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September 2017

A Sketch of the Life of Joseph Yates

2017-09-28T16:16:59+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Biographies, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This hand-typed document bound with metal brads and missing large chunks of pages was recently donated to the Willamette Heritage Center (2015.036.0005).  It was [...]

Heritage Center Photos help New Online Asahel Bush Letters Archive Initiative

2017-09-18T12:43:18+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Heritage News|Tags: , , , , , |

Governor Stephen Fowler Chadwick portrait. Chadwick Collection. Willamette Heritage Center, 2011.060.0167. This portrait of Oregon’s 5th governor is one of three photographs [...]

Mystery Man E.O. Norton and the Oregon Vidette

2017-10-06T09:56:58+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Categories: History Tidbits, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ad from the 1884-85 Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Gazeteer and Business Directory The worlds of collection and research collided this past month [...]

1909 AYP Essays from Salem 7th Graders

2017-09-15T16:43:16+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Digital Collections|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In 1909, all eyes turned to Seattle for the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition.  Oregon school children took part by submitting examples of coursework for [...]

August 2017

Marion Memories by Ivan Hadley, 1975

2017-09-28T13:01:11+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Oral History, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ivan Lowell Hadley 2 Aug 1897, Marion, Marion, Oregon - 23 April 1986, Yamhill County, Oregon. This typed sheet was found in the WHC [...]

Victor Point School

2017-09-28T12:53:37+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Victor Point School before 1915. MCHS publication - School Days II “I sought once more the spot Where the old school-house stood In [...]