World War I

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140th F Club Records, 1927-1982 (K0119)
1 c.f.

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The collection contains meeting minutes, financial records, membership records, annual reunion photographs, and memorabilia related to the activities of the 140th F Club.

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Truman H. Aehle Scrapbooks, 1917-1924 (C2147)
1.17 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about World War I. Aehle was an aviator from St. Louis, MO.

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Henderson Aley Papers, 1906-1968 (C4108)
0.3 cubic feet

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The papers of Henderson Aley contain personal correspondence between himself and his parents during and immediately following World War I. The collection also contains a variety of postcards from 1906-1930.

Hans Peter Andersen Papers, 1909-1920 (R0832)
0.5 cubic foot (8 folders, 5 photographs)

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The Hans Peter Andersen Papers contain the personal correspondence of Dr. Hans Peter Andersen, a physician who graduated from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. An immigrant from Denmark, most of the letters addressed to Hans are from family members back home, but also include letters from fellow medical students serving in the United States Army Medical Corps during World War I.

"ANTI-GERMAN THOUGHT AND ACTION (1917-1919)," Bernard D. Ansel, 1960 (C2396)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Research paper written for an American history seminar. Ansel undertakes to examine the thought and attitudes of Missourians toward German-Americans residing in Missouri during World War I. Files of the Missouri Council of Defense at the State Historical Society were used as a primary source.

George L. Archer Papers, 1918-1919 (C0198)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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World War I letters from an army private in Waco, TX; England; France and Germany. French currency. German propaganda. Calendar for 1919 with the 5th Division insignia. Welcome from King George V of England to American troops.

Arthur and Bull Family Papers, 1842-1996 (SP0061)
0.75 cubic foot (22 folders, 1 volume, 224 postcards, 17 photographs)

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The Arthur and Bull Family Papers consist of the correspondence and business papers of John Arthur, the World War I correspondence of Harrison Bull, the World War II correspondence of his son Joseph Bull, the postcard collection of Belva “Bess” Lee Estes, and the music lesson ledgers of Elizabeth Hodges Bull.

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Hampton B. Ball Papers, 1918-1919 (C3935)
0.1 cubic foot

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The papers of Hampton B. Ball of Troy, MO, while in the United States Armed Forces in 1918-1919. The papers consist of letters and a postcard addressed to family members and a brief history of his battalion during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.

Baltzell-Chambers Family Papers, 1857-1981 (C3995)
0.4 cubic feet

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Papers relating to the Baltzell-Chambers family of Deer Ridge, Missouri. The papers consist of correspondence, photographs, a scrapbook, and a genealogy, as well as graduation memorabilia, land deeds, and military discharge papers from the Civil War.

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Barclay-D'Arcy Family Papers, 1907-1940 (S0267)
1 cubic foot

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The Barclay-D’Arcy family papers consist of correspondence, photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, school records, and ephemera pertaining to the Barclay and D'Arcy family's involvement in World War I, the American Red Cross, the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, and the University of Missouri. Key figures included in this collection are George Reppert Barclay, Lillie Isadora Barclay, Thomas Swain Barclay, and  Julia D’Arcy. Of note are letters sent from Thomas to his mother and father describing the economic, political, and social climate in postwar Europe.

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Thomas Akers Barr Papers, 1861-1919 (R0270)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The Thomas Akers Barr Papers contain a microfilm copy of correspondence and personal papers belonging to Thomas Akers Barr, a native of Illinois and physician who started his practice in Lebanon, Missouri, around 1869. The papers include letters from Illinois soldiers serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina during the Civil War. Also included are letters from physicians in Illinois and Missouri and from Harry Woodson Barr while he was at Camp Bowie, Texas, in 1918-1919.

Royal D.M. Bauer Papers, 1895-1919 (C0072)
0.4 cubic feet

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Correspondence of a naval yeoman, 1916-1919, primarily to his sister, Gladys Bauer, and friend, Helen Elizabeth Clark. Diary of his service at Great Lakes, IL, and Guipavas Finistere and Brest, France. Copies of the GREAT LAKES BULLETIN and GREAT LAKES RECRUIT, 1918. 1895 photograph of Franklin County, MO, officials.

