Lewis & Clark College: Oral History Project

Since Spring 2014 students in History 300 (Historical Materials) have been interviewing alumni, faculty and staff for the Lewis & Clark College Oral History Project. The interviews document and celebrate the rich history of the college through the collection of spoken memories. This is a joint venture of the History Department, Alumni and Parent Programs, and Watzek Library's Special Collections and Archives.

Morgan S. Odell WWI Collection

Dr. Morgan S. Odell was the first president of Lewis & Clark College (1942-1960) following the institution's move to Portland, Oregon and renaming from Albany College, established in 1867. As a young man, Odell served with the US Army Ambulance Service (USAAS) in Italy at the end of WWI. This collection includes selected documents from the Odell papers held by Lewis & Clark Special Collections which document this experience.

A Voyage to the East Indies in the Ship Duke of Grafton

"A Voyage to the East Indies in the Ship Duke of Grafton" is an eighteenth century manuscript detailing the 1779-81 voyage of the Duke of Grafton from Britain to India and back again. This manuscript includes detailed descriptions of Madeira, Gorée, Cape Town, Madras, Bombay, Surat, St. Helena, and the perils of life at sea. This manuscript's provenance and authorship are unknown; Lewis & Clark acquired this manuscript from Bernard Quaritch Ltd. in 2017. More materials relating to the 1779-81 voyage of the Duke of Grafton can be found in the India Office Records and Private Papers collection at the British Library. A "flip book" version of this collection is available here.

William Stafford: Photograph Collection

This collection includes portraits of the American poet, William Stafford (1914-1993) from the William Stafford Archives.

Lewis & Clark Expedition: Nineteenth Century Newspapers

Newspaper accounts of the Lewis & Clark expedition in the early 19th century.

Halladay School of Flying

Albany College's Halladay School of Flying, sponsored by the Civil Aeronautics Authority, helped finance college operations during the second world war. The school was located in Ontario, Oregon.

WWII Civilian Public Service: Art

This collection includes original artwork created by conscientious objectors from U.S. Civilian Service camps World War II.

Lewis & Clark College: Photographs - Historical

This collection includes over 2,000 images dating back to the founding of the college as Albany Collegiate Institute in 1867, and continuing into the modern era as Lewis & Clark College in 1940. The collection also includes faculty portraits and campus scenes from 1940 to present.

Poetry Broadside Collection

This collection includes twentieth century poetry broadsides, most by William Stafford, but some of Stafford's peers like Robert Bly, Charles Simic, and Primus St. John.

Lewis & Clark College: Campus Maps

The collection includes maps showing the development of the Fir Acres campus of Lewis & Clark College (1940-2000).