Related record groups
The Marion County "Doughboy" statue
now on the state capitol mall near the Veterans' Building.
(OSA, Scenic Photographs)
Although the records of the Oregon State Defense Council provide a unique
and colorful perspective on the state and its citizens during World War
I, other records complement and expand the view.
The following Oregon
record groups also relate to World War I or its aftermath:
Oregon Military Department
The records of the Oregon Military
Department cover actions from 1847 to 1986. The records consist of over 300
cubic feet of correspondence, reports, maps, photographs, and related items.
information, see the searchable
records guide on this Web site.
World War Veterans' State Aid Commission
The records of this commission document the management of loans and bonuses
paid to World War I and Spanish-American War veterans. The commission
was abolished in 1943 when its duties were transferred to the State
Land Board. The records consist of about 40 cubic feet of minutes,
registers, reports, photographs, and related items dating from 1921
Oregon Soldiers' and Sailors' Commission
The records of this commission document efforts to provide jobs
and financial assistance to veterans of World War I. The commission was
in 1936. The records consist of 10 cubic feet of correspondence,
and claims from 1919 to 1925.
Oregon Secretary of State
This record group includes additional "Soldiers' and Sailors'
The records consist of .40 cubic foot of minutes,
reports, correspondence, financial documents, and related items from
1920 to 1936.
Oregon Department of State Lands
This record group includes World War Veterans State Aid Commission
Blanket Release of Mortgages," 1938, .25 cubic foot. The records
document the release of mortgages on deeds
taken in lieu of foreclosure. The series consists of one volume of lists
includes name of mortgage, mortgage date, location of mortgage record,
and county. Subjects include government lending, loan requests, and land
Oregon State Board of Control
This record group includes "Ex-Servicemen in State Employment
.10 cubic foot. The records document a Board of Control survey used
the number of
by war, widows, and orphans. The records also include correspondence,
questionnaires, and individual service records.
These record groups include "Veterans' Property Tax Exemption
Oath Records" (documenting
World War I and other service). The records document a state law that
provided for a $1,000 exemption to qualified veterans. The information
includes name of veteran; war, service
description; address; and date.
County, 1938-1952, 2 cubic feet.
1923-1944, 2 cubic feet.
County, 1927-1936, .75 cubic foot.