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Harry J. Beagles Scrapbook, 1918-1919 (SP0024)
2 cubic foot (3 folders, 1 oversize)

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The Harry J. Beagles Scrapbook documents Beagle’s service in France during World War I.

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Gary W. Beahan Collection, 1880s-1963 (CA6504)
0.4 cubic feet

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Family papers and other materials collected by Gary W. Beahan, genealogist and former Missouri State Archivist, largely pertain to several families from the Mid-Missouri and the St. Charles, Missouri, area. The collection includes World War I correspondence, autograph books, a scrapbook, and miscellaneous material.

Lewis Jesse Bedell Collection, 1918-1919, 2019 (CA6573)
0.2 cubic feet

World War I correspondence, military papers, postcards, and miscellaneous material of a farmer from Atchison County, Missouri, who served in France with the American Expeditionary Forces. Also includes a book by his grandson Duane Bedell that includes transcriptions of the letters.

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Belchamber Family Papers, 1892-1993 (CG0041)
3.2 c. f.

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The Belchamber family papers contain photographs, correspondence and scrapbooks from the Belchamber family and its various branches. This collection also includes photographs and memorabilia relating to Will Mayfield College in Marble Hill, the Iron Mountain Railroad, and regional buildings and environs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Belwood-Ezell Family Papers, 1850-1935 (C0073)
0.6 cubic feet

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Correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous items of families living in Saline and Pettis Counties, MO. Much of the correspondence pertains to news of family members and friends. Most of the letters are to and from family members, including children, of Mary Belwood Ezell and Francisco Ezell.

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Ula Sharon Robinson Bergfeldt Papers, 1861-1993 (K1223)
8 c.f.

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Family, personal and professional materials of Bergfeldt, professional dancer, teacher, producer, and founder of the Kansas City Dance Theatre. Includes family papers: photographs and legal documents for the Sharon and Headlee families, Spring Hill, KS; personal papers: correspondence between Ula and William Harold Bergfeldt (1895-1971) during their courtship and early marriage, as well as Harold's correspondence to his parents and photographs from France following World War I; and professional papers: scripts for ballets and administrative records of the Kansas City Dance Theatre.

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Laura E. Birkhead Papers, 1917-1920 (C1707)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Five letters written by Miss Birkhead from Paris, France, to Isabelle Stark of Neosho, MO. Miss Birkhead was involved with refugee work and providing clothing for children. Her letters describe devastated areas, evacuation and camps for refugees, expenses, rationing, and mail service. She also describes the volunteer groups, sponsored agencies, and military units assisting soldiers and civilians.

William L. Bradshaw Papers, 1912-1973 (C2556)
11.2 cubic feet

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The papers of William L. Bradshaw contain business and personal papers of Bradshaw, political scientist and dean of the University of Missouri Business School, 1946-1961. Included are papers as delegate to Missouri Constitutional Convention, 1943-1944, member of State Reorganization Commission, 1953-1955, and other state, local, and professional organizations.

Robert Kirk Brady Letters, 1917-1919 (C0077)
0.2 cubic feet, 1 roll of microfilm

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World War I letters of Robert Kirk Brady of Richmond, Ray County, MO, from Fort Sill, OK, and France. Scenes, customs, and people of France. Army life. Argonne, Verdun, battles, and Richmond and Ray County news.

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Bruhl Family Photographs, 1902-1984, 1994-1996 (CG0037)
0.2 c. f.

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The Bruhl Family Photographs include individual and family portraits of this family and the related families of Ritzenthaler, Caldwell, and Anderson from 1902-1984.

