The Lewis & Clark Special Collections hold a number of rare book and archival collections that document the suffrage movement and the lives of women during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a particular focus on women in Oregon. This guide provides an overview of these resources with links to local digital content. It also includes bibliographic resources, and links to digital resources beyond Lewis & Clark College.
From curator Kirsten Rian: “With his camera, Stafford provided a visual to this looking, and perhaps for himself and his own process as a writer, an additional outlet to augment and reflect the play of light and shadow within human nature, within the ways of the world, he wrote about for decades. Like his pen, his camera was never far from his hand--the 16,000 negatives prove that. His camera was then perhaps also a tool, a partner, in the seeking and finding amidst the commotion of life, in the resulting eloquence and wisdom, grace and thoughtfulness of his singular voice.”
Kirsten Rian curated 180 images from the over 16,000 taken by William Stafford to be included in a multimedia exhibit as part of the centennial celebration of Stafford’s vision. From these are images depicting Stafford’s life, family, friends, and literary figures from around the world.
The Lewis & Clark College archives hold extensive resources relating to the history of Lewis & Clark and its predecessor Albany College. Many of these resources have been digitized and are available for research.
Lewis & Clark College has one of the world's most complete collections of printed materials on the Lewis & Clark Expedition. This collection includes books, newspapers, maps, scholarly journals, magazines, pamphlets, and manuscript materials related to the Expedition.
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections has extensive holdings that document the World War II Civilian Public Service experience, in particular camps in the Pacific Northwest including Cascade Locks Oregon (Camp 21), Waldport Oregon (Camp 56), Fort Steilacoom Washington (Camp 51), and Buckley Washington (Camp 95). The collections include original publications, manuscripts, photographs, artwork, and oral histories.
A collection of photographs, audio recordings, sheet music, and ephemera documenting the career and legacy of Lewis & Clark College Choir director (1947-1975).