Series Mss 6031-B - Manuscript of Wallowa River and Valley

Wallowa River and Valley Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 1-100 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 101-200 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 201-300 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 301-400 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 401-500 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 501-600 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 601-700 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 701-800 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 801-900 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 901-1000 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 1001-1100 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 1101-1200 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 1201-1300 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 1301-1400 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 1401-1500 Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 1501-1561 Wallowa River and Valley; Map of Joseph, Oregon

Identity elements

Reference code

Mss 6031-B

Name and location of repository

Level of description

Series

Title

Manuscript of Wallowa River and Valley

Date(s)

  • 1953 (Creation)

Extent

1561 numbered pages (1582 pages total)

Name of creator

(1870 - 1953)

Biographical history

John Harland Horner (1870-1953) was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and moved to Enterprise, Oregon, in 1911. A life-long bachelor, he served as Wallowa County's deputy assessor from 1918 to 1924, before being elected county assessor in 1924. Horner also had a long-standing interest in the history of Wallowa County. For more than thirty years, he collected historical information and interviewed most of the area's early settlers and local Native Americans. His research resulted in an unpublished manuscript of more than 1,500 pages titled Wallowa River and Valley. Horner committed suicide on July 13, 1953, at the age of 83

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

An unfinished typescript with hand corrections of J. H. Horner’s work, Wallowa River and Valley. The manuscript details the history of the Wallowa Valley region in northeastern Oregon from approximately 1805 through 1950. The document includes extensive details on the origins of many place names in the region. The manuscript also includes a history of the Nez Percé people and their cultural traditions which Horner wrote in collaboration with Otis Halfmoon. Topics covered in the manuscript include Chief Joseph and the events of the Nez Percé war of 1877, settlement of the Wallowa Valley region, and local participation in World War I and World War II. John Harland Horner (1870-1953) was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and moved to Enterprise, Oregon, in 1911. He served as Wallowa County's deputy assessor from 1918 to 1924, before being elected county assessor in 1924. Horner also had a long-standing interest in the history of Wallowa County. For more than thirty years, he collected historical information and interviewed most of the area's early settlers and local Native Americans.

System of arrangement

Split into the following folders:
Box 1 Folder 6: pages 1 - 100
Box 1 Folder 7: pages 101 - 200
Box 1 Folder 8: pages 201 - 300
Box 1 Folder 9: pages 301 - 400
Box 1 Folder 10: pages 401 - 500
Box 1 Folder 11: pages 501 - 600
Box 1 Folder 12: pages 601 - 700
Box 2 Folder 1: pages 701 - 800
Box 2 Folder 2: pages 801 - 900
Box 2 Folder 3: pages 901 - 1000
Box 2 Folder 4: pages 1001 - 1100
Box 2 Folder 5: pages 1101 - 1200
Box 2 Folder 6: pages 1201 - 1300
Box 2 Folder 7: pages 1301 - 1400
Box 2 Folder 8: pages 1401 - 1500
Box 2 Folder 9: pages 1501 - 1561

Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

Physical access

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

In Copyright-Educational Use Permitted http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

Language and script notes

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Accruals

Related materials elements

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

Related descriptions

Notes element

Specialized notes

Alternative identifier(s)

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Sources used

Access points

Subject access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Accession area