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Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America records, 1914-1980.

  • Repository: Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 5619
  • Size: 207.5 linear ft. Correspondence, clippings, minutes, organizing leaflets, photographs, speeches, phonographs, scrapbooks, and organizational records.
  • Subject: Labor History
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, minutes, organizing leaflets, photographs, speeches, phonographs, scrapbooks, and organizational records documenting the founding, growth, history and development of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; the activities of its officers and other leading officials; its organizing activities; and its administration.

Dallenbach, Karl M. papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2958
  • Size: 18.1 cubic ft. Correspondence, Printed Materials, Publications, Research Materials
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Documents his research in psychology, particularly in attention, sensation, and memory, and his other professional activities.

Elmhirst, Dorothy Whitney Straight papers, 1887-1978

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3725
  • Size: 10 cubic ft. Correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, papers.
  • Subject: Women's Studies
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Includes both sides of Dorothy's correspondence with Willard D. Straight; letters from friends and relatives. Also materials on civic activities, correspondence on Willard Straight Hall, and correspondence on The New Republic and Asia magazines

Empire State Forest Products Association records, 1917-1961

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1280
  • Size: 4.2 cubic ft
  • Subject: Life Sciences
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Minutes and reports of annual meetings and committees, financial reports, membership lists, circular letters, surveys, pamphlets, articles, scrapbook and photographs. Also, material concerning forest fires, pest damage and control, and legislation affecting the forest industry, the "Keep New York Green" Committee and use of wood as fuel during World War I

Foster, Robert J. papers, 1894-1958

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6549
  • Size: 1.0 cubic ft. correspondence, reports, newsclippings, ephemera, photographs
  • Subject: Life Sciences
  • Subject: College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Correspondence, military documents, newsclippings and photographs relating to Col. Robert J. Foster's career as a veterinarian and as an officer in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.

Frantz, Harry Warner papers, 1905-1982

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4048
  • Size: 51.4 cubic ft.
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Collection consists of 425 scrapbook binders containing clippings, awards, correspondence, photographs, reference files, news releases, and telegrams of Harry Warner Frantz, concerning World War I and relief administration after World War I; Stanford University student life; the Pacific region; the Philippine Islands, including Luzon; the Balkans; the American Red Cross; the American Field Service Commission; Yellowstone National Park; Latin America; the Caribbean region; diplomatic history, 1920-50; presidential elections, particularly 1932 and 1948; aviation; the Italian-Ethiopian War; the development of the United Nations; the Office of the Coordinator for Inter-American Affairs; Nelson Rockefeller; naval and merchant marine developments in the postwar era; Antarctica; and the world economy. Also, photonegatives, correspondence, passports, notebooks, and a list of library books; includes c. 1920s aviation posters from Italy, Peru, and Hungary

Gabriel family papers, 1916-1925.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2482
  • Size: .3 cubic ft. Correspondence, military papers, photographs, and other materials.
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: The collection includes primarily the papers of Harry S. Gabriel including letters to his mother and fiancee, Ellen Wigsten, depicting daily life before and after the armistice, written from American training camps and the French front, his war diary (October - November 1918) describing night patrols, documents relating to his military service and awards, photographs of Gabriel in uniform and of Camp Dix, New Jersey, and related printed matter, including an orientation pamphlet titled "France Our Ally" (1918); also Gabriel's letters from England (1919) giving impressions of the country and describing life at Oxford University, his travels in England, and his farm observations near Oxford, letters (1916-1918) in French to Miss Wigsten from a Belgian soldier, containing scattered references to the war, and other subjects

Garnsey family papers, 1847-1984.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2984
  • Size: 1.9 cubic ft. Diaries, a scrapbook, correspondence, estate and financial papers, a family history, research materials, and other papers.
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Collection includes diaries, 1850-71; scrapbook about Cyrus Garnsey III and World War I, compiled by his father, Cyrus Garnsey Jr.; letters to Cyrus Garnsey and Mercy Harris Garnsey from Ira Harris, 1847-70; personal letters, clippings, and telegrams, 1917-51, collected by Cyrus Garnsey Jr. about his work with the United States Fuel Administration; estate and financial papers relating to Cyrus Garnsey Jr., Mary Woolsey Pettis and other Garnsey family members, primarily concerning Lakeholme, the Garnsey family home in Seneca Falls, N.Y.; letters, notes, clippings, and research materials about the Sullivan Expedition, historical markers, the Johnston Farm, the Montezuma Marsh bird refuge, Luke Swetland, Judge William I.Grubb, and other interests of Cyrus Garnsey Jr.; also a family history by Elizabeth Pettis Lamb, 1984.

