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Descriptive Summary

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Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the World War I Soldiers’ Collection, 1897-1969 (bulk 1917-1919)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: World War I Soldiers'
Title: World War I Soldiers’ Collection
Dates: 1897-1969 (bulk 1917-1919)
Abstract: Comprised of correspondence, postcards, diaries, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, military orders, a training manual, photographs, and a map, the World War I Soldiers’ Collection, 1897-1969 (bulk 1917-1919), chronicles the experiences of twenty American soldiers during World War I.
Accession No.: 2004-070
Extent: 4 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Comprised of correspondence, postcards, diaries, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, military orders, a training manual, photographs, and a map, the World War I Soldiers’ Collection, 1897-1969 (bulk 1917-1919), chronicles the experiences of twenty American soldiers during World War I. Soldiers documented in the collection are Charles Acker; Sergeant Francis J. Boss; Oswald M. Broermann; Sergeant H. F. Cannon; Captain William W. Chance; Air Vice-Marshall Raymond Collishaw; Clinton T. Engler; Daniel H. Evans; Private Daniel J. Flood; Sergeant-Major William H. Flood; John T. Glynn; G. Travers Glynn; Petty Officer Edward A. Hackett; Orley D. Hibbs; Owen Hugo Hoover; James Irwin; Sergeant Lawrence L. Lipke; Leon F. Salley; 1st Sergeant Marshall Symmes; R. D. Walker; Wilfred Wood; and members of the Van Deusen family.

Correspondence primarily consists of letters from the soldiers to their families, describing travel through France, Germany, and England as well as combat, conditions within the army, and family affairs during and following the war, while blank postcards depict various locations throughout France, such as Paris, Chateau de Chantilly, Reims, and Rouen. Diaries of several soldiers discuss their experiences traveling and fighting in France as well as sea voyages. Additionally, the collection contains newspaper clippings from French newspapers, greeting cards, a training manual pertaining to tactics in field artillery, military orders consisting of information on operations in France, a map including notes on plans of action and casualties, and photographs portraying the soldiers, their families, and various sites in France.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Acker, Charles -- Archives.
Boss, Francis J. -- Archives.
Broermann, Oswald M. -- Archives.
Cannon, H. F. -- Archives.
Chance, William W. -- Archives.
Collishaw, Raymond -- Archives.
Engler, Clinton T. -- Archives.
Evans, Daniel H. -- Archives.
Flood, Daniel J. -- Archives.
Flood, William H. -- Archives.
Glynn, G. Travers -- Archives.
Glynn, John T. -- Archives.
Hackett, Edward A. -- Archives.
Hibbs, Orley D. -- Archives.
Hoover, Owen Hugo -- Archives.
Irwin, James -- Archives.
Lipke, Lawrence L. -- Archives.
Salley, Leon F. -- Archives.
Symmes, Marshall -- Archives.
Walker, R. D. -- Archives.
Wood, Wilfred -- Archives.
Van Deusen family -- Archives.
Subjects
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields.
World War, 1914-1918 -- France.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain.
Places
England -- Description and travel -- 20th century.
France -- Description and travel -- 20th century.
Germany -- Description and travel -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

