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Gertrude Glutsch Jensen papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains the professional files of one of Oregon's leading conservationists in the mid-twentieth century, Gertrude Glutsch Jensen. The collection includes materials relating to the Columbia River Gorge Commission, the Oregon Roadside Council, the Civil War Centennial Commission, and the Portland Women's Forum. The material is in the form of reports, letters, notes, and minutes.
 
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Holway R. Jones papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Holway R. Jones was a prominent leader of the conservation movement in the Pacific Northwest from 1963, when he moved to Oregon, until his death in 1986. Jones was a librarian but he spent much of his time working on conservation issues. He served on the Sierra Club’s Board of Directors, 1973-1976, was chairman of the Publications Committee, 1974-1976, and of the National Wilderness Committee, 1972-1974, 1976-1978. Jones was one of the early advocates of the Oregon Wilderness Coalition, serving as its president 1976-1978, and served in other conservation groups in the Pacific Northwest. This collection is in fact only a section of Jones’s papers. Those files pertaining to his career as a librarian and his activities in the field of urban planning were donated separately to the University of Oregon Special Collections & University Archives. Represented in the papers described in this inventory are Jones’s activities in the many national and local conservation organizations in which he participated. It should be noted also that the Jones papers contain papers that originated in the files of other conservation leaders, including Karl Onthank, Ted Snyder, and Richard Noyes.
 
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Karl Onthank conservation papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Karl William Onthank (1890-1968) joined the University of Oregon staff in 1916 and held various posts until he became associate dean of students in charge of job placement in 1948, a position he held until his retirement in l957. In 1954 Karl and Ruth Onthank, together with other outdoor and conservation activists, formed the Friends of the Three Sisters Wilderness (F3S). He served as president of the Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs from 1955 to 1957, and helped organize the Save the McKenzie River Association and served as its vice-president. The Karl Onthank Conservation Papers include materials relating to the proposed Beaver Marsh hydroelectric project, the Oregon Dunes National Seashore proposal, the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, and Waldo Lake. The collection also includes documents relating to a number of associations and committees with which Onthank was involved, and correspondence that records in depth the plans and projects in which Onthank participated.
 
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Oregon Roadside Council records

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Records of a private organization founded in 1932 and dedicated to the protection of Oregon's natural scenery through community efforts and the influencing of legislation. The records were largely created by one of the organization's active members and officers, Alexander Bolton Pierce, Jr. (1924-2003), a Portland architect. Included are board of director's minutes, position papers, correspondence, as well as some of Pierce's personal papers.
 
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Harry S. Stamper, Jr. papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Harry S. Stamper, Jr. (1944-2012) was a longshoreman and folksinger who spent most of his working life in Coos Bay, Oregon. This collection documents Stamper's musical and literary activities and contains information on regional labor history, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, environmental politics, and other subjects.
 
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Warner Creek Fire collection

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Warner Creek Fire collection consists of documents related to the Warner Creek Fire in Willamette National Forest, Oregon in October 1991, and its aftermath. The majority of the collection is the Administrative Record presented by the U.S.F.S. during DISTRICT OF OREGON lawsuit 94-6245: SIERRA CLUB, et al v. UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE.

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