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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 correspondence from Sgt. Clyde D. Eoff, AEF to his family during the First World War. The correspondence covers a period from 1917 - 1942, though the bulk is from 1917-1919. This collection also includes a few photographs, drawings, poems, and some miscellaneous ephemera.


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

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, American Expeditionary Force (4/28/1893 - 11/12/1984) was born to Charles and Anna Eoff in Omaha, Nebraska. Sgt. Eoff registered for the draft when he was twentyfour years old in Nebraska and reported for training on 20 September 1917. He received training at Camp Funston, Kansas for service during the First 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. Clyde Eoff passed away in Orange, California in 1984.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials



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, and each series is in chronological order.

  • Series 1, Correspondence to Mrs. Charles (Chas) Eoff
  • Series 2, Correspondence to Josephine Eoff
  • Series 3, Correspondence to Dolly Eoff
  • Series 4, Postcards
  • Series 5, Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the child of Clyde D. Eoff; name unknown.

Finding Aid for the Clyde D. Eoff World War One correspondence
Maria Yanez
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States