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Collection Title:

"T. J. S." letter to Frank

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a letter dated April 17, 1889 from "T. J. S.," of Eugene, Oregon to Frank [Hyland?]. In the letter, T. J. S. advises Frank to proceed with county improvements regardless of the supposed will of the voters.
 
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Edwin B. Aldrich correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Edwin B. Aldrich (1879-1950) became a newspaper editor and publisher with the East Oregonian (in Pendleton) and was active is public affairs in Oregon all his adult life. The collection contains correspondence related to newspaper business, public affairs, political and personal concerns and includes letters exchanged with Oregon politicians and public figures.
 
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Jonathan Bourne papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jonathan Bourne was a politician in Oregon at the turn of the twentieth century. In 1885 and 1897, he was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives, and was elected U. S. Senator in 1906. Considered a progressive, Bourne was a founder and president of the National Progressive Republican League in 1911 and organized the Republican Publicity Association in 1912. Most of the collection consists of U. S. Senate correspondence and case files. The Senate case files relate to topics which arose during Bourne's term of office, ranging from problems with the apple crop, through management of Indian affairs and reservations, to construction of public buildings, bridges and other projects in Oregon. There are folders on such issues as child labor, conservation, Chinese exclusion, and land law.
 
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J. T. Bowditch letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:J. T. Bowditch, of Ashland, Oregon, represented Jackson County in the Oregon House of Representatives, beginning in 1887, and he was re-elected in 1889. The collection contains a letter dated February 9, 1887, by Bowditch to (Judge?) L. R. Webster regarding a bill that would lower the salary of circuit court judges.
 
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Joseph Henry Brown letter to John H. Mitchell

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Joseph Henry Brown (1867-1898) was an Oregon pioneer, newspaper printer and correspondent, Veteran, and a historian who wrote about politics and Native American culture and conflicts in Oregon. The collection (May 19, 1893) contains a letter from Brown to John H. Mitchell, a U.S. Senator from Oregon, about maps Brown wanted to use in his historical work about "Indian Wars" in Oregon.
 
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Joseph Henry Brown letter to Nettie Spencer

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Joseph Henry Brown (1867-1898) was an Oregon pioneer, newspaper printer and correspondent, a Veteran, and a historian who wrote about politics, and especially Native American culture and conflicts in Oregon. The collection contains a letter dated April 27, 1895 from Brown to Nettie Spencer regarding his and other's writings on the history of provisional government in Oregon.
 
Collection Title:

Samuel Henry Brown papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Samuel Henry Brown was the Republican state senator from Marion County, Oregon, 1923-1933. In 1934 he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor. Collection contains correspondence, 1906-1940, mainly concerning business of the Legislature and the 1934 race for governor. Also included are the letters of George M. Battersby, Co. M, 20th Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry, 1898-1899, from the West Coast and the Philippine Islands.
 
Collection Title:

Tom J. Burns papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Thomas J. Burns (1876-1957) was a political and social reformer and radical of Portland, Oregon. The collection consists primarily of broadsides, many published by Burns, as well as some minor correspondence.
 
Collection Title:

Asahel Bush papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Asahel Bush (1824-1913) was a prominent early Oregon citizen who worked as a printer, was the founder and editor of the Oregon Statesman newspaper, and was a banker. The collection (1850-1914) contains photostat copies of correspondence.
 
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George Parkhurst Cheney papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:George Parkhurst Cheney (1871 - 1962) was publisher and editor of the Record-Chieftain, of Enterprise, Oregon. The collection (1907-1941) contains correspondence and documents regarding the status of City of Enterprise bonds, Citizen's Tax Committee correspondence, Oregon Voters magazines, and also a few mementos of Cheney's publishing career.
 
Collection Title:

Henry Waldo Coe correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Henry Waldo Coe (1857-1927) was a Portland, Oregon, physician, patron of the arts, and member of the Progressive Party. The collection consists mainly of correspondence including letters from Theodore Roosevelt and the Roosevelt family (1907-1918), and correspondence, clippings and photographs concerning statues of Roosevelt, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Jeanne D'Arc commissioned by Coe.
 
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Marshall Cornett papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Marshall Eugene Cornett (1898-1947) was a business owner and politician of Oregon who served in the state senate from 1941-1947 and was killed in a plane crash while still in office. The collection (1935-1949) contains correspondence files and speeches.
 
