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Save the Redwoods League - Humboldt County Group Collection - Finding Aid

Abstract
Copyright
Arrangement of the Collection

Collection Number

1999.16

Contact Information

The Library, Special Collections
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521

Processed By

Jacqualine Faria and Edie Butler, MA, CA

Date Collection Processed

2008

Language

English

Collection Creator

Save the Redwoods League - Humboldt County Group

Dates Covered by Collection

1919-1934

Size of Collection

.3 cubic feet

Abstract

The Save The Redwoods League - Humboldt County Group Collection consists of organizational materials (financial, correspondence, meeting notes) that show the range of community involvement and some of the activities undertaken during the time the group was active.

Access

The collection is open for use by appointment.

Copyright

Copyright has not been assigned to the Humboldt State University Library.

Acquisition Information

This collection was among the unprocessed materials inventoried in 1997. A note written by Martha Roscoe accompanied the collection so it is likely that she was the person who delivered the collection to the library. Martha Roscoe's note indicates that material had been Miss Edith Porter's and that Miss Porter had been a secretary for the local Save The Redwoods League group. Martha Roscoe's note states that the materials had been in Alice Porter's possession and that Alice had asked Martha for help in placing them in an appropriate repository. The Fort Baker/Porter Family Collection (1999.18) also was in Alice Porter's possession before being donated to HSU.

Arrangement of the Collection

During processing the materials were arranged in chronological order, with undated materials placed before dated ones.

Container List

Box 1
Save The Redwoods League as organized by the Women of Humboldt County, August 9, 1919.

