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World War, 1914-1918

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Variants: European War, 1914-1918 ; First World War, 1914-1918 ; Great War, 1914-1918 ; World War 1, 1914-1918 ; World War I, 1914-1918 ; World War One, 1914-1918 ; WW I (World War, 1914-1918) ; WWI (World War, 1914-1918)

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Alumni letters regarding military training, 1917

 File — Box 8: [Barcode: Alex Meik 8], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The Meiklejohn Papers consist mainly of correspondence between Meiklejohn and other educators during his term as President of Amherst College, as well as records created during his presidency.

Dates: 1917

Amherst College War Materials Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00062
Abstract

An artificial collection consisting mainly of publications, ephemera and correspondence related to Amherst College's involvement in various United States wars, including the Civil War, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Dates: 1829-2004

Beeckman Jousseaum Delatour (AC 1911) Letters to Albert J. and Susie S. Holcomb Delatour

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00320
Abstract

The Beeckman Jousseaum Delatour (AC 1911) papers contain letters from Beeckman Delatour to his parents, Albert J. and Susie S. Holcomb Delatour, during his undergraduate years at Amherst College (1907-1911), his medical school years at Johns Hopkins University (1911-1915), and his service in France during World War I (1917-1919). There is a small amount of associated ephemera, but the bulk of the papers document the maturation of a youth of the early twentieth century.

Dates: circa 1907-1920

Book: As You Were, 4th Company C.O.T.S, Camp Lee, Virginia, 1918

 File — Box 2: [Barcode: CWE 2], Folder: 9
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The bulk of the collection consists of notes, assignments and other materials related to Eastman's teaching of German language and literature at Amherst College. In addition, there is correspondence, personal diaries and unpublished manuscripts on topics in medieval German literature and German linguistics; one folder related to army training at Amherst College during World War I; and copious notes and manuscripts for his 1916 genealogy of the Thompson, Hull, Clark, Curtiss, Gunn, Peck,...
Dates: 1918

Bowles-Hoar Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00294
Abstract

The Bowles-Hoar Family Papers document the personal and professional lives of multiple members of the Bowles and Hoar families circa 1779-1960. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, documents, miscellaneous materials, and publications, all of which provide a detailed portrait of the two families before and after their histories joined with the marriage of Samuel Bowles IV to Elizabeth Hoar in 1884.

Dates: circa 1779-1960; Majority of material found within 1835-1940

Byles, [Sarah Anne Unwin], circa 1914-1924

 File — Box 6, Folder: 23
Scope and Contents

Several wartime letters from "S.A. Byles," President (1906-1921) of the Women's National Liberal Association of Great Britain. Includes a letter (December 1917) regarding the death of her husband William Pollard Byles (1839-1917) and an accompanying copy of an address by John A. Hobson read at his funeral.

Dates: circa 1914-1924

Clarke, Eveline Wilkinson, [1914]-1916

 File — Box 6, Folder: 31
Scope and Contents

Three letters from Eyre S. Wilkinson's sister Eveline to Beth: the Feb 9 [1916] letter announces and describes his death in the air over France during World War I. See also additional folders in this series containing letters from Spenser, Victoria, and Eyre Wilkinson.

Dates: [1914]-1916

Dicken-Statham Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00268
Abstract The Dicken-Statham Family Papers contain papers related to four generations of one British family, spanning their participation in historical events during the last decades of East India Company rule in India through life in England in the 1980s. Materials in the collection include official documents pertaining to service in the East India Company and during World War I; manuscript diaries; correspondence; photographs, professional materials, and genealogical charts. There are approximately...
Dates: 1828-2014

Gillett Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00143
Abstract

The collection contains a scrapbook, journal, herbarium, photographs and college notebooks of various members of the Gillett family. Many members of family attended Amherst College: Edward Bates Gillett (AC 1839), Frederick Huntington Gillett (AC 1874), Arthur Lincoln Gillett (AC 1880), and Robert Swift Gillett (AC 1916). The herbarium is believed to have been kept by Lucy Douglass Fowler Gillett.

Dates: 1848 - circa 1920

J-L: Incoming correspondence to Sherman H. Bowles, circa 1905-1928

 File — Box 19, Folder: 59
Scope and Contents Folder includes: Janelle, Arthur, request to buy land in Goshen. Jefferes, Theodore R. on Camp Katahdin stationery re "matter of mortgage of camp with Mr. Plummer." Johnson, Lt. E. J., writing from Le Mans, France. Kenyon, Alden H., "Jack", enclosing a photograph of the Ward Mfr Co "general regulations" from circa 1855. Another copy of the Ward...
Dates: circa 1905-1928

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

Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00271
Abstract

Papers of Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) relating to his military service in World War I and his later life. Includes diaries, photographs, correspondence, certificates, clippings, and ephemera.

