Wallace H. Moody World War I papers, 1913-1943 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
A collection of requisition forms, invoices, receipts, orders, and other routine military documents kept by Captain Wallace H. Moody, supply office, 802nd Pioneer Infantry, during World War I. Most of the paperwork dates from late 1918 to mid 1919, during Moody's service in France. Most of the material reflects the day to day functioning and needs of Moody's unit, from paying for coffee consumed during transit, to the number and types of shoes and other clothing issued to the men. Most forms are typed, some with multiple copies, some on onionskin paper, some in French. The papers also include some general orders and embarkation instructions, as well as specific cases involving individual soldiers.
Collection also includes material pertaining to Moody's graduation from Staunton Military Academy in 1913, including a commencement program and class photograph; a printed Christmas card for soldiers; a Cunard Line saloon pass issued to Moody for the S. S. Carmania, dated August 31, 1918; three unidentified photographs; a group of World War II ration books with an official leather holder; a pocket day planner with brief entries dated by year from 1915 to 1924, also covering activities in France during 1918-1919; a pocket French-English dictionary; and a pocket New Testament.