Selected Archival Collections

World War I

Lois Minter Mabley Horton (2006.6)

  • Clipping – Newspaper clipping of image with caption of Rogers Historical Museum presentation of photo of William M. Batjer, the first Rogers resident killed in WWI. The Rogers American Legion Post 1000 is named for him
  • Clipping – Newspaper clipping in appreciation for condolences for well-wishers for sentiments regarding his son’s death written by W.F.D Batjer
  • Clipping – Newspaper obituary, “Will Batjer Pays Supreme Sacrifice”. Indecipherible note handwritten in ink on “Notice” section regarding the flag
  • Clipping – Newspaper clipping, “Memorial for W.M. Batjer”. Ceremony in Rogers for burial in soldiers’ cemetery in France
  • Clipping — Newspaper clipping, “A True Manly Soldier”, a reprinted letter from 2LT D.E. Ackers, William M. Batjer’s commanding officer in the 16th Infantry, written in France on July 3, 1918
  • Letter – Typed copy of a letter from 2LT D.E. Ackers, who was William M. Batjer’s commanding officer in the 16th Infantry, written in France July 13-16, 1918.
  • Postcard – U.S. Expeditionary Force Censored Post Card addressed in pencil to Mr. W.F.D. Batjer, Rogers, AK. Multiple choice phrase options: sentences may be crossed out if they do not apply to the sender and nothing may be written on the card except the dates and signature of the sender. Date in pencil is August 7, 1917. Endorsed by the U.S. Army Postal Service August 9
  • Postcard – American Expeditionary Forces Field Service Post Card addressed to Miss Clara Batjer in pencil, Rogers, AK. Multiple choice phrase options: sentences may be crossed out if they do not apply to the sender and nothing may be written on the card except the dates and signature of the sender. I have received your letter dated April 15. Dated May 18, 1918 and signed by censor in ink
  • Postcard – U.S. Expeditionary Force Censored Post Card addressed in faded pencil to Mr. W.F.D. Batjer, Rogers, AK. Multiple choice phrase options: sentences may be crossed out if they do not apply to the sender and nothing may be written on the card except the dates and signature of the sender. Date in faded pencil is August 10, 1918. Endorsed by the U.S. Army Postal Service
  • Postcard – Illustrated postcard, “Union Station, Little Rock, Arkansas”. Addressed to Mr. W.F.D Batjer from W.M.B. dated May 8, 1917
  • Postcard – 1 cent, unmarked
  • Print, Photographic – Black & white garden scene of eight people including men, women and children
  • Print, Photographic – Faded black and white photo pasted on card of man in hat wearing a scarf and jacket with a vase in the window behind him
  • Letter – Typed letter from the U.S. Veterans Bureau in Washington dated June 8, 1925 to Mr. William F. Batjer in receipt of affadavits in support of claim of benefits of World War Adjusted Compensation Act as father of William M. Batjer
  • Letter – To Grandmother & Helen, “In France” February 15, 1915, written in pencil. Signed in ink by the censor
  • Letter – To Dad & All, “Jefferson Barracks” May 11, 1917. “Just received my uniform today…There certainly is a file of men here…There must be 8000 or 10,000 over here”
  • Letter – St. Louis Young Men’s Christian Association Jefferson Barracks, MO dated May 13, 1917 to Dad & All. Written in ink & continued on a second undated page with the same letterhead
  • Letter – Two-page letter on The Army and Navy Young Men’s Christian Association HQ letterhead, written in pencil from Camp Baker on May 19. 1917 to Dad & All, from “close to El Paso”
  • Letter – Two pages, handwritten in pencil, “Somewhere” in France July 19, 1917 to Dear Folks from PVT William M Batjer, Co “A” 16th Infantry, signed by censor
  • Letter – Four pages, handwritten in pencil, “On Train”, June 4, 1917 to Dear Helen & All on train from El Paso near Chicago
  • Letter – Two pages, handwritten in pencil, “Somewhere” in France, July 22, 1917 to Dear Dad & All from PVT William M. Batjer, Co “A” 16th Infantry, signed by censor
  • Letter – Handwritten in Pencil, “Somewhere” in France, August 12, 1917 to Dear Helen, Clara, & All from PVT William M. Batjer, Co “A” 16th Infantry, signed by censor
  • Letter – Handwritten in Pencil, “Somewhere” in France, August 20, 1917 to Dear Helen
  • Letter – Handwritten in Pencil, “Somewhere” in France, August 26, 1917 to Dear Dad
  • Letter – Handwritten in Pencil, “Somewhere” in France, August 27, 1917 to Dear Helen
  • Letter – Two Pages, handwritten in pencil. September 6. YMCA letterhead. from PVT William M. Batjer, Co “A” 16th Infantry, signed by censor
