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 Subject
Subject Source: Archiveswest

Found in 140 Collections and/or Records:

Rajneesh artifacts and ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 275
Abstract

The Rajneesh Artifacts and Ephemera Collection focuses primarily on artifacts and documents from Rajneeshpuram and the City of Rajneesh in the state of Oregon through the 1980s. It secondarily focuses on the Rajneeshees after they left Oregon. These items refer to “Osho,” as his devotees later called Rajneesh.

Dates: 1981-2004

Rajneesh Legal Services Corporation records

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 260
Abstract

Collection comprises records created by the Rajneesh Legal Services Corporation, the legal arm of the Rajneeshee collective in the City of Rajneeshpuram in Oregon. Records include correspondence, subject files, case files, legal and financial records, press coverage, audio-visual materials, and miscellany.

Dates: 1981-1990; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1985

Charles Claudius Rarick papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 090
Abstract

Charles Claudius Rarick (1870-1960) was raised in Kansas, learned the blacksmith trade from his father, and became a Methodist preacher, serving congregations in Kansas, Oklahoma Territory, Colorado, and Oregon. The collection contains an autobiography and sermons, including sermon notes, drafts, and journals.

Dates: 1890-1960

Elsie I. Reik papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 166
Abstract

Elsie Reik was a Christian missionary in Foochow (Fuzhou) China from the 1920s through 1950, when she returned to the United States. The collection consists of correspondence that provides some documentation on missionary work and on life in Foochow (Fuzhou).

Dates: 1922-1950

Marcus W. Robbins papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 512
Abstract Marcus W. Robbins (1879-1936) was an attorney, Socialist, and free thinker, and was named bishop for the Diocese of Reno, Nevada by Bishop Frank H. Rice of the Liberal Church, Inc. The collection (1902-1933) includes notebooks of Socialist and agnostic essays, manuscripts and published copies of Socialist pamphlets and broadsides authored by Robbins, issues of the circular Facts published by Robbins, articles, essays, and letters to the editor written by Robbins, photographs, and also...
Dates: 1902-1933

George W. Robnett papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 077
Abstract

George W. Robnett (1890-1975) was an author and advertising executive, and co-founder and executive secretary of the National Laymen's Council, Church League of America. After retiring, Robnett concentrated his efforts on the Middle-East conflict and made three trips to the area. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, publications, and news clippings that reflect his work with the Church League of America and his writing.

Dates: 1937-1975

Haywood P. Sconce papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 363
Abstract

Haywood P. Sconce was a Baptist minister who served congregations in Oregon and Washington, and in 1954 founded and became director of Christian Celebrity Tyme, a religious radio program. The papers include sermons, outlines, and sermon notes, correspondence, manuscripts of short stories and articles, memorabilia, and Christian Celebrity Tyme materials including programs, notes, and recordings.

Dates: 1945-1959

Scott Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 302
Abstract Charles Leland Scott (1866-1924) was the mayor of Springfield, Oregon; a bank president; and an educator in the Eugene, Oregon area in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Scott Family Papers comprise the personal and professional papers of Charles Leland Scott, the papers of his wife, Mollie Brattain Scott, a schoolteacher, and of the Scott children and other relatives. The collection includes correspondence, journals, diaries, catalogs, account books, deeds and mortgages,...
Dates: circa 1850-2004

Sheldon and Fife family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 079
Abstract The Sheldon and Fife families were joined by the marriage of Sidney R. Sheldon and Eunice M. Fife in 1916. Sidney Sheldon was an engineer, and Eunice Fife was the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries to India. The collection contains genealogical materials, correspondence, diaries, India mission materials, sermons, Nanyang University (Shanghai, China) documents, and maps. Of particular interest is a collection of letters written by David W. Hutchison, a Union soldier during the U.S. Civil...
Dates: 1818-1936

William Payne Shriver papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 726
Abstract

William Payne Shriver (1872-1957) was Presbyterian minister and author who was known for his work with immigrants and Presbyterian missions. Collection consists of bible study records, manuscripts, prayer drafts, pamphlets, homemade books, tearsheets, personnel reflections, sermons, correspondence and miscellaneous items.

