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Oregon Constitutional Convention records, 1857-1859

  • MSS 1227
  • Collection
  • 1857 - 1859

Documents created during the Oregon Constitutional Convention of 1857. Includes: committee reports, drafts of articles and schedules, general notes, corrections, and other materials. Sections of the constitution represented include: preamble and bill of rights; suffrage and elections; distribution of powers; Legislative Department; Executive Department; education and school lands; finance; militia; corporations and internal improvements; seat of government; general provisions; boundaries; schedules, and related papers. Also includes printed speech of James Hughes of Indiana, on the admission of Oregon, delivered in the House of Representatives, 1859 February 10.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Gust Anderson

Portrait of a man wearing a jacket, vest, and a bow tie. The text “Gust Anderson Mult.” and the number 2 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image. Anderson represented Multnomah County in the state house in the 1929 and 1931 legislative sessions. This photograph may have been taken outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.

M. F. Anderson, John P. Hunt, Elizabeth Glatt, and A. D. Goddard

Portrait of three men and a woman standing in a row outside the Oregon State Capitol building. The text “M. F. Anderson — John P. Hunt — Elizabeth Glatt — A. D. Goddard” and the number 3 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image. Hunt, Glatt, and Goddard are likely the chief clerk, assistant chief clerk, and reading clerk, respectively, of the Oregon State Senate.

Unidentified man outside Oregon State Capitol?

Full-length portrait of an unidentified man with upraised fists. He is facing to the left and is wearing a suit and tie. He is standing next to a column, probably at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. Image note: Photograph shows extensive discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

B. L. Eddy, Oregon state senator from Roseburg

Half-length portrait of a man facing slightly right. He is wearing glasses, a suit jacket and vest, a collared shirt, a bow tie, and glasses. He is standing in front of a pair of columns, probably at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. The text “Sen. B. L. Eddy of Roseburg” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Medford Voiture 165 truck in Salem parade

Photograph of unidentified men from Medford Voiture 165 of the Forty and Eight riding on a truck and trailer in a parade in Salem, Oregon. They are on North Liberty Street at the intersection with Court Street (now the intersection of Liberty Street NE and Court Street NE). Also see image Nos. 371N4858, 371N4920, 371N4921, and 371N4922.

State flax industry parade float

Photograph of an Oregon flax industry float in a parade in Salem, Oregon. The float is decorated as a linen mill and is covered with stalks of flax. The float is on North Liberty Street at the intersection with Court Street (now the intersection of Liberty Street NE and Court Street NE). Also see image Nos. 371N4849, 371N4920, 371N4921, and 371N4922. Image note: Negative damage in upper left corner.

Women marching in Salem parade

Photograph of a group of women in matching clothing marching in a parade on North Liberty Street in Salem, Oregon. They are at the intersection of Liberty and Court Street (now the intersection of Liberty Street NE and Court Street NE). Also see image Nos. 371N4849, 371N4858, 371N4921, and 371N4922.

Drum and bugle corps marching in Salem parade

Photograph of an unidentified drum major leading a drum and bugle corps down North Liberty Street during a parade in Salem. They are at the intersection of Liberty and Court Street (now the intersection of Liberty Street NE and Court Street NE). Also see image Nos. 371N4849, 371N4858, 371N4920 and 371N4922. Image note: Damaged negative.

Paul F. Burris and W. Fred Drager outside Oregon State Capitol

Half-length portrait of Paul F. Burris (left) and W. Fred Drager standing side by side outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem and facing front. This photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 14, 1929. It was cropped into two separate pictures, one of each man. The photographs, along with image Nos. 371N1676 and 371N1970, were published under the headline "At the Opening of the Oregon Legislature." The four photographs had the following caption: “Staff Photographer Ralph Vincent of The Journal was on hand at the state capitol this morning and brought back for you some of the interesting personages there.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Paul G. [sic] Burris and Fred Draper [sic], rival candidates for clerkship of the house.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” Image note: The names “W. Fred Drager” and “Paul F. Burris” are written on the negative. The number 6 is also written on the negative. The writing is visible in the image.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Senate President A. W. Norblad, Governor Isaac Patterson, and House Speaker Ralph Hamilton

