Rufus Cecil Holman papers, 1929-1944

Overview of the Collection

Holman, Rufus C. (Rufus Cecil), 1877-1959
Rufus Cecil Holman papers
1929-1944 (inclusive)
2 cubic feet, (1 record carton; 2 letter document cases; 1 oversize folder (16x20))
Collection Number
Mss 1396
Collection includes correspondence and speeches by Rufus Cecil Holman, a Portland businessman who served as Oregon state treasurer and as a U.S. senator. Correspondence regards national politics relating to World War II, and the resources of the Pacific Northwest; correspondents include Philip H. Parrish, Harold L. Ickes, George C. Marshall, and Donald M. Nelson. Also included are certificates and photographs.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Rufus Cecil Holman (1877-1959) was a Portland businessman; he served as Oregon state treasurer from 1931-1939, and as a U.S. senator from 1939-1945.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes correspondence with Philip H. Parrish, editor of the Oregonian; Harold L. Ickes; George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff; and Donald M. Nelson, chairman of the War Production Board, 1933-1944, regarding national politics relating to World War II, and the mineral, power and war production resources of the Pacific Northwest. Also included are speeches, 1929-1941, including some printed in the "Congressional Record"; plans; certificates; business cards; and photographs.

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Preferred Citation

Rufus Cecil Holman papers, Mss 1396, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society owns the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

Includes material previously designated Mss 1396-1; this portion of the collection is partially processed.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Mines and mineral resources--Northwest, Pacific
  • Neutrality--United States
  • Power resources--Northwest, Pacific
  • World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies

Personal Names

  • Holman, Rufus C. (Rufus Cecil), 1877-1959
  • Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952--Correspondence
  • Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959--Correspondence
  • Nelson, Donald Marr, 1888-1959--Correspondence
  • Parrish, Philip H. (Philip Hammon), 1896-1956--Correspondence

Geographical Names

  • United States--Politics and government--1933-1945

Form or Genre Terms

  • correspondence
  • speeches (documents)