Oregon Military Department Records Guide


Note: The Portable Document Format (PDF) resources listed below are accessible using Adobe Acrobat Reader software that can be downloaded for free.

"Manual for Use in the National Guard," 1933 (11 pages) - produced by the Young Communist League to instruct members on how to infiltrate the National Guard. This fascinating record is part of the Communist Activity Intelligence Reports record series.

"Oregon Military History, Forts-Camps-Roads", 1805-1976 (JPEG, 880k) - large scale map produced by the Oregon Military Department in 1976. It shows the locations of historic forts, camps, and military roads in Oregon and includes descriptions (map is part of Oregon State Library holdings).

Sample Military Department enlistment and service case file, 1914 (20 pages) - includes various documents related to service of one individual in the Oregon Naval Militia.

Sample Military Department finding aid cards:

Citation card, 1898-1924
Died and wounded in service card, 1917-1954
Muster roll card, 1852-1878
National Guard personnel card, 1897-1919
Statement of service card, 1917-1919, 1941-1945
U.S. Navy WWI statement of service card, 1917-1919
Victory Medal application card, 1918-1919

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