Rev. Lee Owen Stone Collection

Elnora Deiz and Mollie Foster Charles Richard Stanton Female shipyard worker

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Org. Lot 651

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Rev. Lee Owen Stone Collection


  • 1903 - 1977 (Creation)


2 Document Boxes
581 - black and white photoprints
133 - color negatives
88 - black and white negatives
54 - color slides
18 - color photoprints

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Reverend Lee Owen Stone (1903-1977) was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He was ordained a priest of the Episcopal Church by the Bishop Dagwell of Oregon in 1937 and served as vicar of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church from 1936 until his retirement in 1972. He was active in numerous church and civic organizations, including the Portland Urban League, the Portland branch of the NAACP, and the Oregon Trail chapter of the American Red Cross.

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Photographs documenting the career of Rev. Lee Owen Stone, (4/24/1903-3/10/1977), at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 120 N. E. Knott St., Portland. Rev. Stone was Vicar of St. Philips from 1936 until his retirement in 1972. He was active in community agencies and the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. Rev. Stone was a founder of the Portland Urban League. In addition, he established the St. Philips Church Cooperative (Lee Owen Stone) Preschool. Rev. Stone was Portland's first black Episcopal priest, and hist first wife, Leota A. Stone, was one of Portland's first black public school teachers.

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Accession number 977D100

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Lee Owen Stone Papers, Mss 2423, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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Online collection contains a selection of items from the full collection. The remainder of the collection can be viewed on-site at the OHS Research Library.

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  • Citation: Rev. Lee Owen Stone Collection, Org. Lot 651, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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