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“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.)

A blessed life

A brief manuscript in which William L. Finley speaks about the satisfaction of his life. An angler friend of his claimed that Finley's life was just a prolonged vacation. Finley says that he just surrounds himself with the things he loves most, his wife, his children, and nature.

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

A Diagram of Oregon (1859)

A map of Oregon completed by the Surveyor General’s Office, Salem August 31st, 1859, W. W. Chapman [signature], Sur. Gen. of Oregon. In upper right margin: Sen. Ex. Doc. No. 2, 1 Sess. 36 Cong. In lower left margin: Lith of J. Bien 60 Fulton St. N. Y. Relief shown in hachures. Original map mounted on cloth backing. Item has also been identified as bb017542.

Chapman, W. W. (William Williams)

A Diagram of Oregon (1861)

A map of Oregon completed by the Surveyor General’s Office, Eugene City, August 16th, 1861, B. J. Pengra [signature], Surveyor Gen. Of Oregon. Relief shown in hachures. Original map mounted on cloth backing. Item has also been identified as bb017543.

Pengra, B. J. (Byron J.), 1823-1903

A map of Lewis and Clark's track across the western portion of North America, from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean : by order of the executive of the United States in 1804, 5 & 6 / copied by Samuel Lewis from the original drawing of Wm. Clark ; Neele, sculp., 1814

A map depicting Lewis and Clark's route from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. The map shows the relationship between the sources of the Missouri River, Columbia River, and the Rocky Mountains and the locations of Native American tribal groups. The map was copied by Samuel Lewis from William Clark's original drawing. Relief is shown by hachures.

Lewis, Samuel, 1753 or 1754-1822

A new map of Texas, Oregon and California: with regions adjoining / compiled from the most recent authorities, 1849

A hand colored map of the western portions of the United States of America in 1845. The map shows emigrant routes from Missouri to Oregon with reputed distances of chief points of interest along route. The "Gold Region" is highlighted in yellow in northern California. Also depicted are locations of Native American tribal groups. Imprint: "Philadelphia Published by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. Market St. No. 253. 1849 / Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1845 by H.N. Burroughs in the clerks office of the District Court of the eastern district of Pennsylvania." Relief shown by hachures.

Burroughs, H. N.

Abigail Scott Duniway Lecture Notes

Notes from a speech given by Abigail Scott Duniway, likely in early 1913. In the speech, Duniway reflects on her experiences as a Pioneer to Oregon and on the successful passage of an equal suffrage initiative for the state of Oregon during the November 12, 1912 election.

Duniway, Abigail Scott, 1834-1915

Abigail Scott Duniway Lecture Notes

Notes from a lecture given by Abigail Scott Duniway in which she reflects on Sacajawea, early white settlement in Oregon, and the importance of equal suffrage for women. The notes are written on the letterhead for the Oregon State Equal Suffrage Association.

Duniway, Abigail Scott, 1834-1915

Account of Cargo of Ship Columbia and Sloop Washington agreeably to Invoice presented Captain Kendrick by the Owners

An account of cargo for the Ship Columbia and Sloop Washington covering the dates from October 1, 1787 through January, 1788. The log includes a record of the cargo aboard the ships when they left Boston on the state of the voyage and fragmented records of expenditures and supply use through January, 1788. The document contains 7 pieces of varying sized paper adhered in layers to a ledger page backing.

Barrell, Joseph, 1739-1804

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