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Arnold W. MacKerer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3456
Abstract This collection houses personal papers and memorabilia documenting Arnold W. MacKerer's service with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. Among these items are letters, MacKerer's pay record, materials from a class on gas warfare (including textbooks, notes, and an exam), excerpts from such newspapers as the Schweizer Zeitung and the Stars and Stripes, a map of France, a copy of the New Testament issued by the U.S. Army, two uniform patches, and two embossed uniform...
Dates: 1917 June 27-1919 February 20

C. M. Figley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3050
Abstract

This February 2, 1918, letter from C. M. Figley at Camp Sevier in Greenville, South Carolina, discusses the daily activities of a young man at a training camp during World War I.

Dates: 1918 February 2-4

Clyde M. Figley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3079
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Clyde M. Figley to his family sent on May 5, 1918 from Camp Sevier. He discusses life in training camp and his belief that he will not be sent overseas.

Dates: 1918 May 5

Company B Training Detachment Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0027
Abstract

This framed photograph shows the Company B Training Detachment from the University of Tennessee in formation on the grounds of Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, Tennessee. A note in the lower right hand corner reads Thompson Photo 4 Knoxville.

Dates: 1918 July-August

Corporal Alfred Pickard Letter

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Identifier: MS-2626
Abstract

This collection contains World War I correspondence of Corporal Alfred Pickard, 159th Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, to Mother and all. It is dated December 11, 1918. Letter includes details about Cpl. Fitzgerald's R&R in the French resort town of Aix Les Blain from December 11-19, 1918.

Dates: 1918 December 11

Edgar Johnson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2957
Abstract

This collection consists of three letters written from Newburn, Tennessee, between December 4, 1917 and March 28, 1918 by Edgar Johnson of Company E of the 306th Ammunition Train (81st Division). The letters are addressed to Johnson's wife, Etta, and daughter, Lila, and discuss camp life, life at home, and the possibility of returning home for a visit.

Dates: 1917 December 4-1918 March 28

Ernest Ely Papers

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Identifier: MS-0813
Abstract

The collection consists of the memoirs, correspondence, photographs, press clippings, and military documents concerning the naval career and death of Ernest Ely.

Dates: 1907-1917, 1936-1942

Eugene M. Wilson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1616
Abstract

This collection consists of letters written to Eugene M. Wilson while he served in World War I, Wilson's field book, and a clipping of Wilson and Maude Pritchard's marriage announcement.

Dates: 1913-1918

Everett R. Cook Diary

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Identifier: MS-1180
Abstract

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

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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

John Cripple Papers

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Identifier: MS-2982
Abstract

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

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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 Elliot Diary

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Identifier: MS-2771
Abstract

This collection consists of the diary, dated 1917-1919, of 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

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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

Navy Department "Eyes for the Navy" Correspondence

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Identifier: MS-0194
Abstract

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

Rose Harwood Letters

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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 16

Students Army Training Corps Records

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0739
Abstract

This collection houses student records, correspondence, course materials, schedules, and blank forms documenting the Students' Army Training Corps (SATC) at the University of Tennessee between 1918 and 1919. With the exception of the materials regarding the War Issues course in Folder 10, the schedules and curricula in Folder 12, and the blank forms in Folder 13, all of these records are restricted in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Dates: 1918 August-1919 April 17; Majority of material found in 1918 - 1918

Thomas I. Fitzgerald Diary

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Identifier: MS-3182
Abstract

This diary, written by Thomas I. Fitzgerald during World War I, documents his journey from the United States to France, his experiences on the Western Front, and his return to Tennessee.

Dates: 1918 - 1919

U. S. Food Administration Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0640
Abstract

This collection houses directories, correspondence, notices, regulations, certificates, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, bulletins, and data books documenting the workings of the U. S. Food Administration.

Dates: 1830-1918

World War I and World War II Posters

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Identifier: MS-3654
Abstract

This collection consists of twenty-two posters and one panoramic photograph from World War I. The collection also houses five posters from World War II depicting Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms.

Dates: 1918 August 21-1943, undated