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AEF Railway Engineers WWI photo-scrapbook, 1917-1919

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-022

Scope and Contents

The album documents barracks life, rifle range acitivity, the Army Service School, Leavenworth prison, engineer training (road march, bivouac, pontoon bridges, walls, base camps, and locomotives (including some from the Paris-Orleans railway), rolling stock (box cars, flat cars, and tank car gondolas), steam shovels, and trucks (5 ton and ambulances). Post-war images include vehicles, buildings, construction (railroad bridge, river lock, river boat crane, barges, paved roads, etc.).

Dates

  • 1917 - 1919

Creator

Language

These materials are in English.

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

World War I photograph album compiled by an unknown engineer from the 18th Engineer Regiment (Railway), with basic training at Fort Ben Harrison [Indiana], from an apparent and subsequent 1917 assignment in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to his follow-on posting in France, including Bassens. The album concludes with images of post-war construction projects such as Lock 39 on the Ohio River.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box (319 B/W silver gelatin snapshots in a photo album))

Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase

Dimensions

Album measures 18.5 x 31.2 x 4.3 cm

Creator

Source

Title
AEF Railway Engineers WWI photo-scrapbook, 1917-1919
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
2013 September
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
918-631-2496
918-631-5022 (Fax)