Guide to the Oregon. Statewide Relief Council Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon. Statewide Relief Council
Title: Oregon. Statewide Relief Council records
Dates: 1932
Quantity: 0.025 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: B 107
Summary: In 1932, the Oregon Statewide Relief Council investigated and reported on unemployment, food surpluses and deficits, and educational opportunities in Oregon. The collection (1932) contains minutes, correspondence, reports, and also food, unemployment, and education surveys.
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

"In the midst of widespread unemployment and financial collapse, Congress passed the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932, creating the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)."

The RFC funded state public works projects, including those in Oregon. The Oregon Statewide Relief Council investigated and reported on unemployment, food surpluses and deficits, and educational opportunities in Oregon.

[Source: HUD Historical Background.]

Content Description

The collection (1932) is from the files of council member Harrison V. Hoyt.

Included are minutes and reports from surveyors, as well as minutes and working papers of the Executive Committee.

Surveys were done by county, and the surveys investigated food surpluses and deficits, unemployment conditions, and educational opportunities, among other factors. Counties represented include: Columbia, Union, Baker, Deschutes, Crook, Wallowa, and Sherman, among others.

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], Oregon. Statewide Relief Council records, B 107, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff in the 1970s; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

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.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon. Statewide Relief Council
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1859-1950
  • Subject Terms :
  • Depressions--1929--Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Reports

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