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Harry Boivin Papers

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Harry Dolan Boivin served for 26 years in the Oregon Legislative Assembly including holding the offices of Speaker of the House and Senate President. The collection is composed of two series: Series I: Oregon Legislature Activity Scrapbooks covering the period 1935-1969 (6.5 linear feet, 13 boxes) and Series II: Personal Papers covering the period 1911-1990 (1 linear foot, 2 boxes).
 
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Jack Bowden Logging Railroads Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The collection consists of research material on Oregon, northern California, and northwestern Nevada logging and freight railroads, logging companies and mills in the area, correspondence, drafted maps, images, DVDs and maps. Jack Bowden (John Curtis Bowden) translated a life-long love of railroads into a career with the Southern Pacific Railroad, two books and a research collection created over 60 years.
 
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Alfred D. Collier Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The collection includes Collier’s extensive logging photograph collection; photographs, documents and letters documenting his World War I military service and family history materials. Alfred D. “Cap” Collier was a noted twentieth century lumberman and philanthropist in Klamath County, Oregon.
 
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Cora Conner Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Cora Conner worked as a telephone operator in Bly in 1945. Collection contains materials related to the 1945 Japanese balloon bomb explosion in Bly, Oregon, its victims and aftermath. It also covers the 50th anniversary commemorative visit to Bly of the Japanese women who participated in the making of the bombs in 1945. The collection consists of memorabilia, personal letters, newspaper clippings, reports on the 1995 visit of the Japanese delegation to Bly, letter of appreciation to the Bly community, reports on the Mitchell Memorial to the victims, books, calendars and photographs.
 
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Fairclo Family Papers

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Materials about the Fairclo Family were donated by their oldest daughter Marjorie F. Brissenden. Content date range for this collection is: 1850-2009. Jay A. Fairclo was born July 1st, 1895, in Yreka. He moved to Klamath County in the early 1900s, before serving in the Army during WWI. He served in Mt.Laki Community Church and School Board. Grace was born in 1895 and had met Jay when visiting from Kansas to see her aunt.
 
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Charles H. Fiock Writings

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Charles H. Fiock documented his life, family history and the heritage of Shasta Valley, California and surrounding areas in several documents. The collection consists of Charles H. Fiock's writings: THE WAY IT WAS! (a hand-bound autobiography), Shasta Valley Review: Stories, Poetry, Commentary & Heritage (21 issues of a gazette with two compact discs), and The Old Globe (a hand-bound book to accompany a floor globe). The collection covers events dating from 1872 to 2008.
 
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Billie DeVaul Fitzhugh Family History Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Billie DeVaul Fitzhugh was the daughter of William and Laura DeVaul. She grew up and spent her life in Barnes Valley, Langell Valley and Klamath Falls, Oregon. The collection consists of her unpublished memoir, "A Short History of the DeVaul Family As I Remember It," with memories from 1928-2003.
 
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Geo-Heat Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The Geo-Heat Center existed on the Oregon Tech campus from 1975 to 2015. Its role was to do applied research and disseminate information about geothermal use. Collection contains materials related to the activities of the Center.
 
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Devere and Helen Helfrich Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The collection includes research materials gathered by Devere and Helen Helfrich as editors of the Klamath Echoes, photographs used in that publication, part of the Helfriches personal photography collection and annotated maps they used to trace emigrant trails in the western United States. Devere and Helen Helfrich were the official photographers of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association for many years, the editors of the Klamath Echoes, and had a long-time interest in tracing and documenting early emigrant trails in the western United States.
 
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J. D. Howard Papers

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The collection consists of correspondence on various topics to and from J. D. (Judson Dean) Howard written between 1920 and 1959 and a folder of notes and miscellany dated from 1917 to 1934. J. D. Howard is best known as the “father” of Lava Beds National Monument in northern California.
 
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Carrol Howe Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Carrol Howe was a Klamath County educator, state representative, writer and an active member of the community. The collection contains miscellaneous materials related to his career as a politician and an educator, and is composed of four series: Series I: Legislative, 1946-1970, Series II: Klamath County High School Board, 1953-1960, Series III: Personal Information and Writing, 1920-1993, and Series IV: Oral History Interviews, 1973-1997.
 
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Robert B. Johnston Collection on Jesse D. Carr

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Robert B. (Burney) Johnston, educator and historian, is recognized for his research and publications on Jesse D. Carr and Monterey County, California. The collection consists of research material on California rancher and businessman Jesse D. Carr as well as Robert Johnston's correspondence, writings and presentations about his research.
 
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Janis Kafton Collection on Klamath County, Oregon Local History

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The Janis Kafton Collection on Klamath County, Oregon Local History is organized by family, location, business, and organization. This series is made up of documents, photocopies, newspaper clippings, hand written notes, audio cassette tapes, card files, sketches, maps, and photographs covering the period 1905-2000. Janis Kafton was a Klamath County educator and amateur historian.
 
