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Brice P. Disque papers, 1899-1957

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Disque, Brice P., 1879-
Title
Brice P. Disque papers
Dates
1899-1957 (inclusive)
Quantity
15.0 linear feet, (22 containers)
Collection Number
Coll 115
Summary
The Brice P. Disque Papers contain the personal and professional records of General Brice P. Disque. The collection contains manuscripts, personal and professional correspondence, business dealing records, scrapbooks, and photographs. This collection was organized by Disque and contains a "201" file, which is personal letters of special importance. The photographs are separated from the papers collection and are one of the six official sets of U.S. Army photograph collections in existence.
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.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

General Brice Pursell Disque (1879-1960) is best remembered for his distinguished service as the U.S. Army officer in charge of the Spruce Production Division of the Bureau of Aircraft Production, and as the President of the United States Spruce Production Corporation, 1917-1919. Under his leadership the chaos that characterized seasonal spruce production in the Pacific Northwest was transformed into an orderly operation. A high degree of organization was necessary to meet the needs of the United States and the needs of the allied nations for ship and railway timber, commercial lumber, shingles and aircraft frames. Disque consulted with the woodworkers and the Proceedings of the Lumberman's Protective League show he established the eight hour working day, formulated regulations for governing labor conditions, and participated in arbitration of disputes. Equal representation of employers and employees on all councils was also established. The Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumberman (LLLL) was formed, thus resolving Industrial Employees Union which emerged with the AFL. For his service with the Spruce Production Division Disque was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

In his civil career, General Disque served as president of a number of corporations such as the Anthracite Equipment Corporation, G. Amsinck and Co., and the Sulphide Ore Process Company. He also served on various private and public boards and commissions such as the Anthracite Institute and the Solid Fuels Administration for War. In 1917 he served as Warden of the Michigan State Prison. He corresponded widely, particularly in touch with many of his associates of World War I days. General Disque died in 1960.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Brice P. Disque Papers reflect both his military and civil careers. General Disque was a careful preserver of his major papers, particularly the records of his Spruce Production service, and his life is well documented. The papers, which consist of correspondence, business records, public speeches and radio addresses, autobiographical drafts, and photographs, have been retained in the file order devised by Disque.

The bulk of the collection is arranged alphabetically by individual, organization, or subject and consists largely of correspondence and business records. Major subjects within this series are the Coal Consumers Protective Association, labor relations, the Solid Fuels Administration for War, the U.S. Army, and U.S. Spruce Production Corporation. U.S. Spruce records include monthly records of the wood shipped to United States allies during World War I. Correspondents of interest include Fred G. Clark, Merwin K. Hart, Robert B. Dresser, Herbert Clark Hoover, Fiorella La Guardia, Edward A. Rumley, Wendell Wilkie, Theodore Roosevelt, and Samuel Gompers and conservative political organizations such as the American Economic Foundation, the Committee for Constitutional Government and Sons of the Revolution. This general series is contained in seven boxes ending with a chronological sequence of correspondence in several folders designated "Miscellaneous" by Disque, meaning less than a folder's worth of material on each topic.

Following is a series of Disque's speeches and radio addresses made between 1905 and 1940, arranged chronologically. Subjects covered are commerce, labor, industry, history, military preparedness, poverty, prisons, and international trade. A 1933 speech to the House Ways and Means Committee contains testimony on the equalization of the tariff.

The collection is rounded out by two boxes of what Disque considered personal material. Box 9 contains an assortment of material, including two small series of correspondence separated out from the main series by Disque. First in the box is a file containing handwritten drafts of an autobiography and a scrapbook. Next comes the first series of correspondence named by Disque "Personal. General Correspondence." It covers matters such as the privately financed aspects of the volunteer cavalry. This correspondence is arranged chronologically, 1910-1917. There follows a second series of correspondence which Disque designated the "201 File." It contains letters and telegrams apparently of special significance to Disque, several of which are listed in the Conservative and Libertarian Name Index: one from Theodore Roosevelt regarding the Voluntary Cavalry forces, one from Herbert Clark Hoover discussing the U.S. Food Administration regulations, and one from Samuel Gompers, AFL. The box also contains miscellaneous items such as a carved wooded plaque from the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen and a resolution of the LLLL bearing the seal of the organization. There follows a box which contains a series of nine numbered scrapbooks of news clippings about Disque and his career.

