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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: George E. Carter Jr. papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

George E. Carter, Jr. ( – 1968) served as a Methodist Episcopal minister of Allen Temple in Portland, Oregon, and was chairman of Albina Citizens War on Poverty from 1965-1968. The collection contains sermons, Methodist Episcopal church material that includes publications, conference and meeting material, reports, minutes, yearbooks, and a church study, Urban League material, photographs of Mississippi Tent City (1966), and reel-to-reel tape recordings, 1960s.

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Guide to the George E. Carter Jr. Papers

Newly Available Collection: Emmett Gulley papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Emmet W. Gulley (1894-1981) became a missionary, as well as a professor and president of Pacific College (now George Fox College), and investigated the governmental relations between the Doukhobors and the Canadian government. The collection contains correspondence, administrative papers, articles, essays,  pamphlets, and newspaper clippings regarding the Doukhobors and Gulley’s mediation work, and a scrapbook that contains photographs of Doukhobors.

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Guide to the Emmett Gulley Papers

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: Lester Poor papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Lester C. Poor (1874-1967) was a Methodist Episcopalian minister. The collection (1897-1947) contains sermons, sermon notes, and outlines.

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Guide to the Lester Poor Papers

Newly Available Collection: Santiam Academy student manuscripts

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The Santiam Academy of Lebanon, Oregon, was built and run by the Methodist Church in the 1850s. The collection (1865-1869) contains manuscripts of periodicals created by students of the Academy.

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Guide to the Santiam Academy Student Manuscripts

Newly Available Collection: George O. Adams papers

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

George O. Adams was a carpenter interested in the political issues of the day and he gathered together the radical literature that makes up this collection. The collection consists of many types of printed material including pamphlets, broadsides, articles from newspapers, magazines, and other publications about labor and unions, religion, socialism, economics, and anarchism, among other topics.

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Guide to the George O. Adams Radical Literature Collection

Newly Available Collection: Fred D. Van Wagenen letter

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated September 13, 1896, from Fred D. Van Wagenen, a lawyer in Seattle, Washington, to his mother (Ann Van Wagenen?) of New York. In the letter, he describes an Alaska mining trip and meeting Father Barnum, a Jesuit missionary and cousin to P.T. Barnum.

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Guide to the Fred D. Van Wagenen Letter

Newly Available Collection: Wistar Morris letter to Aaron E. Wait

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated July 31, 1894 from Wistar Morris, of Portland, Oregon to Aaron E. Wait regarding an Episcopal Church publication. In the letter, Morris writes that he fears the Oregon Churchman may cease publication.

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Guide to the Wistar Morris Letter to Aaron E. Wait

Newly Available Collection: G. W. Connell letter

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated March 4, 1873, from G. W. Connell, an Independent Order of Odd Fellows member from Vancouver, Washington Territory, to J. T. Apperson, the Grand Master of Oregon. In the letter, Connell asks Apperson for his opinion about a brother who is in arrears for $18.00.

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Guide to the G. W. Connell Letter