The Butler Family Papers is a collection of 70 original letters written by some of the pioneers who settled in Polk County, Oregon, and founded Monmouth University in 1856 (now Western Oregon University).
The Burch Family Papers is a collection of 65 original letters of mostly handwritten correspondence to Benjamin Franklin Burch of Rickreall, Polk County, Oregon. Included with the correspondence are handwritten legal and financial records and documents.
Administrative and personal research papers of Ellis Stebbins, who served Oregon State Normal School and Oregon College of Education from 11928-1968. Includes correspondence, subject files, and original documents related to college departments and administration, history of the college, and drafts of manuscripts leading up to his 1973 publication The OCE Story.
The Robert W. Straub Collection contains the papers of Oregon's 31st governor (1975-1979), including correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, speeches, press clippings, memoranda, memorabilia, and film and audio recordings. Each of Straub's public offices (from his service as Lane County Commissioner, State Senator, State Treasurer, and Governor) is represented, as are campaign materials, records regarding Oregon environmental issues such as the Willamette River Greenway and the Beach Bill, family papers, and personal papers.
Photographs, postcards, research notes, publications, personal materials, and educational glass slides belonging to Professor L.A. Robinson while working at Oregon State Normal School in Monmouth, Oregon.
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