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Norman J. Hall Post First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWI 5, Folder: 12
Identifier: 2017-415-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains original correspondence, photocopied correspondence, and ephemera from Norman J. Hall to his parents after the First World War. Hall served in Toul, France working in the Inspector General’s Department, Second Army. His job consisted of reporting inspections, investigations, and claims. In his letters he discusses his job and makes unique observations on France, the French people, and other items and events he witnesses. This collection also contains four items of ephemera, two menus and two programs, of the ships that Hall travelled back to America from France on.


  • 1919 March 15-1919 June 18

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

As given by donor, Norman J. Hall was, “born in Front Royal, Va., on 8/25/1893; attended school in what is now the Bethel Community Center (Front Royal area – Warren County) through eighth grade. In 1911 moved to Alexandria, Wa., and drove streetcars until drafted in the U.S. Army 5/18/1918; served in France January to June 1919; discharged honorably 6/20/1919. Received Victory Medal. Graduated from National Law School, Washington D.C., and worked for the Veterans Administration in that city over 35 years as a claims attorney, while residing in Arlington, Va. Died 4/15/1982; ashes interred Arlington Cemetery.”


0.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains letters, photocopied correspondence, and ephemera from Norman J. Hall, AEF, to his parents after the First World War.


This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date. Series list: Series 1: Correspondence from Norman J. Hall – Series 2: Ephemera

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Patricia R. McLamara.

Legal Status

Donor irrevocably transfers, conveys, and assigns to Chapman University all Intellectual Property Rights for the Donated Materials. For more information, consult original donation form.
Finding Aid for the Norman J. Hall Post First World War correspondence
Wynter Salazar
June 23, 2018
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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