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Alton Conrad Rowe WWI-era postcards, 1918-1919

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-018

Scope and Contents

Consists of 80 postcards, most of which are written by Corporal Alton Conrad Rowe, Jr. (Co. A, 301st Engineers AEF) to family members and to his fiance; mailed from Camp Devens (Massachusetts) as well as various places in France and Germany such as Paris, Coblenz, and Metz.

The black & white, tinted, or full-color, postcards are comprised of photographic reproductions, artist's renderings and 2 actual photograph cards.

The postcards are addressed as follows: 8 postcards from Corporal Alton C. Rowe, Jr. to his father, Alton, Sr. 8 postcards from Corporal Alton C. Rowe, Jr. to his mother, Caroline 28 postcards from Corporal Alton C. Rowe, Jr. to his finacee, Emily 4 postcards from Corporal Alton C. Rowe, Jr. to the Dyer family 5 postcards from Corporal Alton C. Rowe, Jr. to his sister, Mrs. J.W. (Gladys A.) Hotaling 3 postcards from Corporal Alton C. Rowe, Jr. to his [brother-in-law], J. Walter Hotaling 3 postcards from Corporal Alton C. Rowe, Jr. to his [niece], Roberta Hotaling 2 postcards from Corporal Alton C. Rowe, Jr., unaddressed 1 postcard from Walter [?] to Corporal Alton C. Rowe, Jr. 1 postcards from unknown correspondent, unaddressed 14 souvenir postcards, unaddressed

Dates

  • 1918 - 1919

Creator

Physical Description

There is evidence that the postcards may have at some time been affixed in a scrapbook, as little squares of adhesive paper are still present in the upper left and right corners of each card. The postcards are in good condition, with minor obscuring and loss of text due to the adhesive squares. Many of the postcards are stamped with the censor's stamp and signed by whatever officer cleared them for mailing. In the upper right-hand corner of nearly every card addressed, Rowe has written, "Soldiers mail".

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 Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright.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

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box) : 80 items

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase

Physical Description

There is evidence that the postcards may have at some time been affixed in a scrapbook, as little squares of adhesive paper are still present in the upper left and right corners of each card. The postcards are in good condition, with minor obscuring and loss of text due to the adhesive squares. Many of the postcards are stamped with the censor's stamp and signed by whatever officer cleared them for mailing. In the upper right-hand corner of nearly every card addressed, Rowe has written, "Soldiers mail".

Source

Creator

Title
Alton Conrad Rowe WWI-era postcards, 1918-1919
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
2010-10
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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