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The birds of Ladd's Pond

William L. Finley writes fondly about one of the first areas that he and Herman T. Bohlman took photographs of birds. He comments on the transformation of the Ladd's pond area into Laurelhurst Park.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Southern Oregon lecture I

Manuscript featuring an expansive lecture. Lecture topics include the need for protection of wildlife, photography, and audubon societies.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Compilation of manuscripts on birds

The handwritten manuscript features a rough draft of "Bird lives" as well as other manuscripts that most likely were broken up into different manuscripts later.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Oral history interview with Diarmuid O'Scannlain, by Michael O'Rourke [Transcript]

Transcript. O'Scannlain discusses his family background and Irish heritage, his childhood in New York City, his education at St. John's Prep and Harvard, his involvement with the National Young Republicans and Trumpeters, his work as a lawyer in Portland, Oregon with the Dave Briggs firm (aka Stoel Rices) and Ragen, Roberts & O'Scannlain, his involvement in Republican politics and the Reagan administration, nuclear power, his appointment to the 9th Circuit Court, and some of the cases he oversaw while on that court.

O'Scannlain, Diarmuid F.

Oral history interview with Emil Feltz, by Jim Poplack [Transcript]

Transcript. Emil Feltz discusses his childhood in the Brooklyn Neighborhood. He was born in 1900 in Portland Heights, where his father worked for the Portland Traction company. In 1909, his family was convinced to move to the Brooklyn area by Father Gregory of the Sacred Heart Church, and Feltz spent most of the rest of his life there. He talks about how his father helped build Oaks Park, how he and his friends would ice skate in Oaks Bottom in the winter, and swim to Ross Island in the summer. He also talks about how the neighborhood has changed during the period of 1909 to 1976, and his thoughts on the future of the neighborhood.

Feltz, Emil, 1900-1982

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 03

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: A message from Ralph Collett, traffic director; safety statistics for 1941 at the shipyard; advertisements for defense bonds and automatic payroll deductions; shift announcements and seven day schedules; information about the launching of the John Jay (Hull 181) and the William Dawes (Hull 183); advertisements for vocational classes; schedule of games for the table tennis teams, and a call for participation.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 08

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: A message from Edgar F. Kiser urging increased production and addressing rumors that Kaiser Co., Inc. is profiting off the war effort; an article explaining the rules for vacation and sick time accrual; article titled "How Liberty Ships are Built"; a quiz titled "What do you know about ships?"; safety messages; employee "news and views"; a photo spread showing the progress of the Vancouver and Swan Island shipyards; employee notices and contributions.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 10

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article encouraging the purchase of war bonds through the O.S.C. Payroll allotment plan; an article about the transportation options available to employees; promotion and proclamation of National Maritime Day, May 22, 1942; short histories of a number of Oregon pioneers whom ships would be named after; employee "news and views"; an article about the raising of the Deck House Assembly Building at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article updating the construction work at the Swan Island Shipyard; an article titled "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on the Mold Loft; advertisements for the housing service, and job training.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 14

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: A report on receipt of a gold star to be added to the Award of Merit from the United States Maritime Commission; An article about ship worker ideas for safety improvements; a feature on the construction of a new hospital for the Vancouver shipyard, and the medical and hospital service plans open to employees; an article about the launch of the first liberty ship from the Vancouver Shipyard July 4, 1942; a report about laying two keels at the Swan Island Shipyard in July 1942; employee "news and views"; an article about the shipyard Shop Safety Committee; enrollment numbers for the O.S.C. and Swan Island Medical and Hospital Plan; fire safety warnings and instructions; an article titled "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on the Assembly Platform; employee contributions and notices to employees; a cartoon about how to deal with hot weather.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 16

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Three features on employee contributions to workplace efficiency and inventiveness; an article urging more employees to present suggestions for methods to save time and materials; a feature and photos of a model of a tanker on display at the Swan Island Field Office School; an article about an underground tube at the Vancouver Shipyard that transports utilities throughout the yard; an article about the expansion of vocational schools available to employees and how to enroll; photos and descriptions of the types of classes available; employee "news and views"; an article about courses available to shipyard employees at Reed College, and Portland University; a feature on upgraded Air Raid alarms and radio facilities; a note about news circulating about ships being sunk; a dictionary of common shipyard employee slang terms and their meanings; an article about the rising number of women workers at the shipyard and the jobs they hold.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 18