Dates: circa 1919-1945

Karl Loewenstein Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00206
Abstract Materials produced and collected by Karl Loewenstein (1891-1973) over the course of his long career as a political scientist, professor, lawyer, and government advisor. The papers include professional and personal correspondence, manuscripts, lecture notes, reports, memoranda, legal documents, diaries, lecture and interview transcripts, photographs, recordings, and printed material. The bulk of the collection documents Loewenstein's long academic career, which began in Munich and continued...
Dates: 1822-1977 1908-1973

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

Letters from soldiers, 1917-1919, undated

 File — Box 8: [Barcode: Alex Meik 8], Folder: 6
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The Meiklejohn Papers consist mainly of correspondence between Meiklejohn and other educators during his term as President of Amherst College, as well as records created during his presidency.

Dates: 1917-1919; undated

Litteljohn, Cyril M., circa 1918 January - 1919 April

 File — Box 7, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

Three letters from Cyril Melville Litteljohn (a friend of Beth's son Sherman) during World War I and during Litteljohn's posts with the American Expeditionary Forces. Folder includes one [undated later] Christmas greeting. See also his letter to Sherman in Series 6.

Dates: circa 1918 January - 1919 April

Murray, Mabel W., circa 1914-1918

 File — Box 7, Folder: 25

Personal letters: A, circa 1890-1930

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: Gold 1], Folder: 15
Scope and Contents Includes letter from grandson Robert Armstrong, who mentions the war and the influenza epidemic: "That old influenza is getting around here pretty speedy, one boy in the park has died of it already, and there are lots and lots of boy's [sic] diying [sic] at the soldier and sailor camps" and "I see that we are slowly but surely winning the war, old Germany won't have anybody to fight with now, but we should worry just so we don't lose the war that's all I care about." Includes description of...
Dates: circa 1890-1930

Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1915-1917, undated

 Series
Scope and Contents

Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1915-1917, consists of printed matter related to Parsons' work during World War I after leaving Colorado College.

Dates: 1915-1917; undated

Series 7: Black Tom, 1924-1946

 Series
Scope and Contents Series 7: Black Tom, 1924-1946, includes legal documents (with listings), correspondence, and notes from the World War I sabotage case known as "Black Tom." The case, a complicated tangle of international law and diplomacy, began in 1916 when a munitions depot on Black Tom Island in New York was blown up. JJM (whose law firm, Cravath, de Gersdorff, Swaine and Wood, represented the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company) became involved in 1930 and saw the case through to its final settlement in...
Dates: 1924-1946

Stanley King (AC 1903) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00056
Abstract

Former Amherst College President. Correspondence, speeches, articles, scrapbooks, awards, photographs and other materials documenting his personal and professional life and that of his wife, Margaret P. Jackson King. Correspondents include Newton D. Baker, Ernest M. Hopkins, Felix Frankfurter and Frederick J. E. Woodbridge.

Dates: 1880-1967; Majority of material found within 1895-1967

Student Army Training and Pictures of Students, 1918

 File — Box 3: [Barcode: CWE 3], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The bulk of the collection consists of notes, assignments and other materials related to Eastman's teaching of German language and literature at Amherst College. In addition, there is correspondence, personal diaries and unpublished manuscripts on topics in medieval German literature and German linguistics; one folder related to army training at Amherst College during World War I; and copious notes and manuscripts for his 1916 genealogy of the Thompson, Hull, Clark, Curtiss, Gunn, Peck,...
Dates: 1918

Trip abroad "Kronprinzessin Cecilie", 1914 July-August

 File — Box 35, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents

Clara's journal description ("a unique trip") and a few news clippings related to the aborted trip aboard the "Cecilie," impounded during the start of World War I, and the trip she took instead, including aboard the "S. S. Sophia."

Dates: 1914 July-August

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

Wilkinson, Eyre S., 1911, 1914-1916

 File — Box 8, Folder: 28
Scope and Contents Six letters from Eyre Spenser Wilkinson to "Aunt Beth." Five are from wartime -- Eyre was killed in an air fight in France on January 12, 1916. See also files for letters from Spenser and Victoria Wilkinson (Eyre's parents) and Eveline [Wilkinson] Clarke, Eyre's sister: among the letters in these files are two announcing Eyre's death. File also contains a photograph of Eyre, his obituary in the "Springfield Republican," and a wartime letter from "Catharine" [Chapin?] to Beth regarding...
Dates: 1911; 1914-1916

Wilkinson, Spenser and Victoria, 1913-1923

 File — Box 8, Folder: 29
Scope and Contents

Approximately a dozen letters from Spenser Wilkinson (Professor of Military History at Oxford University) and his wife Victoria. Family news, war news, reminiscences: the letter of December 15, 1923, relates the relationship between the Bowles and Wilkinson families dating back to the Civil War years.

Dates: 1913-1923

WWI, physical training instruction cards, c. 1918

 File — Box 2, Folder: 10a
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Series 3, Instructional Material, contains printed material used in physical education and hygiene courses, general instructional material for personal excercise and department handbooks. Of particular interest are the detailed course pamphlets, or "Health Lectures," created for the department's hygiene courses. The material in this series does not represent a comprehensive collection of department instructional material.

Dates: c. 1918