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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the World War I Soldiers’ Collection, 1917-1919, 1965-1968



Descriptive Summary

Creator: World War I Soldiers'
Title: World War I Soldiers’ Collection
Dates: 1917-1919, 1965-1968
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, 1917-1919, 1965-1968, chronicles the experiences of twenty American soldiers during World War I.
Accession No.: 2004-070
Extent: ca. 6 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, 1917-1919, 1965-1968, 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; Clinton T. Engler; Daniel H. Evans; Air Vice-Marshall Raymond Collishaw; Sergeant-Major William H. Flood; John T. 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.

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, William H. -- 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, 1917-1919, 1965-1968, 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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3K26-3K35 Correspondence, postcards, diaries, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, and military orders, 1917-1919, 1965-1968
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2.325/D6c Oversize correspondence, [ca. 1917-1919]
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2.116/OD177 Map

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