Full-length portrait of (from right), A. W. Norblad, president of the Oregon Senate; Oregon Governor Isaac L. Patterson; and Ralph S. Hamilton, speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. They are standing outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on January 14, 1929, the opening day of the legislative session. A related photograph, image No. 371N1970, was published on the front page of the January 14 edition of the Oregon Journal, alongside a story headlined “Legislature Organizes for Session.” The text “Hamilton – Gov – Norblad” and the number 9 are written on the negative and are visible at the top of the image. Also see image No. 371N1883 of Norblad. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Fred E. Kiddle sitting at head of Senate chambers, Oregon State Capitol

Portrait of Fred E. Kiddle from Union County sitting on the dais at the head of the Senate chambers in the Oregon State Capitol, Salem. He is facing slightly left and looking toward the front. The name “Kiddle” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image. The photograph was probably taken in 1933, when Kiddle was president of the Oregon Senate.

Dorothy McCullough Lee? and F. M. Franciscovich looking at book

Photograph showing a man and a woman sitting at a desk in a large room and looking at a book. Two names are written on the negative: “Lee,” visible on the right side of the image, and “Francicovitch,” visible on the left side of the image. The photograph may show Oregon state senators Dorothy McCullough Lee of Portland and F. M. Franciscovich of Astoria at the Oregon State Capitol during the 1933 or 1935 legislative sessions.

Joseph F. Singer and W. F. McAdams

Portrait of two men standing outside the Oregon State Capitol and facing front. The man on the right has one arm. The following text is written on the negative: “Joe F. Singer Mult.,” visible on the left side of the image, and “W. F. McAdams Salem,” visible on the right side of the image. Singer and McAdams served as the longtime sergeant-at-arms and mailing clerk, respectively, of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Dorothy McCullough Lee outside Oregon State Capitol

Photograph showing State Representative Dorothy McCullough Lee standing outside the Oregon State Capitol on January 14, 1929. A cropped version of this photograph, image No. 371N1970, and image No. 371N0374 were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on January 14, 1929, under the headline "At the Opening of the Oregon Legislature." The photographs had the following caption: “Staff Photographer Ralph Vincent of The Journal was on hand at the state capitol this morning and brought back for you some of the interesting personages there.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Dorothy McCullough Lee of the Multnomah delegation.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” The 1929 session was Lee’s first in the Legislature. Image note: The text “Dorothy McCullough Lee of Mult.” and the number 7 are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

A. W. Norblad outside Oregon State Capitol

Half-length portrait of A. W. Norblad standing outside the Oregon State Capitol, facing front, and smiling. He is wearing a suit, hat, and tie. He has a cigar in his mouth and is standing with one hand in his jacket pocket. The name “Norblad” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

A. W. Norblad outside Oregon State Capitol

Head and shoulders portrait of A. W. Norblad outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. He is facing front and looking to the left. This photograph was probably taken on January 14, 1929, the opening day of the 1929 legislative session. Norblad was president of the Oregon Senate. See related image Nos. 371N1036 and 371N1970. Image note: The number 11 and the name “A. W. Norblad” are written on the negative and are visible on the right side of the image.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Isaac L. Patterson at desk in governor’s office, looking at documents

Portrait of Oregon Governor Isaac L. Patterson sitting at a desk in the executive’s office at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in January 1927. He is facing to the left and looking at a document he is holding. The name “Patterson” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. See related image Nos. 371N1961, 371N1963, 371N1964, 371N1966, 371N1968, and 371N1969.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

Isaac L. Patterson at desk in governor’s office

Portrait of Oregon Governor Isaac L. Patterson sitting at a desk in the executive’s office at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in January 1927. He is facing front and holding a document. The name “Patterson” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. See related image Nos. 371N1959, 371N1963, 371N1964, 371N1966, 371N1968, and 371N1969.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

Governor Isaac L. Patterson, Walter M. Pierce, and Henry L. Corbett at Patterson’s inauguration

Photograph showing (in back row, from left) Oregon Governor Isaac L. Patterson; outgoing Governor Walter M. Pierce; and state Senate President Henry L. Corbett at the head of the Hall of Representatives at the Oregon State Capitol during Patterson’s inauguration on Monday, January 10, 1927. A group of unidentified men is standing in the foreground. Image note: The text “Pierce + Patterson” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image. See related image No. 371N1965.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

