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Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem

Photograph showing part of the Oregon State Penitentiary building in Salem and a path in front of the building. On the building is a sign that reads “OREGON PENITENTIARY / 1871 / W. H. WATKINDS / JO’S. HOLMAN / A. McALEXANDER / COMMISSIONERS / G. W. RHODES, ARCH’T.” Image note: Photograph quality is poor due to extensive deterioration of the negative.

View of area near Oregon State Capitol, Salem, Oregon

Photograph, taken from a high angle, showing the area surrounding the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. The view is toward the southeast. At left are State Street and, in the background, the dome of the 1876 Capitol building. At center left, along State Street, is the First Methodist Church. Partially visible at center right is the Elsinore Theatre. See related image No. 371N5726.

Dome Building, Oregon State Hospital, Salem

Photograph, taken from Center Street, showing a side view of the Dome Building at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem. The text “4 —“ is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. This photograph may be related to image Nos. 371N5724 and 371N5725.

Syd S. George and Don Graham at state American Legion convention in Salem, Oregon

Photograph showing two men facing each other, smiling, and holding cigarettes. Both are wearing hats and suits. They are standing in front of a window draped with bunting. A cropped version of this photograph was one of eight that were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on August 8, 1929, under the headline “Legion Hosts Answer Roll-Call At Salem.” The photographs had the following caption: “Oregon’s capital city today and for the rest of the week will be in the hands of American Legionnaires meeting annual state convention.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Don Graham, Prineville, left, and Syd S. George, Eugene, both mentioned for state commander.” Also see image Nos. 371N0841, 371N0892, 371N1702, and 371N2685, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 371N0915. Image note: The name “Don Graham” is written on the negative next to the man on the left, and the name “Syd S. George” is written on one edge of the negative next to the man on the right. The writing is visible in the image.

Carl D. Gabrielson at state American Legion convention in Salem, Oregon

Head and shoulders portrait, taken outdoors, of a man facing front. He is wearing a suit jacket, collared shirt, and tie. A cropped version of this photograph was one of eight that were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on August 8, 1929, under the headline “Legion Hosts Answer Roll-Call At Salem.” The photographs had the following caption: “Oregon’s capital city today and for the rest of the week will be in the hands of American Legionnaires meeting annual state convention.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Carl D. Gabrielson, Salem, chairman of the general convention committee, who may be the new state commander or vice commander.” Also see image Nos. 371N0841, 371N0916, 371N1702, and 371N2685, which were published with this photograph, and image No. 371N0915. Image note: The text “Galbrielson [sic] – Salem” and the number 11 are written on the negative and are 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.

Julius L. Meier being sworn in as governor of Oregon

Photograph of Marion County Circuit Court Judge L. H. McMahon (left of microphone with hand raised) administering the governor’s oath of office to Julius L. Meier (right of microphone with hand raised) at the state Capitol on January 12, 1931. Observing are outgoing Governor A. W. Norblad (second man standing to the left of McMahon); William L. Marks, president of the Senate (left of McMahon, standing); Frank J. Lonergan, speaker of the House (right of Meier, standing with hands behind back); and unidentified state officials.

Representatives Earl Hill and Jack Caufield at opening of 1935 Oregon legislative session

Photograph of Representatives Earl Hill and Jack Caufield sitting next to one another and talking at the opening of the Oregon legislative session on January 14, 1935. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four, including image Nos. 377N0442, 377N0443, and 377N0455, that were published on the Oregon Journal’s January 14 front page. The photographs were published under the headline “Some Prominent Figures at Opening of Legislature.” This photograph had the following caption: “Representative Earl Hill of Cushman, Lane county, who nominated John E. Cooter for speaker, talking with Jack Caufield of Tillamook, chairman of house caucus.” See additional related image Nos. 377N0440 and 377N0448; image No. 377N0449 may also be related. Image note: The number 4 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image.

Representative D. C. Lewis, chief clerk W. Fred Drager, and Representative L. H. Adams at Oregon State Capitol

Photograph showing three men standing on the front steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in January 1923. A cropped version of this photograph was one of six published on Page 1, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal city edition on Sunday, January 14, 1923, under the headline “Who’s Who at Salem, Where Oregon Legislature Is In Session.” The photographs had the following caption: “State House snapshots by Journal staff photographer.” This photograph had the additional information: “Representative D. C. Lewis, Multnomah; W. F. Drager, Salem, chief clerk of the house; Representative L. H. Adams, Multnomah.” Also see the related images published with this photograph: Nos. 379G0190, 379G0194, 379G0196, 379G0200, and 379G0208.

Unidentified man outside Oregon State Capitol

Full-length portrait of an unidentified man standing outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. He is facing to the left, has one hand on his hip, and is holding an overcoat in his other hand. He is wearing a hat, suit, and tie. Text that appears to be “1-” is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Walter G. Lynn, Oregon House of Representatives calendar clerk, at state capitol

Head and shoulders portrait of Walter G. Lynn outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in January 1923. The number 11 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image. A cropped version of this photograph was one of six published on Page 1, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal city edition on Sunday, January 14, 1923, under the headline “Who’s Who at Salem, Where Oregon Legislature Is In Session.” The photographs had the following caption: “State House snapshots by Journal staff photographer.” This photograph had the additional information: “Walter G. Lynn, Portland, calendar clerk of house and ex-representative.” Also see the related images published with this photograph: Nos. 379G0164, 379G0194, 379G0196, 379G0200, and 379G0208.

