Albina Pioneer Association records, 1923-1965

Overview of the Collection

Albina Pioneers Association
Albina Pioneer Association records
1923-1965 (inclusive)
0.4 cubic feet, (1 document case)
Collection Number
Mss 273
Records of a pioneer association of the Albina neighborhood of northeast Portland, Oregon. Collection includes correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial records, and a scrapbook.
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.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Albina neighborhood, located in northeast Portland, Oregon, was an independent city prior to consolidation in 1891. The Albina Pioneer Association was formed on February 21, 1923, and was open to anyone who had been living in the district before 1893. Its original officers were G. G. Fisher, president; Curtis Holcomb, vice president; Mrs. F. A. Nichols, treasurer; and Sarah E. Tousey, secretary. The group was primarily social in nature and sponsored annual picnics at Peninsula Park, among other events. It was instrumental in the placement of a monument in Dawson Park to commemorate the early emigrants to the area. The organization disbanded on August 1, 1965.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of the Albina Pioneer Association include meeting minutes, correspondence with members and others, financial reports, membership rosters, and a scrapbook. Included in the scrapbook are a number of photographs of gatherings. The organization is identified by slightly different names throughout the materials, including the Albina Pioneer Association, the Albina Pioneers Association, and the Alberta Pioneers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Albina Pioneer Association Records, Mss 273, 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

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence 1952-1960
1 2 Minutes of meetings 1923-1965
1 3 Treasurer's reports 1940-1965
1 4 Scrapbook 1945-1965
1 5 Membership "old files" circa 1956-1962
1 6 Membership postcards 1957
1 7 General materials, including short history of the organization and essay on the naming of Albina Park 1949-1960, undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Associations, institutions, etc.--Oregon--Portland
  • Pioneers--Oregon--Portland

Corporate Names

  • Albina Pioneers Association--Records and correspondence

Geographical Names

  • Albina (Or.)--History
  • Albina (Portland, Or.)--Social life and customs

Form or Genre Terms

  • minutes (administrative records)
  • scrapbooks