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Arnold W. MacKerer Papers

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 buttons.

C. M. Figley Letter

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.

Clyde M. Figley Letter

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.

Company B Training Detachment Photograph

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.

Corporal Alfred Pickard Letter

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.

Edgar Johnson Letters

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.

Ernest Ely Papers

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.

Eugene M. Wilson Papers

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.

Everett R. Cook Diary

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.

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 note...

John Cripple Papers

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.

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,...

Laura Norvell Elliot Diary

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.

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 franc.

Navy Department "Eyes for the Navy" Correspondence

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.

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...

Students Army Training Corps Records

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).

Thomas I. Fitzgerald Diary

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.

U. S. Food Administration Papers

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.

World War I and World War II Posters

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.

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