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Newly Available Collection: Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman Family papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The Baker family, consisting of Walter H. Baker, his wife Ida S. Baker (nee Rawalt) and their three sons, William A., Walter R., and Paul, as well as Ida Baker’s sister, Mary Hoffman (nee Rawalt), her husband William and their son Harlan, all moved to the Salem, Oregon area in the 1890s. The collection contains records of the Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman family that include diaries, correspondence, photographs, negatives, and business records of Walter Baker.

Guide to the Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman Family Papers

Newly Available Collection: Hazel M. Cunningham papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The collection contains the memoirs of Hazel M. Cunningham, original handwritten family letters from the 1870-1890s, and draft pages of the memoir manuscript. The collection includes a bound copy of the memoirs titled, Tapestry, A Partial History of Some Pioneer Families of Polk County, Nebraska, 1979.

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Guide to the Hazel M. Cunningham Papers

Newly Available Collection: Oregon Militia, 1st Brigade, 1st Regiment, Co. A records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The Oregon Militia, 1st Brigade, 1st Regiment, Company A, which organized during the American Civil War, was referred to as the “Mountain Rangers.” The collection (1863-1867) contains journals, correspondence, muster rolls, and information regarding the origin and dissolution of the Mountain Rangers.

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Guide to the Oregon Militia, 1st Brigade, 1st Regiment, Company A Records

Newly Available Collection: Prairie View Congregational Church register and records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The collection contains records of the Prairie View Congregational Church, of French Prairie, Oregon, from 1893 to 1897.

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Guide to the Prairie View Congregational Church Records

Newly Available Collection: Lester Poor papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Lester C. Poor (1874-1967) was a Methodist Episcopalian minister. The collection (1897-1947) contains sermons, sermon notes, and outlines.

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Guide to the Lester Poor Papers

Newly Available Collection: Multnomah School District Number 1 records

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Multnomah School District number 1 was established in 1854 to service families in the Portland area of the Oregon Territory.  The collection consists of a building contract and receipts.

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Guide to Multnomah School District Number 1 Records

Newly Available Collection: Joaquin Miller papers

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Joaquin Miller (1837-1913) was the pen name of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller, a Northwest writer, newspaper publisher, and poet. The collection contains four poems by Miller.

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Guide to the Joaquin Miller Papers

Newly Available Collection: Emanuel Cykler papers

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Emanuel Cykler was a dealer in zithers and zither music and strings in San Jose, California. The collection (1884-1914) contains zither music, notes about zither music, and photographs.

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Guide to the Emanuel Cykler Papers

Newly Available Collection: Santiam Academy student manuscripts

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The Santiam Academy of Lebanon, Oregon, was built and run by the Methodist Church in the 1850s. The collection (1865-1869) contains manuscripts of periodicals created by students of the Academy.

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Guide to the Santiam Academy Student Manuscripts

newly Available Collection: Will H. Robinson letter to Grace Plummer

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Will H. Robinson served in the Spanish American War in the Philippines. The collection (1899) contains one letter from Robinson, sent from Manila, to Grace Plummer of Portland, Oregon.

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Guide to the Will H. Robinson Letter to Grace Plummer