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February 2018

Mystery Diary (0081.023.0010.026)

2018-02-16T10:54:49+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Can You Identify?, Digital Collections, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Mystery Diary is, well, very mysterious. Volunteer Katie Lively spent several months pouring over the tablet which contains a chronological, pencil-written entries from [...]

Horseshoe Club at the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill

2018-02-08T11:22:41+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

1941 agreement between Horseshoe Club leaders at the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill provides an interesting look at recreational opportunities afforded employees at the Thomas [...]

December 2017

Illuminating Program, 63.1.21.10.3.1

2017-11-29T13:57:00+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Archives Spotlight, History Tidbits, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Grand Opera House Program, December 12, 1912 Theater Program, WHC 63.1.21.10.3.1 I find one of the more revealing types of historical items [...]

October 2017

September 2017

Annual Labor Day Hike from Salem to Portland

2017-08-29T16:40:33+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Archives Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Clipping from the Renska Swart Collection reveals a Labor Day Hike tradition from the late 1920s. Labor Day First Officially Celebrated in Oregon Through [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

May 2017

Albert Lester Chandler Collection

2017-05-15T15:20:58+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Collections Guide, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Albert Lester Chandler, c. 1918. Willamette Heritage Center Collections, WHC 0091.022.0001. Albert Lester Chandler Collection WHC 0091.002 and WHC 0091.022 The Albert [...]

March 2017