  • Letter – Handwritten in Pencil, “Somewhere” in France, September 11, 1917 to Dear Sisters from PVT William Batjer, Co “A” 16th Infantry, signed by censor
  • Letter – Two pages handwritten in ink, YMCA letterhead September 14, 1917 “Somewhere” in France, to Dear Sisters
  • Letter – Two pages handwritten in ink, YMCA letterhead “On Active Service” September 21, 1917 “Somewhere” in France, to Dear Sisters & All from PVT William Batjer, Co “A” 16th Infantry, signed by censor
  • Letter – Handwritten in pencil on YMCA letterhead “On Active Service” September 25, 1917 from PVT William Batjer, Co “A” 16th Infantry
  • Letter — Handwritten in Pencil, “Somewhere” in France, September 29, 1917 to Dear Clara, unsigned
  • Letter — Handwritten in Pencil, “Somewhere” in France, September 29, 1917 to Dear Helen from PVT William Batjer, Co “A” 16th Infantry, signed by censor
  • Letter — Handwritten in Pencil, “Somewhere” in France, November 1, 1917 to Dear Clara, from PVT William Batjer, Co “A” 16th Infantry, signed by censor
  • Letter — Handwritten in Pencil, November 1, 1917 to Dear Rob & Jack from your brother PVT William Batjer, Co “A” 16th Infantry, signed by censor
  • Letter — Handwritten in Pencil, November 2, 1917 to Dear Helen, part of page 1 of the letter has been excised physically from the letter in a slice. Signed “your brother” and a 16th Infantry censor
  • Letter – Four-page handwritten letter in pencil to Dear Dad November 4, 1917. Signed your son and censor
  • Letter – Handwritten letter in pencil dated November 12, 1917 to Dear Folks signed by censor
  • Letter — Handwritten letter in pencil dated November 12, 1917 to Dear Folks “In France” signed by censor
  • Letter — Handwritten letter in pencil dated November 29, 1917 to Dear Margaret “In France” signed by censor
  • Letter – Letter – Three-page handwritten letter in pencil dated November 29, 1917 to Miss Meta Baker “In France” signed by censor
  • Letter – Handwritten letter in pencil dated December 16, 1917 to Dear Dad “In France” signed by censor
  • Letter – Two-page handwritten letter in pencil dated January 7, 1918 to Dear Clara “In France” signed by censor
  • Letter — Handwritten letter in pencil dated January 10, 1918 to Dear Dad “In France” signed by Helen & All
  • Letter – Handwritten letter in pencil “In France” dated March 14, 1918 to Dear Folks signed by censor
  • Letter – Two-page handwritten letter in pencil dated March 21, 1918 to My dear Sister “In France” signed by censor
  • Letter – Handwritten letter in pencil “In France” dated May 18, 1918 to Dear Dad & All signed by censor
  • Letter – Handwritten letter in pencil on YMCA letterhead “On Active Service” April 24, 1918 to Dear Dad signed by censor
  • Letter — Handwritten letter in pencil on YMCA letterhead “On Active Service” March 29, 1918 to Helen signed by censor
  • Letter – Handwritten letter in pencil on YMCA letterhead “On Active Service” March 29, 1918 to The Whole Family signed by censor “My morale is perfectly good & still intact”
  • Letter — Handwritten letter in pencil to Dear Minter June 3, 1918 from Clara
  • Letter – Handwritten in ink from Clara, Rogers Park [sic] June 4, 1918
  • Letter — Handwritten in ink from your little cousin Margaret McFadden, June 5, 1918, Austin Texas, “I wonder if you are one of the American Soldiers that help capture Cantigny?”
  • Letter — Handwritten in ink June 5, 1918, Austin, Texas
  • Letter – “The Pines” Rogers, ARK., Treasurer of the National Apple Growers W.F.D. Batjer letterhead. Two pages handwritten in ink dated June 12, 1918 to Minter from Clara.
  • Letter – Three pages handwritten in ink from Helen to Minter dated June 13, 1918 from Houston Texas
  • Letter – Eleven pages handwritten in ink to “Mother” dated June 21, 1918 from Helen
  • Letter — Handwritten in ink “In France: December 19, 1918 to Dear Helen from your brother Minter signed by censor
  • Letter — “The Pines” Rogers, ARK., Treasurer of the National Apple Growers W.F.D. Batjer letterhead. Two pages handwritten in ink to Minter from Clara. No date. “PLEASE WRITE”
  • Letter — “The Pines” Rogers, ARK., Treasurer of the National Apple Growers W.F.D. Batjer letterhead. Three pages handwritten in ink to Minter from Clara. No date. “…using Dad’s fountain pen”
  • Letter – Two pages handwritten in pencil, Ft. Bill, Tuesday, Noon, moving from Camp Baker signed “Wm B”
  • Letter – St. Louis Young Men’s Christian Association Jefferson Barracks MO letterhead handwritten in ink to Dear Auntie from W.M.B.
  • Letter – Two pages handwritten in pencil from Jersey City, Sunday Afternoon to Dear Folks from W.M.B, Supply Co 1 Inf

