Rufus M. and Carolyn M. Smith World War I Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains photographs, postcards, and other materials relating to military service in the Unites States and France during World War I. Presumably the materials were collected by Robert, the cousin of Rufus M. Smith, as the postcards are sent from Robert to Mr. Smith, the donor, who was residing in Wiggins, Mississippi.
- Creation: 1913-1919
Conditions Governing Access
Noncirculating; available for research.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Biographical / Historical
This collection contains three copies of The Trojan Journal, a newsletter produced aboard the U.S.S. Troy. The ship was commissioned by the United States Navy in February 1919 as troop transport from the European theatre of World War I. She successfully brought home more than 14,000 troops before being decommissioned in September of that year. The newsletters cover the dates of August 13, 14, and 15, 1919, and chronicle notable daily events (including stowaways and fires), the distance in miles the vessel travelled that day, and the distance in miles from the departure port of Brest and the arrival port of New York.
This collection also contains information on Camp Merritt in Cresskill, New Jersey. This military base was activated for use during World War I. Thousands of troops deployed to Camp Merritt before being shipped off to Europe. Camp Merritt was decommissioned in 1919.
.75 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
The collection contains postcards, photographs, books, brochures, and newsletters from World War I.
The materials in the collection did not receive significant arrangement.
This collection was donated by Rufus M. and Carolyn M. Smith via David Richards.
M478-2 Large group of soldiers 5 x 7 B & W`Circa 1910s
M478-3 Soldiers at attention 7 x 9 B & W 1919
M478-4 Ten minutes for lunch 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-5 A tight squeeze 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-6 Say sis! Give me a kiss 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-7 I’m married now 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-8 A touch of high life 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-9 The right church but the wrong pew 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-10 Just saying good night 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-11 Can’t you see I’m lonely 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-12 Peek-a-boo 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-13 Actions that reflect 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-14 Hearty good wishes for a Merry Christmas 4 x 6 B & W postcard 1916
M478-15 Sincere greetings 4 x 6 Color postcard 1917
M478-16 Surf Avenue, Coney Island, New York 4 x 6 Color postcard 1919
M478-17 Cliff Geyser, Yellowstone National Park 4 x 6 Color postcard 1916
M478-18 Birthday wishes 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-19 Don’t turn up your nose 4 x 6 Color postcard undated
M478-20 Merry xmas 4 x 6 Color postcard 1913
M480-21 Keep your motives pure 4 x 6 Color postcard 1916
M480-22 Remembrance 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-23 January 1st 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-24 A Merry Christmas 4 x 6 Color postcard 1915
M478-25 Birthday salutations 4 x 6 Color postcard Undated
M478-26 Sour Lake, TX 4 x 6 Color postcard 1917
M478-27 Typical K. of C. Building at camp 4 x 6 B & W postcard undated
M478-28 Secession Hill, Abbeville, S.C. 4 x 6 B & W postcard undated
M478-29 Forest County Courthouse, Crandon Wis. 4 x 6 Color postcard undated
M478-30 I should worry like a horse 4 x 6 Color postcard 1916
M478-31 Good Bye Old Town 4 x 6 Color postcard undated
- Rufus M. and Carolyn M. Smith World War I Collection
- Collection processed and finding aid written by Brandon Ball and Nicole Lawrence, November 2013.
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