Brooks-Scanlon, Inc. records, 1886-1979

Overview of the Collection

Brooks-Scanlon, Inc.
Brooks-Scanlon, Inc. records
1886-1979 (inclusive)
169 cubic feet, (168 record cartons, 2 loose volumes and 4 oversize folders)
Collection Number
Mss 1700
Records include log analysis, administrative and financial records, advertisements, mill architectural plans, memoranda, reports, correspondence, and brochures.
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

Brooks-Scanlon, Inc. was founded as Brooks Brothers by Lester R. Brooks, Dwight F. Brooks and Anson Brooks in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1873. The company purchased its first lumberyard in 1875 and formed Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company in 1901. It purchased Oregon timber holdings and built a sawmill in Bend in 1915. Its other major operations are located in Florida, Louisiana, British Columbia and Minnesota.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Contains material formerly designated Mss 1700-1 and Mss 1700-2.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes log analysis, 7 volumes, 1957-1958; administrative and financial records, 1886-1975; advertisements, circa 1886-1975; architectural plans for mill, circa 1915; administrative records, memoranda, reports, correspondence regarding financial status, and brochures, 1978-1979.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Brooks-Scanlon, Inc. records, Mss 1700, 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

Acquisition Information

Material formerly designated Mss 1700-2, Lib. Acc. 20321; material formerly designated Mss 1700-1, gift of Brooks Associates, October 1988.

Related Materials

Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Mill plans, Mss 3066, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Advertising--Oregon--Bend
  • Lumber trade--Oregon--Bend
  • Lumbering--Oregon--Bend
  • Sawmills--Oregon--Bend--Designs and plans

Corporate Names

  • Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company
  • Brooks-Scanlon, Inc.

Form or Genre Terms

  • administrative records
  • advertisements
  • architectural drawings (visual works)
  • correspondence
  • financial records
  • printed ephemera
  • reports