University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Carleton W. Kendall Papers, 1917-1918



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kendall, Carleton W.
Title: Kendall, Carleton W., Papers
Dates: 1917-1918
Abstract: Comprised of correspondence to his fiancée Joan London and his family, the Carleton W. Kendall Papers, 1917-1918, chronicle Kendall’s experiences at Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, during World War I.
Accession No.: 87-079
Extent: 140 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Oakland, California native Carleton W. Kendall was stationed at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio during World War I. Kendall was engaged briefly to Joan London (1901-1971), the daughter of author Jack London (1876-1916).


Comprised of correspondence to his fiancée Joan London and his family, the Carleton W. Kendall Papers, 1917-1918, chronicle Kendall’s experiences at Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, during World War I. Kendall describes conditions on the base as well as his training as an airplane mechanic and other duties.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Kendall, Carleton W. -- Archives.
London, Joan, 1901-1971.
Subjects
Kelly Air Force Base (Tex.).
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations.
Places
San Antonio (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carleton W. Kendall Papers, 1917-1918, 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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2.325/E494 Correspondence, 1917-1918