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Newly Available Collection: Portland Reporter records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Striking union newspaper workers in Oregon started the Portland Reporter newspaper; it was printed from 1959 until 1964. The collection contains the administrative, editorial, and printing records of the short-lived newspaper.

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Guide to the Portland Reporter Records

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: Lucy Larcom letter

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Lucy Larcom (1824-1893) was a poet, and novelist who wrote about her experiences working in a textile mill beginning at age eleven. The collection (1884) contains one letter that includes a handwritten poem from Larcom to a “Mrs Bray,” regarding other writers, and Larcom’s growing pile of unanswered mail.

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Guide to the Lucy Larcom Letter

Newly Available Collection: Odd Fellows Hall Association (Portland, Or.) contract

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The Independent Organization of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization that traces its roots back to 17th century England. The collection contains a contract, dated June 7, 1869, between the Odd Fellows organization and William Braden for carpenter and joiner work on an Odd Fellows building in Portland, Oregon.

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Guide to the Odd Fellows Hall Association (Portland, Or.) Contract

Newly Available Collection: Frederick Enos Woltman correspondence and clippings

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Frederick Enos Woltman (1905-1970) was an investigative reporter who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for his “expose” articles about communist infiltration into education, labor unions, organized religion and government. The collection contains correspondence from 1941-1943.

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Guide to the Frederick Enos Woltman Correspondence and Clippings

Newly Available Collection: Joseph B. McAllister papers

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Joseph B. McAllister was president of the Portland Industrial Union Council. The collection (1936-1942) contains correspondence, papers, and publications relating the the labor movement in Oregon.

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Guide to the Joseph B. McAllister Papers

Newly Available Collection: Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Interim Committee to Make a Study of the Needs of the Workmen’s Compensation Law committee files

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Interim Committee to Make a Study of the Needs of the Workman’s Compensation Laws records. The collection (1939-1941) consists of the committee chairman’s files and material includes correspondence, minutes, and drafts of reports.

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Guide to the Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Interim Committee on Study Workman’s Compensation Law Records

Newly Available Collection: Beyrl Albert Green papers

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Beyrl Albert Green (1887-1965) was an Oregon attorney who specialized in labor cases, and who defended the Industrial Workers of the World, the 1922 railroad strikers, and the 1934 striking longshoremen. The collection (1917-1965) contains his autobiography, correspondence, and addresses.

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Guide to the Beyrl Albert Green Papers

Newly Available Collection: Aurther Preis papers

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Arthur Preis (1911-1964) was a labor organizer, author, and historian. The collection includes manuscripts, records of The Militant, correspondence, and miscellaneous items.

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Guide to the Arthur Preis Papers

Newly Available Collection: Albert Streiff papers

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Albert Streiff (1894-1968) was a member of the Socialist Party who ran for Oregon governor in 1930. Collection contains manuscripts of radio talks, correspondence, certificates of nomination to the Socialist Party, a scrapbook, Socialist Party Convention journals, Socialist Party National Committee motions, socialist pamphlets, Labor and Socialist Service Press, National Executive Committee memoranda and Executive Secretary letters.

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Guide to the Albert Streiff Papers