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David Watson Craig letter to William L. Adams

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a letter, dated November 4, 1863, written by David Watson Craig, of Salem, Oregon, to William L. Adams, that refers to closing of the Argus, the new appearance of the Oregon Statesman, and lists Statesman stockholders.
 
Collection Title:

Henry Cummins papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Henry Cummins (1840-1901) was a well-read and enthusiastic student of topics various and sundry with a partiality for pseudo-science. The collection (1858-1863) consists of Cummins' personal correspondence as well as a memory book and miscellaneous papers.
 
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Matthew P. Deady letters to William Meek

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Correspondence concerning politics and government, settlement in Oregon and California, legal cases including the Dred Scott case, and Deady family history.
 
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Matthew Paul Deady letter to Melvin C. George

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Matthew Paul Deady (1824-1893) was a lawyer, politician, and judge in the Oregon Territory, who became Oregon's first U.S. District Court judge in 1859, a position he retained until his death. The collection contains a letter dated April 11, 1884, from Deady, of Portland, Oregon to Melvin C. George, of Washington, D.C. regarding the judicial salary bill.
 
Collection Title:

Owen Nickerson Denny correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Owen Nickerson Denny (1838-1900) was an Oregon attorney and county judge who also served as the adviser to the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The collection (1886-1890) contains a letterpress copy book of semi-official and personal correspondence and a published volume of his edited letters.
 
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Joseph N. Dolph letter to J. D. Lee

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Joseph N. Dolph (1835-1897) served in the Oregon State Senate and was also elected to the U.S. Senate as a Republican, serving from 1883 to 1895. The collection contains a letter dated May 1, 1884 from Dolph to J. D. Lee of Dallas, Oregon concerning Oregon politics.
 
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Wallace Ulysses Douglas papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Wallace Ulysses Douglas (1868-1936) moved to Coos Bay, Oregon in 1890, worked for the Coast Mail, read law with John A. Gray, was admitted to the bar in 1898, and practiced law in the Coos Bay area thereafter. The collection contains business, legal, and political correspondence, law office ledgers, and records of five Oregon businesses that Douglas provided legal counsel for or was a shareholder: American Bank, Coos Bay Home Telephone Co., German-American Hospital Association, Home Mortgage Co., and Smith River Transportation Co.
 
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Abigail Scott Duniway papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:A small collection of papers of Abigail Scott Duniway, who was an emigrant to Oregon, an editor, and an advocate of women's suffrage. Includes records of the Oregon State Equal Suffrage Association, records of the Duniway Publishing Company, and copy of a typescript transcription of Duniway's overland diary, 1852.
 
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George Washington Dunn legislative correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:George Washington Dunn (1864-1961) served as a Republican in the Oregon legislator, first in the House and then from 1923-1942, in the Senate. The collection contains correspondence from constituents and other interested parties. concerns requests from and advice of constituents, and political negotiations.
 
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Mathew "Harris" Ellsworth papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection comprises the congressional files of Mathew "Harris" Ellsworth, U.S. Representative of the Oregon Fourth District.
 
Collection Title:

Henry Minor Esterly papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Henry Minor Esterly (1873-1944) was a lawyer who came to Oregon in 1904, and was noted for his defense of civil liberties. The collection contains legal files regarding free speech cases in Portland, Oregon in 1921, correspondence, speeches, genealogy information of the Esterly and Minor families, and legal files of Matthew Minor, Jr.
 
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Nina Faubion papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Nina L. Faubion (1884-1945) was a writer, artist, and amateur mycologist, and also worked as secretary to her father, Senator (and also Mayor) Harry Lane of Oregon. The collection (1887-1938) contains Faubion correspondence and an unpublished manuscript, as well as Harry Lane correspondence and a scrapbook.
 
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Patrick J. Gallagher papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Patrick Joseph Gallagher (1884- ) practiced law in Ontario and Portland, Oregon. The collection contains case files, and political and personal correspondence.
 
Collection Title:

Theodore T. Geer receipt

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Theodore T. Geer (1851-1924) served in the Oregon State House of Representatives in the 1880s and as governor of Oregon, from January 9, 1899 until January 14, 1903. The collection contains a receipt regarding political offices written by Geer on April 18, 1898.
 
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Melvin Clarke George papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Melvin Clark George (1849-1933) was an Oregon pioneer, lawyer, state senator and U.S. Representative. The collection contains addresses (speeches), essays and letters to newspapers, manuscripts, legal documents, newspapers, artwork and scrapbooks.
 
