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Collection Title:

A. B. Moe - Autobiography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Autobiography of A.B. Moe, a Norwegian immigrant who came to America in 1881. He lived in Poulsbo, Washington, for 41 years and served as its first mayor.
 
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George D. Anderson journals

Repository:Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Summary:This collection documents the activities of George D. Anderson, who traveled from Lyon County, Kansas to Walla Walla Territory by way of Boise, Idaho in 1879, Methow Valley, Skagit, 1880, and had business transactions at Camp Spokane from 1880 to 1881.
 
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Elisha L. Applegate scrapbook

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Elisha L. Applegate (1832-1896) was the brother of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains one scrapbook of biographical sketches, obituaries, addresses, and other clippings relating to Jacksonville and Ashland, Oregon.
 
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Arthur Torgerson Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of a biography of Arthur Torgerson and family reminiscences, in addition to original personal and legal documents such as his baptismal record and citizenship records. Also included are Norwegian language clippings, a genealogical list of Torger Olson’s first and second family members, and Arthur’s application for a homestead in Canada.
 
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James Blakely papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Captain James Blakely (1812-1913) was a merchant and one of the founding members of Brownsville, OR. Collections contains one scrapbook of letters, programs, receipts, photographs, and other mementos relating to the career of James Blakely, Brownsville, Oregon.
 
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Bozeman Claim Association Minutes

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Bozeman Claim Association Minutes consist of photocopies of several pages torn from a bound notebook with transactions of the group recorded over the span of five meetings from August 9, 1864 to February 11, 1865. Items represented include the initial surveying boundaries, a failed motion to change the name of the town to "Montana City," the establishment of fees and procedures for making land claims, and election of the group's officers. The minutes were transcribed by William W. Alderson.
 
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James H. Bradley papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:James H. Bradley was a first lieutenant in the 7th Infantry Regiment, stationed at Fort Shaw and Fort Benton, Montana Territory. Bradley was an amateur historian who wrote about the history of Montana and the Northwest, and his own military career. He was killed at the Battle of the Big Hole, August 9, 1877. This collection consists of Bradley's writings, some correspondence, and miscellany. [Most of the writings were published in Volumes. II, III, VIII, and IX of Contributions to the Montana Historical Society.
 
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James Sanks Brisbin papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:James Brisbin, a Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, native, served as an Army officer in the Civil War and the Indian Wars, 1868-1891. He was stationed at Fort Ellis, Fort Assiniboine, Fort Custer, Montana Territory, and many other western forts. Brisbin was also a writer and publicist. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence (1860-1890), and writings (1850-1891) concerning the Army, the Indian Wars, the West, and Montana Territory.
 
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Butler Family Papers

Repository:Western Oregon University Archives
Summary:The Butler Family Papers is a collection of 70 original letters written by some of the pioneers who settled in Polk County, Oregon, and founded Monmouth University in 1856 (now Western Oregon University).
 
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Albert Orris Cady Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of correspondence between Albert Orris Cady and his wife Vesta from July 1894 to April 1895 about plans for their reunion on homesteading land near Collins, Idaho. Other papers include genealogical material and cash ledgers.
 
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Mildred Colbert papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The papers of Mildred Colbert, author and daughter of a prominent Washington pioneer family, are comprised of biographical material, diaries, correspondence, financial materials, manuscripts, school materials, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous.
 
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David DeMuth Photographs

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The DeMuth Photographs are mostly images of the construction of the Hebgen Dam on the Madison River, taken by DeMuth prior to his death in 1913. A few images show DeMuth as a graduating student, a young man, and in the construction camp on the upper Madison River, and three images show the capture of young elk calves in winter by DeMuth and an unidentified companion. The construction pictures include images of the workmen's camp, the sawmill producing cut timbers for concrete forms and a water diversion tunnel, construction activity in winter and summer, and both steam and horse-powered earth moving equipment.
 
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Guide to the Esther Nelson Berglund Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Handwritten family history by Esther Nelson Berglund born in 1890 in Tacoma, Washington.
 
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Eva Gates Manuscript

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Eva Gates Manuscript consists of a typescript of the early history and founding of Mineral County, Montana, by Eva and Elmer H. Gates. Included are town histories of Alberton, Fish Creek, Saltese (Silver City), Taft, Iron Mountain, Superior, Cedar Creek, Carter, Keystone, Amador, and Deborgia. There are accounts of mining activities, major structures erected in each town, early settlers, ethnic groups in the area, ferries, mills, fires, roads, and railroads.
 
