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Post No. Alt. No. Post Name City County Repository Location Collection Name Description of Item(s) Medium/Condition Informant Date Dept. Source
000   (Department) N/A N/A Oregon Historical Society - Davies Family Research Library 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Mss-1378. Grand Army of the Republic Records, Dept. of Oregon, 1882-1949. Collection contains rosters, minutes, rollbooks, descriptive books (rosters of members by post), and other ephemera pertaining to a number of GAR posts in Oregon as well as Women's Relief Corp records.  The library maintains a microfilm copy of the descriptive books (25 vols. ; 1882-ca. 1920) for reference use and reproduction.  An alphabetical name index appears in images 96 - 239 of the Familysearch page. 14 cu. ft. (15 boxes), one microfilm reel.  Digitized and available for viewing on Familysearch.org Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 OR N/A
001   Baker (later Baker-Canby) Portland Multnomah       Consolidated with Canby Post, No. 4, in September 1873.       OR DE1
001   GEN George Wright Portland Multnomah Multnomah County Library Central Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205; phone 503-988-5123; website https://multcolib.org Call No. OREGON 369 G75rp (1 accordian file) contains sixteen post rosters Geo. Wright Post No. 1: four post rosters; January 1904, January 1906, January 1912, and May 1, 1921. Typewritten, on loose sheets. Joseph Stevens, GAR Records Officer, Dept. of the Columbia, SUVCW Apr-2017 OR WA1
002 024 Meade Oregon City Clackamas Museum of the Oregon Territory 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City, OR 97045; phone 503-655-5574; website www.clackamashistory.org/museum-of-the-oregon-territory.html   Descriptive Book #1 (1881-1915), missing page 1, pages 2-28 includes list of members, pages 29-50 is alphabetical index; Descriptive Book #2 (1917-1922), includes new numbering of remaining members from Descriptive Book #1, new roster arranged alphabetically through 1921, and a few other roster entries and death records.  The collection also contains a Dues Book and a GAR/WRC guest register from a local annual Chautauqua (c.1890's-1910's), and a few miscellaneous loose papers.  Associated with a collection of two boxes of records of Meade Woman's Relief Corps, No. 18. Original bound volumes.  Part of a boxed collection. Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
002 024 Meade Oregon City Clackamas Not known. The successor organization to Waldo Caufield Post, No. 1324, is Three Rivers Post, No. 1324, VFW.  Th current location of the charter is uncertain.  Older members recall finding other records and sending them to "somewhere in California."   Post Charter, possibly other records.  The last few members of Meade Post surrendered their charter to the newly formed Waldo Caufield Post, No.1324, VFW, in 1925.   Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
002 024 Meade Oregon City Clackamas Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book #3, alphabetized copy of earlier Descriptive Books (Familysearch online images 302 - 366).  Transcribed in the early 1920's. Original bound volume, microfilmed and digitized Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
003 028 Garfield (later Lincoln - Garfield) Portland Multnomah Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Account Book, 1900-1909 (Familysearch online images 6 -75, retake; original filming images 240 - 301).  Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 451 - 532).  Membership application, George E. Morrill (Familysearch online image 533). Original bound volumes and manuscript, microfilmed and digitized Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1, DE1
003 028 Garfield (later Lincoln - Garfield) Portland Multnomah Multnomah County Library Central Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205; phone 503-988-5123; website https://multcolib.org Call No. OREGON 369 G75rp (1 accordian file) contains sixteen post rosters Lincoln-Garfield Post No. 3: six post rosters; June 1897, June 1904, June 1912, January 1917, 1918, and 1921. Typewritten, on loose sheets. Joseph Stevens, GAR Records Officer, Dept. of the Columbia, SUVCW Apr-2017 OR WA1, DE1
004   Canby Portland Multnomah               OR DE1
004 031 Lincoln Portland Multnomah Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Meeting Minutes, 8 Sept. 1881 - 21 Feb. 1883 (Familysearch online images 372 - 450).  See also Stoneman Post, No. 31. Original bound volume, microfilmed and digitized Karin Morey   OR DE1
004   W. T. Sherman Wasco / Moro Sherman               OR WA1
005 030 McPherson Albany Linn               OR WA1
