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Jacob Avshalomov papers.

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:The papers of Jacob Avshalomov consist of correspondence, clippings, programs, musical scores, certificates, memoir books, photographs, and publications relating mostly to his musical career, as well as those of his sons, David and Daniel, and his Russian-born father Aaron. Also included are programs, reviews, and photographs of the Portland Junior Symphony / Portland Youth Philharmonic, which he led from 1954 to1995.
 
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Wallace Baldinger papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Wallace Baldinger was a professor of Art at University of Oregon, and later became Director of the Museum of Art (now the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art). The collection contains a manuscript written in 1983, by Baldinger, titled, "The University Museum of Art During My University Tenure, 1944-1970."
 
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Charity Fowler Bishop Memoirs

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Charity Fowler Bishop was an early Missoula, Montana, settler. Charity's memoirs, entitled From Oxcart to Aeroplane, focus on her family and her daily activities, along with some historical events that occurred in Montana between 1862 and 1920.
 
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John Ray Bruckart papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Ray Bruckart (1887-1979) worked for the United States Forest Service, serving as supervisor of the Willamette National Forest in Oregon from 1938 to 1954. Bruckart was an expert on Douglas fir silviculture and management. Collection includes personal correspondence and general correspondence, including several letters from Oregon Senator Wayne Morse. Also included in the collection are Bruckart's writings on such topics as Douglas fir silviculture, "The Rise of Bureaucracy," and "The Taming of a Forest," in addition to his memoirs. Collection also includes materials on the Willamette National Forest and the Three Sisters Wilderness Area; and several editions of Forest Service alumni newsletters.
 
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A private in World War I

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Manuscript of "A Private in World War I"
 
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Hazel M. Cunningham papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains the memoirs of Hazel M. Cunningham, original handwritten family letters from the 1870-1890s, and draft pages of the memoir manuscript. The collection includes a bound copy of the memoirs titled, Tapestry, A Partial History of Some Pioneer Families of Polk County, Nebraska, 1979.
 
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1883 trek from Kansas to Oregon, and memoirs

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Wyona Eliza Surfus Gordon was an Oregon pioneer and school teacher. The collection consists of a detailed typewritten memoir of an overland wagon trip from Kansas to Oregon in 1883.
 
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Binger Hermann manuscript of the Baltimore Colony (Oregon) pioneers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Binger Hermann (1843-1926) was a Roseburg attorney and politician who represented Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives for sixteen years and served as commissioner of the General Land Office (GLO) under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. The collection contains a handwritten manuscript about the Baltimore colony, titled " Baltimore Colony Pioneer Recollections, Family Memoirs."
 
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Thae Murdock family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Thae Murdock compiled this collection of family history telling the story of her pioneer ancestors, the McCully and Hendershott families, and the Reitzel branch, through genealogical research, family documents, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Papers relating to her parents, Gail Berg Reitzel and Raymond J. Reitzel, who met in Siberia while in service to the YMCA International Committee among prisoners of war, consist of correspondence, journals, reports, and photographs from prisoner of war camps in Hungary, on the Russian Front, and Siberia during World War I and the Russian Revolution, their marriage in Siberia in 1919, as well as Raymond’s career in medicine. The Reitzels documented their personal stories and family life in two memoirs, also contained in this collection.
 
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William H. Packwood papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William Henderson Packwood (1932-1917) was an Oregon pioneer, who in 1857, was the youngest delegate sent to Oregon's Constitutional Convention. The collection (1915) contains a letter to Fred Lockley regarding Packwood's boyhood, along with a typed memoir of the Packwood family's overland journey to Oregon in 1849.
 
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Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker early recollections of Oregon pioneer life

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection consists of the memoir of Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker, who crossed the plains from Illinois to Oregon in 1848 and spent her childhood in Yamhill, Oregon. Her memoir, Early recollections of Oregon pioneer life, tells of her life in Illinois. Inez Adams Parker traveled on the Oregon Trail as a very young child and wrote her recollections late in life. The collection consists of her typed, autobiographical account of her life in Oregon.
 
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Pelletier family histories

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Biographies, memoir, obituaries, and photographs relating to the lives of Felix Albert Pelletier (1915-1981) and Bertha Hickman Pelletier (1913-1993), who were husband and wife. Felix Albert Pelletier was born in Canada and worked in the logging and lumber industries in Yamhill County and Albany, Oregon. Bertha Hickman Pelletier was born in Yamhill County, Oregon.
 
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James Rorty papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Rorty (1890-1973) was an American writer and poet who tackled subjects such as American industries, Joseph McCarthy, labor, medicine, nutrition, advertising, and Jim Crow. The collection (1915-1972) contains James Rorty's literary manuscripts, journals, correspondence, memoirs, and photographs as well as manuscripts and correspondence by Rorty's sisters, the writers Eva Beard and Marion Bullard.
 
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Lee Sahlin Manuscript, "To Manitou"

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Essay by Lee Sahlin about Manito Park in Spokane, WA, "To Manitou" (typescript, 13 pages).
 
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George Thomas Tootell correspondence and memoir

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:George Thomas Tootell(1886 - ) was a Presbyterian medical missionary in Hunan province of China from 1913 to 1949. Tootell's collection contains correspondence written by and to Tootell between 1913 and 1949, as well as a 512 page memoir detailing his life between 1913 and 1959.
 
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Turner and Chessman family papers.

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection includes biographical information, genealogy, family papers, and photographs the family of the Turner, Chessman, and affiliated families, compiled by Marjorie Turner, the daughter-in-law of Arthur Kepner Turner, physician in Springfield, Oregon, and his wife Bernice Chessman Turner.

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