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Collection Title:

James Franklin Amis papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James F. Amis was an attorney who served as the first justice of the peace in Eugene, OR. Records include letters, legal documents, checks, receipts, cash book, one bound domestic bible with family records, and other miscellaneous items
 
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Homer Angell papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Homer Angell was an attorney, served in the Oregon house and senate, and served in the US Congress as a Republican Congressman from Oregon's Third District. The collection contains administrative files, departmental files, legislative files, bill files, speech files, and correspondence that includes over 7,000 letters.
 
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Victor Atiyeh papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Collection includes correspondence, 1965-1976, primarily from constituents, regarding various political issues, including abortion, field burning, taxation, education, and fluoridation. Also included are campaign materials; press releases; reports; materials regarding Oregon Senate committees, 1963-1965; materials relating to Victor Atiyeh's Oregon gubernatorial campaign, 1978; and speeches.
 
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Robert Bibler papers

Repository:Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Robert Bibler papers consist of newspaper articles, photographs, a scrapbook, sketches and drawings, digital files, promotional fliers, and correspondence related to Bibler's commission to paint former Oregon governor Neil Goldschmidt's official portrait from 1990 to 1993 and the creation and promotion of The Amherst Film Cooperative at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1972 and The Wednesday Evening Film Series at Chemeketa Community College and The Historic Elsinore Theatre from 1974 to 2015.
 
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Jay Bowerman papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Jay Bowerman (1876-1957) was a Republican attorney, Oregon state representative for Gilliam County, and acting governor of Oregon, 1910-1911. Papers include correspondence regarding his activities in support of Republican candidates, his law practice and family; correspondence and research notes for a proposed history of eastern Oregon bench and bar; newspaper clippings and political ephemera regarding campaigns; and a scrapbook regarding the 1909 Oregon Legislature.
 
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Broadsides and printed ephemera collection

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The broadsides and printed ephemera collection is an artificial collection containing printed posters, notices, proclamations, brochures, advertisements, leaflets, programs, and other ephemera. The bulk of the collection represents Oregon events, politics, and history.
 
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Joseph Henry Brown papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers of a pioneer and historian of Salem, Oregon, including account of his overland journey to Oregon in 1847, correspondence, notes, scrapbooks, account books, minutes of the Farmers' Club of Oregon, and notes and drafts for his book Political history of Oregon (1892).
 
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Josiah A. Burnett papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Josiah Burnett of Eagle Creek, Oregon, worked in mining, survey work, and farming. The collection (1852-1874) contains correspondence regarding family, mining, and politics, and also contains articles of incorporation of Oregon businesses.
 
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Thomas Joseph Burns papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers, printed ephemera, books and pamphlets collected by Thomas J. Burns, a socialist leader who ran a watch repair shop in Portland, Oregon, through the early 1950s. Includes pamphlets, books, broadsides, and clippings relating to national, local and Oregon politics, and a small amount of personal correspondence.
 
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Melvin Byers papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:This collections is comprised of two letters from Senator Wayne Morse to Mel Byers in response to letters to the editor written by Mr. Byers. It also includes a program from the 14th Annual Banquet for the Washington County Democratic Central Committee and an oversize Oregonian clipping about Mr. Byers' many letters to the editor.
 
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Kessler Cannon papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Kessler Cannon was an Oregon politician who served as assistant to Governor Tom McCall, among many other positions. This unprocessed collection consists of miscellaneous papers concerning Cannon's career in politics and environmental issues.
 
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Arthur L. Crookham papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Collection includes correspondence regarding Oregon history; letters and literature regarding old age and Arthur L. Crookham's participation with the State Council on Aging; material regarding I-205 and East Portland, political issues, and personal matters, school notebooks, and Progressive Party literature.
 
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C. Girard Davidson papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The C. Girard Davidson Papers document the career of attorney, politician, and businessman Crow Girard "Jebby" Davidson (1910-1996). The collection is organized into major series concerning government projects, legal cases, political activities, and business interests. The majority of material related to Davidson's service as Assistant Secretary of the Interior (1946-1950) is housed in the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri.
 
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Robert S. Farrell papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Robert Sylvester Farrell (1906-1947) was a Republican state representative, 1935-1942, and Oregon Secretary of State, 1943-1947. Collection includes correspondence, 1945-1947; memorial commemorations, 1947; and scrapbooks, 1937-1946, with clippings regarding Farrell's career in the Oregon government.
 
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Galloway family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers of the Galloway and related families or Oregon, including the Baker, Finel, Cooper, and Lord families. The largest groups of materials are papers of and related to Judge William Galloway, Kenneth L. Cooper (a Portland City Commissioner), and the Baker and Finel families (relatives of William Galloway's wife Emmaline Baker Galloway). Of note is political correspondence of William Galloway.
 
