The Douglas C. Strain Papers consist of materials generated and assembled by Strain and document his establishment of Electro Scientific Industries (ESI) and professional and philanthropic activities as well as his family. Strain founded Electro Scientific Industries, a manufacturer of precision instrumentation and laser fabrication systems, in Portland, Oregon, in 1953. He was actively involved in a civic organizations and boards and supported a number of projects at Oregon higher education institutions, including Oregon State University.
16 cubic feet, including 850 photographs, 3 videotapes, and 1 DVD; 16 boxes
A 1974 publication by Clayton Strain about the Umatilla Club and Lambda Chi Alpha is part of the Memorabilia Collection (MC-Lambda Chi Alpha).