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Henry Semon legislative correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 485

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of letters sent and received by Semon concerning legislative sessions. There are over 3000 letters. There is also a small section of "assorted documents" at the end of the collection.

The letters sent are arranged in chronological order by legislative session, covering every other year from 1935 to 1947. Letters received cover the same time period, but are arranged alphabetically by legislative session.

The assorted documents include billing slips and publicity papers, among other documents.


  • Creation: 1935-1947


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

Henry Semon (1884-1958) was born in Port Clinton, Ohio. He moved to Klamath County, Oregon, in 1910, where he worked as a potato farmer. In 1933, he was elected to the state legislature as a representative from Klamath County. He served consecutive terms in the legislature until 1955. Semon was a Democrat and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.


2 linear feet (2 containers) : 1 record storage box, 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials



Henry Semon (1884-1958) was a legislative representative of Klamath County, Oregon from 1933 to 1955. The collection consists primarily of Semon's incoming and outgoing legislative correspondence.


Collection is organized into the following series: Letters Sent, Letters Received, and Assorted Documents.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

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 Henry Semon Legislative Correspondence
Complete Description
Austin Munsell and Kira B. Homo.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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