Guide to the Garry W. Jewett papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Jewett, Garry W.
Title: Garry W. Jewett papers
Dates: 1938-1942 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 147
Summary: Garry W. Jewett lived in Pomeroy, Washington and was an attorney for the Nez Percé tribe. The collection contains papers related to Jewett's service as attorney to the Nez Percé Indians.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Garry W. Jewett was an attorney and hotel owner in Pomeroy, Washington. He was an attorney for the Nez Percé tribe.

Content Description

The collection contains papers related to Jewett's service as attorney to the Nez Percé Indians in the Court of Claims, case no. L-194, Joseph's Band of Nez Percé Tribe of Indians vs. The United States, 1938-1942. The files include correspondence with Clarence C. Dill. There are also two boxes of material from Jeanne Jewett, including family photographs, correspondence and scrapbooks.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

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

Restrictions on Use :  

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

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

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

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

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Garry W. Jewett Papers, Ax 147, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Nez Perce correspondence; and Unprocessed papers.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

Nez Percé correspondence
1 1 Nez Percé Indians and Wilkinson, Amos 1935-1936
1 2 Nez Percé Indians 1938-1942
1 3 Nez Percé Indians and Dill, Clarence 1937-1941
1 4 Nez Percé Indians 1940-1942
1 5 Jewett, Garry W. personal correspondence 1940-1955

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Unprocessed papers
1 Autograph albums 1889-1892
1 Photograph albums
1 Photographs
1 Scrapbooks (2)
1 Letters (Correspondence) Jewett, Jeanne
2 2 Photographs; Miscellaneous
2 3 Jewett Family of America yearbooks
2 4 Jewett, Jeanne
2 5 Miscellaneous records
2 6 Yearbooks of the Idaho Children's Commission
2 7 Letters (Correspondence)
2 8 Jewett, Jeanne personal papers 1961
2 9 Photographs of family

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  • Personal Names :
  • Dill, Clarence C. (Clarence Cleveland), b. 1884--Correspondence
  • Jewett, Garry W.--Archives
  • Jewett, Jeanne
  • Joseph, Nez Percé Chief, 1840-1904
  • Wilkinson, Amos--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Idaho Children's Commission
  • Nez Percé Tribe--Claims vs. United States
  • Family Names :
  • Jewett family
  • Subject Terms :
  • Lawyers-Washington (State)--Pomeroy
  • Legal assistance to Indians--United States
  • Nez Percé Indians--Legal status, laws, etc.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Autograph albums
    • Letters (Correspondence)
    • Photograph albums
    • Photographs
    • Yearbooks
    • Occupations :
    • Lawyers

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