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Guide to the Anders O. Aasen Biography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:A brief biographical account of Anders O. Aasen, born on 16 January 1874, in Lyngdal, Norway. He was ordained in the Norwegian Lutheran Synod in 1899, and served in many churches in Canada and the United States. He died in 1974 at age one hundred.
 
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Marion Aronson papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Essays about the August, Friedman, and Chaikin families and a collection of recipes
 
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Iris Thorpe Barry papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Iris Thorpe Barry was a writer of poetry, short stories, and crime and suspense novels. The collection contains manuscripts of poems, short stories, and novels, correspondence, memorabilia and publicity, and published works, 1925-1975.
 
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Brian Calvo papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Essays written by Brian Calvo about the Sephardic Jewish community in Seattle, Washington
 
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Guide to the Christine K. Hansen Biography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of an obituary and a manuscript about the life of Christine K. ("Disse") Hansen. She was born in Denmark in 1883, and died in 1981. The biography discusses her life in Denmark, immigration, schooling in nursing, marriage, and nursing work in Alaska.
 
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Guide to the Cromwell Reunion Memories

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Recollections gathered at a 1980 reunion of the alumni of the Cromwell School near Tacoma, Washington.
 
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Frederick Stanley Dunn scrapbooks

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection is comprised of the clippings, essays, scrapbooks of Frederick Stanley Dunn (1872-1937), author and Professor of Latin at Willamette University (1895-1898) and the University of Oregon (1898-1935).
 
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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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Guide to the Gabriel Aanensen Fedde Autobiography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This manuscript is an autobiography written by Gabriel Aanensen Fedde who was born in Fedde, Norway, in 1843. In 1881 he immigrated to New York. He died in 1917 at age seventy-four.
 
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Sally Miller Gearhart papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Sally Miller Gearhart (April 15, 1931- ) is a scholar of speech, communication, and drama; a civil rights activist; and a writer of novels, short stories, and essays that deal with lesbianism, feminist rhetoric, homosexuality and religion, and gay rights. The collection includes correspondence, academic works, literary works, reviews of literary work, biographical information, photographs, audio/visual material, work by Jane Gurko, and artifacts.
 
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Guide to the Gina Ruud Anderson Biography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:A biographical sketch of Norwegian immigrant, Gina Ruud Anderson, written by her daughter.
 
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Wyllys A. Hedges Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Wyllys A. Hedges Papers consist of essays he wrote on a variety of historical topics which were intended for eventual publication, miscellaneous documents including copied letters from Cornelius Hedges and his son, Cornelius "Toby" Hedges, newspaper clippings of obituaries and other events pertaining to the Hedges family, and photographs. Topics include: sheep herding; pioneer encounters with bears, rattlesnakes, and coyotes; Montana Native Americans; extreme weather conditions; religion; Montana politics.
 
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Guide to the Hildur Larson Autobiography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Hildur Larson was born in Sweden in 1896. She travelled to the United States in 1927, married, and never returned to Scandinavia. The collection consists of a book written by Edgar Larson about his mother's early years, based on her oral history.
 
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Jeffers Family Collection

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Jeffers Family Collection includes transcriptions or photocopies of diaries, ledgers, correspondence, interviews, historical essays and reminiscences related to the Jeffers, Ennis and Chowning families of Madison County, Montana. Of particular interest for livestock and grazing history are the nomination documents and associated materials for Myron Jeffers membership in the Cowboy Hall of Fame, including a transcript of his 1871 cattle drive diary. Also contributing to this area of interest are the record books of Charles W. Chowning of the Montana Cattle Company. The balance of the collection includes: a history of the Madison Valley Women's Club; papers of the Fairweather Pioneer Society of Madison County with minutes, financial records and membership roles and several histories; some financial records and clippings about the Trinity Episcopal Church, Jeffers MT and Trinity Guild; and a ledger of the Ennis Storage and Freighting has been transcribed. A scrapbook of clippings of articles on Montana history and one typed article by Judge Lew L. Callaway written in 1923-34 and a booklet of a news series in the Butte Miner by Frank D. (Sand Bar) Brown in 1927 collected by Winifred Jeffers are present. There are also five photographs and negatives of family members.
 
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Guide to the Jens Fredericksen Svinth Autobiography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Recollections of Rev. Jens Fredericksen Svinth, born August 1849 in Ydby, Denmark. He married Karen Hansen and in 1891 Jens and his family immigrated to America. He wrote this autobiographical narrative in 1924.
 
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"The Jewish Community in Seattle" paper

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Paper by Marjorie Fisher Winston about the diverse Seattle Jewish community
 
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"The Jews in Seattle" essay

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:An essay on the Jewish community in 1920s Seattle
 
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Dorothy M. Johnson Papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Dorothy Johnson was a Montana writer known for her Western fiction. The collection consists of the personal and literary collection of Miss Johnson, and has particularly complete coverage of her literary career.
 
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Rodger G. Kent, Ike Irish, the Placer Miner

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Rodger G. Kent, Ike Irish, the Placer Miner essay in describes Kent relatives and their encounters with Irish, a description of Irish’s mining techniques, and a vivid retelling of a hand-to-hand fight with a black bear that Irish survived.
 
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Jenny Kurzweil Grandma Rose writings

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:An essay and play written by Jenny Kurzweil based on her interview of her grandmother Rose
 
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La Creole Academy records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:La Creole Academic Institute was built in 1846 between the towns of La Creole and Dallas, Oregon as a non-sectarian, liberal arts college; the name of the school would later change to La Creole Academy. The collection (1892) contains student essays hand-written on Academy writing stationery on physical geography, rhetoric, algebra, Latin, the solar system, and book keeping subjects. The collection also includes a journal of the minutes of the faculty of Dallas College, dating from 1904 to 1914.
 
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Jacquin "Jack" L. Lait papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jacquin "Jack" Lait was a newspaper reporter and theater critic for the Chicago Herald, and also a writer of short stories, plays, and novels. The collection contains literary manuscripts, illustrations, correspondence, and memorabilia.
 
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Murray Warner Essay Contest records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Gertrude Bass Warner (Mrs. Murray Warner) created the Murray Warner Essay Contest that accepted essays regarding relationships between the West and the East, and awarded a trip to Asia as the prize. The collection (1923-1936) contains essays submitted to the Murray Warner Essay contest and information about the contest.
 
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Pacific Northwest lesbian-feminist publications

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Literary works, resource guides, serial publications, and other written material concerning lesbian and feminist issues, particularly in Oregon and Washington.
 
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Guide to the Pauline Paulson Hendrickson Biography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:A biographical sketch of Norwegian immigrant, Pauline Paulson Hendrickson, who came to the United States with her family as a child. In 1872 she married another Norwegian immigrant and they settled in Minnesota and had seven children. She died in 1927.

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