 

John Danner Batjer, M.D. (2006.7)

  • Certificate – William M. Batjer Corporal, Company A, 16th Infantry died with honor in service of his country on June 17, 1918
  • Certificate – Cross of Military Service, United Daughters of the Confederacy Certificate of Award to William Minter Batjer Corporal of the city of Rogers state of Arkansas lineal decendant of Henry Batjer who served as Captain in the 4th European Brigade LA Regiment on September 22, 1928

 

First Division Museum (2006.280)

  • Postcard — First Division Circus postcard showing the band in a parade, “Hobnail Revue, 1919”. Written by W. T. Robinson, Co “I” Mechanized 26th Infantry, from Rodenbach, Germany, August 8, 1919 to Charles P. Rundle, Odessa, NY USA via Soldier’s Mail

 

Archie E. Pinnock (2007.300)

  • Letter — Silver Star letter for Archie E. Pinnock, Battery D, 7th F.A., dated May 17, 1948, for his action in the Montdidier-Noyon defensive May 25-30, 1918
  • Pay Book — Individual Pay Record Book in envelope for Archie E. Pinnock, Battery D, March 31, 1919 – June 30, 1919
  • Ticket — Meal voucher and berth assignment card for troop ship. Compartment no. I-3 Raft Lot no. 8
  • Program — Let’s Go! Presented by the U.S. Army Ambulance Service with the French Army under the Auspices of the Y.M.C.A. musical
  • 2 Certificates, Marriage — for Archie E. Pinnock, Battery D, 7th Field Artillery, First Division, October 5, 1927
  • Memorandum – Headquarters First Division, Camp Zachary Taylor, KY letter regarding First Division Society Meeting, October 6, 1919
  • Certificate, Discharge – with Enlistment Record on verso for Archie E. Pinnock, November 13, 1920
  • Photocopy — Honorable Discharge, November 30, 1920
  • Certificate — Promotion from PFC to CPL, July 11, 1919
  • 2 Orders, Military – Special Order No. 122 Extract to wear the victory medal with four Battle clasps, July 24, 1919
  • 2 Orders, Military – General Order No. 14 cited PVT Archie E Pinnock Battery “D” 7th Field Artillery for conspicuous gallantry at Montdidier-Noyon Defensive between May 25-30, 1918. Citation dated August 16, 1919
  • 2 Orders, Military — General Order No. 14 cited PVT 1/C Archie E Pinnock Battery “D” 7th Field Artillery for action in the Ansauville Sector between March 1st & April 3, 1918. Citation dated August 16, 1919
  • Memorandum – HQ 1ID Camp Zachary Taylor, KY to Members of the First Division A.E.F October 1, 1919 regarding proposal for First Division monument from Charles Summerall
  • Report, After Action – Typed Operations of the First American Division in WWI includes Sommerviller Sector, Ansauville Sector, Sector West of Montdidier or Cantigny Sector, Cantigny Operation, Soissons Operation, Saizerais Sector, St. Mihiel Operation, Operation East of the Argonne and West of the Meuse, Operation Against Mouzon, Operation South and Southwest of Sedan
  • Letter — from Dr. Albert Beilstein to Archie Pinnock while at Fort Slocum, NY in Artillery Co. 21, May 29, 1917 telling Archie that if he is in NY to look him up
  • Card, Membership — VFW Post 501 membership card in brown leather cardholder, June 31, 1921
  • Print, Photographic — High school graduation photo of Archie E. Pinnock, Mashoppen, PA 1913
  • Postcard — Soldier seated wearing greatcoat, handwritten in pen, “Archie E. Pinnock 1919 Feb. Aix Les Baines France”
  • Booklet — U.S.S. Harrisburg Souvenir photo book, fold-out in yellow envelope
  • Diary – “I enlisted in the Army at Wilkes-Barre Ma 17, 1917…May 26 Captured Cantigny the battle lasted (1) one day.”
  • 24 Postcards – in French & German
  • Album, Photo – 77 black & white photographic reproductions

 

First Division Museum (2008.135)

  • Card, Ration – in envelope, written as belonged to Henry Umhiser, marked “COFFIE” “SUGAR” [sic]
  • Booklet — The Arklight, May 8, 1920, edited & published every week aboard the U.S.S Arkansas
  • Manual — Interior Guard Duty, 1914
  • Booklet — Army Songbook
  • Booklet – Brief History of the Fifth Field Artillery 1st Division A.E.F. 1917-1918
  • Booklet – Manpower, reprinted pamphlet by the U.S. Public Health Service
  • Menu – Program with tassel for Christmas Dinner for D Battery, 7th Field Artillery Camp Dix, New Jersey, December 25, 1920 includes roster
  • Booklet — The Citizen Soldier and His Home Town
  • Ticket – Pennsylvania Railroad 30-Day Round Trip Contract and Return Coupon Phillipsburg to Camp Dix, N.J., April 9, 1921
  • Order, Military – HQ Casual Co. #2 319th Inf. Co. Order #1 France April 22, 1919 1CL Henry Umheiser authorized to wear the Service Chevron having been a member of the A.E.F. since August 20, 1917
  • Pass – Special Christmas Pass for PVT Umhiser to be absent from duties in Battery “D” 7th Field Artillery Camp Dix NJ from Noon December 23, 1920 until Noon January 2nd 1921 to visit Harrisburg PA
  • Pass — Ration order for CPL Umhiser at HQ Troop from Guard PLT
  • Print, Photographic – damaged photo, “This picture was taken 1898 at Chaugwater NY Bridge 100 feet high from road”
  • Postcards – Blacks and white photographic postcards including images of Battery “F” 5th Field Artillery Army of Occupation, Simmern, Germany; seated soldier with caption on verso “July 3 1917, El Paso Texas”; standing soldier with caption on verso “Taken July 1919 Coblunze Germany, John Umhousey and I guess you know how this is”; two standing soldiers “Taken at Camp Dix March 13, 1921, A.Wig. from Philipsburg, NJ, H Hulsieser, Easten, PA”
  • List – Members of Battery F 5th Field Artillery compiled by SGT Alfred N Anderson
  • Order, Military – Folded copy of General Order No. 38-A from France, Fenruary 28, 191 signed by John J. Pershing
  • Roster — Members of Battery F 5th Field Artillery
  • 2 Certificates – Two Honorable Discharge papers for Henry Umhiser, CPL BTRY “D” 7th FA DS with HQ and MP Cr

 

First Division Museum (2008.264)

  • Pass – U.S.S. Santa Olivia Troop Billet Compartment B Deck 2 Bunk No. 117 with Instructions for Troops in case of emergency on verso

Daniel Evans (2010.246)

  • Negatives – Include French Soldiers & military equipment. Photographs taken in France
  • Letter – Framed, typewritten to CPT Henry C. Evans congratulating him on him receiving the Distinguished Service Cross. Hand-signed by former comrades of Battery “F”, 6th F.A., Willie E. Summers, William J. Maxwell, Thomas E. Taylor, Clay D. Bryant, Eugene O. Hickey, Thomas F. Fleming & other Soldiers. Dated January 4th, 1923. Signatures are in ink & some are smeared
  • Certificate, Discharge – Captain Henry Cotheal Evans, Captain of the Field Artillery, given an honorable discharge from the Army at Camp Meade, MD on April 8, 1919. Signed by LTC Wesley M. Bailey, Commander of the F.A.
  • Photocopy – “A Tribute to Faithful Service…”

 

First Division Museum (2012.112)

  • Letter – Handwritten, in pencil, from CPL Ira H. Skofield, Company D, 1st Engineers, First Division A.E.F., postmarked June 15, 1918 and received July 19, 1918
  • Letter – Handwritten in pencil from CPL Ira H. Skofield, Company D, 1st Engineers, First Division A.E.F., postmarked June 27, 1918 and received August 2, 1918