World War I Soldiers’ Collection, 1897-1969 (bulk 1917-1919), 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3K26 Daniel J. Flood:
Correspondence, March, 1917-July, 1918
Correspondence, July, 1918-February, 1919
John T. Glynn and G. Travers Glynn:
Correspondence, September, 1918-October, 1918
Correspondence, November, 1918-March, 1919
Correspondence, March, 1919-June, 1919
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3K27 John T. Glynn and G. Travers Glynn:
Correspondence, November, 1917-September, 1918
Postcards, 1919, undated
Raymond Collishaw:
Correspondence, 1965-1969
Reports and rosters, 1917, undated
William Chance:
Correspondence, 1897-1937
Composition, undated
Newspapers, July, 1918
Reports, 1902-1920
Marshall Symmes:
Postcards (blank): Chantilly, undated
Postcards (blank): Le Havre, undated
box
3K28 Marshall Symmes:
Postcards (blank): Nice, undated
Postcards (blank): Paris, undated
Postcards (blank): Reims, undated
Postcards (blank): Rouen, undated
Postcards (blank): Saint-Cloud, undated
Postcards (blank): Soissons, undated
Postcards (blank): Tours, undated
Postcards (blank): Trouville, undated
Postcards (blank): Vouvray, undated
Postcards (blank): Miscellaneous, undated
Postcards (correspondence): Amiens, 1919
Postcards (correspondence): Chantilly, 1919
Postcards (correspondence): Enghien-les-bains, undated
Postcards (correspondence): Joinville, 1919
Postcards (correspondence): Malmaison, undated
Postcards (correspondence): Nice, 1919
Postcards (correspondence): Paris, 1918-1919
Postcards (correspondence): Reims, undated
Postcards (correspondence): Rouen, 1919
Postcards (correspondence): Rueil, undated
Postcards (correspondence): Senlis, undated
Postcards (correspondence): Soissons, undated
Postcards (correspondence): Tours, undated
Postcards (correspondence): Vouvray, 1919
Postcards (correspondence): Miscellaneous, 1918-1919
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3K29 Clinton Engler:
Diary
Daniel H. Evans:
Correspondence, May, 1918-June, 1918
Correspondence, June, 1918-July, 1918
Correspondence, July, 1918-May, 1919
Edward A. Hackett:
Diary, April, 1917-March, 1919
James Irwin:
Diary, 1918
Leon F. Salley:
Contracts, 1918
Diary, 1917-1919
Recommendations, 1918
Orley D. Hibbs:
Diary and English-French Dictionary, 1917-1918
Van Deusen family:
Bill, 1918
Correspondence (received), November, 1918-April, 1919
Correspondence (sent), 1916-1918
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3K30 Charles Acker:
Correspondence (received), February, 1918-November, 1918
Correspondence (sent), October, 1918-February, 1919
Correspondence (sent), February, 1919-April, 1919
Correspondence (sent), April, 1919-June, 1919
H. F. Cannon:
Diary, 1917
Francis J. Boss:
Diary, 1918
Lawrence L. Lipke:
Correspondence, November, 1918
Diary, 1917-1919
Wilfred Wood:
Correspondence, October, 1917-September, 1918
Diary, 1918-1919
box
3K31 Owen Hugo Hoover:
Diary, 1919
Ephemera, undated
Training Manual, undated
William H. Flood:
Correspondence (received), March, 1918-December, 1918
Correspondence (sent), January, 1918-September, 1918
Correspondence (sent), September, 1918-November, 1918
Correspondence (sent), November, 1918-January, 1919
Ephemera, undated
box
3K32 Oswald M. Broermann:
Correspondence (sent), May, 1918-June, 1918
Correspondence (sent), June, 1918-July, 1918
Correspondence (sent), July, 1918-August, 1918
Correspondence (sent), August, 1918-January, 1919
Correspondence (sent), February, 1919-October, 1919
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3K33 Oswald M. Broermann:
Correspondence (received), May, 1918-July, 1918
Correspondence (received), June, 1918-August, 1918
Correspondence (received), July, 1918
Correspondence (received), February, 1919-September, 1922
Birthday cards, 1947
Postcards, 1911-1949
Receipts, 1918
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3K34 Photographs:
Charles Acker, c. 1917
Leon F. Salley, undated
Oswald M. Broermann, 1946, undated
Owen Hugo Hoover, undated
R. D. Walker, [In scrapbook - fragile] undated
Wilfred Wood, undated
Van Deusen family, 1916-1918
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2.325/D6c Oversize correspondence, [ca. 1917-1919]
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2.116/OD177 Map

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