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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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Clyde Bruce Aitchison papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Clyde Bruce Aitchison (1875-1962) was an attorney, Commissioner of the Oregon Railroad Commission/Public Service Commission, solicitor for the National Association of Railroad Commissioners, and Interstate Commerce Commissioner. Papers include personal Clyde Bruce Aitchison (1875-1962) was an attorney, Commissioner of the Oregon Railroad Commission/Public Service Commission, solicitor for the National Association of Railroad Commissioners, and Interstate Commerce Commissioner. Papers include personal correspodence, family records, business records of organizations, professional correspondence memos, project files, case files, diaries, and publications., family records, business records of organizations, professional correspondence, memos, project files, case files, diaries, and publications.
 
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James Akin papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The James Akin collection contains a diary recording events during the 1852 journey of the Richey, Ingram and Akin families to Oregon. The origins of this diary are unclear, since another James Akin diary is known to exist in the collections of the Wyoming state archives. Also included in the collection are secondary sources relating to the Akin diary and family history.
 
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Alaska Mining and Prospecting Company records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Alaska Mining and Prospecting Company records contain the correspondence between Andrew Sherwood and the Alaska Mining and Prospecting Company. The letters concern an expedition to Alaska in search of gold. The collection also contains printed matter and maps concerning the expedition. Finally, it contains two journals by Andrew Sherwood spanning the time of the expedition.
 
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Maurice P. Alger papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Maurice P. Alger (1866-1961) was commissioned third lieutenant in the Philippine Constabulary in 1908, rose to grade of captain, retired in 1918, and later went into business in the Philippine Islands.
 
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Roy C. Andrews papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Roy C. Andrews was a school teacher and administrator in Michigan, Texas, Arkansas, Washington and Oregon. He was a chemistry instructor at the University of Oregon from 1935 until his retirement in 1950. Andrews is noted for his photographs of one-room schoolhouses in southern Lane County, 1911-1913. The collection consists of diaries, one account book, two ledgers, music concert lists, correspondence, University of Oregon material, and photographs.
 
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Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Baker family, consisting of Walter H. Baker, his wife Ida S. Baker (nee Rawalt) and their three sons, William A., Walter R., and Paul, as well as Ida Baker's sister, Mary Hoffman (nee Rawalt), her husband William and their son Harlan, all moved to the Salem, Oregon area in the 1890s. The collection contains records of the Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman family that include diaries, correspondence, photographs, negatives, and business records of Walter Baker.
 
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Dean D. Ballard papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Dean D. Ballard was a labor relations counselor and secretary-manager of the Distributors Association of Seattle, Inc. The collection (1943-1954) contains diaries, and also clippings, minor business correspondence, photographs, and an article.
 
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Frederick Bankhardt diaries and correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Frederick Barnhardt was a Methodist missionary in China associated with the Yenping Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The collection (1929-1949) contains diaries and minor correspondence.
 
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I. Banta papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:I. Banta worked for an English company that explored for mineral deposits in Alaska from June 10 through June 25, 1902. The I. Banta Papers contain a ledger for the 1902 journey and a transcription of a book that served as both a diary and ledger for the journey. Also included is a letter from Harold Banta, the son of I. Banta, that explains the context of his father's journey to Alaska from reminiscences of his father's stories of the trip.
 
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Kate Stevens Bates papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Kate Stevens Bates was an author. The collection includes her correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, account books, and scrapbooks. The diaries span from 1880 to 1936. Her diary entries are not regular; often several weeks pass between entries. The correspondence spans from 1878 to 1934 and concerns family matters, business, and social news.
 
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Ormond R. Bean papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:American architect and city commissioner Ormond R. Bean was active in Portland, Oregon politics and civic life from the 1930s to the 1960s. Collection includes personal and professional papers relating to Bean's life and work, including correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, and photographs from his service as Federal Emergency Management Agency's Regional Director of Transportation in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Egypt during World War II. Also included are newsclippings concerning the battleship Oregon, 1935-1945; selected Portland City Commissioner records, 1936-1965; and certificates and items from Bean's father, Robert S. Bean.
 
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Beekman Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Beekman family consists of Cornelius C. Beekman, the founder and owner of Beekman Bank in Jacksonville, Oregon, his son Benjamin Beekman, a Portland, Oregon lawyer and UO Law School faculty member, and his daughter Carrie Beekman, who donated substantially to the University of Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, miscellaneous manuscripts and publications, scrapbooks and photographs.
 
