Rajneeshees -- Oregon -- Rajneeshpuram
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Margaret Hill was mayor of Antelope, Oregon until she was voted out of office and the city government was taken over by the Rajneesh sect. She was one of the first to sound the alarm about the undemocratic methods of the cult and generated a nationwide expression of sympathy for the plight of Antelope.
Cameron La Follette is a poet and environmental activist, dedicated to preserving the Oregon coastline. She has previously worked as the director of the Coastal Futures Project for 1000 Friends of Oregon, then as the Land Use Director for the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, and following that, as the Land Use Director for the Oregon Coast Alliance. The papers contain La Follette's original poetry and environmental papers.
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.
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.
Ronald Clarke, Professor of Religion, Oregon State University, made a study of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. The collection is made up of books, newspaper and magazine articles, academic papers, publications of the Rajneesh sect, and correspondence of those involved.
The Bulletin is a newspaper published in Bend, Oregon. The collection (1980s) contains subject files compiled by the newspaper regarding the Rajneeshees in Oregon, and material includes photocopies of articles, research files, legal documents, correspondence, and photographs.
Win McCormack, publisher and editor-in-chief for Tin House Magazine and Tin House Books, wrote several articles on the Rajneesh from 1983 to 1986. This collection includes his research materials on the Rajneesh.