Guide to the Victor Atiyeh Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Victor Atiyeh Papers
Dates: 1958-1996 ( bulk )
1918-2012 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 80.0 cubic feet (50 boxes, 24 oversized volumes, 1 flag, 1 shovel, and oversized framed objects )
Collection Number: MS.96
Summary: Victor George Atiyeh (1923-) served as Oregon’s 32nd governor from 1979-1987. The collection contains audiovisual materials, awards, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, press clippings, reports, scrapbooks, speeches, and other materials relating to both his professional and personal life, particularly regarding his time in public office as State Representative, State Senator, and Governor, as well as his post-gubernatorial international consulting business.
Repository: Pacific University, Archives
Contact Information: Pacific University Archives
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR
Telephone: 503-352-1400
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Sponsored by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant.

Biographical Note

Victor George Atiyeh (1923-) served as Oregon’s 32nd governor from 1979-1987.

Atiyeh was born Alfred George Atiyeh February 20, 1923 in Portland, OR, to two Syrian immigrants, George and Linda Asly Atiyeh. His parents never used the name Alfred, and he was christened Victor George Atiyeh. He has two older brothers, twins Edward and Richard.

After graduating from Portland’s Washington High School, where he was a standout football player and president of his senior class, Atiyeh attended the University of Oregon as a pre-law major from 1941-1943. A member of the Epsilon Omicron chapter of Phi Gamma Delta, he continued to be involved with the fraternity throughout his life. He was a guard on the University of Oregon football team, and was scouted by several NFL teams and offered a position with the Green Bay Packers. After his father’s 1943 death, however, with both of his brothers still involved in WWII, Atiyeh left school to assume the presidency of Atiyeh Bros. Carpets, the family business that his father and uncle founded in 1900. He held that position until 1979, when he resigned after winning the governorship. In 1944 he married Dolores Hewett, with whom he attended high school and college. They have two children, Tom and Suzanne.

Atiyeh served three terms in the Oregon House of Representatives (1959-1964). He then served four terms in the Oregon State Senate (1965-1978), serving as Minority Leader from 1971-1978. With almost 20 years in the legislature, Atiyeh had a longer state legislative career than any other Oregon governor.

He first ran for governor in 1974, with the slogan "Oregon's Next Great Governor," but was defeated in the general election by Democrat Robert (Bob) Straub in Atiyeh’s only electoral defeat. In 1978 Atiyeh, running with the slogan “It’s Time for Atiyeh,” defeated incumbent Straub to become the first Arab-American governor in the United States. As governor, Atiyeh’s agenda included tax reform, increasing government efficiency, workers’ compensation, economic diversification, international economic development initiatives, responsible land-use, environmental conservation, and the establishment of Oregon Food Share, the nation’s first statewide food bank. Faced with an economic downturn and a state budget deficit, Atiyeh's cost-cutting measures included cutting his own salary--three times. As governor, Atiyeh appointed Oregon’s first female chief of staff, Geraldine (Gerry) Thompson, as well as Oregon’s first female Supreme Court justice, Betty Roberts.

Active in the Republican party, Atiyeh chaired the Republican Governors’ Association as well as the Western Governors’ Association. He served as a National Republican Convention delegate in 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1984.

After leaving office in 1987, Atiyeh founded Victor Atiyeh & Company, an international consulting and trade firm of which he is the president. On retainer for firms such as Fujitsu America and Seiko Epson, he continued to travel widely and contribute to Oregon’s economic development activities and to national foreign policy concerns under the George H.W. Bush administration. He served as president of the Japan-America Society of Oregon and as an Executive Committee member of the American Task Force for Lebanon.

A Boy Scout leader since the age of 21, Atiyeh served in several positions in that organization, including Council President. Atiyeh served on the boards of Equitable Savings & Loan, Cedars Bank, Key Knife, Greenbrier Companies, Inc., the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Museum, the National Association of Arab-Americans, and the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation, among other organizations. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Atiyeh International, Ltd., his son Tom’s carpet company. Atiyeh is a former Pacific University trustee and served on the University of Oregon’s President’s Committee. An avid collector of guns, historical documents, and materials regarding the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland, Atiyeh has been a member of the Oregon Historical Society and the Washington County Historical Society. He was appointed by President Reagan to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in 1984. A lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), he helped found the NRA-affiliated Oregon Arms Collectors group. Atiyeh continues to be active in civic and community organizations.

Content Description

The Victor Atiyeh Papers contain materials from his business, political, and personal activities, dating from 1923-2012, as well as collected materials and family papers predating the primary body of the collection. The bulk of the materials pertain to his campaigns for and his service in political office, particularly his two terms as Governor of Oregon, 1979-1987, and to the international consulting business he established after leaving office in 1987. Collection materials include appointment books, audiocassettes, awards, budgets, campaign materials, certificates, correspondence, directories, memoranda, memorabilia, notes, photographs, poll results, posters, press clippings, publications, receipts, reports, schedules, scrapbooks, speeches, and video tapes.

Beyond offering insight into the life and career of Atiyeh and into Oregon politics from the 1960s-1980s, the collection contains significant materials regarding issues and organizations such as the Republican Party; Oregon tax policy; Japanese-Oregon international and trade relations; Rajneeshpuram; the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation;

For more detailed information on collection contents, please see series and folder descriptions.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

[item identification], Victor Atiyeh Papers, Pacific University Archives, Forest Grove, Oregon.

Restrictions on Use :  

Pacific University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Pacific University is retained by Pacific University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research. One file of materials is currently restricted to protect confidential identification and medical information.

Collection includes sound recordings and moving images on obsolete media to which access may be limited based on playback equipment limitations and preservation concerns.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The Victor Atiyeh Papers have been arranged into three subject-based series: Professional Papers, Campaign and Election Papers, and Personal Papers.

Series 1, Professional Papers, contains records relating to Atiyeh's business and political activities, and is divided into subseries by business or office, and arranged roughly in chronological order: Atiyeh Bros., Inc.; State Representative; State Senator; Governor; Victor Atiyeh & Company; and Post-gubernatorial Political Activities. Within the larger subseries, papers are further arranged into sub-subseries by format (such as, in the case of the Governor subseries: Art, Audiovisual, Correspondence, Memorabilia, Photographs, Press Clippings, Schedules, Scrapbooks, and Subject Files). This arrangement is not mutually exclusive; materials of all non-audiovisual format types are found within subject files. Folders are arranged alphabetically within each subseries or sub-subseries.

Series 2, Campaign and Election Papers, is divided into two subseries: Atiyeh Campaign Files and Collected Campaign Materials. Folders with Atiyeh’s campaign materials are arranged chronologically by campaign, and alphabetically within each campaign. Collected Materials are arranged by candidate, where a bulk of materials is present, and by format for the remainder. Other collected campaign materials are also present within Republican National Convention materials in the Professional Papers series.

Series 3, Personal Papers, consists of materials regarding Atiyeh’s personal life, particularly his family. It has been divided into five format-based subseries: Art, Correspondence, Photographs, Schedules, and Subject Files. Folders within each subseries are arranged alphabetically or, in the case of the Schedules subseries, chronologically.

Where quotation marks are found in a folder title, the portion in quotations reflects either a published title or an original file name assigned by Atiyeh. Many of Atiyeh’s files were originally kept in binders; where papers have been removed from the original binders for preservation reasons, a note has been made at the file level. Because material is still being added to this collection, only basic information about box locations has been added to this guide; we foresee that as more material is added, box locations will be updated and refined.

Future Additions :  

Additional accruals are expected.

Related Materials :  

- Atiyeh's official gubernatorial papers are held at the Oregon State Archives in the papers of Governor Victor G. Atiyeh's Administration ( - The Oregon Historical Society holds several collections of related materials, including the Victor Atiyeh Photographic Collection ( and the Victor Atiyeh Papers ( - The University of Oklahoma’s Political Commercials Archive holds 18 of Atiyeh’s 1978 and 1982 political ads (

Acquisition Information :  

The bulk of the Victor Atiyeh Papers were donated by Gov. Atiyeh to the Pacific University Archives in a series of 16 accessions received from 2011 through 2012. A copy of Atiyeh’s oral history was donated by the Oregon Historical Society in 2012, and two accessions of materials (primarily slides and video) relating to Atiyeh’s gubernatorial career were donated by his former press secretary, Denny Miles, in 2012.

Separated Materials :  

Some published materials donated by Denny Miles have been separated from the Victor Atiyeh Collection to the Pacific University Library's circulating and special collections: - "The Oregon Constitution and Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention of 1857" (1926) - 5 volumes of The Book of the States, 1986-1987 edition -"The Book of the States, 1980-1981" -"The Book of the States, 1978-1979" -"The Book of the States, 1982-1983" -"The Book of the States, 1984-1985" -"The Book of the States, 1986-1987" A book donated by Victor Atiyeh, "We Cherish National Flags: Traveling the World Visa-free: Brief Introduction to all National Flags" (2012), a bilingual Chinese-English publication, has also been separated to the Library collections.

Several pieces of art collected and donated by Atiyeh have been separated to the University's art collection. An 1855 map of the Oregon Territory, west of the Cascade Mountains, and a 1799 map of the Americas by Abbe Gaultier (with accompanying information) are held separately in the Archives.

Processing Note :  

Initial arrangement was conducted in 2012 by Katrina Windon. Later accessions have not yet been processed or incorporated into the collection arrangement; they are listed in chronological order at the end of the finding aid.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Professional Papers, 1918-2012

Atiyeh's professional papers encompass both his business and political activities, from his involvement with Atiyeh Bros., Inc., the family business, through his terms in the Oregon State Legislature, the State Senate, and the governorship, his subsequent international consulting business, and his continued involvement in Oregon and international political issues.

The bulk of the materials in this series relate to his time as governor, with a particular emphasis on his international trade missions; similar trips he carried out as part of his private consulting business are also well represented. The papers relating to Atiyeh Bros. are primarily promotional in nature, rather than business documents, with the exception to this being some early receipts that predate Atiyeh's involvement with the company. Though Atiyeh’s legislative career is less well-documented than his gubernatorial career, the records, from correspondence to press clippings, offer evidence of the respect Atiyeh garnered across party lines, Atiyeh’s growing involvement with the Republican party at the national level, and Atiyeh’s early involvement with tax policy.

One particularly comprehensive source regarding Atiyeh’s gubernatorial administration is the set of binders created by and for gubernatorial staff; the "Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask Book" and the "Son of the 'Everything' Book" cover everything from staff contact information to biographical notes on the governor and first lady. The governor’s schedules and appointment books offer an overview of his daily activities. Other materials of note in the Governor subseries include documentation regarding Mount Saint Helens (particularly its 1980 eruption), the Rajneesh situation, budget and tax issues, and energy issues. Another resource of note is the compilation of administration success stories staff members gathered to help Atiyeh prepare his farewell address; they provide accounts of how the administration helped individual Oregonians as well as the state as a whole.

