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Articles authored by Phoebe Finley: 1. "The chipmunks of Mt. Rainier"; 2. "Baxter's borrowed pup"; 3. "Gray-tail"; 4. "Pete's encounter with a porcupine"

Finley, Phoebe Katherine

Sanctuaries for waterfowl

Manuscript that champions the idea of additional sanctuaries for birds and animals. The document mentions what efforts President Theodore Roosevelt made before retiring from office. The document also highlights a number of refuges in the United States.

Averill, Edgar F., 1881-1955

Water ouzel or American dipper

Manuscript depicting a pair of water ouzels. Jack Horn from the United States Forest Service watched as one bird threw nest materials into the water, similar to how loggers toss in logs, making the transportation of materials easier. The author of the document goes on to say few people are familiar with the song of the ouzel. The author also gives the reader details about the bird's appearance and that another pair could be spotted at Multnomah Falls.

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

Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery

Photo album, "Sun Sketches of Columbia River Scenery," containing photos by Carleton E. Watkins. Album page bears signature of Charles H. Prescott, dated 1884. Prescott was the original owner of this album, and manager of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. A small biographical note appears alongside his signature. There is also an inscription from John Neilson Barry (b.1870), an Episcopal clergyman and historian from Portland, Or., to Julius L. Meier, governor of Oregon from 1931-1935. Inscription reads, "To the beloved Governor of Oregon Julius L. Meier whose noble and self sacrificing efforts in promoting the welfare of the people of Oregon have made him a public benefactor. J. Neilson Barry." Plates O.1. and O.45. are arranged out of numerical order. Plates O.28 and O.29 are not included.

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 05

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: River trials for the S.S. United Victory; Late night business hours added in St. Johns on payday; A fire at the Swan Island Personnel building; “Record Building Pace Big Job of Assembly”; An article about cutting ship patterns with Template photography; A profile of Stan Bergeman, Vancouver rigging superintendent; Launch of the S.S. The Dalles from Swan Island; An article about the mounted guard patrols for Oregon Ship; An article about the lack of post-war job plans for majority of shipyard workers; An article about the final trip of the United States Maritime commission Portland - Vancouver train which was ended due to low ridership.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 07

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Debate over expansion of late night shopping hours to Vancouver; “Expert Lauds Fashions of Vancouver Women,” article along with a photograph of Mrs. Carmel Snow, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar meeting with female shipyard workers to urge them to dress feminine after work; “Portland Plans for Postwar Jobs” article on Moses Plan for postwar employment; “Hot Switchboards” article reminding people not to throw power switches without warning electrical workers on ships; “Kaiser Worker Recruiters Active: Scour Country for Men” article about national efforts to recruit labor to Portland area shipyards; “Rigger Hands Have Word For It” photo essay depicting the hand symbols used by riggers to direct crane operators; An article on gas rationing policies; A photograph of Wayne La Mar sewing flags for the ships; A profile of production illustrator, Edith Leong; “Production Picture Program Expanded” article about Robert Sheetz, chief draftsman.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 11

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Reporting on the visit of Senator Mon C. Wallgren for the launching of the U.S.S. Alikula Bay; News about the closing of the Columbia House dormitory; Elmer Hann appointed as chairman of the Portland-Vancouver chapter of the American Welding society; A photo essay on the fast pace of hiring in the downtown Portland Kaiser company office; An illustration of Outfitting dock superintendent, Parke Savage; “Professional Gambler Out to Clean Workers” article warning workers about the dangers of gambling; “Vancouver Planners Would Buy Housing” article about city planning commission plans to purchase Vancouver Housing authority facilities after the war; A photograph of E. Lorenz, progress engineer with a chart showing declining man-hour costs.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 12

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: “Vancouver Clean-up Drive is Under way” article on clean-up week efforts at the Vancouver shipyard; A photograph of the 250 person swing shift crew; An update on the record setting pace of the graveyard welding crew; Lecture series on world economics hosted by Rev. James Fogarty; “Freak Mishaps Prove Painful to ‘Curious’” article detailing accidents in the shipyard; “Unemployment Pay Won’t Provide Ease” article advising workers on postwar financial planning; Employee profile and illustration of O. W. Russell, superintendent in the Master Fitting department; An article about Chinese Ambassador Dr. S. S. Liu’s visit for the launching of the carrier Astrolabe Bay; Employee profile of Don Montgomery, clearance office; A photo essay on the shipbuilding activities at Commercial Iron Works; A photograph of children at Oregon Ship Child Services making puppets.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 13

