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Newly Available Collection: Hazel M. Cunningham papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The collection contains the memoirs of Hazel M. Cunningham, original handwritten family letters from the 1870-1890s, and draft pages of the memoir manuscript. The collection includes a bound copy of the memoirs titled, Tapestry, A Partial History of Some Pioneer Families of Polk County, Nebraska, 1979.

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Guide to the Hazel M. Cunningham Papers

Newly Available Collection: Joseph Henry Brown letter to Nettie Spencer

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Joseph Henry Brown (1867-1898) was an Oregon pioneer, newspaper printer and correspondent, a Veteran, and a historian who wrote about politics, and especially Native American culture and conflicts in Oregon. The collection contains a letter dated April 27, 1895 from Brown to Nettie Spencer regarding his and other’s writings on the history of provisional government in Oregon.

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Guide to the Joseph Henry Brown Letter to Nettie Spencer

Newly Available Collection: Joseph Henry Brown letter to John H. Mitchell

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Joseph Henry Brown (1867-1898) was an Oregon pioneer, newspaper printer and correspondent, Veteran, and a historian who wrote about politics and Native American culture and conflicts in Oregon. The collection (May 19, 1893) contains a letter from Brown to John H. Mitchell, a U.S. Senator from Oregon, about maps Brown wanted to use in his historical work about “Indian Wars” in Oregon.

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Guide to the Joseph Henry Brown Letter to John H. Mitchell

Newly Available Collection: Thomas R. Cornelius deposition

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Thomas R. Cornelius, was an Oregon pioneer and a member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Cayuse and Yakima Indian Wars. The collection contains a deposition given by Cornelius on January 1, 1884 regarding the Oregon Mounted Volunteers.

CA 1884 Jan 1

Guide to the Thomas R. Cornelius Deposition

Newly Available Collection: H. L. Barret letter to Thomas R. Cornelius

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated February 24, 1884, from H. L. Barret, of Birch Creek, Oregon to Thomas R. Cornelius. In the letter, Barret reports on snow and wagon travel in the mountains, that the oxen are doing well and are soon to be worth more, and that he is using a hand saw for a table, which he says is an improvement over a rock.

CA 1884 Feb 24

Guide to the H. L. Barret Letter to Thomas R. Cornelius

Newly Available Collection: Blue Mountain Consolidated Wagon Road Co. articles of incorporation

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The collection contains articles of incorporation, dated July 18, 1868, for the Blue Mountain Consolidated Wagon Road Company, of La Grande, Oregon; the incorporators were J. S. Ruckell, R. B. Meacham, and T. F. Carter. The articles explain that the company wished to build their own wagon roads from Umatilla, Oregon and other points on the Columbia River, to Walla Walla and other points in the Washington Territory.

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Guide to the Blue Mountain Consolidated Wagon Road Co. Articles of Incorporation

Newly Available Collection: Barbara Allen Bogart papers

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Barbara Allen Bogart, a folklorist, professor, and author conducted research for her dissertation on homesteaders in central Oregon, and published her findings in a book titled, Homesteading the High Desert (1987). The collection (1978-1985) contains transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with residents of Central Oregon about the homesteading experience.

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Guide to the Barbara Allen Bogart Papers

Newly Available Collection: Alice R. Appenzeller correspondence

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Alice R. Appenzeller (1885-1946), born in Korea to pioneer Methodist missionary parents, also became a missionary and president of Ewha Woman’s College in Korea. The collection (1909-1940) contains correspondence by Appenzeller, including letters sent from Korea.

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Guide to the Alice R. Appenzeller Correspondence

Newly Available Collection: Benjamin Alvord letter to J.M. Sutton

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Major Benjamin Alvord of Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory, wrote a letter dated July 16, 1863 to J.M. Sutton of Jacksonville regarding fighting in the Rogue River Valley. The collection contains the letter, which references Jesse and Lindsay Applegate.

CA 1863 July 16

Guide to the Benjamin Alvord Letter to J.M. Sutton

Newly Available Collection: Ahio Scott Watt reminiscences

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Ahio Scott Watt (1824-1909) was an Oregon pioneer of 1848 who became clerk of the first court in the Oregon Territory. The collection (1802-1835) contains Watt’s personal and family reminiscences.

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Guide to the Ahio Scott Watt Reminiscences