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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: James Thornton Chinnock papers

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

James Thornton Chinnock (1882 – ) was an attorney in Grants Pass, Oregon. The collection (1920-1928) contains case files relating to water rights cases in Josephine County, Oregon.

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Guide to the James Thornton Chinnock Papers

Newly Available Collection: Herbert Parkyn letters to Robert M. Brereton

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Herbert Parkyn was a financial agent for the Black Sand and Gold recovery company of Chicago, Illinois. The collection (1907) contains letters and printed material that Parkyn sent to Robert M. Brereton of Portland, Oregon regarding black sand (iron extraction) in the Pacific Coast and the Columbia River.

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Guide to the Herbert Parkyn letters to Robert M. Brereton

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 Avaialble Collection: Joseph Nathan Teal scrapbooks

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Joseph Nathan Teal (1858-1929) was an Oregon rancher, lawyer, investor, and civic leader who was an advocate of waterways development and served as U.S. Shipping Commissioner from 1920-1921. The collection (1894-1917) contains fourteen volumes of scrapbooks regarding Oregon politics, Portland water, transportation in Oregon, taxes, the railroad, Celilo canal, and navigation of the Columbia River.

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Guide to the Joseph Nathan Teal Scrapbooks

Newly Available Collection: Charles C. Lewis letter and photographs

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Charles C. Lewis was a member of the Mazama climbing club. The collection consists of a letter by Lewis describing an expedition to set up heliographs atop Mt. Adams and Mt. Jefferson, as well as two matted photographs of Mt. Jefferson.

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Guide to the Charles C. Lewis Letter and Photographs

Newly Available Collection: Museum of Natural History records

Friday, March 1st, 2013

In 1936, the State Board of Higher Education combined the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology, the Condon Museum of Geology, the University Herbarium, and the Museum of Zoology into the University of Oregon Museum of Natural History. The collection contains correspondence, reports, meeting notes and minutes, Herbarium historical documents,  glass negatives, photographs, a Museum of Anthropology accessions/inventory journal, and a negative of Fort Rock sandals.

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Guide to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History Records

Check Out: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation project histories

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was created in 1902 because of mounting pressure for the federal government to develop water resources. The collection contains Bureau of Reclamation project histories for Boise, Columbia Basin, Owyhee, and Yakima.

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Guide to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Project Histories

Check out: Edgar F. Averill papers

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Edgar F. Averill was president of the Oregon Wildlife Federation. The collection comprises correspondence relating to the conservation of natural resources in Oregon from 1934 to 1939.

Call number: Ax 188

Guide to the Edgar F. Averill Papers

Check out: Cape Shoalwater, Washington photographs and clippings

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Collection contains 41 photographs and several newspaper clippings documenting the rapid shoreline erosion of Cape Shoalwater, Washington circa 1955-1971. Photographs include images of bulwarks and groins erected by residents in efforts to protect the shore. The newspaper articles, which include photographs from the collection, date from 1955 to 1965 and offer background information.

Call number: PH190

Guide to the Cape Shoalwater, Washington photographs and clippings