Manuscript Collections


Manuscript Collections


Ashland Creamery CollectionAshland Creamery Collection / MSS-012 / .2 linear ft.
This collection contains miscellanea from the Ashland Creamery Company dating from 1896, including the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, 16 stock certificates listing shares, and two photographs.More

This collection is also available for viewing at Finding Aid (MSWord).

Ashland Independent Film FestivalAshland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) Collection / 8.5 linear ft.
The AIFF archival records contain programs, advertisements, merchandise, posters, and DVDs, beginning with the 2001 AIFF founding. Nationally acclaimed, the AIFF reaches 10,000 patrons annually through year-round programming and a five-day festival. Finding Aid (MSWord).

Kay Atwood CollectionKay Atwood Regional History Collection / MSS-025 / 26 linear ft. + oversize
Research material donated by local historian and author Kay Atwood includes publications, notes and maps related to her books and articles about the settlement and development of communities in Southern Oregon. Finding Aids: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 (MSWord)

Kay Atwood CollectionKay Atwood SOU Oral History Collection / MSS-004 / 1 linear ft.
During 1978-1980, prominent local historian Kay Atwood interviewed faculty of Southern Oregon State College (SOSC). The two-hour interviews covered education, post-graduate experience, background and personal life, and their views on SOSC. Finding Aid (MSWord)

Peter Britt Glass Plate CollectionPeter Britt Glass Plate Collection / MSS-003 / 4 linear ft.
The Britt Collection contains 2,067 prints made from the glass plates negatives. The photographs were taken by Peter and Emil Britt in their Jacksonville Studio between the 1860s and 1940. Finding Aid (MSWord)

Dorothea Hatch Broadside CollectionDorothea Hatch Broadside Collection / MSS-030 / 1.5 linear ft.
A collection of broadsides by artist such as Collen Browning, Walter De La Mare, Honore Daumier, and many more. Published by Stone House Press and Le Charivie newspapers. Includes articles, biographies, and prints. Finding Aid (MSWord)

Adrienne Lee Ferte CollectionAdrienne Lee Ferté Memorial Collection / PN6131 .F47x / .75 linear ft.
Collection of correspondence between Thomas Ferté and regional poets and authors and related miscellanea. Note: Also in Special Collections are over 1,000 volumes of poetry in the Ferté Collection, including many signed first editions and chapbooks. Finding Aid (MSWord)

Edward Hungerford CollectionEdward Hungerford Collection / MSS-007 / .2 linear ft.
Translations, typescripts of poetic dramas, and correspondence between SOU Professor Emeritus of English Edward Hungerford and Greek author and poet Theodore Stephanides. Finding Aid (MSWord)

Jackson County Abstract CompanyJackson County Abstract Company / MSS-014 / 1.1 linear ft.
Company records include Jackson County Abstract Company abstracts of title and patent documents for properties and donation land claim entries and patents from the 1850s through the 1940s. Finding Aid (MSWord)

Arnold Paul Jenny CollectionArnold Paul Jenny Collection / MSS-015 / 2 linear ft.
The Jenny papers and photographs include correspondence with the offices of the Kennedy family and the office of Thomas Mann, and an extensive international postcard collection from Jenny's time as director of the YMCA's World Y Tours. Finding Aid (MSWord)

Marjorie B. Kocher Brass Rubbings CollectionMarjorie B. Kocher Brass Rubbings Collection / MSS-009 / Oversize boxes
In the 1960s, Kocher collected rubbings of 85 monumental brasses of the British Isles that date from the 13th to 17th centuries. Finding Aid (MSWord)  

Jeff LaLande CollectionJeffrey M. LaLande Papers / MSS-027 / 2 linear ft.
Correspondence, research materials, and publications of the author of First over the Siskiyous, the definitive biography of Peter Skene Ogden. Longtime Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest historian and archaeologist, LaLande’s research interests include Native peoples, environmental histories, Chinese gold miners, and sociopolitical movements.  Finding Aid (MSWord)

Jeff LaLande Regional Politics and Culture CollectionJeff LaLande Regional Politics and Culture Collection / MSS-006 / 2.5 linear ft.
Historian Jeff LaLande gathered these materials relating to southwestern Oregon’s recent political and cultural history, including extremist movements of the region. The collection is divided into nine boxes by topic. Finding Aid (MSWord).

