Guide to the Arvo Hukari Letters to Dorcas Aurelia DeWitt

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hukari, Arvo
Title: Arvo Hukari letters to Dorcas Aurelia DeWitt
Dates: 1918
Quantity: 0.075 linear feet (3 folders)
Collection Number: A 272
Summary: Arvo Hukari of Hood River, Oregon served in World War I as an enlisted man in the 25th Company, 7th Battalion, 166th Depot Brigade, at Ft. Lewis, Washington. The collection (1918) contains correspondence between Hukari and Dorcas Aurelia DeWitt (who would become his wife) while he was serving in WWI.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
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

Arvo Hukari owned orchards in Hood River, Oregon. He served in WWI as an enlisted man in the 25th Company, 7th Battalion, 166th Depot Brigade, at Ft. Lewis, Washington. He married Dorcas Aurelia DeWitt on October 1, 1918.

Content Description

Correspondence sent from Hukari to Dorcas Aurelia DeWitt consist of over seventy letters, from February to November of 1918

Correspondence sent from DeWitt to Hukari consist of thirteen letters sent between February and May of 1918.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Use :  

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Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Arvo Hukari letters to Dorcas Aurelia DeWitt, A 272, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

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 organization and rehousing.

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


  • Personal Names :
  • Hukari, Arvo
  • Subject Terms :
  • Soldiers--Oregon--Correspondence
  • World War, 1914-1918--Oregon
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence

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