Leslie Leroy Bucklew Papers, 1897-1997 (S0625)
0.4 cubic foot, 5 folders, 7 photographs, 2 audio tapes

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The Leslie Leroy Buckley Papers consists of photocopied biographical material about the life of Leslie LeRoy Bucklew. The collection features correspondence between Bucklew and soldiers he served with during the Spanish-American War and World War I, and letters from President Harry S Truman and Bess Truman. Other materials of interest include 1917 photographs of World War I servicemen serving at Camp Doniphan and Fort Sill. The collection also contains two oral history interviews of Bucklew recounting his childhood in St. Louis, his mother's friendship with Mary Todd Lincoln's sister, and his experiences in the Spanish-American War.

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Camp Funston, Kansas Postcard, circa 1918 (R0145)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a postcard featuring a panoramic view of the U.S. Army training base at Camp Funston,
Kansas, during World War I.

Carroll H. Bunch Scrapbook, 1918-1919 (P0075)
97 photographs

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Carroll Bunch, of Hannibal, Missouri, served in the 149th Aero Squadron during World War I. This collection documents his experiences with postcards, snapshots, illustrations and prints. Most of the photographs are of airplanes, but images of soldiers in training camp and locations in England and France are included as well.

Charles Roemer Collection, 1905-1919 (P0447)
1 folder

Postcards of Missouri scenes in Audrain and Boone Counties. Photographs of returned WWI Soldiers luncheon, Columbia.

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O.T. Coleman Papers, 1917-1960 (C0976)
0.4 cubic feet

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The papers of O.T. Coleman contain his World War I correspondence from Camp Funston, KS; England; France; and Germany. The collection also includes clippings and pictorial images regarding World War I and Coleman's diaries as a soil extension agent at the University of Missouri.

Charles Colville, Jr. Papers, 1917-1919 (K0044)
1 v

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Diary of Charles Colville, Jr., member of United States Navy during World War I and with the Navy in the Pacific and Siberia following World War I.

Almont Burton Cotton Papers, 1917-1918 (K1381)
.1 c.f.

The Almont Burton Cotton Papers contain materials related to Cotton's WWI military service with the Army's 10th Engineers.

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Harry Craghead Letter, 1918 (C0480)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Mrs. Harris Wells, Bachelor, MO, from France, Oct. 20, 1918.

Written to his cousin by an infantryman during World War I, the letter describes one of his battle experiences.

Carl Crow Papers, 1913-1945 (C0041)
5 cubic feet (354 folders, 2 volumes), 4 oversize volumes

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Bills, accounts, speeches, notes, correspondence and book and article manuscripts on a wide range of subjects. Crow was a resident of China for a number of years and most of his writing was about China or related subjects. The collection includes a diary of a trip over the Burma Road, the diary of a Japanese soldier, and notes and articles on the Japanese opium trade.

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Enoch H. Crowder Papers, 1884-1942 (C1046)
27 cubic feet; also available on 51 rolls of microfilm

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Correspondence and other papers of judge advocate general who administered Selective Service in World War I, served as ambassador to Cuba, and, after his retirement from public life, advised sugar interests.

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Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)-Elizabeth Benton Chapter Records, 1915-1992 (K0412)
7 c.f., 28 v (MR)

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Minutes, financial records, and printed and published material including yearbooks/directories, newsletters/magazines, and scripts. Also biographies and service records of Kansas City soldiers who served in World War I. Scrapbooks have been microfilmed.

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Robert L. Davidson Jr. Papers, 1915-1919 (C3154)
0.18 cubic feet (9 folders)

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Letters written by a 1st Lieutenant to his family during World War I, most of which were published in the SEDALIA DEMOCRAT; typewritten descriptions of some incidents occurring during his training period, and later in France; two copies of the STARS AND STRIPES.

Robert L. Davidson Jr. Scrapbook, 1918 (C0869)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains one scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by Davidson's parents of Sedalia, Missouri, about his experiences while a 1st Lieutenant during World War I. Also includes articles about Davidson's father, pastor of the First Baptist Church, who did YMCA work in France.

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Ernest A. Davis Papers, 1846-1990 (C2606)
0.3 cubic feet

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Personal papers of Davis consisting of letters sent by Davis to his mother Gertrude while he was in the army during World War I. Photographs depict him and his family, and group photographs of Davis's army units. Two volumes of church records document the Providence Baptist Church in Johnson County, Missouri. Other records document the genealogy of Davis's family through newspaper clippings and a photocopy of family records.

