Jefferson Myers (c.1860-1943) was a native Oregonian born of pioneer parents, who served as Oregon State Senator, on state commissions, and as a Board of Regent for Oregon Agricultural College. The collection contains material from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition and the Jamestown Tri-Centennial Exposition, as well as personal correspondence, some Oregon state documents, and photographs.
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.