Gillette family papers, 1876-1922

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4456
  • Size: 1.1 cubic ft.; 1 portrait. Letters, scrapbooks, and 1 painting.
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Letters and scrapbooks documenting the lives of Edwin S. and Flora Spence Gillette.

Gould, Norman Judd papers, [ca.1861]-193

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2078
  • Size: .4 cubic ft
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Copies of House resolutions and bills introduced by Gould, amny of which pertain to the military establishment, the welfare of members of the armed forces, and American participation in World War I; also, his statement as to why he voted against the Soldiers' Bonus Bill of 1922 and letters commending him for his stand; copies of speeches, press releases, and circulars concerning the war effort, his campaigns for reelection on the Republican ticket, rural mail deliveries, and other matters; also, clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous items relating to his political career, the Gould and Judd families, or to Goulds Pumps, Inc. of Seneca Falls, New York

Gross, Cecil Roberts papers, 1918-1950

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1890
  • Size: .2 cubic ft
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Forty-four letters from C.R. Gross to members of his family concerning his service with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I and afterward with the army of occupation in Luxembourg, including comments on army life, work in a 33rd Division field hospital, devastation caused by military operation in Lorraine and northeastern France, conditions on troop ships, reactions to the cessation of hostilities, the situation in France during the half year following the Armistice, his studies at the University of Paris, and related matters. Also included are three newspapers, eleven monographs on agricultural chemistry, postcards, and other printed items

Hinchliff, Emerson papers, 1910-1968.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1228
  • Size: 1 cubic ft. Newspaper clippings, a diary, photographs, correspondence, certificates, and other items.
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Includes Cornell University and Cornell Class of 1914 items; newspaper clippings by and about Hinchliff; war diary, 1918; photographs; correspondence; certificates; and other papers of Emerson Hinchliff.

Howe family papers, 1854-1935

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6373
  • Size: .5 cubic ft. Correspondence, diaries, photographs.
  • Subject: Civil War
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Correspondence from Almon A. Jaynes to Grace Howe. WWI letters to Grace Howe from a number of soldiers. Twenty-six daily diaries of Grace Howe, 1905-1935. Photographs of Grace Howe, her sister Josephine Howe, A. A. Jaynes, among others.

International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Schlesinger, Benjamin, President. Records, 1914-1923

  • Repository: Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 5780-009
  • Size: 2 linear ft. Correspondence and subject files
  • Subject: Labor History
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Correspondence, form letters, circulars and subject files relating to Schlesinger's second term as president, June 1914 to January 1923. Topics covered in these materials include union organizing; strikes, labor disputes, working conditions, and other labor issues in the women's garment industry, particularly in New York City; inter-union relations; relations between manufacturers' associations and the union; efforts by Schlesinger and others to form an alliance of garment workers' unions; discussions with foreign garment workers' unions; education for workers in New York City; and Jewish war relief efforts during World War I

Lewis, Wyndham collection, 1877-197

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4612
  • Size: 44 linear ft. Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, graphics
  • Subject: Civil War
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, graphics, and bound manuscripts by, to, or about Wyndham Lewis, covering all aspects of his career and life. Includes one of two known proof copies of his novel The Roaring Queen, which was withdrawn before publication; unpublished novels, short stories, essays, and notebooks; and manuscripts and notes for several of Lewis's published books. Also included are diaries of Lewis's wife, G. Anne Hoskyns Lewis, from 1953-1967, and Civil War reminiscences of his father, Charles Edward Lewis

Markham, Earl S. papers, 1908-1938, bulk 1912-1919

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3359
  • Size: 0.6 cubic ft. photographs, notebooks, texts.
  • Subject: College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Photographs and ephemera relating to Earl Markham's education at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine as well as his service in the United States Army Veterinary Corps during World War I.

