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Krywanski Family World War I correspondence

By Aaron M. Lisec

Collection Overview

Title: Krywanski Family World War I correspondence

Predominant Dates:1917-1918

ID: 1/7/MSS 298

Creator: Krywanski, George J. (1896-1958)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of 57 letters involving family and friends of three brothers in the Krywanski family of Ionia, Michigan, serving in the armed forces during World War I.  Most of the letters are to or from George J., Michael, and Thomas Krywanski; correspondents include sisters Helen and Anna Krywanski, as well as friends from Ionia and nearby Michigan towns.  Subjects include daily routine and training activities at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan, and Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas; and efforts of family and friends to boost morale and make servicemen more comfortable through care packages and frequent letters.

Biographical Note

A native of Ionia, Michigan, George J. Krywanski served in Company D, 126th Infantry, and trained at Camp Custer in Battle Creek, Michigan, and Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas.  He married Anna Schnable in 1920, and is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Ionia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted use.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Purchased.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Krywanski family World War I correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Background InformationAdd to your cart.
Genealogical background, Krywanski Family
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1917 August 27-1918 January 7Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1917 November 3-6Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1917 November 18-28Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1917 December 5-15Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1917 December 18-1918 January 7Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1918 February 3-August 15, 1920 March 14Add to your cart.