Lincoln School CollectionLincoln School Collection / MSS-005 / 1.5 linear ft.
This collection consists of newspapers dating from 7/23/1931 to 7/14/1938, school catalogs, and a poetry collection relating to the Southern Oregon College of Education's Lincoln Training School. Finding Aid (MSWord).

Douglas D. Martin CollectionDouglas D. Martin Collection / MSS-002 / 7 linear ft.
Douglas Dale Martin (1943-2000) was a historian, teacher, and scholar with research interests in the American frontier, environmental history, and Indian-White relations. In 2002, Hannon received Dr. Martin’s books and papers. More

This collection consists of ten boxes of research materials, including those related to Martin’s reports of Fort Peck and Fort Berthold (Montana) reservation histories prepared in the 1970s in connection with cases brought before the U.S. Court of Claims. Finding Aid (MSWord).

Joaquin MillerJoaquin Miller Collection / PS2397 .C65 / .2 linear ft.
Collection of brief note and panel of envelope addressed by Joaquin Miller, postcards of Miller homes and haunts, and miscellanea. See library catalog for collection description. Note:  Also in Special Collections are fifty books by and about Miller, including many first editions.

NetboyNetboy Collection / 3 linear ft.
Netboy was a natural resources writer and salmon authority. The collection includes his book manuscripts, articles, research notes, correspondence, and other papers, as well as a bibliography of his works compiled by Netboy and SOU librarian Harold Otness. Finding Aid (MSWord).

Helen Redbird Smith CollectionHelen Redbird Smith Collection / MSS-001 / 12 linear ft.
Dr. Redbird-Smith, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and Professor Emeritus of Education at Western Oregon University, graduated from SOU in 1951.More

This collection consists of manuscripts, documents, sound recordings and miscellanea relating primarily to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, secondarily to the Confederated Tribes of the Yakama Nation of Toppenish, Washington, and miscellaneous materials relating to other Indian nations. Finding Aid (MSWord).

Rogue River National Forest Historical Records CollectionRogue River National Forest Historical Records Collection / MSS-019 / 4.5 linear ft.
Jeff LaLande, Forest Historian and Archaeologist for the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, gave copies of 150 documents from the Historical Records Collection of the Rogue River National Forest (RRNF-HRC) to Hannon Library.More

This collection is a subset of the complete RRNF-HRC, consisting of the most historically significant materials. The original versions of items in the RRNF-HRC were transferred, in their entirety, to the National Archives and Records Administration regional facility in Seattle in 2007. The collection also contains digital copies of the over 3,000 images in the RRNF-HRC, many of which can be viewed at Hannon Library Digital Collections. Finding Aid (MSWord).

Rogue Valley Women's History Collection CollectionRogue Valley Women's History Collection / MSS-028 / 3 linear ft.
Records from 1984-2002 relating to the Ashland chapter of the National Organization for Women and the Rogue Valley Women’s History Project. The files record meetings, officers and members, fundraising activities, and annual Women’s History Month programs. Finding Aid (MSWord).

Francis G. Swedenburg CollectionFrancis G. Swedenburg Collection / MSS-011 / 1.25 linear ft.
Dr. Francis Swedenburg began his medical career in 1907 at the Ashland Sanitarium, later establishing his own hospital. His former home at the corner of Siskiyou and Mountain on the SOU campus is an Ashland landmark.More

This collection contains 34 handwritten journals spanning 1890-1937, a doctor’s call book, a record book, family photographs, clippings, and documents. Finding Aid (MSWord).