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World War (1914-1918) -- Homefront

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Beverly B. Bealmear First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 3, Folder: 15
Identifier: 2017-287-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence from Pvt. Beverly "Bev" Bealmear, USA, during the First World War.

Dates: 1918 August 24 - 1919 May 25

Canton (Ohio) Women's League for War Economy First World War scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 2016-018-s-r
Abstract

This collection consists of one scrapbook pertaining to the Canton Women's League for War Economy during the First World War. The scrapbook contains newsclippings as well as some correspondence and refers to it's possible creator, Mrs. J.H. Bair.

Dates: 1917-05-22 - 1917-11-04

Robert Orville Carver First World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2014-037-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence from ENG2/C Robert Orville Carver, USN to his mother and sister during the First World War. Also included are documents and other materials such as various naval orders, documents informing the family of his death, newspaper clippings, and one small photograph.

Dates: 1917 July 11 - 1919 March 27

William G. Clay First World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2016-184-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains letters, military documents, and ephemera from Pvt. William G. Clay, AEF to his family during the First World War.

Dates: 1918 January 23 - 1919 April 25

Clyde D. Eoff First World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2014-023-w-r
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1917 September 20 - 1942 September 21; Majority of material found within 1917 September 20 - 1919 August 1

Jacob L. Feldman First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 4, Folder: 9, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-583-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence between Pvt. Jacob L. Feldman, USA and his cousin Jennie Vasterling during the First World War.

Dates: 1918 July 27 - 1918 October 16

Manuel Fernandez Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWII 20, Folder: 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-469-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains one letter from PFC Manuel Fernandez, USAAF during the Second World War.

Dates: 1938 - 1945

E. Gilliam First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 2, Folder: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2014-125-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains one letter from E. Gilliam, AEF to his family from Flogny, France during the First World War.

Dates: 1919 February 22

John Hall World War I militaria and poster collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2014-027-s-r
Abstract

This collection contains World War One, British, French and German military artifacts that chronicles the experiences of the common soldiers in the trenches.

Dates: 1899 - 1918; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1918

Joslin Family First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 3, Folder: 23, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-465-w-rd
Abstract

This collection contains letters and photographs from Pvt. Lincoln Joslin, USA and Cook Grant Joslin, USA during the First World War.

Dates: 1913 March 7 - 1918 November 29

Frank Kress First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 2, Folder: 18, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2015-077-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence from Pvt. Frank Kress, AEF to his wife Josephine Marchildon during the First World War.

Dates: 1916 - 1920

John LaForest First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 3, Folder: 2
Identifier: 2017-160-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains one correspondence written by John LaForest, American Expeditionary Forces, to his parents during the First World War.

Dates: 1918 November 27

Louis B. Hager First World War and various authors Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 15, Folder: 15-16, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: 2019-096-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains 28 correspondence to the Hager Family during the First World War and Second World War. The majority of correspondence were written by Pvt. Louis Hager, AEF to his brother Frank Hager during the First World War. Six letters were written by various authors to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hager during the Second World War between January 1943 and July 1948. Also included are v-mail, postcards, empty envelopes, stationery, greeting cards, mess tickets, and meal ration stamps.

Dates: 1917 June 10 - 1948 July 12; Majority of material found within 1917 June 10 - 1919 April 28; Majority of material found within 1943 January 7 - 1948 July 12

Carl Karnig Mahakian brass shell trench art collection

 Collection — Carton 1
Identifier: 2015-143-s-r
Abstract

This collection consists of three pieces of trench art, vases that were fashioned out of brass shells from World War One and Vietnam.

Dates: 1914 - 1967

Carl Karnig Mahakian First World War American propaganda poster collection

 Collection — Oversized folder 3
Identifier: 2016-031-s-r
Abstract

This collection consists of four American propaganda posters from the First World War. This collection was part of the estate of Colonel Carl Karnig Mahakian, United States Marine Corps.

Dates: 1917 - 1920

Edward R. Marcellus First World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2014-040-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains the correspondence, records, and ephemera of Pvt. Edward R. Marcellus, AEF during the First World Warfrom his time in France and Germany during WWI.

Dates: 1918 April 21 - 1919 June 2

Chester McKay First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 5, Folder: 5-10
Identifier: 2017-150-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains 27 letters to Private Chester McKay, who served overseas with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe at the end of World War I. Most of the letters were written by his wife, Hilda McKay. The collection also includes letters written to Chester McKay by other family members. In addition to the letters, there are nine photographs, several blank postcards, and other documents.

Dates: 1918 - 1922

McQuade Family First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 1, Folder: 13-16, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: 2014-101-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains written correspondence from Pvt. Edward and Frances McQuade, while serving with the AEF, during the First World War One.

Dates: 1918 January 16 - 1919 April 23

William F. Parish First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 6, Folder: 13, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-399-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains one correspondence and one photocopied obituary for William F. Parish, USA during the First World War.

Dates: 1918 July 1

Lloyd L. Rawlings First World War correspondece

 Collection — Box WWI 5, Folder: 13
Identifier: 2017-167-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence and registration copies for Lloyd L. Rawlings during the First World War.

Dates: 1918 October 23

Registration Card of Alien Female Issued to Wilhelmina Mueller

 Unprocessed Material — Document-box 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: 2016-047-s

Carolyn Ricapito First World War and Afghanistan War post card collection

 Collection — Box WWI 1, Folder: 19
Identifier: 2013-058-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains two postcards; one from Frank Kitchen, circa 1919, to his mother notifying her of his return home with simply "On the way, Frank" and a second postcard from Frank Ricapito making the same statement to his mother on his return from Afghanistan, 2013.

Dates: 1919 - 2013

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 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 Dwight Fee, 1918 - 1919

 Series — Box WWI 7, Folder: 2, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence to Sgt. Dwight Fee, AEF during the First World War. The bulk of these letters originated from Lucille Fee and deal with issues from the homefront along with updates about family and friends while Fee was serving in France.

NOTE: letter 45, dated September 28, 1918 is missing at least one page (ends in the middle of a sentence, unsigned).

Dates: 1918 - 1919

Series 2, Correspondence to Josephine Eoff, 1917 - 1919

 Series — Box WWI 9, Folder: 6-8, Folder: 6-8
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence from Sgt. Clyde D. Eoff, AEF to his sister Josephine Eoff during the First World War. The folders contain an assortment of material including 32 letters with envelopes, two postcards and eight photographs. Subjects of conversation include, friends and family news, the weather, and daily events of Sgt. Eoff's life including travels. Of particular interest in this series is from a letter dated June 6, 1919, in which Sgt. Eoff states that he...
Dates: 1917 - 1919

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

George L. Sillman First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 3, Folder: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-201-w-rd
Abstract

This collection contains two correspondence written by Sergeant George L. Sillman, Machine Gun Company, 2nd Washington Infantry, during the First World War.

Dates: 1917 June 25

Paul M. Spear First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box WWI 6, Folder: 12
Identifier: 2017-275-w-r
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence from Cpl. Paul M. Spear, AEF, to his parents and brother during the First World War.

Dates: 1917 September 14 - 1919 March 2

World War One Propaganda Poster collection

 Collection — Object 1-3
Identifier: 2011-144-r
Abstract

This collection contains three propaganda posters from World War One.

Dates: 1918 - 1918