Eva Holder papers, 1876-1967  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Holder, Eva, 1882-
Title
Eva Holder papers
Dates
1876-1967 (inclusive)
Quantity
.25 cubic feet (1 document case)
Collection Number
Mss95
Summary
The collection contains a variety of personal memorabilia from grade school report cards to tales from pioneer grandparents to publications on Theosophy.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Eva Holder was born in 1882 to Joseph and Fannie Holder of San Francisco. By 1890 Joseph operated a saloon in Portland. The family lived in East Portland, where Eva attended Sunnyside School. Later in life she became interested in Theosophy.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of personal memorabilia such as report cards, letters, receipts, and building permits, and religious materials such as a study course, pamphlets, lecture notes, and letters. Also included is a narrative Eva wrote of her grandparents recollections of their trip to Oregon in 1853.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any publication use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Eva Holder, Mss 95, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Portland Public SchoolsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Card from teacher
undated
1
Census form, including vaccination record
1888-1901
1
Report cards--Sunnyside School
1890-1897
1
Report cards--The Misses Allen
1898
1
Report cards--Central School
1899
1
Certificates of Promotion
1890-1893
1
Writing exercises
1891
1
Newspaper clipping
circa 1893
1
Letter to parents--Arbor Day
1894
1
Receipts for tuition--tutoring
1898; undated
1
Graduation certificate--Central School
1899
1
Book list
undated

Letters from Frank Plummer to Fannie Plummer [Holder], 1876-1878Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 2

Written by Eva's mother's first husband at the time of their separation and divorce.

Letters, Miscellaneous, 1939-1967Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
3
Senator Charles McNary
1939
3
Manly Palmer Hall
1953; 1964
3
Charles H. Stiermann
1959
3
Dulcie and George
1960
3
Fannie
1962; 1964; undated
3
Dorothy
1963 (2); undated
3
Hallie
1967
3
Ida
undated
3
Marjorie
undated (2)
3
Alberta Kruettner
undated
3
Marie Serne and Ida B. Latourette
undated

Recollections of grandparents' trip to Oregon in 1853Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 4

Probably written circa 1920.

Permits, receipts, 1879-1929Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
5
City of Portland, plumbing inspection notice
1929
5
City of Portland, building permit
1929
5
Request for inspection
1929
5
Goodwin & Co. furniture
1879
5
The Pacific Oil Stove Co.
1880

Miscellaneous, 1914-1967Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
6
Newspaper drawing of Admiral di Mello of Brazil
undated
6
Oregon Pioneer Association annual reunion ticket
1914
6
Memorial service for Albert John Bauer
1967

Theosophical Society in America, 1957-1964Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
7
Ancient Wisdom subscription reminders
1957 and undated
7
Luntz, Charles E., If the Theosophist had a creed
undated
7
Pearson, E. Norman, The Lord's Prayer in the light of Theosophy
1964
7
Draft of letter from Eva Holder to Miss C. Tess
1959
7
Letter, Miss Joy Mills
1959
7
Letter, Miss Caroline Tess
1959

Theosophical Society in America, An introduction to Theosophy : study course, 1963Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 8

Theosophy notes, 1961Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 9

Letters from Ella Welge, 1955-1964Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 10

Unity School of Christianity publications, 1958-1966Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
11
Andrews, Frederick Elias, A miracle healing and how it was done
undated
11
A drill in the silence
undated
11
Drummond, Henry, Love : the supreme gift
undated
11
Fillmore, Charles, Meaning of Unity emblem
1966
11
Fillmore, Lowell, Calmness
undated
11
Fox, Emmet, The Lord's prayer : an interpretation
1963
11
Fox, Emmet, The mental equivalent : the secret of demonstration
undated
11
Grenville, R.H., Star in the east
undated
11
Paulson, J. Sig, Pronounce it good
undated
11
Prayers, blessings, and meditations
undated
11
Rowland, May, The irresistible power of divine love
undated
11
Silence
undated
11
Silent-70 is the answer
1962
11
The twenty-third psalm
undated
11
Whitney, F.B., I behold the Christ in you
undated
11
Whitney, Frank B., Your invincible sonship
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Pioneers -- Oregon -- Oregon City.
  • Public schools -- Oregon -- Portland.
  • Theosophy.
  • Personal Names :
  • Holder, Eva (creator)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Unity School of Christianity
  • Family Names :
  • Plummer family.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Building permits.
  • Certificates.
  • Instructional materials.
  • Letters (correspondence).
  • Manuscripts.
  • Pamphlets.
  • Report cards.