Collection Title:

Governor John Whiteaker commutation of sentence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Whiteaker was governor of Oregon from 1859-1862. The collection (1860) contains a commutation of the sentence of George M. Bowen.
 
Collection Title:

Governor's Committee for the Oregon Museum of History, Science, and Industry records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Oregon Governor's Committee for the Oregon Museum of History, Science, and Industry was tasked to gather information and support needed to create a new Oregon museum; the resulting museum would become OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). The collection (1943-1944) contains meeting minutes, and reports.
 
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Loyal M. Graham papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Loyal M. Graham (1860-1961) was an attorney and legislator, and in 1919 as an Oregon state legislator he introduced the nation's first gasoline tax. The collection contains political correspondence, legal briefs, diaries and journals, scrapbook pages and speeches.
 
Collection Title:

Thomas G. Greene papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Thomas G. Greene (1860-1944) was born in Washington County, Indiana, and obtained an LL.B. degree from the University of Oregon Law department in 1892. The collection consists of political correspondence, corporate records, diaries, and office files.
 
Collection Title:

Henry M. Hanzen papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Henry M. Hanzen (1879-1967) was a newspaper reporter, attorney, and Oregon political manager. The collection (1917-1960) contains a manuscript chronicling the political history of Oregon from 1900-1960, titled "Power," campaign files of Oregon politicians, Oregon State Budget Director correspondence, Press Publishing Co., and Willamette Publishing Co. files, personal correspondence, legal files and scrapbooks.
 
Collection Title:

Lawrence T. Harris correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Lawrence Thomas Harris (1873-1960) served in the Oregon House of Representatives (1901-1903) and as a justice in the Oregon Supreme Court (1914-1924). The collection (1915-1918; 1923-1927) contains personal and political correspondence files and testimony from the Taxpayers Equalization League, a group that supported the Zorn-McPherson bill to consolidate higher education in Oregon.
 
Collection Title:

Fred Harrison legislative speeches

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Fred Harrison, of Brownsville, Oregon, served in the Oregon State House of Representatives as a Democrat, from 1935 to 1937, representing Linn County. The collection (1935-1937) contains legislative speeches, and (political) poetry.
 
Collection Title:

Edwin Thompson Hatch letter to Solomon Hirsch

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a letter dated May 17, 1896, from Edwin Thompson Hatch of McCoy, Oregon, to Solomon Hirsch of Portland, Oregon, regarding Oregon politics. In the letter, Hatch reports on a political tour with T. T. Geer, and warns against J. S. Cooper.
 
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Binger Hermann papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Binger Hermann (1843-1926) was a Roseburg attorney and politician who represented Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives for sixteen years, and served as commissioner of the General Land Office (GLO) under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. The collection (1888-1920) contains Hermann's personal and professional papers.
 
Collection Title:

Nan Wood Honeyman papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Nan Wood Honeyman was Democratic Representative from Oregon, 3rd District, 1937-1939. The collection consists of letters concerning her political campaigns, the improvement of the Sandy River, and other district improvement projects. There are two personal notes from Eleanor Roosevelt.
 
Collection Title:

Nan Wood Honeyman papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:The collection consists of scrapbooks, personal and political correspondence, clippings, invitations and announcements, pamphlets, and ephemera, of Nan Wood Honeyman, the first woman from Oregon to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives (Democrat, 1937-1938).
 
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James Willis Nesmith papers.

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon lawyer, political figure, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs who served in the U.S. Senate from 1861-1867. Collection includes letters to and from Nesmith, including many related to the pre-Civil War political crisis; diary of overland journey, 1843; and diary and notebook from the Yakima Indian War, 1855. Also includes business records from Nesmith's ranch in Polk County, family and genealogical materials.
 
Collection Title:

Maurice L. Johnson political papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Maurice L. Johnson was a real estate dealer in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and worked on Oregon Democrat political campaigns and committees. The collection (1936-1939) contains correspondence and financial records of the Klamath County Democrat committee, and also the Klamath County Re-election Club for Governor Martin.
 
Collection Title:

W. Al Jones letters received

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:W. Al Jones ( -1918?) was a native Oregonian of Marion County, was a Catholic, a stock farm owner, and served in the Oregon state house as a senator representing Marion and Wallowa counties. The collection (1918) contains incoming correspondence regarding his political campaign, including letters regarding anti-catholic bias.
 