Employee newsletter for the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation. "Star of Oregon Anniversary Edition"; Contents include: An article titled "Progress and Production" reflecting on the year of work at the shipyards and the future growth; Charts and employment figures for the three shipyards, wage tables, and description of the fiscal impact the shipyard has on the state economy; photographs and article about production records; an article and photo series titled "Men and Women, Machines and Steel: Build the Ships that Must Win the War"; Photographs and a description of the history of Vancouver and the Vancouver Shipyard; photographs and a description of the Swan Island Shipyard; an article titled "Ladies in Overalls" including a description of the work women did around the shipyards, photos of women at work, and a wage table; Description of transportation option available for the shipyards; description of housing available to shipyard employees and growth of housing needs; chart of new public housing construction projects in the Portland and Vancouver area with photographs; Photographs and descriptions of various safety precautions and services; an article about multiple insurance plans available to employees; article titled "America's Finest Industrial Hospital at Vancouver"; description of vocational training available to employees; an article about War Bonds; call for idea submissions and a brief description of the history of the Bo's'n's Whistle.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 22

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: "Mystery Ship is Launched in 71 1/2 hours"; advertisements for war bonds; an article about the receipt of a star on the merit flag given by the U.S. Maritime Commission; an article titled "Whiskers Measures Tanker Progress" about a beard growing competition; Employee "News and Views of the three shipyards"; "New Rulings on Changing Jobs" with clearance procedures; "New Apparel for Women Workers"; "Homes for War Workers as Oregon's Second Largest City Takes Shape" about the construction of Vanport describing housing options, pricing, and amenities; "How Liberty Ships are Built" featuring keeps and stern frames; Description of welding rod salvage procedures; a Thanksgiving message to employees.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 04

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: updates from each shipyard, with "3 Yard Scorecard"; an article about Hudson House dormitories in Vancouver; an article about new employee housing for Swan Island Shipyard workers; "It's Our War say Shipbuilders from eleven fighting nations" with profiles of workers with associated points of origin; "Labor Management Awards for January" with names of winners of employee ideas and their submissions; notices to employees; an article about pending transportation option, buses and trains; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on deck houses; notice requiring all employees to provide details of citizenship; Details of when bonds are distributed by mail; notice regarding updated payroll check systems and new security enhancements of that system.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 07

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: "Mrs. Roosevelt Christens First Vancouver Carrier" photos and description of ceremony involving Eleanor Roosevelt, Governor Arthur Langlie of Washington, and Governor Earl Snell of Oregon; account of crew from the SS Joseph N. Teal; photos and cartoons about transportation options and costs; "Gold Eagle for Oregon" with photos of the award ceremony for the Maritime Commission award of merit; Excerpts from Henry J. Kaiser's speech at the launch of the SS Francis W. Pettigrove regarding "Presenteeism" April 4, 1943; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards" including a column about Billie Strmiska, winner of the women welding competition with the winner going to a national competition; "Upside Down ... Saves Time" about new prefabrication techniques; "Three Yard Scorecard"; a statement by Edgar Kaiser regarding shift times and the seven day work week; an article warning against scams; "New Hospital Facilities for Vancouver"; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on preparation and application of paint; notices about "First Aid Tickets" for minor workplaces accidents, Job Training, and procedures for absences.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 08

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: a call for additional contributions to the "War Loan Drive"; Updated policy on Vacations and Sick Leave effective April 11, 1943; an article about disabled employees with eleven photos and profiles; Updates from Swan Island Shipyard including photos of ship launches, new dormitories, and descriptions of the docks at Swan Island; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "How Hot is 5000 degrees?" describing welding procedures, with photos; "Escort Carriers Newest Production Line Product"; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on launching apparatus and preparation; Labor Management Idea prizewinners; an article about the ongoing efforts to refine prefabrication techniques to improve efficiency, and the experimentation done by the Erection Department; an advertisement for recommendation of workers to transfer to the shipyards from other nonessential industries.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

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