Atiyeh Bros., Inc.
Biographical/Historical noteAtiyeh Bros., Inc. is an Oriental rug and carpet company founded by George (Victor Atiyeh's father) and Aziz Atiyeh in 1900. After leaving college, Victor Atiyeh took over the company, becoming its president soon after.
1 Advertisements
Store brochures ca. 1940s, as well as a photocopy of an advertisement in the 1905 Portland Fire Department souvenir book
ca. 1940s, copy of a 1905 document
1 Centennial- Oregon Historical Society reception materials
Correspondence, program, planning notes, progress report, OHS Spectator magazine, and other materials regarding the Atiyeh Bros. Centennial exhibit, reception, and rug donation to the Oregon Historical Society
1 Centennial- Oregon Historical Society reception photographs
16 4x6 photographs from the Apr. 4, 2000 reception, as well as 2 5x7 photographs with accompanying captions
1 Centennial- Oregonian 100 Year Club materials
Correspondence, 8x10 photographs, clipping, note, and submission requirements for Atiyeh Bros.' recognition by the Oregonian
1 Centennial- Planning materials
Public relations proposal, map of former Atiyeh Bros. Portland storefront locations, drafts of a centennial timeline, photocopies of historical materials, and other materials collected and created in preparation for celebrating Atiyeh Bros.' 100th anniversary in 2000
1 Centennial- Press clippings 2000
1 Correspondence
A letter of congratulations on the success of the business from family friend Julius Zell, and Atiyeh's letter of resignation as Atiyeh Bros. president
1972, 1979
1 Financial documents
Bills of exchange, remitter's receipt for foreign draft, and receipts for registered articles. Some materials have handwritten notes in Arabic on the reverse.
1 Press clippings
Includes a reprint of an article by Aziz Atiyeh (who co-founded the business), articles about the Governor's Hotel Building, where Atiyeh Bros. was once located, as well as articles about the business, its employees, and its anniversaries
1992-2004, and photocopies of 1906-1944 articles
1 Tigard store opening materials
Press clippings and a postcard promoting the new Atiyeh Bros. storefront in Tigard
State Representative
Biographical/Historical noteAtiyeh served three terms in the Oregon House of Representatives, from 1959-1964, representing Washington County.
2 Biennial Budget, State of Oregon, 1959-1961 report 1959
2 Correspondence
Contains correspondence from Mark Hatfield and constituents, as well as notes from fellow legislators
2 1961 Final Legislative Review
Report published by Associated Oregon Industries (AOI)
2 Governor's legislative messages 1959-1963
2 Legislative directories 1960-1961, undated
2 Photographs
Contains 13 prints, 1 photocopy, and 1961 and 1963 pictorial reports of Oregon's legislature. Includes images of Atiyeh with Gov. Mark Hatfield, Rep. John Mosser, Rep. Arthur Ireland, Sen. John Hare, and Rep. Bob Jones.
2 Press clippings 1959-1962
2 Stationery and state seal fliers ca. 1959-1965
2 Tax policy papers
Correspondence, press, and other materials relating to tax policy and legislation. Atiyeh served on the Interim Tax committee and as vice-chairman of the Tax committee.
State Senator
Biographical/Historical noteAtiyeh served as the senator for the ninth district from 1965 until his resignation, in 1978, after winning the gubernatorial election. His committee work included service on the Planning & Development, Education, Labor & Industries, Taxation, and Interim Public Health committees, among others. He was declared an Outstanding Freshman Senator by the Legislature in 1965, and served as Minority Leader from 1971-1978.
28 Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Testimony, U-matic
2 U-matic tapes containing Atiyeh and Denny Miles' testimonies to the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee regarding SB 836, which would limit use of plastic milk containers
29 "Conf[erence] call" audiocassette
Also includes a May 1, 1979 interview (See Governor-Audio)
Jan. 29, 1976
29 "Gov. Media Council/Monty Baleau singing at the opening" audiocassette ca. 1977
29 "Sen. Atiyeh Seconding Speech- '76 Convention" audiocassette 1976
29 "Sen. Victor Atiyeh-REPORT" audiocassettes
Tapes #1-2
ca. 1965-1978
29 "Tom McCall 'AM Northwest' 11/20/77" audiocassette
Contains Straub's announcement of his candidacy on reverse (see Campaign and Election Papers-Governor, 1978).
28 Unlabeled U-matic tapes
2 U-matic tapes numbered #1 and #2
Incoming and outgoing correspondence, including letters to the editor by Atiyeh and promotional mailings for a 1969 speech by Atiyeh.
2 Ford, Gerald
Correspondence from President Ford and his staff, primarily regarding Atiyeh's service to Ford's 1976 presidential campaign. Also includes fliers for Ford's 1973 breakfast briefing in Portland.
2 Hall, Leonard W.
Telegram from Hall (a former U.S. Representative from New York and a former Republican National Committee chairman) to Atiyeh regarding an electoral college poll
2 Hatfield, Mark
Includes a note from Hatfield to Atiyeh and a telegram announcing a special session.
1965, undated
2 Jackson, Jesse
Correspondence regarding Rev. Jackson's speech to the 1978 Republican National Committee regarding Republican Party outreach to African-Americans, as well as a copy of the speech
2 McCall, Tom
Includes a 1967 proclamation calling for a special session, congratulations to Atiyeh on his election as a delegate to the 1968 Republican National Convention, and other correspondence from Gov. McCall to Sen. Atiyeh.
2 Nixon, Richard
Correspondence from Nixon and members of his administration, including Vice President Spiro Agnew, to Atiyeh, as well as a copy of a letter from Atiyeh to Nixon regarding the Vietnam War. Also includes a copy of the 1968 Nixon Yearbook as an enclosure.
2 Straub, Robert
Aug. 4, 1976 letter praising Atiyeh for attempting to stop the Republican Convention from opposing the Land Conservation Development Commission
2 Yturri, Anthony
Contains notes from and a Senate resolution regarding Sen. Anthony (Tony) Yturri.
ca. 1965-1978
Photographic prints, contact sheet attached to correspondence with ordering information, and 3 copies of a 1967 pictorial report of the Oregon legislature. Includes a photo of Atiyeh and other legislators in Juneau, AK to observe Oregon National Guard training, a photo of Atiyeh with Sen. E.D. Potts and others, and a signed photograph of Gov. Tom McCall.
1967-1975, undated
2 Ford, Gerald
Signed photographs of Atiyeh with Ford (Box 2), as well as a oversized signed portrait of Ford (Box 19)
ca. 1974-1977
2 Nixon, Richard
Signed photo of Nixon and Atiyeh shaking hands (Box 2), oversized version (Box 19); framed oversized signed photograph of Richard Nixon, addressed to Senator Victor Atiyeh (Box 45)
ca. 1973
2 Special Session
Photographic negatives of Atiyeh and others in the Senate during a Special Session
ca. 1965-1978
Press clippings
Includes First Monday's reprinting of Atiyeh's remarks on what it means to be a Republican and a photocopy of an Arabic-language article regarding Atiyeh (Box 2). Two newspapers reporting on Nixon's 1974 resignation are stored separately (Box 41).
Subject Files
2 American Legion Convention violence
Contains a copy of Gov. McCall's Aug. 25, 1970 address on steps to prevent violence at the Convention; Sept. 11, 1970 third-party correspondence regarding the subsequent costs of these preventative measures; as well as a clipping reporting an "alleged" attack on Tom Atiyeh by Legionnaires, and a draft of Victor Atiyeh's letter in response to the article, taking issue with the "escape-hatch words" the reporter used.
2 Appointment Books
1974 appointment book that has been removed from a 3-ring binder (Box 2) and a bound 1976 appointment book (Box 33)
1974, 1976
19 Educational Coordinating Council
Certificate of appointment
19 Events- Air Force One flight with Pres. Ford
Framed flight certificate
2 Events- Presidential Inaugurations- Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965
Program and invitation
2 Events- Presidential Inaugurations- Richard Nixon, 1969
2 Events- Youth Bicentennial Rally
2 8x10 photographs, ticket, and stickers from the Sept. 4, 1975 Youth Bicentennial Rally in Portland, at which Pres. Ford appeared
2 Governor's legislative messages 1965-1977
2 Legislative
Includes materials regarding bills, expenditures, Senate organization, and statistics, as well as a research profile of the 1977 Oregon Legislature
2 Legislative- Committee Assignments
Notes, memos, and correspondence regarding Senate committee assignments, including correspondence from Senate Majority Leader Berkeley Lent and committee requests sent to Atiyeh as Senate Minority Leader
2 Legislative- Congressional redistricting
Gov. Hatfield's proclamation calling for a special session and his message to the Legislature regarding the need to redraw congressional district boundaries
2 Legislative directories
Includes a published directory of legislators from 1843-1967, a 1966 Who's Who guide to the legislature, and AOI posters with photographs of legislators.
2 Legislative- 1967-69 General Fund Budget Reductions Recommendations
Report by Legislative Fiscal Officer William Bass concerning Gov. McCall's budget recommendations to the legislative special session
2 Legislative- Interim Committee on Education report 1972
34 Legislative manual
"Manual of Legislative Procedure for Legislative and Other Governmental Bodies," by Paul Mason, with Sen. Victor Atiyeh's nameplate and signature. Also includes as a loose insertion a card bearing Atiyeh's unofficial slogan of "I will remain in the kitchen!", and an explanatory note.
2 Legislative record
Compilation of summaries of bills that Atiyeh voted on as a Senator, organized by year and topically within each year.
2 Legislative record- "State Senator Victor Atiyeh (Record '65-'73)"
Binder containing summaries of bills Atiyeh was involved with, organized topically.
2 Legislative rules and process
4 publications: Oregon's Legislature and Legislative Process; Rules of the House of Representatives; and 2 copies of Rules of the Senate
2 Legislative- Tax policy
Basic points on legislative tax package; booklet regarding school financing; memos and research reports
1975-1976, undated
3 McCall-Straub Transition memo
Dec. 7, 1974 memo from William Sanderson to other members of Straub's staff that summarizes the discussions at a McCall-Straub retreat in Salishan to discuss gubernatorial transition issues
3 Miscellaneous
Includes a "Sen. Atiyeh" pin, a certificate, notes, a publication on communism, and other miscellaneous papers
3 Political cartoon
Original Art Bimrose cartoon, “How about This One?,” regarding Senate budget measures and the Oregon tax situation, autographed by Bimrose to Atiyeh
3 "A Preliminary Cost Analysis of Firearms Control Programs" report 1968
19 Public Land Advisory Committee
Certificate of appointment
3 1968 Republican National Convention
Correspondence, Atiyeh's certificate of election as a delegate, a photograph of Atiyeh at the convention, guest passes, Atiyeh's hotel bill, and Atiyeh's handwritten notes, including a journal entry for July 29th
3 1968 Republican National Convention- Memorabilia
Resolutions Committee member and delegate medals; promotional materials for Nelson Rockefeller and Pat Paulsen; plastic convention bag; and other convention-related memorabilia housed in oversized frames
3 1968 Republican National Convention- Nixon Memorabilia
Includes bumper stickers, ribbon, and cardboard sunglasses
3 1968 Republican National Convention- Printed materials
Contains a convention guide booklet, convention newsletter, telephone directory and guide, magazine, convention scorecard, 1968 Presidential Handbook, envelope, and the official program
3 1968 Republican National Convention- Schedule
Commemorative convention pocket schedule and a looseleaf sheet of paper with Atiyeh's schedule notes
3 1968 Republican National Convention- Tourist materials
Coupon book, maps, postcard, and brochures for Miami-area attractions and hotels
3 1972 Republican National Convention
Includes Atiyeh's certificate of election as a delegate, correspondence, convention scorecards, commemorative stamps (Box 3), See also in Box 17: Atiyeh's delegate pin, Finance Committee pin, delegate and Resolutions Committee medals, and a convention notepad; additional items stored in oversized frames
3 1972 Republican National Convention- "Monday, 8/14/72"
Includes copies of testimonies to the Platform Committee, on which Atiyeh served
3 1972 Republican National Convention- "Tuesday, 8/15/72" 1972
3 1972 Republican National Convention- "Wednesday, 8/16/72" 1972
3 1972 Republican National Convention- "Thursday, 8/17/72"
Includes copies of testimonies before the Platform, Resolutions, and Rules Committees, as well as a "Gifts on Parade" booklet
3 1972 Republican National Convention- Official Program 1972
3 1972 Republican National Convention- Press clippings 1972
3 1976 Republican National Convention
Includes correspondence, press (Box 3), See also in Box 17: Atiyeh's delegate pin, a delegate medal, Ford/Dole memorabilia, and an order of business; additional items stored in oversized frames
3 1972 Republican State Party Convention
Contains ribbons and 2 copies of the party Platform and Principles
3 Resignation from the Senate
Correspondence regarding and a copy of Atiyeh's letter of resignation from the Senate
3 Speeches
Atiyeh's speeches, Senate floor statements, and related notes, on topics such as Oregon's forest industry, Nixon's impeachment, and education
1977-1978, undated
State seal fliers ca. 1965-1978
3 Stationery ca. 1965-1978
Biographical/Historical noteAtiyeh served as Oregon’s 32nd governor from 1979-1987. His tenure came at a time in which Oregon, and the nation, was undergoing severe budget and energy crises, and budgetary measures dominated his legislative agenda, as well as required him to call several special sessions. Other priorities of his administration included conservation issues, particularly regarding the Columbia River Gorge; the establishment of Oregon Food Share; economic diversification; and international economic development, particularly with Asian companies.
1979-1987; 1968-2011
Art 1979, undated
4 Paintings
Watercolor of state capitol building; 1945 Ed Quigley watercolor of horses "Eastern Oregon Sketch" (stored in oversized frames) with a note on the reverse from Ed and Geneva Quigley to Atiyeh, as well as an accompanying letter (Box 4)
1945/1980, undated
3 Political Cartoons
Original Art Bimrose cartoon draft autographed to Atiyeh, one framed original cartoon from Atiyeh's friend Pickens (Box 3); one oversized framed original cartoon from Pickens (Box 45); original edit page of a Jack Ohman cartoon for the Oregonian regarding income tax issues (Box 25)
1981-1984, undated
19 Portraits of Atiyeh
Drawing of Atiyeh, in pencil, by Jared Gray, age seven; drawing of Atiyeh by Sherman Arndt; print signed by Dow (Box 19); formal oil portrait of Governor Atiyeh (Stored in Oversized Frames)
1979, undated
32 "A Day with Gov. Atiyeh- Channel 6" U-matic
21-minute KOIN TV special produced and written by Don Butler
32 "Atiyeh #3- Eugene Area" U-matic 1981
32 "Atiyeh #4- Eugene Area, Springfield" U-matic undated
32 "Atiyeh #5- Eugene" U-matic undated
32 "#6 N.W. Service Center, Lloyd Center" U-matic undated
32 "#7- Lloyd Center" U-matic undated
32 "#8 Rally Atiyeh" U-matic undated
30 "Atiyeh Anecdotes, Miles" audiocassette Jan. 11, 1984
30 "Bauman" audiocassette Jan. 24, 1986
30 "CBS TV News: Oregon Trail" audiocassette May 4, 1981
31 "Columbia River Gorge" LP
45 rpm record with the songs "Columbia River Gorge," composed by Scott J. Brown, and "Something Special to Me" by Sandy Simpson
30 "Interview" audiocassette
Tape also includes a 1976 conference call (see State Senator-Audiovisual)
May 1, 1979
30 "Frohnmayer swearing-in" audiocassette Dec. 30, 1980
30 "Gov. Atiyeh interviewed by Mike Wallace CBS '60 Minutes' re: delayed stress syndrome, Ceremonial Office, Capitol, Salem" audiocassette Feb. 10, 1982
30 "Gov. Atiyeh KPRB Radio Rajneesh Statement" audiocassette ca. 1981-1985
30 "Governor Atiyeh Last Media Availability" audiocassette Jan. 9, 1987
30 "Gov. Atiyeh, Muroga, NEC" audiocassette May 24, 1984
32 "Governor Atiyeh Press Conference 4/24/86" VHS 1986
32 "Governor Atiyeh's Recent Visit to the Middle East" VHS 1984
30 "Gov. Atiyeh to Rev[enue] Committee re: Tax plan" audiocassette Feb. 7, 1979
30 "Gov. interview w/ Mark Haas" audiocassette Nov. 18, 1986
30 "Governor's Message to Legislative Assembly, 3rd Special Session" audiocassette Sept. 3, 1982
30 "Gov[ernor's] news conf[erence]" audiocassette Mar. 6, 1979
32 "Gov's Opening Day 1-12-81" U-matic 1981
30 "House Floor Session" audiocassette Jan. 10, 1983
30 "JCA [Japanese Cultural Association] Senior Exec Meeting, Salishan Lodge, Thur. Eve. Dinner" audiocassette Sept. 11-13, 1986
"Kuneitra: Death of a City" film
16mm film copy of a 1974 documentary about the Israeli destruction of Kuneitra, Syria. Housed separately on shelf (Reel: Kuneitra.)
ca. 1974
30 "KYXI Radio 'Newsbreak Northwest,' Gov. Atiyeh & Alan Holmer, White House RE: Meeting Pres. Reagan" audiocassette 1982
30 "Legislative Session" audiocassette ca. 1979-1986
32 "Mid-East Trip Reports" U-matic
Middle East trade mission reports, each 1-4 minutes in length. Includes reports from trips to Saudi Arabia, Syria (including a Palestinian refugee camp), and Egypt. Includes list of contents.
32 "Segment 1: Mid East Trip Reports, Segment 2: Journey to Amar" VHS ca. 1984
30 "Mt. St. Helens Eruption 1980, KXL News Talk Radio 750" audiocassette 1980
32 "Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh Meets with President Reagan at the White House Jan. 7, 1982" U-matic 1982
32 "Oregon [Korean text] (MBC)" VHS undated
32 "People for a Better Oregon 1985 Spots" VHS 1985
32 "'Premier Zhao Meets Governor Atiyeh,' 'Oregon Guest in Fuzhou'" VHS and Beta ca. 1986
30 "Special Session- 'State of State'" audiocassette Jan. 18, 1982
30 "'State of the State; Address" audiocassette Jan. 12, 1981
30 "Tax Plan Speech" audiocassette Nov. 26, 1984
32 Unlabeled U-matic tapes
2 unlabeled U-matic tapes, probably promotional videos
ca. 1979-1987
32 "Visit to Amar" VHS
3 tapes, one the original PAL SECAM VHS, and the other conversion tapes playable in American VCRs.
30 "Wayne Thompson, Oregonian- Atiyeh RE: field burning, land use" audiocassette ca. 1980s
Includes correspondence from constituents, friends, and officials, as well as an enclosed photograph of the Oregon State Capitol ca. 1900. Correspondence from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file includes a letter from Bill Tapp, letters from constituents, and many letters, from those such as Annabel Kitzhaber, Director of the International Trade Institute D. James Manning, and Riedel International Chairman Arthur Riedel, expressing their appreciation for Atiyeh's service as governor,
4 Agrons, B.Z. (State Representative)
Letter from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file expressing appreciation for Atiyeh's service.
1987 (misdated 1985)
4 Atiyeh, Victor
The Atiyehs' 1981 Christmas card to supporters and a list of names and addresses for Atiyeh's 1987 Christmas list
1981, 1987
4 Baldrige, Malcolm (Secretary of Commerce)
Letter from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file. From Reagan's Secretary of Commerce, Baldrige, thanking Atiyeh for his hospitality during the Western Governors' Conference.
4 Bimrose, Art
Letter from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file from cartoonist Art Bimrose.
4 Browning, Bernard S.
Letter congratulating Atiyeh on his election to the Board of Trustees of the Citizens Committee on Paperwork Reduction
4 Bush, George H.W.
Notes, Christmas cards, and a letter from the Vice President to Atiyeh
4 Carter, Jimmy
Christmas card
4 Fahd, King Abdul Aziz
From Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file. Note of appreciation from King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, along with an accompanying note from the U.S. Embassy employee who forwarded the note to Atiyeh.
4 Ford, Gerald
Christmas card and notes from Pres. Ford to Atiyeh
4 Frohnmayer, Dave (Oregon Attorney General) 1981, 1987
4 Gortmaker, Gary D.
Letter of resignation from Marion County District Attorney Gary Gortmaker
4 Green, Edith (former U.S. Representative) ca. 1981-1982
4 Hatfield, Mark (U.S. Senator)
Three letters and a note as well as a letter from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file regarding Ambassador Mansfield's praise of Atiyeh
4 Hooley, Darlene (State Representative)
Letter from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file expressing appreciation for Atiyeh's service as governor.
4 Howell, Edward H.
Letter of resignation from Oregon Supreme Court Justice Edward H. Howell
4 Jones, Denny (State Representative)
Letter from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file expressing appreciation for Atiyeh's service.
4 Kamoshida, Kunio
From Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file. Letter from Consulate-General of Japan expressing thanks for a recent letter and the hope to see Atiyeh.
4 Mansfield, Mike (U.S. Ambassador to Tokyo) and Maureen 1984-1989
4 Moore, Arch (Governor of West Virginia)
Letter from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file thanking Atiyeh for a photo and wishing him well with post-gubernatorial life.
4 Myers, Clay (State Treasurer)
Letter of resignation; thank-you note from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file
4 Oliver, Bob (Legal Counsel)
Memos from Oliver to Atiyeh regarding lawsuits, correspondence on behalf of convicts, military organization, and phone calls threatening the governor
4 Ping, Hu
From Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file. Letter, in Chinese and in English, discussing the recent Oregon People Friendship Delegation visit and continuing Oregon-Chinese relations.
4 Reagan, Ronald
Correspondence from Reagan and members of his staff and administration. Includes a Dec. 3, 1980 letter from Reagan's Director of Presidential Personnel notifying Atiyeh that he was being considered for a position in the administration, thanks for help with the Reagan campaign, a response to Atiyeh's concerns about the economic recession, and a telegram wishing Atiyeh happy birthday. Also includes a packet of letters from Gov. Atiyeh to Pres. Reagan and to David Stockman, the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
4 Smith, Norm (State Representative)
Note praising Atiyeh's address to the joint special session; letter of resignation
1983, undated
4 Thompson, Gerry (Chief of Staff)
From Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file. Note and a thank-you letter.
1984, undated
4 Weaver, James (U.S. Representative)
Note demanding Atiyeh not send more Oregon National Guard troops to the Honduras
4 Bumper stickers
"I'm Proud to Be an Oregonian" bumper stickers printed for Atiyeh's 1986 State of the State address in Medford
24 Ceramic plates ca. 1979-1987
42 Cigarettes, matchboxes, and jelly beans
Cigarettes and matchboxes from Air Force One, Air Force Two, Camp David, Reagan's 1981 inauguration, the White House, and the Vice President's House. Also includes a package of Jelly Belly jelly beans, probably from Ronald Reagan, who began eating them after he gave up smoking.
1981, 1985, undated
4 Name badges, ribbons, and placards
Name badges, ribbons (Box 4), and placards for Gov. and Mrs. Atiyeh at unspecified events (Box 25)
ca. 1979-1986
4 Postcards
Postcards, several signed by Atiyeh, with an image of Atiyeh in front of the State Capitol Building
ca. 1979-1987
Ceremonial shovel from NEC America, Inc. Oregon plant groundbreaking, October 1, 1984. (Housed in oversized objects)
4 Stationery
Blank stationery and Gov. Atiyeh's business card, with Chinese on the reverse side
ca. 1979-1987
4 Territorial seal medallion
Description of Gov. Atiyeh's medallion, artist Jim Sargent's explanation and business card (Box 4). See also in Box 25: medallion in velvet box, and an oversized art print of one face of the medallion (housed in oversized objects). Large, lightweight 3-D version of the other side of the medallion.
1987, undated
46 Textiles
Printed cloth from Fujian TV, large crocheted American flag, small Oregon flag from the Consulate-general of Japan, and an American flag that flew over the U.S. capitol in honor of Atiyeh's service as governor (Box 46 and in oversized storage); See Box 4 for accompanying certificate and correspondence.
ca. 1979-1987, 1992
4 Other
Includes envelope describing zirconium coin and description of knife given to Atiyeh (Box 4), See also in Box 17: pens, a zirconium coin, a pin from the 1980 Oregon Trail Western Art Show and Auction, and a gift that Atiyeh whittled for Denny Miles.
ca. 1979-1987
Photographic prints and contact sheets, including images of Atiyeh at the National Capitol, signing an extradition in his first act as governor, and in his office with his family. (Box 4) Oversized frame with two photos of Atiyeh with Pres. Reagan at the White House (Box 19), along with an accompanying letter (Box 4). Framed signed photo of Atiyeh with Sen. Mark Hatfield in Hatfield's D.C. office (housed in oversized objects)
1981, undated
4 Portraits- Prints and negatives
Prints, contact sheets, and negatives of portraits of Atiyeh; oversized framed portrait of Victor and Dolores Atiyeh in the governor's office
ca. 1979-1987
38 Portraits- Slides
