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WWI. World War I

 Topic Guide
Identifier: WWI
This classification groups together collections on the topic of World War, 1914-1918.

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

91st Observation Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, Photographs

Identifier: MS-293
Abstract The collection includes photographs of the 91st Squadron, hangars and airfields, aerial views of German and French cities and fields, and the banner image of the 91st Squadron. This collection depicts the airmen and operations of the Squadron during the end of World War I and the months following. Digital images of the entire collection (39 images) are available online in Wright State University's Campus Online Repository (CORE Scholar) at: ...
Dates: 1918-1919

322nd Field Artillery Reunion Association Records

Identifier: MS-100

The 322nd Field Artillery received basic training at Camp Sherman in Ohio, and saw service in Europe during World War I. The records in this collection are evenly divided between the active regiment and the reunion association. They consist of minutes, correspondence, reunion programs, bulletins, obituary notices, scrapbooks, maps, and photographs. Also included is a published history of the regiment.

Dates: 1917-1981

322nd Field Artillery Scrapbooks (MFM-27)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MFM-27
Scope and Contents

Microfilm of Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, photographs, the typescript of a diary, and postcards pertaining to the 322nd Field Artillery, a World War I regiment from Dayton. Materials filmed span 1917-1920. See also MS-100.

Dates: 1982

Albatross D. Va No. 7161/17 Fabric

Identifier: SC-313
Content Description

This collection consists of a piece of the original fabric from the Albatross D. Va No 7161/17, a WWI German fighter aircraft restored and exhibited by the National Air and Space Museum. The fabric is mounted, along with an image of the airplane and a brief description.

Dates: Undated

Alice Griffith Carr Papers

Identifier: MS-135

Born and raised in Yellow Springs, Carr had a long, distinguished career working in Europe for the Red Cross and the Near East Foundation as a nurse and public health administrator. Her papers include extensive correspondence, journal articles, reports, working papers, clippings, genealogical materials, and photographs.

Dates: 1869-1968

Major General Henry Tureman Allen Collection

Identifier: MS-439
Abstract Major General Henry T. Allen was an officer in the U.S. Army from 1882 to 1923. He fought in the Spanish-American War and World War I. His daughter married Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell Andrews (See MS-440). General Allen was famous for his 1885 exploration of 15,000 miles of Alaskan wilderness in the Copper, Tanana, and Koyukuk River valleys. The collection is small, consisting of photographs of him and his children, along with a 1985 reprint of his 1885 Alaskan expedition report, and a...
Dates: 1891-1985

Battle of Cambrin Postcard Booklet (SC-300)

Identifier: SC-300
Scope and Contents

These postcards show different areas of the French city of Cambrin before and after a battle during World War I. In the back of the booklet are two postcard of military cemeteries.

Dates: circa 1914-1919

Wilbur F. H. Bigelow, Sr., Dayton Wright Company Collection (SC-347)

Identifier: SC-347
Scope and Contents Wilbur F. H. Bigelow, Sr., was a foreman in the Mill department of Dayton-Wright Airplane Company factory at Moraine (Plant 1), during World War I. The collection consists primarily of 28 photographs, most of which relate to Bigelow’s work at the factory, including DH-4 aircraft, employees and factory scenes, air demonstration shows, and aerial photographs captured during a test flight. Photos unrelated to Dayton-Wright Airplane include: one photo depicts the Wright Brothers’ Homecoming in...
Dates: 1909-1941; Majority of material found within 1917-1919

Coombs-Learned Family Papers

Identifier: MS-182
Abstract A collection of 19th and early 20th century family papers of the Coombs and Learned extended families who lived in Michigan, California, and Ohio. Papers include extensive family correspondence, diaries, business and financial records, and over 300 photographs. Noteworthy among the contents are several letters written by President James A. Garfield to a family member when he was a young man, as well as Palmer Coombs' World War I diaries and papers. Portions of this collection, including...
Dates: 1819-1985

Sgt. Jay H. Crawford World War I Diary (SC-225)

Identifier: SC-225
Scope and Contents The diary, kept by Sergeant Jay H. Crawford, details a World War I soldier’s experience in 1918. It starts in Houston in May 1918, describing Crawford’s journey to the east coast, and later to France. The diary discusses his experiences in France, including describing airplanes and dogfights in May and June, and describing the aftermath of the Battle of Verdun. The diary consists of multiple longer passages, with dates referenced in narrative form. The last events discussed appear to date to...
Dates: 1918 May-Oct