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Appointment of James Blakely

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Blakely was a member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers. This collection contains the appointment of James Blakely to Captain on April 20, 1856 by the governor of the Oregon Territory, George Law Curry.
 
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Theodore T. Geer letter to Fred T. Merrill and Company

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Theodore T. Geer (1851-1924) served in the Oregon state House of Representatives, and in 1899, was elected governor of Oregon. The collection (1899) consists of one letter in which Geer describes his work, his desire to exercise, and orders a bicycle.
 
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Addison Crandall Gibbs deed

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Addison Crandall Gibbs (1825-1886) was the Civil War governor of Oregon, a Union supporter, a lawyer, and a businessman. The collection consists of a deed ceding Gibbs' claim to a piece of land on Elk Creek.
 
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Lafayette Grover diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Lafayette Grover served as Governor of Oregon from 1870-1877 and then resigned to become a United States Senator. His diary includes entries on his travels from Philadelphia to Portland and on his relations with figures such as Chief Justice Nelson along with his view on legislature.
 
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Robert Denison Holmes papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert Holmes (1909-1976) was governor of Oregon from January 14, 1957 to January 12, 1959. The collection consists of materials related to Holmes' reelection campaign, legislation, and general political correspondence.
 
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Maurice L. Johnson political papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Maurice L. Johnson was a real estate dealer in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and worked on Oregon Democrat political campaigns and committees. The collection (1936-1939) contains correspondence and financial records of the Klamath County Democrat committee, and also the Klamath County Re-election Club for Governor Martin.
 
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Joseph Lane papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Joseph Lane (1801-1881) was an active Oregonian politician serving as Governor and Oregon's first Senator. The Joseph Lane papers include diaries, correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, a draft of Nina Lane Faubion’s biography of Lane, and photographs.
 
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Charles H. Martin and Ellis G. Hughes papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Correspondence, property records, reports, and ephemera relating to Ellis G. Hughes and Charles H. Martin of Portland, Oregon. Hughes was a real estate lawyer. His son-in-law Martin was an officer in the U.S. Army, a U.S. congressman, and governor of Oregon from 1935-1939.
 
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Douglas McKay papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection consists of files on various organizations in which McKay was involved or interested, such as the American Legion, the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association, and the Oregon Mounted Posse. There are political files, including material for the 1948 and 1950 campaigns for governor and a file on the Eisenhower campaign of 1952. The files of the Secretary of the Interior consist of letters, a trip file, appointment books, and miscellaneous personal correspondence. There is a complete file of McKay's speeches when he was Secretary of the Interior. The records of the McKay-Morse campaign consist of correspondence, financial records, and campaign literature.
 
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Albin Walter Norblad papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Albin Walter Norblad, Sr. (1881-1960) served as Astoria's City Attorney from 1910-1915, was elected to the state Senate elected Senate President in 1929, and served as Governor of Oregon from 1929 to 1931. The collection contains speeches, correspondence, promotional and special interest literature, historical studies, right and left wing party literature, Oregon coast highway information, printed material and mementoes, and official papers of the Governor's office.
 
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Sylvester Pennoyer scrapbook

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Sylvester Pennoyer (1831–1902) was an attorney, businessman, and politician in Oregon. Collection includes 1 scrapbook, 159 pages of letters, printed messages, speeches, and newspaper clippings relating to Sylvester Pennoyer and family.
 
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Walter M. Pierce papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection consists of correspondence, speeches, reports, photographs and material covering U.S. and Northwest history and politics. A major portion details Pierce's involvement with New Deal programs. The papers deal with agriculture, irrigation and land reclamation, public ownership, forest management, and the development of hydroelectric power. There are substantial files on the Civilian Conservation Corps, Public Works Administration and Works Progress Administration, files on significant government issues and minority groups. The subject files contain pamphlets and material on pertinent topics, speech files, bills introduced by Pierce, a newspaper clippings file, personal and estate papers, and drafts of Pierce's memoirs.
 
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Politics Collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection created by the Oregon Historical Society containing ephemera relating to political campaigns, candidates, causes, and organizations, primarily in Oregon and the Portland metro area.
 
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Thomas Lawson McCall papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of Tom McCall, Oregon's progressive Republican governor from 1967 to 1975), who championed environmental and progressive political causes. The papers consist primarily of professional and political documents spanning McCall's journalistic and political careers. Some personal and family materials are also included.
 
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Oswald West papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Oswald West (1873-1960) was an attorney in Portland, Oregon, and served as governor of Oregon from 1911 until 1915. The collection (1910-1940) contains correspondence, campaign broadsides from 1910, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings by and about West, and photographs.
 
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John Whiteaker papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Whiteaker (1820-1902), a Democrat, was Oregon's first state governor from 1859-1862. The collection consists of personal papers and photostats of Whiteaker's journals and scrapbooks.
 
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George Henry Williams address

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:George Henry Williams (1823-1910) was an Oregon politician, serving as the chief justice of the Territory of Oregon, as a Republican representing Oregon in the U.S. Senate, as Attorney General of the United States, and as Mayor of Portland. The collection contains an address by Williams delivered at the Marquam Grand Theater in Portland, Oregon on May 16, 1896.

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