Series Org. Lot 1368.Q - Crime and court proceedings

Senti family dog in field after death of owners in murder-suicide Photograph of murder victim Mildred Hook Frank La Belle, murder suspect, at Portland police headquarters Frank La Belle, murder suspect, and unidentified man at Portland police headquarters Joseph John Osbourne testifying during his trial for the murder of Simon Mish Joseph John Osbourne testifying during his trial for the murder of Simon Mish Photographs of Ray DeAutremont and Roy DeAutremont, suspects in train holdup William Edward Hickman in jail in Pendleton, Oregon Photograph of Circuit Court judgment in State of Oregon vs. George B. Thomas Crime suspect? handcuffed to law enforcement officer? and standing with group Crime suspect? Bullet hole in window Bullet holes in car Three unidentified law enforcement officers? with display of evidence Crime suspect? standing with group Prisoners and armed guards walking down street Unidentified judge on bench during court proceeding? Unidentified man on the witness stand at trial Customers and police officer outside closed Morris Brothers bank in Portland Fred S. Morris, unidentified man, and U. S. Marshal John D. Mann Customers looking through gated door of closed Morris Brothers bank in Portland Customers and police officer outside closed Morris Brothers bank in Portland Augusta Carlson, witness at murder trial of John Cyril Liard Suspect George Billings, alias Joe Brady, at Multnomah County jail Car thieves Lawrence H. Murray? and Ben Lesmeister? outside cell door George Rossman in court on first day as Portland municipal judge Judge George Rossman presiding in Portland municipal court John B. Kawacinski, killer of Harry I. Pawluk, at Multnomah County Jail
Results 1 to 28 of 68 Show all

Identity elements

Reference code

Org. Lot 1368.Q

Name and location of repository

Level of description



Crime and court proceedings


  • 1910 - 1950 (Creation)


Name of creator


Administrative history

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.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

Physical access

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

Technical access

Org. Lot 1368, OHS Research Library

Conditions governing reproduction

In Copyright; copyright held by Oregonian Publishing Group.

Languages of the material

Scripts of the material

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information


Related materials elements

Existence and location of originals

Org. Lot 1368.

Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

Related descriptions

Notes element

Specialized notes

Alternative identifier(s)

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Sources used

Archivist's note

Katie Mayer, digital project archivist, January 17, 2019

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places