Skip to main content

World War (1914-1918) -- Homefront

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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