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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: 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: Frederick Proehl papers

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Frederick C. Proehl (1880-1970) was a banker, a grocer, worked for Boeing, and was a member of the Greenback political party, which nominated him for President in 1952 and 1956. The collection (1943-1970) contains correspondence, letters written to newspapers, speeches, a masters thesis regarding the Greenback Party by Proehl’s grand-nephew, and publications of the Monetary Reform Committee.

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Guide to the Frederick Proehl papers

Newly Available Collection: Marshall Cornett papers

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Marshall Eugene Cornett (1898-1947) was a business owner and politician of Oregon who served in the state senate from 1941-1947 and was killed in a plane crash while still in office. The collection (1935-1949) contains correspondence files and speeches.

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Guide to the Marshall Cornett Papers

Newly Available Collection: Mary Phelps Montgomery to Walter F. Burrell

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated January 18, 1905 from Mary Phelps Montgomery of Washington, D.C, to Walter F. Burrell of Portland, Oregon. In the letter, Montgomery tells of her experience watching Senator John H. Mitchell’s speech in defense of his indictment.

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Guide to the Mary Phelps Montgomery Letter to Walter F. Burrell

Newly Available Collection: Robert Denison Holmes papers

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Robert Holmes (1909-1976) was governor of Oregon from January 14, 1957 to January 12, 1959.  The collection consists of materials related to Holmes’ reelection campaign, legislation, and general political correspondence.

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Guide to the Robert Denison Holmes Papers

Newly Available Collection: Woodrow Wilson letter to Matthew H. Douglass

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Before he became the President of United States, Woodrow Wilson was a professor and also President of Princeton University. The collection contains a letter dated July 12, 1902 from Wilson to Matthew H. Douglass, of Grinnell College in Iowa, in which Wilson explains that he cannot give a lecture at Grinnell until his inauguration at Princeton is over.

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Guide to the Woodrow Wilson letter to Matthew H. Douglass

Newly Available Collection: George O. Adams papers

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

George O. Adams was a carpenter interested in the political issues of the day and he gathered together the radical literature that makes up this collection. The collection consists of many types of printed material including pamphlets, broadsides, articles from newspapers, magazines, and other publications about labor and unions, religion, socialism, economics, and anarchism, among other topics.

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Guide to the George O. Adams Radical Literature Collection

Newly Available Collection: Theodore Thurston Geer reciept

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Theodore T. Geer (1851-1924) served in the Oregon State House of Representatives in the 1880s and as governor of Oregon, from January 9, 1899 until January 14, 1903. The collection contains a receipt regarding political offices written by Geer on April 18, 1898.

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Guide to the Theodore T. Geer Receipt

Newly Available Collection: Edwin Thompson Hatch letter to Solomon Hirsch

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated May 17, 1896, from Edwin Thompson Hatch of McCoy, Oregon, to Solomon Hirsch of Portland, Oregon, regarding Oregon politics. In the letter, McCoy reports on a political tour with T. T. Geer, and warns against J. S. Cooper.

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Guide to the Edwin Thompson Hatch Letter to Solomon Hirsch