McDivitt, Emma L. Phillips photograph albums, [ca.1900-1926

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4125
  • Size: .3 cubic ft. Photograph albums
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Three albums of photographs taken primarily by Emma McDivitt, but also containing John P. Troy and Ernest Abbe photographs, of Cornell University students and campus scenes, family gatherings, as well as scenes from her travels in Europe and East Asia. Other subjects include the solar eclipse of January 1925 and the unveiling of the Ezra Cornell statue at Cornell University

Moore, Veranus A. papers, 1836-1958

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0119
  • Size: 33 cubic ft. Correspondence, ephemera, clippings, diaries, photographs.
  • Subject: Life Sciences
  • Subject: College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Correspondence, biographical information, photographs, clippings, and other material pertaining to Moore's life and his career as a bacteriologist, veterinary pathologist, professor and Dean of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Muller, Charles G. papers, 1914-198

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3788
  • Size: 14.5 cubic ft., 2 tape recordings. Correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, pamphlets, notes, and audio recordings
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Various items documenting the life and work of Charles G. Muller

Newman, Jared Treman papers, 1803-1953.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2157
  • Size: 23.2 cubic ft. Correspondence, legal documents, reports, accounts, blueprints, maps, clippings, and printed material.
  • Subject: Architecture and Planning
  • Subject: Religion
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Jared Treman Newman was an Ithaca, New York attorney, 1893-1896, and mayor, 1907-1908; Cornell University Trustee, 1895-1903 and 1907-1933; and a bank official.

Palmer, Katherine V.W. and Ephraim Laurence memorabilia, 1918-1978

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4177
  • Size: 1.3 cubic ft. Correspondence, scrapbooks, directories, newsletters, clippings, minutes, reports, speeches, memorabilia, and other materials.
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Bound volume of letters on the retirement of E. Laurence Palmer, 1952; scrapbook of letters on the retirement of Katherine V. W. Palmer from the Paleontological Research Institution, 1978; scrapbook on Katherine V. W. Palmer's trip to Japan, 1974; medal from the Paleontological Society. Also, Sigma Delta Epsilon materials, including correspondence, directories, newsletters, clippings, minutes, reports, speeches, and a history of Sigma Delta Epsilon, 1921-1971; and four-page mimeographed outline of the development of the Nature Study program in the Department of Rural Education at Cornell, prepared by Professor E. Laurence Palmer. Also, letter to Dr. Palmer from Pvt. T.A. Baker, U.S. Marines, stationed in Nantes, France, Dec. 29, 1918, describing his experiences in the military service.

Straight, Willard Dickerman papers, 1825-1925.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1260
  • Size: 28 cubic ft. Correspondence, photographs, reports, diaries, manuscripts,
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Microfilmed papers of Willard D. Straight consist of personal and official correspondence, both original and typescript copies, and reports chiefly concerning his association with the Chinese Imperial Customs Service (1902-04). Documented is his employment with Reuters during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05); with the United States Department of State in Korea and Manchuria (1904-09); and with Edward H. Harriman, Jacob H. Schiff, and J.P. Morgan and Company (1904-09)

Tuck, John Bennet papers, 1890-1948.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2604
  • Size: 8.6 cubic ft. Student papers, estate records, military records, correspondence, family papers, and other materials.
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Includes papers written when he was a student at Cornell University; estate records with material relating to the F. P. Collins Company, Dey Brothers, Milmac, Inc., and the Mowat Company; military records of his activities in the Spanish-American War, the New York National Guard, and World War I; and correspondence, notes, and other items concerning his association with the American Foundation, the American Legion, the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, Cornell University Trustees, the Cornell Law Association, the Guards of Liberty, and the Young Workers League of America; also, family papers referring largely to the sale of the Tuck farm in Ogdensburg, New York, and three letters (1917-1918) from his brother Charles H. Tuck which describe the Russian Revolution of 1917 and Far Eastern affairs from his vantage point as an import agent in Harbin, Manchuria