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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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Clarence Leroy Andrews papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Clarence Leroy Andrews was an employee of the Interior Department Bureau of Education and Reindeer Service in Alaska in the 1920s. He focused on Eskimos and their use of reindeer herds, writing several books about Eskimo life in Alaska. He was especially concerned with corporations which exploited reindeer herds, and led a campaign in the 1930s to remove Carl Momen of Seattle from control of the reindeer industry. The C. L. Andrews papers consist largely of business and personal correspondence, published and unpublished manuscripts, and photographs. Important to the collection are the W. T. Lopp files that relate to education in Alaska and the reindeer service from 1908-1939.
 
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Bean and Condon Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert Sharp Bean (1854-1931) was an Oregon judge who served in circuit court, the state supreme court, and in the U.S. district court. Thomas Condon (1822-1907) was an Irish Congregational minister, geologist, and paleontologist, and professor at the University of Oregon Collection comprises correspondence, biographical and genealogical material, documents, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and photographs divided into two segments centered around Robert S. Bean and his father in law Thomas Condon.
 
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Henry J. Biddle papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Henry J. Biddle (1862-1928) was an engineer and an amateur botanist. The collection consists of diaries, trip logs, account books, correspondence, manuscripts, sketch and survey maps, and photograph prints and albums.
 
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Walter S. Bowman photographs

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Walter S. Bowman (1865-1938) was a professional photographer who worked in Pendleton, Oregon, from the late 1880s to the mid 1930s. Bowman's photographs document daily life in Eastern Oregon, including special events such as the Pendleton Round-Up. The collection consists of almost 800 negatives and prints representative of the span of the photographer's work, but his noted images of tribal people were largely destroyed after his death.
 
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Broadsides and printed ephemera collection

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The broadsides and printed ephemera collection is an artificial collection containing printed posters, notices, proclamations, brochures, advertisements, leaflets, programs, and other ephemera. The bulk of the collection represents Oregon events, politics, and history.
 
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Capital National Bank records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Founded by John Henry Albert and R. S. Wallace in 1885, the Capital National Bank was a prominent financial institution in Salem, Oregon. The collection consists of corporate records, correspondence, financial statements, administrative files, miscellaneous files, accounting and bookkeeping volumes, photographs, and three copper printer's cuts.
 
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Ralph Works Chaney papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ralph W. Chaney was an paleobotanist, an author, and a long-time member of the U.S. Park Service Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings and Monuments, and of the Save the Redwoods League. The collection contains professional correspondence, paleobotany research, mounted botany specimens, manuscripts and published material, Carnegie Institution research work material, Berkeley faculty material including lectures, correspondence, and committee work, Save the Redwoods League files, manuscripts of books and articles, and photographs.
 
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Harry Albert Herzog architectural plans, specifications, and photographs

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Harry A. Herzog (1893-) was an architect in practice in Portland, Oregon, in the firm of Bennes & Herzog. Collection comprises architectural tracings, renderings, specifications and photographs for 27 commercial and residential architecture projects in the Portland, Oregon area by American architect Harry Albert Herzog.
 
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Leslie D. Howell architectural drawings

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Leslie D. Howell (1884-1969) was an architect and engineer in the Portland firm of Knighton & Howell. The projects are documented in architectural drawings and photographs, and consist of residences, commercial structures, educational institutions, and state offices, from 1912 to 1952.
 
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J.W. Sweeney Construction Company photographs

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection consists of 111 black and white photographic prints of road and railroad construction projects that the J.W. Sweeney Construction Company undertook throughout Oregon from 1904 to 1926.
 
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Ellis Fuller Lawrence papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ellis F. Lawrence was an American architect. Conllection includes correspondence, architectural drawings, and photographs relating to projects undertaken by Lawrence & Holford, or McNaughton, Raymond & Lawrence, mainly in Oregon and Washington, from 1909 to 1924.
 
