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George A. Plimpton (AC 1876) Collection of French and Indian War Items

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00195
Abstract Original and reproduction maps, portraits, drawings, autograph letters, broadsides, newspaper clippings, muster rolls, receipts and a variety of other documents documenting the history of the French and Indian War. The collection particularly focusses on British forces and the campaigns directed by General Jeffery Amherst, Commander-in-Chief of the troops in North America (1758-1763), which culminated with the capture of French Canada in 1763.
Dates: 1670-1934 ; Majority of material found within 1730-1815

Ingham C. Baker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00008
Abstract Correspondence, French road maps, French song sheets, and a military citation covering the time Ingham C. Baker served as an ambulance driver for the American Field Service and U.S. Army Corps from 1916 to 1919. The bulk of the collection consists of letters from ICB to his family, particularly his parents Asa George Baker (AC 1888) and Lucy C. Baker, and his brother Walton C. Baker (AC 1919). It also includes letters to ICB from his parents and two letters from his friend Arthur Hazeldine...
Dates: 1916-1919

John P. Cushing (AC 1882) World War I Poster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00300
Abstract Collection of more than 700 World War I posters, ephemera, and propoganda collected by John P. Cushing (AC 1882). Propaganda posters (chromolithograph) commissioned by seven different governments during World War I exhorting the populace to enlist in the military, conserve food, produce supplies supporting the war effort, and buy war bonds. Unlike mass-produced public notices of the same period, these were colorful works of art that attracted popular attention and communicated powerful but...
Dates: 1914-1926; Majority of material found within 1917-1919

Leslie Stuart Baker (AC 1921) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00367
Scope and Contents Two boxes of materials including correspondence, maps and illustrations, photographs, and ephemera. The collection largely pertains to Baker's time serving in WWI, although his high school and college years are also documented.
Dates: 1909-1967; Majority of material found within 1918-1919

U.S. Army Ambulance Service, Section 539 ["Black Cats"] Records

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00139
Abstract World War I ambulance unit, recruited in Amherst, Massachusetts in June 1917 from Amherst College students and local residents. Collection consists of clippings, photographs, a photograph album, maps, books, correspondence, pay and enlistment records, and other materials documenting the activities of the U.S. Army Ambulance Service Section 539, also called S.S.U. 539, known colloquially as the "Black Cats," in France during World War I.
Dates: 1917-1941