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Maurice P. Alger papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 477

Scope and Contents

The collection contains diaries, personnel records and general orders, manuals, language books of Tagalog and Ilocano languages, issues of a Constabulary officers bulletin, and issues of American Old-timer.

Alger's diaries from when he was in the Constabulary are from, 1908-1917.

Other Constabulary materials include a personnel file, general orders (1903), and manuals.

The collection also contains issues of American Old-timer (Manila), vol. 7, nos. 1-5, vol. 8, nos. 3-7 (1940-1941), and a file of the Bulletin of the Philippine Constabulary Officers Association, nos. 1-10, 12-14 (1950-1962).

With the papers are language books of Taglog grammer, Taglog-English and Taglog-Spanish dictionaries, a book about the Iloco language, and a manual and dictionary of English-Ilocano (1904-1909).


  • 1903-1962


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

Maurice P. Alger (1866-1961) was born in Trenton, New York, and educated at St. John's School in Manlius, New York. In 1908 he was commissioned third lieutenant in the Philippine Constabulary, rose to grade of captain, and retired in 1918. He later went into business in the Philippine Islands.


1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials



Maurice P. Alger (1866-1961) was commissioned third lieutenant in the Philippine Constabulary in 1908, rose to grade of captain, retired in 1918, and later went into business in the Philippine Islands.


Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

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 to no organization and rehousing.

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

Guide to the Maurice P. Alger Papers
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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