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.
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.