Collection Title:

George William Joseph papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Collection includes correspondence, transcripts of court hearings, speeches and radio addresses, political notes, campaign materials and scrapbooks relating to political matters. George W. Joseph was a Republican senator who died while running for governor in 1930.
 
Collection Title:

John Kelly correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:An active participant in early Oregon government, John Kelly (1818- ) was an Irishman and a Republican. The collection consists of Kelly's correspondence, as well as some assorted bills and receipts.
 
Collection Title:

Kelly-Seavey Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Kelly (b. 1818) was a 19th-century Oregon rancher, businessman, and politician. The Kelly-Seavey Family Papers comprise the political and business papers of John Kelly, papers of other Kelly family members, and a small segment of Seavey family papers, as well as several boxes of photographs.
 
Collection Title:

Harry M. Kenin recollections

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Harry M. Kenin (? - 1954) served two terms the Oregon State Senate, in 1939 and 1941, representing Clackamas, Multnomah, and Columbia counties. The collection (1939-1942) contains Kenin's recollections regarding his service in the state senate.
 
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Clyde L. Kiddle papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Clyde L. Kiddle (1891-1969) was a native of Iowa who came to Oregon in 1896, served in the Oregon state Senate for one year in 1937, and then resigned in 1938 for a federal position with Oregon agriculture. The collection (1937-1938) contains letters from constituents, personal correspondence, scrapbook pages, bills introduced by Kiddle, Senate committee information, subject files, and biographical material.
 
Collection Title:

Kraemer family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Kraemer family of Oregon and California includes Otto J. Kraemer, Julius Kraemer, and Julius' children. The collection (1897-1939) consists of material regarding the Kraemer family, Jews in Oregon, and political matters, and material includes correspondence and addresses by members of the Kraemer family, and letters from Senator George E. Chamberlain.
 
Collection Title:

William Kuykendall selected papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Dr. William Kuykendall (1855-1934) was a practicing physician in Eugene, Oregon in the early 1900's. Collection includes correspondence: personal and professional, manuscript of Kuykendall's autobiography, other manuscripts, drafts of speeches and other miscellaneous papers.
 
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Lutheran Schools Committee records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Lutheran Schools Committee of Oregon, formed to oppose the 1922 Compulsory Education Law, which required children to attend public schools, thereby outlawing religious, military, and private education. The collection (1922) contains correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, and other ephemera.
 
Collection Title:

Hannah Martin legislative correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Hannah Martin (1894 - ) was an attorney and the first woman elected (in 1933 and in 1935) to the Oregon House of Representatives. The collection (1933-1935) contains legislative correspondence from constituents and other concerned parties, and replies from Martin.
 
Collection Title:

Charles Hiram Mattoon letter to Reuben C. Hill

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Charles Hiram Mattoon and Reuben C. Hill were both early ministers of Oregon, and Hill also served in the Oregon territory government, in 1857. The collection contains a letter of January 18, 1862 from Mattoon to Hill, warning Hill about rumours that he favored slavery.
 
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Thomas Allen McBride papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Thomas Allen McBride (1847-1930) became an attorney, served in the Oregon House of Representatives, as a District Attorney, as a Clatsop County Circuit Court judge, and from 1909 till 1930, served as an Oregon Supreme Court Justice. The collection contains correspondence, speeches, publications, certificates, clippings, and photographs.
 
Collection Title:

Leonard H. McMahan papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Leonard H. McMahan (1866-1957) was a newspaper founder and editor, lawyer, and was active in Oregon political parties. The collection contains correspondence, speeches, legal papers, Public Service Commission papers, State Corporation Commission papers, and Travel Expense Claims of the Attorney General's Office.
 
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Charles Linza McNary papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Charles Linza McNary (1874-1944) was a Republican Senator from Oregon and served as an Oregon Supreme Court associate justice. The collection contains records from McNary's years as Senator that deal with Oregon concerns including correspondence, bills, briefs, and research material about internal improvements, such as rivers and harbors, bridges, state parks railroads, roads, and airports, as well as agriculture, trade, veteran hospitals and a few personal materials and photographs.
 