Kodachrome slides with images of Victor and Dolores Atiyeh, as well as their dog, in and around the governor's residence--mostly of the Atiyehs walking the dog or of Victor Atiyeh reading or handling guns at his desk. Photographed by Pete Stone; photographer's identification numbers from original packaging have been noted. (Cartons 1-7)
Press Clippings
Clippings scrapbooks
24 oversize newspaper clippings scrapbooks that were compiled by Gov. Atiyeh's staff. The clippings pertain to Governor Atiyeh's activities from 1979 to 1986. Each scrapbook is arranged by subject and contains a table of contents. Denny Miles, Governor Atiyeh's press secretary, reported that the clippings were supplied to the governor via the "Allen's Press Clipping Bureau" from newspapers around the country. The governor's office paid for them on a per-clipping basis; each one came with a tag noting its origin. The press secretary's assistants would select representative clippings and then arrange them into thematically into the clipping albums. (See oversized volumes)
5 Loose clippings
Includes a feature on Atiyeh in the News Circle, an Arab-American monthly; an item titled "Atiyeh wants raise" in the obituaries section of the La Grande Observer; and other state, local, and national press coverage of the Atiyeh administration and politics during that time
5 Retrospective clippings
Articles reflecting on Atiyeh's time in office or comparing the economic situations he dealt with to contemporary economic environments, folder labeled "Gov-Press"
33 Appointment Books
Biographical/Historical noteBox full of Gov. Atiyeh's appointment books during time as governor 1980-1987
5 1983 Confidential Schedules
More detailed than the public Governor's Monthly Out Schedules, the confidential schedules list private meetings, appointments, and office times, in addition to public appearances. [Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
5 1984 Confidential Schedules
[Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
5 1985 Confidential Schedules
[Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
5 1986-1987 Confidential Schedules
[Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
5 "Governor's Diaries"
Monthly lists of events attended and speeches given by Gov. Atiyeh [Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
5 Governor's Monthly Out Schedules- "Schedules ** 1979-1987"
[Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
5 Governor's Monthly Out Schedules
[Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
35 Gubernatorial scrapbook
Primarily contains press clippings, but also campaign materials and other ephemera, mostly duplicative of materials elsewhere in the collection. Also includes invitations and a photograph of Atiyeh in his office.
37 Dolores Atiyeh's scrapbook- "The Second Four Years"
Oversized scrapbook titled "Dolores Atiyeh, Oregon's first lady: the second four years." Table of contents on endpaper. Includes materials, such as programs, invitations, photographs, certificates, and correspondence, from Dolores' experience as First Lady during Victor Atiyeh's second term, 1983-1987. Includes White House menu cards, a letter from Elizabeth Dole, an Air Force One flight certificate, and a certificate from the Royal Rosarians.
This sub-subseries includes loose speeches from Atiyeh's terms as governor, as well as binders of speeches from this period. Other speeches given as governor are included in more general speech binders found within the Post-gubernatorial Political Activities- Speech Files sub-subseries.
5 "Drafts of Significant Speeches"
Drafts of Atiyeh's 1979 inaugural address and his 1981 State of the State address. Also includes annotated drafts and correspondence from John R. Faust, Jr. and William Sanderson regarding recommended edits. [removed from pressboard accordion binder]
5 "Drafts of Significant Speeches"
Drafts of Atiyeh's 1983 inaugural address, his 1984 State of the State address, a 1984 speech on the Oregon Plan, a 1983 speech to a Special Session of the Legislature, his 1985 State of the State address, and a 1987 farewell speech at the Washington County Public Forum; correspondence from Jim Sellers regarding drafts; a message from the House of Representatives to Gov. Atiyeh informing him of its elected officers for the 63rd Legislative Assembly; a list of which legislators would be escorting special guests into the 1985 Joint Assembly; and memos from Governor's Office speechwriter Pat Knight with success stories for Atiyeh to incorporate into his farewell address. These success stories, often reported as anecdotes and case studies, were solicited by government offices such as the Mental Health Division, the Corrections Division, the Oregon Health Sciences University, and the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. [removed from pressboard accordion binder]
34 "Governor Victor Atiyeh Speeches, Volume III"
Bound volume of Atiyeh's speeches and related materials. Includes an unsigned 1985 proclamation to declare martial law in Wasco County and an unsigned executive order to activate the National Guard in response to the Rajneesh situation; an annotated copy of Atiyeh's 1987 State of the State address; a 1987 farewell message; his inaugural addresses; a memo from Denny Miles regarding who administered Atiyeh's 1979 oath of office (Chief Justice Arno Denecke); messages from the House and Senate informing the governor of their elected officers; schedules, program, and invitation for Atiyeh's 1979 inauguration; the agenda for Atiyeh's 1980 State of the State address; letters inviting Atiyeh to address Joint Sessions of the Legislature; budget planning documents; Atiyeh's 1982 certificate of nomination as the Republican candidate for governor; a 1982 letter from Secretary of State Norma Paulus informing Atiyeh of his election; his 1982 certificate of election and Oath of Office; Atiyeh's statement upon the death of Tom McCall; memo and other materials regarding memorial service and funeral for McCall; and other materials.Atiyeh's personnel form has been removed to a restricted folder to protect his SSN.
1979-1987, 2011
5 Loose typescripts
Typescripts of speeches by Atiyeh - in support of Pres. Ford - to the Japanese Cultural Association (JCA) - to the National Rifle Association (NRA)Also includes a memo from Denny Miles regarding the JCA speech.
1983, 1986, undated
5 State of State addresses
Prepared texts and/or schedules for Atiyeh's State of the State addresses from 1981-1985 and 1987. Also includes a program for the 1985 Joint Session at which Atiyeh presented his address.
Subject Files
5 Accomplishments and Goals
Memos and reports relating to accomplishments of the Atiyeh administration. [Removed from binder]
5 Accomplishments and Goals- 1979
Memos, reports, briefing papers, and other materials highlighting the accomplishments of the first year of the Atiyeh administration for the preparation of a year-end report, as well as a list of the accomplishments of the first 200 days of the administration.
5 Accomplishments and Goals- 1981-1982
Statistics, memos, notes, and a speech draft regarding the campaign promises and accomplishments of the Atiyeh administration
5 Accomplishments and Goals- 1986
Memos, notes, and a draft of a report on the accomplishments of the Atiyeh administration
5 Accomplishments and Goals- Purpose of Administration
List of goals for administration that Atiyeh wrote before being sworn in as governor
ca. 1979
6 Biographical note 1986
6 Budget and Taxes
Memos, notes, planning documents, and other materials relating to budgetary issues and Atiyeh's tax plans. See also Governor- Speeches- "Governor Victor Atiyeh Speeches, Volume III"
1979-1987, undated
Budget and Taxes- 1979 Annual Financial Report 1979
43 Budget and Taxes- 1979-1981 Governor's Budget Recommendations report 1979
6 Budget and Taxes- 1979-1981 Adopted Budget Changes report 1980
43 Budget and Taxes- 1981-1983 Governor's Recommended Budget report 1980
6 Budget and Taxes- 1981-1983 Governor's Recommended Budget Program Impact
Program impact report, notes, and budget drafts
6 Budget and Taxes- 1981-1983 Budget Comparison of Governor's Recommended and Legislatively Approved Budgets
[Removed from pressboard accordion binder]
6 Budget and Taxes- 1983-1985 Governor's Recommended Budget report 1982
44 Budget and Taxes- 1985-1987 Governor's Recommended Budget report 1984
44 Budget and Taxes- 1985-1987 Adopted Budget report 1986
6 Budget and Taxes- Ballot Measure 1
Voters' Pamphlet for the 1985 special election regarding Ballot Measure #1, which would have created a sales tax to fund local education. Also includes copies of the cartoon booklet created to promoted the measure, and the Wayne Morse cartoon campaign booklet that inspired it
1968, 1985
6 Budget and Taxes- Policy Issues
Memo and first draft of a Budget and Management Division report on policy issues for budget planning [Removed from three-prong portfolio]
6 Budget and Taxes- Press clippings 1984
6 Budget and Taxes- "Unitary Tax- 1984"
Correspondence, memos, and notes regarding Atiyeh's proposal to repeal Oregon's unitary tax
6 Citizens' Representative
1979-1986 final report and Citizens' Representative Paul V. Phillips' letter of resignation
6 Commission for Women
Brochure and year end report
6 Commutations
Memo, press statement, and "60 Minutes" interview transcript regarding Atiyeh's commutations for the sentences of Richard Dennis Grainger and Duane Samples
1980, 1982
19 Corrections Bonds Steering Committee
Certificate of appointment
6 Corrections, Department of
Note, memo regarding corrections staffing, and a binder regarding Judge John Warden's 1989 investigation into Corrections officials' alleged illegal activities and the death of Corrections Director Michael Francke, including mention of a 1986 investigation under the Atiyeh administration
6 Corrections, Department of- "Cruel & Unusual Judge Burns"
Testimony, memos, Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer's correspondence with Atiyeh, and other materials regarding prison overcrowding and the related Capps v. Atiyeh lawsuit
6 Economic Development
Memos, correspondence, issue of the Economic Development Department newsletter, The Oregon Partnership, and a report, "Industry Cost Comparison of the Pacific Coast States"
6 Economic Development- Fujitsu America
Correspondence, notes, press, and a copy of Atiyeh's testimony to the U.S. Trade Representative
6 Economic Development- Japan
Correspondence, notes, certificate, and press regarding Oregon and Atiyeh's relationships with Japanese companies
6 Economic Development- Keidanren
Correspondence, notes, and a summary report of the Keidanren Investment Study Mission to Oregon conducted by a federation of Japanese corporations
6 Economic Development- Korea
Correspondence and a roster of the Korea-Oregon Economic Cooperation Committee
6 Economic Development- "Positive Oregon Articles"
Clippings regarding Oregon's economic development successes
6 Economic Development- Taiwan
Copy of Sister State Proclamation and of the Taiwan Relations Act
6 Emergency Services
Memos, notes, press releases, and other documents regarding federal disaster programs, drills for and response to fires, flooding, earthquakes, the COSMOS 1402 reactor core reentry, and the Trojan Nuclear Plant. Also includes a 2001 letter with a photograph and clipping from Atiyeh surveying damage from the 1981 Hood River flood.
1980-1985, 2001
6 Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy- 1979 Energy Crisis
Oregon Department of Energy report to Atiyeh on oil shortages and notes regarding a meeting of the Carter administration about foreign oil usage and an embargo on Iranian oil
6 Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy- Deschutes River
Brochure, clipping, deed of sponsorship, embossed napkin, and newsletter regarding the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation's efforts to preserve the Deschutes Riverbank. See also Personal Papers- Subject Files- Awards and Honors- Deschutes River.
6 Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy- Governor's Energy Program reports 1979, 1981
6 Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy- Hanford Nuclear Waste Repository
Memos, status report, speaking notes, and other materials regarding Hanford, particularly the potential dangers and the state of Washington's lawsuit
6 Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy- Land Conservation and Development
Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) Statewide Planning Goals and Guidelines and a memo regarding Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) acknowledged jurisdictions
1980, 1984
6 Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy- "New Energy Directions for Oregon"
Materials, as filed by Atiyeh, regarding Oregon energy policy. Includes the "New Energy Directions" report, Atiyeh's address to the Oregon Alternate Energy Development Commission, copies of Oregon Senate Bills regarding energy policy, and summaries of energy measures[Removed from pressboard accordion binder]
6 Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy- Press clippings 1980-1984
6 Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy- Publications
Final report of the Oregon Alternate Energy Development Commission, issue of Oregon Geology and of The Ore Bin
6 "Ethics Commission Reports" 1979-1987
6 Events
Invitations, certificates, programs, and ephemera regarding events Atiyeh attended or was invited to as governor. Includes a program signed by Henry Kissinger.
7 Events- Air Force One trip with Reagan
Schedules of Reagan's trips to Los Angeles and San Francisco and to Oregon, manuscript copy of Atiyeh's schedule and and Air Force One memorabilia (Box 7). See also: Photographs, flight certificate (Box 19); framed matchboxes accompanied by Atiyeh commentary comparing his ride on Air Force One with his subsequent flight on a National Guard plane (Box 45).
7 Events- Colorado Springs visit photo album 1986
7 Events- Dorchester Conference
Atiyeh's speaking notes, supporting George H.W. Bush for president, from the Dorchester Conference. The Dorchester Conference, held in Seaside, is the nation's oldest annual political conference.
7 Events- Hawaii trip
Correspondence and receipts regarding lodging for the Atiyehs' trip to Hawaii
7 Events- Oregon State Police 50th Anniversary
Program, nametag, and embossed napkin
7 Events- President Ford Visit
Correspondence, itinerary, invitation, and other materials regarding President Ford's Nov. 13-14 visit to Oregon
7 Executive Appointments
Press, press release, and correspondence from and regarding Atiyeh's appointments. Includes a 1986 letter from Betty Roberts thanking Atiyeh for appointing her to the Oregon Supreme Court. Thank-you letters (from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file) from Joan Austin, who served on the Economic Development Commission, and from Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Edwin Peterson. Also includes a senate roll call tally for the failed 1979 vote on approving Kelly Woods as temporary head of the State Department of Energy.
7 Executive Appointments- Boards and Commissions Members
Rosters for state boards and commissions, arranged by board or commission
1984, 1986
7 Executive Appointments- Boards and Commissions Members
Binder contains a list of executive appointments in alphabetical order by county
7 Executive Appointments- Letters of appointment, retirement, and resignation
From Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file. Letters of resignation of appointees, including Public Utilities Commissioner John Lobdell, Director of Veterans' Affairs Jon Mangis, State Police Superintendent John C. Williams, and Director of the Department of Energy Lynn Frank. Includes a 1984 letter appointing Bill Rutherford as State Treasurer. Also includes related materials, such as press releases.
7 Extraditions and Requisitions
Note, memo, photocopies of Governor's Warrant of Arrest and Extradition for Rex Douglas Gose, and Governor's Requisition for Ray Clinton Jump
7 "Firsts & Some Others"
Folder compiled by Atiyeh that documents "firsts" and other significant events of his governorship, such as his first official act as governor (a warrant of arrest and extradition for Jerry Robert Sharp) and the first bill he signed (SB 5550). See also Governor- Photographs, which includes a photo of Atiyeh signing the extradition in his first act as governor.
7 First Lady
Press regarding First Lady Dolores Atiyeh, as well as a memo to her with addresses of former governors' wives and a certificate from the Oregon Federation of Republican Women
7 General Services, Department of
Memos regarding the department's productivity and budget, and a letter of resignation from the department director, Darrell Ralls
7 Government Efficiency
Atiyeh's note, with relevant forms attached, praising the Department of Commerce's initiative to reduce the paperwork involved in its forms; memo regarding an attached state agency resource sharing survey
1980, 1986
49 Governor's Awards for the Arts
7 Governor's Club
Memo from Gerry Thompson regarding an upcoming meeting of the Governor's Club that would deal with issues such as prisons, economic development, sales tax, and allegations of Atiyeh's lack of leadership
7 Governor, Office of the
Miscellaneous records, including an executive department telephone directory, executive residence parking permits, blank routing slip, and radio identification numbers cards
7 Governor, Office of the- "Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask Book"
Guide to the Governor's Office, Gov. and Mrs. Atiyeh, media relations, the legislature, contact information, and other key information. [Removed from a set of two plastic binders]
7 Governor, Office of the- "Son of the 'Everything' Book"
A sequel to the "Everything You Wanted to Know" book, it includes contact information, legislative materials, instructions for mail staff, emergency notification procedures, a list of lobbyists registered with the Ethics Commission, materials regarding special sessions, and variety of other informational and procedural documents. [Removed from two plastic binders]
21 Governor's Organizations- License plates
License plates from conventions for the Western Governors' Association and the Republican Governors' Association
1981- 1983
7 Governors' Organizations- Name badges
Name badges from the National Governors' Association (NGA), Republican Governors' Association (RGA), and Western Governors' Association (WGA) conferences (Box 7). See also in Box 17: various related pins
7 Governors' Organizations- National Governors' Association
A letter regarding and a copy of an address by Atiyeh to be published in an NGA-requested book, "Governing the States," as well as clippings regarding NGA conferences.
7 Governor's Organizations- Republican Governors' Association
Donation form for the donation of a photo album from the 1979 Republican Governors' conference to the Oregon Historical Society, and an RGA dispatch regarding drug policy.
1981, 1988
7 Governor's Slush Fund
Correspondence, contributions and expenditures records, and press regarding the Atiyeh for Governor Committee and the ongoing Governor's Committee created out of that entity in anticipation of the 1982 campaign. See also Post-gubernatorial Political Activities- Press Clippings- Slush funds.
7 Governor's Slush Fund- "VA 'Slush Fund' (which was OK for McCall, Straub, Goldschmidt & Roberts)"
Correspondence, press release, statements of receipts and disbursements, and other materials regarding the governor's slush fund and particularly the legal and tax issues involved. Correspondence is primarily from Leroy C. Livermore, Treasurer of the Governor's Committee and the Atiyeh for Governor Committee.
7 Governor's Special Projects
Memo from Barbara Carey, Assistant to Governor for Special Projects, and the 1986 final report of Oregon Food Share, with signed notes of thanks to Atiyeh
7 Governor's Task Forces and Commissions
Clipping regarding the creation of a maritime task force, copy of Atiyeh's letter to the editor in support of members of boards and commissions under his administration, report of the Governor's Task Force on Land Use in Oregon, and satirical report of the Governor's Task Force to Reduce the State Liquor Inventory
1982-1984, undated
7 Governor's Task Forces and Commissions- Corporate Voluntarism Commission Public-Private Partnership report 1982
7 Governor's Task Forces and Commissions- Foreign Language and International Studies
Correspondence and final report
7 Governor's Staff
Correspondence, press releases, staff lists, and other materials related to the Governor's Office staff and volunteers, particularly Chief of Staff Gerry Thompson. Includes a 2009 letter to Atiyeh's former gubernatorial staff, reminiscing about his administration and updating them on his current activities. Also includes a translation of Denny Miles' business card into Chinese.
1978-1987, 2009
7 Governor's Staff- Photographs
Annual photographs of Atiyeh with staff members, and some photographs of individual staff members. Primarily contact sheets, with some prints. [Removed from binder]
8 Gun Rights
Contains National Rifle Association (NRA) 1985 Defender of Firearms Freedom patch and sticker, copies of an NRA advertisement featuring Atiyeh, and press regarding Atiyeh's gun collecting and the Governor's Cup Shoot.See also Governor- Speeches- Loose typescripts, which includes a speech Atiyeh gave to the NRA.
8 Health, Education, and Welfare
Includes a certificate of approval of the Capitol Building as a foster home, with Atiyeh as an honorary foster parent; proclamation of Youth, Fun, and Fitness Day; research materials; letters (from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file) from Chancellor of Higher Education William Davis noting achievements during Atiyeh's administration and wishing Atiyeh the best post-governorship; and memos and attached materials regarding refugee programs, youth employment programs and Oregon's public assistance/JOBS program
8 Health, Education, and Welfare- "1984 Education Initiative"
Memos, schedule, and education proposals. Memos are primarily regarding education issues, but two are related to general strategic planning and brainstorming about developing new initiatives
8 Historical Materials
Copies of historical documents relating to Oregon government, including a photocopy of HB 228, ca. 1884, a reprint of former Oregon Gov. William Lord's 1898 proclamation convening a special session, and former Gov. Julius Meier's 1931 inaugural address.
8 Historical Materials- "Oregon Governors"
Contains a memo regarding research Atiyeh requested from Cecil Edwards about the history of the governor's office furniture, as well as photocopies of short biographical sketches of past governors and of Atiyeh
1985, undated
8 Historical Materials- Oregon State Capitol
1936 set of blueprints by J. G. Lake for the Oregon State Capitol Reconstruction Commission; brief history of the Oregon Capitol Building (Box 8). See also in Box 25: two oversized photos of the State Capitol, before and after the addition of columns in 1888, from OHS
1936, undated
8 Human Resources, Department of
Mission and goals statement, with a signed note to Atiyeh from Director Leo Hegstrom
8 Inauguration, 1979
Oath of Office; published copies of Atiyeh's Jan. 8, 1979 inaugural address, the governor's schedule for inauguration day, program, invitation and clippings (Box 8). Additional related clippings in boxes 19 and 41. See also: Governor- Speeches- "Governor Victor Atiyeh Speeches, Volume III" and Personal- Subject Files- Family- Bible, which includes the Bible used during the swearing-in.
8 Inauguration, 1983
Copies of Atiyeh's Jan. 10, 1983 inaugural address, press clipping, programs, and Atiyeh's oath of office.See also Governor- Scrapbooks- Gubernatorial scrapbook, which includes an invitation as well as duplicative materials; and Personal- Subject Files- Family- Bible, which includes the Bible used in the inauguration, the text of the oath of office, and a marker noting the verses (Corinthians 13:1-13) Atiyeh read for his swearing-in.
19 Integrity Assurance Board
Certificate of appointment
8 Intergovernmental Relations
Memo regarding the Pioneer Square project in Portland and a report of the Intergovernmental Relations Division, "Developing Oregon: Community Development Programs 1983-1986"
1981, 1986
8 International Trade Missions
Lists and dates of missions taken, governor's statements, press releases, clippings, and other materials regarding Atiyeh's trade missions as governor.See also Victor Atiyeh & Company- Trips- Travelog, which includes a list of all international trips taken 1974-1990.
1984-1986, undated
8 International Trade Missions- "Foreign Affairs" correspondence
Cards, letters and invitations from and regarding international dignitaries from Costa Rica, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Japan. Also includes a 1989 letter thanking Atiyeh for his sympathy letter and for remembering meeting the emperor during Atiyeh's September 1984 trade mission.
8 International Trade Missions- 1979 Asian Trip
Detailed and annotated itinerary for Atiyeh's Sept. 28- Oct. 11, 1979 trip to Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, as well as a proposed guest list for a reception honoring the trade delegation members
8 International Trade Missions- 1979 Asian Trip- Japan