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Vancouver shipyard securing contract to build 20 C-4 transports; Swan Island receives contract to build 38 additional T2-SE-A1 tankers; An article on the explosion and sinking of the Kaiser Liberty ship, John Straub; An article on fires and fire prevention in the shipyards; An infographic cartoon of interesting facts about Oregon Ship; A first-hand account of Pearl Harbor from boilermaker, Robert Nelson; An employee profile and illustration of paint superintendent, T. A. (Ace) Waldron; An article on the consolidation of procurement under J. J. O’Farrell; An article on bond measures for ‘Moses Plan’ civic improvement projects to provide post-war employment to shipyard workers; A photoessay on Victory Gardens.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 14

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Agreements between management and labor to continue shipyard operation on a three-shift schedule; “Shipyard Diary of a Woman Welder” written by Augusta Clawson about her time at Swan Island; Causes and symptoms of ‘arc flash’ eye injuries when welding; Launch of the U.S.S. Admiralty Island; Permanente Foundation hospitals; Juvenile delinquency issues among children of war workers; Absenteeism reduction programs.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 16

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Launch of the U.S.S. Matanikau; New contracts secured for Oregon Ship; U.S.S. LST 454; Passage of Portland bonds for post-war employment projects; Map of Portland parks and recreation centers; Summer camp activities for children of war workers; Production shift from aircraft carriers to AP-5 and C-4 ships; Launch of the U.S.S. Attu; Sign-up campaign for Permanente worker and family hospital plans.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 19

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Visit to Kaiser yards by Soviet Purchasing Commission and comparison of American and Soviet shipyards; Launch of the U.S.S. Munda; Employee profile of R. O. Thomas, expediter in welding rod control, who worked at the Swan Island Shipyards during both World Wars; Montana employee picnic; Updates on progress of Fifth War Loan Drive; Employee profile of Walter A. Larsen, plate shop superintendent who worked in shipyards during both World Wars; Drydock keel laying delayed by materials shortage, scheduled for late June; Employee profile of A. “Pappy” Larson, Marine Machinest; Employee profile of F. S. McAlpine who worked in Vancouver shipyards during both World Wars; Photograph of H. S. Wildermuth, spray gun painter and amateur astronomer, with his telescope that he constructed; Illustrated guide to fire safety for welding; Blood bank donation quota exceeded.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 22

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Launch of the U.S.S. Roi and U.S.S. Munda; Update on drydock construction project; Photoessay on testing weld strength at Swan Island; Welder, Marie Rogndahl wins “Undiscovered Voice of America” competition; Housing projects host salvage drive; Texas, North Dakota, and South Dakota employee picnics; D-Day invasion accounts received in letters to employees; Employees win trip on U.S.S. Munda and U.S.S. Roi in War Bond raffle; Photoessay on parking lot etiquette; Employee profile on R. V. Mitchell, pipefitter and veteran of the Battles of Midway and Coral Sea; Photograph of three swing shift employees all named Lucille M. Smith; Fifth War Bond drive raises record amount; Launch of the U.S.S. Olmstead; Winning War Bond poems announced; Price ceiling enacted on used cars; Actress Jinx Falkenburg and Concert Pianist Alec Templeton visit Oregon Ship; update on LST 447.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 25

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Launch of the U.S.S. Pickens; Ambulance crashes into bus; Red Cross calls for sewing and nursing volunteers; Nebraska, Missouri, and Idaho employee picnics; Safety Committee works to prevent accidents; Employee profile on Mrs. M. Angell and Mrs. M. Masterson from the Tool department; Employee profile on Charles R. Mendenhall, pipefitter; Bob Borden, local Navy veteran visits shipyard for launching of the U.S.S. Pickens; Photoessay on shipyard electrical workers; Photoessay on weekly food canning program for shipbuilders living in housing projects; Profile of Superintendent Fred Schlotfeldt and the Yard Equipment Maintenance department; Employee profile on Eva Smith, dispatcher, and her pet skunks; Photograph of Olie Keranen, junior engineer standing beside a poster he designed.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 37

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Articles on increased production goals for the AP-5 Attack Transport; an article on Commander Corydon Wassell, the principal Navy Day speaker. The U.S.S. Renville will be launched on Navy Day, October 25. An article on the role of the procurement and surplus materials division of General Stores in increasing shipyard production; an article on shoe ration stamps; an article on Yacolt and its community; an article on the importance of handicapped shipyard workers; an article on the seven day shipyard work schedule; the Worker Speaks column; an article on Bosn’s Whistle radio program staff; an article on Washington State Guard night drills.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 40