Collection Title:

Robert Aubrey Miller papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert Aubrey Miller (1854-1941) graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1878, and began a law practice in Jacksonville, Oregon, served in the Oregon House of Representatives, and was as an aide to Governor Sylvester Pennoyer. The collection contains correspondence, letterpress volumes, a diary, proceedings of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange (1876-1879), a Willamette University memorandum book, scrapbooks of clippings, speeches, Southern Oregon District Fair material, books of poems, excerpts from The Hesperian, a literary magazine edited by Miller, and photographs.
 
Collection Title:

John Hipple Mitchell letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Hipple Mitchell (1835-1905) served in the Oregon State senate from 1862 to 1866 and also served in the U.S. Senate from 1885 to 1897 and 1901 to 1905. The collection contains a letter dated January 31, 1893 from Mitchell to Robert A. Miller, who was also an Oregon politician, regarding Miller's wish to be appointed minister to Turkey.
 
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Mary Phelps Montgomery letter to Walter F. Burrell

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John H. Mitchell (1835-1905) represented Oregon in the U.S. Senate, as a Republican, and he was also indicted in a land fraud scandal. The collection contains a letter dated January 18, 1905 from Mary Phelps Montgomery of Washington, D.C, to Walter F. Burrell of Portland, Oregon regarding Mitchell's indictment.
 
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James Wheaton Mott papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Wheaton Mott became a lawyer and served in the Oregon House of Representatives (1922-1928; 1930-1932) and the U.S. Congress (1933-1945). The collection contains state and U.S congressional files that include correspondence and bills, as well as speeches, campaign material, files on Tongue Point Naval Air Base, photographs, and scrapbooks, 1918-1945.
 
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Douglas Mullarky papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Douglas Mullarky was a precinct captain of the Oregon Republican party, and he worked on (and/or ran) Republican political campaigns in Oregon, including those of Governor's Earl Snell and Douglas McKay. The collection (1935-1950) contains correspondence with politicians, draft speeches, campaign publicity and ephemera, and a few pieces of personal correspondence.
 
Collection Title:

Jefferson Myers papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jefferson Myers (c.1860-1943) was a native Oregonian born of pioneer parents, who served as Oregon State Senator, on state commissions, and as a Board of Regent for Oregon Agricultural College. The collection contains material from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition and the Jamestown Tri-Centennial Exposition, as well as personal correspondence, some Oregon state documents, and photographs.
 
Collection Title:

James Willis Nesmith correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Willis Nesmith was a US Senator and a US Representative for Oregon between 1861-1875. This collection consists of correspondence.
 
Collection Title:

Thomas Brues Neuhausen papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Thomas Brues Neuhausen (1872-1944) was a newspaper correspondent and editor, an agent and inspector for US government agencies, a real estate broker in Oregon, and a leader in the Oregon Progressive Party. The collection contains Neuhausen family records, general, business and political correspondence (about 15,000 letters), U.S. Land office files, scrapbooks on early Oregon politics, Oregon Progressive Party files and scrapbooks, normal school information, and timber files.
 
Collection Title:

Albin Walter Norblad papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Albin Walter Norblad, Sr. (1881-1960) served as Astoria's City Attorney from 1910-1915, was elected to the state Senate elected Senate President in 1929, and served as Governor of Oregon from 1929 to 1931. The collection contains speeches, correspondence, promotional and special interest literature, historical studies, right and left wing party literature, Oregon coast highway information, printed material and mementoes, and official papers of the Governor's office.
 
Collection Title:

Ben Wilson Olcott papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ben Wilson Olcott (1872-1952) became Oregon's Secretary of State, 1911-1919, and governor, 1919-1923 and as governor he opposed the anti-Catholic "School bill" of 1922. The collection consists of nine scrapbooks arranged by Olcott that contain official and personal material concerning his terms as a state official and include correspondence, press releases, speeches, newsclippings, and material relating to the Ku Klux Klan in Oregon.
 
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Oregon Commonwealth Federation records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Oregon Commonwealth Federation was a progressive political group that campaigned to support New Deal policies and politicians in Oregon, between 1936 - 1942. Monroe Sweetland was elected executive secretary/director of the group at its first convention in 1937, and served until 1942. The collection (1936-1942) contains articles of incorporation, by-laws, meeting minutes, press releases, financial records, and correspondence.
 
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Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Interim Committee to Make a Study of the Needs of the Workman's Compensation Laws records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Interim Committee to Make a Study of the Needs of the Workman's Compensation Laws records. The collection (1939-1941) consists of the committee chairman's files and material includes correspondence, minutes, and drafts of reports.
 
