Guide to the West Coast Mines Company Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: West Coast Mines Company
Title: West Coast Mines Company records
Dates: 1892-1916 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Location of Collection: Collection is located with other small manuscript collections.
Collection Number: B 134
Summary: The West Coast Mines Company held properties in the Bohemia Mining District of Douglas and Lane Counties; particularly the Musick and Champion Groups. Records in the collection include abstracts of title, contracts and field notes.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The West Coast Mines Company was an Oregon corporation that, by 1915, owned 40 or more claims in the Bohemia Mining district in Lane and Douglas Counties, Oregon. These claims were situated in groups known as the "Champion," "Helena" and "Musick" groups. The Champion group included the following claims: Champion, Mable, Ida May, Sunshine, Broadway, Oversight, Bluebird, Good Hope, Excelsior, Surprise, West Annie, Triangle, Diamond, Ruth, Forsaken, Webfoot, Mahala, Sunrise Fraction, Frank Brice, Snow Slide, Mitchell, Columbia, Bertha, Sunrise, Vidicator, Jumper, Highland. The Musick group included the claims California, Mistery, Alpharetta, Butte, Idaho, Yukon, White Coast, Ajax, Los Angeles, Defiance, June, Hazle. The Helena group claims included Helena, Quickstep, Fallen Leaf, Mountain Chief, White Wings, White Bear, and Sally.

Content Description

The West Coast Mines Company records primarily concern claims in the Musick and Champion Groups of the Bohemia Mining District in Lane and Douglas Counties, Oregon. Records in this collection are arranged in six folders in two boxes. They include abstracts of title, contracts and field notes dating from 1892 to 1916.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], West Coast Mines Company records, B 134, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Records.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Abstract of Title: Champion Group 1892-1907
1 2 Abstract of Title: Champion Group 1892-1907
1 3 Abstract of Title: Musick Group 1892-1907
2 1 Miscellaneous papers
2 2 Abstract of Title: Musick Group 1898-1907
2 3 Mineral surveys

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  • Corporate Names :
  • West Coast Mines Company--Records and correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bohemia Mining District (Or.)
  • Douglas County (Or.)--Gold discoveries
  • Lane County (Or.)--Gold discoveries
  • Subject Terms :
  • Gold mines and mining--Oregon--Bohemia Mining District
  • Mining claims--Oregon--Bohemia Mining District
  • Mining corporations--Oregon

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