 

Dewey Cox (2013.18)

  • Certificate – General Orders No. 1, dated January 1, 1920, Extract no. 8978, citation for gallantry in action & especially meritorious service to PVT Dewey Cox, Co. F. 1st Engineers, wounded in action near Cantigny, France May 29, 1918, from Headquarters 1st Infantry Division
  • Record, Enlistment – Appointment of PFC Dewey Cox to Corporal, Company F, 1st Engineers, of the Regular Army from August 1, 1919. Signed by COL E. Atkinson
  • Certificate, Discharge – Honorable Discharge from the State of Oregon for PVT Dewey Cox of Co. C. 1st Sep Battalion of Oregon Engineers National Guard by reason of BN S.O. #9
  • Pay Book – Soldier’s Individual Pay Record Book. Entries into the Pay Book date from February through September 1919
  • Print, Photographic – Black & white faded aerial photograph of assembled 1st Infantry Division Soldiers in the formation of the living insignia of the 1st Infantry Division patch and the Soldiers, in formation, spelling out the words, “Coblenz Bridgehead”

 

Interwar

Catherine H. Fashinbauer (2006.392)

  • Letter – Original two-page letter on Fort Sheridan Hospital Library letterhead with envelope from Josephine Pearson to James B. Hunt. She discusses James being a “greaser,” wearing “bulldog-tip” shoes, and corrects his misspellings, June 4, 1920

 

Don Kukuc (2008.22)

  • Receipt – Typed, for 2 medic brassards and penciled note on back, “Close shave! –But I’m fine –details later Tim”, belonged to 32nd Field Artillery Battalion Captain Anson G. Stocking
  • 21 Prints, Photographic – One packet of black and white mass-produced photographs of Paris
  • 20 Postcards – Black and white postcards in German, Treasures of Cologne, Germany
  • Postcard – Black & white horizontal image. Captioned,”Canongate parish church, Edinburgh”
  • Postcard – Black & white aerial British village scene
  • Postcard – Colorized. Captioned, “Oxford, Porch of St. Mary the Virgin Church
  • Postcard – “All British”. Black & white. Captioned, “Houses of Parliament”
  • Postcard – “All British”. Black & white with horizontal orientation. Captioned, “The Royal Mint”
  • Postcard – “All British”. Black & white with horizontal orientation. Captioned, “Imperial Institute”
  • Postcard – “All British”. Black & white with horizontal orientation. Captioned, “Buckingham Palace and Victoria Memorial”
  • Postcard – “All British”. Black & white with horizontal orientation, captioned “Whitehall”
  • Postcard – “All British”. Captioned, “The Houses of Parliament”. Black & white with horizontal orientation
  • Print, Photographic – 1. Soldier in mess dress seated at a desk 2. Soldier wearing a helmet holding a cup to his lips
  • Booklet – Tour guidebook in French, “Paris: 100 Photographs and a Map”
  • Pass – Safe Conduct. In German and English
  • Bulletin, Medical – From Stalag XII A, dated May 1, 1945

 

First Division Museum (2008.279)

  • 8 Photocopies – Army Press Release Photos with captions, originally from the late 1930s to early 1940s
  • Clipping – “Bringing Down Yamamoto” by MAJ GEN John P. Condon, U.S Marine Corps (RET)
  • Clipping – Insignia of the 96th Fighter SQ U.S. Army Air Forces
  • Clipping – “Zemke’s Wolfpack”
  • Clipping – “He Only Won Once” by COL Mooradian, U.S. Army (RET)
  • Clipping – “Helping Hand”
  • 4 Prints – Photographic reprints made in the 1980s
  • 65 Clippings – small magazine photos & newspaper clippings
  • Clipping – “Air Corps Concession: EM Pilots”
  • Leaflet – “Some of the 18 different aircraft flown by the 27th Tactical Fighter Wing 1940-1980”
  • 9 Decals – Includes Air Police Training & Air National Guard of Puerto Rico
  • Brochure – Confederate Air Force “Airsho 79” Harlington, Texas October 4-7

 

Barbara Semerdjian (2010.245)

  • List – Folded printed listing of First Class Passengers on the SS Leviathan from New York to Plymouth, Cherbourg and Bremen. Tuesday May 17, 1932. From a collection of artifacts associated with Gold Star Mother Mrs. Mary T. Mealy who lost her son Pvt. Thomas J. Mealy, Company E, 26th Regiment, First Division at Soissons on 20 July 1918
  • Log – Printed card “Souvenir log: United States Lines” S.S. President Roosevelt. Voyage No. 38 Westbound. Cobh to Ney York 10 June 1932
  • Envelope – Addressed to Michael E. Mealy in Reynolds, ND Box 145 dated 14 May 1937. It is a commemorative envelope for the Coronation of HRH King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Postmarked from Windsor and stamped with commemorative stamps
  • Clipping – Newspaper clipping “They have not forgotten” featuring four of the Gold Star Mothers, all from North Dakota at Union Station Chicago on their way to see their sons graves in France
  • Letter – Two-page typed letter from the GSA dated 19 July 1961 to Mrs. George Schmalz about paperwork for deceased family member
  • Letter – From Mrs. George Schmalz to HQ of the Army US Army Records Center dated 5 July 1961

 

Henry L. Knauber 2012.45

  • Binder – “The Memoirs of a Pennsylvania Soldier in World War II” by Henry L. Knauber, a three-ring binder containing a 56-page memoir of Pennsylvania soldier of a member of the Service Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1ID 1942-1945 compiled by Bob Fromme, Jr. during the Summer 2011

 

First Division Museum (2013.1)

