Hubert Allison Allen Collection, 1898-1916 PDF
- Allen, Hubert Allison
- Hubert Allison Allen Collection
- 1898-1916 (inclusive)1898-19161898-1916
- 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.
- 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
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.
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.
|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)