|Title:||John H. Carper WWI Collection, 1916-1924|
|Primary Creator:||Carper, John H.|
|Arrangement:||By subject in folders.|
|Forms of Material:||
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The John H. Carper WWI Collection consists of materials collected by Carper from his time overseas in World War I, items which detail a military friendship which was cultivated during and endured after the war, as well as materials from the time period after his service overseas. These materials include photographs, postcards, military documents, scrapbook and scrapbook pages, a souvenir album, and correspondence.
The contents of the John H. Carper collection include photographs of Company “C” of the 108th field signal battalion; a photo of the Texas A&M class of 1924; postcards from Carper’s deployment overseas; a booklet of Soldiers and Sailors which outlines their accomplishments overseas; a post card album which shows the structural damage of Verdun after the German’s bombardment; a page from a scrapbook album that includes a damaged pay record book, a picture of a French soldier, a letter from John J. Pershing, and a medal certificate; a certificate of John H. Carper’s promotion to the rank of Sergeant; a souvenir album of Diekrich and Luxembourg which includes a letter to Carper’s wife on the reverse of the last picture in the album; a history of the Third platoon, Company “C” from departure from Camp Logan to withdrawal from Europe which was compiled by Bt. Sgt. W.O. Cooper; an account of the 33rd division from the Chicago Daily News; John H. Carper’s honorable discharge; a certificate of thanks from Pres. Gerald R. Ford; a discharge from the Illinois National Guard for John H. Carper which details his discharge when he was mustered into the Army; a correspondence to John H. Carper from J.S. Bourdin of Paris, France; and a scrapbook kept by Carper’s wife while John H. Carper was in Europe.
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|Repository:||University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Acquisition Source:||Dan H. Carper|
|Preferred Citation:||John H. Carper WWI Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Processing Information:||Box-level description available for collection in the UNT Special Collections. Please contact the UNT Special Collections for more information.|
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This folder contains 44 WWI postcards. The postcards include the following subjects: Diekirch, German postcards, French postcards, a postcard from the Sammy Series for Soldiers addressed to Mrs. Louise Carper, a postcard of the ruined cathedral at Reims, Luftkurort Saarburg, a photographic postcard of a soldier, a field service postcard, a Department for Reception of Returning Troops postcard to Mrs. John H. Carper; photographic postcards of daily life in and out of camp and of friends, postcards of Vals-les-Bains and Larochette, a postcard of a trench after battle, a postcard of Esch, a postcard of the battle field in Argonne, a postcard of heavy artillery fire, a postcard from Bourdin, a postcard of a soldier who has passed on and a soldier in a granade hole, Christmas postcards, a panoramic postcard of Larochette-Fels, a postcard of dead man's hill, and a postcard of the bombardment of Verdun.
Folder 2: Correspondence: Souvenir album of War picture postcards of Verdun after the bombardment, c.1918This folder contains a post card album which shows the structural damage of Verdun after the German’s bombardment. It contains approximately 16 postcards.
This folder contains a letter to John H. Carper from his friend J.S. Bourdin.
This folder contains John H. Carper’s honorable discharge from the United States Army.
This folder contains a certificate in memoriam of John H. Carper from Pres. Gerald R. Ford which thanks Mr. Carper for his service in the United States Army.Extent: 1 certificate
Folder 6: Document: History of the 3rd Platoon, Company "C", European Theatre, with the A.E.F., undatedThis folder contains a history of the Third platoon, Company “C” from their departure from Camp Logan to withdrawal from Europe which was compiled by Bt. Sgt. W.O. Cooper, Co. "C", 108th, field signal battalion.
Folder 7: Document: Honorable discharge certificate of John H. Carper from the Illinios National Guard, 1917-08-01This folder contains a honorable discharge from the Illinois National Guard for John H. Carper which details his discharge when he was mustered into the United States Army.
Folder 8: Document: Scrapbook page which includes a damaged pay record book, a picture of a French soldier, a letter from John J. Pershing, and a medal certificate, 1916-1919This folder contains a page from a scrapbook album which includes a damaged pay record book for John H. Carper, a picture of a French soldier identified as J.S. Bourdin, a letter from John J. Pershing, and a medal certificate.
Folder 9: Object file: The Story of the 33rd Division: the Prairie Division, Reprinted from the Chicago Daily News, 1919-04-05-08This folder conatins The Story of the 33rd Division: the Prairie Division, Reprinted from the Chicago Daily News. It was dated from reprints of accounts from the Chicago Daily News, April 5-8, 1919, and was written by Lieut.-Col. Frederic L. Huidekoper.
Folder 10: Photographs: Diekirch and Luxembourg souvenir album which includes a letter to John H. Carper’s wife, 1919This folder contains a souvenir album of Diekirch and Luxembourg that includes a letter to Carper’s wife on the reverse of the last picture in the album. The letter is dated January 1, 1919.
This folder contains a small book whose cover has been torn. The booklet is titled Soldiers and Sailors which outlines the military's accomplishments overseas during WWI.
Folder 12: Scrapbook: Clippings kept by Carper's wife during John H. Carper's military service in EuropeThis folder contains a scrapbook of clippings kept by Carper’s wife while John H. Carper was in Europe.