Scope and Contents
The collection contains diaries, essays, sermons, manuscripts, and civic and business related organizations.
The collection is organized topically into three series, Politics, Religion and Other Organizations.
Politics includes two diaries, essays, Progressive League and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Society documents.
Religion contains a diary, First Congregational Church of Astoria records and publications, sermons and sermon reviews.
Other Organizations includes correspondence, poems, short stories, and notes, publications of the League of Western Writers, minutes of the Security Benefit association, and correspondence with the United Spanish War Veterans (society).
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
Luther D. Mahone (1878-1966) was born in Hamlin, West Virginia and attended schools in West Virginia and Ohio, obtained some theological training at the West Virginia Conference Seminary, and a law degree from Volent College, Pennsylvania. He served as a captain in the Spanish-American War.
After the war Mahone began his career as a Methodist-Episcopal minister. He settled in Oregon, serving as pastor of the First Congregational Church in Astoria from 1904-1905. He later established a law practice in Portland, where he became involved with the League of Western Writers as their legal advisor.
While in Oregon he married Adelle Wentworth. Mahone served as secretary of the Anti-Saloon League in 1903, and was active in the Oregon Progressive Republican League and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Society. He also served as president of the League of Western Writers, secretary of the Security Benefit Association, and field secretary of the Spanish War Veterans. Mahone died in 1966.
2 linear feet (4 containers) : 4 clam shell boxes
Language of Materials
Luther D. Mahone (1878-1966) was a captain in the Spanish-American war, a lawyer, and a Methodist-Episcopal minister. The collection contains diaries, essays, sermons, manuscripts, and civic and business related organizations.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
Collection processed by Mary Beth Herkert, 1984.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Civic leaders -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Diaries Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Lawyers -- Oregon -- Portland Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- League of Western Writers
- Mahone, Luther D. (Luther Dolliver), 1878-1966
- Methodist Church -- Oregon -- Clergy Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Methodist Episcopal Church--Oregon
- Oregon -- Social conditions -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Progressivism (United States politics) -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Religion Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Sermons Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Spanish-American War, 1898 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United Spanish War Veterans
- Guide to the Luther D. Mahone Papers
- Complete Description
- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
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- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).