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World War, 1914-1918

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Louis A. Johnson Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4311
Scope and Contents Papers of Louis Arthur Johnson, (1891-1966), Clarksburg lawyer, and Washington, D.C. politician who co-founded the law office of Steptoe & Johnson. Johnson studied law at the University of Virginia and upon graduation immediately took up residence in the booming oil and gas town of Clarksburg, W. Va. and began the firm with Philip P. Steptoe. He served in France and Germany during and immediately after the First World War, and upon his return married Ruth Maxwell from Clarksburg. From...
Dates: ca. 1890-1980

Louis Reed and Mildred Johnston Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2592
Overview Louis Reed (1899-ca. 1985) served in France and Germany during World War I. Collection contains letters he wrote to his future wife, Mildred Johnston. Reed and Johnston married many years later, after the death of Reed's first wife. Reed's letters, written between 1918 and 1920, discuss army life, the front in France, and the occupation of Germany. Collection also contains a 235-page photocopied typescript that Reed wrote about the history of Burning Springs, Wirt County, and its role in the...
Dates: 1918-1920 and undated

Maxwell Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0010
Overview Papers of Hu Maxwell (1860-1927), historian, editor, and author of several county histories of West Virginia, along with papers and records of other family members. There are manuscripts of fiction, verse, and local history written by Maxwell, as well as a number of his manuscripts and publications dealing with forestry which were prepared while he was a member of the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Maxwell kept a diary during the years 1901-1919 while residing...
Dates: ca. 1845-1950, 2017; Majority of material found within ca. 1845-1950

Melville Davisson Post Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0693
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts of short stories and essays of Melville D. Post, some of which were published between 1920 and 1929 in the Review of Reviews, Everybody’s, and the American Magazine. Collection also includes World War I poster texts and articles on various subjects by Melville D. Post; also, two letters. See processing notes for list of titles.

Dates: undated

Monongalia County World War I Draft Records

Collection Number: A&M 0044

Copies of rules and regulations determining the order of drafting by local boards; an index to serial numbers in master list; a list of names in registration of 5 June 1917; a list of registrants, 12 September 1918; names of persons inducted by the Monongalia County Board; and an alphabetical list of the selective service class of 1918.

Dates: 1917-1918

Nuzum Family Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 4288
Scope and Contents Collection of photographs from the Nuzum family of Fairmont and related families, including the Reed, Ferguson, Ostrowske, Winslow, and Diven families. The photographs include portraits and candid shots of mostly children, but also other family members. There are also portraits and candid shots of men in military uniform from World War I and World War II. Also contains greeting cards and the funeral book of Iva Nuzum. Most of the photographs include identifications and dates, though not all...
Dates: 1890-1975

Okey P. Keadle, Soldier, World War I Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 2960

Letters from Okey P. Keadle (1894-1958) to his family in Williamson, West Virginia, written while he served with the first American army regiment on active duty in France during World War I. Keadle was stationed in Paris and Tours, serving as a clerk. Subjects include his reaction to French customs, wartime civilian life in Paris, celebrations held by the American troops, and fashions and popular entertainers of the day.

Dates: 1919-1927

Oscar Doane Lambert (1888-1959), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1505
Scope and Contents Correspondence and the original draft of “West Virginia and Its Government” by Dr. Oscar D. Lambert, West Virginia University history professor and manuscripts collector for the West Virginia Collection. Papers deal with Dr. Lambert's teaching duties, his various writings and publications, and his archival collecting activities at the West Virginia and Regional History Center.Series include: Series 1. Correspondence, 1944–1955 (boxes 1-5) Series 2. Correspondence,...
Dates: 1944-1959

Preston Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2201

Correspondence, legal papers, and business papers of John J.D. Preston, his ancestors, and his relatives. The correspondence is primarily between members of the Preston family with topics being discussed, such as living conditions, business conditions, military training camps, Civil War battles, politics and campaigns, political personalities, education, schools, and the World Wars. Correspondents include John Preston, Rev. David Preston, John J. Davis, and John W. Davis.

Dates: 1817-1945

Robert Young Family Genealogy

Collection Number: A&M 3014

A notebook of genealogical forms compiled by the donor tracing the descent of the Robert Young & Lydia Gould family who settled at French Creek, Upshur County. Some mention is made of military service, occupation, and character of some of the individuals. Especially important is mention of individuals who served in the Civil War and World War I.

Dates: 1796-1927