James P. Dee Papers, 1949-1950 (C0093)
0.2 cubic feet

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Correspondence, book reports, reading lists, and University of Missouri M.A. thesis, a rhetorical study of a speech by Nebraska Senator George W. Norris, March 4, 1917, the "armed ship filibuster."

Eliga and Mae Dees Papers, 1917-1920 (R1453)
0.5 cubic foot (11 folders)

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The letters of Eliga and Mae Dees contain correspondence between the couple as well as correspondence to Eliga from other family members.

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Lucian DeTar Papers, no date (K0782)
0.1 c.f.

Photographs and articles related to Lucian's career in flying - in WWI, and in the Aero Club of Greater Kansas City.

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Karl D. Dietrich Papers, 1917-1918 (C2581)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The papers of Karl D. Dietrich contain foreign and domestic newspaper articles on the World War I armistice, and a personal diary from September 8, 1918 to January 31, 1919.

Russell Vincent Dye Family Papers, 1850-1980 (K0225)
2 c.f.

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Correspondence, photographs, business records and other material of the Dye family of Liberty, MO including Alexander V. Dye, U.S. diplomat in Europe and Mexico during and following World War I; his wife Ida Miller; daughter, Margaret Louise (Luisita); but mostly son Russell, a would-be inventor, entrepreneur.

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Walter W. Dyer Papers, 1918 (R0041)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Walter W. Dyer Papers contains photocopies of fourteen letters written by Walter W. Dyer during his military service in World War I. Dyer was an Army teamster at Camp McArthur and Waco, Texas.

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James William Earp Papers, 1910-1957 (K0087)
10 c.f.

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The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, military mementos, articles, short stories, plays, poetry, and other material by Earp. A number of his short stories, in published form, are included in the collection..

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William A. Eldridge Papers, no date (CA6534)
0.2 cubic feet, 1 oversize item

The collection contains military enrollment and discharge papers, a diary, photographs, and miscellaneous artifacts of a World War I soldier from Moberly, Missouri. Also includes a history of the 88th Division during World War I.

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Emmy Maria Eriksson Papers, 1934 (K0034)
0.08 c.f. (3 folders)

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Contains a letter addressed to unidentified individuals from Emmy Eriksson and a newspaper clipping written by Will Rogers. Additional material includes a handwritten, unpublished manuscript entitled, "In One of the Neutral Countries during the World War, 1914-1918," written by Eriksson.

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Ford Family Papers, 1838-2006 (C4007)
1 cubic foot

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The papers of the Ford, English, Cunningham and related families include family correspondence, photographs and postcards, genealogical, school, and miscellaneous material. The correspondence contains references to World War I.

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Max Freidberg Papers, 1911-1973 (K1073)
0.12 c.f.

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World War I documents, photographs, diary and military tags of Freidberg, a United States Army soldier, born in Russia. Also Naturalization papers of Freidberg's father, Benno Freidberg.

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Moreton Frewen Papers, 1823-1922 (C0879)
41 rolls of microfilm

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Papers concerning Frewen's personal life, money-making ventures, and interest in bimetallism and silver. Frewen was a member of Parliament for Northeast Cork and long interested in Irish problems.

Originals in the Library of Congress.

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Charles Garrett Collection, 1918-1920 (S0888)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder

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This collection contains pamphlets published by the William Simmons Service Bulletin that focused on the global events that took place after the end of World War I in 1918. In addition, the collection contains a photocopied map of the St. Charles, Missouri Waterfront.

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Ruby Dwight Garrett Papers, c. 1910-1968 (C2558)
1.6 cubic feet, and 1 reel of microfilm

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The Dwight Ruby Garrett collection contains papers and photographs of Garrett, a Kansas City, MO, lawyer. Garrett commanded the 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd (Rainbow) Division, U.S. Army, American Expeditionary Force. The collection concentrates on his World War I and postwar veterans activities. The clipping scrapbook is on microfilm.

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