Oregon Journal Photographic Negatives

Throwing out the first pitch Band marches down city street Man at baseball stadium during pregame ceremonies Pregame ceremonies with Mission baseball team Baseball pregame ceremonies Portrait of man holding baseball during pregame ceremonies Three men on baseball diamond during pregame ceremonies Ceremony with George Baker, involving Hollywood team Men shake hands during ceremony on baseball field Ceremonial at-bat at Vaughn Street Park Home plate ceremony with George Baker Men gather with George Baker for ceremony at home plate George Baker and others on baseball field for home plate ceremony Ceremony at home plate Man stands at microphone during home plate ceremony George Baker and unidentified man hold flower arrangement at home plate ceremony Baseball game at Vaughn Street Park Batter at the plate during baseball game at Vaughn Street Park Crowd in stands at baseball game in Portland Crowd in stands at baseball game, Vaughn Street Park Baseball player for Bradford Clothes Shop Baseball player for Bradford Clothes Shop Baseball player for Hollywood Baseball player for Hollywood Baseball player for Hollywood Baseball players for Hollywood Baseball players for Hollywood Baseball players for Hollywood
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Org. Lot 1368

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Oregon Journal Photographic Negatives


  • 1902 - 1957 (Creation)


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

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  • English

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Org. Lot 1368, Boxes 371, 372, 373, 374, 376, 377, and 379, OHS Research Library.

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Oregon Journal photographs collection, 1902-1982: Org. Lot 1027, OHS Research Library, http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv96038

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Funding for digitization of this collection was made possible by The Jackson Foundation

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