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Jesse Jewell Gard papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jesse Jewell Gard (1902-1967) was educated in banking at Rutgers University, worked for various banks in Oregon and was an active member of the Republican Party, serving on the Republican National Committee for many years. The collection contains political files, business and professional records, civic files, personal correspondence, and memorabilia.
 
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William H. Hammond papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William H. Hammond (1908-2001) served in the military during World War II and in state agencies in Oregon for much of his career. He was active in fraternal organizations including the Kiwanis. The collection consists of documentation of Hammond's career and colleagues.
 
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Henry M. Hanzen papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Henry M. Hanzen (1879-1967) was a newspaper reporter, attorney, and Oregon political manager. The collection (1917-1960) contains a manuscript chronicling the political history of Oregon from 1900-1960, titled "Power," campaign files of Oregon politicians, Oregon State Budget Director correspondence, Press Publishing Co., and Willamette Publishing Co. files, personal correspondence, legal files and scrapbooks.
 
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Elisha Harding and family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Elisha Harding was born in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, in 1828. Harding made his way to the west coast to join the California gold rush in 1849. The move from Pennsylvania to California proved pivotal; shortly after Harding's migration to California, he transplanted to Salem, Oregon, where he assumed a notable career in politics, real estate, and served in the Indian War of 1856 and the Civil War. He married fellow pioneer Ellen Purdy in 1857, and together Harding and Purdy raised seven children. The collection consists of over 350 pieces pertaining to the military and business career of Oregon pioneer, Elisha Jenkins Harding, 1828-1897. There are 222 letters both personal and formal, signed appointment to office documents, military papers, and business, financial, and legal records relating to Harding's personal business and real estate ventures. The documents originate from the years of 1851-1875.
 
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Collections related to Mark O. Hatfield

Repository:Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection contains several small collections related to Mark O. Hatfield and his political career. Materials include publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, campaign materials, correspondence, and memorabilia.
 
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Charles F. Hinkle Collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon civil rights attorney and activist for lesbian and gay rights. Most of the materials relate to Oregon anti-gay ballot measures and political campaigns in the 1990s and include speeches, research materials, audio recordings, and videotapes.
 
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Darlene Hooley papers

Repository:Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Darlene Hooley papers (1980-2006) consist of papers generated and received by the office of Darlene Hooley during her time as a Oregon State representative for the Twenty-seventh District, her time on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, and her six terms in the United States House of Representatives representing the Fifth District of the state of Oregon.
 
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Arthur P. Ireland scrapbooks

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Arthur P. Ireland served in the Oregon house and senate as a republican (1933-1969, non-consecutive), and was also president of the Oregon Dairymen's Association. The collection consists of 10 scrapbooks compiled by Ireland documenting his career and service in the dairy industry and the Oregon house and senate.
 
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William Leslie Josslin scrapbooks

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William Leslie Josslin (1905 - ) became a prominent figure in the legal and political activities in Oregon. The collection contains five scrapbooks covering political happenings in Oregon (1930s-1971) and include clippings, pamphlets, articles by Josslin, portraits of political leaders, personal and family photographs, and correspondence on topics of local and national political interest.
 
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Gretchen Kafoury papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Gretchen Kafoury co-founded the Oregon chapter of the National Organization of Women in 1970 and the Oregon Women's Political Caucus in 1971. She served as an Oregon State Representative (1977-1982), as a Multnomah County Commissioner (1985-1990) and on the Portland City Council (1991-1998). This collection is comprised of a variety of materials collected by Kafoury throughout the 1970s and early 1980s that are related to various women's groups and causes.
 
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Franklin F. Korell papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Franklin F. Korell was an Oregon state representative from 1921 to 1922 and a United States congressman from 1927 to 1931. Papers include correspondence, 1931-1959, regarding editorials on the Pact of Paris; military leave of absence, 1918; speeches, 1921, regarding the Pact of Paris, postal reform, agriculture, veterans legislation and national defense; and election materials, circa 1930.
 
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Harry Lane papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers relating to Harry Lane, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, and U.S. Senator from Oregon. Includes a small amount of original correspondence from and to Lane; drafts and research materials for a biography by the Federal Writers' Project, circa 1940; news clippings about Lane; and writings and notes by Lane's daughter Nina Lane McBride.
 
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Roger E. Martin papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Unprocessed papers belonging to Roger E. Martin, who represented Clackamas County in the Oregon House of Representatives in legislative sessions and special sessions from 1967 to 1978.
 
