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Collection Title:

Rollin Simeon Belknap letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:In 1870, Rollin Simeon Belknap claimed a hot springs site located in Oregon, in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, that is now known as Belknap Hot Springs. The collection contains a letter of June 5, 1872, from Belknap to A. Gibbs, asking Gibbs to pass on a bottle of water (that was sent with the letter) to a chemist for tests, as the springs he found were said to be good for healing. (The bottle is not included in the collection)
 
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"McKenzie River Folklore: "Lucky" Karl Hayden"

Repository:University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
Summary:Alice J. Doyle and Gail A. Hoelzle were students in the University of Oregon Folklore Studies This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to these students' folklore fieldwork project.
 
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Ralph I. Gifford Motion Pictures

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Ralph I. Gifford Motion Pictures consist of The New Oregon Trail, a tourism film photographed by Ralph I. Gifford for the Oregon State Highway Department, and unedited motion film clips of a variety of subjects, including alpine search and rescue. Ralph I. Gifford became the first photographer of the Travel and Information Department of the Oregon State Highway Commission in 1936, a position he held until his death in 1947.
 
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Miscellaneous Folklore

Repository:University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
Summary:Thomas Hughes was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
 
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McKenzie River Boats

Repository:University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
Summary:Neil Rabinowitz was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
 
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Gerald W. Williams Family Vacation Slides

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gerald W. Williams Family Vacation Slides consist of images taken by Williams that document trips and activities by Williams and his family in Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.
 
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Gerald W. Williams Collection of Forestry and Northwest History Publications

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gerald W. Williams Collection of Foresty and Northwest History Publications consists of materials assembled and acquired by Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the history of forestry as a science and profession and the regional history of the Pacific Northwest. Most of the materials in the collection were published by the U.S. Forest Service. Gerald Wiliams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005).
 
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Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gerald W. Williams Electronic Records include images, word processing files, PowerPoint presentations and other electronic formats that chronicle Williams's research interests and scholarly productivity during his years working as a historian and sociologist for the U.S. Forest Service. The entire collection is born digital and is available upon patron request or for use in the SCARC reading room. Included are materials documenting the history of the Forest Service as well as various national forests across the United States. The collection likewise reflects Williams's involvement in historical outreach activities and events, his interest in forest fire policy, and his study of editorial cartoons as historical sources. Biographical data and professional documents detailing Williams's work over time are included as well.
 
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Gerald W. Williams Ephemera Collection

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gerald W. Williams Ephemera Collection consists of printed ephemera, documents, and objects assembled and acquired by Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the history of forestry as a science and profession and the regional history of the Pacific Northwest. Many of the materials in the collection were created or produced by the U.S. Forest Service. Gerald Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005).
 
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Gerald W. Williams Lantern Slides Collection

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gerald W. Williams Lantern Slides Collection consists of lantern slides assembled and acquired by Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the history of forestry and the Pacific Northwest region. The slides depict forests and forest operations; landscapes and scenery; and birds, wildlife, and plants. The collection includes advertisements for local businesses in the McKenzie River area. Gerald Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005).
 
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Gerald W. Williams Papers

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gerald W. Williams Papers document Williams’ research and writing on the U.S. Forest Service, forestry and public lands, and the environment and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Gerald "Jerry" Williams, a sociologist and historian for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 until his retirement in 2005, spent much of his Forest Service career in the Pacific Northwest prior to being appointed national historian in 1998.
 
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Gerald W. Williams Postcards Collection

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gerald W. Williams Postcards Collection consists of postcards acquired and assembled by Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the regional history of the Pacific Northwest. The bulk of the collection consists of scenic views and natural landmarks in Oregon, Washington, and California. Forestry, logging, fishing, and other rural activities are predominant topics in the collection. Gerald Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005). Items from the collection are available online in the Gerald W. Williams Collection.
 
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Gerald W. Williams Regional Albums

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gerald W. Williams Regional Albums consist of images and ephemera assembled by geographical regions. They were acquired and compiled Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the history of forestry and the history of the United States, especially that of the Pacific Northwest region. The albums document popular tourist destinations, national parks, the natural environment, prominent natural and architectural landmarks, forests and forest operations, mining, trains and railroads, early towns and cities, prominent citizens, and human activities, such as public events, hunting and fishing, and everyday life. More than 650 images from selected Oregon albums have been digitized as part of the Gerald W. Williams collection. Gerald Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005).
 
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Gerald W. Williams Slides

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Gerald W. Williams Slides consist of more than 15,000 35 mm color photographic slides taken and assembled by Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the history of forestry as a science and profession and the regional history of the Pacific Northwest. The slides were used by Williams in presentations and lectures, for publications, and for reference and research. Many of the slides were made by U.S. Forest Service photographers. Gerald Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005).
 
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Jack Williams Slides

Repository:Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Summary:The Jack Williams Slides consist of color slides made by the father of Gerald W. Williams, Jack Williams, during the mid-to-late 1950s. The images depict landscapes in Oregon, California, and Washington; birds and wildlife; and dams and other water projects in the Pacific Northwest. Of special note are photographs of Native Americans fishing at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River, most of which are available online in Oregon Digital. Jack Williams became interested in photography in the 1930s. He moved to Oregon in the late 1930s and lived in Eugene, Oregon, in the 1940s and 1950s.
 
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McKenzie River Drift Boat

Repository:University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
Summary:David A. Yost was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.

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