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Newly Available Collection: Earl Landreth papers

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Earl Landreth (1893-1966) served as an officer in the Philippine Scouts in 1915, and in the U.S. Army, 1917, and rose to the rank of Colonel. The collection consists of correspondence from Landreth to his family during WWII, lectures delivered at Ft. Leavenworth, biographical material, and a publication by Landreth titled Washington Diaries, 1933-1935.

Guide to the Earl Landreth Papers

Newly Available Collection: Oregon. State Defense Council. Lane County, District no. 10, (Eugene) records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The records in this collection are from the Lane County, District no. 10 (Eugene) division of the Oregon State Defense council. The collection (1942-1944) contains correspondence, minutes, committee records, evacuation plans, emergency test reports, minutes of the police reserve group, and University of Oregon Aircraft Warning Service observation post log books.

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Guide to the Oregon. State Defense Council. Lane County, District no. 10, Eugene Records

Newly Available Collection: Oregon. State Defense Council. Lane County records

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The collection contains records from the Lane County division of the Oregon State Defense Council. The collection (1942-1944) contains meeting minutes, correspondence, test reports, and manuals from committees, police reserves, University of Oregon, and also includes photographs of cantonment sites in Oregon.

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Guide to the Oregon. State Defense Council. Lane County Records

Newly Available Collection: Ze’ev Soronowsky papers

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Ze’ev Saronowsky (1922-2012) was a Holocaust survivor, who was imprisoned at  Auschwitz-Birkenau, and other labor/death camps during World War II. The collection (1997-2012) contains his autobiography, photographs of Buchenwald, and a photograph of Saronowsky with his cousin, William Sarnoff.

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Guide to the Ze’ev Soronowsky Papers

Newly Available Collection: Laurence B. Barretto papers

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Laurence (Larry) Barretto (1890-1971) was a novelist, magazine editor, and war correspondent.  The collection consists of WWI diary pages and WWII diaries, correspondence, manuscripts, published materials, and scrapbooks.

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Guide to the Laurence B. Barretto Papers

Newly Available Collection: Otto David Tolischus papers

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Otto D. Tolischus was a German immigrant and journalist and is known for his Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of Nazi Germany. Collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, editorials, lectures, scripts, biographical information, memos, and a photograph.

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Guide to the Otto David Tolischus Papers

Newly Available Collection: Ralph Lowell Hancock papers

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Ralph Lowell Hancock was an author, a reporter and foreign correspondent who became an expert on Latin America and served as a senior analyst on the Board of Economic Warfare during WWII. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, project files, research material, photographs, scrapbooks, and publications.

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Guide to the Ralph Lowell Hancock papers

Check out: Joseph Young prisoner of war diaries

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Joseph Young was a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II. While a prisoner, he kept diaries of his experiences, written in the form of a long letter to his wife, Irene. Joseph Young was born in Cottage Grove, Oregon and lived in Eugene, Oregon for many years after the war. The collection comprises thirteen diaries and six miscellaneous items.

Call number: A 305

Guide to the Joseph Young prisoner of war diaries

Check out: University of Oregon Office of the Dean of Personnel Administration. National Japanese American Student Relocation Council records

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The National Japanese American Student Relocation Council was created by university administrators as a means of relocating Japanese American college students to other universities and colleges away from the West coast during World War II, and to prevent these students from being interned in government-run internment camps. At the University of Oregon, Karl Onthank, Dean of Personnel Administration, represented the University in relocating UO Japanese American students. The collection includes correspondence, newsletters, speeches, minutes of meetings, and ephemera.

Call number: UA 009

Guide to the University of Oregon Office of the Dean of Personnel Administration. National Japanese American Student Relocation Council Records

Newly available collection: Orval Etter papers

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Orval Etter is a former professor at the University of Oregon who founded the Pacifica Forum in 1994.  He was a professor of planning, public policy and management, a pacifist who was a conscientious objector during World War II. Papers include information on the Pacifica Forum and the Emerald Chamber Players including articles, newsletters, writings by Etter and more of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and subject files.

Call number: Coll 338

Guide to the Orval Etter Papers