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Newly Available Collection: John Minto letter to William P. Lord

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The collection contains a letter from John Minto to William P. Lord, of Salem, Oregon, dated January 15, 1892. In the letter, Minto describes his experiences as an escort for Jesse Applegate, from 1847 to 1848, including travel through the Siskiyou mountains.

CA 1892 Jan 15

Guide to the John Minto letter to William P. Lord

Newly Available Collection: Three poems about Oregon river boating

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The collection contains three handwritten poems about river boating in Oregon, written about 1888. The author is unknown.

CA 1888 Jan 1

Guide to the Three poems about Oregon River Boating

Newly Available Collection: Rollin Simeon Belknap letter

Friday, September 13th, 2013

In 1870, Rollin Simeon Belknap claimed a hot springs site located in Oregon, in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, that is now known as Belknap Hot Springs. The collection contains a letter of June 5, 1872, from Belknap to A. Gibbs, asking Gibbs to pass on a bottle of water (that was sent with the letter) to a chemist for tests, as the springs he found were said to be good for healing. (The bottle is not included in the collection)

CA 1872 June 5

Guide to the Rollin Simeon Belknap Letter

Newly Available Collection: Wilhoit Springs Resort records

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Wilhoit Springs Resort resort was founded by James Wilhoit, and was a favorite rusticating spot for tired Oregonians. The collection (1899-1902) consists of campers’ records, a hotel record, a stage account, brochures regarding the resort and the area, small black and white prints of the resort, a few pieces of correspondence.

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Guide to the Wilhoit Springs Resort Records

Newly Available Collection: Mazamas records

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The Mazamas mountaineering and conservation club was established on July 19, 1894 on the summit of Mt. Hood; the group works to promote mountaineering and advocates for the protection and management of natural areas. The collection (1894-1916) contains photographs of hikes up the Three Sisters, correspondence, and printed Mazama material.

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Guide to the Mazamas Records

Newly Available Collection: Ruth Hopson Keen papers

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Ruth Hopsen Keen (1906-1998) was a naturalist who studied the Collier Glacier, an educator and Geology professor, an author, and the first female to become a (Park) Ranger Naturalist at Crater Lake National Park. The collection (1930s-1970s) contains correspondence, diaries/journals, a Crater Lake Ranger Naturalist manual, Geological Society publications (of which Keen was president), geology and mineralogy publications, Keen’s teaching records from the UO and dissertation, printed matter, reports, subject files, maps, slides, negatives, glass lantern slides, audio, film, and photographs.

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Guide to the Ruth Hopson Keen Papers

Newly Available Collection: Willamette Greenway Advisory Committee records

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The Willamette Greenway Advisory Committee (WGAC) is a group of professionals, each with specialties in different fields, who together make up recommendations and give advice to the Lane County Board of Commissioners. The collection contains WGAC plan drafts, agendas and minutes, membership lists, printed matter, a proposal for the WGAC, correspondence and notes of William Loy, news clippings, and newsletters.

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Guide to the Willamette Greenway Advisory Committee Records

Newly Available Collection: Charles M. Redman letter to Hadley and Owens

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Charles M. Redman, of Umatilla, Oregon wrote a letter dated January 23, 1862, to Hadley and Owens, and in the letter he described a hard winter, and frozen sheep and cattle.

CA 1862 Jan 23

Guide to the Charles M. Redman Letter to Hadley and Owens

Newly Available Collection: Haldane “Buzz” Holmstrom diaries

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Haldane “Buzz” Holmstrom (1909-1946) was a resident of Coquille, Oregon, and was an enthusiastic and expert riverboat man. The collection (1936-1939) contains ten volumes of trip diaries describing river travel, and related papers.

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Guide to the Haldane “Buzz” Holmstrom Diaries

Newly Available Collection: Charles Jared Ingersoll letter on the Oregon question

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Charles Jared Ingersoll was a Democratic senator and expansionist who wrote on the Oregon question.  The collection consists of a letter on Oregon written to an unnamed correspondent on the importance of Oregon expansion, as well as an introduction to the letter by Glenn Mason.

CA 1846 Mar 3

Guide to the Charles Jared Ingersoll Letter on the Oregon Question