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Guide to the Sybil Westenhouse Research papers on Oregon and the City of Salem
The Sybil Westenhouse Research papers on Oregon and the City of Salem
Salem/Oregon History

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Guide to the Sybil Westenhouse Research papers on Oregon and the City of Salem

Title

Guide to the Sybil Westenhouse Research papers on Oregon and the City of Salem

Summary

The Sybil Westenhouse collection documents Westinghouse’s research on the history of Salem and Oregon.

Source Format

Architectural Drawings

Maps

Collection Guide

Date

1818-2009

Repository

Willamette University University Archives and Special Collections

Repository Address

900 State Street; Salem, Oregon; 97301 USA; Phone: 503/370/6764; Fax: 503/370/6141; Email: archives@willamette.edu; URL: http://library.willamette.edu/archives/

Location of Collection

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Collection Number

WUA037

Language

Materials are in English.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in one series consisting of research information, maps, and newspaper clippings or journals and retains original order when possible.

Biographical Note

Sybil Westenhouse was born in Eugene, Oregon. Her paternal family has lived on a farm east of Scio since 1894 and since the turn of the century, her maternal family has lived in the Salem, Dallas, and Independence areas. While in Salem, Sybil attended Englewood Elementary for three years. She later attended Oregon State College and received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Retired from teaching, she has been able to devote more of her time to the pursuit of historical information in depth, including doing research for classroom history projects. Sybil continues to volunteer at the Salem Public Library Advisory Board and the Northwest Neighborhood Association Board.

Geographic Place Names

California

Columbia River

Fort Vancouver

Marion County (Oregon)

Polk County (Oregon)

Portland, Oregon

Salem (Oregon)

Silver Creek Falls (Oregon)

Willamette Valley (Oregon)

Quantity

3 linear feet

Content Description

The Sybil Westenhouse collection documents Westenhouse’s research on the history of Salem and Oregon. The collection includes a broad spectrum of information on the history of the city of Salem and the state of Oregon, dating back to the pioneers and missionaries and up to the 1990’s. Included in this collection are newspaper clippings, book selections with her personal notes on the subjects and a number of research materials on William and Chloe Clarke Willson. The collection also includes the papers and accompanying notes taken in a class in the fall of 1987 on the history of Oregon.

Names

Westenhouse, Sybil

Boise family

Boise, Ruben Patrick, Jr. (1859-1933)

Duniway, David (1912-1993)

McNary, Charles Linza (1874-1944)

Moores, Charles W. (Charles Washington) (1862-1923)

Morgan, William Wilson (1831-1913)

Willson, Chloe Aurelia Clarke (1818-1874)

Willson, William Holden (1805-1856)

Wythe, Margaret W. (Margaret Wllhelmina) (1880-1958)

Subject

City and Town life

City Planning

Missionaries

Overland Journeys to the Northwestern United States

Pioneers

Oregon

Special Collections

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open to researchers.

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.; For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.; Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Collection

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The Sybil Westenhouse Research papers on Oregon and the City of Salem