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.

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

Portrait of (from right), A. W. Norblad, president of the Oregon Senate; Isaac Patterson, Oregon governor; and Ralph Hamilton, speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. They are standing outside the Oregon State Capitol. A cropped version of this photograph, image No. 371N1483, 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: “From the left, Senator A. W. Norblad of Clatsop, president of the senate; Governor Patterson and Speaker Ralph Hamilton of the house.” The photographs accompanied a story, titled "Legislature Organizes For Session.” Also see image No. 371N1883 of Norblad. Image note: The following text is handwritten on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image: “Ralph Hamilton — Gov Patterson A. W. Norblad.” The number 10 is also written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Vincent, Ralph

Pallbearers carrying casket of Governor Isaac L. Patterson after funeral at Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Photograph showing pallbearers carrying the casket of Governor Isaac L. Patterson down the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem after funeral services on Monday, December 23, 1929. Patterson died of pneumonia on December 21, 1929. A story about the funeral, headlined “Last Rites for Oregon Chief Held” was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on the day of the funeral. The story identified the pallbearers as Oregon National Guard captains Francis W. Mason, Glen A. Webster, Oswald N. Day, Levi L. Merrill, Joseph M. Wacklow, Patrick W. Kelley, Carl F. Glos, and William H. Lehman. See related image Nos. 371N4173, 371N4175, 371N4177, 371N4178, 371N4179, 371N4180, and 371N4181.

Funeral procession of Governor Isaac L. Patterson, Salem, Oregon

Photograph showing the funeral procession of Governor Isaac L. Patterson on State Street in Salem after a funeral service at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, December 23, 1929. Patterson died of pneumonia on December 21, 1929. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, December 24, 1929, under the headline “Scenes at State Funeral for Late Governor Patterson.” The photographs had the following caption: “For a brief span Monday, the mortal remains of Isaac L. Patterson reposed in state under the roof where the greatest triumph of his public life was enacted.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “The funeral cortege proceeding from the capitol, with honorary bearers flanking the hearse.” A story about the funeral, headlined “Last Rites for Oregon Chief Held,” was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on the day of the service. See related image Nos. 371N4173, 371N4174, 371N4175, 371N4178, 371N4179, 371N4180, and 371N4181. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Oral history interview with Cecil L. Edwards [Sound Recording 05]

Tape 3, Side 1. This oral history interview with Cecil Edwards was conducted by Irvin Luiten from May 18 to 26, 1988. In the interview, Edwards discusses his family history and early life in Salem, Oregon, including his education and early interest in government. He then talks about his experiences working for the Oregon Legislature beginning in 1933, including the old Capitol building, which burned down in 1935; campaigns he worked on; and the role of lobbyists. He also talks about working as secretary for Governor Charles Sprague. Edwards then describes his service in the National Guard during World War II, particularly working with horses and dogs. He talks about returning to work in Oregon government after the war ended, including serving on the Racing Commission; being fired by Governor Mark Hatfield; lobbying for the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association; and returning to the Legislature to work as a secretary. He discusses the numerous committees he was secretary for, including the agriculture committee, fish and game committee, and land-use board. Edwards next discusses his tenure as secretary of the Senate from 1965 to 1975, focusing on many of the legislators he worked with, including Clarence Barton, Debbs Potts, and Jason Boe. He also speaks at length about redistricting, as well as the duties of the secretary of the Senate and Senate rules.

Edwards, Cecil L.

Oral history interview with Cecil L. Edwards [Sound Recording 06]

Tape 3, Side 2. This oral history interview with Cecil Edwards was conducted by Irvin Luiten from May 18 to 26, 1988. In the interview, Edwards discusses his family history and early life in Salem, Oregon, including his education and early interest in government. He then talks about his experiences working for the Oregon Legislature beginning in 1933, including the old Capitol building, which burned down in 1935; campaigns he worked on; and the role of lobbyists. He also talks about working as secretary for Governor Charles Sprague. Edwards then describes his service in the National Guard during World War II, particularly working with horses and dogs. He talks about returning to work in Oregon government after the war ended, including serving on the Racing Commission; being fired by Governor Mark Hatfield; lobbying for the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association; and returning to the Legislature to work as a secretary. He discusses the numerous committees he was secretary for, including the agriculture committee, fish and game committee, and land-use board. Edwards next discusses his tenure as secretary of the Senate from 1965 to 1975, focusing on many of the legislators he worked with, including Clarence Barton, Debbs Potts, and Jason Boe. He also speaks at length about redistricting, as well as the duties of the secretary of the Senate and Senate rules.

Edwards, Cecil L.

Oral history interview with Frankie Bell

This oral history interview with Frankie Bell was conducted by Vinita Howard from November 12-30, 1992. In this interview, Bell discusses her family background and early life in Eugene, Oregon. She discusses her education and attending the University of Oregon. She talks about the difficulty of starting a family while still attending college and trying to have a career. She discusses the various part-time jobs she held until she began working at the Capitol building in Salem, Oregon, in 1966 as a tour guide. She talks about working at the information desk at the Oregon Legislature from 1967 to the time of the interview in 1992, including facing sexism on the job. She describes her observations on the Legislature over her two and a half decades there, including on lobbyists, rumors, and inaugural changes. She also talks about the history of the Capitol building, as well as organizing holidays and exhibits at the building; the gift shop; and school tours. She closes the interview by speaking briefly about the personalities of many legislators over the years.

Bell, Frankie (Frances Estelle), 1937-

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