Guide to the Nina Faubion Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Faubion, Nina Lane, 1884-1945Lane, Harry, 1855-1917
Title: Nina Faubion papers
Dates: 1887-1938 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 185
Summary: Nina L. Faubion (1884-1945) was a writer, artist, and amateur mycologist, and also worked as secretary to her father, Senator (and also Mayor) Harry Lane of Oregon. The collection (1887-1938) contains Faubion correspondence and an unpublished manuscript, as well as Harry Lane correspondence and a scrapbook.
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 production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Nina L. Faubion (1884-1945) was a writer, artist and amateur mycologist. She was the daughter of Senator Harry Lane of Oregon, and also worked as his secretary in Washington, D.C.

Harry Lane was also superintendent of the Oregon State Insane Asylum, and Mayor of Portland.

Content Description

The collection (1887-1938) contains Faubion correspondence and an unpublished manuscript about her views of Congress and Washington, D.C., and also a scrapbook of Harry Lane and his correspondence regarding Oregon State Insane Asylum, letters from when he was Mayor of Portland, and other political correspondence.

Faubion correspondence includes twenty letters to and from Nan Wood Honeyman, 1936-1938.

Her unpublished manuscript, "Undiplomatic Relations," is also included. It describes Congress and official Washington as she saw it between 1915 and 1917.

Harry Lane correspondence (1879-1917) includes:

letters concerning Lane's appointment as superintendent of the Oregon State Insane Asylum, 1887;

letters to Nina Lane, 1906-1908, written while Harry Lane was mayor of Portland;

twenty-four letters to and from Seneca Smith, 1913-1915;

other letters and documents concern Senator Lane's stand on the armed neutrality bill (1917), "Indian Testimony," and include two letters from Lute Pease;

and single letters from Jesse Applegate (1888), and Timothy W. Davenport (1910).

There is also scrapbook regarding Harry Lane and the political issues of the day.

Use of the Collection

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.

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

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

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Nina Faubion papers, Ax 185, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


  • Personal Names :
  • Faubion, Nina Lane, 1884-1945
  • Lane, Harry, 1855-1917--Correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1859-1950
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Scrapbooks
    • Occupations :
    • Legislators--Oregon

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