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Alfred Douglas Collier Collection: Certificates

 Collection
Identifier: SHL134

Content Description

Collection of 7 certificates awarded to Alfred Douglas Collier from 1910 to 1940: from Eugene Public Schools, from University of Oregon, from the Governor of Oregon and others to certify him as a First Lieutenant of Engineers, and as a Professional Civil Engineer. Collection also contains a flyer of Shay Locomotive.

Dates

  • 1910-1940

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Douglas “Cap” Collier was a noted twentieth century lumberman and philanthropist in Klamath County, Oregon. With his brother Andrew, in 1945 Alfred Collier founded Collier Memorial State Park and Logging Museum in honor of their parents through donations to the state of Oregon of land and later a collection of logging equipment. Alfred Collier was born on December 14, 1892 in Eugene, Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1914. Collier served as an engineer in the American Expeditionary Force. He was commissioned as a 1st lieutenant in 1917, promoted to Captain in 1918 for his service in combat in France and was an acting major when the Armistice was declared. He was honorably discharged in 1919. After his discharge Collier married Ethel Foster on July 17, 1919 and moved to Klamath County, Oregon. He started the Swan Lake Logging Company and then founded Swan Lake Moulding Company in 1923. Collier was instrumental in the founding of First Federal Savings and Loan in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Collier served on several local government committees and boards, with a special interest in roads and transportation. He received the first Outstanding Businessman of the Year award from the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce in 1971. Alfred and Ethel Collier had three children: Eleanor M., Richard McCornack and Dorothy Virginia. Collier died on September 6, 1985.

Extent

1 box ([describe boxes, items, etc. here]) ; 15"x 5"

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Alfred Douglas “Cap” Collier was a noted twentieth century lumberman and philanthropist in Klamath County, Oregon. He started the Swan Lake Logging Company and then founded Swan Lake Moulding Company in 1923. He served on several local government committees and boards, with a special interest in roads and transportation. Collection contains 7 certificates awarded to Alfred Douglas Collier from 1910 to 1940.
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Repository Details

Part of the Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library Repository

Contact:
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls OR 97603 United States
5418851965