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Ball Studios photographs

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ball Studios in Corvallis was established by W. Maurice Hall in 1903 and continues to operate. The collection consists of sixteen images from the 1920s, primarily of the Oregon Agricultural College, now Oregon State University.
 
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Beekman Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Beekman family consists of Cornelius C. Beekman, the founder and owner of Beekman Bank in Jacksonville, Oregon, his son Benjamin Beekman, a Portland, Oregon lawyer and UO Law School faculty member, and his daughter Carrie Beekman, who donated substantially to the University of Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, miscellaneous manuscripts and publications, scrapbooks and photographs.
 
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Walter S. Bowman photographs

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Walter S. Bowman (1865-1938) was a professional photographer who worked in Pendleton, Oregon, from the late 1880s to the mid 1930s. Bowman's photographs document daily life in Eastern Oregon, including special events such as the Pendleton Round-Up. The collection consists of almost 800 negatives and prints representative of the span of the photographer's work, but his noted images of tribal people were largely destroyed after his death.
 
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Burton family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection includes letters, manuscripts, documents, financial material, memorabilia, and photographs of the J. J. Burton family. Most of the material is from Margaret W. Burton (Mrs. J. J.) addressed to her sons and daughters.
 
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Hazel Chamberlain papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Hazel Chamberlain was a Christian missionary stationed in Paraguay in the 1920s. The collection includes correspondence, an essay, and photographs that reflect Chamberlain's life as a missionary.
 
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Miriam L. Condon papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Miriam L. Condon was a writer of stories for young people, and was possibly a relative of Frank Condon. The collection (1892-1968) contains correspondence including letters from publishers, manuscripts of anecdotes, poems, and short stories, legal documents, including deeds and contracts belonging to Frank Condon, photographs and historical postcards, negatives, and a travel notebook of a trip to Mexico.
 
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Davenport Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Timothy Woodbridge (T.W.) Davenport (1826-1911) and his family left Ohio for Oregon in the early 1850s, settling in the upper Willamette Valley. T.W. Davenport was a farmer, surveyor, state representative, state senator, and special Indian agent at the Umatilla Agency in the 1860s. T.W. Davenport’s son, Homer Davenport (1867-1912) became the most highly paid political cartoonist of his time. He also traveled to the Ottoman Empire, returning with the first purebred Arabian horses in America. The Davenport Family Papers contain the personal papers of T.W. Davenport, Homer Davenport, and the Davenport family. The collection includes correspondence, essays, drawings, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Of note are the handwritten and typewritten memoirs of T.W. Davenport and original political cartoons by Homer Davenport.
 
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Alice Henson Ernst papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Alice Henson Ernst was an American author, playwright, and teacher, at University of Washington, 1920-1923, and University of Oregon, 1924-1950, who had special interests in the history of the early theater of the Pacific Northwest and masked ritual dances of Northwest Coast tribes. Collection comprises correspondence, including letters from Franz Boas; manuscripts of books, plays, essays, and poems; diaries and notebooks, 1909-1964; playbills; broadsides; and photographs, most relating to Native American masks.
 
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James T. Gray papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Taylor Gray (1852-1928) was a ship designer and transportation magnate involved in railroads and shipping in Oregon and Alaska. The collection consists of correspondence, business papers, plans and specifications for steamboat designs and parts, and photographs.
 
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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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George Kleinholz collection of Bonus Expeditionary Force ephemera and artifacts

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Bonus Expeditionary Force was a group of World War I veterans that marched on Washington, D.C, in 1932, to demand early payment of bonuses promised them. George Kleinholz was regimental commander of the Oregon group of the Bonus Expeditionary Force. The collection (1932) contains mementos, clippings, and photographs of the march and encampments.
 