A final box of material was received in 1967. This addendum contains manuscripts of addresses and articles, and correspondence. A list of the titles of the writings and of the correspondence is included in the inventory. Three additional folders containing letters pertaining to Disque's resignation from the Anthracite Institute and from the Solid Fuels Coordination Office conclude the collection.

The collection includes nine albums and some loose images. Eight of the albums are official U.S. Army documentation of the spruce production effort, and include many photographs by Prentiss, some by Kinsey, and some by Cress-Dale. A ninth album holds snapshots of a cavalry encampment in Ohio in 1912. Miscellaneous images include spruce production, inmate recreation and general scenes of Jackson Prison, and scenes related to Disque's later life.

Image numbering is composed of the collection number, the album number, and the page number: PH159_9_34.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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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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], Brice P. Disque papers, Coll 115, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Series I:  Alphabetical Listing of FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 2
Committee for America Self-Contained
1933-1934
1 3
American Crusaders
1954-1959
1 4
American Economic Foundation (Fred Clark)
1954-1955
1 5
G. Amsinck & Co., Personal correspondence
1 6
G. Amsinck & Co., General
1 7
G. Amsinck & Co., Profit Sharing
1 8
Robert Armstrong Andrews
1944-1955
1 9
Anthracite Equipment Corporation, New York
1934-1936
1 10
Anthracite Institute: Committee Planning
1 11
Anthracite Institute: Analysis of Coal Veins
1 12
Anthracite Institute: Code Committee
1 13
Anthracite Institute: Program Committee
1932-1934
1 14
Anthracite Institute: Committee Work
1935
1 15
Anthracite Institute: Committee Work
1931-1933
1 16
Anthracite Institute: letters
1932
1 17
Anthracite Institute: Letters #1
1933
1 18
Anthracite Institute: Letters #2
1933
1 19
Anthracite Institute: Members
1 20
Anthracite Institute: Constitution
1 21
Anthracite Institute: Dealer Account Systems
1 22
Anthracite Institute: Dealer Margins
1 23
Anthracite Institute: Executive Committee letters
1 24
Anthracite Institute: National Industrial Recovery Act
1 25
Anthracite Institute: Plans
1933
1 26
Anthracite Institute: Plans
1932
1 27
Anthracite Institute: Reorganization
1 28
Anthracite Institute: Research Pamphlets
1 29
Report: Operating Costs of Certain Coal Dealers in New England
October 10, 1933
2 1
Anthracite Producers
2 2
Anthracite Institute: Operators-Del. Lack. & West.
2 3
Anthracite Institute: Glen Alden Coal Co.
2 4
Anthracite Institute: The Hudson Coal Company #1
2 5
Anthracite Institute: Lehigh Navigation Coal Co.
2 6
Anthracite Institute: Madeira-Hill & Co.
2 7
Anthracite Institute: Philadelphia Reading Coal & Iron
2 8
Aviation Corporation
1929
2 9
Newton D. Baker
1931-1932
2 10
Bruce Barton
1931-1933 1937 1952
2 11
Bernard Baruch
1940 1944
2 12
Ezra T. Benson
1955
2 13
Oliver W. Birckhead
1926-1958
2 14
Charles A. Blaney
1918 1933 1942
2 15
Patrick J. Boland
1933 1936 1942
2 16
Brazilian Ore
1938-1940
2 17
Bricker Amendment
1953-1954
2 18
Citizens Public Expenditure Survey, NewYork State
1953-1959
2 19
Fred Clark
1959
2 20
Coal Consumers Protective Association, Inc.
1943-1951
2 21
Committee for Constitutional Government
1948-1949
2 22
Constitution and Free Enterprise Foundation
1959
2 23
J. Cheever Cowdin
1923-1925
2 24
Willis D. Crittenberger
1951-1952