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Welborn Beeson papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Welborn Beeson was a farmer in Jackson County, Oregon during the late 1800s. The Beeson family came overland to Oregon in 1853, settling in Jackson County along Wagner Creek. In 1851, when Welborn Beeson was fifteen years old, he began to keep a diary and continued to do so until his death in 1893. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, Beeson returned to farm in Jackson County, and was active in politics and in the social life of the area. The collection includes diaries, 1891-1893, and account books, 1848-1893.
 
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Josef Berger papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Josef Berger (1903-1971) was a children's book author, political speechwriter, poet, and lyricist. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, and published articles, relating to Berger's interest in American history, politics, and culture.
 
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George Bond's journal of the family's immigration to Oregon in 1853

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The George Bond papers comprise a photocopy of a published typescript in which a segment of George Bond's diary in transcribed. The segment concerns the Bond family's 1853 overland journey to Oregon.
 
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Borthwick and Saunders Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Alexander E. Borthwick was a Civil War veteran, railroad engineer and government servant who came to Portland in 1869. His son, William L. Borthwick, was a civil engineer and a Klansman. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, ledgers, photographs of the Borthwick family as wells as diaries and correspondence of the Saunders family who were related by marriage to William L. Borthwick.
 
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John Ray Bruckart papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Ray Bruckart (1887-1979) worked for the United States Forest Service, serving as supervisor of the Willamette National Forest in Oregon from 1938 to 1954. Bruckart was an expert on Douglas fir silviculture and management. Collection includes personal correspondence and general correspondence, including several letters from Oregon Senator Wayne Morse. Also included in the collection are Bruckart's writings on such topics as Douglas fir silviculture, "The Rise of Bureaucracy," and "The Taming of a Forest," in addition to his memoirs. Collection also includes materials on the Willamette National Forest and the Three Sisters Wilderness Area; and several editions of Forest Service alumni newsletters.
 
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A.R. Burbank diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Augustus Ripley Burbank was a businessman in the West and Midwest. The A.R. Burbank papers consist of three volumes of diaries. The diaries discuss overland travel to California, the growth of Portland and Lafayette, Oregon, personal issues and the growth and development of railroads in the Willamette Valley. The frequency of the diary entries varies from nonexistent for many years to almost daily.
 
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Calbreath Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:This collection documents the Calbreath and Smith families, both pioneer families in Oregon. The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, diaries, account books, day books, and manuscripts of poetry and prose by Irene Smith Calbreath.
 
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Edward Chambreau collection

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Edward Chambreau (1821-1902), adventurer and gambler, was born in France, migrated to Canada with his family in 1825, and in 1846 enlisted with the U.S. Army at St. Louis. From 1853 through 1875 Chambreau moved between Portland, Tygh Valley and Vancouver, running saloons, gambling parlors, general stores and a restaurant. In 1875 Chambreau converted to Christianity, sold his saloon and gave up gambling. He became a scout for the U.S. government and traveled between Oregon, Washington and Idaho in 1877. In 1880 he surveyed the conditions of nine Northwest Indian nations. The Edward Chambreau Collection contains letters, manuscripts of his autobiography, diaries, articles written by him and General O.O. Howard, and his military reports. These materials are not originals, but are rather photocopies and typescripts. Chambreau’s autobiography is unique in that it has not been sanitized or edited; it paints a vivid, lurid and fascinating picture of frontier life. The collection is a valuable source for details on the activities of the Hudson Bay Company, early American/Indian relationships in Oregon and the strategies and techniques of bushwhacking, bar-fighting and card cheating.
 
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Frederick William Cleator papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Frederick William Cleator was a forester and conservationist. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, notes, documents, and photographs relating to Cleator's interest in the recreational aspects of national forests and the establishment of the Cascade skyline trail.
 
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Lauretta M. Cloran diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Lauretta M. Cloran was the wife of Timothy Cloran, professor of Romance Languages, University of Oregon. The collection contains thirty-nine diaries (1911-1954) and they include information such as social engagements, menus, entertainments, weather, and occasional local news.
 
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Medorem Crawford papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Medorem Crawford helped lead emigrants overland to the Pacific Northwest in the early 1860s. From 1864 to 1869 he was Oregon collector of internal revenue, and from 1871 to 1875 he served as appraiser of customs. The collection is comprised of diaries, correspondence and account books. Some of the diaries describe overland journeys. The major part of the collection are the diaries for 1859-1861, 1863, 1864, 1869-1871, 1876-1877, 1885-1886.
 
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Luther Cressman papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection includes personal papers, professional papers, publications, field notes, slides and negatives, and reel-to-reel films relating to the career of Luther Cressman (1897-1994), an anthropologist and University of Oregon professor who focused on prehistoric man in Oregon.

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