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Finding aid to the Woodmen of the World, Applewood Camp No. 696, records, 1910-1946, MS 4021
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Separated Materials
  • Acquisition Information
  • System of Arrangement
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Contents
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  • Title: Woodmen of the World, Applewood Camp No. 696, records
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1946
    Date (bulk): 1914-1917
    Collection Identifier: MS 4021
    Creator: Woodmen of the World. Applewood Camp No. 696 (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Extent: 2.0 boxes (0.8 linear feet)
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94105-4014
    (415) 357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsocity.org/
    Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: 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.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director 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 purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Woodmen of the World, Applewood Camp No. 696, records, MS 4021, California Historical Society.

    Separated Materials

    Photographs removed and filed separately under MSP 4021.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Stannous Flouride, 1999 September 8.

    System of Arrangement

    When the records were received, the arrangement was chronological, by year, and, within the year, alphabetical, by name or subject. By 1917 this detailed system was no longer used and all the items had been placed in a single folder by year. The collection was reorganized in order to make it more accessible. The new arrangement is based on document type, and within document types, the records are arranged by year.

    Organizational History

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Matthew Kroot, 2000.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fraternal insurance--California--San Francisco.
    Fraternal organizations--California--San Francisco.