Guide to the Joseph Benjamin Pate Papers
1908-1964

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Creator: Pate, Joseph Benjamin, 1879-1964
Title: Joseph Benjamin Pate papers
Dates: 1908-1964 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 790
Summary: Colonel Joseph Benjamin Pate (1879-1964) served in the Philippine Constabulary, WWI, and was assigned to South America from 1936-1942. The collection contains biographical files, photographs, a Philippine Constabulary officer list, diaries and mementoes, 1908-1964.
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

Colonel Joseph Benjamin Pate (1879-1964) was born in Maryville, Tennessee and educated at Maryville College. He attended and graduated from the United States Infantry and Cavalry School and the Command and General Staff School, both in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Army War College in Washington, D.C.

From 1906-1917 he was an officer with the Philippine Constabulary. During World War I he was an infantry major, 157th Infantry Division, 4th French Army.

Between 1936 and 1941 he was a military attaché in Central America, Venezuela and Columbia, and in 1941-1942 was senior member of the Neutral Military Observer Mission in connection with the Ecuador-Peru boundary dispute.

Content Description

The collection contains biographical files, photographs, a Philippine Constabulary officer list, diaries and mementoes.

There are a total of fifty-two diaries that make up the bulk of the collection. They are informative, covering Pate's youth and his years serving in the United States military. The collection contains diaries from 1908-1914; 1916-1918; 1927-1952; 1954-1964.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

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

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & 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 & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Joseph Benjamin Pate papers, Ax 790, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

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.

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.

Additional Reference Guides :  

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


Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Pate, Joseph Benjamin, 1879-1964
  • Geographical Names :
  • Central America
  • Subject Terms :
  • Philippine Constabulary
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Diaries
    • Photographs

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