006 039 J. B. Matthews Forest Grove Washington Pacific University Pacific University Archives, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR, 97116; phone 503-352-1405; email archives@pacificu.edu; website http://www.pacificu.edu/library/services/archives/ Collection Number MS.22 Collection consists of seven hand-written ledgers from J. B. Matthews Post, No. 6, GAR (1882-1932 inclusive). The ledgers include membership lists, financial information and minutes of meeting. Also one copy of Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Encampment of the Department of Oregon Grand Army of the Republic held at Forest Grove, Oregon, June 25-28, 1901. The encampment was held at Pacific University. 1 box (1.0 cubic feet), containing seven bound ledgers and one copy of 1901 Proceedings. James Barker, Camp 100, Dept. CO/WY, SUVCW Dec-2012 OR WA1
007   J. W. Geary Eugene Lane Family History Library 35 North Temple West, Salt Lake City, UT  84150; phone 866-406-1830; website www.familysearch.org/  Origninal documents held at: Genealogy Forum of Oregon, 2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18, Portland, OR  97202; phone 503-963-1932; website www.gfo.org/index.htm US / Canadian Collections: US/CAN Film #2367847 Item 1 Card index from Post 7 Eugene minutes. Microfilm of original records at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon in Portland, Oregon, arranged in alphabetical order by surname. Microfilm, 1 reel (35mm), sequence item 1 Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Oct-2011 OR WA1
007   J. W. Geary Eugene Lane Oregon Historical Society - Davies Family Research Library (formerly held by the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Association) 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/  NOTE:  The collection was originally found in a box in an old trunk purchased at auction.  It was donated by the owner to the sexton of the Masonic Cemetery in Eugene, then passed to the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Association.  Dorothy Brandner, Eugene Pioneer Cem. Assoc., arranged for its donation to the Oregon Historical Society after consulting with the SUVCW.  She delivered the GAR materials to Portland on 24 September 2014.   Map of GAR plots in cemetery of Spencer Butte Lodge #9, IOOF, Eugene; Descriptive Book 31 Dec. 1903 "Index B"; Descriptive Book Feb. 1909 "Index D"; Descriptive Book 1 Jan. 1919 "Index E", includes list of veterans buried in New IOOF cemetery, Eugene (now "West Lawn"); List of members by state of service, 1903 ("1900" written on outside cover), includes a Christmas card from Jack, Pam & Shannon to Grammy, and rough drafts of letters on loose pages; Lane Co. Veteran’s Association Minute Book, 1900 to 1915, also contains newspaper clippings and notes on loose pages; Ledger book of dues paid, 1915 to death, list of deaths with dates; Register of Meeting 1910 (Veterans Assoc.), subdivided by state plus SUVCW, LGAR, Spanish War Veterans, etc.; Minutes 20 Nov. 1920 – 21 Dec. 1929; Minutes 1930 - 1937; Roster 1912 & 1913, 14, & 15th Annual Reunion.  The collection also includes DUVCW materials, to be donated to the local Tent.  A list of contents has been compiled by Dorothy Brandner. Original bound volumes and manuscripts.  One box. Randy Fletcher, OR Camp-at-Large #6; Dorothy Brandner Jul-2014 OR WA1
008   Baker North Bend Coos               OR WA1
009   Custer McMinnville Yamhill               OR WA1
010   Sedgwick Salem Marion       When the Post disbanded on 22 October 1935, its charter was turned over to the Woman's Relief Corps by Past Post Commander Gideon Stolz for safekeeping.   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Feb-2015 OR WA1
010   Sedgwick Salem Marion Multnomah County Library Central Library (Closed Stacks B, Oregon); 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-988-5123; website https://multcolib.org/ OREGON 369 S87 Memoirs of Sedgwick Post, No. 10, GAR, by Gideon Stolz (an account of the history of the Post by its last surviving charter member).   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW May-2015 OR WA1
011   George H. Thomas Silverton Marion               OR WA1
012   (Charles) Sumner East Portland Multnomah Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book No. 2, commenced 31 Dec. 1910 (Familysearch online images 588 - 622).  Membership applications (Familysearch online images 623 - 626).  Descriptive Book, additional pages (Familysearch online images 627 - 632).  Descriptive Book No. 1 (Familysearch online images 833 - 875), includes roll of Post Commanders. Original bound volumes and unbound manuscripts (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1, OR1