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Ben Linder collection

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ben Linder (1959-1987) was an American mechanical engineer who worked in San Jose de Bocay, Nicaragua from 1983 until his death by the Contras on April 28, 1987. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, articles on political and engineering subjects, photographs, and the Linder family's records, all of which reflect Linder's humanitarian work, his political activism, and the impact his death had on American foreign policy debates and within the general public sphere.
 
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Eugene P. Lyle Jr. papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Eugene P. Lyle Jr. (1873-1961) was a journalist and a writer of pulp fiction who resided in Mexico for a number of years. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, printed works, subject files, photographs, and the papers of his son, Eugene Lyle III.
 
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Charles Louis Marshall papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Charles L. Marshall (1882-1957) was a mining engineer and surveyor. He was born in Portland, Oregon and educated at the University of Oregon, graduating in 1911 or 1912. The papers include a diary, Jan. 1907 to June 1908, describing Marshall's labors in the R and S gold mine, Curry County, Ore. The second volume of the diary has 10 pages of "Mining stories," folklore of southern Oregon and northern California mines. There are two account books showing receipts and expenses at the R and S mine, 1906-1908, and of Marshall's years at the University of Oregon, 1908-1911. From July to December 1918 he was an enlisted man in the U. S. Army, stationed at Washington Barracks, D.C. There are 41 letters, Marshall to his mother, describing his experience in Co. E, 1st Replacement Regt. Engineers. The photograph portion of the collection consists of three albums of photographs black and white prints, real photo postcards, a few commercial postcards, and 17 glass plate negatives. The dates for almost all of the images are from around 1905-1915, with the largest concentration from 1911-1912. The photographs cover mining operations in Southern Oregon, including the Bohemia mines, Lucky Boy mine, Treasure Mine, Crystal Mine, and the Champion (or Champiom) Mine. Also included are images of bridge construction in the Portland area, construction of the Walterville power plant, and Eugene's Municipal Power plant. There are also prints from several trips taken in Oregon and the Northwest, as well as postcards from a trip to South America by a friend. Several real photo postcards of the University of Oregon campus from 1911 are in the collection, a few of which are included in the 1913 Oregana. There are pictures of the buildings as well as of construction of the tennis courts and photographs from a track meet.
 
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McLoughlin House postcards

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Dr. John McLoughlin (1784-1857) was a prominent figure in early Oregon history. The collection consists of seven postcards and an engraving of the McLoughlin House in Oregon City, constructed in 1846 and relocated in 1909. The house was declared the first Western National Historic Site in 1947, and is managed by the National Parks.
 
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Thelma Mills papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Thelma Mills worked in education, primarily with foreign students, in China, Taiwan and in the US; while in China (1925-1927) she observed the Chinese civil war. The collection contains diaries, correspondence, manuscripts, travel mementos, postcards, and photographs, 1925-1976.
 
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Ruth Evelyn Morse Parkhurst and Austin Flint Parkhurst papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ruth Evelyn Morse (1899-1983) taught in American Indian schools and was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and her husband, Austin Flint Parkhurst (1885-1965), was in the Navy during WWI and became a radio engineer. The collection contains personal and professional records of Ruth Parkhurst, including her career as a teacher in American Indian schools and her work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as well as personal and professional (mostly military) records of Austin Parkhurst, and photographs and negatives of Europe during WWI.
 
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University of Oregon Basketball Exhibition Tour of the Far East records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:In 1954, the University of Oregon Basketball team undertook an exhibition tour of Asia and the Business Manager for the tour, J.O. Lindstrom, accompanied the student athletes and kept a diary. The collection (1954-1955) contains Lindstrom's diary, reports, and also programs and itineraries of the tour, correspondence and postcards, photographs, collected business cards, and newspaper clippings.
 
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W.R.B. Willcox photographs

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Walter Ross Baumes Willcox (1869-1947) was an architect in Burlington, VT and Seattle, WA before coming to the University of Oregon in 1922 as head of the Department of Architecture. He was a member of the board and of committees of the American Institute of Architects.

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