University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the E. P. Rochester Records, 1918-1920, 1940



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rochester, E. P.
Title: Rochester, E. P., Records
Dates: 1918-1920, 1940
Abstract: Military records comprise the E. P. Rochester Records, 1918-1920, 1940, documenting court-martial activities within the Headquarters Southern Department (War Department) and Headquarters Eighth Corps Area, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Accession No.: 73-7
Extent: 11 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

In 1940, E. P. Rochester was a supervisor of the Texas State-wide Records Project, which oversaw the Texas Historical Records Survey.


Scope and Contents

Military records comprise the E. P. Rochester Records, 1918-1920, 1940, documenting court-martial activities within the Headquarters Southern Department (War Department) and Headquarters Eighth Corps Area, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Collected by Rochester, the records (1918-1920) relate to military court-martial orders including charges, pleas, findings, specifications, and sentences. Also included is a 1940 legal research manual for the Texas State-wide Records Project, supervised by E. P. Rochester.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Rochester, E. P. -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. War department -- Archives
Texas State-wide Records Project
Subjects
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry -- United States -- Cases
Military law -- United States
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
Places
Fort Sam Houston (Tex.) -- History --20th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E. P. Rochester Records, 1918-1920, 1940, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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3F161 Southern Department Military Records, general court-martial orders, numbers 700-1049, July 11, 1918 - October 30, 1918
War Department Military Records:
General court-martial orders, numbers 300-699, April 1, 1918 - July 11, 1918
General court-martial orders, numbers 401-779, May 18, 1920 - August 31, 1920
General court-martial orders, numbers 1-298, September 6, 1920 - November 3, 1920
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3F162 Southern Department Military Records, general court-martial orders, numbers 1-299, January 2, 1918 - April 1, 1918
War Department Military Records:
General court-martial orders, numbers 1-500, January 3, 1919 - December 31, 1919
General court-martial orders, numbers 1-400, January 7, 1920 - May 19, 1920
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2J144 Legal research manual number three, E. P. Rochester, supervisor, 1940