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 Graduate School of Education and Counseling
30 Years of Service to Others: A Digital History Exhibit
In 2014, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling is proud to be celebrating 30 years of working in schools, agencies, and communities to help young people and adults realize their full potential.
Lewis & Clark has a long tradition of preparing students to serve the public good as educators and counselors. For nearly 150 years—beginning in the college’s earliest days as Albany Collegiate Institute, located 71 miles south of Portland—Lewis & Clark has prepared students for careers as public school teachers. By 1947, education offerings had evolved to include training at the graduate level. A century after the college’s founding, in 1972, Lewis & Clark added graduate programs for mental health counselors and school counselors, responding to a growing demand for highly qualified professionals in these fields.
In 1984, the graduate school was born, providing for the first time a dedicated home at Lewis & Clark for graduate programs in the helping professions. In 2000, the college purchased the 18-acre historic Corbett estate, which became the graduate school’s permanent campus. Since 1984, the school has issued master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees to over 6,500 educators, counselors, and community leaders. Last year, our students spent over 220,000 hours working in schools and mental health agencies. Each of our students and alumni impacts dozens of individuals and families every year, their work rippling out to change the lives hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people over the length of their careers. Today, the graduate school’s diverse programs share a common commitment to equity, diversity, social justice, and service to others.
Created by Hanna Neuschwander, Graduate School of Education and Counseling; and Zachariah Selley, Special Collections and Archives
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling: 30 Years of Service to Others. A Digital History Exhibit
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).