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David Friedman First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWI 1, Folder: 9-12
Identifier: 2014-004-w-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 108 letters from David Friedman, United States Army to his parents during the First World War. The bulk of Friedman's letters were written from France where he served as a pharmacist and enjoyed nights at the theatre, leave trips to Paris, and comfortable accomodations. A noncombatant, he worked in the camp dispensary, where he recieved a promotion and hoped to stay permanently. He did not report on any military combat in his letters, and often commented that things were "quiet" in his camp. Also included are two photogaphs; one individual photograph portrait for Friedman in civilian attire, and one casual group shot of Friedman (2nd from the left) and fellow soldiers taken in Blackpool, England in 1917.

Dates

  • 1916 September 7 - 1918 November 19

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. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of 108 letters from David Friedman, USA to his parents during the First World War. Also included are aphotograph portrait of Friedman in civilian attire and a casual group shot of Friedman (2nd from the left) and fellow soldiers taken in Blackpool, England in 1917.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jay Friedman in memory of his father David Friedman.

Title
Finding Aid for the David Friedman First World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Taylor Dipoto
Date
8/12/2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States