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Douglas McKay papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection consists of files on various organizations in which McKay was involved or interested, such as the American Legion, the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association, and the Oregon Mounted Posse. There are political files, including material for the 1948 and 1950 campaigns for governor and a file on the Eisenhower campaign of 1952. The files of the Secretary of the Interior consist of letters, a trip file, appointment books, and miscellaneous personal correspondence. There is a complete file of McKay's speeches when he was Secretary of the Interior. The records of the McKay-Morse campaign consist of correspondence, financial records, and campaign literature.
 
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M. F. Moore letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Letters from M.F. Moore to Mr. J.C. Hutton, Salem, Or., concerning Greenback Party in Oregon.
 
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Wayne L. Morse papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Wayne Lyman Morse (1900-1974) was a United States Senator from 1945-1969. He was a member of the Labor and Welfare Committee, Armed Services Committee, and Foreign Relations Committee and served as a delegate to the United Nations. The collection contains senatorial papers, 1944-1968, research material, arbitration decisions, speeches, financial material, mementos and personal and general correspondence.
 
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Multnomah County (Or.) Wedding Album Project records

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Materials collected by the Multnomah County (Or.) Board of Supervisors relating to the marriages of same-sex couples in 2004, including photographs of couples, personal histories, testimonials, and letters of appreciation.
 
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Multnomah County Democratic Central Committee records

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Records date from 1960 to 1985 and include correspondence, administrative documents, financial records, campaign materials, and pamphlets.
 
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Tonie Nathan papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Theodora "Tonie" Nathalia Nathan is a journalist, business owner, an influential member of the Libertarian Party, and in 1972, became the first woman, and first Jewish-American in history to be awarded a vote in the Electorial College when she ran as Vice-President on the Libertarian ticket. The collection (1930-2011) contains Nathan's political campaign material, manuscripts, and personal papers, as well as material from the National Libertarian Party and local affiliates and groups, including publications, correspondence, meeting minutes, and campaign material.
 
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Steve Neal collection on Oregon politicians

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Unprocessed papers collected by Steve Neal regarding Oregon politicians, especially Charles L. McNary, circa 1965-1989.
 
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Oregon Environmental Council records

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:The collection includes correspondence, environmental impact statements, reports, hearing transcripts, newsletters, and clippings. Materials relate to environmental issues such as nuclear power; mining; oil; timber; recreation; air, water, pesticide, solid waste, and noise pollution; wildlife; environmental education; rivers; land; and government agencies.
 
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Oregon Liquor Control Commission records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Created in 1933, The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has the authority to control the distribution, sales and consumption in the state of Oregon. The records include monthly analytical reports, quarterly financial reports, and yearly financial reports spanning 1939-1950.
 
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Oregon NOW (National Organization for Women) records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The National Organization for Women (NOW) aims to bring women into full participation in society — sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination. The records of the Oregon chapter of NOW include by-laws, meeting minutes and agendas, events records, correspondence, and other materials documenting the group's political, educational, and outreach activities in the state. Of particular note are the materials documenting the group's fight for reproductive rights for women and the push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
 
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Oregon voter digest records

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Unprocessed collection of records of the publication Oregon Voter Digest, consisting primarily of clippings and research materials on Oregon politicians.
 
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Politics Collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Collection created by the Oregon Historical Society containing ephemera relating to political campaigns, candidates, causes, and organizations, primarily in Oregon and the Portland metro area.
 
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Proposals of Nesmith County, Oregon

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Willis Nesmith was a US Senator and a US Representative for Oregon between 1861-1875. This collection consists of documents concerning the proposal to create Nesmith County in Oregon, 1911
 
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Republican Party State Central Committee of Oregon records

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Republican Party State Central Committee of Oregon records include correspondence, administrative documents, press releases, financial records, legislation, campaign materials, and pamphlets.
 
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Max Rijken papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Max Rijken, a Democrat, represented Newport in the Oregon State Legislature, 1975-1987. This unprocessed collection consists primarily of state legislative bills and related papers, as well as government and serial publications. Materials also include correspondence.
 
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Albert S. Roberts diaries

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Albert S. Roberts (1862-1933) was born in White Salmon, Washington, and his family moved to The Dalles in 1865. He was a wheat grower and sheep rancher and represented Wasco County as a Republican in the Oregon State Legislature. Topics in his diaries include his college days at the University of Oregon, farm life, his marriage to Rose Freeman, work in the state Legislature, and miscellaneous personal and family activities.
 
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Thomas Gough Ryan papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Collection includes legal documents and correspondence regarding immigrants (including Chinese), labor, politics, transportation, Portland bridges, lumbering, Thomas Ryan Gough's activities during World War II, and various misdemeanor and felony cases.
 
