Series Org. Lot 1368.G - Politics and Government

Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting police chief’s star to Burton K. Lawson K. Miyako, Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson, and H. I. Satoh with cake replica of Japanese garden Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson taking oath of office Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson delivering radio address after his inauguration Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson signing document at his inauguration Julius L. Meier being sworn in as governor of Oregon Senator Henry L. Corbett and Governor Charles H. Martin at opening of 1935 Oregon legislative ses... Representatives Earl Hill and Jack Caufield at opening of 1935 Oregon legislative session James K. Weatherford and Representative John E. Cooter at opening of 1935 Oregon legislative session Senators Henry L. Corbett and Isaac Staples at opening of 1935 Oregon legislative session Julius L. Meier, Henry L. Corbett, and Charles H. Martin at opening of 1935 Oregon legislative se... Three unidentified men at opening of 1935 Oregon legislative session? Fred Drager, James Vernon, Kenneth S. Perry, and Ed Duffy at opening of 1935 Oregon legislative s... Joseph K. Carson at George L. Baker’s bedside Oregon Senate in session, January 1921 Gus C. Moser?, standing at president’s seat in Oregon Senate chambers Joseph K. Carson and unidentified man in Portland City Council chambers Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and group of unidentified young men in City Council chambers Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and unidentified man in mayor’s office Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and unidentified man in mayor’s office Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and unidentified woman in mayor’s office Mayor-elect Joseph K. Carson and unidentified boy on ocean liner General Sherman Mayor-elect Joseph K. Carson kissing sister after return from trip to Asia Congressman Charles H. Martin and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson at Democratic picnic Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson presenting plaque to Junior Chamber of Commerce representatives? Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson with members of German military at city hall Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and commander of American Legion Post No. 35? Mayor-elect Joseph K. Carson posing with group after return from trip to Asia
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Politics and Government

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  • 1910 - 1947 (Creation)

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(1902-1982)

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The Oregon Journal was an afternoon newspaper based in Portland, Oregon. Originally founded in March 1902 by Alfred D. Bowen under the name Evening Journal, Charles Samuel (“Sam”) Jackson purchased the newspaper that July and renamed it the Oregon Journal. Originally located in the Goodnaugh Building, the Journal’s offices moved to the Jackson Tower in 1912, where they remained until 1948, when the paper moved into the Public Market building on Portland’s waterfront. The Jackson family retained ownership of the paper until the death of C. S. Jackson’s son Philip in 1953.

The Journal was known for some innovations. It shipped additional issues to Oregon’s coastal towns during the summer months as a means of boosting circulation. It was also the first newspaper in the United States to own a helicopter, and its waterfront building included a helicopter pad.

The Journal was considered a rival to Portland’s other major newspaper, the Oregonian, throughout its existence. The Journal’s editorials favored the Democratic Party, in contrast with the Oregonian’s Republican leanings, and expressed what some labeled an anti-establishment tone. However, the two papers became intertwined as time went on. In the 1950s, the Journal began to suffer from revenue losses, and discussed the possibility of sharing production facilities with the Oregonian. For the first five months of the protracted Portland newspaper strike which began in 1959, the Journal and Oregonian published joint issues. In August 1961, the Oregonian Publishing Company, by then owned by newspaper mogul Samuel I. Newhouse, purchased the Journal for $8 million. With this sale, the Journal offices and production facilities merged with those of the Oregonian on SW Broadway, although the Journal retained its own editorial department and tone.

The Journal’s highest circulation was at 201,000 in March 1948. By 1982, circulation had reduced to a little more than 100,000, and the paper struggled to remain relevant in an age where afternoon newspapers were considered obsolete. The Journal published its final issue on September 6, 1982. The paper’s staff and production were then absorbed into the Oregonian.

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Due to the high-risk nature of the format, the Oregon Journal negatives are not available to the public for physical access.

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Org. Lot 1368, Box 371 and 377, OHS Research Library

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In Copyright http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ ; Copyright held by Oregonian Publishing Group.

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