This collection includes both financial and administrative records, correspondence, and ephemera. The bulk of the material
is from 1914-1917. Topics dicussed in the correspondence include controversial changes in the Woodmen’s constitution in 1914,
enlistment in the armed forces during World War I, a sub-group named the Protesting Choppers, and the promotion of H. C. Carrasco
to the position of head clerk.
Joseph Cullen Root founded the Woodmen of the World on June 6, 1890, in Omaha, Nebraska. The Woodmen were not only a fraternal
society, but also an insurance group that paid for medical care, burials, and widows’ benefits. Applewood Camp No. 696 was
founded in San Francisco, California. It is part of the Pacific Jurisdiction of the Woodmen of the World.
(0.8 linear feet)
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of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions
also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational
Collection is open for research.