Henry Semon legislative correspondence, 1935-1947  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Semon, Henry, 1884-1958
Henry Semon legislative correspondence
1935-1947 (inclusive)
2.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 485
Henry Semon (1884-1958) was a legislative representative of Klamath County, Oregon from 1933 to 1955. The collection consists primarily of Semon's incoming and outgoing legislative correspondence.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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

Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

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

Henry Semon (1884-1958) was born in Port Clinton, Ohio. He moved to Klamath County, Oregon, in 1910, where he worked as a potato farmer. In 1933, he was elected to the state legislature as a representative from Klamath County. He served consecutive terms in the legislature until 1955. Semon was a democrat and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The bulk of the collection consists of letters sent and received by Semon concerning legislative sessions. There are over 3000 letters. There is also a small section of "assorted documents" at the end of the collection.

The letters sent are arranged in chronological order by legislative session, covering every other year from 1935 to 1947. Letters received cover the same time period, but are arranged alphabetically by legislative session.

The assorted documents include billing slips and publicity papers, among other documents.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henry Semon legislative correspondence, Ax 485, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Semon, Henry, 1884-1958
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Occupations :
  • Legislators--Oregon