A large photograph of Army soldiers from Camp Penniman, Virginia. The title on the photograph reads, "Enlisted Detachment Ordnance Corps U.S.A. Camp Penniman, Va. Dec. 1918." Seated in the center of the photograph are the officers of the detachment along with a canine mascot to their right.
Official military papers of Colonel Glen L. Shivel including congratulatory correspondence, citations, official awards, certificates, and his retirement records. Some records contain personal information and are closed to researchers at this time. Shivel also served as assistant professor at the College of William and Mary from 1966- 1970.
Ten letters written to Michael Paro, a private in the United States Army serving in Vietnam, mostly from his love interest, Barbara Jensen. In most of the letters, she discusses life after his time in Vietnam and plans for their future. A picture of Barbara is included with one of the letters.
Three page letter from Private Porter Wilson of the 34th Engineers in France to the Black Steel and Wire Company inquiring about the status of his job or the possibility of getting a new one from them upon his return from active service in the war.
Collection of 20 postcards of buildings, people, and businesses in the Williamsburg area. Buildings include the Colonial Hotel, George Washington's Headquarters, Court House, and Duke of Gloucester Street. Postcards of people depict them in a working environment. One postcard is addressed to Captain Irvin from Edward Walford. Other postcards show scenes from Camp Wallace and the James River.
One postcard depicting an American soldier towing a pretzel, a beer stein, sausages, and a dachshund. The caption says "I'll bring you back some souvenirs." The postcard was not sent but does bear the name "Harry Lydie" in pencil on the reverse.
World War I advertisement for various jobs within the United States Army. Distinguishes white from colored job options. Advertisement states, "Red Blooded Americans Within the Draft Age Step Forward" Broadside is from Charlston, WV, recruitment contact, Captain Breckenridge Jones.