Category Archives: University of Oregon

Henry Villard Philanthropist, visits Eugene August 1899

Henry Villard In Eugene. Mr. H. Villard the railroad magnate philanthropist, and endower of The Oregon State University visited Eugene Thursday.  Perhaps the greatest events in the life of educational affairs during the season was the arrival of the special bearing Mr. … Continue reading

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University of Oregon – Free Tuition! Fall Term 1898

With the University of Oregon having just started  fall term, this 1898 Oregon State Journal newspaper article caught my eye.  It definitely was much much cheaper to attend the university in 1898! “University of Oregon The fall term will begin September … Continue reading

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Oregon Digital Newspapers

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program – is a collection of historical newspapers that are available to search online.  You can research right at your dining room table – access their complete content! I’ve played around with the data base and was amazed at how easy … Continue reading

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Capt. Packard Notable Eugene Citizen

Captain N L Packard headstone Captain N. L. Packard Born at Camden Maine July 4, 1818 Died at Eugene Oregon Feb 22, 1892 Eugene Masonic Cemetery   Capt. N. L. Packard died at an early hour this morning at the … Continue reading

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Frances M Owen

Frances M Owen headstone Frances M  Wife of H.G. Owen Born May 9, 1840 Died July 3, 1874 Eugene Masonic Cemetery   This stone has stood for 137 years before I stumbled on it.  I was anxious to see what … Continue reading

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Where’d cha get your information?

Having published several indexes I know of the huge amount of time it takes to compile an index.  From my experience I would like to offer a few observations about indexes. They are subject to human error. Original documents are subject … Continue reading

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U of O Knight Library’s Newspaper Collection

University of Oregon’s Knight Library  As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I stumbled upon the University of Oregon‘s Newspaper Collection when I was attending  back in the early 1980s.  The collection is amazing – recognized as the most extensive collection of Oregon newspapers. The … Continue reading

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