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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: Pflag Ashland, Oregon records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The National Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) organization was founded in 1972 by a mother of a gay son, and there are local chapters in every state. The collection contains the records of the Ashland, Oregon chapter.

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Guide to the Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) of Ashland, Oregon Records

Newly Available Collection: Pflag Grants Pass, Oregon records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The National Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) organization was founded in 1972 by a mother of a gay son, and there are local chapters in every state. The collection contains the records of the Grants Pass, Oregon chapter.

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Guide to the Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) of Grants Pass, Oregon Records

Newly Available Collection: C. S. Culver letter

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The collection contains a typed copy of a letter dated October 20, 1889, from C. S. Culver of Mantorville, Minnesota, to his brother and sister Lucius and Amanda Culver. The letter is a description of transportation facilities and natural resources of Oregon during 1889.

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Guide to the C. S. Culver Letter

Newly Available Collection: Melchi Johnson papers

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated August 30, 1869, from Melchi Johnson, of Bethel, Polk County, Oregon, to Johnson’s daughter. In the letter, Johnson is concerned that the daughter might feel neglected and reminds her of all the reasons she is not forgotten, and also informs the daughter about the property in Salem that the family is considering purchasing.

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Guide to the Melchi Johnson Letter

Newly Available Collection: Savage family correspondence

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The collection (1869-1878) contains handwritten personal correspondence between members of the Savage family that lived in Maine and Oregon.

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Guide to the Savage Family Correspondence

Newly Available Collection: Burgess Family papers

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The Burgess family papers consists mainly of the records of Chalon Burgess, a Presbyterian minister, his wife Emma, their sons Edward Sandford and Theodore Chalon, their daughter Sarah Julia Burgess (who went by Julia), as well as other family members. Collection material includes correspondence, school and professional papers, prose and poetry, travel material, financial and investment documents, material on the Burgess rare manuscripts and book collection, miscellaneous manuscripts and publications, scrapbooks and photographs.

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Guide to the Burgess Family Papers

Newly Available Collection: John F. Campbell letter

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

John F. Campbell wrote a letter dated August 6, 1863, to “Aunt and relatives,” reporting the death of his brother at the battle of Gettysburg, describing the burial arrangements, and explaining his decision to not bring the body home to Indiana.

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Guide to the John F. Campbell Letter

Newly Available Collection: Sachs Bros. and Reames Bros. accounts ledger

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Lippman Sachs and his brothers immigrated to America in 1861 and settled in Jacksonville, Oregon where they operated a dry goods store until 1875; the Reames Brothers then purchased the building and continued a general store until 1886. The collection (1874-1875; 1881-1884)) contains a Sachs Bros. ledger account book which also includes account pages of the Reames Bros. store.

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Guide to the Sachs Bros. and Reames Bros. Accounts Ledger

Newly Available Collection: Wolcott-Gibbs family papers

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Wolcott – Gibbs family members are relatives of Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797), who was a member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a general in the Revolutionary War, and, late in his life, the governor of the state of Connecticut (Litchfield Historical Society). The collection (1785-1870) contains correspondence and family papers.

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Guide to the Wolcott-Gibbs Family Papers