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Collection Title:James W. Eckersley scrapbooks,
Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Two (2) scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, correspondence, certificates, and ephemera relating to the career of State Representative James W. Eckersley of Oswego, Oregon, political developments, and construction of the new state capitol, circa 1934-1937. Also includes "Who's Who for Oregon, 1948-1949."
 
Collection Title:Ralph I. Gifford Photographs
Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Ralph I. Gifford Photographs consist of images taken by Gifford throughout Oregon, primarily during the 1930s and 1940s. The photographs depict many Oregon landmarks and scenes, including the Oregon Coast, Crater Lake, Mount Hood, the Wallowa Mountains, and the Snake River Canyon. The collection includes numerous images of sport fishing as well as several photographs of Native Americans. Ralph Gifford was the son of Benjamin A. Gifford and took over his father's Portland photography business around 1920. In 1936, Ralph became the first photographer of the newly established Travel and Information Department of the Oregon State Highway Department, a position he held until his death in 1947.
 
Collection Title:Wanda Gifford Photographs
Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Wanda Gifford Photographs consist of images taken by Wanda Gifford during the late 1940s and 1950s that document post-war Salem, Oregon; agriculture in the Willamette Valley; and scenic views of Oregon landmarks, the northern Cascades in Washington, Glacier National Park in Montana. After Ralph Gifford's death in 1947, his wife Wanda Muir Gifford took over the family's photography business and continued to take and sell photographs through the mid-1950s.
 
Collection Title:Gifford Photographic Collection
Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gifford Photographic Collection consists primarily of photographs taken by four Gifford Family photographers: Ralph I. Gifford; his father, Benjamin A. Gifford; his wife, Wanda Gifford; and his son, Ben L. Gifford. The collection also includes motion pictures filmed by Ralph I Gifford, some photographs for whom the photographer is not identified, images by other photographers, and documentary materials. The Gifford Family's photographic work began in 1888, when Benjamin A. Gifford emigrated to Portland, and continued into the 1950s. The collection documents Oregon landmarks and scenic views on the Oregon coast and in the Cascade Mountains, Willamette Valley, and central and eastern Oregon; agriculture in Oregon; and Native Americans, especially of the Columbia Plateau.
 
Collection Title:Francis Keally papers
Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Francis Keally was architect of the Oregon State capitol, and was consulted about alterations to it.
 
Collection Title:Morris H. Whitehouse Architectural Collection
Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:The collection documents much of the work of Morris H. Whitehouse (1878-1944), Portland, Or.-based architect whose firms and successors operated for 77 years, making it the longest lived architectural firm in Oregon history. The collection consists of architectural drawings (circa 1905-1974), including details, elevations, perspectives, plans, sections, sketches, tracings, and blueprints that trace the design development of hundreds of residential, commercial and government projects. The collection also contains records (circa 1910-1969), including contracts, correspondence, estimates, invoices, notes, and specifications. Many records correspond with sets of architectural drawings and provide detailed historic overviews of an assortment of jobs, particularly residences. The majority of the drawings and records in the collection are connected with projects in Portland, Or. Some jobs are included from various cities and towns in Oregon and Washington state. The collection also includes a small amount of Whitehouse's early personal papers (circa 1905-1919).

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