  • Poster – From the Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies (F. Foch) in German, English, and French, addressing the Civilian Population
  • Certificate – Issued to 18th Infantry Regiment soldier Coyce Guss A. Tucker of Company E, in March 1917, for promotion
  • Notes – World War II 2nd Lt. John F. Hinchcliffe, “Notes on Supply Discipline”, and pages from personnel roster of the 1st Platoon, A Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division as of June 1, 1944
  • Certificate – Department of the Army Good Conduct Medal to Specialist Four Victor Apollo Young for exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity in active Federal Military Service from January 7, 1981 and January 6, 1984
  • Certificate – Achievement in 1st Infantry Division Forward, U.S. Army, Europe, and Seventh Army awarded to Specialist Four Victor Young for meritorious service while serving as a Construction Specialist, Company D, 1st Engineer Battalion from November 15, 1982 to December 15, 1982. Dated November 14, 1983
  • Certificate – Honorable Discharge from the Armed Forces for Young Victor Apollo SP4 USAR September 1, 1984. DD Form No. 256A.
  • Certificate – Completion of German Head start (August 30 -September 1982) for Victor A Young. DA Form 87 (OCT 78)
  • Certificate – Recognition of Victor A. Young for service during the period of the Cold War (September 2, 1945 – December 26, 1991) in promoting peace & stability. DD Form 2774 (1 JUL 98)”
  • Form – DD 214 (JUL 79). Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty for SP4 Victor Apollo Young
  • Form – Individual Training Record, TRADOC Form 578-R (Feb 76). Victor A. Young, C Co-2n Bn-2n Brigade
  • Certificate – Completion of Combat Engineer Training MOS 12B10 C Co, 2nd Bn, 2nd Training Brigade (OSUT). DA Form 87 (OCT 78)
  • Letter – Appreciation to PVT Victor A Young from platoon Sergeant SFC Daryl L Hughes Co C. 2d Bn, 2d Training Brigade (OSUT)
  • Form – Department of the Army DARP FL 335-R 1 JUL 81. Dated September 4, 1986, in handwritten ink
  • Photocopy – DD Form 215 1 JUL 79 for Victor Apollo Young

 

World War II

Joseph Muren (2006.10)

  • Card, Greeting – Holiday greeting card (Christmas) with envelope bearing the 16th Infantry regimental coat of arms. Inside there is an Illustration of Solder in foxhole with rifle and printed the words, “Best Wishes for a Merrier Christmas and a Happier New Year Semper Paratus 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st U.S. Infantry Division. Dated 1943. Hand written note on inside in ink, “Love, Your Son, Buff”
  • Bulletin – “History of the Fighting First”, American Traveler, 1943. This bulletin was reproduced by 16th Infantry Personnel Section.
  • Memorandum – APO #1 from Headquarters Office of the Regimental Commander, June 6, 1943 addressed to all personnel, 16th Infantry. Typed, two-page reproduction signed by COL Taylor, commanding
  • V-Mail – Reduced v-mail from Corporal A. Muren, Headquarters 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment to his parents living in Joliet, IL, with a cartoon “Greetings from Britain”. Signed “Your Son, Buff”, with envelope, December 14, 1943.
  • Letter – Original sized v-mail handwritten in pencil from Headquarters Co, 2nd Battalion PFC Anthony A. Muren to his sister, Miss Ann Muren, April 10, 1943. Marked, “PASSED BY US ARMY EXAMINER 11111” and postally endorsed
  • Disk, Digital Media — photos from Joseph Muren’s World War II service

 

Art Chaitt (2006.90)

  • Letter – On War Department Stationary, appreciation for congratulations to LT COL Clarence Huebner from GEN George C. Marshall mentioning his trip to Brazil, May 9, 1939, signed by G.C. Marshall
  • Letter – Appreciation for birthday greetings from LT COL Clarence Huebner to Mr. Art Chaitt written on December 4, 1970 and signed “Ralph”. Reference is made to the problem with Bobbie Brown

 

First Division Museum (2010.251)

  • Notice – Card offering notice of classification. Part of a collection of artifacts that belonged to Staff Sergeant Clyde Franklin Sportsman, 1st Infantry Division veteran of WWII. He enlisted in Chicago, IL on July 29, 1940
  • Record- Enlistment – Dated July 29, 1940

 

William H. Bradford (2012.117)

  • Booklet – Souvenir du Lido des Champs-Elyse, illustrated booklet containing black & white risqué photo prints
  • Postcard – No image, Stengel & Co., Dresden
  • Manual – FM 21-41, October 1977, Individual Defense NBC Headquarters, Department of the Army
  • Music, Sheet – The Song of the Fighting First. Printed in Blue ink on half sheet.
  • Bulletin – The American Traveler History of “The Fighting First”
  • Invitation – Sixteenth Infantry Regiment’s Officers’ Party and Dance, May 30, 1945 in Franzenbad, Czechoslovakia
  • Booklet – Organizational Christmas Message 1941 from the Commander. L’Afrique du Nord 1942 Un Joyeux Noel
  • Invitation – Commanding General & the Officers of Headquarters & Headquarters Company invitation to reception & dance to be held at Café Wallenstein in Cheb (Eger) Czechoslovakia, May 26, 1945
  • Invitation – The Officers of the Mutual Officers’ Club Headquarters & Headquarters Company request your presence as a mourner at a small and refined wake marking the sad end of the 1st Infantry Division’s third year overseas held at the Eybhof Kaffee House, Ansbach, August 1, 1945
  • Envelope – War Department Official Business
  • Card, Greeting – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the First Quartermaster Battalion 1st Infantry Division, LT & Mrs. William H. Bradford with envelope
  • Card, Invitation – Officers of the 1st Quarter Master Co. Dinner at the Judge’s Lodgings, April 24, 1944
  • Invitation – Headquarters Commanding General of the 1s U.S. Infantry Division Artillery Dance at the Mier Garden in Cheb, Czechoslovakia on May 31, 1945
  • Index – Nord de Guerre grid index to 1:25,000 sheets, filled in and marked
  • Note – 2-sided handwritten note, in pencil
  • Note – 2-sided handwritten note, in pencil & ink, folded
  • Notebook – Black cover, notes in ink with headings including: clothing & sales, rations, telephone numbers
  • Memorandum – Carrier sheet: request for procurement. Stamped 8 January 1945 & received 12 January 1945
  • 2 Schedules – Daily for each Unit, in pencil, for the months of November & December
  • Notepad – Captured, German. Note in pencil

