Guide to the Harold Hanne Elarth Papers
1902-1951

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Elarth, Harold Hanne, 1885-
Title: Harold Hanne Elarth Papers
Dates: 1902-1951 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4.5 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 286
Summary: Harold Hanne Elarth (b. 1885) was a U. S. Army officer who served in the Philippine Constabulary and rose to the rank of Lt. Col. The collection contains research for Elarth's book on the Philippine Constabulary, Philippine Constabulary Officers Association history, a diary, letterpress copybooks, a Philippine Constabulary manual, photographs, and correspondence.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are 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).

Historical Note

Harold Hanne Elarth (b. 1885) was born in Nebraska. and who became a U.S. Army officer who rose to the rank of Lieutenant colonel. His major service was in the Philippine insurrection and with the Philippine Constabulary.

Elarth wrote a book focusing on his and others memories of the Constabulary titled, "The Story of the Philippine Constabulary," published in 1949.

Content Description

The collection contains research for Elarth's book on the Philippine Constabulary, Philippine Constabulary Officers Association history, a diary, letterpress copybooks, a Philippine Constabulary manual, photographs, and correspondence.

Research material for the book, The Story of the Philippine Constabulary includes an official roster and checklists, correspondence, official military biographies, research notes, and a copy of the book. Correspondence includes over 200 letters from Constabulary officers (1943-1950). The officers wrote accounts of their service in the Constabulary. Also included are over sixty letters from Elarth to Constabulary officers.

Philippine Constabulary Officers Association history material consists of a constitution and copies of the Association Bulletin (1950-1966).

Elarth's personal material includes one diary (1910-1915), letterpress copybooks consisting of outgoing letters (1902-1904) and letters received (1902-1904). Also included here is a Philippine Constabulary manual (1915).

The collection also contains photographs and they document Elarth's time spent in the Philippines and in the Constabulary, 1904-1917.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Harold Hanne Elarth papers, Ax 286, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff, 1966.

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.

Additional Reference Guides :  

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


Detailed Description of the Collection

Papers
1.5 linear feet
1902-1915, 1944-1951
Photographs (PH112)
3.0 linear feet
Elarth, Harold Hanne, 1885-

Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Elarth, Harold Hanne, 1885-
  • Elarth, Harold Hanne, 1885---Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Philippine Constabulary.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Philippines--Photographs
  • Subject Terms :
  • Police--Philippines
  • Soldiers--United States--Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Letterpress copybooks
  • Photographs
  • Research notes

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