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Unknown soldier, US Army 5th Infantry Division WWI diary, 1917-1918

 Item
Identifier: 2009-031

Scope and Contents

1915 pocket diary, repurposed as a journal by an unknown soldier in the US Army 5th Infantry Division. Very brief entries describe his division's constant movement through France, the soldier's experiences being shelled by the Germans, snipers, dead Frencgh civilians in the streets, gas alarms while in the field, sleeping in holes in the ground, meals eaten, etc. Although each entry is marked with day and date, they are often not correct when compared to a perpetual yearly calendar.

Dates

  • 1917 - 1918

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 Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright.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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase
Title
Unknown soldier, US Army 5th Infantry Division WWI diary, 1917-1918
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
2013 November
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:
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University of Tulsa
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