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Biographical/ Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Correspondence, Photographs and Memorabilia

Series II: Uniforms

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Clark Bruster World War I Camp Logan collection, 1917-1919 MS 554



creator Author (aut) Bruster, Clark
Title: Clark Bruster World War I Camp Logan collection
Dates: 1917-1919
Abstract The collection consists of letters from Camp Logan and from France, wartime decorations, uniforms, and personal military equipment, as well as Bruster's Mother’s Red Cross Uniform and service pin.
Identification: MS 554
Quantity: 10.0 linear ft. (7 boxes)
Language:
Language of Materials note Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/ Historical note

Clark Bruster, a veteran of World War I, was attached to the Military Police unit , 78th Field Artillery and served at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas and overseas in France. He was a resident of Waverly, New York, home of his family.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of letters from Camp Logan and from France, wartime decorations, uniforms, and personal military equipment, as well as his Mother’s Red Cross Uniform and service pin.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects
World War, 1914-1918.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Clark Bruster WWI Camp Logan Collection, 1917-1919 , MS 544, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, dealer, January 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Correspondence, Photographs and Memorabilia

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Bruster; 1917, n.d. 1917, n.d.
2 Bruster, Clark; Correspondence from Fort Slocum, NY and on route to Fort Riley, KS, July 1917 July 1917
3 Bruster, Clark; Correspondence from Camp Logan, TX, Nov. – Dec. 1917 Nov.-Dec. 1917
4 Bruster, Clark; Correspondence from Camp Logan, TX, Jan. – Feb. 1918 Jan.-Feb. 1918
5 Bruster, Clark; Correspondence from Camp Logan, TX, Marc h – April 1918 March-April 1918
6 Bruster, Clark; Correspondence from Camp Doniphan, Fort Sill, OK, May 1918 May 1918
7 Bruster, Clark; Correspondence on route to and from Camp Mills, Long Island, NY, July 1918 July 1918
8 Bruster, Clark; Correspondence on route to France and from locations in France, July-Aug. 1918 July-Aug. 1918
9 Bruster, Clark; Correspondence from various locations in France, Sept. – Oct. 1918 Sept.-Oct. 1918
10 Bruster, Clark; Correspondence from various locations in France, Nov. 1918 – Feb. 1919 Nov. 1918-Feb. 1919
11 Bruster, Clark; Correspondence from Chamonix, France, Feb. – March 1919 Feb.-March 1919
12 Bruster, Clark; Correspondence from Aix les Bains, St. Jervais, and Marseilles, France, April – May 1919 April - May 1919
13 Correspondence from Campbell Hall, n.d. n.d.
14 Envelopes of letters mailed to Bruster family, Waverly, NY, 1917-1918 (Folder 1 of 2) 1917-1918
15 Envelopes of letters mailed to Bruster family, Waverly, NY, 1917-1918 (Folder 2 of 2) 1917-1918
Box Folder
2 1 Photographs
2 French hotel tickets
3 Individual pay record book of Clark Bruster , 1919 1919
4 French tax exemption coupon booklet
5 Postcards of Chamonix and Aix les Bains, France (correspondence side blank)
6 WWI Victory medal with “France” clasp, New York State WWI service medal and US Treasury Dept. Victory Liberty Loan disk
7 Service medallion of Waverly, NY and Certificate of Appreciation presented to Clark Bruster
8 Honor Roll – “Soldiers, Sailors and Nurses from Sayre, PA”
9 The Evening Times newspaper; Sayre, PA, Sept. 13, 1919 Sept.13, 1919
10 Programs
11 American flag (13” x 22.5”)
12 Pennant – One blue star on white field

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Series II: Uniforms

Box
3 Red Cross Uniform
Dress uniform, blue Veil, blue Cap, blue with white band and Red Cross emblem Red Cross service medal Red Cross cotton bag
Box
4 US Army Uniform
Military Police (MP) armband Dog tags Campaign Ribbons Collar devices: “US 78” and Artillery “A” Bronze victory lapel button
Box
5 Metal helmet and leather legging
Box
6 Army dress cap
Box
7 Cap, informal; metal mess kit; shaving brush; 1 pair of puttees; cloth kit with embroidered letter “B”; Masonic apron presented by Waverly Lodge No. 407

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