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Lucia Eugenia Lamb Everett diary

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Lucia Eugenia Lamb Everett diary (1862) describes her overland journey to Nevada in a horse-drawn wagon. She includes descriptions of buffalo skulls, encounters with Indians, and the crossing of rivers and creeks.
 
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Frei family photographs

Repository:University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Summary:This collection consists primarily of photographs of the Frei and Wallen families of Latah County, Idaho. Other images depicit farming, logging and livestock. Copies of poems and songs have also been saved in this collection.
 
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William Geiger letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William Geiger came to Oregon in 1839 and worked at the mission Waiilatpu. Letters include incoming correspondence regarding mission matters at Waiilatpu and an outgoing letter describing the country.
 
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Julia A. Holt letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Julia Holt papers consist of correspondence between Julia Holt and her sister Adella Holt describing Julia's journey to Oregon in 1866.
 
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Peter V. Jackson Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Peter V. Jackson Papers consist of business and personal letters received by Jackson from 1868 through 1916. The letters document Jackson's activities in operating his various business interests and range from extensive descriptions to brief notations regarding purchases, payments, or banking matters. The collection also includes banking memoranda and statements. Names of interest include Henry Augustus Ward (1834-1906), David Folsom, Charles W. Cook, and George W. Rea.
 
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Peter V. Jackson Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Peter V. Jackson Papers primarily consist of business and personal letters received by Jackson from 1867 through 1926 (bulk 1867-1898). The collection also includes extensive banking memoranda and statements, and small account booklets bearing primarily financial notations. Names of interest include Henry Augustus Ward, Walter Cooper, Achilles Lamme, Davis Willson, Earl of Dunraven, David Folsom, Charles W. Cook, and George W. Rea.
 
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Laidlaw family papers

Repository:Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Summary:This collection, which dates from roughly 1900 to 1970, contains the papers of the Laidlaw family from Waitsburg, Washington.
 
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Letter to Respected Friends

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:Letter to Respected Friends is authored by Caroline Aylsworth written to “Respected Friends” and describes an epidemic of bowel complaints in the city of Bozeman and her desire for the recipients to send her back a copy of a receipt.
 
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Malene Steen, 1922 - Autobiography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:These are the reminiscenses of Malene Steen, a Norwegian immigrant who came to this country in 1870. She never learned English. She wrote her story in 1922 and it was translated from the Norwegian by the Norwegian Historical Association in March, 1979.
 
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Daniel G. McKenzie Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of assorted papers and information regarding Daniel G. McKenzie.
 
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Montana Historical Society Pioneers reminiscences

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of reminiscences (1884-1943) of Montana pioneers describing their travel to Montana Territory, encounters with Indians, mining camp life, homesteading, etc. [Compiled by Montana Historical Society.]
 
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Jeffrey M. LaLande regional politics and culture collection

Repository:Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library
Summary:Jeffrey LaLande gathered or was given the items in this collection largely over the course of the past fifteen years. He collected the items because of his personal and academic interest in the subjects, especially far right, political and religious extremist movements, as well as other miscellaneous aspects of southwestern Oregon's very recent/current political and cultural history.
 
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Rogue River National Forest records

Repository:Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library
Summary:Jeffery LaLande worked as an independent historian outside of his Forest Service career, and this collection resulted from his independent research. These papers include correspondence with researchers on various topics; files from essays, articles, book reviews, and books he has written; and his peer reviews, requested by various editors, of manuscripts submitted for publication.
 
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Kay Atwood papers

Repository:Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library
Summary:Local historian and author Kay Atwood has written extensively about the Southern Oregon region. Atwood's collection includes her publications, accompanied by her research notes, correspondence and photographs. Related publications, many written for cities and forest agencies, are also included.
 
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Jeffrey M. LaLande papers

Repository:Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library
Summary:The collection covers LaLande's work through the years 1982 to 2011 and contains books, articles, reports, and other items published by LaLande, as well as his correspondence and research materials. In addition to regional cultural resource inventories, archaeological surveys, and environmental histories, he is known among historians for his research on the early explorer Peter Skene Ogden.
 
