Finding aid to the Woodmen of the World, Applewood Camp No. 696, records, 1910-1946, MS 4021

Finding aid prepared by Matthew Kroot. Revised by Tierney Haupt in 2011.
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105-4014
(415) 357-1848
reference@calhist.org
2011


Title: Woodmen of the World, Applewood Camp No. 696, records
Date (inclusive): 1910-1946
Date (bulk): 1914-1917
Collection Identifier: MS 4021
Creator: Woodmen of the World. Applewood Camp No. 696 (San Francisco, Calif.)
Extent: 2.0 boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Repository: California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105-4014
(415) 357-1848
reference@calhist.org
URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsocity.org/
Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: This collection includes both financial and administrative records, correspondence, and ephemera. The bulk of the material is from 1914-1917. Topics dicussed in the correspondence include controversial changes in the Woodmen’s constitution in 1914, enlistment in the armed forces during World War I, a sub-group named the Protesting Choppers, and the promotion of H. C. Carrasco to the position of head clerk.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Woodmen of the World, Applewood Camp No. 696, records, MS 4021, California Historical Society.

Separated Materials

Photographs removed and filed separately under MSP 4021.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Stannous Flouride, 1999 September 8.

System of Arrangement

When the records were received, the arrangement was chronological, by year, and, within the year, alphabetical, by name or subject. By 1917 this detailed system was no longer used and all the items had been placed in a single folder by year. The collection was reorganized in order to make it more accessible. The new arrangement is based on document type, and within document types, the records are arranged by year.

Organizational History

Joseph Cullen Root founded the Woodmen of the World on June 6, 1890, in Omaha, Nebraska. The Woodmen were not only a fraternal society, but also an insurance group that paid for medical care, burials, and widows’ benefits. Applewood Camp No. 696 was founded in San Francisco, California. It is part of the Pacific Jurisdiction of the Woodmen of the World.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes both financial and administrative records, correspondence, and ephemera. The bulk of the material is from 1914-1917. Topics dicussed in the correspondence include controversial changes in the Woodmen’s constitution in 1914, enlistment in the armed forces during World War I, a sub-group named the Protesting Choppers, and the promotion of H. C. Carrasco to the position of head clerk.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Kroot, 2000.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fraternal insurance--California--San Francisco.
Fraternal organizations--California--San Francisco.

Box 1, Folders 1-4

Announcements and pamphlets 1911-1917

Physical Description: 4.0 folders
Box 1, Folders 5-9, Box 2, Folder 8

Financial records and receipts 1910-1917

Physical Description: 6.0 folders
Box 1, Folder 5

Ledger 1910-1911

Box 2, Folder 8

Financial statements 1914

Box 1, Folders 10-12, Box 2, Folders 1-7

Correspondence 1913-1917

Physical Description: 10.0 folders
Box 1, Folders 10-12, Box 2, Folders 1-2

Individuals' correspondence 1913-1917

Physical Description: 5.0 folders
Box 2, Folders 3-7

Organizational correspondence 1913-1917

Physical Description: 5.0 folders

Scope and Contents

Includes a membership listing for the Applewood Camp for 1913 in box 2, folder 3.
Box 2, Folder 8

Calls for assessment 1914-1917

Physical Description: 1.0 folder

Scope and Contents

Assessments include lists of Woodmen of the World members throughout the United States who had died within a particular month and their cause of death.
Box 2, Folder 9

Membership application materials 1914-1917

Physical Description: 1.0 folder