Scope and Contents
The collection contains manuscripts and issues of the Ku Klux Klan periodical The Oregon Patriot.
Manuscript titles include The Economy Club, Whom God Hath Joined, Dog Idolatry and Civilization, The Story of Florika, and Soul of Jezebel.
The two autobiographical stories written under the pseudonym, John Ayres are Rule or Ruin and Putting It Over.
With the manuscripts is a file of a Ku Klux Klan periodical, The Oregon Patriot, vol. 1-3, no. 9, vol. 4, no. 1-2 (1921-1924), published in Portland, Oregon.
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
Arthur J. Martin (1850-1937) was a publisher's representative in Portland, Oregon. He also wrote novels and short stories. His writings were often anti-Catholic in subject. Most were unpublished. Two autobiographical stories were written under the pseudonym John Ayres.
1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 manuscript boxes
Language of Materials
Arthur J. Martin (1850-1937) was a publisher's representative in Portland, Oregon, who also wrote novels and short stories that were often anti-Catholic in subject. The collection (1920-1930) contains manuscripts and issues of the Ku Klux Klan periodical, The Oregon Patriot.
Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
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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 to no organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
- Anti-Catholicism -- Oregon -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Anti-Catholicism in literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Manuscripts Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Authors, American -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Autobiographies Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Martin, Arthur J. (Arthur John), 1850-1937
- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Periodicals Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to the Arthur Martin Papers
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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).