 

Cold War

Donald T. Giffin (2008.306)

  • Menu – Thanksgiving Day November 24, 1949 for the 18th Infantry Regiment, Aschaffenburg, Germany

 

Michael Wesby (2010.198)

  • Letter — From MG Arthur W. Overbeck to PFC Michael V. Wesby, 2nd Battle Group, 26th Infantry, 1ID regarding deployment to Germany dated 6 April 1963

 

First Division Museum (2010.233)

  • Booklet – German Phrase Booklet Soldiers Reference Guide. Fort Riley Pamphlet 600-10 for the First Infantry Division (MECH) and Fort Riley, KS 66442, dated 10 June 1985 and created for participants of the upcoming REFORGER 86 operations

 

Victor A. Young (2012.20)

  • Order, Military – Permanent Order 6-7 for (1st Award) Good Conduct Medal for exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity in active Military Service between January 7, 1981 and January 6, 1984

 

First Division Museum (2012.113)

  • Booklet – Combined Arms Demonstration. First Infantry Division, Grafenwohr, Germany 1950

 

First Division Museum (2012.114)

  • Program – Original game day program for the football game: 1st U.S. Infantry Division “Big Red Ones” VS the 71st Infantry Division “Red Circlers”. Game held at Soldiers’ Field, Nurnberg, Germany, 11 November 1945. Kickoff at 1400 Hrs. Prepared by Division Special Services Office 1st U.S. Infantry Division. Contains starting lineup and biographies of select players with statistics

 

Vietnam

Curtis Parker (2006.271)

  • List – Compiled in portfolio by Curtis Parker, 2nd Battalion (M), 2nd Infantry “DARING” casualties killed in action (KIA) during the Vietnam War. Includes Co. A, Co. B, Co. C, Co. D, HQ & HQ Co 2/2 Infantry

 

First Division Museum (2010.232)

  • Booklet, Training – United States Army Intelligence School, “1st Infantry Division SSI”. February 1966. Published for instructional purposes at the United States Army Intelligence School Fort Holabird, Maryland. Confidential for training otherwise UNCLASSIFIED, c. 1967
  • Booklet, Training – United States Army Intelligence School, “1st Infantry Division SOI”. February 1966. Published for instructional purposes at the United States Army Intelligence School Fort Holabird, Maryland. Confidential for training otherwise UNCLASSIFIED, c. 1967

 

Terrence Hueser (2010.244)

  • Photocopy – Color printout of images with dates and locations of images from digital media disk of the 1st Engineer operations taken by Captain Terrence Hueser of C Company, circa 1967-1970

 

James A. Kurtz (2012.14)

  • Form – MAC Form 124, JUL 66. Airline Passenger Ticket, Baggage Check and MAC Boarding Pass

 

William A. Kania (2012.18)

  • 29 Slides – Taken circa 1965/1966 in Vietnam, 1st Battalion, Company A, 16th Infantry Regiment
  • Clipping – “Vet Diary; ‘George, I’m a Combat Vet!’” Front page of newspaper, Cicero Life, Friday, December 10, 1965, detailing Bill Kania’s experience with the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry from 1965-1966
  • Menu- Thanksgiving Day, Vietnam 1965, with Commander’s message by W.E. Westmoreland. Measures 6 5/16 x 4 1/8 in.
  • 24 Letters – 21 with envelopes, 3 loose handwritten letters from Bill Kania home from Vietnam to his parents

 

First Division Museum (2012.73)

  • Certificate – Appreciation in recognition of active service of SP-4 Edward F. Wadlinger, June 5, 1970. Signed by W.C. Westmoreland
  • 2 Certificates – Enterprise State Junior College, Edward F. Wadlinger, for course completion in Data Processing. Dated May 8, 1970
  • Order, Military – General Orders 6949, dated 17 July 1969. Award of the Air Medal
  • 2 Orders, Military – General Orders 13375, dated 20 October 1969. Award of the Army Commendation Medal
  • 2 Orders, Military – General Orders 7517, dated 24 July 1969. Award of the Bronze Star Medal
  • Letter – To SP-4 Edward F. Wadlinger from the Congress of the U.S. House of Representatives dated May 27, 1970, in congratulations for receiving the Bronze Star
  • Photocopy – Third United States Army Certificate of Training given to E4 Edward F. Wadlinger in recognition of Data Processing Course held at Enterprise State Junior College from 30 March 1970 to 3 May 1970; awarded on 8 May 1970
  • 4 Prints, Photographic – Photographs of SP4 Edward F. Wadlinger, including two color photos of Wadlinger in bunk and driving jeep, and two black & white photographs of Wadlinger being awarded the Bronze Star Medal
  • Certificate – Air Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) to SP-4 Edward F. Wadlinger from 3 August 1969 to 29 September 1969, given 10 December 1969. Signed by MAJ GEN A.E. Milloy
  • Citation – Air Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) to SP-4 Edward F. Wadlinger, Company D, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry from 3 August 1969 to 29 September 1969
  • Card, Business – Edward F. Wadlinger, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Administrative Officer Bureau of Government Donated Food

 

Stephen L. Park (2012.125)

  • Bulletin – With translation sheet, used to encourage the general population to turn in weapons and information, stating “To stop the destruction & murderous activities of the Communist, the GUN earnestly request your support by reporting all their activities such as troop locations as well as weapon caches to ARVN or adieo soldier. Worthy rewards will be offered to anyone who reports info & weapons above.”

