Historical Records

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"Admission of Collored [sic] Children to the Public School" by William Alexander Wood

Thomas Alexander Wood (1837-1904) was a white Oregon pioneer, a veteran of the Indian wars, and a Methodist clergyman. In these reminiscences he recalled the …

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"Attackted at Juan de Fuca Straits." by George Davidson

One of the oldest non-Native collection items in the Oregon Historical Society is an ink-wash sketch by artist George Davidson depicting the trade ship Columbia …

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"Grandma Crew" at Oregon Shipbuilding Co. by Oregon Journal

This photo was published in the Portland Journal in 1944 with the caption: "'Grandma Crew' at Oregon Shipbuilding has 6 grannies out of crew of …

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"Innocent Fun or Social Shame?" by Portland Urban League Collection

This document was created for school administrators by the Urban League of Portland sometime in the 1950s in an effort to stop minstrel, or blackface, …

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"No work, no woo" pledge, 1943 by John Mothershead

This Oregon Journal photo is captioned: "Albina Engine & Machine Works Employees Line up to Sign Pledge Not to Date Anyone w/out a Full Time …

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10th Anniversary of Women in the Armed Forces by Unknown

This photograph, likely taken in May 1952 during the third annual Armed Forces Day parade in Portland, depicts a Buick convertible decorated to commemorate the …

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1811 Trailmarker by Michael McKenzie

Sometime around the summer of 1944, ten-year-old Douglas Owen found the 120-pound basalt rock shown above near the town of Bates, located about thirty miles …

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1860 Census, Coos County by U. S. Census

This document is a typewritten transcript of the 1860 Schedule of Free Inhabitants in Coos County’s Coquille Precinct. It was transcribed from a microfilm copy …

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A New Status for the American Indian by Oregon Historical Society

On March 23, 1957, the Oregon Historical Society held its Third Annual Historical Forum, a discussion of events that had influenced Oregon’s political, social, cultural, …

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A Nice Function to Ask a Gentleman to Attend by The Oregonian

This syndicated cartoon was published in the Oregonian on March 15, 1899. It is a commentary on the rapidly changing situation in China at that …

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