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Newly Available Collection: Spokane Terminal Company articles of agreement

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The collection contains articles of agreement between Spokane Terminal Company of the state of Washington, and the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane Railway Company of the state of Idaho, concerning construction and use of steam and electric railway terminal facilities in Washington.

CA 1905 July 10

Guide to the Spokane Terminal Company Articles of Agreement

Newly Available Collection: Northwest Public Power Association records

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) is a not for profit trade association comprising public/people’s utility districts, electric cooperatives, municipalities and crown corporations in the Western U.S. and Canada. The collection (1953-1959) contains working files of legislative initiatives regarding Oregon power development.

Bx 145

Guide to the Northwest Public Power Association Records

Newly Available Collection: Lee Wooden correspondence

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Lee Wooden was president of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a member of the Kennedy-Johnson Natural Resources Advisory Committee in 1960, and active in regional public power movements. The collection (1955-1963) contains correspondence relating to public power in the Pacific Northwest.

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Guide to the Lee Wooden Correspondence

Newly Available Collection: Northwest Public Power Association, executive secretary’s records

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) is a non-profit trade association comprising public/people’s utility districts, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and crown corporations in the Western U.S. and Canada. The collection (1948-1963) consists of correspondence, material regarding power and service plans of electric cooperatives, application and hearing material for the Mountain Sheep-Pleasant Valley hydro-electric project on the Middle Snake River, and a file regarding the Oregon Electric Consumers council.

Bx 133

Guide to the Northwest Public Power Association, Executive Secretary’s Records

Newly Available Collection: Edward L. Eastham papers

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Edward L. Eastham was president of the Willamette Transportation and Locks company, a shareholder in the Walla Walla Water company, and involved with the U. S. Electric Lighting and Power company. The collection (1885-1888) consists of letters and papers relating to stock purchases and consolidation proposals.

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Guide to the Edward L. Eastham Papers

Newly Available Collection: A.C. Heyman papers

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

A.C. (Arnold C.) Heyman (1878-1975) was an Oregon farmer and advocate of public power. Collection consists of correspondence, speeches and radio talks, letters to the editor, materials on the Linn County PUD, research materials on public power, and personal material.

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Guide to the A.C. Heyman Papers

Newly Available Collection: Howard Vincent Morgan papers

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

A native of Tillamook and the son of a fisherman, Howard Vincent Morgan (1914-2012) served in the Oregon state legislature, as Oregon’s Public Utilities Commissioner, as Federal Power Commissioner, and also chaired the Democratic Party of Oregon from 1952-1956. The collection contains Federal Power Commission files including correspondence, memoranda, and subject files, Oregon files that include Oregon Public Utilities Commissioner files, correspondence relating to Oregon matters, Morgan’s senatorial campaign files, biographical material, and printed matter.

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Guide to the Howard Vincent Morgan papers

Check out: Bonneville Dam construction photograph album

Monday, September 10th, 2012

The collection consists of one album of the construction of Bonneville Dam, 1934-1936. Images by R.W. Oliver and Bichel; most unsigned. Shows housing, equipment, excavation, construction, spillways. Some workers are named.

Call number: PH203_020

Guide to the Bonneville Dam construction photograph album

Check out: Walter H. and Florence Holmes Gerke landscape architecture drawings and photographs

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Walter Henry Gerke (c. 1891-1982) and Florence Holmes Gerke (1896-1964) were landscape architects. The collection contains 2 flat file folders of architectural plans reflecting their work on the Bonneville Power Navigation project and the Washington Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.

Call number: Coll 144

Guide to the Walter H. and Florence Holmes Gerke landscape architecture drawings and photographs

Newly available collection: Benson Claire Condit papers

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Benson Clare Condit (1869-1960 or 1959) was an electrical engineer who worked operated an engineering consulting business and worked on many water-power electric plants along the Pacific Coast, and was also locator and designer of a 20,000 horsepower hydro-electric plant, “Condit Dam,” on the White Salmon River, Washington. The collection contains professional working files that include reports, graphs, plans, specifications, estimates, and photographs for a variety of engineering jobs.

Call number: Bx 171

Guide to the Benson Claire Condit Papers