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Lee J. Adamson papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Lee J. Adamson (1906-?) was a certified public accountant, conservative activist, speaker and writer. The collection includes correspondence, articles and essays, editorial letter, speeches and writings by others, subject files and mailing lists. There also includes free-standing volumes and a package with posters and a certificate award.
 
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Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Baker family, consisting of Walter H. Baker, his wife Ida S. Baker (nee Rawalt) and their three sons, William A., Walter R., and Paul, as well as Ida Baker's sister, Mary Hoffman (nee Rawalt), her husband William and their son Harlan, all moved to the Salem, Oregon area in the 1890s. The collection contains records of the Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman family that include diaries, correspondence, photographs, negatives, and business records of Walter Baker.
 
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Josef Berger papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Josef Berger (1903-1971) was a children's book author, political speechwriter, poet, and lyricist. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, and published articles, relating to Berger's interest in American history, politics, and culture.
 
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Borthwick and Saunders Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Alexander E. Borthwick was a Civil War veteran, railroad engineer and government servant who came to Portland in 1869. His son, William L. Borthwick, was a civil engineer and a Klansman. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, ledgers, photographs of the Borthwick family as wells as diaries and correspondence of the Saunders family who were related by marriage to William L. Borthwick.
 
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Burton/Lake/Garton family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John James Burton, the progenitor of the Burton/Lake/Garton families, was an Oregon pioneer, establishing a farm on his donation land claim in Yamhill in 1844. Although the collection contains family papers of the Burton/Lake/Garton families, the collection will be of particular interest to scholars of Asian immigration in the West, and the work of Kate Burton Lake and Margaret Lake Garton to help Chinese and Japanese girls and young women through their work in the Methodist Episcopal Church's Oriental Home in San Francisco from ca. 1896-1903, and the Portland Industrial Home in Portland, Oregon from ca. 1913-1920. The collection contains correspondence, reports, newspaper articles, ephemera, artifacts, and photographs that reflect the Christian missionary work of Kate Burton Lake and her daughter Margaret Lake Garton; and the family life of the Burton/Lake/Garton families.
 
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Calbreath Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:This collection documents the Calbreath and Smith families, both pioneer families in Oregon. The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, diaries, account books, day books, and manuscripts of poetry and prose by Irene Smith Calbreath.
 
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Thomas Condon papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Thomas Condon (1822-1907) was an Irish Congregational minister, a geologist and paleontologist, and a professor at the University of Oregon. The collection (1870-1900; 1946) contains correspondence, Condon's class teaching record, UO Board of Regents meeting minutes, a catalogue of the Condon specimen collection, geology publications, and photographs of minerals, specimens, the Condon family, and fossils.
 
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Davenport Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Timothy Woodbridge (T.W.) Davenport (1826-1911) and his family left Ohio for Oregon in the early 1850s, settling in the upper Willamette Valley. T.W. Davenport was a farmer, surveyor, state representative, state senator, and special Indian agent at the Umatilla Agency in the 1860s. T.W. Davenport’s son, Homer Davenport (1867-1912) became the most highly paid political cartoonist of his time. He also traveled to the Ottoman Empire, returning with the first purebred Arabian horses in America. The Davenport Family Papers contain the personal papers of T.W. Davenport, Homer Davenport, and the Davenport family. The collection includes correspondence, essays, drawings, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Of note are the handwritten and typewritten memoirs of T.W. Davenport and original political cartoons by Homer Davenport.
 
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Eugene Print Collection

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Eugene Print Collection assembles images of the city of Eugene and its vicinity. The majority of the images date from the 1880s-1920s.
 
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James T. Gray papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Taylor Gray (1852-1928) was a ship designer and transportation magnate involved in railroads and shipping in Oregon and Alaska. The collection consists of correspondence, business papers, plans and specifications for steamboat designs and parts, and photographs.

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