John Gamber papers, 1897-1911 PDF
- Gamber, John Arthur
- John Gamber papers
- 1897-1911 (inclusive)18971911
- 1.5 linear feet, (3 containers)
- Collection Number
- Ax 135
- John Arthur Gamber was an Oregonian who participated in the Spanish American War. The collection comprises correspondence with Mary McAlister, whom Gamber later married in 1904, as well as diaries, photographs, and mementoes relating to the Philippines Campaign during the Spanish American War.
- University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
John Arthur Gamber was from Lacomb, Oregon. From 1898-1899 he was a private in Company I, 2nd Oregon Volunteer Infantry, in the Philippine Islands. He attended the University of Oregon, 1900-1902, and later worked as a salesman. He married Mary McAlister of Eugene, Oregon, in 1904.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists mainly of letters, 1897-1911. They are to and from Mary McAlister of Eugene, Oregon. There are also two diary volumes, May 14, 1898-August 7, 1899, concerning the Philippines campaign, and a collection of photographs and mementoes of the war.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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[Identification of item], John Gamber Papers, Ax 135, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||5||Letters||July 1897-August 1897|
|1||6||Letters||September 1897-December 1897|
|1||7||Letters||April 1898-May 1898|
|1||8||Letters||June 1898-September 1898|
|2||1||Letters||October 1898-December 1898|
|2||2||Letters||January 1899-February 1899|
|2||3||Letters||March 1899-May 1899|
|2||5||Letters||August 1899 December 1899|
|3||4||Diaries (2 volumes)||May 14, 1898-August 7, 1899|
|3||5||Mementoes of the Spanish American War|
|3||6||Photographs (Spanish American War, Philippine Islands)|
|3||7||Photographs (Spanish American War, Philippine Islands)|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Soldiers--United States--Correspondence
- Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Philippines
- Personal Names :
- Gamber, John Arthur--Correspondence
- Form or Genre Terms :