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Newly Available Collection: Ben Wilson Olcott papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Ben Wilson Olcott (1872-1952) became Oregon’s Secretary of State, 1911-1919, and governor, 1919-1923 and as governor he opposed the anti-Catholic “School bill” of 1922. The collection consists of nine scrapbooks arranged by Olcott that contain official and personal material concerning his terms as a state official and include correspondence, press releases, speeches, newsclippings, and material relating to the Ku Klux Klan in Oregon.

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Guide to the Ben Wilson Olcott Papers

Newly Available Collection: Charles C. Patch papers

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Charles C. Patch was an author of short stories, articles, jingles, poems, and books, including a historical article about the cowboy George Fletcher, titled “Negro Cowboy.” The collection (1936-1970) contains correspondence, manuscripts, tearsheets, notes and research, and biographical material.

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Guide to the Charles C. Patch Papers

Newly Available Collection: Arthur Martin papers

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Arthur J. Martin (1850-1937) was a publisher’s representative in Portland, Oregon, who also wrote novels and short stories that were often anti-Catholic in subject. The collection (1920-1930) contains manuscripts and issues of the Ku Klux Klan periodical, The Oregon Patriot.

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Guide to the Arthur Martin Papers

Newly Available Collection: Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity records

Friday, March 1st, 2013

The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity is responsible for working with all members of the University of Oregon community to ensure that the university is meeting the letter and spirit of its legal obligations related to affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination, and to support the university’s commitment to diversity. The collection contains records that document the functions and activities of this office.

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Guide to the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Records

Newly Available Collection: Office of Multicultural Academic Success

Friday, March 1st, 2013

The Office of Multicultural Academic Success (OMAS) at the University of Oregon, which took over (in part) the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Council for Minority Education, specializes in providing a culturally supportive environment that empowers self-identified students of color to fulfill their educational and career goals. The collection contains records that document the functions and activities of the Council on Minority Education and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. As of November 2012, the archives do not yet contain any records from OMAS.

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Guide to the Office of Multicultural Academic Success (OMAS) Records

Newly Available Collection: Center on Diversity and Community records

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The UO Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC) is committed to advancing inclusive excellence through critical thinking and an ethic of care. The collection contains reports and VHS tapes on CoDaC projects concerning diversity and affirmative action.

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Guide to the Center on Diversity and Community Records

Newly Available Collection: Earl Conrad papers

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Earl Conrad (1912–1986) was an author who specialized in biographies and books about the African American experience and race relations, among other non-fiction books and criticisms. The collection contains manuscript material and published works, professional and personal correspondence, research materials, underground newspapers, teaching materials, reviews, publicity, and news clippings.

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Guide to the Earl Conrad papers

Check out: D.W. Hawes letter to W.P. Goodbar concerning the sale of slaves

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

D.W. Hawes sold slaves in the Antebellum south. In this letter, Hawes writes from Richmond, Virginia, to tell W.P. Goodbar that he has twelve slaves for sale, and that he will meet Goodbar in Atlanta to sell them.

Call number: CA 1857 Feb 14

Guide to the D.W. Hawes letter to W.P. Goodbar concerning the sale of slaves

Check out: Francis Scheffer letter to Hawes and Bartlett concerning the sale of a slave

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Francis Scheffer sold slaves in the Antebellum south. In this letter, Scheffer denies that the slave he sold to Hawes and Bartlett in Atlanta, Georgia, was unsound.

Call number: CA 1857 Apr 18

Guide to the Francis Scheffer letter to Hawes and Bartlett concerning the sale of a slave

Check out: Theophilus Magruder v. Jacob Vanderpool Case Documents

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Jacob Vanderpool was an African American owner of a saloon, restaurant, and boarding house living in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon at a time when the Oregon Territory government enforced an exclusion law it had passed in 1844 that prevented blacks from living in the territory. In 1851, Vanderpool’s neighbor brought suit against him, and Judge Thomas Nelson expelled him from the territory. This small collection consists of photostat copies of case documents.

Call number: B 122

Guide to the Theophilus Magruder v. Jacob Vanderpool Case Documents