Papers of an Oregon missionary, educator, scientist, publicist, who played a key role in establishing Oregon's public school system. Includes letters of Atkinson and his wife Nancy Bates Atkison, speeches, journals, and ephemera.
Papers of George H. Himes of Portland, Oregon, first curator of the Oregon Historical Society and a printer by trade. The collection consists primarily of detailed diaries kept throughout Himes's life, plus records of his printing business and a small amount of correspondence and other documents. Diaries include information on daily activities, Oregon pioneers, local events, family members, and the development of the Oregon Historical Society.