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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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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.
2.0 boxes (0.8 linear feet)
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