Luther D. Mahone papers, 1896-1952  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Mahone, Luther Dolliver, 1878-1966
Luther D. Mahone papers
1896-1952 (inclusive)
2.0 linear feet, (4 containers)
Collection Number
Coll 080
Luther D. Mahone (1878-1966) was a captain in the Spanish-American war, a lawyer, and a Methodist-Episcopal minister. The collection contains diaries, essays, sermons, manuscripts, and civic and business related organizations.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.

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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Luther D. Mahone (1878-1966) was born in Hamlin, West Virginia and attended schools in West Virginia and Ohio, obtained some theological training at the West Virginia Conference Seminary, and a law degree from Volent College, Pennsylvania. He served as a captain in the Spanish-American War.

After the war Mahone began his career as a Methodist-Episcopal minister. He settled in Oregon, serving as pastor of the First Congregational Church in Astoria from 1904-1905. He later established a law practice in Portland, where he became involved with the League of Western Writers as their legal advisor.

While in Oregon he married Adelle Wentworth. Mahone served as secretary of the Anti-Saloon League in 1903, and was active in the Oregon Progressive Republican League and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Society. He also served as president of the League of Western Writers, secretary of the Security Benefit Association, and field secretary of the Spanish War Veterans. Mahone died in 1966.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains diaries, essays, sermons, manuscripts, and civic and business related organizations.

The collection is organized topically into three series, Politics, Religion and Other Organizations.

Politics includes two diaries, essays, Progressive League and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Society documents.

Religion contains a diary, First Congregational Church of Astoria records and publications, sermons and sermon reviews.

Other Organizations includes correspondence, poems, short stories, and notes, publications of the League of Western Writers, minutes of the Security Benefit association, and correspondence with the United Spanish War Veterans (society).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Luther D. Mahone papers, Coll 080, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Lawyers--Oregon
  • Methodist Church--Clergy--Diaries
  • Methodist Church--Oregon--Clergy
  • Methodist Episcopal Church--Records and correspondence
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • Personal Names :
  • Mahone, Luther Dolliver, 1878-1966
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Minutes
  • Sermons