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Earl G. Paules papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 540

Scope and Contents

The collection (1942-1963) contains a diary, correspondence, a history of the construction of the Whitehorse sector prepared by the Operations Section, 18th Engineers (1943), publications, and reel-to-reel film and photographs of Alaskan Highway construction.

The diary was written from February 2 - December 31, 1942.

The correspondence is from 1942-1963 and includes Paules report on the Alcan Highway (the Alaskan-Canadian Highway) in 1963.

The three reels of film include a newsreel motion picture of the highway, by Hamilton Wright Organizations, Inc. (1942), Alaskan Highway (color) and Alcan Highway films by U.S. Engineers.

A photo album contains pictures illustrating construction of the Alcan Highway.

There are also 231 loose photographs of Alcan Highway construction work.

Also available are publications that include articles regarding the Alaskan highways, and a WPA publication titled, Oregon, End of the Trail, 1st edition, 1940.

Dates

  • 1942-1963

Creator

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

Earl Grady Paules (1891 - ) was born in Marietta, Pennsylvania and graduated from the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. In 1942, as colonel of the 18th Engineers, he was in command of Alaska highway construction in the Whitehorse, Yukon Territory - White River sector, and then of the Northwest sector.

Extent

1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Earl Grady Paules (1891 - ) graduated from the U. S. Military Academy, and as a colonel of the 18th Engineers he was in command of Alaska highway construction in the Whitehorse, Yukon Territory - White River sector, and then of the Northwest sector. The collection (1942-1963) contains a diary, correspondence, a history of the construction of the Whitehorse sector prepared by the Operations Section, 18th Engineers (1943), publications, and reel-to-reel film and photographs of Alaskan highway construction.

Arrangement

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.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, 1970s.

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.
Title
Guide to the Earl G. Paules Papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo.
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
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

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA