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Lester Lincoln World War I papers

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Lester Lincoln World War I papers, 1918-1938 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Lester Lincoln World War I papers, 1918-1938Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1918-1919

ID: 1/7/MSS 311

Primary Creator: Lincoln, Lester Levi (1895-1967)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by type of material.

Date Acquired: 01/08/2002

Subjects: World War, 1914-1918

Forms of Material: Artifacts., Soldiers - United States - Correspondence, Soldiers - United States - Diaries, Soldiers - United States - Photographs, Soldiers - Wisconsin - Correspondence, Soldiers - Wisconsin - Diaries, Soldiers - Wisconsin - Photographs

Languages: English, French

Abstract

World War I related papers and artifacts belonging to Lester Lincoln, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Collection consists of three pocket diaries, sparsely completed; induction papers; postwar medical claim correspondence; military newspaper (Trench and Camp, published by the Chicago Daily News), dated June 2, 1919; Paris map issued by American Red Cross; three military unit histories; pamphlet detailing sentry duties; War Information pamphlets; French pronunciation pamphlet; pocket French-English dictionary; Le Pantheon de la Guerre pamphlet; six souvenir snapshot photos; military papers detailing Private Lincoln to accompany his commanding officer in Occupied Germany, January 1919; an American Legion cap given to Lincoln for Christmas 1933; a blue wool World War I style cap; a paper American Legion cap printed "Green Bay 1934"; and two 89th Division insignia felt patches.

Collection Historical Note

Lester Levi Lincoln lived at 243 Prospect Avenue in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  He served in Company F, 354th Infantry, 89th Division.  He entered service on April 26, 1918, arrived in France on June 24, participated in St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns, and was stationed in Germany with the Army of Occupation until March 1919, when he returned through France and reached the U.S. at the end of May.

In 1921-22, Lincoln applied for compensation for several medical conditions, but was rejected.  A pocket diary from 1938 suggests that he worked for General Electric, perhaps as a repairman.

Biographical Note

Lester Levi Lincoln lived at 243 Prospect Avenue in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  He served in Company F, 354th Infantry, 89th Division.  He entered service on April 26, 1918, arrived in France on June 24, participated in St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns, and was stationed in Germany with the Army of Occupation until March 1919, when he returned through France and reached the U.S. at the end of May.

In 1921-22, Lincoln applied for compensation for several medical conditions, but was rejected.  A pocket diary from 1938 suggests that he worked for General Electric, perhaps as a repairman.

Subject/Index Terms

World War, 1914-1918

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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: Charles Apfelbaum

Acquisition Method: Purchase

Preferred Citation: [Item], Lester Lincoln World War I papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal PapersAdd to your cart.
Induction papers; military papers detailing Lincoln as orderly to his commanding officer in January 1919; documents rejecting medical claims in 1921-22.  Six souvenir photographs depicting battlefield scenes.
Folder 2: PamphletsAdd to your cart.
War Information pamphlets; Paris map; French pronunciation pamphlet; Pantheon de la Guerre brochure
Folder 3: Trench and Camp, 1919 June 2Add to your cart.
"Printed Weekly for the Y. M. C. A. by Courtesy of The Chicago Daily News; Edition for Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois."
Folder 4: Pocket Diaries, Pocket French-English dictionaryAdd to your cart.
Two wartime pocket diaries, only partially filled; one 1938 General Electric pocket diary, largely blank; one French-English pocket dictionary
Folder 5: Unit historiesAdd to your cart.
Two pamphlets: "History of Company 'F', 354th Infantry, 89th Division" (8 pp.); "Official Brief History 89th Division U.S.A., 1917-1918-1919" (48 pp.); and Lt. John F. McGrath, War Diary of 354th Infantry (243 pp.)
Item 1: Military caps; felt patchesAdd to your cart.
Powder blue wool World War I style overseas cap; American Legion wool cap; American Legion paper cap, Green Bay, 1934.  Two 89th Division insignia felt patches.  Housed In box inscribed "To Lester From Carrie and Dorothy Jane Dec 25. 1933 American Legion Cap."
Item 2: Panoramic unit photographAdd to your cart.
Rolled in cardboard tube and stored in plastic bag.

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