012   (Charles) Sumner East Portland Multnomah Multnomah County Library Central Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205; phone 503-988-5123; website https://multcolib.org Call No. OREGON 369 G75rp (1 accordian file) contains sixteen post rosters Sumner Post No. 12: three post rosters; May 1904, 1914, and 1917. 1914 and 1917 editions include current officers and complete rosters for Sumner Corps No. 21, W.R.C. Typewritten, on loose sheets. Joseph Stevens, GAR Records Officer, Dept. of the Columbia, SUVCW Apr-2017 OR WA1, OR1
013   Canby Hillsboro Washington               OR DE1
013   Ord Cottage Grove Lane               OR WA1
014   Cushing Astoria Clatsop               OR WA1
015   John F. Reynolds Enterprise Wallowa               OR WA1
016   Canby Hood River Hood River               OR WA1
017   U. S. Grant Dallas Polk Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 581 - 587). Original bound volume (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
018   Preston Union Union               OR WA1
019   Post No. 19 Camp Logan Grant               CA DE1
019   Ellsworth Corvallis Benton               OR WA1
020   Joe Hooker Baker City Baker               OR WA1
021   Hancock Rainier Columbia Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 646 - 648). Original bound volume (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
021   Alvin P. Hovey Ontario Malheur               OR DE1
022   Post No. 22 Portland Multnomah               CA DE1
022   GEN Compson St. Johns (Portland) Multnomah Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Adjutant's Report of Deceased Comrades, 1913 (Familysearch online images 77-91, retake; original filming images 876 - 886).  Descriptive Book (Familysearch images 534 - 580). Original bound volumes (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
023   Burnside Ashland Jackson               OR WA1
024 002 Meade Oregon City Clackamas       See Meade Post No. 2.       CA DE1
024   Phil Sheridan Newport Lincoln               OR WA1
025   Shepardstown Clatskanie Columbia Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 633 - 645). Original bound volume (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
026   A. J. Smith Portland Multnomah               OR WA1
027   GEN Lytle / Coquille Coquille Coos               OR JH1, DE1
028 003 Reynolds / Garfield Portland Multnomah               CA DE1
028   Kit Carson Pendleton Umatilla               OR WA1
029   Reno Roseburg Douglas               OR WA1
030 005 McPherson Albany Linn               CA DE1
030   F. J. Babcock Beaverton Washington               OR WA1
031 004 Stoneman Portland Multnomah Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Meeting Minutes, 8 Sept. 1881 - 21 Feb. 1883 (Familysearch online images 372 - 450).  See also Lincoln Post, No. 4. Original bound volume, microfilmed and digitized Karin Morey Jul-2016 CA DE1
031   Rawlins Heppner Morrow               OR WA1
032   James W. Nesmith The Dalles Wasco               OR WA1
033   Gettysburg Athena / Helix Umatilla               OR WA1
034   GEN Hancock John Day City Grant               OR DE1
034   Appomatox Cottage Grove Lane               OR WA1
035   Corinth Tillamook Tillamook               OR WA1
036   O. P. Morton La Grande Union               OR WA1
037   S. A. Hunter Mehama Linn               OR WA1
038   Rawlins Lexington Morrow               OR DE1
038   Kilpatrick Newberg Yamhill               OR DE1
038   Reuben Wilson Lents (Portland) Multnomah Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 765 - 800), includes death record.  Reports of deceased comrades (Familysearch online images 887 - 888). Original bound volume and manuscripts (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
039 006 J. B. Matthews Forest Grove Washington       See J. B. Matthews Post No. 6       CA DE1
039   GEN Logan Grants Pass Josephine               OR WA1
040 007 J. W. Geary Eugene Lane               CA DE1
040   Arlington Arlington Gilliam Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 699 - 704). Original bound volume (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
041   PVT Marion A. Ross Gresham Multnomah Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 705 -719). Original bound volume (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR JH1
042   John F. Miller Lebanon Linn               OR WA1
042   Farnsworth Lakeview Lake       Post number may have been 43.  Needs verification.       OR DE1
043   Gordon Granger Portland Multnomah               OR WA1
044   Farragut Latourell Falls Multnomah               OR DE1
044   Nathan Baker Elgin Wallowa               OR WA1
045   GEN Negley Weston Umatilla               OR DE1
045   McKinley Portland (Montavilla) Multnomah               OR WA1
046   Gilliam Dallas Polk               OR DE1