Photographs from the Japanese portion of Atiyeh's trip to Asia, Sept. 29- Oct. 3. 21 snapshots, including photos of Atiyeh shopping, at a restaurant, and with other members of the trade delegation
8 International Trade Missions- 1979 Asian Trip- Korea
Photographs and clippings from the Korean portion of Atiyeh's trip to Asia, Oct. 3- Oct. 7. 14 snapshots, including photos from a tour of the DMZ and a reception at the U.S. Trade Center
8 International Trade Missions- 1979 Asian Trip- Taiwan
Photographs, clippings, programs, menus, and ephemera from the Taiwan portion of Atiyeh's trip to Asia, Oct. 7-11, 1979. Snapshots include images of a parade, meetings, and a signing ceremony.
8 International Trade Missions- 1980 Costa Rica Trip
Tourist guidebook (Box 8), See also in Box 25: certificate from the Companeros de Las Americas
8 International Trade Missions- 1983 Japan trip
Certificates, and other materials from Gov. and Mrs. Atiyeh's Apr. 5-12 trip to Japan, which included a flight on United Airlines' inaugural flight from Portland to Tokyo (Box 8). See also in Box 17: Invitation, itinerary, plane tickets, ribbons.
8 International Trade Missions- 1984 Middle East trip
Correspondence, notes, lists of purchases and gifts received, itineraries, background information, clippings, copies of State Department telegrams containing summaries of some of Atiyeh's conversations with dignitaries, and other materials from Atiyeh's Mar. 15-Apr. 16 trip to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Israel, and Cyprus (Box 8). See also in Box 26: 1975 book, "Qnaytra: Ville Martyre" in a velvet gift box.
39 International Trade Missions- 1984 Middle East trip- "DC Trip Start" slides
Includes images of Atiyeh at meetings and on a plane. (Carton 9)
38-39 International Trade Missions- 1984 Middle East trip- Egypt slides
Kodak slides of Atiyeh's trip to Egypt, including images of a Cairo boat ride, of the pyramids (Cartons 14-21), begins in Box 38, ends in Box 39, and two slides of Atiyeh with Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. (Carton 8)
40 International Trade Missions- 1984 Middle East trip- "Golan/ Quanatra/ Leb[anese] border/ Ber[s/o?]len[o/a?]" slides
Slides of Atiyeh's trip to the Middle East "Golan/Leb[anese] border/Ber[s/o?]len[o/a?]" slides (Carton 16-17)
8 International Trade Missions- 1984 Middle East trip- Israel negatives
35mm photographic negatives from Atiyeh's trip to Israel. Primarily photos of scenery and tourist sites, such as Megiddo.
40 International Trade Missions- 1984 Middle East trip- Israel slides
Includes images from Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa, the Dead Sea, Golani Junction, Nazareth, Tiberias, and the Jordan River. (Cartons 7-16)
8 International Trade Missions- 1984 Middle East trip- Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt negatives
35mm photographic negatives from Atiyeh's travels in Quneitra, Amar, and Krak de Chevaliers in Syria, as well as Saudi Arabian souks and the Egyptian pyramids. Primarily images of scenery and tourist sites, though also included are images of Atiyeh in Amar and at a dinner, and of a banner welcoming Atiyeh.
39 International Trade Missions- 1984 Middle East trip- Saudi Arabia slides
35mm slides of Atiyeh's travels in Jeddah and Riyadh (Cartons 9-14)
38-40 International Trade Missions- 1984 Middle East trip- Syria slides
Kodak slides of Atiyeh's trip to Syria, including images of Atiyeh with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and of Atiyeh's visit to his family's hometown of Amar (Scattered throughout Boxes 38-40)
8 International Trade Missions- May 1984 Taiwan and Korea trip
Brochures, correspondence, press release, briefing book, itineraries, and other materials from Atiyeh's May 2-13 trip to Taiwan and Korea
8 International Trade Missions- May 1984 Taiwan and Korea trip- "Governor's Trade Mission- Taiwan and Korea- May 1984"
Maps, itinerary, and background information in preparation for Atiyeh's trip[Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
8-9 International Trade Missions- September 1984 Asian trip
Correspondence, memos, itineraries, press, lists of purchases and gifts, and ephemera regarding Atiyeh's Sept. 7-27 trip to Japan, China, and Hong Kong (Box 8). 5x9 photo of Atiyeh and Fujian Governor Hu Ping signing the Sister State/Province Agreement, Sept. 24, 1984, mounted on foam (Box 9); See also: framed photo of Atiyeh and Hu Ping toasting during the signing ceremony (housed in oversized); Silk-covered box containing two inscribed stone carvings, given to Victor and Delores Atiyeh on the occasion of the signing of the friendship agreement with Fujian Province, China (Box 26)
38-39 International Trade Missions- September 1984 Asian trip- China slides
Kodak slides from Atiyeh's trip to China. Includes images of pandas and other animals at the zoo, downtown Beijing, Atiyeh meeting with officials, at dinners, scenery, and Atiyeh sight-seeing. (Throughout Boxes 38, 39) (Cartons 8-24, 1-8 respectively)
9 International Trade Missions- May 1985 Japan trip
Correspondence, notes, list of participants, meeting sheets, and other materials regarding Atiyeh's May 10-18 trip to Japan
9 International Trade Missions- May 1985 Japan trip- "Japan May 11/18, 1985"
Daily schedules and meeting sheets [Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
9 International Trade Missions- 1985 Syria and Taiwan trip
Text and draft of speech Atiyeh gave at the Congress of Parliamentarians conference in Damascus, contact information, correspondence, notes, press, programs, and ephemera from Atiyeh's Oct. 18- Nov. 1 trip to Syria and Taiwan
40 International Trade Missions- 1985 Syria and Taiwan Trip- "Syria/Taiwan 'Outs'" slides
Includes images of a choir and of a U.S.-Taiwan sister states event (Cartons 3-4)
40 International Trade Missions- 1985 Syria and Taiwan Trip- Taiwan slides
1985 Trip to Syria and Taiwan (Cartons 5-7)
9 International Trade Missions- November 1985 Japan and Korea trip
Brochure with biographies (in Korean) of trade mission members, correspondence, meeting sheets, notes, press, and ephemera regarding Atiyeh's Nov. 8-23 trip to Korea and Japan
9 International Trade Missions- 1986 Asian trip
Correspondence, background information, press, itineraries, brochures, and ephemera from Atiyeh's Apr. 30- May 17 trip to Hong Kong, China, Korea, and Japan
9 International Trade Missions- 1986 Asian Trip- Japan Photograph Albums
2 albums of images from the Japan portion of Atiyeh's trip, May 13-17. Includes photos of Atiyeh at a meeting and touring a factory.
9 International Trade Missions- 1986 Japan Trip
Notes, brochure, photographs of a golfing expedition, and itineraries from Atiyeh's Sept. 27- Oct. 11 trip to Japan, the first half of which was as part of a National Governors' Association delegation
9 Labor Unions
Strike contingency planning information for state agencies, Executive Department strike control plan draft, clipping, and correspondence regarding a proposed recall attempt for Atiyeh because of lack of negotiations with union over pay for prison employers
1980-1983, undated
9 Legislative
Atiyeh's talking points on SJR 24 regarding government spending limitation, a list of state legislative sessions and how long each ran, list of Atiyeh's vetoes from 1979-1983, and a traffic report for an incident in which Senator Kenneth Jernstedt was involved.
1981-1983, undated
9 Legislative- 1979 Legislation
Summary of Atiyeh's action on bills passed, and a copy of House Resolution 8, adjourning the legislature
9 Legislative- 1980 Legislation
Includes lists of bills signed and vetoed by the governor and copies of correspondence from Atiyeh to Secretary of State Norma Paulus explaining why Atiyeh did not sign certain bills
9 Legislative- 1981 Legislation
Memo from Denny Miles regarding Atiyeh's 1981 legislative package, copy of House Joint Memorial 16 regarding utilities, memo regarding comparison of bills introduced by state agencies
9 Legislative- 1983 Legislation
Includes lists of bills vetoed by the governor, copies of correspondence from Atiyeh to Secretary of State Norma Paulus, Speaker of the House Grattan Kerans, and State Senate President Ed Fadeley explaining why Atiyeh did not sign certain bills, and a memo by Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer urging the legislature to uphold the gubernatorial veto of SB 755.
9 Legislative- 1985 Legislation
Memo regarding HB 2943, copy of Senate Resolution 15 adjourning the session, clipping of an editorial supporting Atiyeh's vetoes and two copies of a packet of information listing the governor's action on bills, and including copies of correspondence to Secretary of State Barbara Roberts and State Senate President John Kitzhaber explaining Atiyeh's action (or lack thereof) on bills.
9 Legislative- Directories 1979-1981
9 Legislative- Governor's addresses
List of the governor's addresses to the legislature; schedules and drafts for addresses to the Joint Assembly, including a 1979 energy speech to the Joint Session
9 Legislative- Special sessions
Memo, proclamations, clipping, and other materials regarding legislative special sessions
9 Miscellaneous
Includes Foam/Paper NASA photos, folded maps, a postcard, Abraham Lincoln quotes, Chinese Lottery tickets, papers regarding the Oregon trail, "Enthusiasm" poster, humorous false "Jefferson state" passport, notes, a handwriting analysis of Governor Atiyeh (Box 9); a humorous "Voter's Guide to Politicians" poster given to Atiyeh (Box 25); a memo regarding 1980 poll results, lists of names and addresses (including one for the Trumpeteers, a Republican group founded by Vernon White), and other materials. (Box 19)
1979-1985, undated
9 Mount Saint Helens
Correspondence, contingency plans, radar updates, emergency service information bulletins, reports, resolution declaring a state of emergency for the city of Hillsboro, and other materials related to Mount Saint Helens eruptions and fallout. Primarily regarding the May 18, 1980 eruption, though some materials regard advisories in 1981 and 1982.
9 Mount Saint Helens- Printed materials
Souvenir book, "Volcano: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens" (Longview: 1980), and an unused 1981 appointment calendar
Photograph of a NASA shuttle signed by Bob Springer and Woody Spring; framed photographs, crew patch from the Columbia space shuttle (Box 19); and certificate presented to the Atiyehs by astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton (housed in oversized objects)
1982, undated
9 National Guard
Atiyeh's target from an Air National Guard Pellet Rifle Match; certificate; hand-drawn cartoon from Air Guard One; Rhino Award; resolution from the 41st Infantry Brigade honoring Atiyeh; framed photo of a National Guard plane presented to Atiyeh by the Oregon Air National Guard (housed in oversized objects)
1979-1982, undated
9 National Guard- Project 40
Program from the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the mobilization of Oregon's National Guard for WWII. Framed award, featuring a copy of the 1940 letter from Oregon Gov. Charles Sprague announcing the mobilization, presented to Atiyeh by Major General Richard Miller.
9 National Steering Committee of the Fund for America's Future
Correspondence from Vice Pres. George Bush and certificate
9 Oregon State Government, Organization of
Organization charts for Oregon state government as of November 1979
9 Oregon State Government- Contact information
1985 telephone directory and a list of phone numbers
9 Rajneesh
Press, copies of an unsigned proclamation and executive order with Atiyeh's accompanying explanation, and a certificate from the Rajneeshpuram Task Force
10 Rajneesh- Binder
Compiled materials regarding the Rajneesh situation, divided into five parts: I. People/Phone Numbers 2. State Police Reports 3. Investigation 4. Thompson Log 5. MiscellaneousMaterials include memos, copies of State Police reports, logs, a photocopy of an article to be published about the Rajneesh, meeting notes, and a photocopy of an affidavit for a search warrant [Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
10 Rajneesh- "Rajneesh" binder
Compilation of materials regarding the Rajneesh situation, divided into four sections: I. Brief History of Rajneesh in Oregon II. Log kept by Lt. Colonel Duane Pankratz concerning "street people" being brought to Rajneeshpuram. III. Officials in Rajneeshpuram and Antelope/Rajneesh. IV. Rumors most often heard at Rumor Control Phone Line located at State Police Headquarters in BendMaterials include memos (primarily updates from Gerry Thompson), correspondence, copies of legal documents, notes, photocopy of a leaflet dropped on Rajneeshpuram by Curtis Sliwa's Guardian Angels, logs, situation reports, State Police responses to phone calls about common Rajneesh rumors, disaster relief plans, and a State Police Information Report regarding allegations of Rajneeshpuram Ranch's acquisition of explosives [Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
10 Rajneesh- "Rajneeshpuram" file
Copies of meeting notes, police reports, press, correspondence, and other materials regarding investigation into and dealings with the Rajneesh [Removed from pressboard accordion binder]
17 1980 Republican National Convention
Honored guest badge for Atiyeh; a souvenir gift, since he did not attend the convention.
10 1984 Republican National Convention
Page of notes for caucus meetings, program, (Box 10) and memorabilia from the convention, during which Atiyeh served as a floor leader for President Reagan. (Box 17)
10 1988 Republican National Convention
Correspondence regarding and drafts of Atiyeh's letter to the Republican Platform Committee on behalf of Arab-Americans.Printed on the reverse of one of the drafts is a schedule for Atiyeh's Mar. 25-26, 1988 trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with international ambassadors.
10 State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF)
Memo, report, and press regarding SAIF and workers' compensation policy, and a handwritten document critical of Atiyeh's redirected use of SAIF funds.
1982, undated
10 Secretary of State, Powers of the
Memos and copies of historical Attorney General opinions regarding the auditory powers of the Secretary of State, which Secretary of State Barbara Roberts was attempting to expand.
10 State Archives- "Central Files"
Records transmittal lists of Governor's Office central files to the Oregon State Archives
10 State Archives- Citizens' Representative records
Records transmittal lists, records inventory sheets, and records retention and destruction schedules for records of the Citizens' Representative Office to the Oregon State Archives
10 State Archives- Governor's Office records
Correspondence from the Oregon State Archives, index of Governor Atiyeh's Archive Files, records transmittal lists, and other materials relating to the transfer of Governor's Office records to the State Archives.
10 State Archives- Legal Counsel records
Records transmittal lists and records inventory sheets for records of the governor's legal counsel (Robert Oliver) to the Oregon State Archives
10 State Archives- Natural Resources Division records
Records transmittal lists for records of the Natural Resources Division (under both the Atiyeh and Straub administrations) to the Oregon State Archives
10 State Archives- "Purging/Archiving Instructions"
Instructions for packing records for transfer, blank records transmittal list forms, and the "Records Management Manual for Oregon Public Records"
10 State Police
List of protocol, driving, and advance security measures for State Police guarding Gov. Atiyeh; thank-you letter (from "Keeper Letters" file) from Superintendent Emil Brendaw; (Box 10); oversized hand-drawn Christmas card signed by Oregon State Police officers (Box 36)
10 Transition, Incoming
List of accomplishments of the transition team as of 12/30/78, memos, Gov. Robert Straub's staff list, and blank stationery for Governor-Elect Atiyeh
10 Transition, Incoming- "The Transition- 1979"
Clippings, press releases, resumes of Transition Staff, memos, and other materials regarding Atiyeh's transition team [Removed from pressboard accordion binder]
10 Transition, Outgoing
Memos, planning documents, schedule, and other materials relating to Atiyeh's outgoing transition. Includes Atiyeh's farewell letter to state employees.
10 Transition, Outgoing- Budget, Financial, and Personnel records
Memos, invoices, correspondence, expenditures projections, service orders, and other personnel, financial and budgetary documents. Timesheets for transition staff employee Robin Shepherd have been transferred to a restricted file to protect the SSN.
10 Transition, Outgoing- "Executive Appointments Transitions Information"
Informational handbook compiled for the incoming Goldschmidt administration [Removed from 3-ring binder]
10 Transition, Outgoing- "Transition Correspondence"
Correspondence on topics such as the transition budget and Atiyeh's life post-governorship. Also includes drafts of Atiyeh's responses to several letters.
10 Tribes
Correspondence, clipping, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation 1985 Annual Report, program for a dinner honoring Atiyeh with a black-and-white photo of Atiyeh receiving an award from the tribes printed on the front, and other materials regarding Atiyeh's interactions with Oregon's native tribes.
10 Trojan Nuclear Plant Controlled Substance Investigation
Copies of State Police correspondence and information reports
10 Up the Creek without a Paddle Award
Correspondence from Leo Hegstrom and Fred Miller, two awardees of Governor Atiyeh's Perpetual Up the Creek Without a Paddle Award, as well as a 1998 8"x10" photograph of the paddle. Painted wooden paddle (housed in oversized objects)
10 Voter Digests
1978, 1981, and 1983 Oregon Voter Digest Who's Who guides, and a subscription flier
10 White House Events- Correspondence
Letters regarding event photographs [photographs not included]
1981, 1985
10 White House Events- Correspondence- Invitations 1979-1985
10 White House Events- Governors' Dinners
Programs and menu cards
10-11 White House Events- 1981 Inauguration
Invitations, programs, tickets, schedule (filed chronologically, Boxes 10-11). See also: license plates (Box 21); small American flag (Box 46); and other memorabilia from Reagan's 1981 inauguration (Box 17).
11 White House Events- 1985 Inauguration
1985 Reagan inaugural invitation packet
11 White House Events- Place Cards undated
11 White House Events- Saudi Arabian luncheon
Place cards, invitations, program, and small flags from a Feb. 11, 1985 White House luncheon honoring the king of Saudi Arabia
Victor Atiyeh & Company
Biographical/Historical noteAtiyeh founded Victor Atiyeh & Company, an international consulting firm, after leaving office in 1987. He continued to travel widely, and represented a variety of interests, with a particular focus on Japanese industry.
1987-1996; 1967, 1987-2007
11 Business card undated
11 Business files binder
Correspondence, billing statements, contracts, product information, and other materials from Atiyeh's consulting business. Files are arranged by client; clients include Rene Yassi, Evergreen International Aviation, the 3M Export Department, and the Kubla Kahn Food Company.[Removed from pressboard accordion binder]
11 Correspondence
Correspondence includes a letter from a U.S. Department of State official in response to Atiyeh's letter on Middle East policies, offering Atiyeh Japanese contacts to follow up on; a letter from the executive director of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) asking him to act as an intermediary in negotiations with the Japanese Consulate for an exhibit; a letter from Pacific University President Robert Duvall to the American Ambassador to Japan, Mike Mansfield; correspondence and customer agreement form from an answering service; Atiyeh's correspondence with University of Oregon Dean of the College of Business Administration James Reinmuth, accepting a position on the International Business Board of Advisors; and a fax from Cathay Counsellors Group President Anthony Polsky including a letter regarding the situation in Hong Kong and China. Also includes a phone message slip partially in Arabic.
1987-2006, undated
11 Correspondence- Congratulations
Letters of congratulation upon the opening of Atiyeh's new office. Correspondents include business executives from Korean and Japanese companies, U.S. Circuit Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain, North Dakota Governor George Sinner, and Illinois Governor James Thompson.
11 Japan
Copy of Atiyeh's Apr. 13, 1987 testimony to the U.S. Trade Representative regarding the U.S.-Japan Semiconductor Arrangement; a letter from Fujitsu America President Masaka Ogi thanking Atiyeh for his testimony; invitation to, letter of regret for, and text of Atiyeh's toast for, an award ceremony for Sho Dozono; clipping citing Atiyeh as a potential replacement for retiring U.S. Ambassador to Japan Mike Mansfield; press release and program regarding opening of new Fujitsu America facility; and other clippings regarding Japan and Japanese investments in Oregon.
1987-1998, 2007
11 Japan- "The Japan That Can Say No"
Unauthorized translation of a book by Akio Morita and Shintaro Ishihara discussing post-war Japanese-U.S. relations that was distributed widely by an anonymous group, whose introductory note is included. [Removed from pressboard accordion binder]
11 Japan- Toyama delegations
Correspondence, itineraries, photocopies of business cards, and other materials regarding Toyama delegation visits to Oregon
11 Korea- Seoul Consulting International (SCI)
Fax of a brochure for SCI
11 Press clipping
Article in the Daily Journal of Commerce's Portland Business Today about the opening of Atiyeh's business.
11 Syria
Correspondence with attached synopsis regarding the investment climate, laws, and regulations in Syria; notes and clipping
1995-2001, undated
11 Taiwan
Taiwanese promotional materials in celebration of the centennial. Includes commemorative stamps, brochures, and pins.
11 Trips- Asia, 1987
Gifts and purchases information, luggage tags, and travel materials from Atiyeh's May 16-June 2, 1987 trip to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
11 Trips- Asia, 1987- Hong Kong
Correspondence and contact information regarding the Hong Kong portion of Atiyeh's trip to Asia
11 Trips- Asia, 1987- Japan
Correspondence, itineraries, and notes regarding the Japanese portion of Atiyeh's trip to Asia
11 Trips- Asia, 1987- Korea
Correspondence regarding the Korean portion of Atiyeh's 1987 trip to Asia
11 Trips- Asia, 1987- Taiwan
Correspondence and luggage tag from the Taiwan portion of Atiyeh's trip
11 Trips- Asia, 1988
Itinerary for Atiyeh's May 1988 trip to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea
11 Trips- Asia, 1989
Itineraries, correspondence, and notes on gifts and purchases from Atiyeh's Feb. 10-Mar. 1, 1989 trip to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea
11 Trips- "Iraq 1989"
Itinerary, press (the English-language Baghdad Observer), Babylon International Festival materials (including a booklet with pro-Saddam Hussein propaganda), and an unused notepad with Arabic script, from Atiyeh's September 1989 trip to Iraq.
11 Trips- "Washington, D.C. and Iraq Sept 20/30, 1989"
Correspondence, background information (including a copy of the proceedings of a 1987 United States-Iraq Business Forum), map of Babylon, and postcards for the Babylon International Festival [Removed from pressboard accordion binder].
11 Trips- Japan, March 1987
Itineraries, certificate, clipping, and other materials from Atiyeh's March 1987 trip to Japan, for which he traveled on the first Delta Air Lines flight from Portland to Tokyo
11 Trips- Japan, Sept. 1987
Correspondence, a participant list for the Japan-Western U.S. Association (JWA) meeting, and itineraries
11 Trips- Japan- Nov. 1987
11 Trips- "Japan 1989 (Mostly)"
Correspondence, notes, press, and other materials, primarily regarding Atiyeh's Apr. 1989 trip to Japan for the Apr. 20-22 Japan-Western Association Meeting. Correspondence is primarily with Japanese executives and with Billy Cody, the director of Oregon's Japan Representative Office. Other correspondence relates more generally to Atiyeh's ongoing relationship with Seiko Epson Corporation and other Japanese companies, and some correspondence relates to his Nov. 1987 trip to Japan. Also includes some third-party correspondence for reference or contact information, including a copy of 1967 third-party correspondence from Saheiji Mogi of Japan to Mr. and Mrs. George Freck of Portland, who were housing Mogi's daughter during her stay in America; as well as a bilingual map of Japanese companies and other major businesses in the Willamette Valley. [Removed from pressboard accordion binder]
1967, 1987-1989
11 Trips- Japan, Nov. 1990
Itineraries, correspondence, notes, and other materials from the Ozaki Yukio Memorial Foundation Symposium in Tokyo Nov. 20-22, 1990.
11 Trips- Japan and Korea, 1991
Itineraries, correspondence, and other materials regarding Atiyeh's Sept. 1991 trip to Japan and Korea
11 Trips- Japan- "Toyama, Apr. 23-25, 1992"
Correspondence, primarily regarding scheduling for Atiyeh's trip
11 Trips- Japan, 1995
Itineraries, notes on gifts and purchases, Kawagoe tourist materials, and a certificate from Atiyeh's Oct. 1995 trip to Japan
11 Trips- Toyama, Japan, 1996
Two tourist brochures and a postcard Atiyeh that wrote to Dolores while on his trip
