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Newly Available Collection: Bertram Telfer McBain papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Bertram Telfer McBain was a paper mill manager and consultant. The papers include proposals and studies for pulp mill sites, a manuscript history of the pulp and paper industry in the Pacific Northwest, photographs and a scrapbook of the Crown Pulp Mill, Oregon City (1914), and photographs of construction of the Oregon City-West Linn bridge (1922).

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Guide to the Bertram Telfer McBain Papers


Newly Available Collection: Western Wood Products Association records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) is a trade association representing softwood lumber manufacturers in the 12 Western states. The collection (1960s-1980s) contains administrative records, subject files, tree farm reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, and maps.

Guide to the Western Wood Products Association Records

Newly Available Collection: Victor H. Pelz papers

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Victor Hugo Pelz (1894-1968) was an salesman, editor, and marketer for magazines and newspapers, and had a long working association with Curtis Publishing company. The collection (1902-1918) contains correspondence, sales bulletins, reports, publicity, and a copy of Pelz’s masters thesis.

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Guide to the Victor H. Pelz 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: Emanuel Cykler papers

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Emanuel Cykler was a dealer in zithers and zither music and strings in San Jose, California. The collection (1884-1914) contains zither music, notes about zither music, and photographs.

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Guide to the Emanuel Cykler Papers

Newly Available Collection: Dispatch Line bill of lading

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The collection contains a bill of lading by Dispatch Line Co. for a goods shipped by S. Marks and company on the schooner Sparrow,  from San Francisco to Gardner City, Oregon. The bill of lading includes a detailed list of goods.

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Guide to the Dispatch Line Bill of Lading

Newly Available Collection: Nicolai Bros. Co. records

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Nicolai Bros. Company of Portland, Oregon, was a sash and door manufacturing company. The collection (1870-1878) contains corporate records, correspondence, financial records, minutes, day books, and order books.

Guide to the Nicolai Bros. Company Records

Newly Available Collection: W.W. Baker and Company bill of lading

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The collection contains a bill of lading, dated March 14, 1863 for mining supplies and other goods, from the W.W. Baker and Company of The Dalles and Portland, Oregon.

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Guide to the W.W. Baker and Company Bill of Lading

Newly Available Collection: Joseph Norris account book

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Joseph Norris was a teamster in Eugene, Oregon. The collection (1868-1877) contains an account book.

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Guide to the Joseph Norris Account Book

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