2 25
Everly Mahin David
1952-1953
2 26
Brice P. Disque Jr., College
2 27
Brice P. Disque Jr.
1925-1944
2 28
J.J. Donovan
1917-1921 1925 1931
2 29
William J. Donovan
1931
2 30
Carroll B. Dotson
1932
2 31
Robert B. Dresser
1949-1950
2 32
Hugh A, Drum
1942-1950
3 1
Frank D. Eamon
1917-1922 1932-1946 1958
3 2
Hanson E. Fly
1926-1927
3 3
Harold C. Eustis
1917-1945
3 4
Fighting Funds for Finland, Inc.
1940
3 5
Felix Frankfurter
1918-1919 1933 1941
3 6
Edward W. Freeman
1919 1923 1941
3 7
Michael Gallagher
1930-1935
3 8
Michael Gallagher
1933-1938
3 9
Michael Gallagher
1935-1936
3 10
Michael Gallagher
1942
3 11
W.E. Gilmore
1920 1929
3 12
Margaret P. Gordon
1932-1939
3 13
William N. Gordon
1921-1926
3 14
Governors
1941 1951 1959
3 15
Merwin K. Hart
1948-1958
3 16
Herbert C. Hoover
1940 1952 1959
3 17
Charles F. Euber
1932-1933 1947
3 18
Johnson-Cowdin-Emmerich, Inc.
1923-1925
3 19
Johnson-Cowdin-Emmerich, Inc.
1923-1925
3 20
Johnson-Cowdin Turnover Control
3 21
George F. Kearney
1917-1921 1934 1945
3 22
Labor Relations
1955-1957
3 23
Fred W. Leadbetter
1918-1921 1927 1934
3 24
Fiorello H. LaGuardia
1944-1945
3 25
John L. Lewis
1940
3 26
William D. Loucks
1931-1935
3 27
Alexander McAndrew
1921 1923 1930
3 28
Magazines and Miscellaneous
3 29
Journal-American, New York
3 30
Hearst papers
3 31
Herald-Tribune-New York
3 32
Times-New York
3 33
Wall Street Journal-New York
3 34
World*Telegram-New York
3 35
Irving A. Manacher
1943 1944 1953
3 36
Marshall Plan
1948-1954
3 37
Clippings-Marshall Plan
3 38
Jackson, Michigan papers
3 39
Michigan State Prison, Jackson, Michigan Miscellaneous
1917-1921
3 40
Michigan State Prison-Clippings
3 41
George V.H. Mosely
1918 1921 1931-1932
3 42
Fred E. Moskovics
1942-1956
4 1
New York City Bureau of Smoke Control
1950-1954
4 2
John McA. Palmer
1923-1924
4 3
Mason M. Patrick
1923-1925
4 4
Pattison & Browns, Inc., Board of Directors
4 5
Pattison & Browns, Inc.
1933-1936
4 6
Pattison & Browns, Inc., letters
4 7
Pattison & Browns, Inc., Pittston Company
4 8
Pattison & Browns, Inc., U.S. Barge Company
4 9
Edward E. Payne
1920-1925
4 10
William C. Potter
1918-1929
4 11
George Powell
1920 1933 1942-1943
4 12
Presidents Industrial Conference
1919-1920
4 13
Henry T. Rainey
1933-1934
4 14
J.D. Reardon
1918-1919
4 15
Paul Reize
1929-1931 1943-1945
4 16
Republican Party
1932-1953
4 17
Republican Party Funds Committee
4 18
Jackson E. Reynolds
1931
4 19
Edward A. Rumeley
1954 1958-1959
4 20
John D. Ryan
1919-1925
4 21
Mott Sawyer
1919-1922
4 22
C.A. Seoane
1927-1959
4 23
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Anthracite Shipments
4 24
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Correspondence-Dealers and Operators
4 25
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Correspondence-Personal
4 26
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Directory
4 27
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Harold L. Ickes
4 28
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Roper Survey
1942
4 29
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Salary Receipts
4 30
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trading Area Survey
4 31
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: Allentown, PA
March 24, 1943
4 32
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: Anthracite Region
July 29, 1942-July 30, 1942
4 33
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: Baltimore, MD
January 4, 1943
4 34
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: Boston, MA
March 17, 1943
4 35
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: New York City
March 24, 1943
4 36
