Department of Transportation Records Guide
Record Series Descriptions
Unemployment Monitoring and Relief Records
Series documents efforts by the Highway Department and the Governor’s Committee for Unemployment Relief to monitor the extent of unemployment in all Oregon counties; to coordinate with county officials and relief committees; and to generate work on highways to lessen negative effects. Most of the records consist of correspondence to or from J.M. Devers who served as legal counsel to the Highway Commission and also served on the Governor's Committee. Records also include a number of reports from county judges and other officials describing the severity of the crisis and local actions in the period predating major federal intervention.