William G. Lewis WWI papers, 1917-1934
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Brief Description: This collection consists of the papers of William Gibbon Lewis from 1917 to 1919.  The papers include correspondence, postcards, photographs and newspaper clippings.  The collection documents Lewis's military service in the 107th Engineers of the 32nd Division of the United States Army. The correspondence consists of letters from Lewis to his family and  documents his concern for his family back home, his time in France during the war and Germany after the war, and the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association).  These letters also reflect the hardship of war including marching long distances, weather and food shortages, but he does not discuss specific battles.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at] lib.siu.edu
Record Series Number: 1/7/MSS 323
Created by: Lewis, William Gibbon (1895-1964)
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.
Biographical Note for Lewis, William Gibbon (1895-1964) : William Gibbon Lewis was born September 25, 1895 in Cleveland, Ohio. He served in the 107th Engineers of the 32nd Infantry Division of the United States Army.  He would serve during World War I and be discharged in 1942.  He died June 1964.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
World War, 1914-1918
Genres/Forms of Material
Soldiers - Ohio - Correspondence
Soldiers - Ohio - Photographs
Soldiers - United States - Correspondence
Soldiers - United States - Photographs
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Acquisition Notes: Purchased.
PreferredCitation: [Item], William G. Lewis WWI papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.