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Victor Lauderdale Collection, 1917-1919 | Manuscripts

By Laurel Alexander

Collection Overview

Title: Victor Lauderdale Collection, 1917-1919Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1918
ID: 01/AR0229
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Chronological.
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918.
Languages: English, French

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Books and papers of Victor Edward Lauderdale, mostly postcards and letters.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Contains postcards, booklets, a photograph and certificate, and letters written by Victor Edward Lauderdale during World War I.

Collection Historical Note

Victor Edward Lauderdale was a corporal and member of the first platoon and in charge of the 5th squad during World War I.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Archives and Rare Book department vault. Advance notice for use is preferred. Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.
Acquisition Source: 2014-23
Acquisition Method: gift

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1: 1917-1919Add to your cart.
Contains letters, postcards, and artifacts of V. Lauderdale.
Barcode: 704028
Folder 1: Envelope and Postcard, 1919-07-20Add to your cart.
Contains an envelope addressed to Corporal V.E. Lauderdale and a postcard with a letter on reverse from Daquin.
Folder 2: First PlatoonAdd to your cart.
Contains a list of the first platoon with 1st through 6th Squads as well as guides and leaders.
Folder 3: American Red Cross - French and English Writing, 1919-06-26Add to your cart.
Contains one page of American Red Cross stationary. Handwritten in a combination of English and French of what the author did and saw.
Folder 4: Certificate - Corporal Victor Lauderdale, 1919-01-01Add to your cart.
Contains certificate of the appointment of Victor Lauderdale as a Corporal in the Army of the United States of America, signed by Earl Boothe and Major A.J.J.
Folder 5: Instructions for TroopsAdd to your cart.
Contains a thick card with string attached of instructions for troops aboard a ship with punched out meals of the month and penciled in numbers.
Folder 6: Correspondence - V.E. Lauderdale to J.R. Lauderdale, 1918-11-14Add to your cart.
Contains a typed letter and envelope from Corporal V.E. Lauderdale to his father, Mr. J.R. Lauderdale.
Folder 7: Photograph - Boxing, 1918Add to your cart.
Contains a black and white photograph of young men boxing in uniform. Inscribed, "Ed Lauderdale in France, some chums boxing, V.E. Lauderdale in France."
Folder 8: Individual Pay Record Book - Corporal Victor Lauderdale, 1919Add to your cart.
Contains the pay record book of Cpl Victor Lauderdale, No. 295684 in a cardboard paper sleeve.
Folder 9: Correspondence - V.E. Lauderdale to Mother, 1919-05-11Add to your cart.
Contains a letter and envelope, addressed to J.R. Lauderdale, from Victor Lauderdale to his mother, name unknown.
Folder 10: The Soldier-Citizen and His Home Town, 1919-01-01Add to your cart.
Contains a booklet titled The Soldier-Citizen and His Home Town, information for soldiers about living in the war-time after the service written by Eda Amberg and William H. Allen, and published by the Educational Bureau.
Folder 11: Division Insignia, 1919Add to your cart.
Contains a booklet that details different army divisions serving under Pershing's American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, complete with maps and insignias.
Folder 12: Seeing New York, 1919Add to your cart.
Contains a map of New York City and advice for men in uniform on how to navigate the town.
Folder 13: Plan De ParisAdd to your cart.
Contains a booklet in French of streets, large monuments, transportation, and maps of Paris.
Folder 14: Post Cards - Chaumont: Haut-MarneAdd to your cart.
Contains a booklet of 24 postcards of landscapes in Chaumont, France.
Folder 15: Post Cards - Panthéon de la Guerre, 1918Add to your cart.
Contains postcards of the images from the painting Panthéon de la Guerre, which depicted events of World War I.
Folder 16: Post Cards - PauAdd to your cart.
Contains a booklet of 24 detatchable post cards with images from La Basses Pyrénées, in the South East of France.
Folder 17: Post Cards - BarègesAdd to your cart.
Contains a booklet of 24 detachable post cards with images of Barèges, France.
Folder 18: Pocket Pronouncing Dictionary - French and EnglishAdd to your cart.
Contains a combination pocket pronunciation French to English/English to French dictionary. Inscription on inside, "V. E. Lauderdale, HQ Co. HQ Br, GH2 American E7, France, 295684".
Folder 19: Post Cards - Château de PauAdd to your cart.
Contains a booklet of 24 post cards with images of Pau, France and Château de Pau.
Folder 20: Post Cards - Ce Qu'ils Ont Fait de Soissons Avant et AprèsAdd to your cart.
Contains a booklet of 24 postcards with images of Soissons, France before and after World War I.
Folder 21: Post Cards - BourgesAdd to your cart.
Contains a booklet of 12 post cards with images of Bourges, France.
Folder 22: Post Cards - Souvenir D'OrléansAdd to your cart.
Contains a booklet of 12 postcards with images of Orléans, France.
Folder 23: Post Cards - VariousAdd to your cart.
Contains loose postcards with various images of France.
Folder 24: Post Cards - V.E. Lauderdale to Family, 1918-09-22Add to your cart.
Contains various postcards written by Victor Lauderdale to various members of his family, including J.R., Roberta, Ellen, and Ed Lauderdale.
Folder 25: Moreau Éditeur and S. Lauderdale EnvelopeAdd to your cart.
Contains part of an envelope, addressed to S. Lauderdale and a possible back page of a booklet which says "Moreau Éditeur Versailles" with an insignia of a line with floral decorations running through it.
Box 2: World War I NewspapersAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 624198

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