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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: Ray Howard Corey scrapbooks

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Ray Corey (1880-1962) was an engineer who specialized in water supply and sewage disposal plant design and construction, and worked as a state engineering inspector and consultant for Oregon and Washington P.W.A. projects. The collection (1907-1952) consists of scrapbook albums that contain photographs of construction details for major projects in which Corey was involved.


Guide to the Ray Howard Corey Scrapbooks

Newly Available Collection: T. J. S. letter to Frank

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated April 17, 1889 from “T. J. S.,” of Eugene, Oregon to Frank [Hyland?]. In the letter, T. J. S. advises Frank to proceed with county improvements regardless of the supposed will of the voters.

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Guide to the “T. J. S.” letter to Frank

Newly Available Collection: T. P. Jack petition

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The collection contains a petition dated February 1, 1873 and signed by T. P. Jack and others, calling upon the county judge and commissioners of Marion County, Oregon to investigate a bridge over Abiqua Creek. The letter complains of fraud in the construction of the bridge.

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Guide to the T. P. Jack Petition

Newly Available Collection: F.M. Johnson papers

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The collection contains a statement by F. M. Johnson regarding the buildings, quarters, supplies, and people at Fort Umpqua, in Douglas County, Oregon. The statement of March 29, 1866, includes a description and also diagrams of the buildings, and a description of supplies and people.

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Guide to the F.M. Johnson Papers

Newly Available Collection: William A. Shipley papers

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The collection contains a letter and accompanying diagrams, dated June 9, 1866 from lieutenant William A. Shipley of the Quartermaster’s office, to his superiors, regarding public buildings and supplies he wishes to sell. In the letter he asks permission to sell the public buildings at Siletz Block House, and provides diagrams showing the plan and construction of the House, and also a list of property and other supplies.

CA 1866 June 9

Guide to the William A. Shipley Papers