Dates: circa 1872-1957

Edith Shufeldt papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 208
Abstract

Edith Shufeldt was a Methodist missionary in Tientsin (Tianjin) in northern China from the 1920s through the 1940s. The collection includes correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Dates: 1922-1967

Edith Winifred Simester papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 183
Abstract

Edith Simester was a Christian missionary in China and later Brazil, serving from the 1930s through the 1950s. The collection includes incoming correspondence and transcriptions of letters to her mother.

Dates: 1930-1952

Reginald A'Court Simmonds papers

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025042293205]
Identifier: Ax 478
Abstract

Reginald A'Court Simmonds (1884-1962) served as rector of St. Mark's church, Protestant Episcopal, in Portland, Oregon, 1924-1951. The collection contains sermons, sermon notes, correspondence, service programs, publications, a diary of a trip to England, and personal mementos and photographs.

Dates: 1922-1966; Majority of material found within 1922 - 1966

James E. and Susan L. Skinner papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 209
Abstract

James E. Skinner (1867-1959) and his wife Susan Lawrence Skinner (1871-1952) were Christian medical missionaries who served in China from 1897 to 1944. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, photographs and biographical materials.

Dates: 1889-1956

Alvin Thompson Smith letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA353660]
Identifier: A 111
Abstract

Alvin T. Smith, lay missionary and Oregon pioneer, came overland to Oregon in 1840 and settled near Forest Grove in 1841. Letters concern the Congregational Church and Tualatin Academy.

Dates: 1843-1868

Charles E. and Viola L. Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 437
Abstract

Charles E. and Viola L. Smith were Christian missionaries in Africa. The collection includes correspondence, diaries and publications that reflect their work as missionaries.

Dates: 1909-1973

Dennis Smith letters from Peking, China

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025042053211]
Identifier: Ax 422
Abstract

Dennis V. Smith served as a Methodist Episcopal missionary doctor in Peking, China. The collection (1915-1926) contains letters written by Smith while he was head of the Methodist Hospital (John L. Hopkins Memorial) in Peking.

Dates: 1915-1916; 1923-1926

William C. Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 311
Abstract William Carlson Smith (1883-?), educator and sociologist, contributed major research to the Survey of Race Relations, a 1925 study of economic, legal and social relations between whites and Asians on the Pacific Coast and in Hawaii. This research formed part of the basis for Smith's 1939 book Americans in the Making. Perhaps Smith's most widely-known work was his 1953 book The Stepchild, which was the culmination of fifteen years of research and study. Smith did much of the research in...
Dates: 1924-1927

Myra Snow papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 186
Abstract

Myra Snow was a Methodist missionary in Tientsin, northern China from the late 1920s through the early 1940s. The collection comprises letters that reflect her work as a missionary.

Dates: 1928-1944

St. David's Episcopal Church,Transfiguration Social Club records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: B 007
Abstract

The Transfiguration Social Club was a part of St. David's Episcopal Church of Portland, Oregon, and its purpose was to promote social activities in the community and to assist in the improvement of the Transfiguration chapel. The collection (1923-1926) contains a record book of meeting minutes, treasurer's accounts, a constitution, bylaws, and loose meeting minutes.

Dates: 1923-1926

Russell Steininger papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 178
Abstract

Russell Steininger (1896-1967) was a Christian missionary in China. The collection includes correspondence that reflects his work as a missionary.

Dates: 1895-1951

David S. and Luella R. Tappan papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 103
Abstract

David S. and Luella Tappan (husband and wife) were Presbyterian missionaries in Hainan, China. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous materials that relate to their missionary work.

Dates: 1913-1966

Lyrel Teagarden papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 749
Abstract

Lyrel Teagarden (born April 23, 1894) served as a missionary in China from 1920 to 1951, in Jamaica from 1952 to 1956, and worked for two years in the Yakima Indian Mission in Washington State (during the early 1940s). The collection includes correspondence, day journals, biographical material, literary manuscripts and newsletters that reflect her missionary career, primarily during the China period.

Dates: 1921-1951

Grace Terrell papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 264
Abstract

Grace Terrell was a Christian missionary and teacher at a girl's school in Seoul, Korea (later, South Korea), from 1931 to 1966. This collections consists almost entirely of correspondence Terrell received during those years from family, fellow missionaries, and students.

Dates: 1931-1966