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Box Small Collections Box 94

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Contains 24 Results:

Journal, 1873-1918

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents The following is a partial transcription: "I was initiated into not the mysteries, but of the realities of war. The first dose being taken before the Union Forces under General Patterson six miles from Winchester and awaited an opportunity along with the rest of my comrades in arms to take another." He continues, "Early on the morning of the 6th day of July 1861, the long roll was sounded and soon our entire army there encamped and was in line of battle with muskets loaded, prepared for the...

Diaries, 1912, 1919

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents This folder contains three pocket diaries. The cover of the 1912 diary reads “The North Western Line – Diary 1912 – Compliments of C.St.P.M. and O.Ry.” There are two diaries from 1919; the larger black diary has the title “Bagels Termin-Kalender” and contains complete daily entries with the months January–June covering Hermann's service in Europe during World War I. The smaller black leather diary with the title “Compliments Chicago-New York” only contains entries about Hermann’s trip to...

Diaries, 1920-1921

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains two pocket diaries. The 1920 diary is brown and the 1921 diary is green and bears the title “Standard Diary No.516.”

Diary and address book, 1922, 1931

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

This folder contains one red pocket diary from 1922 and an address book from 1931.

Diary, 1912

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1, Object: 1
Scope and Contents

In the 1912 diary, Hermann enjoys a “Hard Times” party. A friend’s wife dies of spinal meningitis. He hears both Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson deliver speeches. At a friend’s house, Hermann listens to a Graphophone. In the summer, he attends Saengerfest and in the fall he goes to the ball park to watch the scoreboard returns come in from the World Series between the Giants and the Red Sox.

Diary, 1919

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1, Object: 2
Scope and Contents The 1919 diary begins with Hermannn in the vicinity of Coblenz, Germany, during World War I. In it, he describes his daily life, recreational activities, and work routine. The diary entries make special note of the many letters and cards he writes and receives, as well as his friendships with local families. Place names used in these entries include: Wallershein, St. Sabastian, Rhine River, Coblenz, Neunendorf, Ehrenbreitstein, Kaltenengers, Bubenheim, and Cologne.Hermann's...

Diary, 1919

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1, Object: 3
Scope and Contents In March 1919, Hermann receives permission to take a furlough in Paris, which is described in his regular diary and also a supplemental diary. On March 16 he departs St. Sebastian by train for Paris with a layover in Joul, returning on March 21. While in Paris he takes the subway to Versailles and tours the palace and gardens. H he tours the Latin Quarter, the Museum of Luxemburg, the Pantheon, the University of Paris Law Library, the Tower of Clovis, tht Church of St. Genevieve, and...

Diary, 1920

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 2, Object: 1
Scope and Contents In the 1920 diary, Hermann joins the Freemasons at Braden Lodge and quickly advances in rank there. There is the usual involvement in church activities; he volunteers to audit the church’s finances in advance of their application for an equity mortgage, and becomes involved in the Forward Movement. In May there is a city election and he notes that all but one councilman were ousted. Hermann recounts having his wisdom teeth pulled. In September he attends the State Fair and participates in a...

Diary, 1921

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 2, Object: 2
Identifier: id246941
Scope and Contents In January 1921, Hermann departs on an extended vacation to visit a friend in California. He travels by train through South Dakota and North Dakota, heading west through Montana and across the Cascades. He arrives in Seattle, Washington, and travels by train to Portland, Oregon, then on to Sacramento, California, and finally Los Angeles, California. In Los Angeles he meets his friend and they rent a car and drive to San Diego, California, and on to Tiajuana, Mexico. While California, he...

Diary, 1922

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 3, Object: 1
Identifier: id246955
Scope and Contents

In the 1922 diary, Hermann continues to show his dedication to Sunday school instruction by completing teacher training school. He listens to the radio and plays a lot of tennis. In September, his sister is hospitalized for nephritis and passes away; his family and friends come to St. Paul for the funeral. In November, Hermann notes his surprise that Senator Frank B. Kellog is defeated for re-election.

Address book, 1931

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 3, Object: 2
Scope and Contents

Contains addresses and birthdays for Hermann's friends and family.

