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Angelus T. Burch First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWI 1, Folder: 22, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2014-123-w-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and documents related to 1st Lt. Angelus T. Burch, AEFUSA, during the First World War. After the war, Burch became a journalist and an editor at the Chicago Daily News. Eight original letters are present, as well as a passport, a Christmas menu for 1917, a typed transcript of one letter, and a letter by the donor to Andrew Carroll, including a handwritten transcript of a letter.


  • 1914 - 1942
  • Majority of material found within 1918 - 1919

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.

Biographical / Historical

First Lieutenant Angelus Teague Burch, American Expeditionary Force (11/12/1895 - 11/18/1967) was born to Rousseau and Clara Burch in Salina, Kansas. Burch served during the First World War in a Field Artillery hospital. He was wounded on the 11th of November 1918 and remained in the hospital until his recovery and return to the United States. 1LT Burch was married to Marrie Burch and they had two children, both sons. Burch died at the age of 72 and was buried in Salinas, California.


0.025 Linear Feet (1 Folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains correspondence and documents pertaining to 1stLt. Angelus T. Burch, AEF during the First World War.


This collection is arranged in chronological order and by material type.


The staples holding the passport photo to the passport have been removed by the Archivist. The passport photo was placed in a seperate sleeve before the document and after the book. The passport book has been seperated from the passport document and was placed in a seperate sleeve before the document. A copy of the passport photo was found on Ancestry and added to collectiong on 13 November 2018

Finding Aid for Angelus T. Burch First World War correspondence
Daniel Levy
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States