Oregon Military Department Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Adjutant General's Correspondence

89A-012 - Boxes 1-14: 1847-1943
90A-023 - Boxes 19-20: 1905-1986
14.6 cubic feet
Arrangement: Chronological by year of communication

Series documents communications between the Oregon Military Department and state, local, and federal agencies. Records include letters, memos, telegrams, routine reports, attachments, photographs, and maps. The correspondence covers most military activities in which the Oregon Military Department participated in, including World War II, World War I, the 1916 Mexican Border War, the Spanish-American War, the Civil War, all of Oregon's Indian wars, and the Mexican War.

The records also describe military conditions, the formation of military units and organizations, development of weapons and material, military intelligence and investigations, and the relationship of the Oregon Military Department to the United States Armed Forces. Other subjects include the National Guard and division mobilization, migrant housing, prisoners of war, naval militia, and the crash of the S.S. Yucatan and the battleship Boston.

The record series also includes photographs, postcards, maps, and blueprints.

See the Oversize Records series for additional records that were separated from this series. Some records have been separated to the Photographs and Service Medals record series. Also see Indian War Calendar Records for additional adjutant general correspondence. Also see related National Archives microfilm documenting the actions of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Adjutant General. The microfilm is stored in Reference Room microfilm drawers 94-96.

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Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-378-4118 • reference.archives@state.or.us