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William G. Lewis WWI papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

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William G. Lewis WWI papers, 1917-1934 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Pam Hackbart-Dean

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Collection Overview

Title: William G. Lewis WWI papers, 1917-1934Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1917-1919

ID: 1/7/MSS 323

Primary Creator: Lewis, William Gibbon (1895-1964)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Subjects: World War, 1914-1918

Forms of Material: Soldiers - Ohio - Correspondence, Soldiers - Ohio - Photographs, Soldiers - United States - Correspondence, Soldiers - United States - Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

World War, 1914-1918

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

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], William G. Lewis WWI papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: Correspondence, 1917 January-AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Orrespondence, 1917 September-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1918 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1918 July-SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1918 October-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1919 January-AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1934 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Postcards, photographs and newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters, undatedAdd to your cart.

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