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on a fire at the Oregon shipyard; an article on continued AP-5 Attack Transport production at the Oregon shipyard; an article on the construction of a new administration building at the Oregon shipyard to replace the one destroyed by fire; an article on producing Oregon shipyard payroll checks after the fire; an article on the United Seamen’s Service and Merchant Marine art show at the Portland Art Museum; an article on restoring telephone service at the Oregon shipyard; an article on Armistice Day; an article on the Vancouver shipyard being awarded the AP-5 Champion Flag for winning the AP-5 Attack Transport production competition; articles on the AP-5 Attack Transport production; an article on the U.S.S. Menard; an article on AP-5 Attack Transport trial run crews; a Know Your Northwest series article on mining and commercial fishing; an article on Oregon shipyard workers access to Swan Island gym facilities; an article on awards used to increase AP-5 Attack Transport production; the Worker Speaks column.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 41

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on the establishment of a C-4 Transport office at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on Henry Kaiser’s Thanksgiving message; an article on the importance of the Teletype room in the Administration building; an article on the importance of the Mast Yard; an article on ship papers statistics; an article on women engineer room workers; an article on vital meter tests; an article on increased production goals for welders and shipfitters; an article on Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher’s appreciation for the Vancouver Shipyard’s Baby Flat Top aircraft carrier production; an article on cafeteria renovations; an article on the C-4 Troop Transport contract; an article on KCIV slogan for the AP-5 Attack Transport; an article on a Portland Park Bureau sponsored Teen-Age Club; an article on increased recruitment quotas for the Kaiser shipyards; the last in the Know Your Northwest series--article on the Northwest’s higher standard of living; an article on increased size of U.S. postwar merchant fleet; an article on the importance of women war industries workers.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 42

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on the loss of the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Gambier Bay, produced at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on the importance of the AP-5 Attack Transport; an article on postwar employment goals; an article on a new AP-5 Attack Transport contract; an article on the launching of the U.S.S. Cottle on November 25; articles on improvements made to the whirley cranes; an article on the AP-5 Attack Transport production competition between the Vancouver and Oregon shipyards; an article on a war bond drive contest with prizes, including an extra day’s pay; an article on the “Yardbird,” a vessel used to move barges, etc.; an article on free recreation facilities and classes at the Portland Civic Recreation building; an article on the importance of cargo ships to the war in the Pacific; an article on postwar employment opportunities for pipefitters; an article on Oregon State College engineering classes at Benson High School; an article on production limits for the Bosn’s Whistle due to a paper shortage; an article on competition awards for welders and shipfitters; the Worker Speaks column.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 44

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on the end of the seven day work schedule after December 10; an article on the importance of the Baby Flat Top aircraft carriers produced at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on the due date for income tax withholding records; an article on Oregon Shipyard’s No. 1 AP-5 Attack Transport production achievement; an article on Kaiser shipyards prospects for postwar passenger and merchant ship contracts; an article on an industrial fair at the Portland Civic Auditorium; an article on the loss of the tanker the S.S. Jacksonville, produced at the Swan Island Shipyard; a Know Your Merchant Fleet series article; an article praising the contributions of Vancouver Shipyard built Escort Carriers or Baby Flat Top aircraft carriers in the battle of the Philippines; the Worker Speaks column; an article on ‘the boss” Edgar Kaiser’s praise for Vancouver Shipyard production; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard C-4 Troop Transport contract; an article on the ban on gasoline appliances in Vancouver housing projects; articles on blood donation drives; an article on postwar employment opportunities for office workers; an article on the end of AP-5 Attack Transport production at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on World War I Vancouver and Portland shipyards; an article on a teen-age dance at the McLoughlin Heights community center, Vancouver; an article on an outdoor Christmas decoration contest at the Vancouver housing projects.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 06

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on the suitability of Kaiser shipyard vessels for the postwar merchant fleet; an article on Lieutenant Iliff Richardson’s speech on his combat experiences in the Pacific; an article on the Multnomah County March of Dimes drive for polio victims; an article on Kenneth Davies’ account of the Vancouver Shipyards-built aircraft carrier U.S.S. Lunga Point’s combat record; an article on the work of the Red Cross; an article on cost savings attributed to welding; an article on the importance of oxygen in ship building; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the shortage of silverware in the Vancouver Shipyard cafeteria; an article on the Red Cross blood drive; an article on welding classes; an article on the popularity of the “the Ships We Build” booklet about Vancouver Shipyard production; an article on the postwar use of Portland and Vancouver housing projects; an article on the election of the president of shipyard workers Masons members; an article on workers at the Dalles Sub-Assembly plant; an article on the local USO’s need for hostesses; an article on the importance of motorized repair for three shifts at the Vancouver Shipyard.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 07

