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Clyde D. Eoff First World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2014-023-w-r

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 322 pieces of personal correspondence and other material, written by Sgt. Clyde D. Eoff, 314th MORS, AEF.

Letters are written to family members, Mrs. Charles (Chas) Eoff, Josephine Eoff, and Dolly Eoff. This collection covers a period from 1917 - 1942. The bulk of the correspondence is from 1917-1919.

This collection also includes a few photographs, drawings, poems, and some miscellaneous ephemera.


  • 1917 September 20-1942 September 21
  • Majority of material found within 1917 September 20-1919 August 1

Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Sergeant Clyde Dawson Eoff was born to Charles and Anna Eoff on 28 April 1893 in Omaha, NE. Sgt. Eoff registered for the draft when he was twentyfour in Nebraska and reported for training on 20 September 1917. He received training at Camp Funston, KS for service in the American Expiditionary Forces during World War One. Upon completion of his training, Sgt. Eoff was assigned to the Ordnance Department and was deployed to France. Sgt. Eoff served with the 314th Mobile Ordnance Repair Shop, and was eventually promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)


This collection consists of letters written by Sgt. Clyde D. Eoff, AEF, to his mother, sisters, and father, from 1917 to 1942. Also included in this collection are photographs, postcards, and miscellaneous ephemera.


The Clyde D. Eoff World War One correspondence collection is arranged by recipient, in chronological order.

Series 1, Correspondence to Mrs. Charles (Chas) Eoff (1917 -1919)

Series 2, Correspondence to Josephine Eoff (1917 - 1919)

Series 3, Correspondence to Dolly Eoff (1917 - 1919)

Series 4, Postcards, undated

Series 5, Miscellaneous (1917 - 1942)

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of child of Clyde D. Eoff

name of child unknown no cover letter no contact info
Finding Aid for the Clyde D. Eoff World War One correspondence
Maria Yanez
Description rules
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States