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Register of the Wirt E. Moore Papers, 1899-1949
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BOX 1: WIRT E. MOORE PAPERS

 

1.1 AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS

 

1)-Autobiography, 10-49 [2 pp.]

 

2)-Untitled reminiscence when he was fifteen working on the lower Umpqua river in Oregon in 14 chapters, Dedicated to Grant Balderree, unpaginated, [81 pages] [describes jobs in logging industry, dishwasher and as dairy ranch hand at Alfred Oar ranch and the Grant Baldrey ranch. The Oar ranch was on marshland on the mouth of the Scofield River. Reedport now occupies the marsh where the dairy herd used to roam]

 

1.2 COOPER CORRESPONDENCE

 

1)-Mrs. J.F. Cooper, Kellogg, Oregon, Douglas Co., 3-16-04 [7 pp.; env.] [responding to WEM letter regarding history of Gardiner on the Umpqua River]

 

1.3 BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE TO WEM

 

1)-Western Union Telegraph Company J.M. Green, 6-30-0?

 

2)-J.Y. (?) Bridges, United States Land Office, Roseburg, Ore., 1-26-00

 

3)-E. H. Anderson, To Whom It May Concern, 3-10-00

 

4)-R.E. Bennett, County Superintendent, 4-13-05

 

5)-G.M. Boyles, To the Board of Directors, South Bend, Wash., 2-16-06

 

6)-G.M. Boyles, Toledo, Wash. To Whom It May Concern, 2-14-07 [copy on Puyallup High School letterhead]

 

7)-John W. Kerns, County School Supt. Enterprise, Ore., 5-12-08 [2 copies on Puyallup H.S. letterhead]

 

8)-Enterprise, Oregon. Public Pres- News Record, 6-8-08. [2 copies on Puyallup H.S. letterhead; Notice of Moore's resignation as Principal of the Wallowa County High School]

 

9)-ASM Phenor(?)Office of County Superintendent of Schools, San Bernardino, Cal., 6-30-09

 

10)-April 3, 1910. J.M. Layhue, Olympia Wash. to Whom it May Concern, 4-3-10 [copy on Puyallup H.S. letterhead.]

 

11)-D. P. Frazier (?) Superintendent, letterhead Everett Public Schools, 4-4-11

 

12)-Edward Hyatt by RC Gaskill (?), State of California, Office Superintendent Public Instruction, Sacramento Calif., 5-11-17 [Grants Special High School Life Diploma]

 

13)-Fred W. Hauts (?) Board of Education, Oakland, Calif., 9-12-17

 

14)-Fred M. Hunter, Oakland Public Schools, 6-24-19

 

15)-University of California, Berkeley, 6-12-20

 

16)-N.M. Hart, Dean, Univ. of Cal., Summer Session, 6-12-20

 

17)-Fred M. Hunter, Oakland Public School, 1-8-21

 

18)-Fred M Hunter, Oakland Public Schools, 1-8-21

 

19)-Walter Morris Hart, 1-28-21

 

20)-Fred M. Hunter, Supt. Oakland Public Schools, 4-26-21 [thanks him for serving as President of the Oakland Teachers' Association]

 

21)-M.H. Douglas, Lbn., Univ. of Oregon Lib., 4-27-21

 

22)-Walter Morris Hart, Dean, Univ. of Cal, Summer Sessions, 10-31-21

 

23)-Walter Morris Hart, Univ. of Cal, Summer Session, 10-31-21

 

24)-B.M. Woods, Dean of the Session in Los Angeles, Univ of Cal, Summer Sessions, 11-14-21

 

25)-B.M. Woods, Univ. of Cal., Summer Sessions, 10-6-22

 

26)-Harold L. Bruce, Dean of the Session in Los Angeles, Univ. of Cal., Summer Sessions, 10-22-24 [2 copies]

 

27)-Mrs. Albert Harisen, President, Longfellow Parent-Teacher Assoc., Oakland, Cal., 6-15-27 [regrets that Moore is leaving after seven years as principal]

 

28)-Willard E. Givens, Superintendent of Schools, Oakland Public Schools, 1-24-30

 

29)-Willard E. Givens, Superintendent of Oakland Public Schools, 5-22-31

 

30)-H.L. Forkner, 10-24-34

 

31)-W. H. Graham, Secretary and Chief Examiner, Oakland Civil Service Board, 2-19-37

 

32)-C.R. Frazier, Principal, Seattle Public Schools, Edison Vocational School, 4-30-37

 

33)-Eugene Hilton, 6-7-37

 

34)-Charles Wade Snook, Nannie S. Cramer, et al., Oakland Public Schools, 6-12-37 [letter of acceptance of WEM retirement from Oakland Public Schools effective June 30, 1937]

 

35)-Ray Wall Fisher, 6-16-37

 

36)-Blanche Lavictory, 9-15-37 [telegram;pencil note]

 

37)-W.H. Graham, Secretary, Civil Services Board, Oakland Cal., n.d.

 

1.4 WEM WRITINGS

 

1)-"William Wordsworth-- Poet and Philosopher" in The Theosophical Forum,n.d., pp. 192-198.

 

2)-Second copy in typescript pp. 1-[10] last two pages vary

 

3)-The Village Blacksmith synopsis. [handwritten note states "synopsis of a play written by Wert E. Moore in 1899. Staged and played in Drain, Oregon"; copy torn]

 

4)-"Vision Land," 1899 [poem]

 

5)-"Mount Hood," 1910 [poem]

 

6)-"The Old Place," 1921 [poem]

 

7)-"Recollections," 1933 [poem; 3 pp.]

 

8)-"My Garden," 1935 [poem]

 

9)-"Town of Drain," 1935 [poem]

 

10)-"Not One Sweet Dream," n.d. [poem]

 

11)-"Handwriting, What About It?" [5 pp.]

 

12)-"Problems in Commercial Education" [6 pp.]

 

13)-"Whither Education," February 1938 [10 pp.]

 

1.5 MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS

 

1)-Letterhead, City of Grants Pass, Oregon. J.A. Slover, Mayor

 

2)-New York Life Insurance Company. Agreement for Change in Manner of Payment of Premium, 10-14-18, [Company and WEM and wife]

 

3)-Railway Express Agency. Receipt, 9-18-37