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Historical Note

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Index Terms

Administrative Information

University of Texas Arlington

Friends and Scenes of the Army as I Found Them, Vol. 1:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fellows, Carl H.
Title: Friends and Scenes of the Army as I Found Them, Vol. 1
Inclusive Dates: 1918
Abstract: Carl H. Fellows was in Army training at Camp Stanley, Texas, in 1917 and 1918. Camp Stanley is part of the Leon Springs Military Reservation in Bexar County, northwest of San Antonio. Formerly known as Camp Funston, the post was renamed Camp Stanley in October 1917, in honor of Brigadier General David Sloane Stanley. Development of the Leon Springs facilities accelerated in 1916 and 1917 due to Pancho Villa's crossing the U.S. border and World War I. Camp Stanley, now part of the Red River Army Depot, is still in use today as a weapons and munitions supply, maintenance, test, and storage facility. This photograph album records the experiences of Carl H. Fellows while in training at Camp Stanley. It is filled with snapshots of colleagues, family, friends, and a very special girl. There are views of camp buildings including the post office, barracks and showers; training maneuvers at Camp Stanley and neighboring Camp Bullis as well as Fort Roots, Arkansas; aircraft, horses and mules, and motorcycles with side cars. Many of the snapshots depict trips home and sightseeing adventures around San Antonio and the Guadalupe River.
Identification: AR572, OS597
Extent: 1 photograph album (0.16 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

Carl H. Fellows was in Army training at Camp Stanley, Texas, in 1917 and 1918. Camp Stanley is part of the Leon Springs Military Reservation in Bexar County, northwest of San Antonio. Land was acquired for the military reservation in 1906 and 1907. The facilities were named Camp Funston in February 1917 to honor the memory of Major General Frederick Funston. In October 1917, the camp became Camp Stanley, named for Brigadier General David Sloane Stanley. Development of the Leon Springs facilities accelerated in 1916 and 1917 due to Pancho Villa's crossing the U.S. border and World War I. Camp Stanley, now part of the Red River Army Depot, is still in use today as a weapons and munitions supply, maintenance, test, and storage facility.

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Scope and Contents

This photograph album records the experiences of Carl H. Fellows while in training at Camp Stanley in 1917 and 1918. It is filled with snapshots of colleagues, family, friends, and a very special girl. There are views of camp buildings including the post office, barracks and showers; training maneuvers at Camp Stanley and neighboring Camp Bullis as well as Fort Roots, Arkansas; aircraft, horses and mules, and motorcycles with side cars. His life was not all work as many of the snapshots depict trips home and sightseeing adventures around San Antonio and the Guadalupe River. A large photo of General John J. Pershing sitting at his desk is also included.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Fellows, Carl H.--Pictorial works.
Pershing, John J.-- (John Joseph)--1860-1948--Pictorial works.
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918--Texas--Bexar county--Pictorial works.
Places
Camp Bullis (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Camp Stanley (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Fort Roots (Ark.)--Pictorial works.
San Antonio (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Alternate Titles
Photographs Collection
Camp Stanley, Texas, Photograph Album

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchased from Ronald Rayman, 2011.

Citation

Friends and Scenes of the Army as I Found Them, Vol. 1, 1918, AR572, OS597, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Purchase, 2011.

Accessioned as number 2011-80.

Processing Information

Album has been disassembled for preservation purposes. Pages were numbered to maintain original order. Original covers and binding materials have been retained.

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