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Oregon. Statewide Relief Council records

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [B 107] 1
Identifier: B 107

Scope and Contents

The collection (1932) is from the files of council member Harrison V. Hoyt.

Included are minutes and reports from surveyors, as well as minutes and working papers of the Executive Committee.

Surveys were done by county, and the surveys investigated food surpluses and deficits, unemployment conditions, and educational opportunities, among other factors. Counties represented include: Columbia, Union, Baker, Deschutes, Crook, Wallowa, and Sherman, among others.


  • Creation: 1932


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and 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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

"In the midst of widespread unemployment and financial collapse, Congress passed the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932, creating the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)."

The RFC funded state public works projects, including those in Oregon. The Oregon Statewide Relief Council investigated and reported on unemployment, food surpluses and deficits, and educational opportunities in Oregon.

[Source: HUD Historical Background.]


0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



In 1932, the Oregon Statewide Relief Council investigated and reported on unemployment, food surpluses and deficits, and educational opportunities in Oregon. The collection (1932) contains minutes, correspondence, reports, and also food, unemployment, and education surveys.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff in the 1970s; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Oregon. Statewide Relief Council Records
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA