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Southwick, Al M.

Transcription from back: “Al M. Southwick, Artificer, Co. K, 2nd Int Reg, Ore Vol. Sp-Am war.”

Fotografia Pertierra (Manila, Phillipines)

Migratory Bird Advisory Board, 1934

Document focuses include changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act, waterfowl conditions, and extent of hunting seasons. Additional focuses include homesteading issues on wildlife refuges and hunting practices, including baiting.

Fernald, Charles

Canton invoice

An invoice written by Robert Gray for the receipt of a shipment of seventeen and a half chests of Bohea tea sent by Joseph Ingraham on the Columbia Rediviva from Canton, China to Thomas H. Jenkins in Boston, Massachusetts.

Gray, Robert, 1755-1806

Curry County Courthouse, Gold Beach, Oregon

Photograph showing the exterior of the Curry County Courthouse in Gold Beach, Oregon. The text “Gold Beach / Curry County Courthouse” and the unverified date “Sept. 13, 1932” are written on the negative sleeve. Also see image No. 371N5689. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

School for ship cooks, Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation

War industry workers at a school for ship cooks at Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation in Portland. Three men are standing next to a butcher block breaking down a piece of meat. A young man is holding a saw and wearing a shirt with “Kaiser Vocational School” on the front (negative 3 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Watercolor sketch of the ship Lausanne, 1839

  • Mss 5285
  • Collection
  • 1838

Watercolor sketch of the ship Lausanne painted by missionary Hamilton Campbell during his journey by ship from New York to Oregon in 1839. The collection also includes a typescript document signed by Ben Campbell Holladay explaining the provenance of the painting.

Campbell, Hamilton, 1812-1863

Provenance documentation for Watercolor sketch of the ship Lausanne, 1839

A typescript document describing the provenance for the “Watercolor sketch of the ship Lausanne, 1839” singed by Ben Campbell Holladay. The document reads, “this is an original drawing by my maternal grandfather, of the sailing ship on which he and my grandmother made the trip from New York to the Pacific Coast on their way to some undetermined spot in Oregon where they were to take up their duties as missionaries. The year was 1839. (Sgd.) Ben Campbell Holladay, 1012 19th St. Stanta Monica, Calif.”

Holladay, Ben Campbell

Oral history interview with Earl T. Newbry [Transcript]

Transcript. This oral history interview with Earl T. Newbry was conducted by Clark Hansen at Newbry's home in Ashland, Oregon, from July 23-24, 1990. In this interview, Newbry discusses his family background and early life, mostly in Eastern Oregon and northeastern Washington. He talks about working on and running the family orchard, Newbry Orchards. He then discusses his involvement in local politics in Jackson County, Oregon. He talks about his legislative career in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1939 to 1942 and in the Oregon Senate from 1943 to 1948, including his campaigns; balancing work and family; lobbyists; and his constituency. He also discusses many of his fellow legislators, including William McAllister, Truman Chase, and Eugene Marsh. He talks about legislation he worked on, including on labor, transportation, and taxes. He then discusses being secretary of state from 1949 to 1955, as well as his 1954 run for the governor's office. He discusses the duties of the secretary of state, including overseeing the Department of Motor Vehicles. He also talks about being a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1954 and his involvement with the Republican Party. He then discusses Oregon governors and legislators that served after he left politics, and reflects on his own accomplishments. He closes the interview by talking about his family, particularly his son, Lynn Newbry, and his political career.

Newbry, Earl T., 1900-1995

Trip to Alaska, 1926

Field notes discussing animals encountered on the Aleutian Islands, Kenai peninsula, and McKinley Park. Included is a draft of Irene Finley's article, "Seals."

Finley, Irene

Broadway Bridge, Portland, with bascule raised during construction

Photograph showing the Broadway Bridge in Portland with one bascule raised in March 1913, while the bridge was under construction. A cropped version of this photograph and a short story were published on Page 17 of the Oregon Journal on Thursday, Mary 6, 1913, under the headline “Move 2000 Tons Easily In Bridge Test.” The photograph had the following caption: “West leaf of the Broadway bridge bascule in place.” The story reported that the leaf had worked almost perfectly in tests, that the east leaf would be tested within a week, and the bridge was expected to be completed April 1. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Tom McCall speech on Vortex I music festival

  • SR 9089
  • Collection
  • 1970

This speech by Tom McCall was given at Portland Television Studios in 1970 and broadcast on KGW-TV. This audio recording of the speech was made by an unknown individual from the television broadcast. The broadcast begins with a weather report and two commercials.

In the speech, McCall discusses the actions taken by the Portland and Multnomah County governments in response to protests expected to be held by the People's Army Jamboree against an upcoming American Legion convention. He describes plans for the music festival known as Vortex I as a way to mitigate the possibility of violence.

After the speech, the recording includes additional commercials and remarks by news analyst Floyd McKay. The recording ends with audio from the evening news broadcast about McCall's speech, including excerpts of the speech and McKay's remarks.

McCall, Tom, 1913-1983

Tom McCall speech on Vortex I music festival [Sound Recording 01]

Reel 1. This speech by Tom McCall was given at Portland Television Studios in 1970 and broadcast on KGW-TV. This audio recording of the speech was made by an unknown individual from the television broadcast. The broadcast begins with a weather report and two commercials. In the speech, McCall discusses the actions taken by the Portland and Multnomah County governments in response to protests expected to be held by the People's Army Jamboree against an upcoming American Legion convention. He describes plans for the music festival known as Vortex I as a way to mitigate the possibility of violence. After the speech, the recording includes additional commercials and remarks by news analyst Floyd McKay. The recording ends with audio from the evening news broadcast about McCall's speech, including excerpts of the speech and McKay's remarks.

McCall, Tom, 1913-1983

Oral history interview with Jerry C. Harris [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. This oral history interview with Jerry C. Harris was conducted by Mary Ann DeLap on May 17, 2006. In this interview, Harris discusses coming to Portland, Oregon, from Colorado to meet his future wife, Zola M. Barnes. He talks about working as a court reporter for the Multnomah County courts and his experience as the only black court reporter for the county. He discusses moving to the federal court system and working for U.S. District Court Judge Gus Solomon. He also talks about working for other judges on the U.S. District Court of Oregon. He discusses the discrimination he's faced, his retirement activities, and some of the lawyers he worked with. He describes the process of court reporting, as well as how technology has changed the profession.

Harris, Jerry C. (Jerry Charles), 1936-2011

Oral history interview with Jerry C. Harris [Transcript]

Transcript. This oral history interview with Jerry C. Harris was conducted by Mary Ann DeLap on May 17, 2006. In this interview, Harris discusses coming to Portland, Oregon, from Colorado to meet his future wife, Zola M. Barnes. He talks about working as a court reporter for the Multnomah County courts and his experience as the only black court reporter for the county. He discusses moving to the federal court system and working for U.S. District Court Judge Gus Solomon. He also talks about working for other judges on the U.S. District Court of Oregon. He discusses the discrimination he's faced, his retirement activities, and some of the lawyers he worked with. He describes the process of court reporting, as well as how technology has changed the profession.

Harris, Jerry C. (Jerry Charles), 1936-2011

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