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Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article VII - Judicial Department

An early draft with amendments and notes of Article VII, Judicial Department, of the Oregon Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates that the draft was read the first time on August 22; read the second time on August 25 and referred to the committee of the whole; referred back to the committee on the judicial department on August 31, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article VII - Education Department

An early draft of Article VII, Education and School Lands, of the Oregon Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates that it was read the first time on August 26; read the second time on August 28, and referred to committee of the whole; reported back with amendments and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on September 15, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Minority report on Oregon State Constitution, Article VII - Education Department

Minority report on Article VII, Education and School Lands, of the Oregon Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates that it was read the first time August 26; Read the second time are referred to the committee of the whole on September 2; Reported back September 9 with the recommendation that it not pass.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Drafts of the Oregon State Constitution, Article XI, Corporations and Internal Improvements

A draft including proposed amendments and notes of Article XI, Corporations and Internal Improvements, of the Oregon State Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates tat it was read the first time on August 25 and read the second time August 27.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article XIV - the Seat of Government

An early draft of Article XIV, the Seat of Government, of the Oregon State Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header notes that it was read for the first time on September 12; read the second time on September 14 and referred to the committee of the whole; and reported back with amendments and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on September 16, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Undated draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Miscellaneous Provisions

Undated drafts of miscellaneous provisions to the Oregon State Constitution written for the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The included amendments are Article XV, Miscellaneous; Article XVII, Amendments; Article XIII, Salaries; and Article XII, State Printer.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary drafts of the Oregon State Constitution, Miscellaneous Provisions

Early drafts of miscellaneous provisions to the Oregon State Constitution written for the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The included amendments are Article XV, Miscellaneous; Article XVII, Amendments; Article XIII, Salaries; and Article XII, State Printer. The document header notes that it was read for the first time on September 15; read the second time September 16; and referred to the committee of the whole.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article XVIII - Schedule

An early draft with notes and amendments to Article XVIII, Schedule, of the Oregon State Constitution. It was written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates that it was read for the first time on September 11; read the second time on September 15 and referred to the committee of the whole; reported back from committee of the whole with amendments on September 15, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Oregon Constitutional Convention listing of delegates

A listing of the delegates to the Oregon Constitutional Convention. The names listed on the page are, M. P. Deady, President; Chester N. Terry, Secretary; M. C. Barkwell, Assistant Secretary; Solomon Fitzhugh; Nathaniel Robbins; S. J. McCormick; Paul Brattrain; Isaac R. Moores; Reuben S. Coyle; Enoch Hoult; William Matzger; Wm. A. Starkweather; Jesse Cox; J. H. Brattrain; L. J. C. Duncan; P. P. Prim; A. L. Lovejoy; James K. Kelly; David Logan; Benjamin F. Burch; Thomas Whitted; R. V. Short; Daniel Newcomb; Luther Elkins; La Fayette Grover; David Shannon; Sidney B. Hendershott; John W. Watts; P. B. Marple; A. D. Babcock; Richard Miller; F. Waymire; Joseph Cox; Delazon Smith; Thomas J. Dryer; John T. Crooks; Wm. H. Packwood; Levi Anderson; John Kelsay; Robert C. Kinney; Jame Shields; John S. White; Geo. H. Williams; William H. Farrar; Stephen F. Chadwick; John R. McBride; W. W. Bristow; Reuben P. Boise.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary abstract of votes, November 1857 Oregon election

A recording of the preliminary abstract of votes given for the November 9, 1857 Territory of Oregon special election for constitutional ratification. Ballots included votes for the ratification of the proposed Oregon constitution as well as for and against slavery and the presence of free-blacks in the state. Included in the document are detailed voting breakdowns for voting precincts in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties as well as county-wide totals on each issue for the entire state. A listing of those voting for slavery in the Sauvies Island Precinct (today Sauvie Island) is noted at the top of page one. The author and provenance for this document are unknown but results roughly correspond with the reported final results for the election.

Lake Oswego Development Co. letter to Newton Langerman

A letter from the Lake Oswego Development Co. making an offer of land to a buyer in 1949. The letter stipulates that the property is “definitely restricted to the white race.” The black community defeated racist business practices such as this one by working with local and state leaders to pass the Civil Rights Bill, or Public Accommodations Bill, in 1953, which entitled all Oregonians “to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement, without any distinction, discrimination or restriction on account of race, religion, color, or national origin.” That law was followed by the Oregon Fair Housing Law in 1957 (amended in 1959).

Lake Oswego Development Co. (Or.)

“Innocent Fun or Social Shame?”

The Urban League of Portland provided this explanation against staging minstrel shows and blackface in schools. It was published in the Oregon Education Journal, c.1950. Edwin “Bill” Berry, who would later become the Executive Director of the Chicago Urban League, included a note addressing the teachers and principals who were “deeply hurt when the matter is discussed with them.” The goal of the essay, Berry wrote, was to educate as many teachers as possible so that the League’s “efforts will be preventative rather than remedial.”

Urban League of Portland (Portland, Or.)

Flyer for MLK Portland visit

The first page of the Urban League of Portland News Roundup newsletter, dated October 1961, announcing Dr. Martin Luther King’s visit to Portland on November 8, 1961, invited people to attend his speech at the Civic Auditorium (now the Keller) and to make a small donation to pay for his travel expenses. King was invited by the Urban League to participate in the Annual Equal Opportunity Day, which is still held every year.

Urban League of Portland (Portland, Or.)

The Case Against the Administration of the Housing Authority of Portland

A report produced by the Portland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the fall of 1963. It lists grievances connected to racial discrimination, ethical violations, and general mismanagement at the Housing Authority of Portland.

Webb, Mayfield K.

Wallowa River and Valley

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.

Horner, J. H. (John Harland), 1870-1953

Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 1-100

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.

Horner, J. H. (John Harland), 1870-1953

Wallowa River and Valley; Pages 101-200

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.

Horner, J. H. (John Harland), 1870-1953

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