 

Persian Gulf War

Lon. E. Maggart (2013.31)

  • 2 Drawings – Two butcher paper drawings of the Iraqi defense position Maggart’s unit breached and the operations plan for the breach
  • Overlay – Breach that was used by Maggart to conduct the battle
  • Plan – Original “Whale” plan for logistically supporting their 4-day breach operation. The plan was devised by his XO Dan Magee and the Brigade S-4
  • Notebook – Green hardbound “Record Book” used by Maggart to make notes in preparation for the breach beginning January 16, 1991

War on Terror

First Division Museum (2010.234)

  • 2 Programs – Color programs for the Welcome Home ceremony of the 4th IBCT of the 1ID “Dragons” dated September 23, 2010 held at 2pm on Custer Parade Field, Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Brochure – Black & white folded brochure from the 1st Infantry Division Museum, Fort Riley, Kansas titled: “Test Your Knowledge. What did I Learn”

 

Paul H. Herbert (2012.8)

  • Invitation – Brought back by Paul from Ft. Riley 1st Infantry Division Leaders’ Symposium Headquarters & Headquarters Brigade Ceremony, 7 March 2012 on Cavalry Parade Field
  • Program – Headquarters & Headquarters Brigade Casing Ceremony, 7 March 2012. Includes Sequence of Events, List of Command & Staff, and lyrics to “The Big Red One” & “The Army Goes Rolling Along”
  • Invitation – Duke BDE Combat Team Fallen Heroes Memorial and Dedication Ceremony, 9 March 2012 with Schedule of Ceremony Events March 8-9, 2012 on verso
  • 2 Programs – Duke BDE Combat Team Fallen Heroes Memorial and Dedication Ceremony, 9 March 2012
  • Map – Fort Knox Strip Map with Directions on verso
  • Printout – Fort Knox Strip Map from email dated March 9, 2012
  • Printout, Powerpoint – Unclassified/FOUD Leaders’ Symposium. Marked Paul Herbert in upper right corner with annotations & notes

 

Colonel Patrick D. Frank (2010.25)

  • Card, Training – One Iraqi Smart Card. Kwikpoint Visual Language Military Training Aid. Laminated

First Division Museum (2012.119)

  • Program – 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Medal of Honor recipient SPC Ross A. McGinnis Company Operations Facility memorialization Ft. Knox, Kentucky, December 7, 2012. Color photo of McGinnis on cover. Includes narrative of events of December 4, 2006, in Adhamiyah, Iraq when the action of McGinnis’ medal of honor occurred

 

CSM James B. Champagne (2010.182)

  • Letter – from CSM Champagne, 2010

 

First Division Museum (2010.229)

  • Photocopy – Color printout of 28th Infantry newsletter, “”The Black Lion Roar”. Issue No. 10, Volume 1, 2010
  • Photocopy – Color printout of newspaper The Wall Street Journal with headline “Black Lions: Mission Complete”

 

First Division Museum (2010.231)

  • Program – Dining In program for the 1st Infantry Division Senior Leaders’ visit to the First Division Museum at Cantigny. David Grange was the guest speaker at the event

First Division Museum (2010.234)

  • 2 Programs – Color programs for the Welcome Home ceremony of the 4th IBCT of the 1st Infantry Division “Dragons” dated September 23, 2010 held at 2pm on Custer Parade Field, Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Brochure – Black & white folded brochure from the 1st Infantry Division Museum, Fort Riley, Kansas titled, “Test Your Knowledge. What did I Learn”

 

Major Jack Erwin (2010.256)

  • 4 Disks, Digital Media – Data and images from Major Jack Erwin of Headquarters & Headquarters Company 1-178 Infantry Battalion (Task Force Bayonet) attached to 3-1 TF Duke at FOB Mehtar Lam Afghanistan, Lagman Province RC East, 2008-2009
  • Card, Smart — Kwikpoint Afghanistan Visual Language Survival Guide “Smart Card”. Printed in 2008 (ON DISPLAY IN DUTY FIRST GALLERY)
  • Card, Smart – Afghanistan Guide for Communication and Cultural Awareness
  • 11 Flyers, Informational – Operation Enduring Freedom, part of a collection of artifacts from Major Jack Erwin of HHC 1-178 IN BN (TF Bayonet) attached to 3-1 Task Force Duke at FOB (forward operating base) Mehtar Lam Afghanistan, Lagman Province RC-East
  • Photocopy – Program for Operation Enduring Freedom Task Force Phoenix VIII Task Force Bayonet Deployment Ceremony, August 23, 2008, Illinois National Guard Armory

 

Commemorative

Fred A. Randall (2006.2)

  • Program — “Society of the First Division: Memorial Service. The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina”, September 11, 1987
  • Newspaper — “The American Traveler,” Friday edition, Section 2, June 7, 1946. Note on front in ink, “Read back page”. On back page is written, “Rodel is SGT Major of the 2nd/Bn & is he mad that he can’t come home with us.”
  • Newsletter — “Take Ten”, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 16, 1945, Vilseck, Germany, I & E Section Published Weekly by and for the men of the 41st Reinforcement Battalion. Handwritten in ink is the note, “This Col. played my drums 41st Rep. Dep.” Refers to COL Robert J. Philpott
  • Clipping — “Midweek – Stars and Stripes, Southern Germany Edition,” pages 10-14 on the Leica camera
  • Flyer — “First Division Museum – Cantigny.” Leaflet distributed by the First Division Museum providing a brief overview of the 1st Division, WWI-Vietnam
  • Pamphlet — “A Guide to the United States Army Military History Institute” Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania 17013-5008 guide to holdings and information on access and use of facilities
  • Clipping — “Don’t Touch That Dial!” Makes Debut, “The American Traveler,” article showing pictures of First Division stage show, with a note written in ink “This gal Meredith came on the Barry with us & danced in his shows.”
  • Pamphlet — History & Heritage of the First Division and recognition of accomplishments by the BRO Chapter of the Society, September 11, 1987
  • Brochure — “Cantigny” guide for the entire park, includes park map