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Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Interim Committee of Judicial Administration records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Joint Resolution 24, by the Oregon Senate, created an interim Committee of Judicial Administration that was empowered to inquire into and make recommendations regarding the feasibility and need for reorganization of judicial districts in Oregon. The collection (1957-1959) contains questionnaires and evaluations of judges and courts, drafts of bills, subcommittee reports, and recommendations.
 
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Oregon. Statewide Relief Council records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:In 1932, the Oregon Statewide Relief Council investigated and reported on unemployment, food surpluses and deficits, and educational opportunities in Oregon. The collection (1932) contains minutes, correspondence, reports, and also food, unemployment, and education surveys.
 
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Patriots of America, Hillsboro, Oregon Lodge No. 1 records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The national Patriots of America organization was founded by William H. Harvey. The collection (1896) contains records from the Hillsboro, Oregon lodge including constitution and rituals, meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets, membership lists, and a broadside poster of Lady Liberty.
 
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Walter M. Pierce papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection consists of correspondence, speeches, reports, photographs and material covering U.S. and Northwest history and politics. A major portion details Pierce's involvement with New Deal programs. The papers deal with agriculture, irrigation and land reclamation, public ownership, forest management, and the development of hydroelectric power. There are substantial files on the Civilian Conservation Corps, Public Works Administration and Works Progress Administration, files on significant government issues and minority groups. The subject files contain pamphlets and material on pertinent topics, speech files, bills introduced by Pierce, a newspaper clippings file, personal and estate papers, and drafts of Pierce's memoirs.
 
Collection Title:

Register-Guard records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Register-Guard began as the Eugene Guard newspaper, based in Eugene, Oregon. The collection contains files from the editor's desk and includes subject files and correspondence concerning local, city, and state issues and politics, 1941-1946.
 
Collection Title:

Henry Semon legislative correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Henry Semon (1884-1958) was a legislative representative of Klamath County, Oregon from 1933 to 1955. The collection consists primarily of Semon's incoming and outgoing legislative correspondence.
 
Collection Title:

A. C. Smith letter to James Slater

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:A. C. Smith (1831-1911) was a pioneer resident of the Grande Ronde Valley in Oregon. The collection consists of a photostat copy of a letter from Smith to James Slater, and an advertisement for the Union, Oregon newspaper, Mountain Sentinel.
 
Collection Title:

T.J. Smith letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a letter that certifies the Union sympathies of two men from Oregon, signed by T. J. Smith, on January 26, 1870. The letter states that Robert Lodd [Ladd?] of Portland, Oregon and Alex A. Miller of Jacksonville, Oregon are not a part of any rebellion.
 
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Socialist Party of Albany (Or) Local No. 2 records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Socialist Party of Albany, Oregon Local No. 2 was in operation in the early 1900s, and then again in the 1930s. The collection (1904-1934) consists of secretary's and treasurer's books that contains minutes, constitution, charter, membership reports, flyers, brochures, and other ephemera.
 
Collection Title:

Peter John Stadelman legislative correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Peter John Stadelman (1871-1954) established the Stadelman Fruit and Ice Companies, became was mayor of The Dalles, served as the Secretary of State of Oregon, and in 1936 he was elected state senator (Republican) from Wasco and Hood River counties (1936-1947). The collection contains correspondence, 1936-1947.
 
Collection Title:

Virgil Bain Staples legislative correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Virgil Bain Staples worked as a ranch hand in eastern Oregon, became a businessman in Ontario, Oregon, and served in the Oregon Legislature as representative from the 31st District, Malheur County, 1933-1945. The collection contains legislative correspondence regarding requests and advice from constituents and lobbyists, 1933-1937.
 
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Benjamin Stark Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers of a merchant, land proprietor, and U.S. Senator from Oregon who also lived in New London, Connecticut. Includes extensive correspondence relating to business, politics, and family matters. Correspondents include: John Adair, Asahel Bush, E.S. Kearney, Ladd & Tilton, David Logan, David McLoughlin, Simeon G. Reed, Sherman & Stark, William Strong, Clement L. Vallandingham, and members of the Stark family of New London, Ct. Also includes accounts, land claim papers, Masonic documents, speeches, and ephemera.
 
