School of Mines Records (RG 186)
1912-1943
1 reel of microfilm


Scope and Content Note

Organized into two series: 1. Correspondence; and 2. Reports. Each series arranged by subject and then chronologically.

Both series pertain to the Oregon Bureau of Mines and its relationship to various mining industries and interests in Oregon and elsewhere. Records include correspondence from mining companies, venture companies seeking to develop mining areas, and individuals requesting testing of ore samples or information about mining areas or prospects for various types of ores.


Historical Note

Mines courses were first taught at Oregon Agricultural College in 1900. In 1913 the state legislature authorized the establisment of the School of Mines at OAC. Money was also authorized for the Oregon Bureau of Mines, which was placed under the School's dean. The School of Mines consisted of four departments -- Mining Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Geology. As part of cutbacks throughout higher education in Oregon, the school was closed in 1932. Mining related courses continued to be taught in the Schools of Science and Engineering. The school's deans included Henry M. Parks (1913-17), E.K. Soper (1917-18), C.E. Newton (1919-28), and J.H. Hance (1928-32). Parks was also director of the Oregon Bureau of Mines from 1913-1923.


Related Materials

MC - School of Mines


Shelf Location:

microfilm cabinet


Inventory

(reel 1)

I.   Correspondence:
     1    V.C. Carter, L.N.C. Ford Oil Drilling Controversy, 
            1930-1931
     2    Oregon - Ohio Development Co., Bohemia Dist. Lane Co.,
            1921-1922
     3    Antimony, 1915-1919
     4    Asbestos, 1913-1916
     5    Clay (Ja-Jaw), 1914-1942
     6    Coal, 1917-1922
     7    Cinnabar and Quicksilver, 1914-1923
     8    Copper, 1914-1921
     9    Gas, 1914-1931
     10   Gold, 1918-1921
     11   Granite, 1921-1922
     12   Iron, 1918-1943
     13   Lime, 1917-1920
     14   Mica, 1918-1922
     15   Minerals, 1912-1919
     16   Nitrates, 1916-1920
     17   Oil, 1912-1931
     18   Platinum, 1920-1923
     19   Sandstone, 1912-1919
     20   Silica, Second Diatomite, 1914-1922
     21   Tale, 1917-1919
     22   Volcanic Rock, 1918-1922

II.  Reports:
     23   Cements, 1914-21
     24   Mineral Deposits, 1918
     25   Tests, 1912-1922
     26   Mines and Companies, 1921-1929


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