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John C. Ainsworth papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Commingers Ainsworth (1822-1893) was the major founder of the Oregon Steam Navigation (OSN) Company, the most powerful transportation monopoly in the Pacific Northwest. Ainsworth was also involved in a number of other ventures, including the Northern Pacific Railroad (NPRR) and various gold, silver and coal mining operations. The John Commingers Ainsworth Papers contain Ainsworth's diaries, autobiography, personal correspondence, photographs, and the business records of the Oregon Central Railroad, Oregon Steam Navigation Company, Northern Pacific Railroad Company, and various mining, building and shipping enterprises.
 
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Robert Aubrey Miller papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert Aubrey Miller (1854-1941) graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1878, and began a law practice in Jacksonville, Oregon, served in the Oregon House of Representatives, and was as an aide to Governor Sylvester Pennoyer. The collection contains correspondence, letterpress volumes, a diary, proceedings of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange (1876-1879), a Willamette University memorandum book, scrapbooks of clippings, speeches, Southern Oregon District Fair material, books of poems, excerpts from The Hesperian, a literary magazine edited by Miller, and photographs.
 
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Ruth Evelyn Morse Parkhurst and Austin Flint Parkhurst papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ruth Evelyn Morse (1899-1983) taught in American Indian schools and was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and her husband, Austin Flint Parkhurst (1885-1965), was in the Navy during WWI and became a radio engineer. The collection contains personal and professional records of Ruth Parkhurst, including her career as a teacher in American Indian schools and her work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as well as personal and professional (mostly military) records of Austin Parkhurst, and photographs and negatives of Europe during WWI.

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