  1. A variety of warrant books, used and unused; no date. 5 books, including stubs and unused portions of books; multiple sizes
  2. List of payments by Mrs. Mahan to various individuals and organizations with amounts and totals; no date. Handwritten on yellow lined paper; 8 x 12
  3. List of Humboldt County women's clubs and their respective presidents, minus three clubs and their presidents whose names are not mentioned; no date. Handwritten on a piece of notepaper with "The Humboldt County Federation of Women's Clubs" printed in the corner; 6 x 8.5
  4. Pamphlet page outlining "Ordinance No. 156" of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Humboldt, describing protection redwoods and related plants; no date. Printed on half-fold sheet; 5 x 6
  5. Original (?) Constitution and By-Laws of the Save the Redwoods League - Humboldt Group; ca. 1919. 2 pages, typed on plain paper with handwritten corrections, "Constitution and By-Laws of Save the Redwoods League - Women" handwritten on back; 8.5 x 12.5
  6. Bound "Record" book, comprised of general reports, notes and meeting minutes; 9 Aug 1919 - 8 Dec 1934. Handwritten with typewritten reports pinned into some pages; 6.5 x 10
  7. Bank Stock book recording some expenses; ca. 1920. Handwitten on only a few pages; 4 x 6
  8. Financial Report; ca. 1920. Typed on plain paper; 8.5 x 11
  9. Financial Report; ca. 1921. Typed on plain paper; 8.5 x 11
  10. Humboldt County Members of the Save the Redwoods League, with their respective addresses or location; ca. 1921. 6 pages, typed on plain paper, with an asterisk next to members who have not paid dues for 1921, plus handwritten names on back of last page; 8.5 x 11
  11. Letter to Mrs. Putman (?) from F?? H. Todd with a list of names for membership in the League; 3 Jul? Jan? 1921. Handwritten on plain paper (letter) and lined paper (list); 6.5 x 9
  12. Letter from Newton B. Drury, Exec. Sect. of Berkeley Save the Redwoods League, to Mrs. J. P. Mahan in Eureka; 16 Jun 1921. Typed on Berkeley (national?) Save the Redwoods League letterhead and signed; 8.5 x 11
  13. Invoice from the Times Publishing Company (for Humboldt Times) for an advertisement for the League (per Mrs. Putnam); 31 Dec 1921. Printed invoice with handwritten fill; 6.5 x 11
  14. Invoice from the Humboldt Standard to the League for advertisement; 20 Jan 1922. Printed invoice with handwritten fill; 8.5 x 5
  15. Letter to Lillian L. Henderson, Secretary, from (Mrs. H. E.) Charlotte M. Wilder about Wilder's appointment to Vice President of the League; 16 Apr 1922. Handwritten on plain, half-fold notepaper, includes envelope; 10 x 6.5
  16. Invoice from Western Union to the League for $13.78; May 1922. Typed on printed invoice, includes unaddressed League letterhead envelope; 6.5 x 3
  17. Invoice from Eureka Printing Co. for Save the Redwoods League sent c/o Mrs. Geo. Y. Henderson for 400 badges; 1 May 1922. Order made 29 Apr 1922 by Mrs. Kate Harpst, including postage to Los Angeles ($.08!); 6.5 x 3
  18. Save the Redwoods League banking records with First National Bank; Oct 1922. Various pieces, including: bank statements, notices from the bank, returned checks, and original envelope; multiple sizes
  19. Balance in 1st National Bank for aforementioned date range; 6 Dec 1924 - 12 Dec 1924. Handwritten on STRL stationery; 8.5 x 11
  20. Letter to Edith Porter, Secretary, from (Mrs. Edwin A.) Mary S. Wilcox; 11 Dec 1924. 2 pages, handwritten on "The Outdoor Art League" of San Jose stationery, includes envelope with San Jose return address; 6 x 9.5
  21. Report of Secretary Women's Save the Redwoods League for 1925 Edith V. Porter, Secretary; ca. 1925. Handwritten on STRL stationery; 8.5 x 11
  22. Report of the President Woman's Save the Redwoods League of Humboldt County for Year 1925 Laura P. Mahan, President; ca. 1925. Typewritten on blank paper and signed; 8.5 x 12.5
  23. Letter from Laura P. Mahan, President, to State Senator A. H. Breed encouraging "favorable action" on Senate Bills #185 and #608; 20 Mar 1925. Typed on plain paper and signed; 8.5 x 12.5
  24. Save the Redwoods League banking records with First National Bank; 20 Mar 1925. Various pieces, including: bank statement, returned check and envelope; multiple sizes
  25. Invoice from (?) Mrs. J. P. Mahan to (?) J. N. Lentell Dr. for half of a days surveying and map tracing, amounting to $20.00; 10 Dec 1925. Typed on plain paper, with handwritten note that it was paid by "Chick" (?) on 14 Dec; 8.5 x 8.5
  26. Letter to Edith Porter from California State Senator Ralph E. Swing; 1 Mar 1927. Typed on the Senator's California Legislature letterhead, includes envelope; 8.5 x 11
  27. Empty envelope addressed to Edith Porter, Secretary, from Cal State Dept. of Natural Resources; 11 Dec 1928. Typed on State letterhead envelope; 6 x 3.5
  28. Letter from Laura P. Mahan, President, and Edith Porter, Secretary, to Newton B. Drury expresses pleasure at the passages of "Amendment No. 4"; 14 Dec 1928. Typed on plain paper with handwritten note saying "also sent the same letter to Dr. John Merriam Pres.," includes envelope addressed to Edith Porter; 8.5 x 11
  29. Empty envelope addressed to Edith Porter, Secretary, from Cal State Dept. of Natural Resources Division of Forestry; 15 Dec 1928. Typed on State letterhead envelope, handwritten notes on the front; 9.5 x 4
  30. Scribbled note by Edith Porter, Treasurer, describing savings balances for aforementioned date range; 3 Dec 1932 - 9 Dec 1933. Handwritten on half-sheet of notepaper; 5 x 4
  31. Annual Report of the President Woman s Save the Redwoods League of Humboldt County for Year 1933, Laura P. Mahan, President; ca. 1933. Typed on plain paper with handwritten corrections and signed; 8.5 x 12.5

Subject Headings

Save-the-Redwoods League
Humboldt County (Calif.) -- History
Forest reserves - California