Harry L. McAlister mementos of the Spanish-American War, Philippines campaign
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a hand written copy of a diary by American prisoners in the Philippines titled, "Diary by American Prisoners found in a cell at San Isidro, Philippine Islands, province of Nuevaeciyo (Nueva Ecija?) by a member of the 2nd Oregon Volunteers." Notations at the end of the diary stated that "names found on the cell wall were: J. O'Brien (O'Brian?); A. Romuchien (?); and A. Huber - captured January 27, 1899; and W. Bouce and Capt. Honnyman - captured January 30, 1899."
Gathered correspondence and mementos includes notes, orders, including special orders of soldiers "reduced to the ranks," event programs, and postcards depicting the Philippines. There are also photographs of soldiers, and clippings regarding soldiers (1898-1899).
Also available are copies of the Manila Times (1928; 1930; 1944; and 1946), and a copy of the Philippine Magazine, undated.
The collection also contains a flag of the Oregon Volunteers that includes hand written names of soldiers.
- 1898-1899; 1928-1946
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0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
Harry L. McAlister served in the Spanish American War in the Philippines as an enlisted man, Company A, of the Oregon Volunteers. The collection (1898-1899) contains mementos of the war including a copy of a diary by American prisoners, photographs, gathered correspondence, clippings, and other mementos, orders, Philippine publications, and an Oregon Volunteers flag.
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.
- Clippings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Diaries Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- McAlister, Harry L.
- Philippines -- History -- 1898-1946 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902 -- Personal narratives, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Philippines -- Periodicals Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Prisoners of war -- Philippines -- History -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Campaigns -- Philippines Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Personal narratives, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Philippines -- Prisoners and prisons Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Oregon Volunteers, 2nd. Company A
- Guide to the Harry L. McAlister mementos of the Spanish-American War, Philippines campaign
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet.
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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).