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Newly Available Collection: Ruth Erickson and Eleanor Stevenson papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Ruth Erickson (~1890 – 1970) and Eleanor Stevenson (~1898 – ?) were political radicals and Socialists who carried out a voluminous epistolary campaign against injustice. The collection contains correspondence by Erickson and Stevenson as well as subject files and personal material of Erickson’s including manuscripts of poems, articles, plays, and novels.

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Guide to the Ruth Erickson and Eleanor Stevenson 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: Pflag Ashland, 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 Ashland, Oregon chapter.

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

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: James Thornton Chinnock papers

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

James Thornton Chinnock (1882 – ) was an attorney in Grants Pass, Oregon. The collection (1920-1928) contains case files relating to water rights cases in Josephine County, Oregon.

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Guide to the James Thornton Chinnock Papers

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: Warren Waterhouse papers

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Warren Waterhouse, of Monmouth, Oregon, was a cherry grower. The collection (1896) consists of a certificate of inspection of nursery stock, a letter regarding Waterhouse’s cherries, and a poem written by Waterhouse regarding temperance.

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Guide to the Warren Waterhouse Papers

Newly Available Collection: Odd Fellows, Independent Order of Canyon City, Or. records

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The Independent Organization of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization that traces its roots back to 17th century England. The collection contains one piece of correspondence regarding “intoxicating beverages,” written by members of the Blue Mountain Lodge of Canyon City, Oregon, on January 30, 1873.

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Guide to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Blue Mountain Lodge of Canyon City, Or. Correspondence

Newly Available Collection: Turner Cornet Band minutes

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Turner Cornet Band, of Turner, Oregon and Marion County, was a brass band most active during the 1890s, that furnished entertainment for a number of social and political events. The collection (1890-1897) consists of meeting minutes, and membership and pledge accounts.

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Guide to the Turner Cornet Band Records

Newly Available Collection: Northwest Public Power Association records

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) is a not for profit trade association comprising public/people’s utility districts, electric cooperatives, municipalities and crown corporations in the Western U.S. and Canada. The collection (1953-1959) contains working files of legislative initiatives regarding Oregon power development.

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Guide to the Northwest Public Power Association Records