served in the Oregon House of Representatives, and was as an aide to Governor Sylvester Pennoyer. The collection contains correspondence, letterpress volumes, a diary, proceedings of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange (1876-1879), a Willamette University memorandum book, scrapbooks of clippings, speeches, Southern Oregon District Fair material, books of poems, excerpts from The Hesperian, a literary magazine edited by Miller, and photographs.
 
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Margaret Parton papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Margaret Parton (1915-1981) was a journalist, critic, and author. She was educated at the Lincoln School of Teachers in New York City and at Swarthmore College. The collection comprises materials that deal extensively with the personal and professional life of Parton and her family at home and abroad throughout the 20th century.
 
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Edith Winifred Simester papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Edith Simester was a Christian missionary in China and later Brazil, serving from the 1930s through the 1950s. The collection includes incoming correspondence and transcriptions of letters to her mother.

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