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World War, 1914-1918

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

West Virginia University in World War I Collection

Collection Number: A&M 0389
Scope and Contents

Contemporary manuscripts containing list of alumni and students who served in U.S. forces, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, with rank, branch etc. Also comment written ten years after war; a memorial address by President Frank B. Trotter; tribute to alumni in war by John Harrington Cox, C. R. Jones, Robert A. Armstrong, O. P. Chitwood, C. W. Waggoner, C. Edmund Neil, et al.

Dates: 1917-1927

West Virginia University, War Dead Honor Roll

Collection Number: A&M 3198

A roll of honor containing a listing of those students of West Virginia University who were killed during U.S. involved conflicts in the twentieth century. There are listings for World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. There is also a biographical insert for Joseph P. Bongiorni, the lone University fatal casualty of Operation Desert Storm.

Dates: 1917-1991

William E. Chilton Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3020
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks, correspondence, business papers, and memorabilia of a prominent Charleston family that were long time owners of the Charleston Gazette. There are papers of W. E. Chilton, Sr., and for his son and grandson, W. E. Chilton, Jr. and W. E. Chilton, III. The papers of Chilton senior include some correspondence, but mostly land papers documenting the coal mining district in Webster and Braxton Counties. There are also scrapbooks, and contracts pertaining to the family newspaper...
Dates: 1884-1978

William Emory Paul World War I Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0834
Overview The letters, diary, and service related documents of William Emory Paul, a Captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps, who served with the 327th Inf. Reg., 82nd Div. A.E.F. in France during World War I. Most of the documents are supply forms, regulations, and his service records and identification papers. The diary records his time spent at the front working in medical aide stations during the Meuse-Argonne campaign, for which he received promotion to Major. The letters are to his parents or to...
Dates: 1917-1919

William Hereford McGinnis Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0855
Overview The personal business papers of William Hereford McGinnis (1855-1930), a Beckley lawyer who was prosecuting attorney of Raleigh County, 1892-1896, a senator in 1902, judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals, 1922-1924, chairman for a number of years of the executive committee of the Democratic Party in Raleigh County, and delegate to the national convention in 1920. There are case papers, correspondence and other records of the Hatcher-McGinnis Law Firm, 1834-1930; family photographs; and...
Dates: 1834-1954

World War I Book Titled "Collier's New Photographic History of the World's War"

Collection Number: A&M 4445
Content Description

A 128 page photographic history of World War I, including "photographs by the official photographers accompanying each army" that were "collected and arranged by Francis J. Reynolds and C. W. Taylor". It focuses on the western front, and on America's participation in the conflict, and was issued in 1918 by the New York company P. F. Collier & Son Publishers.

Dates: 1918

World War I Group Portrait Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 4013
Scope and Contents

Framed photographs from the World War I era. Includes three framed group portraits and nine framed panoramic (Cirkut) photographs. The panoramic photographs include formal and candid group portraits as well as scenic views.

Dates: 1917-1919, undated

World War I Posters

Collection Number: A&M 1957

Twelve French and twenty-four American posters promoting recruitment and financial support of their respective countries' efforts during World War I. American posters document recruitment, and the campaigns for the Liberty Bond, Victory Liberty Loan, and the United War Work Campaign, the latter supporting organizations such as the American Library Association, YMCA, and the YWCA, among others.

Dates: 1914-1918

World War I Service Medal Awarded by Wayne County, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 4486
Content Description A medal awarded for service in World War I by Wayne County, West Virginia. The medal is circular in shape and bronze or gold in color with a dark blue ribbon. The front face of the medal depicts the bust of a man in Revolutionary War-era military dress. The man depicted may be the Marquis De La Fayette, based on his tricorn hat with a cockade and the association of La Fayette and the United States involvement in WWI. The reverse of the artifact reads "Presented by Wayne Co., W.Va. for...
Dates: ca. 1920