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Earl G. Paules papers, 1942-1963

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Paules, Earl Grady, 1891-
Title
Earl G. Paules papers
Dates
1942-1963 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 540
Summary
Earl Grady Paules (1891 - ) graduated from the U. S. Military Academy, and as a colonel of the 18th Engineers he was in command of Alaska highway construction in the Whitehorse, Yukon Territory - White River sector, and then of the Northwest sector. The collection contains a diary, correspondence, a history of the construction of the Whitehorse sector prepared by the Operations Section, 18th Engineers (1943), publications, and reel-to-reel film and photographs of Alaskan highway construction.
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
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Additional Reference Guides

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

Languages
English

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Earl Grady Paules (1891 - ) was born in Marietta, Pennsylvania and graduated from the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. In 1942, as colonel of the 18th Engineers, he was in command of Alaska highway construction in the Whitehorse, Yukon Territory - White River sector, and then of the Northwest sector.

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The collection contains a diary, correspondence, a history of the construction of the Whitehorse sector prepared by the Operations Section, 18th Engineers (1943), publications, and reel-to-reel film and photographs of Alaskan highway construction.

The diary was written from February 2 - December 31, 1942.

The correspondence is from 1942-1963 and includes Paules report on the Alcan highway (the Alaskan-Canadian highway) in 1963.

The three reels of film include a newsreel motion picture of the highway, by Hamilton Wright Organizations, Inc. (1942), Alaskan Highway (color) and Alcan Highway films by U.S. Engineers.

A photo album contains pictures illustrating construction of the Alcan highway.

There are also 231 loose photographs of Alcan Highway construction work.

Also available are publications that include articles regarding the Alaskan highways, and a WPA publication titled, Oregon, End of the Trail, 1st edition, 1940.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Earl G. Paules papers, Ax 540, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

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