11 Trips- Middle East
Correspondence, Arabic newspaper clipping, itineraries, background information, notes on gifts and purchases, and other materials regarding Atiyeh's Oct. 10- Nov. 3, 1988 trip to Saudi Arabia, Syria, Kuwait, and Qatar. Printed on the reverse of a page of Atiyeh's schedule notes is the draft of a letter from Atiyeh to Riedel International Chairman Arthur Riedel regarding a fundraising luncheon.
11 Trips- Middle East- Saudi Arabia
Press, stickers, and other materials from Atiyeh's 1988 trip to Saudi Arabia. Most of the articles are in Arabic.
11 Trips- Middle East- Syria and Kuwait
Phone message slips, notes, travel materials, and ephemera from Atiyeh's Sept.-Oct. 1988 trip to Syria and Kuwait as part of his trip to the Middle East. Includes some Arabic-language materials. Notably includes detailed notes on Atiyeh's Nov. 2, 1988 meeting with Syrian President Hafez Assad.
11 Trips- "Notes on Trips to Far East & Middle East- 1987-1989"
Atiyeh's personal notes, including summaries of meetings and to-do lists. Also includes correspondence on topics such as potential business relationships, visa issues, pricing, and meetings with business executives from companies such as Hyundai Business Group, Daewoo Corporation, and Korean Air, as well as with politicians and diplomats such as U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Joseph Ghougassian, U.S. Ambassador to Syria Edward Djerejian, and President-elect George Bush's appointed Chief of Staff, New Hampshire Governor John Sununu. Also includes a copy of a letter from Atiyeh to a cousin in Syria, Aziz Atiyeh. [Removed from pressboard accordion binder]
11 Trips- Taiwan, 1988-1989
Itineraries and travel information for Atiyeh's Sept.-Oct. 1988 trip to Taiwan
11 Trips- Taiwan, 1990
Itinerary, travel booklet, contact information, and hotel menu from Aityeh's June 1990 trip to Taiwan
11 Trips- Miscellaneous
Travel materials, including maps and brochures, hotel stationery, and luggage tags
1987, undated
11 Trips- Notes on gifts and purchases 1988-1990
11 Trips- Travelog
List of Atiyeh's international trips from 1974-1990
Post-gubernatorial Political Activities
Biographical/Historical noteAfter leaving public office, Atiyeh continued to be involved in Oregon and national politics. He was an active supporter of George H.W. Bush, has been involved in negotiations with Oregon's native tribes regarding gambling policy, has consulted on Middle Eastern policy issues, and has continued to speak out for Oregon tax reform, among other issues.
1987-2010; 1968-2012
31 "Five Oregon Governors Share Their Visions" VHS
Video from the AOI Annual Convention in Gleneden Beach
Oct. 7, 1991
30 "Mr. Atiyeh on Midday KXL-AM Portland radio" audiocassette June 21, 1988
30 "Oregon Newsmakers: Former Governor Vic Atiyeh" audiocassettes Mar. 26, 2001
Correspondence from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" folder. The bulk of the letters express support and appreciation for Atiyeh's service as governor and/or best wishes for his new consulting business. Correspondents include State Representatives Randy Miller and Liz VanLeeuwen, State Senators Mike Thorne, Ben Westlund, and Jackie Winters, U.S. Representative Ron Wyden, Illinois Governor James Thompson, North Dakota Governor George Sinner, Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Edwin Peterson, U.S. Circuit Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain, Elizabeth Dole, Margie and Neil Goldschmidt, former Press Secretary Denny Miles, former Chief of Staff Gerry Thompson, and former Salem Statesman-Journal reporter Sue Hill. Also includes a child's letter asking about Atiyeh's support of the Warm Springs tribes, with a crayon drawing of the state fish, along with a copy of Atiyeh's response.
12 "A/B"
Incoming and outgoing correspondence with individuals and organizations whose last names begin with 'A' or 'B.' Topics include Deschutes State Park, Atiyeh's condolences to those who recently lost family members, and a request for Dolores' Christmas ornament instructions.
12 Ariyoshi, George
Letter from Ariyoshi, a former governor of Hawaii
12 Blake, Larry J.
Letter from the President of the Oregon Institute of Technology, congratulating Atiyeh on his new business and expressing appreciation for his service as governor. From Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file.
12 Boyle, Gert
Note from Atiyeh to Boyle, Columbia Sportswear's Chairwoman, passing on contact information for Hong Kong businessmen
12 Bush, George H.W.
Personal notes and Christmas cards, demonstrating not only Atiyeh's political support of Bush (as in a note thanking Atiyeh for agreeing to serve on the national Steering Committee of the George Bush for President Campaign) but also their personal friendship. Includes a letter from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file in which Bush congratulates him for winning the Citizen of the World Award and professes himself a member of the Victor Atiyeh fan club. Mostly incoming, though there are several copies of a supportive letter Atiyeh sent to Bush after his defeat in the 1992 presidential election. Several empty envelopes do not match any of the dated letters.
12 Bush, George W.
Christmas cards and a note with an enclosed photograph thanking Atiyeh for his support during the 2000 presidential campaign
12 Dole, Elizabeth
Letter from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file.
12 Drips, Dr. William E.
Letter, from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file, from the Atiyehs' doctor regarding his move from Marion County to Portland, as well as a draft of the Atiyehs' response.
12 "E/F"
Includes correspondence and related materials, as filed by Atiyeh, regarding the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, to and from Gill Frey, a member of the Veterans Focus Group, as well as from Roland Fisher. Other correspondence includes a letter from an Ohio man asking for help with his felony conviction for domestic violence, a copy of Atiyeh's letter to the U.S. Consul General to China in support of a woman seeking a tourist visa, correspondence regarding Atiyeh's support of William Martin Fast as regards court sentencing, a note from Oregon State Senator Ted Ferrioli, and correspondence regarding payment for a friendly political bet Atiyeh had made with Gert Boyle. Though most correspondence is with individuals whose first or last names begin with 'E' or "F,' there are several exceptions to this. Also includes a program for the 1998 Ex-Newsboys Association Banquet, at which Atiyeh spoke (he was a newspaper boy for the News Telegram as a high school student). Many records include brief explanatory notes written by Atiyeh before he donated his papers.
12 Ford, Gerald
Three notes from former Pres. Ford
12 Goldschmidt, Margie and Neil
Card from the Goldschmidts thanking Atiyeh for his farewell remarks and wishing him well. From Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file.
12 "G/H"
Correspondence, as well as some event programs, primarily to, from, or regarding individuals whose last names begin with 'G' or 'H.' Correspondents include Mark Hatfield, Clark Hansen (of the Oregon Historical Society), U.S. Ambassador to Romania Alan Green, Jr., scholars at Georgia State University researching Oregon ballot initiatives, and the Oregon Holocaust Memorial Coalition. Atiyeh's outgoing correspondence includes a response to Cody Hull regarding his questions about a career in public service, a letter to Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren, and several notes of condolence regarding deaths. A note from Atiyeh's former personal secretary, Glenna Hayden, includes prints of digital photos of her 50th wedding anniversary, which Atiyeh attended. Also includes one of Atiyeh's mother's recipes that he sent in response to a request for a submission for a non-profit cookbook.
12 Hatfield, Mark
Four personal notes from Hatfield, including a note, originally from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file, thanking Atiyeh for his remarks at Hatfield's 1995 Tribute Breakfast.
12 Henkels, Mark
Email from Western Oregon University professor Mark Henkels with a revision of Atiyeh's preface for a book about former Gov. Robert Straub
12 Hise, Sandy
Correspondence regarding the nomination of Chief Justice Wally Carson for the Award of Merit
12 "I/J"
Correspondence, as well as some event programs and other materials, primarily to, from, or regarding individuals or organizations whose names begin with 'I' or 'J.' Includes correspondence and materials regarding the Ready for School Leaders Panel, letters to and from the Irvington Covenant Community Development Corporation, an invitation to the Emperor of Japan's birthday celebration, correspondence regarding and speaking notes for the 1999 Iranian American Republican National Convention (IARC), and a letter from United States District Judge Robert E. Jones.
12 Keisling, Phil
Photocopy of a note from Oregon Secretary of State Phil Keisling to Atiyeh, and Atiyeh's response, regarding Atiyeh's efforts to diversify Oregon's economy and expressing concerns about a video poker initiative
12 Kinsey, William
Letter regarding a lawsuit on line-item vetoing a non-appropriation bill
12 Lataif, Louis
Letter regarding Atiyeh's 1986 speech to Duke University
12 Miles, Denny
Letter from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file, from his former Press Secretary, thanking Atiyeh for everything he learned from him, and for his friendship.
12 Olum, Paul
Letter from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file.
12 Pihas, John
Letter regarding the respect people in Japan have for Atiyeh
12 Pressman, Hope
Card from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file.
12 Quayle, Dan
Note thanking Atiyeh for his support
12 Reagan, Ronald
Letter thanking Atiyeh for his support
12 Russo, Sal
Letter and certificate thanking Atiyeh for his support of the California Flat Tax Initiative
12 Smith, Gordon
Invitation to the swearing-in ceremony of and a note from U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith
1996, 2008
12 Sununu, John
Two notes from John Sununu, Pres. George Bush's Chief of Staff
12 Tanzen, Marc
Letter from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file, wishing the Atiyehs a happy New Year's.
12 Thompson, Gerry
Two cards from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file, from his former Chief of Staff.
2000, 2009
12 Thorne, Michael G.
Card and note from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file, from State Senator Thorne.
12 VanLeeuwen, Liz and George
Holiday newsletter from former Oregon State Representative Liz VanLeeuwen and her husband. Letter, from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file, from Liz VanLeeuwen thanking Atiyeh for his service.
1987, 2003
12 Vaughn, Thomas
Letter from the Oregon Historical Society president. From Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file.
12 Walden, Greg
Note passing on greetings from President Ford
12 Westlund, Ben
Letter from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file from State Senator Westlund, along with a copy of Atiyeh's response.
12 Winters, Jackie
Note and card from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file from State Senator Winters.
12 Wyden, Ron
Letter from Atiyeh’s “Keeper Letters” file from U.S. Representative Wyden.
12 Yturri, Anthony
Note of support and appreciation from Yturri, one of Atiyeh's former Senate colleagues
Press Clippings
Primarily regarding Oregon politics and Atiyeh's ongoing involvement and legacy. Includes a reprinted photo of Atiyeh and the other Republican State Senators in 1977, crammed into a phone booth as a joke about their small caucus, as well as a 1992 article regarding allegations of fraud in the Water Resources Department under the Atiyeh Administration.
12 Goldschmidt scandal
Press clippings regarding the scandal, as well as a related clipping annotated by Atiyeh
12 Oregon Ballot Initiative Reform
Photocopy of a clipping regarding former governors' support for reforming Oregon's ballot initiative system
12 Oregon Republican Party newsletter
Photocopy of the Dec. 1990 Oregon Republican, with a feature profile on Congressman Bob Smith
12 President Ford's death
Photocopies of articles regarding Ford's death, two of which quote Atiyeh
12 Slush funds
An editorial condemning Neil Goldschmidt's gubernatorial slush funds and a clipping of an article about Gov. Barbara Roberts' fund
1988, 1990
Speech Files
The speech files within this subseries date back to his terms in the State Senate, but Atiyeh's original groupings (each of these files was originally found in a binder) have been retained and arranged here, in deference to original order and to provide context for Atiyeh's continued speechmaking to civic and community groups as a continuation of themes and concerns he has spoken about throughout his career.
12 1973-1989 Speeches
Compilation of Atiyeh's speeches, many annotated, and primarily dating to his Senate career, including: - 1975 St. Vincent DePaul Annual Banquet speech manuscript - "Capitol Comments" typescript, ca. 1975 - 1968 Washington County Public Affairs Forum speech typescript - 1989 Public Affairs Forum speech manuscript - 1986 JCA Senior Executives Meeting speech typescript - 1988 Sunset High School Commencement address typescript - 1975 Oregon Logging Conference speech typescript - 1973 Benton County Republican Central Committee Picnic speech typescript - 1974 Republican State Platform Convention speech typescript and manuscript - typescript of Atiyeh's statement regarding Nixon's impeachment and Ford's ascendancy to the presidency - 1974 Oregon Foster Parents Association speech typescriptAlso includes notes, clippings, correspondence, and other materials used as source material for speeches, on topics such as Oregon's economic development, energy, the 1989-91 state budget, and state spending [Removed from pressboard accordion binder labeled "Speech File: VA Speeches"]
12 1986-1997 Speeches
Compilation of speeches, primarily by Atiyeh, including: - 1997, Japan America Society of Oregon Annual Dinner - 1986, St. Helens Chamber of Commerce - 1995, Commercial Club of Portland/ 1998, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) - 1988, Remarks by Dolores Atiyeh at Western Oregon University Commencement - 1989, Arab American Institute Conference speech manuscript - 1986, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration speech manuscriptAlso includes clippings, reports, and other materials, such as Atiyeh's 1987 report for the Japan International Network, "The How To of Investments in the United States," and a copy of his brother Richard Atiyeh's 1990 letter to the editor opposing Mark Hatfield's re-election as Senator[Removed from pressboard accordion binder. Atiyeh's 1997 Oregon Income tax receipt, with a highlighted statement regarding how tax revenue is distributed, has been restricted to protect his Social Security number]
12 1983-2009 Speeches
Compilation of speeches given to civic groups and other organizations about topics such as his time as governor, democracy, and current events. Speeches include: - 2004, League of American Cities - 1995, Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs Leadership Conference - 1983, Dedication of Medal of Honor Monument - 1986, Duke University speech, "The Role of Business Management Techniques in State Government" - 2003, Oregon Business Association - 2001, Trumpeters - 2001, American Mothers National Convention - 2009, Dorchester Conference - 2009, Big Look Committee Also includes clippings (including a 2009 letter to the editor by Atiyeh about tax increases), correspondence (primarily correspondence regarding speeches), copies of programs and materials for events (including the 2000 Tribute to Integrity in Leadership honoring Atiyeh), collected quotes and anecdotes to be used in speeches, and other materials, such as a copy of a 1992 Allentown, PA proclamation declaring Governor Victor Atiyeh Day, and a 1977 guest certificate from the "Lifers Unlimited Club, Oregon State Penitentiary." [Removed from pressboard accordion binder]
12 1992-2006 Speeches
Contains speeches, source materials (primarily clippings), and event materials for speeches given by Atiyeh, including: - Hillsboro Rotary, 2006 - Oregon Association of Health Underwriters, 1994 - Oregon Sons of the American Revolution, 1994 - American Muslim Alliance, 1997 - Japan America Societies, 1992 - Republican State Convention, 1992 - Oregon Criminal Justice Association, 2004
12 Source Materials
Correspondence, others' speeches, clippings, notes, and other materials used as source material for Atiyeh's speeches. Topics include Japan, the Republican Party, and federal spending.[Removed from pressboard accordion binder labeled "Speech File- 'Other Source' Material"]
1969-1988, undated
Subject Files
12 Bush, George H.W. Administration
Correspondence; informational booklet about the Bush White House; Bush-Quayle Alumni Association Directory
1990, 1995, undated
12 Events
Programs, clippings, and correspondence from events Atiyeh attended, including a 1987 speech by Sen. Mark Hatfield in Newberg, a 1988 visit to Camp Rosenbaum, the 1991 Associated Oregon Industries Conference (AOI), and the 1990 Oregon Commission on Black Affairs' Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Includes a note with an attached clipping from State Senator David Nelson. Also includes a framed photograph presented to Atiyeh at the dedication of the University of Oregon Science Complex in 1989 (housed in oversized objects)
12 Events- California trip
Correspondence and certificate from Atiyeh's visit to Stockton and the San Joaquin Superior Court
12 Events- Golfing trip with Gerald Ford
Photographic negatives from a golfing trip with former Pres. Ford at Palm Springs.
12 Events- News Circle Arab American Affairs Banquet
Program, magazine, and newsletter
12 Events- Portrait unveiling
Correspondence, press, and mailing lists for the Feb. 13, 1987 unveiling of Atiyeh's official portrait, painted by artist Don Gray
12 Events- 1989 Presidential Inauguration
Invitation packet for George H.W. Bush's 1989 inauguration
13 Japan-America Society of Oregon
Reservation form and copy of check for a Japan-America Society of Oregon (JASO) event; boxed and framed engraving presented by the A50 Executive Committee on the anniversary of the San Francisco Peace Treaty (Housed in oversized objects), and passed on to Atiyeh since he was the former president of the Japan-America Society. See also Post-gubernatorial Political Activities- Speech Files- 1992-2006 Speeches, which contains a 1992 speech Atiyeh gave to a group of Japan America Societies.
1998, 2001
13 Middle East- American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL)
Email containing the ATFL's Strategic Communications Plan. Atiyeh served as an executive committee member on the ATFL.
13 Middle East- American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL)- Trip to Lebanon
Schedules, correspondence, press clippings, background information, plane tickets, tourist brochures, and other materials from Atiyeh's Oct. 10-18, 1997 trip to Beirut as part of the ATFL.
13 Middle East- Israel and Palestine
Paul McCloskey's 1989 speech to the United Nations on "The Impact of the Intifadah on the American Political Process"; press clippings and copies of a political cartoon about Israel
13 Middle East- "Israel Invasion of Lebanon******2006"
Correspondence, press, and Atiyeh's notes, primarily regarding the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, but also including some materials on previous and later violence in the Middle East. Emails include personal notes of thanks for Atiyeh's Oregonian article decrying the violence, as well as emails from the mailing lists of the Lebanese Canadian Coordinating Council (LCCC), the ATFL, and the Arab American Institute (AAI). [Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
13 Middle East- Israeli Invasion of Lebanon- Atiyeh article
Atiyeh's July 30, 2006 article decrying the violence in Lebanon
13 Middle East- Operation Desert Storm
Correspondence, White House press releases, Republican Party resolution, Atiyeh's notes on a White House cabinet meeting he attended, and other materials regarding the Bush administration's involvement in Kuwait and with the Gulf War; copy of Oregonian article about the end of Operation Desert Storm
13 Oregon Politics- 1994 election
Notes and clipping
13 Oregon Politics- Atiyeh editorials
Editorials written by Atiyeh, one supporting the Delta-Northwest merger, the other about how the Republican Party can move forward. The latter is accompanied by a note from fellow Greenbrier Board Member Joe Wilsted, congratulating Atiyeh on the article.
2006, 2008
13 Oregon Politics- Ballot Measure 44 (Cigarette Tax)
Press clippings, correspondence, explanatory statement, survey results, and other materials regarding Ballot Measure 44, which would increase the tax on cigarettes, and criticizing or expressing disappointment in Atiyeh's opposition to the measure (including a letter from Gov. John Kitzhaber). Also includes some copies of Atiyeh's outgoing correspondence, such as a draft of a letter Atiyeh wrote defending himself in response to one of the attacks on him, and drafts of Atiyeh's letter to Oregonians urging them to oppose the measure. [Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
13 Oregon Politics- State legislators
Contact information for the 2011 Oregon State Legislature; "Alphabetical List of Oregon's Legislators and Related Information," a 1993 Legislative Administrative Committee publication compiled by Cecil Edwards.
1993, 2011
13 Oregon Politics- Taxation
Primarily press clippings regarding Oregon tax measures (including Measure 5) and tax reform proposals. Also includes a bound copy of a paper former House Minority Leader Gary Wilhelms wrote, "The Kicker: Oregon's Unique Surplus Revenue Fund Law," with a note to Atiyeh from Wilhelms
ca. 1990-2010
13 Tribes
8x10" photo of Atiyeh with unnamed tribal officials at Portland State University (PSU) on the occasion of a gift to or from the Tribes; thank you note from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz for Atiyeh's dedication to Oregon; promotional brochure and clipping for an exhibit of an Oregon artist, Maynard White Owl Lavadour
1989-1992, undated
13 Tribes- Native American Student and Community Center
Thank you note from Portland State University (PSU) President Daniel Bernstine for Atiyeh's support in the creation of PSU's Native American Student and Community Center, certificate for distinguished service, a 4x6" photo of Atiyeh at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Center in 2002
13 Tribes- Warm Springs
1990 Annual Report; program, name badge, Atiyeh's remarks, and other materials regarding the Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery 25th Anniversary Celebration; discussion points for Tribal Council meeting with gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley; certificate of appreciation; published booklet, "The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon: 50 Years of Tribal Self Government Under the Indian Reorganization Act 1938-1988"
13 Tribes- Warm Springs- Correspondence
Includes a letter from Attorney Dennis Karnopp with attached information regarding the 1865 Treaty; email correspondence regarding the meeting between Dudley and Warm Springs tribal members; and a draft of Atiyeh's letter to Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley expressing disappointment in his statement regarding a Warm Springs casino.
13 Tribes- Warm Springs- "Historic Casino Workshop Re. Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs & the State of Oregon April 4, 2005"
Agenda, executive summary, Tribal-State Government-to-Government compact, and other materials regarding a discussion between state and tribal officials over gaming compacts and casino development [Removed from plastic 3-ring binder]
13 Tribes- Warm Springs- Interview
CD with an mp3 audio file, transcript, and digital photographs of a July 27, 2010 interview regarding Warm Springs
13 Tribes- Warm Springs- Press clippings 1993-2008
13 Tribes- Warm Springs- Treaty of 1855 anniversary
Article, copy of the treaty, and a program from a dinner commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 1855 Treaty with the Tribes of Middle Oregon
13 Tribes- Warm Springs Museum
Includes a draft of a letter from Atiyeh requesting funding for the museum, his letter of appointment to the Museum Board of Directors, and a 2010 maintenance budget spreadsheet
1992-2010, undated
13 Tribes- Warm Springs Museum- Events
Programs, schedules, clippings, correspondence, and other materials regarding the Museum's Grand Opening Celebration and other events
1993-1996, 2009
13 Tribes- Warm Springs Museum- Planning and establishment
Prospectuses; architecture firm's proposal, schematic design and design development report, and letter to board members; resolution approving funding for the museum; chronology of the museum's development from 1974-1985; and programs for the Cornerstone Setting and Blessing Ceremonies
13 Tribes- Warm Springs Museum- Press clippings
Clippings and a 1995 issue of "Native Peoples" magazine featuring the museum
13 Tribes- Warm Springs Museum- TWANAT issues
14 issues of TWANAT, the Museum at Warm Springs' quarterly publication

