LOC/B. Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
The Lutheran Schools Committee of Oregon, formed to oppose the 1922 Compulsory Education Law, which required children to attend public schools, thereby outlawing religious, military, and private education. The collection (1922) contains correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, and other ephemera.
Ben Wilson Olcott (1872-1952) became Oregon's Secretary of State, 1911-1919, and governor, 1919-1923 and as governor he opposed the anti-Catholic "School bill" of 1922. The collection consists of nine scrapbooks arranged by Olcott that contain official and personal material concerning his terms as a state official and include correspondence, press releases, speeches, newsclippings, and material relating to the Ku Klux Klan in Oregon.