Series Org. Lot 1368.E - Religion, faith, and worship

Reverend Anderson Reverend Belknaf? Father Boyle Reverend Buckner Reverend Burdell Reverend and Mrs. Burdell Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and Father Dominic of Cork Cardinal Alexis Henri Marie Lépicier and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson Cardinal Alexis Henri Marie Lépicier and Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson Father Cateell Reverend Clemes Reverend D. A. Cohagan Reverend Dawson Reverend Driver Evens Reverend William Fairweather Reverend G. V. Farris Reverend Fisher Reverend George V. Fallis and unidentified woman Reverend O. T. Fuld Reverend Harry E. Gardner Reverend Good Reverend Goodwin Reverend Goodwin Photograph of Reverend C. A. Hadley Reverend E. J. Hamaleinen Reverend Harms Reverend Hawkinson
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Org. Lot 1368.E

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Religion, faith, and worship

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  • 1920 - 1945 (Creation)

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212 nitrate negatives

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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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Photographs, circa 1920 to 1940, of people, places, objects, and activities related to religion, faith, and worship, predominantly Christian. Approximately half the images are portraits of clergy and places of worship, some of which are unidentified. The photographs also document events and activities, including the Marian Congress, held in Portland from August 12-15, 1934, at the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto) in Portland; processions at St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, both in Portland; and baptism ceremonies in the Columbia River.

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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, 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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  • English

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Archivist's note

Katie Mayer, October 26, 12017

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