Fonds F0120 - Unidentified American WWI Infantryman Fonds

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Unidentified American WWI Infantryman Fonds


  • 1917-1919 (Creation)

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2 cm textual records

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Biographical history

This individual was born on August 27, 1898 in Wisconsin, USA. He enlisted with the Wisconsin National Guards Co. on April 28, 1917. After training, he shipped out to Europe aboard USS Covington. He served the entirety of the war and was discharged on March 27, 1919.

Archival history

Material was held at one point by the Antique Boutique in Wisconsin then transferred to Gayle Evans of La Quinta California in 2000.

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Received from donor, June 2002.

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Consists of a 127 page typescript transcription of a WWI diary titled "The Day by Day Diary of a Machine Gunner". Holograph corrections and annotations appear throughout, possibly made by the diarist's son or daughter.

A detailed summary of diary can be found in the document attached to this AtoM record as: item: "Summary"

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No restrictions on access.

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Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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Original container included with diary since it may shed light on the identity of the diary keeper in the future.

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Processed by Yvonne Hinks, January 2019.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, February 2019.

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