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: Newark, NJ
February 18, 1943
4 37
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: Pacific Northwest
August 1942
4 38
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: Philadelphia, PA
March 2, 1943
4 39
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: Providence, RI
December 10, 1942
4 40
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: Washington
4 41
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: Springfield, MA
November 24, 1942
4 42
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Trips: Wilmington, DE
January 4, 1943
4 43
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Glen Alden Coal Company
4 44
Solid Fuels Administration for War: The Hudson Coal Company
4 45
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Lehigh Navigation Coal Co., Inc
4 46
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Susquehanna Collieries Co.
5 1
Solid Fuels Administration for War: New England Coal Dealers Assocation
5 2
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Baltimore, Maryland Coal Exchange
5 3
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Delaware State Coal Club
5 4
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Fuel Merchants Association, Brooklyn, New York
5 5
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey
5 6
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Merchants and Manufacturers Association of Washington D.C.
5 7
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Pennsylvania Retail Coal Merchants Association
5 8
Solid Fuels Administration for War: Retail Solid Fuel Merchants Association of New York
5 9
Sons of the Revolution I
5 10
Roderick Stephens
1944
5 11
Sons of the Revolution II
5 12
Charles A. Stone
1921 1925 1932
5 13
Sulphide Ore Process Company: George A. Ellis
1941-1948
5 14
Sulphide Ore Process Company: F.A. Eustis
1949
5 15
Sulphide Ore Process Company: George A. Ellis
1949
5 16
Sulphide Ore Process Company: George A. Ellis
1950
5 17
Sulphide Ore Process Company: F.A. Eustis
1948
5 18
Sulphide Ore Process Company: F.A. Eustis
1950
5 19
Sulphide Ore Process Company: F.A. Eustis
1951
5 20
Sulphide Ore Process Company: F.A. Eustis, re: SOP stock
5 21
Sulphide Ore Process Company: Waldo C. Holden (sec)
5 22
J.B. Umpleby
1942-1945
5 23
Army Advisory Board correspondence
5 24
Army Advisory Board Lists and Orders
5 25
Army Appointments
5 26
Army Advisory Board Meetings
5 27
Fort Levenworth
1904-1907
5 28
Miscellaneous letters
1901-1910
5 29
Miscellaneous letters
1915-1916
5 30
To Chief Staff, Land Forces
1916
5 31
Army correspondence
1937-1951
5 32
Army correspondence
1952-1955
5 33
Army correspondence
1956
6 1
Army Cavalry Militia
1911-1912
6 2
Record of Service
1898-1948
6 3
Army: United Spanish War Veterans
6 4
Army: Disque Mobile Force
1940
6 5
Army: Reserve Officers Association of the U.S.
6 6
Army: 61st Cavalry
6 7
Army: 151st Cavalry
6 8
Army: 301st Cavalry
6 9
Army: Distinguished Service Medals
6 10
Army: Decorations
6 11
Army: Periods of Service
6 12
Army: Pine Camp Military Reser.
6 13
Army: War Department
6 14
Funes Surrender
6 15
Army: Army Exchange Service
6 16
Army: Resignation
6 17
Congress: House of Representatives
6 18
Congress: Senate
6 19
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Special Orders: 1-40
1917-1918
6 20
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: General Order No. 1 with corrections
6 21
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Special Orders: 41-80
1918
6 22
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Special Orders: 81-120
1918
6 23
