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Collection Title:John Eliot Allen Papers
Repository:Portland State University, Special Collections & University Archives
Summary:John Eliot Allen was the founder of the Portland State College Department of Earth Science (later the Portland State University's Geology Department). The papers contains correspondence, course and class materials and syllabi, descriptions of minerals, date books, diaries, field notes, photographs, publications, and reports.
 
Collection Title:The Charles White Americanism Collection
Repository:Portland State University, Special Collections & University Archives
Summary:The Charles White Americanism Collection is comprised of books, leaflets, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, and mailings from a variety of far right religious fringe organizations from the mid- to late 1950s until the early 1980s.
 
Collection Title:Ernie Bonner Oral History Collection
Repository:Portland State University, Special Collections & University Archives
Summary:The materials in this collection are comprised of interviews conducted by Ernie Bonner as part of a website project he developed, starting in 1995 and ending with his death in 2004.
 
Collection Title:Ernie Bonner Papers
Repository:Portland State University, Special Collections & University Archives
Summary: The collection of Ernie Bonner Papers is comprised of materials from Bonner's career, research, and urban planning projects.
 
Collection Title:Chinook Jargon Collection
Repository:Portland State University, Special Collections & University Archives
Summary:The Chinook Jargon is a trade language comprised of Chinook language words, Nuu-chah-nulth, French, English, and other languages. It was used extensively in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for communication between Pacific Northwest American Indians and their trading partners. The Chinook Jargon language consists of only a few hundred words (Edward H. Thomas records approximately 580) and so is highly limited compared to the actual Chinook language, which shares a complexity similar to other native and Indo-European languages.
 
Collection Title:Elsa Coleman Papers
Repository:Portland State University, Special Collections & University Archives
Summary:The Elsa Coleman Papers document Coleman's civic and public service career from the 1970s through her retirement in 2000.
 
Collection Title:College Bowl
Repository:Portland State University, Special Collections & University Archives
Summary:The College Bowl was a quizbowl-style game show in which two four-person teams of undergraduate students, each representing their respective college or university, competed against each other to answer questions on liberal arts academic subjects. The 1965 Portland State College team consisted of Larry Smith, a junior in English; team captain Jim Westwood, a junior in Physics; Robin Freeman, a senior in Philosophy; and Mike Smith, a junior in Psychology and went undefeated in the 1964-1965 season.
 
Collection Title:Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Collection
Repository:Portland State University, Special Collections & University Archives
Summary: The two linear feet of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Collection is comprised of research material used by Carl Abbott, Margery Post Abbott, and Sy Adler to write the book Planning a New West: The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
 
Collection Title:Eleanor R. Davis Papers
Repository:Portland State University, Special Collections & University Archives
Summary:This collection includes professional and personal materials relating to Davis’ work on the advancement of women in Oregon. This includes her involvement in groups such as the Task Force on Sex Discrimination in Education, the State Advisory Council on Sex Discrimination in Employment, the Oregon Council for Women's Equality, the American Association of University Women, the Unitarian Church, and a variety of other civil rights-related commissions and task forces.
 
Collection Title:Ferdinand Society Records
Repository:Portland State University, Special Collections & University Archives
Summary:The Ferdinand Society Records document the Ferdinand Society, a faculty club established in 1959 to encourage social interactions amongst faculty and administration outside of the academic setting. They are comprised of a small amount of material primarily from 1971-1975.

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