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Newly Available Collection: Allan Elston papers

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Allan V. Elston (1887 – ) was educated as a civil engineer, and he worked on railroads, as a mining engineer in Chile, as a cattle rancher, and from 1924 on he wrote western fiction. The collection contains research notes, published pieces, royalty statements, and correspondence with agents, other writers, and from readers, 1930-1960.

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Guide to the Allan Elston Papers

Newly Available Collection: Alexander Vincent Dye papers

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Alexander Vincent Dye (1876-1956) served in the U.S. foreign service in Mexico, Buenos Aires, and London. The collection contains professional and personal correspondence, reports on commercial and political affairs, trip summaries and memoranda, manuscript material, biographical information, mementos, and a scrapbook, 1897-1941.

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Guide to the Alexander Vincent Dye Papers

Newly Available Collection: Ralph Lowell Hancock papers

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Ralph Lowell Hancock was an author, a reporter and foreign correspondent who became an expert on Latin America and served as a senior analyst on the Board of Economic Warfare during WWII. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, project files, research material, photographs, scrapbooks, and publications.

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Guide to the Ralph Lowell Hancock papers

Newly available collection: MEChA records

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano Aztlan), a University of Oregon student union began as a part of the Chicano Student Union in 1964. The group took its current title in 1969. The collection contains publications and pamphlets related to 2009 conferences.

Call number: UA 079

Guide to the MEChA Records

Check out: Edith Winifred Simester papers

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Edith Simester was a Christian missionary in China and later Brazil, serving from the 1930s through the 1950s. The collection includes incoming correspondence and transcriptions of letters to her mother.

Call number: A 183

Guide to the Edith Winifred Simester Papers

Newly available collection: Edward R. Geary letter to John McLellan

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Edward R. Geary (1811-1886) was a pioneer, missionary and educator.  The collection consists of a typed transcription of a letter to John McLellan in which Geary describes his “travel’s history” in Latin America and Oregon.

Call number: CA 1851 Apr 17

Guide to the Edward R. Geary Letter to John McLellan

Check out: Hazel Chamberlain papers

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Hazel Chamberlain was a Christian missionary stationed in Paraguay in the 1920s. The collection includes correspondence, an essay, and photographs that reflect Chamberlain’s life as a missionary.

Call number: A 195

Guide to the Hazel Chamberlain Papers

Check out: William A. Langille papers

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

William A. Langille (1869-1956) came with his family to Hood River, Oregon in 1882. The Langille family operated the Cloud Cap Inn on Mt. Hood. Langille was a prospector in the Klondyke gold fields and Alaska state forester; eventually he was appointed forest manager for the Oregon State Parks Department. This collection contains correspondence, short stories, articles and reports that focus on his time in Alaska; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Oregon.

Call number: Ax 635

Guide to the William A. Langille Papers

Newly available collection: Ben Linder collection

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Ben Linder (1959-1987) was an American mechanical engineer who worked in San Jose de Bocay, Nicaragua from 1983 until his death by the Contras on April 28, 1987. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, articles on political and engineering subjects, photographs, and the Linder family’s records, all of which reflect Linder’s humanitarian work, his political activism, and the impact his death had on American foreign policy debates and within the public sphere generally.

Call number: Coll 304

Guide to the Ben Linder Collection

Newly available collection: Joseph Benjamin Pate papers

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Colonel Joseph Benjamin Pate (1879-1964) served in the Philippine Constabulary, WWI, and was assigned to South America from 1936-1942. The collection contains biographical files, photographs, a Philippine Constabulary officer list, diaries and mementoes, 1908-1964.

Call number: Ax 790

Guide to the Joseph Benjamin Pate Papers