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Special Orders: 121-140
1918
6 24
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Special Orders: 141-160
1918
6 25
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Special Orders: 161-200
1918
6 26
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Special Orders: 201-240
1918
6 27
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Special Orders: 241-280
1918
6 28
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Special Orders: 281-308
1918
6 29
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Special Orders: 1-26
1919
7 1
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Bulletins
1917-1918
7 2
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Memoranda
7 3
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Memoranda
1918-1919
7 4
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Daily Reports
7 5
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Specifications
7 6
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Daily Reports, Signal corps cut-up plant (Vancouver Barracks cut-up plant)
7 7
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Statement by Brice P. Disque
7 8
U.S. Spruce Production Corporation: Timber Locations
7 9
U.S. Steel Corporation
1950-1951
7 10
Universal Military Training
1940
7 11
Charles Van Way
1917-1929
7 12
journal
November 30, 1917-June 19, 1918
7 13
journal
June 20, 1918-February 17, 1919
7 14
James W. Wadsworth Jr.
1932-1944
7 15
Edward S. Wallace
1958
7 16
Jesse B. Warriner
1933-1951
7 17
Harrison Williams
1921
7 18
Wendell L. Wilkie
1940
7 19
I.D. Wolf
1919 1921 1954
7 20
Wood Motor Parts Corporation
1930-1933
7 21
Robert R. Young
1946-1947
8 1
Addresses
1905 1912 1916 1918 1919
8 2
Memoranda issued by General Disque
8 3
Addresses
1923 1927 1931
8 4
Addresses
1932 1933
8 5
Addresses
1934 1935 1936 1938
8 6
Addresses: Our National Defense Problem
8 7
Addresses: Politics Prospers on Poverty
8 8
Addresses
1940 1942
8 9
Addresses: Broadcast from WEAF
1944
8 10
Addresses: Spring Valley
July 4, 1941
8 11
WLW (Radio Station) General
8 12
WLW Broadcasts, No. 1-7
June 7, 1940-June 28, 1940
8 13
WLW Broadcasts, No. 8-17
July 5, 1940-August 2, 1940
8 14
WLW Broadcasts, No. 18-23
August 6, 1940-August 23, 1940
8 15
WLW Broadcasts, No. 24-33
August 27, 1940-September 27, 1940
8 16
WLW Broadcast Extras
8 17
Fan mail
8 18
WLW Transcript Requests
8 19
WLW Fan Mail, letters
8 20
Selective Service
8 21
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding Disque
8 22
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding Disque
9 1
Biography
9 2
Brice P. Disque: Personal, General correspondence
9 3
Personal correspondence
January 1910-July 1911
9 4
Personal correspondence
August 1911-December 1911
9 5
Personal correspondence
January 1912-March 1912
9 6
Personal correspondence
November 1913-March 1914
9 7
Personal correspondence
April 1914
9 8
Personal correspondence
May 1914-July 1914
9 9
Personal correspondence
August 1915-December 1915
9 10
Personal correspondence
January 1916-June 1916
9 11
Personal correspondence
August 1916-December 1916
9 12
Personal correspondence
February 1917-July 1917
9 13
Personal correspondence
August 1917-December 1917
9 14
Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen, Plaque
9 15
Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen, Seal
9a 1
"201" File
1899 - 1912
9a 2
"201" File
1912 - 1914
9a 3
"201" File
1914 - 1917
9a 4
"201" File
1917 - 1918
9a 5
"201" File
1918
9a 6
"201" File
1918
9a 7
"201" File
1918
9a 8
"201" File
1918
9a 9
"201" File
1918
9a 10
"201" File
1918-1920; 1918 - 1953 (inclusive) 1918 - 1920 (bulk)

