Materials concerning flood control projects in Oregon,, circa 1881-1948

Overview of the Collection

Materials concerning flood control projects in Oregon,
circa 1881-1948 (inclusive)
2 cubic feet (1 record carton and 13 maps)
Collection Number
Accession 24236
Reports, memoranda, and correspondence regarding flood control projects in the Willamette Valley and elsewhere in Oregon and Washington State.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
Access Restrictions

This collection is unprocessed. For information contact the reference staff of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library, email:; telephone: 503-306-5240.

Conversion of this record was made possible by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission, an agency of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

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Contains:: one (1) bound volume; "Official Papers of Lieut. J.G. Doyle, U.S.N.," 1881-1900; one (1) copy of "Review report on Columbia River and tributaries, appendix J, Willamtette River Basin, part 1," Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, North Pacific Division, October 1, 1948; one (1) copy of "Review report on Columbia River and tributaries, Appendix J, Willamette River Basin, Part II -- special studies, vol. III," Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, North Pacific Division, October 1, 1948; one (1) copy of Willamette River Basin project, Fern Ridge Dam, Long Tom River, Oregon, specifications for construction of operator's residence," 1947, Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, Portland District, Portland, OR.; one (1) copy of "Administrative safety manual for the Portland Oregon District, War Department, Army Engineers," January 1940; one (1) copy of report "Report of completed work: cutting of an opening in the levee of Peninsula Drainage District No.1 of Multnomah County, Oregon to provide an outlet for flood waters of the May and June 1948 flood" (with photos), Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Office of the District Engineer, Portland District, 628 Pittock block, Portland 5, Oregon; one (1) copy of report "Upper Willamette River Oregon, 1948 dredging season, U.S. Dredge 'Luckiamute'" (with photoprints); one (1) copy of report: "Job History Contract No. 3808 dredging and rock removal, Coos Bay, Oregon, 1948 (with photoprints); folder "Job estimate summary sheets"; folder "Upper Grays River project, ca. 1939"; folder "Bid instructions; Feb. - Sept. 1939; folder "Willamette Valley emergency flood plan: 1937-1940; folder "Office circulars & memoranda," 1938-39; and folder "Miscellaneous office letters and memoranda; 1938-1948."

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Custodial History

Materials belonged to Harry K. Doyle, who died in 1970 at the age of 79. Doyle spent 48 years with the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers.

Acquisition Information

Acquired March 2000, Library Accession 24236.

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Subject Terms

  • Flood control -- Oregon -- Photographs.
  • Flood control -- Oregon.
  • Floods -- Oregon -- Portland -- Photographs.
  • Rivers -- Oregon -- Photographs.
  • Rivers -- Oregon.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Oregon.

Corporate Names

  • United States. -- Army. -- Corps of Engineers.

Family Names

  • Doyle, Harry K.

Geographical Names

  • Willamette River (Or.) -- Photographs.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Maps. -- aat
  • Photographs. -- aat
  • Scale drawings. -- aat