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Cornelius B. Nolan Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Cornelius Nolan (1855-1922) was a Helena, Montana, attorney in partnership with Thomas J. Walsh; Democratic Party leader; and mining investor. Papers include outgoing correspondence (1888-1896); general correspondence (1902-1932); court papers (1906-1920); financial records (1887-1923); legal documents (1891-1916), and clippings (1897-1922), covering the activities of the law firms of Nolan and Bean; and Walsh, Nolan and Scallon. There are subgroups for Cornelius' wife Harriet Shober Nolan (1894-1918); the Libby Placer Mining Company (1907-1918); Thomas J. Walsh (1907-1932); and Fletcher White (1898-1912).
 
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Josiah Osborne daybook

Repository:Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Summary:This collection contains a daybook kept by Josiah Osborne from 1833 to 1876.
 
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Walter and Martha Peoples Manuscript and Research Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Walter and Martha Peoples Manuscript and Research Papers consist of the original handwritten draft of the biographical scrapbook "Cut Bank Pioneers.” The biographies are primarily of early twentieth century homesteaders who settled in the area and list the names, birth dates, family milestones, and brief facts such as the general location of their claims and later occupations. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, letters, and miscellaneous notes used by the Peoples in their research while preparing the scrapbook. The reel of microfilm, prepared by the Montana Historical Society in 1964, reproduces the pages of the completed scrapbook, along with another prepared at the same time by Dr. C. H. Minette pertaining to the Cut Bank Army Air Force Base.
 
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William S. Prichard letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Prichard left Polk County, Iowa in 1852; was in Marysville, Calif., in 1861; Union, Oregon, 1865-1867; and Rye Valley, Oregon, 1868-1869. In 1865, he built a toll road from Union to Express Ranch, Oregon, an investment that failed. His very occasional letters to a brother, Amos, and to other relatives in Iowa give a bare account of his experiences.
 
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Guide to the Scandinavians in Washington's Politics Research Paper

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:An historical account of the influence of Scandinavian Americans on Pacific Northwest politics and political movements, beginning with Scandinavian settlement of Washington State in the late 19th Century until the mid 1970s.
 
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Hamilton Scott diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection comprised of Hamilton Scott's diary of a trip from Fremont, Iowa to Walla Walla, Washington in 1862.
 
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James H. Skinner autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The James H. Skinner autobiography was written in 1915 and describes Skinner's (b. 1842) highlights of his life from childhood to his mid-thirties.
 
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Society Of Montana Pioneers Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Records (1884-1956) of the Society of Montana Pioneers and the Society of Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers consist of minutes, correspondence, membership lists, and biographical materials on members.
 
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James B. Sperry papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Sperry (1833-1922) was a Oregon pioneer, farmer, trader, army veteran, sheep raiser, and politician. Collection contains one, ten paged history of the Sperry Family written by Sperry.
 
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Viola Springer journal

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Viola Springer was from Sullivan County, Missouri and was an Oregon pioneer. The Viola Springer journal describes in detail her trip from Princeton, Montana to Harney Valley, Oregon in 1885-1886.
 
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Guide to the Svend Svendson Sneve Biography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:A biographical sketch of Norwegian immigrant, Svend Svendson Sneve and family.
 
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Guide to the Wolltveit-Hagen-Neset Family Collection

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This Collection details each family's known history prior to immigration and then follows family members and their current accomplishments in the U.S.
 
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Third wagon company roster

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The third wagon company roster (1860) is a typescript roster of the Mormon emigrant company of 1860, captained by Jesse Murphy. The company started 19 June 1860 and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 30 August 1860.
 
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Guide to the Thorsteinson Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The saga of two Point Roberts pioneers, Dagbjort and Helgi Thorsteinson.
 
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Warren R. Evans Photographs

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Warren Raymond Evans photographs in this collection are entirely copies of informal snapshots of the Evans family, their homestead, and family trips to Browning and Glacier National Park during the 1910s and 1920s.
 
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George Miller West transcribed reminiscence of journey to Oregon

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:George Miller West (1831-1912) was a pioneer and carpenter who travelled to Oregon and California to gold mine in 1853. Collection consists of one 49 paged reminiscence, typewritten and includes photographs. Photocopy is included.
 
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William Henry Thomas Photographs

Repository:University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Summary:27 black and white photographs of the Marble Creek, Idaho homestead area, taken by William Henry Thomas
 
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John R. Williams letters to Lucy Applegate

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Lucy Applegate (1830-1910) was the daughter of Charles Applegate and the niece of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail in Oregon. Collection contains five letters that are undated.
 
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V. Williams journal

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:V. Williams was a pioneer who took the California road to Oregon. Journal documents the journey from Iowa to Klamath Lake, Oregon.

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