046   F. B. Sprague Klamath Falls Klamath Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 739 - 743). Original bound volume (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
047   Chester A. Arthur Medford Jackson               OR WA1
048   Harney Burns Harney               OR DE1
048   Iuka Springfield Lane Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 720 - 738). Original bound volume (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
049   W. G. Veazey Brownsville Linn               OR WA1
050   Robert Getty Myrtle Point Coos               OR WA1
051   I. I. Stevens Woodburn Marion               OR WA1
052   Fremont Molalla Clackamas               OR JH1
053   COL Jewell Myrtle Point Coos               OR WA1
054   McCook Lafayette Yamhill               OR JH1
055   Donelson Sheridan Yamhill               OR WA1
056   Bandon Bandon Coos               OR WA1
057   Ben. F. Butler Portland Multnomah Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 801 - 832). Original bound volume (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
058   GEN Lyon Florance Lane               OR WA1
059   GEN Rusk Hubbard Marion               OR WA1
060   Stone River Milton - Freewater Umatilla               OR WA1
061   Andrew G. Curtin Thurston Lane               OR WA1
062   Rutherford B. Hayes Junction City Lane               OR WA1
063   CPL Jim Pike Drain Douglas               OR WA1
064   GEN Gibson Independence Polk Independence Heritage Museum 112 South 3rd Street, Independence, OR 97351; phone 503-838-4989; email orheritage@minetfiber.com; website www.ci.independence.or.us/museum General Gibson Post No. 164 Archive Printed membership roster (Descriptive Book) listing 112 members of the Post by date of membership, with age, birthplace, occupation, record of Civil War service, some death dates, and incidental information.  1895-1923. Original bound volume, 0.75 linear feet. Dean Enderlin, SUVCW May-2015 OR WA1
065   A. G. Ellett Yoncalla Douglas               OR WA1
066   Phil Kearney Richland Baker               OR WA1
067   W. H. Harrison Central Point Jackson               OR WA1
068   Abe Lincoln Toledo Lincoln               OR WA1
069   GEN Ransom Hillsboro Washington Washington County Museum Robert L. Benson Research Library (located at Portland Community College – Rock Creek Campus), 17677 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR  97229; phone 503-645-5353; email karen@washingtoncountymuseum.org; website www.washingtoncountymuseum.org   Five folders.  Folder 1, Quartermaster's Book; Folder 2, Descriptive Books (includes name and information for all members); Folder 3, Transfer Certificates; Folder 4,  Dues Ledger, 1902-1922; Folder 5, Programs for GAR and Women's Auxiliary events. Orginal manuscripts and bound volumes. Janice B. Heckethorne, DUVCW Oregon Dept. Pres. Sep-2014 OR WA1
070   John Bucher Vernonia Columbia Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 649 - 698).  Account Book, 1 May 1896 - 31 Dec. 1922 (Familysearch online images 744 - 764). Original bound volumes (microfilmed and digitized) Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
071   James Luttrell Gold Hill Jackson               OR WA1
072   ?                   OR WA1
073   CPT H. Stanley Flora Wallowa               OR WA1
074   ?                   OR WA1
075   Upton Dayton Yamhill               OR WA1
076   Graham Canyonville Douglas               OR WA1
077   Shiloh Newberg Yamhill Multnomah County Library Central Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205; phone 503-988-5123; website https://multcolib.org Call No. OREGON 369 G75rp (1 accordian file) contains sixteen post rosters Shiloh Post No. 77: one post roster; 1910 Typewritten, on loose sheets. Joseph Stevens, GAR Records Officer, Dept. of the Columbia, SUVCW Apr-2017 OR WA1
078   William P. Dickinson Portland Multnomah Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR  97205; phone 503-306-5198; email orhist@ohs.org; website http://www.ohs.org/ (microfilmed and digitized, available online at Familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239231) Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1870-1930 Descriptive Book (Familysearch online images 367 - 371). Original bound volume, microfilmed and digitized Karin Morey Jul-2016 OR WA1
Sources (for Post name, number, and location data only):
WA1 = Ken Richmond, Jr. Vice Commander, SUVCW Gov Isaac Stevens Camp-at-Large #1, 2000
JH1 = Jeff Henningfield, SUVCW Gov Isaac Stevens Camp-at-Large #1; GAR Post Project Chair, 2000
DE1 = Dean A. Enderlin, SUVCW National GAR Records Officer, 2012-2015
OR1 = Mark Stevens, Commander, SUVCW Col. Edward D. Baker Camp-at-Large #6, 2012
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