 

William M. Lee (2006.4)

  • Newspaper — D-Day: June 6, 1944, The Daily Echo newspaper’s 60th Anniversary Commemorative Souvenir of the Role Played by Dorset and the New Forest, June 1, 2004 with handwritten note in ink on cover, “Page 6 Marjorie” refers to photo of Marjorie Jeffries with bottle of Omaha Beach sand

 

Sandy Erickson (2006.86)

  • Memoir – Printout essay, “Tribute to my Father,” in memory of Donald E. Yapp, born January 3, 1923 and died August 13, 2002; Yapp served as a foot soldier in “G” Co. 16th Infantry during WWII and was at East Red on Normandy on D-Day. Secondhand account of assault written by Sandy Erickson mentions Ed Tatara

 

Robert Harrison (2006.88)

  • Memoir — Printout essay, “Father and Son,” by Robert Harrison, 18th Infantry, Vietnam, a secondhand account of General Terry de la Mesa Allen Sr. aboard the Queen Mary [1942] and firsthand account of 1st LT Terry Allen, Jr. in Korea [1954]

 

Society of the First Division (2006.281)

  • Newsletter – Society of the First Division addressed to Mr. Raymond V. Nolan, on verso is the Ground Breaking for Vietnam Monument to Highlight Reunion, 1974

 

Millard Greer (2006.391)

  • Photocopies – Printout copies of letters sent between LTG Robert Lee Bullard and his niece Mary Lamar Hallum Bradshaw, 1918-1919

 

Bernard F. Kenan (2006.403)

  • Memoir – “Fading Face”, July 18, 1965, a three-page typed printout account of battle in Vietnam from rifleman Bernard F. Kenan, the 3rd platoon leader from OCS Fort Benning
  • Email – Four-page printout to Rebecca Tharp entitled, “Fading Faces – 2LT John Glasper final edit” adding names and facts to Bernard F. Kenan’s Vietnam reminiscences with cover submission page dated August 6, 2006

 

Lt. Col. William Lukaskiewicz (2006.405)

  • Report – Written account and four printer image printouts regarding the Indy Race car at the INDY 500 race with the First Infantry Division decal affixed to it, 2006

 

First Division Museum (2006.417)

  • Program – Banquet and Military Ball in honor of MG Hanson E. Ely, D.S.C., D.S.M. Retiring Commander of the Second Corps Area at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York. Sponsored by the New York Chapter, Military Order of the World War. Includes list of Committee and Patronesses, November 23, 1931

 

Arnold Lambert (2009.249)

  • Clipping – Two-part newspaper article by John Chappell from unidentified source, “Lambert Gets Legion of Honor”. S/SGT Lambert was a North Carolina Soldier with the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division medical detachment for three invasions (Africa at Algeria where he was wounded, got well then fought through Africa, the invasion of Sicily where he was wounded, got well and went back to England and prepared for D-Day, and D-Day where he was seriously wounded and eventually kept out of the war)

 

Ron Mackedanz (2009.250)

  • Booklet – “Straight From the Gut”. Stories, poems and observations by combat wounded veteran Ron Mackedanz of 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry [Mechanized] Bandido Charlie

 

First Division Museum (2010.143)

  • Letter – Three pages handwritten in ink from Dawn Gould to First Division Museum about Weymouth’s regard for the 1st Division
  • 5 Clippings – Newsprint, annotated by Dawn Gould in ballpoint pen
  • Booklet – Regarding the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division in WWII, “A Flirt’s Eye View of Weymouth’s War-Recollections of Wartime by Dawn Gould (Nee Yardy)

 

Dawn Gould (2010.216)

  • Letter – Handwritten in ballpoint pen by Dawn Gould
  • Photocopy – from Weymouth and Portland Department of Leisure of preparations for D-Day
  • 5 Clippings – Relating to WWII Memorial events in Weymouth, England and the 66th Anniversary of D-Day

 

George Hougas (2010.240)

  • Clipping – Newspaper article, “Remembering Unsung Heroes Who Paved the Way”, by George Hougas, published in The Times, Marseilles, IL on October 2-3, 2010

 

William S. Jackson (2010.243)

  • Booklet – National Timberwolf Association 104th Infantry Division 65th Annual Reunion held in Lombard, IL 31 August to 6 September 2010 featuring image of MAJ GEN Terry de la Mesa Allen on the cover
  • Newsletter – Timberwolf Howl, January 2010 VOL LXV, No. 1 publication of the National Timberwolf Association, 104th Infantry Division
  • Newsletter – Timberwolf Howl, June 2010 VOL LXV, No. 2 publication of the National Timberwolf Association, 104th Infantry Division
  • Photocopies – Schedules and Rosters associated with the National Timberwolf 65th Reunion

 

Sheryl Canavan (2012.65)

  • Binder – Recollections, memories and images relating to World War II veteran Jacques Bayer of Company G, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1ID. He received a Bronze Star Medal for an action in the vicinity of Caumont, Normandy, France on June 15, 1944

 

Multiple Periods

First Division Museum (2006.5)

  • Invitation – Two-star, red unfurled flag on cover of a cardstock invitation from the Commanding General, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and Fort Riley to attend the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division (Mechanized) Activation Ceremony on January 12, 2006. Includes envelope for the invitation, postmarked December 2005. Features COL Ricky Gibbs and CSM Jim Champagne
  • Print, Photographic – Black & white copy print of Major (then Captain) Richard H. Cole, Company Commander, Co. “K,” 16th Inf. Regt. being offered treatment from Soldier offering him a metal cup while lying on a medical stretcher