Walter M. Pierce gesturing to Isaac L. Patterson to take seat at governor’s desk

Portrait of incoming governor Isaac L. Patterson (left) and outgoing governor Walter M. Pierce standing next to the desk in the governor’s office at the Oregon State Capitol in January 1927. Patterson has one hand on the back of the desk chair, and Pierce is gesturing toward the chair. A cropped version of this photograph was one of five, including image No. 371N1968, that were published on Page 22 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 11, 1927, the day after Patterson’s inauguration. The photographs were published under the headline “With the Preliminaries Concluded.” This photograph had the following caption: “Ex-Governor Pierce bids his successor, Governor Patterson, be seated.” See additional related image Nos. 371N1959, 371N1961, 371N1964, 371N1966, and 371N1969. Image note: The text “Pierce + Patterson” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

Walter M. Pierce sitting at desk in governor’s office; Isaac L. Patterson in background

Portrait showing outgoing Oregon Governor Walter M. Pierce sitting at the desk in the governor’s office at the Oregon State Capitol. He is in profile, facing to the right. He is looking down at a document on the desk and holding a pen. Seated in the background is incoming Governor Isaac L. Patterson. The number 5 and the name “Pierce” are written on the negative and are visible in the image. See related image Nos. 371N1959, 371N1961, 371N1963, 371N1966, 371N1968, and 371N1969.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

Isaac L. Patterson taking oath of office as Oregon governor

Photograph showing Isaac L. Patterson (back, second from left) being sworn in as Oregon governor as outgoing Governor Walter M. Pierce, state Senate president Henry L. Corbett, and others watch. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 6 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 11, 1927, under the headline “Governor Takes Oath of Office.” The photograph had the following caption: Chief Justice [George H.] Burnett administering the oath of office as governor of Oregon to I. L. Patterson in the hall of representatives, state house, Salem, Monday afternoon. Left to right—Chief Justice Burnett, Governor Patterson, ex-Governor Pierce, Henry L. Corbett, president of the state senate.” Image note: The text “Pierce + Patterson” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the right side of the image. See related image No. 371N1962.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

Walter M. Pierce and Isaac L. Patterson in governor’s office, Oregon State Capitol

Portrait of outgoing governor Walter M. Pierce (left) and his successor, Isaac L. Patterson, in the governor’s office at the Oregon State Capitol. Patterson is sitting at the desk in the office and is looking at a document in front of him. Pierce is standing beside Patterson and pointing at the document. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Monday, January 10, 1927, the day Patterson was inaugurated. The photograph was published under the headline “Change of State Pilots” and had the following caption: “Walter M. Pierce turns over desk in executive office of the state capitol which he has occupied as governor for the past four years to his successor, Isaac L. Patterson.” The photograph accompanied two stories, one headlined “Patterson Becomes Governor,” and the other headlined “Patterson - Pierce Messages Afford Striking Parallels.” See related image Nos. 371N1959, 371N1961, 371N1963, 371N1964, 371N1968, and 371N1969. Image note: The text “Patterson + Pierce” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

Governor Isaac L. Patterson and Oregon Agricultural College student president Bert Fehren at state Capitol

Portrait of Governor Isaac L. Patterson (left) and Bert Fehren outside the Oregon State Capitol. They are standing side by side and facing front. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 6, section 1, of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, February 13, 1927. The photograph accompanied a story about the state legislative session, titled "House Makes Fast Time With Bills; Two Days Left." A cropped version of this photograph was published under a smaller headline, "At the State Capital," and had the following caption: "Governor Patterson with Bert Fehren, president student body, O. A. C., who visited state house with class studying practical legislation from college." O. A. C., the Oregon Agricultural College, is now Oregon State University.

Governor Isaac L. Patterson and Walter M. Pierce shaking hands

Photograph showing new Oregon Governor Isaac L. Patterson (left) and his predecessor, Walter M. Pierce, shaking hands outside the Oregon State Capitol. A cropped version of this photograph was one of five, including image No. 371N1963, that were published on Page 22 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 11, 1927, the day after Patterson’s inauguration. The photographs were published under the headline “With the Preliminaries Concluded.” This photograph had the following caption: “‘Good-by Walter. Good luck, Ike.’” See additional related image Nos. 371N1959, 371N1961, 371N1964, 371N1966, and 371N1969. The text “Pierce + Patterson” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

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