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Robert W. Sawyer papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert W. Sawyer (1880-1959) was a prominent figure in the public affairs of Oregon and the Northwest from the 1920s through the 1950s. He gained prominence as editor of the Bend Bulletin from 1919 to 1953. In the 1920s he served as the second judge of the recently formed Deschutes County. Over many years he served in numerous important committees and organizations at the state, regional and national level. This collection contains a vast assortment of correspondence and materials related to the significant public affairs and political matters in which Sawyer was involved, as well as materials relating to Bend civic matters and Sawyer's own life and career.
 
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Quincy Scott political cartoons collection

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Quincy Scott (1882-1965) was an artist and editorial cartoonist for The Oregonian in Portland from 1931-1949. The bulk of the Quincy Scott political cartoon collection consists of original artwork for political cartoons for The Oregonian created between 1931 and 1949. The collection also includes other political cartoons, sketches, proofs, and early comic strip works.
 
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Shepherd family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers of Susan (Susie) M. Shepherd and her parents Ann M. and William K. Shepherd, primarily related to lesbian and gay issues in the 1970s and 1980s. Includes personal and family correspondence, legislative materials, files of the Portland Town Council, files on churches and religious groups, subject and clipping files, and a small number of photographs.
 
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Elmo Smith papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Elmo Smith (1909-1968) established the Eastern Oregon Observer newspaper and served in the Oregon Legislature and as governor. Papers date from 1932 to 1956 and include diplomas, business cards, an appointment book, and a letter from C. T. Caulfield, commander of the U.S. Navy Training Center.
 
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Harrison Spangler papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Harrison Spangler (1879-1965) was a Spanish-American war veteran who later served as a committee member and National Chairman of the Republican Party during the 1930-1940's, and after WWII became involved with Oregon politics. The collection consists of five major series: Wayne Morse, Robert Taft, Richard Neuberger, the Republican Party, and Harrison Spangler personal records.
 
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Isaac E. Staples scrapbook

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Collection consists of a scrapbook, circa 1914-1940, with clippings, correspondence and ephemera regarding Isaac Staples' career as an Oregon state senator and businessman.
 
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William H. Steiwer letters

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:William H. Steiwer (1896-1972) was a member of the Steiwer family of Fossil, Oregon. He was a rancher and served as a state senator, 1935-1943, and as president of the Oregon Senate, 1943. Collection consists of typescript correspondence, 1942-1943, regarding Steiwer's campaign for presidency of the Oregon Senate, and manuscript notes, 1942-1943, regarding committee assignments.
 
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Thurston Family Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers concerning Samuel Thurston, his wife Elizabeth, and the early settlement of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Materials include correspondence, business papers, diary extracts, speeches, publications, and writings.
 
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William M. Tugman papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William M. "Bill" Tugman (1893-1961) served as the managing editor, then editor, of the Register Guard newspaper from 1927-1954. The collection contains correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, speeches, biographical information, and also business records of the Port Umpqua Courier.
 
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Tony Van Vliet papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Antone "Tony" Van Vliet became a member of the Oregon State University faculty in 1955, the director of University Placement, and an associate professor. He represented District 35 in the Oregon House as a Republican in legislative sessions from 1975 to 1993. Papers include reports, minutes, agendas and memoranda relating to various Oregon state legislative committees; correspondence regarding prospective bills, funding issues and educational programs; and budget proposals for public educational institutions.
 
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W.P.A. Oregon Historical Records Survey records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Historical Records Survey (H.R.S.) was initiated by the federal government in 1935 as one of five programs under the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A., renamed Work Projects Administration in 1939). All W.P.A. projects ended in February 1943, and most H.R.S. records were deposited in public repositories. The Oregon Historical Records Survey collection, arranged according to its original order, contains detailed documentation of Oregon history and records.
 
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William E. Walsh papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William E. Walsh (1903-1975) was an attorney who served as a senator in the Oregon legislature (Republican) from the 8th district, 1941-1952, and as president of the state Senate from 1949-1950. The collection contains correspondence and files related to Oregon political campaigns, including the campaigns of Julius L. Meier, Mark Hatfield and Wayne L. Morse, correspondence, documents and bills, committee and commission records, and Columbia Valley Authority files.
 
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James Withycombe papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon farmer, agronomist, and governor of the state during World War I. Includes political correspondence, farm and livestock records, Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station records and accounts, and news clipping files.
 
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Charles Wolverton papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Charles Wolverton was a lawyer in Albany, Oregon, a justice on the Oregon Supreme Court, and a judge on U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Collection includes correspondence, 1894-1926, regarding state and national politics, Wolverton's judicial career, personal and business matters with John H. Mitchell, Reuben P. Boise, and Benjamin F. Mulkey; speeches regarding initiative and referendum; and ephemera.

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