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Campaign and Election Papers,   (bulk 1958-1982) 1944-2004

The Campaign and Election Papers series is divided into two subseries, Atiyeh Campaign Files and Collected Campaign Materials. Most of the records fall within the first subseries, and illustrate Atiyeh’s campaign efforts, with his winning 1978 campaign for governor being particularly well documented. The bulk of the materials are campaign promotional materials, press clippings, and correspondence. Offering particular insight into campaign logistics are Republican State Central Committee campaigning advice, found in the State Representative, 1958- "Election- 1958" folder, as well as a 1974 manual for county chairmen, a 1978 manual for campaign volunteers, and a 1982 Marketing Action Plan.

Collected Campaign materials, solely comprised of promotional campaign materials, consists primarily of pins promoting Republican candidates.

Atiyeh Campaign Files 1958-1982
13 State Representative, 1958- "Election- 1958"
Campaign flier, voters' pamphlet submission materials, polling results, sample ballot, list of candidates in the Republican primary, invoice for printing campaign materials, memo regarding newspaper ad purchases, Republican State Central Committee correspondence to candidates, packet of information with general advice for campaigning, organizational directory for Washington County, and Atiyeh's candidate questionnaires.
13 State Representative, 1958- Certificate of election
Framed certificate
13 State Representative, 1958- Congratulatory correspondence
Correspondence regarding Atiyeh's victory, including letters from his uncle Aziz Atiyeh (along with a carbon copy of Victor Atiyeh's response), Phi Gamma Delta consultant Cecil Wilkinson, State Treasurer Sig Unander, and Governor-elect Mark Hatfield
13 State Representative, 1958- Press clippings and Voters' Pamphlet 1958
36 State Representative, 1958- Unofficial election returns
Printed table of election returns by precinct of Victor Atiyeh's first election to public office, with his annotations. Mounted on reverse of a matted photograph of an interior.
13 State Representative, 1960
Certificate of election, certificate of nomination, and Atiyeh's page from the Voters' Pamphlet
13 State Representative, 1962
Campaign brochure and flier, certificates of nomination and election, and Voters' Pamphlets
13 State Senator, 1964
Campaign brochures, clipping, and certificates of election and nomination
13 State Senator, 1968
Campaign brochures, sample ballots, certificates of nomination and election, schedule of campaign appearances, election returns, draft of letter recommending Atiyeh's re-election, blank campaign stationery, and bumper stickers
13 State Senator, 1968- Press clippings and Voters' Pamphlet
Includes one of Atiyeh's newspaper ads
13 State Senator, 1972
Campaign brochures, press release, an issue of the Oregon Times featuring legislative candidates, and other materials related to Atiyeh's 1972 campaign
13 State Senator, 1972- Financial records
Includes a savings passbook for Atiyeh's Campaign Fund, notes on contributions, correspondence and receipts regarding state fees for the campaign, and statements of contributions and expenditures
14 Governor, 1974
Includes tickets for Atiyeh's election-night party, direct mail campaign materials, action plan, and a research study into Atiyeh's potential.See also Professional Papers- State Senator- Appointment Books, which contains a 1974 appointment book that lists many of Atiyeh's campaign activities.
14 Governor, 1974- Campaign materials
Brochures (Box 14). See also: bumper stickers (Box 41); stickers (Box 17); and pins (loose in Box 17, and attached to a piece of cloth in Box 27)
14 Governor, 1974- Contributions and expenditures
"Summary Report of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures, 1974 General Election," typed notes on contributions and expenditures, photograph of train track with caption regarding campaign financial losses
14 Governor, 1974- Correspondence
Congratulatory telegram from Elizabeth and Clay Myers (Atiyeh's opponent in the primary); letter in response to request for campaign donations; letter from a student regarding his class's gubernatorial straw poll (which elected Straub)
14 Governor, 1974- Correspondence- "Letters after Gen. Election- 1974"
Correspondence from politicians, friends, and business leaders, primarily expressing regrets that Atiyeh didn't win and commending him on his efforts. Correspondents include Dick Hoyt, Chuck Hanlon, Roger Meier, Louis B. Perry, and James Campbell.
14 Governor, 1974- County Chairman Manual
Manual includes biographical information on Victor and Dolores Atiyeh, a job description for county chairmen, information on direct mail and door-to-door campaigning, and other background and instructional information
14 Governor, 1974- Photographs
Includes images of Victor and Dolores Atiyeh at a campaign event at Oregon State University (OSU), a photograph of one of Atiyeh's promotional billboards, images of Atiyeh speaking at the Tillamook Kiwanis Club, speaking with members of the Sandy Motorcycle Club, and a photo from the Atiyeh Express fundraiser
14 Governor, 1974- Press clippings
Includes a photocopy of one of Atiyeh's newspaper ads, as well as articles, editorials, and letters to the editor regarding Atiyeh's candidacy
14 Governor, 1974- Primary election
Certificate of nomination and the Official Abstract of Votes for the primary election
14 State Senator, 1976
Legislative candidates list, Republican State Central Committee county rosters, poll results, Washington County precinct information, correspondence with Oregon Common Cause, letter and attached campaign contribution information from Atiyeh campaign treasurer Tom Hartung, and campaign materials of Atiyeh's opponent, Elwood Ostrum
14 State Senator, 1976- Campaign events
Note, certificate, and letter regarding Atiyeh's last campaign appearance for the race, at the Cedar Hills Kiwanis Club; correspondence and background research regarding Atiyeh's appearance at the Coast Valley Central Labor Council Candidates Night
14 State Senator, 1976- Congratulatory correspondence
Correspondents include Oregon AFL-CIO officers, Multnomah County Commissioner Chairman Donald Clark, and Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Vice Pres. Ted Haring
14 State Senator, 1976- Endorsements
Correspondence, press clippings, and other materials regarding Atiyeh's endorsements by organizations such as the Nurse Political Action Committee (PAC), Forest Products Transportation PAC, Farm PAC, and the Citizens Alliance for Responsible Education (CARE)
14 State Senator, 1976- Voters' Pamphlets and candidate questionnaires
Correspondence, forms, and voter's guides
17 State Senator
Candidate ribbons
14 Governor, 1978
Annual verified statement of economic interest, campaign event flier, notes, campaign volunteer and supporter contact information, election returns, business card for Campaign Co-Chairman Alan "Punch" Green, and Secretary of State Norma Paulus' list of newly elected officials
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "10-27 Albany Chamber/ 11-1 Salem Rotary" audiocassette ca. 1978
31 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Atiyeh for Governor" reel-to-reel
2 copies of a reel-to-reel of campaign ads produced by Morton Advertising
28 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Atiyeh/Straub Story" U-matic 1982
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "1978 Candidates Debate: Atiyeh/Straub" audiocassette 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "78 Campaign Save" audiocassette 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "78 Campaign Speech 10/17/78" audiocassette 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "8-18-78 Chamber Meeting in Prineville (Rip Van Winkle Special Session)" audiocassette 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "10-24 Corvallis Chamber/ Workers Comp 10-23" audiocassette ca. 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Edith Green 10-25 Endorsement" audiocassette 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Eugene Kiwanis" audiocassette ca. 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Glocks & Bears- Atiyeh; Debate Atiyeh, Martin, & McCall/ Debate cont'd & some fine music" audiocassette 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Gov. Straub announces candidacy for re-election 12/20/77" audiocassette
Contains an address by Tom McCall on the reverse (see Senate-Audiovisual).
28 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Morton Advertising 'Atiyeh/Straub'" U-matic 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Motor Hotel 10-15-78" audiocassette 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "OEA Speech 9-16-78, pieces of Straub's speech" audiocassette 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "10-3-78 Ore Ag Chemical Assc." audiocassette 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Ore Tax Committee 10-19-78/ Salem 10/19/78" audiocassette 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Radio Advertisement" audiocassette ca. 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Roger Martin 1-6-78 Republican Roundtable (Eugene)/ Jerry at Cottage Grove News Interviews- Fred K[?]" audiocassette 1978
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "10-4 Roseburg Rep. Women" audiocassette ca. 1987
29 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Straub/ Vern Cook News" audiocassette ca. 1978
28 Governor, 1978- Audiovisual- "Vic Atiyeh Political Spots" U-matic
13 political spots from the primary and general elections. 2 copies of tape.
27 Governor, 1978- Campaign event pins
Pins from events Atiyeh attended while campaigning such as the Malheur County Fair, the Astoria Regatta, the Mary's Peak Shrine Trek, and the Jefferson County Fair.
14 Governor, 1978- Campaign Materials
Campaign brochures; door hangers; Operation Grass Roots sign-up cards; campaign information cards for news services; campaign contribution cards and contribution thank-you cards (Box 14). See also in Box 17: "It's time for Atiyeh!" ""Happiness is...a new governor," and "Don't Vote McCall or We All Fall" bumper stickers, stickers, posters, and pins. Additional pins attached to fabric in Box 27.
14 Governor, 1978- "1978 Campaign Media"
Indexed media materials file, primarily press releases and candidate schedules. Also includes articles, Denny Miles' correspondence, a job description for the Communications Assistant campaign staff position, and a flier about Atiyeh's campaign headquarters grand opening. Pages were filed in reverse numerical order. [Removed from a 3-ring binder]
14 Governor, 1978- "Campaign Schedules"
May-Nov. 1978 schedules of Atiyeh's campaign events and meetings; schedule entries are often accompanied by background notes, dress code recommendations, or warnings about the types of questions Atiyeh could expect. Also includes a certificate of appreciation from his speech at the Portland Downtown Lions Club.
14 Governor, 1978- Celebrations- Primary election
Congratulatory cards, invitation flier, American flag ribbon, and a photo of Victor and Dolores Atiyeh at the May 23, 1978 election night victory party
14 Governor, 1978- Celebrations- General election
Invitation and two contact sheets of photographs from Atiyeh's Nov. 7, 1978 election night celebration
14 Governor, 1978- Correspondence
Primarily congratulatory correspondence. Correspondents include Danny Thomas, Al and Gerry Thompson, Mark Hatfield, Pres. Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon. One letter from a supporter includes a copy of a 1968 letter sent to her by then-Gov. McCall regarding gun control.
1978, and an inclusion from 1968
14 Governor, 1978- Issues research
Oregon murder statistics, an Oregon cities mileage chart, and other research materials
14 Governor, 1978- Photograph album
Album with 3x5" photographic prints of Atiyeh at a campaign event
14 Governor, 1978- Photographs
7 photographic prints of Atiyeh at campaign speeches and events, including one of Victor and Dolores at a pancake breakfast, three of Atiyeh riding in parades, and one of Straub and Atiyeh at a Sunrise, OR appearance
14 Governor, 1978- Photographs- County Chairmen, A-J
Black-and-white portraits of Atiyeh's county chairmen
14 Governor, 1978- Photographs- County Chairmen, M-T
Portraits for Maxon-Taylor. Envelope for Frank Rood is empty.
14 Governor, 1978- Poll results 1978
14 Governor, 1978- Press clippings and voters' pamphlets
Small press clippings and voter's pamphlets. Oversized clippings located in Box 41.
14 Governor, 1978- Speeches
Campaign speech drafts and source materials, as well as debate preparation notes.
14 Governor, 1978- Volunteers
Bound information regarding procedures for the State Headquarters' Office Volunteer Workroom. Also includes rosters.
14 Governor, 1982
Invitation to a campaign dinner honoring Atiyeh and former Pres. Ford, election returns, poll results, position statements, and a roster of campaign County Chairmen and Finance Chairmen. See also Governor- Speeches- "Governor Victor Atiyeh Speeches, Volume III," which includes Atiyeh's certificates of nomination and election, as well as a letter from Secretary of State Norma Paulus informing Atiyeh of his election.
31 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "Atiyeh 82 TV spots plus election night commentary" VHS 1982
29 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "Atiyeh 9-21-82; KOAI Radio- Dec. 1982" audiocassette 1982
31 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "'82 Atiyeh Commercials" VHS 1982
28 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- Atiyeh commercials U-matic 1982
31 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "Atiyeh Re-election Campaign Spots 1982" VHS 1982
28 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "Atiyeh Re-election Campaign London & Lonerock Footage" U-matic
2 U-matic tapes, 1 50 minutes long, and the other 30 minutes long. Includes footage from London, the County Fairgrounds, and Lonerock.
31 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "1982 Election Returns KATU (2)" VHS 1982
31 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "1982 Election Returns KGW (8)" VHS 1982
31 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "1982 Election Returns KOIN (6)" VHS 1982
31 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "Eugene Debate" VHS 1982
29 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "Governor Vic Atiyeh 1982 Campaign Radio" audiocassette
Includes a track listing and Denny Miles' business card
28, 31 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "Medford Debate" VHS and U-matic
U-Matic stored in Box 28; VHS tapes in Box 31.
31 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "Money Manager" and "High Tech New Jobs" VHS and reel-to-reel
Voice-over for ads on a reel-to-reel, and final ads on a VHS tape
31 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "No Middle Ground KGW-TV" VHS
A letter from KGW Vice President Dean Woodring has been removed from the VHS case into the Campaign and Election Papers (Box 14) - Atiyeh Campaign Files- Governor, 1982
28 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "Pihas, Schmidt, Westerdahl Opening & Closing Speech" U-matic 1982
31 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "Portland City Club Debate" VHS and U-matic 1982
29 Governor, 1982- Audiovisual- "Re-elect Vic Atiyeh- Federal Problem/Pension Fund Plant Closure" audiocassette 1982
14 Governor, 1982- Campaign materials
Bumper stickers, including one given to Atiyeh by the Mayor of Klamath Falls that reads "Kulongoski for Governor of California (Box 14). See also in Box 17: brochures, door hanger, stationery, and pins.
14 Governor, 1982- Congratulatory correspondence
Telegram from Ronald Reagan and a letter from Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger
14 Governor, 1982- "Last Days & Related Items- Campaign- 1982"
3 photographs of Atiyeh, invitation to a reception hosted by Oregon Indians for Atiyeh, notes, press clippings, schedules, and memos, particularly from the last month of the campaign
15 Governor, 1982- Marketing Action Plan
Bound plan containing analysis and survey results commissioned by Atiyeh from a marketing firm
15 Governor, 1982- Opponents
Frank Peters campaign poster and a letter from Sen. Ted Kulongoski soliciting support from Oregonians and criticizing Atiyeh's record, particularly on conservation issues
15 Governor, 1982- Press clippings and voters' pamphlet
Also includes 4 copies of a reprint of the front page of the Nov. 3, 1982 Oregonian with a cover story about Atiyeh's general election victory. Related materials in Boxes 19, 49.
15 Governor, 1982- Speeches and debate notes
Atiyeh's annotated prepared texts and notes for debates and joint appearances
29 Governor- Audiovisual- "Copy of Fall Radio Ad" audiocassette undated
29 Governor- Audiovisual- "Ontario Radio Spot 1/16- Sen. Hatfield's and Governor's conclusion" audiocassette undated
28 Governor- Audiovisual- "Vic Atiyeh Political Spots" U-matic undated
15 Governor- "The Victor Atiyeh 'Air Force'- Volunteers to fly Vic on the Campaign"
List of volunteers who arranged flights for Atiyeh during one of his campaigns, including their contact information, and the model of the plane each had available, if any.
Collected Campaign Materials 1944-2004
15 Bumper stickers
Includes bumper stickers for Reagan/Bush '84, Ross Perot '92, Nixon/Agnew, Rob Cornilles, Chris Dudley, Gordon Smith, and Bush/Cheney '04.
1968-2004, undated
17 Ford, Gerald
Stickers, pins, victory party invitation, iron-on, and campaign memorabilia ordering form. See also: State Senator-1976 Republican National Convention
15, 17 Hatfield, Mark
"Groomed for Government: A Brief Biography of Mark Hatfield," highlighting his early achievements as governor, promotional materials from Hatfield's 1966 Senate campaign, and pin
1960, 1966
15, 19 Rockefeller, Nelson
Brochures, two copies of the "Nelson Rockefeller Story," and a campaign newspaper
17 Pins
Campaign pins, for candidates including Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Harold Stassen, Paul Walden, John Dellenback, Charles Sprague, Barry Goldwater, John J. Rhodes, Bob Packwood, Elmo Smith, Bob Wood, Jerry Lausmann, Thomas Dewey, and George Wallace. Other pins are for issues and groups rather than candidates, with messages such as "Build Ball Fields Not Rocks," "Vote Yes Limit Taxes," "Remember Pearl Harbor," "Women for Agriculture," and "Bet on a Vet- You Both Win." Additional pins attached to fabric, Box 27.
ca. 1944-1988
15 Printed materials
Includes 1968 Tom McCall newspaper ad, brochures for State Representative Hugh McGilvra and State Senator Arthur Ireland, a newsletter from State Representative Pat Whiting, and a press release and sticker for Jim Buckley. See also Box 49: poster for Reagan/Bush 1988.

