Category Archives: Archives Spotlight
While cataloging a new donation of Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) materials to the WHC today, we came across this document (2015.028) which includes a newspaper advertisement regarding the death of Pliny F. Rumrill. The article describes the death … Continue reading
We got a kick out of this logo that came out of a Marion County Fact book published in 1920 and printed by N.D. Elliot in Salem. We especially liked the subtitle: Plain Facts with no Frills.
This page is from a children’s alphabet book published by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (2014.060.0001). It belonged to a Thelma MacDonald. There is a Thelma MacDonald who worked as a school teacher at the Fairview Home for many years, … Continue reading
This article was found in today by Volunteer Darrel in the personal papers of Elmer Daue he is indexing. We thought it was interesting the penalties for getting caught making moonshine in Salem. Unfortunately the article itself is undated and … Continue reading
Occasionally here in the archives a single photograph with a simple inscription can yield a fascinating connection into the history of Salem and the Pacific Northwest. One such opportunity presented itself recently when we found this photo of Adolph … Continue reading
Phez brand Loganberry juice was produced in Salem, Oregon and marketed as an alcohol substitute after prohibition laws were put into place in Salem (1913) and nationally (1919). It appears as if the Pheasant Fruit Juice Company began the production … Continue reading
This postcard was written to Marlin O. Muellhaupt who lived at 1066 Chemeketa Street in Salem by his mother, Maggie May Ramp Muellhaupt. In the card she lets him know that his sister Mildred enjoyed her birthday present, some furs. … Continue reading
This menu found in the Willamette Heritage Center’s collection s(X2013.021.0002) shows what was for dinner at Pearl Harbor‘s Naval Air Station 71 years ago today. Mele Kalikimaka everyone.