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Archive for May, 2012

Century of Action event

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

For those who will be in the Portland area tomorrow check out Century’s of Action’s latest event:

Century of Action Statewide Exhibit Launch!

Newly available collection: American Association of University Professors. University of Oregon Chapter records

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) purpose is to advance academic freedom and to ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good. Records include correspondence, minutes, committee reports, membership lists, programs, office files, faculty unions and bargaining information, hearings and legal records, salary research materials, and records on the 1952 Loyalty Oath controversy.

Call number: UA 098

10 linear feet (8 containers)

Guide to the American Association of University Professors. University of Oregon Chapter records, 1925-1979

Newly available collection: Faculty bulletins and scrapbooks

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Faculty bulletins and scrapbooks contain memos, correspondence and bulletins produced by and for the faculty of the University of Oregon between 1914-1931 and preserved in 31 scrapbooks.

Call number: UA 078

7.75 linear feet (31 containers)

Guide to the Faculty Bulletins and Scrapbooks, 1914-1934

Newly available collection: Pioneer Cemetery Plot Book

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The Pioneer Cemetery of Eugene, Oregon was established by Spencer’s Butte Lodge No. 9 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in 1873 for use as a fraternal cemetery. The collection consists of a plot book that lists name and grave locations for graves created between 1873-1928.

Call number: UA 074

.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Guide to the Pioneer Cemetery Plot Book, 1873-1929

Newly available collection: John H. Carkin papers

Friday, May 4th, 2012

John H. Carkin (1883-1971) was a lawyer, served in the Oregon State Legislature, was Chairman of the Oregon Tax Commission, served in the rail transportation department, was president of a savings and loan, and was chief counsel for the Oregon PUC. The collection contains office documents, exhibits, testimony, publications, manuscripts, subject files, books, and correspondence.

Call number: Ax 600

22.5 linear feet (15 containers)

Guide to the John H. Carkin Papers, 1920-1960

Newly available collection: William Carlson Smith papers

Friday, May 4th, 2012

William Carlson Smith was an educator and sociologist who was a major research contributor to a 1925 Survey of Race Relations. Collection contains manuscripts by Smith and by others, speeches, correspondence, course material, biographical and family files, and photographs.

Call number: Ax 364

11.5 linear feet (9 containers)

Guide to the William Carlson Smith Papers, 1912-1972

Newly available collection: James Henry Polhemus papers

Friday, May 4th, 2012

James Henry Polhemus (1887-1965) was a civil engineer and inventor who became chief engineer of the Port of Portland, president of Portland General Electric Co., and the owner of the Willamette Tug and Barge Company. The papers consist of Polhemus’s personal diaries, 1934-1964, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and records of the various companies with which he was associated.

Call number: Ax 299

22.5 linear feet (15 containers)

Guide to the James Henry Polhemus Papers, 1916-1964

Newly available collection: Edwin Russell Durno papers

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Edwin R. Durno (1899-1976), from Linn County, Oregon, was a physician who served in the Oregon State Senate and the U.S. Congress. The collection includes legislative and bill files, Oregon subject files and project files.

Call number: Ax 190

16.5 linear feet (11 containers)

Guide to the Edwin Russell Durno Papers, 1954-1964

Newly available collection: Weatherford and Wyatt records

Friday, May 4th, 2012

The law firm of Weatherford and Wyatt, located in the upper Willamette Valley, was counsel for the Southern Pacific Railroad, Thomas Kay Woolen Mills, and many valley towns and corporations. The collection includes correspondence, case files, transcripts, ledgers, journals, minute and account books.

Call number: Ax 061

15.75 linear feet (20 containers, 2 volumes)

Guide to the Weatherford and Wyatt Records, 1890-1924

Newly available collection: Jerome Davis papers

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Jerome Davis (1891-1979) was an international activist for peace and social reform, labor organizer, and sociologist, who taught at Dartmouth and Yale Divinity School. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, lectures and conference documents, biographical material, diaries, publications and photographs.

Call number: Ax 022

20 linear feet (18 containers)

Guide to the Jerome Davis Papers, 1914-1963