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Personal Papers, 1931-2012

The Personal Papers series primarily consists of documents relating to Atiyeh’s family, awards and honors won, his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America, and his involvement with his college fraternity, Epsilon Omicron. Letters Atiyeh wrote to his parents while he was attending the University of Oregon offer a detailed and candid insight into his life before entering office. The oral history conducted by the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) offers Atiyeh’s own account of his life, with particular focus on his terms as governor. Plaques and award certificates, as well as supporting documentation, reflect the respect Atiyeh garnered in both his political and personal endeavors; some he personally gave great weight to include the State Capitol Press Corps’ recognition of his administration’s openness, a recognition from the National Conference of Christians & Jews honoring Atiyeh's work to combat discrimination, and the Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure.

29 "Princes Military Band 'Lewis & Clarke Centennial March' P.A. Barnes" audiocassette undated
31 "Save Channel 6 Greenpeace & Transfer to Holbrook Tape" VHS undated
29 Unlabeled audiocassettes undated, ca. 1970s-1980s
30 "12th Floor I.C. Social- 29 July 91, Atiyeh's BBQ 31 July 91" 8mm videocassette 1991
30 "Xmas 1991- Salem, Atiyeh's, Buscha's; T.P. Mtg 14 May 92- Japanese Drums 24 May 92" 8mm videocassette 1991-1992
15 Arabic-language correspondence
4 letters in Arabic, probably from family members to Linda or George Atiyeh.
Atiyeh, Aziz
Wedding invitation for Mr. and Mrs. Aziz Atiyeh's son, Victor, with Elaine Kahl.
Atiyeh, Bret
Victor Atiyeh's response to an email inquiry into a possible family connection
Atiyeh, Edward (Ed) (brother)
Note congratulating Victor Atiyeh on the recent Senate resolution honoring him and expressing Ed's pride in his brother.
Atiyeh, Elaine
Copy of a letter and attached clipping from Elaine Atiyeh to Mary-Alice and Richard Atiyeh, mentioning Tom Atiyeh's recent visit
Atiyeh, Harvey (cousin)
Two letters from Atiyeh's cousin Harvey
1978, 1993
Atiyeh, Linda (mother)
Correspondence received by Atiyeh's mother, including a letter from Tom Galt, one of Victor Atiyeh's best friends from high school, sent from Camp Croft, where he was stationed with Dick and Ed Atiyeh; telegrams from her family in Beirut; and correspondence from her nephews.
Atiyeh, Richard (Dick) (brother)
Letter from Richard Atiyeh to his parents, discussing how Victor was almost allowed to play in the last quarter of a University of Oregon game, but since it would have affected his eligibility, he was held back.
Atiyeh, Sonia (granddaughter)
Birthday card for Atiyeh's 60th birthday, and a note nominally from Sonia as an infant, updating her grandparents on her size and asking them to visit soon
1983, undated
Atiyeh, Suzanne (daughter)
Letter thanking Atiyeh for being a good parent and discussing her experiences at college
Atiyeh, Victor to George and Linda Atiyeh (parents)
Notes and letters from Atiyeh to his parents while he was at college and while he was at the Third National Hi-Y Congress at Oberlin as a high school senior. Topics include Atiyeh's classes, roommates, football, Phi Gamma Delta, his brothers, WWII, and concerns over his father's health. Both in quantity and candor, these letters offer the collection's most detailed look at Atiyeh's life before his political career.
Brown, April
Email updates regarding Brown's experiences in Africa
Campbell, Jim
Joking letter from one of Atiyeh's high school friends, who had gone on to work in the insurance industry
Fink, Harvey
Chain email sent to Atiyeh from a friend
Hanna, Barbara
Hatfield, Antoinette Kuzmanich
Two postcards and a note from Antoinette Hatfield, the wife of former Sen. Mark Hatfield
Haug, Al
Jolivette, Guy
Thank you letter from Jolivette, who co-founded Portland's Reimers & Jolivette, a construction company
3 undated portraits of Atiyeh (one probably from his college years), a photocopy of a photo of Atiyeh in front of his childhood home, a photo of Atiyeh giving a speech, photos of the Atiyehs' home and Dolores in front of one of their flower bushes, and a photo of Atiyeh at the wheel of a plane. CD of scans from a binder of Atiyeh's photographs. Two 8 1/2"x11" photographs of Atiyeh at Jake's Crawfish, with others, including Bill McCormick, Harvey Fink, and Sen. Mark Hatfield. 1965 portraits of Victor and Dolores Atiyeh, accompanied by a note from a Boy Scouts official who was returning the photos. Wallet-sized portrait of Suzanne Atiyeh. 2010 photo of Atiyeh at his brother Ed's house. Photograph of Atiyeh with his brothers at their friend Smitty's 90th birthday party.
ca. 1940-2010
Silver gelatin photo cards of young children, labeled Pierrot and Paul.
ca. 1930s-1950s
33-34 Appointment Books 1987-1994, 1998-2009
15 1989 calendars
Calendars for the months of March-April 1989, with the dates for Atiyeh's trip to Hawaii highlighted
20 Notecards
3x5" notecards, grouped by year, with Atiyeh's weekly schedules
Subject Files
15 Awards and Honors- Anti-Defamation League Torch of Liberty award
Press clipping
15 Awards and Honors- Certificates
Certificate awarders include the State of Texas, United Way, the Masons of Oregon, the United Negro College Fund, the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon, the Washington County Historical Society, the University of Oregon, the Oregon Historical Society, Portland State University, the Society of Native Oregon Born (SNOB), the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, Western Oregon State College, the Republican Presidential Task Force, and the Oregon Empire Athletic Foundation. (See boxes 15, 19, 25, 49, and Oversize Frames.)
15 Awards and Honors- Correspondence 1986, 2006
15 Awards and Honors- Deschutes River
Original copies of Senate Resolution 12, naming the Victor G. Atiyeh Deschutes River Recreation Area, as well as press clippings. Letter, from Atiyeh's "Keeper Letters" file, from Odie Vogel expressing regrets that she could not attend the celebration celebrating the public ownership of the Deschutes River. See also Oversize frames: Frame with three photographs; Framed sign for the Victor G. Atiyeh Deschutes River Recreation Area; Framed poster with note from the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation recognizing Atiyeh's efforts to preserve the River.
1983-1990, undated
Awards and Honors- Hanyang University honorary doctorate
In Oversized frames: Framed Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Laws from Hanyang University. Degrees in Korean and English.
15 Awards and Honors- House Resolution 5
Press release and copy of the resolution honoring Atiyeh for his service to Oregon
15 Awards and Honors- KSIN Honorary Announcer
Certificate and photograph
ca. 1965-1978
18, 25, 45 Awards and Honors- Miscellaneous Plaques and framed memorabilia
In Boxes 18, 25, 45 and on oversized object shelves. - Honorary KAGRO Membership Award - 2001 National Rifle Association (NRA) Defender of Freedom Award - Arab-American Cultural Center of Oregon, 2009 - Republican Heritage Award, 2003 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Special Commendation (in response to the Oregon Anti Racial Harassment Law), 1981 - Klamath County Economic Development Association, 2010 - Camp Rosenbaum Founders Award, 2000 - World Affairs Council International Citizen Award, 1997 - 2004 Governor's International Business Achievement Awards - National Committee for Employer and Support of the Guard and Reserve, 1997 - Association of Oregon Counties, 1986 - 1995 Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA) Special Award - Korean Society of Oregon, 1986 - Framed Camp Rosenbaum medal - Framed plate from Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith Distinguished Public Service Award, 1981 - Fuji Television Network award thanking Atiyeh for his help with the filming of "From Oregon With Love," 1984 - Velvet plaque in Arabic, 1981
1981-2010, undated
Honorary KAGRO Membership Award
2001 National Rifle Association (NRA) Defender of Freedom Award
Arab-American Cultural Center of Oregon, 2009
Republican Heritage Award, 2003
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Special Commendation (in response to the Oregon Anti Racial Harassment Law), 1981
Klamath County Economic Development Association, 2010
Camp Rosenbaum Founders Award, 2000
World Affairs Council International Citizen Award, 1997
2004 Governor's International Business Achievement Awards
National Committee for Employer and Support of the Guard and Reserve, 1997
Association of Oregon Counties, 1986
1995 Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA) Special Award
Korean Society of Oregon, 1986
Camp Rosenbaum medal, framed
Framed plate from Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith Distinguished Public Service Award, 1981
Fuji Television Network award thanking Atiyeh for his help with the filming of "From Oregon With Love," 1984
Velvet plaque in Arabic, 1981
15 Awards and Honors- National Conference of Christians & Jews
Framed certificate presented to Atiyeh by the National Conference of Christians & Jews honoring Atiyeh's work to combat discrimination; program from the award banquet
15 Awards and Honors- Order of the Sacred Treasure
Two photographs of the award, a Japanese honor received by Atiyeh in 1991
15 Awards and Honors- Order of the Sacred Treasure- Scrapbook album
Includes correspondence, a history of the award, a text of the presenter's speech, an invitation for the ceremony, press clippings, Atiyeh's resume, and photographs from the June 7, 1991 award ceremony. Some materials are in Japanese. [Transferred from a magnetic scrapbook to an archival album]
15 Awards and Honors- Order of the Sacred Treasure- Fuji Television Network recognition
Items given to Atiyeh by Fuji Television in 1991 in honor of his having received the Order of the Sacred Treasure: Acrylic plaque with a letter from Fuji President Hisashi Hieda, wooden carving with Japanese script, and a plaque in Japanese (Box 15, 47); Reproduction of a Samurai armor helmet, in ornamental box (Box 50),
15 Awards and Honors- Oregon Peace Officers Association Honorary Membership
Resolution and certificate
15 Awards and Honors- Pacific University honorary doctor of letters
Framed ribbon and certificate
15 Awards and Honors- Pacific University Service Award
Program, and a copy of the presenter’s remarks (Box 15); Award (Box 18)
15 Awards and Honors- Shriners Ceremonial
Wooden plaque, program, certificate, introduction of Atiyeh, photocopy of a press clipping from the Wilsonville Spokesman, and an issue of the Shrine Masons newsletter, Al Kader Oasis, discussing the ceremonial and parade honoring Atiyeh. (Papers in Box 15; Objects in Box 18)
15 Awards and Honors- State Capitol Press Corps certificate
Certificate commending Atiyeh for his accessibility to the press corps
Awards and Honors- 1960 Testimonial Dinner
Invitation, clipping, programs and correspondence regarding a Jan. 13, 1960 Testimonial Dinner for Atiyeh, co-hosted by the Portland Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Syrian-Lebanon-American Council of Oregon. Correspondence is primarily congratulations, regrets of those unable to attend, and logistical in nature. Correspondents include Gov. Mark Hatfield, former Oregon First Lady Georgia Patterson, Edward Atiyeh, Dolores Atiyeh, and Wayne Morse.
Awards and Honors- 1980 Testimonial Dinner
Guest book from a Testimonial Dinner hosted by the Oregon Republican Party, in honor of Gov. Atiyeh, Apr. 20, 1980. Attendees included Dave Frohnmayer, Rep. Ed Ruidquist, Clay Myers, and Bob Smith.
15 Awards and Honors- University of Oregon Department of Planning award
Awards ceremony program, correspondence, and introduction of Atiyeh for his receipt of the University of Oregon Department of Planning, Public Policy, & Management's Distinguished Service Award. Framed certificate shelved in oversized frames.
15 Awards and Honors- U.S. Department of Justice Award for Public Service
Certificate awarded to Atiyeh for his work to combat racism and discrimination.
Awards and Honors- Victor G. Atiyeh International Concourse
Correspondence, program, invitation, and press clippings
2005, 2007
Awards and Honors- Washington County Commissioners Resolution 78-248
Resolution commending Governor-elect Atiyeh
19 Awards and Honors- Willamette University Doctor of Public Service
Matted degree and the text of the presentation ceremony
15 Biographical Materials
Includes biographical sketches, newspaper articles about Atiyeh's life, and a certified copy of Atiyeh's birth certificate.
Boards- Equitable Saving & Loan Association
Press clippings, correspondence, and a final resolution regarding the merger of Equitable with the Benjamin Franklin Savings and Loan Association
15, 45 Boards- Greenbrier Companies
Memo regarding the trading window for the stock of Greenbrier Companies, on whose board Atiyeh served (Box 15); Framed photograph of the 2004 Board of Directors, including Atiyeh (Box 45).
1988, 2004
15, 45 Boards- Pacific University
Newspaper advertisement featuring Atiyeh and U.S. Congressman Les AuCoin, copy of Pacific magazine with an article noting Atiyeh's award of an honorary Doctor of Letters, and two stickers (Box 15); Framed certificate (Box 45).
1993-1996, undated
15 Boy Scouts
Biographical/Historical noteAtiyeh served the Boy Scouts as a unit leader, district chairman, Scout Commissioner, Council President, and as a member of the President's Council, among other positions.
Commemorative coins from Jamborees, name badge from a Region Eleven meeting, membership certificate, and brochures for the Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Trust, with an epigraph by Atiyeh
1980, undated
24 Boy Scouts- Ceramic plate
Commemorative plate featuring a Norman Rockwell painting
ca. 1960s
15 Boy Scouts- Columbia Pacific Council Recognition Dinner
Program, booklet, and introduction of Atiyeh from the 1966 Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner, at which Atiyeh was recognized as the Scout Commissioner for the 1965-66 Council.
Boy Scouts- Correspondence
Correspondents include Ellsworth Augustus, the tenth national president of the Boy Scouts of America; James Harpole, Secretary of the Jamboree Committee; and Guy Miller, the Columbia Pacific Council Scout Executive (whose note includes a clipping and photograph of Atiyeh with the Sunset Trail district trophy). Other correspondence concerns Dorothy Sherman's donation of land to the Boy Scouts of America.
Boy Scouts- Golf Tournaments
Copy of a press clipping and correspondence thanking Atiyeh for his participation in Boy Scout Trust Fund Golf Tournaments. Each thank you letter includes two photographs.
Boy Scouts- Hall of Leadership Award
Acrylic award presented to Atiyeh Sept. 14, 2011
16 Boy Scouts- National Exploring Committee
Dec. 1979 roster for the National Exploring Committee, for which Atiyeh served on the Program Development Committee
Boy Scouts- Press clippings
Newspaper clippings, primarily of Boy Scouts awards ceremonies, including Atiyeh's receipt of the Silver Antelope Award, and including newspaper photos of Victor and Tom Atiyeh.
1957, 1968 undated
Boy Scouts- Silver Beaver Awards
8x10 photographs of Atiyeh being awarded and awarding others the Silver Beaver Award. Others pictured include "Pop" Royle and Dick Rasmusen. Also includes a program for the 1965 ceremony and press clippings regarding 1961 awardees, including Atiyeh.
45 Boy Scouts- Tribute to Nine Good Scouts
Certificate from the Columbia Pacific Council of Boy Scouts of America, honoring Atiyeh for his service as former council president, with event program adhered to the reverse
16 Education- "School Years"
Correspondence, press clippings, five issues of the Oregon Daily Emerald, and a pocket calendar from Atiyeh's time as a student, primarily of his time at the University of Oregon. Correspondence includes a letter from a friend and recruitment letters from fraternity officers from Willamette University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon. Includes clippings regarding Atiyeh's recruitment to the University of Oregon football team and a photocopy of an undated exam schedule. Also includes a photocopied clipping of Atiyeh in a shop class at Portland's Holladay School, ca. 1934-1936, with a note by Atiyeh that it's his first news photo.See also Personal-Correspondence-Atiyeh, Victor to George and Linda Atiyeh (parents)
1940-1942, undated
Education- Washington High School
Copies of Atiyeh's and Dolores' high school transcript cover sheets and yearbook entries; one issue and copies of clippings from the Washingtonian, Washington High School's student newspaper. Includes an article announcing that Atiyeh was a co-winner of the Activity Award, a high honor at the school; a "Prexy's Corner" article by Atiyeh, and a "Colonial Gossip" article co-written by Atiyeh. Photocopy of an article about the 30th reunion.
1941-1942, 1971
Epsilon Omicron- 75th Anniversary program
Biographical/Historical noteWhile at the University of Oregon, Atiyeh was a member of the Epsilon Omicron chapter (also known as the Fijis) of Phi Gamma Delta, a national fraternity.
Epsilon Omicron- Board of Trustees Advisor
Correspondence Atiyeh received as a Board of Trustees Advisor for Epsilon Omicron Association, on topics such as the recolonization of Epsilon Omicron (EO) and the planning of an EO Pig Dinner
Epsilon Omicron- Distinguished Fiji Award certificate 1983
Epsilon Omicron- Ekklesia banquet
Correspondence, Host Committee meeting agenda and planning guide, issue of The Phi Gamma Delta, and other materials relating to the 154th Ekklesia meeting in Portland Aug. 10, 2002, for which Atiyeh served as honorary chair of the planning committee.
Epsilon Omicron- "Living Thoughts of World War II: War Correspondence of Epsilon Omicron Fijis"
Collection of wartime letters by Epsilon Omicron Fijis, circulated among members and later compiled by Atiyeh in tribute. One unbound and one bound copy, each including Atiyeh's introduction, addresses of Fiji brothers as of 1943, and photocopied clippings. Letters range from 1941-1945.
Epsilon Omicron- Publications
5 issues of the Webfoot Fiji, the chapter newsletter, and a 1979 issue of the national magazine, The Phi Gamma Delta, featuring an article on Atiyeh and Nebraska Gov. Charles Thone
19 Family- Atiyeh family tree 1977
48 Family- Bible
Family Bible that Atiyeh used for all his swearing-ins (including his gubernatorial inaugurals) from 1979-1987. Includes an explanatory card, the text of the oath of office, and slips of paper marking the verses he read at each inaugural.
1972, 1986
16 Family- Dolores Atiyeh (wife)
Press clippings, including the Atiyehs' wedding announcement and an article about their 60th wedding anniversary with a letter from one of Atiyeh's brothers requesting that the reporter write it. Also includes certificates from the Oregon Humane Society.See also: Professional Papers-Governor-Subject Files-First Lady
Family- Edward Atiyeh (brother)'s World War II account
Photocopy of a binder titled "World War II, 1942-1945: A Personal Account, by Edward Atiyeh." Includes Edward Atiyeh's narrative, a 1944 letter from Linda Atiyeh to Edward and Richard that was returned to her after they were listed as missing in action, and a 2009 letter from Victor Atiyeh to Thomas Bruner, CEO of the Portland Red Cross in which he explains the context of the 1944 letter, a copy of which he was sending to Bruner.
Family- George Atiyeh (father)'s death
Press clipping about the funeral, cables from Linda Atiyeh and Aziz Atiyeh (Victor Atiyeh's uncle) informing family members of his death, letter of condolence sent to Aziz Atiyeh, obituary drafts, and a list of people who sent flowers and correspondence
Family- Linda Atiyeh (mother)
Photocopies of a photo of Linda Atiyeh as a young girl, and a copy of her recipe for baked kibbe
Family- Meagan Atiyeh (granddaughter)
Correspondence, drawings and doodles, and a narrative by Meagan Atiyeh published in the Bridge, the Portland Community College newspaper
1983- 2002, undated
Family- Press clippings
Clipping of a newspaper photograph titled "Those Atiyeh boys," featuring Edward, Richard, and Victor in the snow. Though the newspaper is post-1978, the photograph is ca. 1930s. Article from The Bee, a local Portland paper, about Ed and Richard's WWII experiences. Page from the Portland Sunday Journal with a Father's Day article featuring photographs of Edward Atiyeh with his son David; Richard Atiyeh with his son George Arthur; and Victor Atiyeh with his son Tom. Clipping from the Mill City Independent Press about the mining town of Jawbone Flats, whose 1970 revival was due to Tom and George Atiyeh.
Family- Richard Atiyeh (brother)'s war diary
Photocopy of a typed transcript of P.F.C. Richard Atiyeh's war diary, titled "My Experiences in Combat and During Captivity."
Family- Thomas (Tom) Atiyeh (son)
Photograph of Tom receiving a Boy Scout award, press clippings regarding his rug business, photocopy of his letter to the editor of Hali (a rug magazine), resume, and change-of-address notification See also Personal-Subject Files-Boy Scouts-Press Clippings; Professional Papers-Governor-Subject Files-American Legion Violence; Professional Papers-Atiyeh Bros., Inc.-Centennial
1985-1994, undated
Family- Syrian heritage
Clippings and brochure regarding Atiyeh's Arabic heritage, his family's Syrian heritage, Syria, Arab-Americans, and Syrian immigration to America; Arabic-language newspaper clippings and photographs; as well as a photocopy of a 1920 document (in French, Arabic, and Hebrew) regarding Palestinian, Libyan, and Syrian relations
Biographical/Historical noteAtiyeh was a collector of guns and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Clippings, correspondence (including copies of outgoing letters from Atiyeh), and a preliminary drawing of a gun case Atiyeh commissioned for one of his guns. Case of medals Atiyeh won during shooting competitions, as well as one Dolores Atiyeh won. See also Political Papers- Governor-Subject Files- Gun Rights.
Heart Surgery
Press clippings and a copy of a note from Atiyeh thanking a reporter for his editorial wishing Atiyeh well following Atiyeh's 2005 heart troubles and quadruple bypass surgery
16 Historical materials
Includes historical materials collected by Atiyeh, with several items related to the Lewis & Clark Exposition at which his family's business had exhibited. Includes: photocopy of an 1854 handwritten bill of sale for a slave; printed ephemera realted to the Exposition; and a letter that refers to an unknown framed historical document (Box 16). See also in Box 36 an oversized matted photographic print of the Oregon State Capitol; and a 1981 commemorative Meadows of Champoeg poster.
1952-2005, and a 2012 copy of a 1854 document
Howard Fisher political cartoon
Framed original Howard Fisher political cartoon regarding Republicans' overconfidence following electoral victories. Given to Atiyeh in 1998 by Art McArthur.
ca. 1950s
Miscellaneous Ephemera
Includes personal stationery, a program for a Multnomah County Red Cross presentation, a United States infograph, stickers, doodles, notes, name placards, gemologist's appraisal, embroidered handkerchief, souvenir plastic bullhorn with the printed slogan "Put a tiger in your plank," brick made by Oregon State Prison inmates in 1912, collected by Victor Atiyeh from the Pacific University campus circa the 2000s, a quotation by Abraham Lincoln, and a framed Delia Porter quotation. Shelved in boxes 17, 19, 41, 32, 45
1943-2012, undated
16 Miscellaneous Printed materials
Collected anecdotes, articles, advertisements, and clippings. Includes the front page section of the Jan. 8, 1933 Oregon Journal, which features an article on the burial of Calvin Coolidge. See also (Box 49): American Society for Quality Control poster.
1923-1992, undated
16 Miscellaneous- Numerology Profile
Computer printout of a numerology profile of Atiyeh
Miscellaneous- War Bond Record
Record of Atiyeh's war savings bond purchases from 1935-1943
Oral History- Correspondence
1993 letter regarding Atiyeh's oral history with the Oregon Historical Society (OHS), including an outline of topics for the next session
22-23 Oral History- Transcript
Given to the Pacific University Archives by the Oregon Historical Society
Transcript of the Oregon Historical Society (OHS)'s series of 1992-1998 oral history interviews with Atiyeh, conducted by Clark Hansen.
23 Oral History- Compact Discs
Given to the Pacific University Archives by the Oregon Historical Society
8 CDs containing copies of the 64 tapes of the original interviews
16 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Short history of St. Barnabas' founding and growth. The Atiyehs attend the church.
19 "Tiger's Claws" print
"Tiger's Claws" lithograph by Ken Stokes, featuring and signed by Ken Jernstedt, who was a Flying Tiger ace during World War II. Jerndstedt served in the Oregon State Senate with Atiyeh.
16 Vacations- Hawaii
An undated prescription from Atiyeh's dentist for a trip to Hawaii; note from William Love (Chairman and CEO of Equitable Savings & Loan) with attached copies of the Atiyeh family's entries in the Hawaii condo guest book.
1966, 1974, undated

