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Lutheran Schools Committee records

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [B 138] 1
Identifier: B 138

Scope and Contents

The collection (1922) contains correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, and other ephemera.


  • Creation: 1922


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

With the backing of the Oregon candidate for Governor, Walter M. Pierce, and the Oregon Ku Klux Klan, Oregon passed the Compulsory Education Law in 1922, which required children to attend public schools. The passage of this law meant religious, military, and private education was effectively outlawed, until the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Pierce v. Society of Sisters declared the law unconstitutional.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

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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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff in the 1970s; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Lutheran Schools Committee records
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Finding aid written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA