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World War (1914-1918)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Pamphlet collection, 1881 - 1940

 Sub-Series
Abstract

A collection of various pamphlets collected by Charles C. Chapman and arranged by him in subject files.

Dates: 1881 - 1940

Series 1, Correspondence from Hilda McKay to Chester McKay, 1918 October 26 - 1919 May 31

 Series — Box WWI 5, Folder: 1-2 of 6
Scope and Contents This series contains 14 letters written to Army Private Chester McKay from his wife, Hilda, who lived in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. The correspondence was written at the end of World War I while Chester was serving overseas. He was sent over at the very end of the war. The correspondence describes activities on the homefront to mark the end of the war and Hilda frequently relays news reports of soldiers returning home.A November 23, 1918 letter mentions a parade in...
Dates: 1918 October 26 - 1919 May 31

Series 1, Correspondence to Lillian Cleage , 1918 September 30 - 1919 January 19

 Series — Box WWI 4, Folder: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents This series contains 15 postcards from Pvt. Earl B. Cleage, AEF to his sister Lillian Cleage. This series also contains a note from the donor. Most of the dates are illegible so they are arranged in original donor order. This series contains beautiful postcards from this era, most have coinciding French text. Most of what Cleage wrote to his sister were simply acknowledgements that he was still alive, she was in his thoughts, and asking her to write him a letter soon. Two postcards have the...
Dates: 1918 September 30 - 1919 January 19

Series 1, First World War correspondence from Rob Arnold, 1916 - 1918

 Series — Box WWII 42, Folder: 3, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence written by Rob Arnold to his sister, Pauline Arnold, during the First World War.

Dates: 1916 - 1918

Series 1, George Philip Blind First World War correspondence, 1917 October 1, 1923-04-28

 Series — Box WWI 13, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents This series contains one folder entitled correspondence. This series contains an inventory and biographical information provided by the donor. This series also contains correspondence from Corporal George Phillip Blind to his sister Helen Jennette Blind and his sister Linnian E. Blind during the First World War as well as a photo of Blind and an obituary. Blind served as Corporal in Battery D, Reg #62, Artillery Corps. He was stationed at Fort Scott in San Francisco. He was the uncle of...
Dates: 1917 October 1; 1923-04-28

Series 2, Correspondence from family members to Chester McKay, 1918 October 22 - 1919 February 17

 Series — Box WWI 5, Folder: 3 of 6
Scope and Contents This series contains 11 letters written by various family members to Chester McKay, while he was serving overseas at the end of World War I. Many of the letters were written by McKay's sister, Nettie. There are also letters from his brother-in-law, Harry, who was also serving in World War I, and a man named George, who may have been McKay's brother-in-law. In a Nov 18, 1918 letter, Nettie writes about how soldiers are allowed to wear uniforms for three months “after they are...
Dates: 1918 October 22 - 1919 February 17

Series 2, Correspondence to Mrs. A. B. Cleage and Clifford Cleage , 1918 September 20 - 1919 February 6

 Series — Box WWI 4, Folder: 2, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents This series contains 3 postcards from Pvt. Earl B. Cleage, AEF to his mother, Mrs. A.B. Cleage, 1 postcard to his brother, Clifford Cleage, and 2 postcards that are unspecified. Most of the dates are illegible so they are arranged in original donor order. The postcards in this series also feature some beautiful postcards from this era, some with coinciding French text. Some postcards have photos of scenes of French towns, including the street Rue Maison Dieu in the town of Laignes and the...
Dates: 1918 September 20 - 1919 February 6

Series 3, First and Second World Wars correspondence with the Haddon Family, 1917 - 1952

 Series — Box WWII 42, Folder: 5, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence with men from the Haddon family during the First and Second World War. Serviceman Thomas David Haddon, (rank and branch of service unknown) wrote to his wife, Florence Haddon during, the First World War. U.S. Navy serviceman (rank unknown) Earl Haddon, son of Thomas David Haddon, wrote to Mrs. John W. Nelson during the Second World War. The series also contains Thomas David Haddon's Register of Deeds card, dated May 20,...
Dates: 1917 - 1952

Series 3, Other correspondence, 1918 December 14 - 1918 December 30

 Series — Box WWI 5, Folder: 4 of 6
Scope and Contents

This series contains two letters. One was written by a woman name Louise to Chester McKay. The letter also mentions Hilda although her connection to the McKays is unclear.

The other letter is from George to Harry, who was serving in World War I. The letters suggest that George and Harry are Chester McKay's brothers-in-law. The letter discusses soldiers returning home and the events of the holidays. It also makes mention of censorship restrictions being lifted.

Dates: 1918 December 14 - 1918 December 30

Series 3, Realia , 1918 - 1919

 Series — Box Earl B. Cleage- Series 3: Realia, Box: 1
Scope and Contents

This series contains one tan wool Army enlisted man’s hat and a brass enameled pin of bird with blue wings with the inscription “Lorraine” that belonged to Pvt. Earl B. Cleage, AEF during the First World War. The pin is attached to the hat. This series is located in a separate box.

Dates: 1918 - 1919

Series 4, Vincent Politeo military records, 1919 - 1992

 Series — Box WWI 11, Folder: 4, Folder: 4
Content Description

This collection consists of original military documents and postcards of PFC Vincent Politeo, AEF with the 4th Military Police Company during the First World War. These include his discharge papers, one driver's permit, a World War compensation notification (and one copy), disability pension amendment, a citizen seaman's identification card, two postcards, three unused postcards, and one photograph of military police.

Dates: 1919 - 1992

Series 5, Clippings, 1941 August 1

 Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This series contains one newspaper and one clipping. The clipping is a poem in English from a French paper sent to Hecht's mother, with handwritten notes. The newspaper is the Ninth Division Anniversary Edition paper from Fort Bragg August 1, 1941. Of particular note is the newspaper's neglect of the war in Europe. From the articles, it is apparent some shifting and reorganization is occuring within the military but there is no mention of the war, rather with articles glorifying...
Dates: 1941 August 1

Series 5, Miscellaneous, 1917 - 1942

 Series — Box WWI 9, Folder: 11, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

This series contains an assortment of materials mostly related to Sgt. Clyde D. Eoff's military service during the First World War. This includes two poems, one photograph, one letter, two postcards, one draft notice, four promotion letters and forms, two travel orders, one honorable discharge notice, one roster, and four maps.

Dates: 1917 - 1942

Series 7, First World War correspondence from Herbert Taylor, 1917 - 1924

 Series — Box WWII 42, Folder: 10, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence written by serviceman Herbert Taylor, Company B, 136th Infantry Regiment, to Marie A. Charles during and after the First World War.

Dates: 1917 - 1924