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Charles Louis Marshall papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Charles L. Marshall (1882-1957) was a mining engineer and surveyor. He was born in Portland, Oregon and educated at the University of Oregon, graduating in 1911 or 1912. The papers include a diary, Jan. 1907 to June 1908, describing Marshall's labors in the R and S gold mine, Curry County, Ore. The second volume of the diary has 10 pages of "Mining stories," folklore of southern Oregon and northern California mines. There are two account books showing receipts and expenses at the R and S mine, 1906-1908, and of Marshall's years at the University of Oregon, 1908-1911. From July to December 1918 he was an enlisted man in the U. S. Army, stationed at Washington Barracks, D.C. There are 41 letters, Marshall to his mother, describing his experience in Co. E, 1st Replacement Regt. Engineers. The photograph portion of the collection consists of three albums of photographs black and white prints, real photo postcards, a few commercial postcards, and 17 glass plate negatives. The dates for almost all of the images are from around 1905-1915, with the largest concentration from 1911-1912. The photographs cover mining operations in Southern Oregon, including the Bohemia mines, Lucky Boy mine, Treasure Mine, Crystal Mine, and the Champion (or Champiom) Mine. Also included are images of bridge construction in the Portland area, construction of the Walterville power plant, and Eugene's Municipal Power plant. There are also prints from several trips taken in Oregon and the Northwest, as well as postcards from a trip to South America by a friend. Several real photo postcards of the University of Oregon campus from 1911 are in the collection, a few of which are included in the 1913 Oregana. There are pictures of the buildings as well as of construction of the tennis courts and photographs from a track meet.
 
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Bailey Millard papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Bailey Millard (1859-1941) was a printer, journalist and publisher who published works by upcoming authors like Jack London and Joaquin Miller. The collection includes correspondence, an autobiography, a biography of Edwin Markham, two albums of Oregon life in the 1880s-1890s, and eight images of literary figures including Jack London, Frank Norris, Edwin Markham, David Graham Phillips, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
 
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Joaquin Miller papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Joaquin Miller (1837-1913) was the pen name of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller, a Northwest writer, newspaper publisher, and poet. The collection (1868-1960) contains correspondence and published works by Miller, and also material collected by Pherne Miller regarding her Uncle Joaquin, including photographs, as well as her personal papers.
 
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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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Randall V. Mills papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Randall Vause Mills joined the University of Oregon English faculty in 1938. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mills wrote two books and numerous articles on transportation in the Pacific Northwest. He also wrote articles on bridge construction and location. In addition, Mills was interested in folklore, and was the founder and first president of the Oregon Folklore Society. The collection largely consists of correspondence, manuscripts, research material and notecards, printed material, photographs, and scrapbooks pertaining to transportation in the Pacific Northwest and folklore.
 
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Jefferson Myers papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jefferson Myers (c.1860-1943) was a native Oregonian born of pioneer parents, who served as Oregon State Senator, on state commissions, and as a Board of Regent for Oregon Agricultural College. The collection contains material from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition and the Jamestown Tri-Centennial Exposition, as well as personal correspondence, some Oregon state documents, 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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Edward and William Partridge photographs

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Edward J. Partridge (1856-1891) and his brother, William H. Partridge (1860-1939), were important photographers active in Oregon, Alaska, and San Francisco. The collection consists of seventy images, primarily vintage prints. Other Partridge images appear in the Day collection and the Angelus Studio collection.
 
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Gerald Robinson photographs

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Gerald H. Robinson (1927-) is a fine art photographer and photography advocate as well as a noted Portland attorney. He was a founding member of the Friends of Photography and Portland's Group 15, has exhibited his work widely, and served as an instructor in photography at several colleges. The collection consists of matted and signed prints dating from 1949-2000, as well as 14 prints created by his associates: Bernard Freemesser (8), Larry Smith (1), Max Allard (2), Marvin R. Goodman (2), and Bob Barnes (1).
 
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A.C. Shelton photographs

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Alfred Cooper Shelton (b. 1891) was a zoological student and assistant at the University of Oregon from 1915-1917, and author of "Distributional List of the Land Birds of West Central Oregon." The collection consists of 317 prints, 285 nitrate negatives, and six glass images, documenting landscape and wildlife in California, Oregon, and Africa.

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