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Newly Available Collection: Edwin Burton Aldrich correspondence

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Edwin B. Aldrich (1879-1950) became a newspaper editor and publisher with the East Oregonian (in Pendleton) and was active is public affairs in Oregon all his adult life. The collection contains correspondence related to newspaper business, public affairs, political and personal concerns and includes letters exchanged with Oregon politicians and public figures.

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Guide to the Edwin B. Aldrich Correspondence

Newly Available Collection: Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman Family papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The Baker family, consisting of Walter H. Baker, his wife Ida S. Baker (nee Rawalt) and their three sons, William A., Walter R., and Paul, as well as Ida Baker’s sister, Mary Hoffman (nee Rawalt), her husband William and their son Harlan, all moved to the Salem, Oregon area in the 1890s. The collection contains records of the Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman family that include diaries, correspondence, photographs, negatives, and business records of Walter Baker.

Guide to the Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman Family Papers

Newly Available Collection: Pflag Grants Pass, Oregon records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The National Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) organization was founded in 1972 by a mother of a gay son, and there are local chapters in every state. The collection contains the records of the Grants Pass, Oregon chapter.

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Guide to the Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) of Grants Pass, Oregon Records

Newly Available Collection: Oregon. State Defense Council. Lane County, District no. 10, (Eugene) records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The records in this collection are from the Lane County, District no. 10 (Eugene) division of the Oregon State Defense council. The collection (1942-1944) contains correspondence, minutes, committee records, evacuation plans, emergency test reports, minutes of the police reserve group, and University of Oregon Aircraft Warning Service observation post log books.

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Guide to the Oregon. State Defense Council. Lane County, District no. 10, Eugene Records

Newly Available Collection: Oregon. State Defense Council. Lane County records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The collection contains records from the Lane County division of the Oregon State Defense Council. The collection (1942-1944) contains meeting minutes, correspondence, test reports, and manuals from committees, police reserves, University of Oregon, and also includes photographs of cantonment sites in Oregon.

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Guide to the Oregon. State Defense Council. Lane County Records

Newly Available Collection: Prairie View Congregational Church register and records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The collection contains records of the Prairie View Congregational Church, of French Prairie, Oregon, from 1893 to 1897.

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Guide to the Prairie View Congregational Church Records

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: Eva Emery Dye letter

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated May 8, 1909, from Eva Emery Dye, an author and suffragist of Oregon City, to a Mrs. Colby regarding an upcoming forum at which Mrs. Colby wished to speak about suffragettes in England.

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Guide to the Eva Emery Dye letter

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: 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