Phil Brogan was an Oregon journalist who spent his career reporting for the Bend Bulletin. His stories covered a range of topics, focusing on the geology, history, and geography of Bend and Central Oregon. The Brogan collection consist of documents, photos and correspondence concerning stories he wrote and researched. Additionally, the collection of Brogan’s papers contains documents from the Oregon Historical Society and Geographic Names Board as well as documentation from the Deschutes County Historical Society.
Thomas Condon (1822-1907) was an Irish Congregational minister, a geologist and paleontologist who was appointed University of Oregon's first professor of geology in 1876 and continued as professor and chair of Natural Sciences until 1907. The collection (1897-1906) contains lecture notes, writings by Condon on a new fossil Pinniped, and books on skeletons and Pinnipeds owned by Condon.
Correspondence, diaries, articles, geologic field trip logs, lecture notes, account books, photos, and other papers, relating chiefly to Rhodenbaugh's interest in Idaho geology, his teaching career, and family affairs. Includes toxicological investigations (1921) made by Rhodenbaugh as Idaho state chemist during the murder trial of Lyda Southard; letters (1932-1934) from Rhodenbaugh's son, Harold Rhodenbaugh (1901-1951), describing his work as photographer and artist for the Washington Post in Washington, D.C.; and photos of Idaho geological features and the Payette Lake region.