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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.

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