Letters

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection:

Collection of six letters from addressed to Florence E. DeSantes. Cashier served as a Private in Company "G" of the 16th Infantry Division during World War, II. His letters are from North Africa and England where Cashier was training for the Allied invasion into France. He writes about missing his sweetheart, Florence, anticipation of their upcoming wedding, and of wishing the war was over or that he could at least get a furlough for a short while before fighting again.

Letters

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection:

Collection of five letters, a telegram, and pictures addressed to George T. Yusa spanning the years 1947- 1948. Most of the letters give updates on fellow servicemen from World War II and detail the fear of another war with Korea based on President Truman's talk and actions. Yusa ultimately reenlisted in the Army and fought in Korea. He was severely wounded in June 1951 but recovered from his injuries.

Postcards

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection:

Three postcards circa 1900 depicting African Americans. One postcard shows workers in a peanut field, another features a child on a pile of picked cotton. The third is a picture of James Smith, posed seated with a cane in one hand and a hat in another. It states that he was age 93, born in 1813 and the oldest living man in Hampton, Virginia.

Prints

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection: Collection of five cartoons of Gene Nichol, President of William and Mary, drawn by Gary Brookins for the Richmond Times Dispatch between 2006 and 2008. The caricatures were drawn as part of the negative response to Nichol’s decision to remove the cross from permanent display in the Wren Chapel. This action evoked criticism from alumni, students, and donors, causing one to revoke a 12 million dollar pledge. Nichol’s controversy continued and he eventually resigned as president in 2008. ...

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection:

Two page letter addressed to his sweetheart, Ruthie S. Davis, letting her know how much he misses her.

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection:

Two page letter addressed to his parents letting them know of his change in companies and barracks while attending the Citadel.

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection: Six page letter addressed to his wife dated June 15, 1944. In it, he addresses the unknown plans for himself and other troop members, dispels rumors she may have heard about troop plans, and cautions her about the Army censoring their letters. Henry also reports about a swim exercise coordinated by their regiment leader. All were required to swim 100 yards in the pool. Of the group, only 12 were able to complete this task. As a result, the plan was made to visit the pool weekly in order...

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection:

Two page letter addressed to "mother and all" giving a report of his work and leisure time while stationed at the Marine Barracks at Camp Lejeune, NC. Ervin reports that he is being sent to chemical warfare school.

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection:

Two page letter written on USO stationary to a former commander, Lieutenant Colonel Louis Weiss. Because of censorship and the secrecy of his work, Monk cannot discuss locations, topics of jobs, or even names of others he interacts with. He does, however, comment at length regarding the weather.

Letters

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection: Three letters from Chester Dobbs to his mother and his girlfriend written while he was stationed at Marseilles and Brest, France at the end of World War I while serving in Company A of the 11th Regiment of the United States Marines. He reports on his activities at his duty stations, dances held for the troops, food service, and baseball games that keep everyone occupied as they all await their next orders. Most hope to go home, but Dobbs is realistic about the need for many to serve in...

Diary, 1953-1960

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains the diaries, 1953-1960, of Gertrude Lovett of Beverly, Massachusetts. The diaries describe trips taken by Lovett and her husband, Earle Lovett. The first diary, 1953, concerns a road trip taken by the Lovetts starting in Massachusetts and traveling to the West Coast of the United States and Canada, including stops in a number of National Parks. There is also an account of a trip to Florida in 1960.The second diary contains an account of a 1959 trip to...

Diary, circa 1959

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains the diaries, 1953-1960, of Gertrude Lovett of Beverly, Massachusetts. The diaries describe trips taken by Lovett and her husband, Earle Lovett. The first diary, 1953, concerns a road trip taken by the Lovetts starting in Massachusetts and traveling to the West Coast of the United States and Canada, including stops in a number of National Parks. There is also an account of a trip to Florida in 1960.The second diary contains an account of a 1959 trip to...

Newspaper, 9 July 1919

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 94, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

World War I United States Marine Corps newspaper, titled The 'A' Company Eleventh Frapper, vol. 1 published in Brest, France. English language with a front page article describing Western Front battlefields. 4 pages.