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Janis Kafton Collection on Klamath County, Oregon Schools

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Janis Kafton was a Klamath County educator and amateur historian. The collection consists of information on school districts, school buildings, teachers and staff, school locations, school budgets, meetings, and a variety of images.
 
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Lewis and Edith Kandra Family Centennial Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The collection consists of materials gathered and produced by family members to celebrate the centennial of Lewis and Edith Kandra's arrival in the Klamath Basin. Lewis and Edith Kandra homesteaded in 1911 and built a successful farming and ranching business. Some of their descendents continue in the agriculture industry today.
 
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Klamath Commandos Scrapbooks

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The Klamath Commandos was a private, womens military support organization operating in Klamath Falls, Oregon during World War II. The collection consists of three organizational scrapbooks.
 
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Klamath Falls Ladies Community Lounge Sign-In Logs

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The Klamath Falls Ladies' Community Lounge functioned in Downtown Klamath Falls from 1950 to 2015. Its purpose was to provide a comfortable and safe environment for the citizens of and visitors to the Klamath Falls downtown area, especially women and children. The collection consists of 62 guest sign-in logs used during the 65 years the Lounge was open.
 
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Klamath Forest Protective Association Records

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The Klamath Forest Protective Association is a non-profit representing all private forest landowners in the Klamath-Lake District of Oregon. The collection consists of the organization’s records assembled in 2008 to mark its centennial anniversary.
 
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Francis S. and Patricia L. Landrum Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The collection focuses on Modoc Indians and the Modoc War of 1872-1873, John Charles Frémont's Second and Third Expeditions to the American West, and U.S. Supreme Court litigation between California and Nevada about a boundary dispute. Francis S. “Van” Landrum was a businessman, registered engineer and land surveyor in Klamath Falls, Oregon as well as a noted amateur historian and author.
 
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Merrill First Presbyterian Church Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The collection consists of two copies of a publication compiled by congregation members to celebrate the centenial of the First Presbyterian Church in Merrill, Oregon.
 
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Modoc Indian Songs and Documentation

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Leslie Spier recorded traditional songs sung by several Modoc tribal members in 1934. The collection consists of two audio tape cassettes of Modoc Indian songs and accompanying documentation.
 
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Ida Odell Photographic Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Ida Odell was a well known early twentieth century business woman in Klamath County, Oregon and founder of the Klamath County Historical Society. The collection consists of images of life in early Klamath County, Oregon around the end of the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth century.
 
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Donald D. Phelps Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The collection consists of an unbound, unpublished memoir covering the period 1917-1992. Donald D. Phelps was born in Nebrasks in 1916, moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon in 1928 and spent the rest of his life, except for military service during World War II, in Klamath County, Oregon.
 
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Preservation of the Tule Lake Relocation and Segregation Center Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The collection consists of materials collected by the Shaw Historical Library on the activities of the Tule Lake Committee and others to preserve the site of the Tule Lake Relocation and Segregation Center in northern California, the Tule Lake Pilgrimages, the site’s national historic landmark designation and the establishment of the Tule Unit of the World War II Valor in the Pacific Monument.
 
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Nelson Reed and Nell Kuonen Collection on the Klamath River Compact Commission

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The collection consists of documents, photocopies and images from the Klamath River Commission addressing land and water use in the Klamath River watershed of Oregon and California. The Commission was instrumental in the creation of the 1957 Klamath River Compact. Nelson Reed was a founding member of the Klamath River Compact Commission. Nell Kuonen was appointed Federal representative and Chairperson of the Commission in 1983.
 
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Sacred Heart Parish, Klamath Falls, Oregon Collection

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Sacred Heart Parish was established in 1905 to serve the community of Klamath Falls, Oregon. The collection consists of two publications compiled by parish members to document the history and activities of the parish.
 
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Laurence L. Shaw Collection on the Klamath Basin Timber Industry

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:The collection focuses on the connections between the Klamath Indian Reservation and the Klamath County, Oregon timber industry in the twentieth century. Laurence L. Shaw was a well-known Oregon timber man and philanthropist.
 
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Linsy Sisemore Papers

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:Linsy Sisemore lived on a ranch near Fort Klamath, Oregon. The collection contains daily transactions for ranching and dry goods activities, letters and the 1889-1892 journal of the Board of Trustees for the town of Linkville.
 
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A. Harvey Wright Collection on Tribal Termination in Oregon

Repository:Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Summary:As director of Indian education and training programs for the Oregon Department of Education in the 1950s and 1960s, A. Harvey Wright was very involved in implementing federal education and training programs, including preparations for federal termination of tribal status for several Indian tribes in Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence and documents related to federal termination of tribal recognition for the Klamath Tribes and other Oregon tribes in the 1950s.

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