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Hollywood ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (center) shakes hands with a salvage worker while dapper puppet Charlie McCarthy and his country yokel cousin, Mortimer Snerd, ride a salvage truck during a World War II scrap drive. (Folder 16, Box 28, Defense Council Records, OSA)

Hollywood ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (center) shakes hands with a salvage worker while dapper puppet Charlie McCarthy and his country yokel cousin, Mortimer Snerd, ride a salvage truck during a World War II scrap drive. (Folder 16, Box 28, Defense Council Records, OSA)

Descriptions and Links
The following records guides and inventories offer agency histories, scope and content notes, records series descriptions, and related information designed to aid further research at the Oregon State Archives.

Oregon State Defense Council
Records guide (PDF)
By far the largest source of documents and images used for this exhibit. Defense Council records were used in every section of the exhibit.

Governor Sprague's Office
Records guide
A major source of information for the Threats Real and Perceived section and other sections including extensive documentation of the experiences of Japanese Americans during the war.

Governor Snell's Office
Records guide
A significant source of information related to the After the War section as well as chapters covering various issues during the last years of the war.

Military Department
Records guide
Includes information about the activities of the Oregon National Guard before, during, and after the war as well as information about the formation and activities of the Oregon State Guard during the war.

Education Department
Agency history | Series descriptions (PDF)
A contributing source of information for the Youth Strategies chapter. Also includes a large set of records documenting vocational education programs related to the GI Bill.

The merchant marine fleet played an essential role in the war. (Image no. ww1646-83 courtesy Northwestern University)

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The merchant marine fleet played an essential role in the war. (Image no. ww1646-83 courtesy Northwestern University)

Oregon Department of Transportation
Records guide
The source of images from the Highway Department tourism photographs dating from the 1930s to the 1950s. Also documents transportation issues during the war.

Oregon State Library
Agency history | Content note | Series descriptions (PDF)
The major source of information for the Victory Books chapter.

Audits Division
Records list (PDF)
The source of letters and photographs for the State Auditors Go to War chapter.

Oregon Postwar Readjustment and Development Commission
Commission essay (PDF) | Contact us for more information about this commission.
A major source of documents and information for the After the War section.

Forestry Department
Records guide
Includes records documenting the Aircraft Warning Service, forest fire prevention, and other war-related activities.

Board of Control
Records guide
Documents the operation of various state institutions during the war.

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