Hubert Allison Allen Collection, 1898-1916  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Allen, Hubert Allison
Hubert Allison Allen Collection
1898-1916 (inclusive)
1 box
Collection Number
This collection include scrapbooks compiled by Hubert Allison Allen between 1898 and 1916. Allen was a Brigadier General of the Iowa National Guard.
Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR
Telephone: 503-768-7758
Fax: 503-768-7282
Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions and is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Hubert Allison Allen was born in Independence, IA. He served as a captain in the Iowa National Guard during the Spanish-American War of 1898. By 1914 he had been promoted to Brigadier General and put in command of Iowa's National Guard.

In 1916, during the Mexican Revolution, Pancho Villa staged raids in American territory. President Wilson then sent Pershing's Army into Mexico in pursuit of Villa and ordered the National Guard to police the border. In June of 1916 Iowa sent 4,500 national guardsmen to Texas. The Iowa Brigade, under Gen. Allen's command, consisted of three regiments of infantry, one battalion of artillery, one squadron of cavalry, one company of engineers, sanitary detachments, a field hospital and an ambulance company. They spent nearly a month at Camp Dodge near Des Moines drilling, conditioning, and mustering the men into Federal service. In mid-summer began the movement toward the border. The Iowa troops went into camp amid the brush and cacti near Brownsville, Texas. Eight deaths occurred among the men of the brigade, all the result of accidents.

Allen later joined the Oregon National Guard prior to his retirement.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Scrapbooks, primarily composed of newspaper clippings and personal letters.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, broadcast, or quote from materials in the Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections requires written permission of the Head of Archives & Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The Hubert Allison Allen Collection (OLPb060ALL), Lewis & Clark College Aubrey Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections, Portland, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Scrapbook v. 1
Includes clippings from Iowa newspapers about the Iowa National Guard.
2 Scrapbook v. 2
Includes clippings from Iowa newspapers about the Iowa National Gaurd and some correspondence.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Allen, Hubert Allison--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Iowa. National Guard
  • Geographical Names :
  • Camp Dodge (Iowa)