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Ongoing Accessions, 1978-2011

Governor Atiyeh is currently still donating materials to the Archives. Initial processing encompassed all accessions through November 2012; this temporary series holds materials that have been accessioned after initial processing, but will not be incorporated into the broader arrangement until all future donations have been received. Though open to research, these unprocessed materials may be more difficult to access.

Accession 2012.74
2 Atiyeh, Richard. "My diary: my experiences in combat and during captivity." Transcript of a diary of his experiences in World War II. 1944-1945
2 Atiyeh, Edward. "World War II, 1942-1945: a personal account." Typescript memoir. 1994
Accession 2012.76
This accession primarily came from file cabinets in Atiyeh's Portland Office, and mostly concerns his personal and business correspondence from the 1990s-2000s. Most of the file titles listed below are taken from his labels on the files.
Traditional Native American jacket made by Maynard Lavadour and given to Atiyeh by the Umatilla.
In a garment bag. A description of the jacket's origin has been written in ink on the reverse of one of the jacket's flaps. The Governor spoke with the tribe and received permission for this item to be given to Pacific and displayed. Stored on hanger in oversized storage.
1 Takeaki Hiraiwa/Tom Miles, Jr. records
1 K.T. Chong-Vic Wood records
1 K.P. Chen records
1 File labelled "Speech"
1 Election certificates for State Senate
1 News clippings
1 1982 campaign - "Dangerous Programs"
1 "Friends" file, containing obituaries of friends who had passed away
1 BSAP- Ken Kuzmaak
1 3 appointment books 1995-1997
1 Negatives from Atiyeh's 1984 trip to Japan and China - 12 full envelopes
1 Miller, Debbie. Letter with enclosed photo of Atiyeh and other former governors at Atiyeh's portrait unveiling. 2011
1 Photographs including images of Atiyeh in Qatar in 1988, golfing, and at events, including the Portland Chinatown Gate 25th anniversary 1980s-2000s
1 Photographs of county chairmen, probably from Atiyeh's 1974 or 1978 gubernatorial campaign, in envelope 1974-1978
1 Slides of Deschutes River State Recreation Area Dedication
2 Neighborhood Watch
2 N. Guard-Thayer Museum
2 Oregon Historical Society
2 Park/Washington Building
2 Oregon African American Museum
2 Oregon Golf Club
2 Phi Gamma Delta
2 Riedel
2 Republican Party
2 Revenue Options Advisory Committee
2 Salvation Army
2 Shiloh
2 Governor Straub Advisory Board
2 State Games of Oregon
2 Special Olympics Oregon
2 Trust
2 Taiwan
2 University of Oregon
2 World Affairs Council
2 Wildlife Heritage Foundation
2 Washington County Historical
2 Washington D.C.
2 Washington High School Reunions (includes photographs)
2 Photographs of Atiyeh's Portland office desk and chair, along with explanations of their making
2 Packet of reports from the Damascus embassy sent to Atiyeh by the U.S. State Department Director of the Office for Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria 1985
2 Columbia River Gorge documents
2 McCall, Tom. Letter. 1975
2 Taiwan-Oregon sister state relationship documents
3 File labelled "Ballot Meas./Advocacy/Candid, etc."
3 Chris Dudley
3 "Staff Info / Reunion"
3 George Bush
3 "PDX Statue" - file regarding the statue of Atiyeh at the Portland International Airport
3 "Old Coots'" file, regarding a group of men Atiyeh had lunch with; contains photograph
3 "Fax Times"
3 Arlington Club
3 Friends of Saudi Arabia
3 Concordia University
3 Boy Scouts
3 Oregon African American Museum
3 Cedars Bank
3 American Task Force for Lebanon
3 Epson
3 Fahd Al-Athel
3 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
3 Wasco County Historical Museum
3 Hong Kong
3 Japan
3 Fuji Television
3 Japan America Society
3 Korea
3 Kikkoman
3 Memorial Coliseum
3 Middle East & Advisory
3 Warm Springs Gaming Enterprise
3 Museum Warm Springs
3 Warm Springs Tribes - miscellaneous documents and correspondence
3 Correspondence files labelled A-B, C-D, E-F, G-H, I-J, K-L, M-N, O-P, Q-R, S-T, Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust, U-V, W-X, and Y-Z.
Accession 2013.3
1. Invitations in the form of a hanging sign made from leather and feathers, to the "Governor's Match" for target shooting in Josephine County, 1984 and 1985. 2. Day book schedules, 2010, 2012 (two volumes) 3. "The Atiyeh Brothers: Richard, Victor, and Edward." Compiled by Linda Atiyeh Anderson, 2012. Self-published book of family photographs and history by the Governor's niece. Includes scans of family photographs from the 1880s through the 2010s and important family documents such as immigration forms, letters and telegrams; and anecdotes from the family's history. Most of the original material came from the collection of the compiler's father, Edward Atiyeh. 4. Folder of FUJI-TV event with cast of Japanese television show “From Oregon with Love” 5. Folder with Photographs of: - Golf: Atiyeh sitting in audience while Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus gold; With Carol Mann – Lady Professional LPGA “Pro Am” Portland Golf Course, 1970s; Hawaii Open Golf Tournament,1984; Tournament of Club Champions, Palm Springs, 12/4-6/1994, with Paul Rusnak, Portland; Ping Championship golf tournament; LPGA Team Championships in Portland, Oregon with Nancy Lopez, 9/17/79 - Philip Habib Award ATFL, May 21, 1999 - PSU Native American Student & Cultural Center – Ground Breaking April 5, 2002 - Salmon fishing - Governor with Jim Selder - University of Oregon class of 1945, 50th Reunion, Valley River Inn, Eugene OR June 9-11, 1995 - Washington County Republican Appreciation Dinner 1987 - Picture from Santa – 1995 - Riedel Board Victor Atiyeh Papers Addition 1.0 Cubic foot Date Expression: Date Range: 1978-2012 Inventory: Description: February 07, 2013 Page 2 of 3 Accession Records Not transferred - Mount St. Helens eruption May 18 9 a.m. - Portrait taken for NRA Magazine, Atiyeh with antique cap gun from his collection - Fishing on the Deschutes with son - “Flying Tiger” Ken Jernstedt - Equitable Savings and Loan Assoc. 9/1982 - Silver Beaver Recipient – Guy Miller - “Old Time” photos of Atiyeh & wife Delores - Atiyeh’s Fraternity at 1983 Legislature - Washington High School photo - Oregon State Fair – 1980 - Returning from Republican National Conference, Dalles, Texas, 1984 - Personal photos of Atiyeh and Delores in Palestine and Israel 1984 Letters From: - Parks and Recreation Division- Salem, Oregon - Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation - Forest Service 75th Anniversary Award – appreciation of significant contributions - Thank You from “Tribute to a Good Scout” dinner honoring Garnett E. Cannon - Office of State Forester
Invitations in the form of a hanging sign made from leather and feathers, to the "Governor's Match" for target shooting in Josephine County. 1984-1985
Day book schedules - two volumes 2010, 2012
"The Atiyeh Brothers: Richard, Victor, and Edward."
Compiled by Linda Atiyeh Anderson, 2012. Self-published book of family photographs and history by the Governor's niece. Includes scans of family photographs from the 1880s through the 2010s and important family documents such as immigration forms, letters and telegrams; and anecdotes from the family's history. Most of the original material came from the collection of the compiler's father, Edward Atiyeh.
“From Oregon with Love” - folder of material related to a FUJI-TV event with cast of the Japanese television show
Includes images of: Golf: Atiyeh sitting in audience while Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus gold; With Carol Mann – Lady Professional LPGA “Pro Am” Portland Golf Course, 1970s; Hawaii Open Golf Tournament,1984; Tournament of Club Champions, Palm Springs, 12/4-6/1994, with Paul Rusnak, Portland; Ping Championship golf tournament; LPGA Team Championships in Portland, Oregon with Nancy Lopez, 9/17/79; Philip Habib Award ATFL, May 21, 1999; PSU Native American Student & Cultural Center – Ground Breaking April 5, 2002; Salmon fishing; Governor with Jim Selder; University of Oregon class of 1945, 50th Reunion, Valley River Inn, Eugene OR June 9-11, 1995; Washington County Republican Appreciation Dinner 1987; Picture from Santa – 1995; Riedel Board
Accession 2013.15
"Governor Victor Atiyeh Speeches." Two volumes.
Hand-corrected typescripts of Atiyeh's speeches with several pages of notes. Included is a note of explanation from Atiyeh that he selected these "important ones" and that the copies in the volumes are his speeches "as delivered" and were "actually used at the events noted."
Accession 2013.16
1 Audio cassettes
2 Office records including: files from Pacific University presidential search that hired Faith Gabelnick (restricted for third-party privacy reasons); schedules and address books (1970s)
3 Office records including: invitations to inaugurations; files on international trade trips/consulting; files related to mid-1990s campaigns
4 Photograph albums, mostly related to governors' conferences in the late 1970s-1980s
5 Photograph albums, mostly related to Asia trade trips
6 Photograph portraits of Atiyeh (approx. 200 copies); Award certificates; Transparency image (draft for printer?) of Oregon seal
7 Trophies
8 Plaques and award certificates
9 Trophies and award certificates
10 Trophies, medals, memorabilia
11-13 Books from the Governor's office shelves (title inventory to be prepared separately)
Oversize 4 poster tubes containing posters
Oversize 4 oversize trophies
Oversize Oregon Seal: custom-made from imitation wood
Oversize Documents commemorating the sister-state relationship between Oregon and Taiwan, in oversized frame

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      • Subject Terms :
      • Arab Americans
      • Atiyeh, Victor
      • Bills, Legislative--Oregon.
      • Boy Scouts
      • Budget--Oregon.
      • Carpet and rug industry
      • Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
      • Football
      • Governors--Inaugural addresses
      • Governors--Staff
      • Greek letter societies
      • Investments, Japanese--Oregon.
      • Oregon. Dept. of Economic Development. International Trade
      • Oregon. Governor (1979-1987 : Atiyeh)
      • Oregon. Legislative Assembly--Elections.
      • Oregon. Legislature
      • Phi Gamma Delta.
      • Politicians--Correspondence
      • Rajneeshpuram (Or.)
      • Republican National Convention (1968 : Miami, Fla.)
      • Republican National Convention (1972 : Miami Beach, Fla.)
        • Form or Genre Terms :
        • Audiocassettes
        • Clippings (information artifacts)
        • Correspondence
        • Memorabilia
        • Scrapbooks
        • Slides (photographs)
        • Speeches
        • Videotapes
        • Other Creators :
        • Atiyeh, Victor  ( donor)
        • Miles, Denny  ( donor)
        • Oregon Historical Society.  ( depositor)

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