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Ben Byrnes collection of Henry F. Ayres WWI diary and documents, 1918-1979

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-017
Scope and Contents Diary of Henry Fairfax Ayers. Diary embossed on cover H.F. Ayres Lt. Col. V.C.A. U.S.A. Includes 3-ring binder of extensive research from Virginia Military Institute. There is a copy of a war time picture of Ayres in the binder, as well as a photo of the painting of Ayres done by Norman Rockwell. There is also a complete hard copy transcription of the diary.
Dates: 1918 - 1979

Carl August Rothenheim WWI memoir, 1914-1919

 Item
Identifier: 2001-011
Scope and Contents A unique scrapbook from a lieutenant colonel in the German army. Probably bound after the war (as all pages seem to exhibit the same extent of wear), Rothenheim compiled an extraordinary number of photographs, newspaper clippings, field post cards, train tickets and military maps detailing troop movements throughout the approximate five years he was enlisted. Stationed in and around Lille in northern France (near the Belgium border), Rothenheim photographed military life; his comrades in gas...
Dates: 1914 - 1919

George W. Sadlo WWI journal, 1918-1921

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-018
Scope and Contents Small journal, kept in a German pocket notebook, with handwritten entries by George W. Saldo while en route to and in France during the final months of the war; entries continue for several months following the Armistice. George W. Sadlo served as Musician 1st Class in the HQ Band GHQ (Chaumont, France), the 133rd Infantry Band, and the the 4th Infantry Band. Other items laid in includ 2 b/w snapshots of military bands on the march; postcard from Amra McDowell addressed to Geo. Sadlo...
Dates: 1918 - 1921

Unknown soldier WWI diary, 1918

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-029
Scope and Contents Pocket journal or notebook kept by an unidentified AEF Field Artillery soldier/officer, Company A, 114th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, while in France, 1918.

Handwritten contents include: various lists of names of section members, men on specific details, surnames, supplies; disciplinary actions taken; daily schedules and routines; diagrams of manuevers; etc.
Dates: 1918