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Harold Hanne Elarth Papers, 1902-1951

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Elarth, Harold Hanne, 1885-
Title
Harold Hanne Elarth Papers
Dates
1902-1951 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.5 linear feet, (3 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 286
Summary
Harold Hanne Elarth (b. 1885) was a U. S. Army officer who served in the Philippine Constabulary and rose to the rank of Lt. Col. The collection contains research for Elarth's book on the Philippine Constabulary, Philippine Constabulary Officers Association history, a diary, letterpress copybooks, a Philippine Constabulary manual, photographs, and correspondence.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Harold Hanne Elarth (b. 1885) was born in Nebraska. and who became a U.S. Army officer who rose to the rank of Lieutenant colonel. His major service was in the Philippine insurrection and with the Philippine Constabulary.

Elarth wrote a book focusing on his and others memories of the Constabulary titled, "The Story of the Philippine Constabulary," published in 1949.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains research for Elarth's book on the Philippine Constabulary, Philippine Constabulary Officers Association history, a diary, letterpress copybooks, a Philippine Constabulary manual, photographs, and correspondence.

Research material for the book, The Story of the Philippine Constabulary includes an official roster and checklists, correspondence, official military biographies, research notes, and a copy of the book. Correspondence includes over 200 letters from Constabulary officers (1943-1950). The officers wrote accounts of their service in the Constabulary. Also included are over sixty letters from Elarth to Constabulary officers.

Philippine Constabulary Officers Association history material consists of a constitution and copies of the Association Bulletin (1950-1966).

Elarth's personal material includes one diary (1910-1915), letterpress copybooks consisting of outgoing letters (1902-1904) and letters received (1902-1904). Also included here is a Philippine Constabulary manual (1915).

The collection also contains photographs and they document Elarth's time spent in the Philippines and in the Constabulary, 1904-1917.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harold Hanne Elarth papers, Ax 286, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
Papers
1.5 linear feet
1902-1915, 1944-1951
Photographs (PH112)
3.0 linear feet
Elarth, Harold Hanne, 1885-