Series II:  ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
Scrapbook #1, newspaper clippings
1919
10 2
Scrapbook #3, newspaper clippings
1917-1918
10 3
Scrapbook #4
1918-1919
10 4
Scrapbook #5, newspaper clippings
1919
10 5
Scrapbook #6, newspaper clippings
1919-1927
10 6
Scrapbook #7, newspaper clippings
1931-1941
10 7
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings
1941-1950

Series III:  Addenda Acquired in December 1967Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 1
Manuscripts
11 2
Manuscripts
11 3
Correspondence
11 4
Correspondence-Anthracite Institute
1931-1937
11 5
Correspondence-Solid Fuels Coordination Office
1942
11 6
Correspondence-Solid Fuels Coordination
1943

Series IV:  Photographs (PH159)Return to Top

3.0 linear feet
Disque, Brice P., 1879-
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
10
PH159_0: [Misc. photos of WW1 aircraft production; Jackson Prison, MI; Pinnacle Club; offprint w/colored portrait of Disque.]
1 album (photographic prints)
various
1918
1
PH159_1: Officers, Spruce Production Division, US Army. [Portraits, identified.]
1 album (photographic prints)
This album contains formal portraits of about seventy officers of the Spruce Production Division. Where known the name of the photography studio that took the photo is listed following the name of the officer.
various
1918
2
PH159_2: Spruce Production Division, US Army Air Service Aircraft Production album. Warren Spruce Co. Operations in Willapa Bay…. [incl. Prentiss photos]
1 album (photographic prints)
Since the photographers of the vast majority of the images in this album are known, a separate column listing them had been included here. In addition, the numbers that they assigned to the photos are also listed following their name. In a few instances the photographer isn’t known and the notation “Unknown Photographer” follows the page number. Album includes photographs by Cress-Dale Photo Co. of Seattle; Kinsey; and Prentiss.
various
1918
3
PH159_3: Spruce Production Division, US Army Air Service Aircraft Production album. Warren Spruce Co. Operations in Yaquina and Alsea…. [incl. Prentiss photos]
1 album (photographic prints)
This album is made up entirely of photographs produced by A. M. Prentiss. In addition, the photos are only from his series of larger images, those being 8 x 10 inches in size. None of his smaller series of prints are found in this album. Therefore, even though the numbers on the photos themselves do not contain the letter “P” on them, that designation has been added due to the reasons explained earlier in this work.
Prentiss, A. M.
1918
4
PH159_4: Spruce Production Division, US Army Air Service Aircraft Production album. [Warren Spruce Co., Monarch Mill, Toledo; incl. Prentiss photos]
1 album (photographic prints)
This album contains a mixture of subjects from several different photographers. However, the photographers are unknown for a large portion of the images in this album and the notation “Unknown Photographer” then follows the page number. Contains photos by Prentiss.
various
1918
5
PH159_5: Spruce Production Division, US Army Air Service Aircraft Production album. Progress SPDRR [various lines; incl. Prentiss photos]
1 album (photographic prints)
This album is largely made up of photographs taken by the U.S. Army. A good portion of them are numbered however many of them are not. Where known to have been taken by the army that notation will follow the page number. In the case of the numbered images the appropriate number will follow the photo descriptions. Contains photos by Prentiss.
various
1918
6
PH159_6: Troop A, 1st Squadron Ohio Cavalry Camp at Novelty, Ohio, August 1912
1 album (photographic prints)
This album is included as part of the Disque collection however includes no photos depicting the operations of the Spruce Production Division. Instead, it is comprised entirely of photographs taken while he was active in the Ohio Cavalry.
Disque, Brice Pursell (1879-1960)
1912 Aug
7
PH159_7: Spruce Production Division, US Army Air Service Aircraft Production album. [Nasel River, WA…; incl. Prentiss photos]
1 album (photographic prints)
This album is largely made up of photographs taken by the U.S. Army. A good portion of them are numbered although many are not. Where known to have been taken by the army that notation will follow the page number. In the case of the numbered images the appropriate number will follow the photo description. Contains photos by Prentiss.
various
1918
8
PH159_8: Spruce Production Division, US Army Air Service Aircraft Production album. Progress on construction of cut-up plants. [incl. Prentiss photos]
1 album (photographic prints)
With a few exceptions this album contains only photographs showing the construction of the large sawmill complex at Vancouver, Washington. In almost all instances the photographers are unknown although a few of the images do have a number printed on them. Where numbers do show up they are noted on this list immediately following the name of the photographer if it’s known. If not, the notation “Unknown photographer” has been inserted immediately following the page number and the number on the photo follows that notation. Contains photos by Sandy's of Vancouver and by Prentiss.
various
1918
9
PH159_9: Official US Army photographs. [Spruce Production Division, US Army Air Service Aircraft Production album. Incl. Warren ]
1 album (photographic prints)
This album is made up mostly of photographs produced by A.M. Prentiss and Gifford & Prentiss Inc. The A.M. Prentiss photos are from both series of images he did, the smaller 6 ½” x 8 ¼” prints and the larger 8” x 10” prints. Therefore, the letter “P” has been added to the photo numbers of the larger images to distinguish them from his series of smaller prints.
various
Towards the back of the album are several pages of photographs showing the large sawmill facilities in Vancouver, Washington. For the most part the identity of the photographers that produced these prints is unknown.There is a small amount of captions in this album but it looks like they were randomly penciled in sometime after the album was assembled. Many of these notations are either quite non-descriptive or incorrect so have not been included in the following list. Therefore, all photo descriptions and information has been provided by this compiler even though it’s not enclosed in brackets as on the other lists. Many of the photo descriptions are verbatim from captions found in albums from other photo collections.
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Index to negatives