Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence from Landreth to his family during WWII, lectures delivered at Ft. Leavenworth, biographical material, and a publication by Landreth titled Washington Diaries, 1933-1935.
Correspondence includes letters written by Col. Landreth to his family (1942-1945) while he was at headquarters, Ft. Richardson, Alaska, with the 43d Division in the Solomon Islands, and as chief of staff, II Island Command. The correspondence shows he was in the Fiji Islands, Russell Islands, and New Caledonia. The letters indicate that military life can be boring to a colonel as well as to a private -- though more comfortably so.
Correspondence also includes general letters, 1913-1964, including five letters from Governor Ernest Gruening.
- Landreth, Earl, 1893-1966 (Person)
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Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
Earl Landreth (1893-1966) was born in Albany, Oregon. He enlisted in the Army in 1912, was commissioned as an officer in the Philippine Scouts in 1915, and in the U.S. Army, 1917. He rose to rank of colonel, and retired in 1945.
1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 manuscript boxes
Language of Materials
Earl Landreth (1893-1966) served as an officer in the Philippine Scouts in 1915, and in the U.S. Army, 1917, and rose to the rank of Colonel. The collection consists of correspondence from Landreth to his family during WWII, lectures delivered at Ft. Leavenworth, biographical material, and a publication by Landreth titled Washington Diaries, 1933-1935.
Collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Lectures, Biographical Material, and Published Works.
Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
Collection processed by staff, 1969.
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.
- Landreth, Earl, 1893-1966
- Lectures Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Oregon Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Soldiers -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army
- Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century Subject Source: Lcnaf
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Earl Landreth Papers
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet.
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- 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).