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Catalog Number MG340
Object Name manuscript collection
Scope & Content correspondence; photocopy; journal article

CREATOR:George B. Abdill├╝Robert Rosenbluth

REMARKS:Small collection of materials concerning the New Odessa Colony, a Jewish socialist communal organization established near Glendale, Oregon, in the 1880's. This collection consists of correspondence between George B. Abdill, first Curator [Director] of the Douglas County Museum, and Robert Rosenbluth, whose parents were members of the New Odessa Colony.; George Abdill was a collector of railraod history and memorabilia, and his correspondence with Robert Rosenbluth apparently began when Abdill was trying to establish the location and date of a particular section of railroad track that ran through the New Odessa site. This file, formerly classified as Museum Research Library file A-72, was begun to collect both Rosenbluth's letters and copies of publications that referred to New Odessa. Rosenbluth supplied copies of an article from the May 1928 issue of REFLEX magazine, "A Unique Agricultural Colony", as well as a copy of an article from the December 1885 issue of OVERLAND MONTHLY magazine, "A Wedding among the Communistic Jews in Oregon."
Title Letters and papers concerning the New Odessa Colony
Accession number L.991.3