New Finding Aid | Harold Brown photographs of Vernonia

Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce an updated finding aid published for the Harold Brown photographs of Vernonia (PH200_004). The finding aid is available on Archives West.

Train carrying felled trees
[Harold M. Brown photographs of Vernonia, PH200_004_4243, Box 1, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.]
Harold M. Brown (1887-1956) was born in Minnewaukan, N.D. on June 2, 1887. During the first half of the twentieth century, he worked as a commercial photographer, primarily focusing on the lumber and shipping industries in northwestern Oregon and southwestern Washington. During World War II, Brown also served as an army photographer. Brown was noted for his logging and shipping photographs.

Man standing next to felled trees on railway
[Harold M. Brown photographs of Vernonia, PH200_004_4251, Box 1, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.]
This collection features logging photographs taken during the Oregon-American Lumber Company logging operations in Vernonia, Oregon. Most of the images date from 1948. The collection contains images of the logging camp, felled trees, transportation of logs by railroad and by river, and the processing of lumber at the mill. The images represent the full scope of work involved in logging operations during this time in history.

–Emily Haskins, Special Collections Intern

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