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Robert Starkey scrapbook

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert Starkey wrote articles, essays, and humourous sketches for the Weekly Coast Mail, a newspaper of Marshfield, Oregon (now known as Coos Bay, Oregon). The collection (1885-1889) consists of Starkey's scrapbook that contains clippings of his writings regarding people, culture, and ideas of the day.
 
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Frederick Steiwer papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Frederick Steiwer (1883-1939) became a lawyer who served as Oregon district attorney 1912-1916, was elected to the State Senate, served in WWI, and was elected to the U.S. Senate (1926-1938). The collection contains political campaign records, army records, correspondence and clippings, 1911-1933.
 
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Albert Streiff papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Albert Streiff (1894-1968) was a member of the Socialist Party who ran for Oregon governor in 1930. Collection contains manuscripts of radio talks, correspondence, certificates of nomination to the Socialist Party, a scrapbook, Socialist Party Convention journals, Socialist Party National Committee motions, socialist pamphlets, Labor and Socialist Service Press, National Executive Committee memoranda and Executive Secretary letters.
 
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Joseph Nathan Teal scrapbooks

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Joseph Nathan Teal (1858-1929) was an Oregon rancher, lawyer, investor, and civic leader who was an advocate of waterways development and served as U.S. Shipping Commissioner from 1920-1921. The collection (1894-1917) contains fourteen volumes of scrapbooks regarding Oregon politics, Portland water, transportation in Oregon, taxes, the railroad, Celilo canal, and navigation of the Columbia River
 
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George Stanley Turnbull manuscript

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:George Stanley Turnbull (1882 - ?) researched the history of Oregon newspapers, journalism, and governors, and published at least four books on those subjects. The collection (1939) contains a three volume manuscript of the work, "History of Oregon Newspapers," that includes corrections, and printer's edits.
 
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George Stanley Turnbull papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:George Stanley Turnbull (1882 - ?) researched the history of Oregon newspapers, journalism, and governors, and published at least four books on those subjects. The collection (1930-1940) contains correspondence, speeches, and his master's thesis.
 
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U. S. National Recovery Administration. Graphic Arts Regional Code Authority, Oregon records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:On February 17, 1934, President Roosevelt established a code of fair competition for the graphic arts industries by executive order; the regional administers in Oregon was Arne Rae, who was succeeded in January 1935 by Steen M. Johnson. The collection (1930s) contains the records from Arne Rae's office included minutes, expense accounts, correspondence, copies of the code, schedules, and forms, and bulletins of the Joint National Code Authority.
 
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Jacob Wagner legislative correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jacob H. (Jack) Wagner (1895-1964) , originally from Russia, was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1937 and also ran as a Democratic in the primary for U.S. Representative from Oregon 3rd District in May 1938. The collection (1936-1939) contains legislative correspondence, including letters from constituents.
 
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Elton Watkins speech

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Speech given by Watkins to the Willamette Society in Portland, Or., June 18, 1936. Speech urges Oregon Republicans to vote for Roosevelt's New Deal in the upcoming national elections.
 
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John Knox Weatherford Jr. papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John (or James) Knox Weatherford, Jr. (1901-1995) (who was known colloquially as Jim) served in the Oregon legislature as a representative from Linn County, 1930-1935 (Democrat), and as district attorney of Linn County, 1935-1937. The collection contains correspondence from constituents, correspondence while serving in the Oregon legislature and District Attorney, personal letters, and other political correspondence.
 
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Oswald West papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Oswald West (1873-1960) was an attorney in Portland, Oregon, and served as governor of Oregon from 1911 until 1915. The collection (1910-1940) contains correspondence, campaign broadsides from 1910, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings by and about West, and photographs.
 
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John Whiteaker papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Whiteaker (1820-1902), a Democrat, was Oregon's first state governor from 1859-1862. The collection consists of personal papers and photostats of Whiteaker's journals and scrapbooks.
 
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Grace Wick Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon political activist who began as a New Deal Democrat in the 1930s and ended as a right-wing Republican in the 1950s. Includes correspondence, such as letters to and from right-wing activist Gerald L.K. Smith; writings; subject files; and ephemera.
 
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George Henry Williams address

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:George Henry Williams (1823-1910) was an Oregon politician, serving as the chief justice of the Territory of Oregon, as a Republican representing Oregon in the U.S. Senate, as Attorney General of the United States, and as Mayor of Portland. The collection contains an address by Williams delivered at the Marquam Grand Theater in Portland, Oregon on May 16, 1896.

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