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Newly Available Collection: Edwin Burton Aldrich correspondence

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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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Guide to the Edwin B. Aldrich Correspondence

Newly Available Collection: Ben Wilson Olcott papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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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Guide to the Ben Wilson Olcott Papers

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: Bertram Telfer McBain papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Bertram Telfer McBain was a paper mill manager and consultant. The papers include proposals and studies for pulp mill sites, a manuscript history of the pulp and paper industry in the Pacific Northwest, photographs and a scrapbook of the Crown Pulp Mill, Oregon City (1914), and photographs of construction of the Oregon City-West Linn bridge (1922).

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Guide to the Bertram Telfer McBain Papers


Newly Available Collection: Iris Thorpe Barry papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Iris Thorpe Barry was a writer of poetry, short stories, and crime and suspense novels. The collection contains manuscripts of poems, short stories, and novels, correspondence, memorabilia and publicity, and published works, 1925-1975.

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Guide to the Iris Thorpe Barry Papers

Newly Available Collection: Ruth Erickson and Eleanor Stevenson papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Ruth Erickson (~1890 – 1970) and Eleanor Stevenson (~1898 – ?) were political radicals and Socialists who carried out a voluminous epistolary campaign against injustice. The collection contains correspondence by Erickson and Stevenson as well as subject files and personal material of Erickson’s including manuscripts of poems, articles, plays, and novels.

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Guide to the Ruth Erickson and Eleanor Stevenson Papers

Newly Available Collection: Hans Heller papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Hans Ewald Heller (1894-1966) was a composer, pianist, writer, and music critic. The collection contains original scores and published music of musical comedies, short operas, symphonic works, chamber music, and other songs, scrapbooks, and music recordings.

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Guide to the Hans Heller Papers

Newly Available Collection: Jonathan Wagner papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Jonathan Wagner (1873- ?) became superintendent of schools at Las Cruces and Santa Fe, New Mexico, was then elected New Mexico superintendent of public instruction, then elected president of New Mexico Normal University, and from 1923 to 1930, served as chief of the Alaska Division of the U. S. Department of Education. The collection contains scrapbooks of correspondence, clippings, photographs and other material from Wagner’s career in education, 1917-1933.

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Guide to the Jonathan Wagner Papers

Newly Available Collection: Henry Misselwitz papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Henry Misselwitz (1900 – ?) became a reporter and foreign correspondent, was the author of three books on his experiences in the Far East, and promoted the establishment of a foreign service training center for U.S. diplomats. The collection contains correspondence regarding the proposed Academy of Foreign Service, book manuscripts, radio scripts, newspaper columns and articles, two journals Misselwitz kept while travelling in China, and a general merchandise account book belonging to a Mrs. Carolyn Converse Misselwitz.

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Guide to the Henry Misselwitz Papers

Newly Available Collection: Danish Brotherhood and Danish Sisterhood Lodges of Junction City, Oregon records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Danish Brotherhood and Sisterhood lodges are fraternal organizations organized around a shared Danish heritage. The collection (1908-1981) contains records of the Danish Brotherhood and Danish Sisterhood lodges of Junction City, Oregon.

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Guide to the Danish Brotherhood and Danish Sisterhood Lodges of Junction City, Oregon Records