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on the Pacific coast shipyards increased production of merchant vessels; an article on single shipyard workers living in dormitories; an article on repair of the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Makin Island because of a 3 ton hoist; an article on Russian seamen housed at Swan Island Shipyard dormitories; an article on Vancouver surplus housing units shipped to Seattle; an article on the appointment of Captain Lester G. Block to oversee ship repair and conversion work in the Portland area; an article on rain in Oregon; an article on Spanish classes at the Oregon Shipyard; an article on the Red Cross need for type O blood donors; a Know Your Merchant Fleet series article; an article on absenteeism at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on Dr. Harold J. Noble’s talk on Japan’s future; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the loss of the Vancouver-built aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Ommancy Bay and other ships in the Philippines; an article on the combat success of the Vancouver Shipyard-built aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Bismark Sea; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on the Oregon Shipyard aluminum ponton contract; an article on the mechanical fly used in ship construction.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 10

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on metal stress tests of naval vessels conducted at the Oregon Shipyard; an article on postwar reconstruction in the Philippines; an article on welding innovations—annealing work; an article on Red Cross nutrition classes for prospective blood donors; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard C-4 Troop Transport contract; an article on launching the S.S. Marine Tiger C-4 Troop Transport; articles on Red Cross donation drives; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard Reproduction (printing) department; the Worker Speaks column; an article on sulfa drug use; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on dismantling Vancouver Shipyard’s Columbia housing project; an article on Red Cross disaster committees.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 21

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on moving Burton Homes (prefabricated housing) from Vancouver; an article on Henry J. Kaiser’s plans to develop the West Coast steel industry; an article on the Bosn’s Whistle’s continued publication; an article on the sale of ships’ bells; an article on the availability of postwar housing in Vancouver; an article announcing that Ernie Pyle’s niece will launch the C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Ernie Pyle; an article on the vice chairman of the U.S. Maritime commission, Vice Admiral Howard L. Vickery’s Oregon Shipyard visit; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard built aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Guadalcanal’s capture of a Nazi U-Boat; an article on the San Francisco peace conference (conclave); an article on the Oregon Shipyard built Liberty ship the S.S. Juan de Fuca surviving Philippine Islands combat; an article on shoe rationing; an article on the increased height of the Swan Island pontoon bridge due to high water; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; articles on the 7th War Loan drive; an article on lifting the nation-wide curfew and the return of swing shift Friday night dances in Vancouver; an article on painting Vancouver’s Victory Center; an article on the Vancouver Housing Authority’s new Leiser Road community center; an article on an air shutoff improvement that reduces labor; an article on the end of registration for shipyard workers’ Three Year Club; an article on a ship rescue plan; an article on “urgent status” for Vancouver Shipyard contracts; an article on an Athletic association dance in Vancouver; an article on postwar job opportunities; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard visit of the famous Navy bomber, the “Queen of Rabaul”; an article on Clark County doctors participating in the Northern Permanente hospital Family Plan.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 24

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on moving the U.S. merchant marine from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean to support the war against Japan; an article on moving Vanport housing units to the navy shipyard at Bremerton, Washington; an article on the need for women recruits for the Women’s Land Army to harvest fruit crops; an article on an Oregon Shipyard Victory ship’s trip to the repair dock; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on Kaiser Company, Inc.’s, acquisition of the Portland repair firm, Poole, McGonigle and Jennings; an article on the loss of the Oregon Shipyard built, Victory ship, the S.S. Canada Victory; an article on a war bond house prize; an article on the Kaiser shipyard 4th of July picnic; an article on dressage (horse training); an article on the 7th War Loan bond drive featuring a house prize; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the Vancouver Marine Machinists’ rose show contest; an article on the 3-Year Club Launching Dance—the C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Serpent; an article on the trial run of the Vancouver Shipyard built, C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Tiger; an article on moving Burton Homes units from Vancouver to other sites; an article on the decrease in turnover of Vancouver housing tenants; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard inventory of surplus items; an article on canning asparagus at a Vancouver custom cannery; an article on the Portland Civic Center; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard built, LST 460 (Tank Landing Ship).

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

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