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Earl Landreth papers, 1913-1964

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Landreth, Ear1, 1893-1966
Title
Earl Landreth papers
Dates
1913-1964 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 480
Summary
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.
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 Landreth (1893-1966) was born in Albany, Oregon. He enlisted in the Army in 1912, was commissioned as an officer in the Philippine Scouts in 1915, and in the U.S. Army, 1917. He rose to rank of colonel, and retired in 1945.

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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.

Correspondence includes letters written by Col. Landreth to his family (1942-1945) while he was at headquarters, Ft. Richardson, Alaska, with the 43d Division in the Solomon Islands, and as chief of staff, II Island Command. The correspondence shows he was in the Fiji Islands, Russell Islands, and New Caledonia. The letters indicate that military life can be boring to a colonel as well as to a private -- though more comfortably so.

Correspondence also includes general letters, 1913-1964, including five letters from Governor Ernest Gruening.

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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.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Earl Landreth papers, Ax 480, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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