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Everett R. Cook Diary

Identifier: MS-1180

This collection consists of the typed diary of Everett R. Cook in which he discusses his service as a pilot in the Officers' Signal Reserve Corps and with the 91st Aero Squadron on the Western Front during World War I. He begins by describing his trip overseas and goes on to chronicle his unit's movements, camp life, and some of his flights. The diary ends when Cook is discharged and begins his trip home.

Dates: 1917 October 19-1919 March 8

Francis T. Boyd Papers

Identifier: MS-3470
Abstract This collection houses a variety of papers documenting 1st Lieutenant Francis T. Boyd's service with the 116th Mobile Ordnance Repair Shop (41st Division) during World War I. This unit was stationed in Illinois, New York, and several locations in France. While the majority of the material is addressed to or written by Boyd, a few special orders were sent to his commanding officer, Captain George D. Sturtevant, or to Privates serving in the unit. Of particular interest is a handwritten...
Dates: 1917 August 31-1919 February 26

George Whittington Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3533

This collection consists of an envelope and four pages of correspondence, written by George Whittington, from Base hospital #7 in France to Eddie A. Snow of Boston, Massachusetts. The letter was written on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918 and is on American Expeditionary Force letterhead.

Dates: 1918 November 11

Hyman Levison Collection

Identifier: CSWS-0232

This collection includes photographs from Hyman Levison’s service during World War I, primarily while in France. The photographs largely depict scenes from Levison’s time in northern France, including camp and trench life, destruction of towns and buildings, and artillery. Also included is a typed family history of the Levisons.

Dates: circa 1917-1918

J. T. Sloan Correspondence and Other Materials

Identifier: MS-3514
Abstract The first section of this collection houses letters written to J. T. Sloan regarding events at home. Although the majority of Sloan's correspondents lived in Nashville, he also received letters from friends and family in Murfreesboro (Tenn.), Birmingham (Ala.), Memphis (Tenn.), and Atlanta (Ga.). The second section houses letters that J. T. Sloan wrote describing his life in camp and in the field, reporting on family members and friends also serving in the Army, and expressing his desire...
Dates: 1914 December 25-1920 January 13, 1938 July 4-11

John Cripple Papers

Identifier: MS-2982

This collection houses correspondence, orders, and ephemera documenting John Cripple's service with Company D of the 61st Infantry during World War I.

Dates: 1918 April 18-December 18

John Richards Diary and Correspondence

Identifier: MS-1399
Abstract This collection consists primarily of a diary that John Richards Jr. of Knoxville, Tennessee kept between April 6, 1917 and October 20, 1918. After warning his readers that "he or she who read these pages without my consent are cussed by me," Richards discusses his desire to fight in World War I, his admiration for classmates who have joined the Navy, seeing these new recruits off at the train station, his studies and activities at Central High School, cross-dressing in order to play pranks,...
Dates: 1917 April 6-1940 May 23

Laura Norvell Elliott Diary

Identifier: MS-2771

This collection consists of the diary, dated 1917-1919, of Laura Elliott (later Simpson), a young woman from Nashville, Tenn. In her diary, which begins on the day that war was declared on Germany in 1917, she details her experience in the publishing business and her thoughts on the war.

Dates: 1917-1919

Le Roy Farrington Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3527
Abstract This collection houses letters and postcards from Le Roy Farrington to his wife and mother. The letters are dated between May 27, 1918 and July 8, 1919 and are written from Camp Wadsworth in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and from France. There is also a letter written by Farrington's wife Alice to Farrington's mother about the birth of her child. The collection also houses Farrington's draft card and certificate, a war risk insurance premium notice, an army patch, a photograph, and one...
Dates: 1917 June 13-1919 July 8

Lester Randolph Collection

Identifier: CSWS-0278

This collection consists of letters, regiment announcements, and newspapers. The letters are written by Sergeant Lester Randolph, a member of the 23rd Regiment of Engineers, to a woman in Knoxville named Charlotte during World War I. Most of Randolph's letters were written while in France and most include the original envelopes with the censorship stamps and postmarks. There is one letter from Mexico dated 1921 to show proof of Lester’s survival of the war.

Dates: 1917 November 15-1921 January 27

Lucille Williams Papers

Identifier: MS-2589

This collection consists of a July 25, 1862 letter from a paroled Civil War solider, military postcards from World War I, and a photograph and clippings from World War II.

Dates: 1862-1995 (bulk 1940s)

McGill Family Papers

Identifier: CSWS-0069

This collection contains documents concerning the McGill family from Knoxville, TN. Four of the McGill children, addressed in this collection, served in the U.S. military during World War II.

Dates: ca. 1940-2000, undated

Mitchell Long Portrait

Identifier: MS-3488

This print (which is an enlargement of a smaller portrait) shows Mitchell Long wearing his military uniform and standing in a studio. The reverse bears a brief biography by Long's great nephew, John M. Greene, Jr., of Memphis, Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1917

Mrs. Frank de Garmo Papers

Identifier: MS-1879

This collection houses correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, and transcripts of radio broadcasts documenting Mrs. de Garmo's service with a number of different organizations. Among these organizations are the Department of Good Roads for Child Welfare, the Better Babies program, the Louisiana Mothers' Congress, the National Society of 1917 World War Registrars, and the National Society of U. S. Daughters of 1812.

Dates: 1900-1985

Navy Department "Eyes for the Navy" Correspondence

Identifier: MS-0194

This collection consists of a memo from the Navy Department asking citizens to donate binoculars, telescopes and spy-glasses for the war effort, a part of the "Eyes for the Navy" campaign. Also included is a check made out to Eleanor F. Buffat and a signed letter from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, thanking her for her war-time contribution.

Dates: 1918 March 18, April 18

Norman and Roberta Gregory Correspondence

Identifier: MS-2785

This collection consist of approximately 80 letters addressed to Roberta Gregory in Roanoke, Va. during World War I. Series I (1917-1919) contains love letters to Roberta from her husband Norman James Gregory, an engineer. Series II (1918-1919) contains letters to Roberta from various members of her family.

Dates: 1917-1919 (bulk 1918)

Paul Harvey WWI Collection

Identifier: CSWS-0080

The Paul Harvey WWI Collection features correspondence, military and veteran documents, war ration books, and original manuscripts written by Harvey, as well as newspapers, memorial photographs, books, and others documenting Harvey's military service and life.

Dates: 1912-1921, 1925-1959, 1977, 1994, 2004, undated; Majority of material found within 1914-1921

Richard Marius Literary Collection

Identifier: MS-3779

This collection consists of partial and complete manuscript copies of author Richard Marius' first novels: The Coming of Rain, Luther, Once in Arcadia (published as After the War), and Bound for the Promised Land.

Dates: 1967-1975, undated

Ripley Family Papers

Identifier: MS-2384

The Ripley Family Papers, 1811-1930, contain correspondence, legal papers, bill and receipts, and other papers of the members of a Greene County, Tenn., family. The bulk of the collection consists of documents noting the sale of plots of land.

Dates: 1811-1930

Rose Harwood Letters

Identifier: MS-3405
Abstract Lieutenant George Harold Byrd and Lieutenant George S. Fox Jr. wrote the bulk of these letters to Rose Harwood in Trenton, Tennessee and later at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia during World War I. Both men intended to marry Harwood upon returning to the United States. Byrd served with the 327th Infantry, 82nd Division in France and was killed by an artillery shell in the Argonne Forest on October 11, 1918. Fox served in an administrative capacity and never saw battle. Other letters...
Dates: 1918 May 11-1919 May 24

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