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Durham, NC 27701
|Abstract:||The International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo, a fraternal and service society for men in the lumber industry, was founded in Gurdon, Arkansas in 1892.|
|The collection includes correspondence of Lawrence S. Clark, convention materials, directories and other materials concerning Hoo-Hoo meetings, conventions, membership, budget, and other matters. Also rolls of microfilm of the Hoo-Hoo magazine, now titled Log and Tally, applications for degrees, and applications for membership.|
|Title:||International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo, Inc., Records, 1892 - 1972|
|Creator:||International Concantenated Order of Hoo-Hoo, Inc.|
|Repository:||Forest History Society Library and Archives|
|Language of Material:||Material in English|
|Extent:||1.5 linear feet
(2 archival boxes)
The International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo, a fraternal and service society for men in the lumber industry, was founded in Gurdon, Arkansas in 1892.
While in Gurdon waiting for a delayed train, Bolling Arthur Johnson, a journalist for Chicago's Timberman trade newspaper; George K. Smith, secretary for the Southern Lumber Manufacturers Association in St. Louis, shared thoughts on a unified lumber fraternity. They approached fellow stranded lumbermen George Washington Schwartz, William Starr Mitchell and William Eddy Barns and later Ludolph O.E.A. Strauss with the concept. From these discussions, a new fraternal order emerged, the suggested name "Ancient Order of Camp Followers" discarded for the monniker "International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo."
The organization has grown into an international organization, with members in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and South Africa.
The organization has also been known as the Fraternal Order of Lumbermen.
Selected events from the early history of Hoo-Hoo (taken from http://www.hoo-hoo.org/facts.html):
|January 1892||Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo founded.|
|September 1892||The first Hoo-Hoo convention was held in St. Louis, Missouri. The total membership of the order came to 167.|
|September 1906||The first membership card was issued. Membership fee was increased from 99 cents to $1.65 (99 cents for dues and 66 cents for subscription to the Bulletin).|
|January 1909||The first official Hoo-Hoo flag was exhibited during a special concatenation in New Orleans, Louisiana.|
|July 1921||The first establishment of an independent club when the Atlanta Hoo-Hoo Club No. 1 (now the Dick Wilson/Atlanta Hoo-Hoo Club No. 1) adopted a constitution and bylaws and voted to meet monthly.|
|March 1924||First club outside the United Stated was established in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Winnipeg Hoo-Hoo Club No. 24.|
|May 1924||Detroit Hoo-Hoo Club No. 28 conducted the largest concatenation in Hoo-Hoo's history with 260 kittens.|
|1962||First club in Australia formed - Adelaide Hoo-Hoo Club No. 212.|
The collection includes correspondence of Lawrence S. Clark, convention materials, directories and other materials concerning Hoo-Hoo meetings, conventions, membership, budget, and other matters. Also rolls of microfilm of the Hoo-Hoo magazine, now titled Log and Tally, applications for degrees, and applications for membership.
1. Correspondence, Convention Materials, Membership Directories, and Other Materials, 1901-1972
1901 "Constitution and By-Laws of the Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo and List of Officers and Members"
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[Identification of item], International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo, Inc., Records, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA.
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