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Series I: Manuscripts (continued)
Correspondence, 1916-1941 (continued)
MS08: Letters between Ronsheim and various correspondents including Ronsheim's brother, Edward; other family; Members of Congress; fellow veterans. Topics covered include: news of the veteran's family; thoughts on the quality of YMCA services; formation of an American Legion post; reunion activities; bonuses for World War I veterans; distributing photograph collections to fellow veterans; Ronsheim's collecting of envelopes sent by the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF).
BOX-FOLDER OVZ251/2 Correspondence, 1916-1941
1 folder
MS08 continued
BOX-FOLDER OVZ329/3 Correspondence, 1916-1941
1 folder
MS08 continued
BOX-FOLDER MSS2797/3 Correspondence, 1917-1918
1 folder
MS37: Additional correspondence to Milton Ronsheim from friends and family.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2785/1-2 Correspondence, 1917-1919
2 folders
MS09: Letters to the veteran's wife, Isabel Ronsheim, from friends, family and colleagues. Topics covered include: work as a librarian; news of Milton; news of her cousin, Allen Scott, who served in France; daily life of military wives.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2797/3 Correspondence, July 10, 1917
1 folder
MS36: Correspondence to Isabel Ronsheim from her sister-in-law, Helen.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2785/3 Correspondence, 1917-1919
1 folder
MS10: Miscellaneous correspondence. Includes letters from members of Milton and Isabel Ronsheim's families, and a letter to the editor of the Cadiz Republican. Also included are several empty envelopes.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ329/4 Creative works, 1918
1 folder
MS11: Poem, "The U.S. Volunteer," by Charles A. Stonebraker (02/02/1918).
BOX-FOLDER MSS2785/4 Creative works, 1919
1 folder
MS12: Poem, "Golden Buttons," by Ronsheim (02/08/1919).
BOX-FOLDER MSS2785/5 Diaries and journals, 1918-1919
1 folder
MS13: Pocket-sized notebook containing brief notes about daily activities, locations.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2785/6 Diaries and journals, 1918-1919
1 folder
MS14: Notepad containing notes, lists of names, and a story titled "Unfit for Service: A True record of the short life of Walter Noble (Jerry Allen) as a private in Company L, 332nd Reg. Inf. U.S.N.A. at Camp Sherman, O., Sept. 21, 1917 - Jan. 1918."
BOX-FOLDER MSS2797/4 Diaries and journals, 1918
1 folder
MS38: Bound volume in which the veteran hand-copied the diary of fellow soldier Richard J. (Dick) Morris, of Lisbon, Ohio.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ288/1 Maps, undated
1 folder
MS17: Map of Italy.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ236/1 Maps, 1960
1 folder
MS18: France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, annotated with the veteran's route through Europe.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2785/7 Maps, 1917
1 folder
MS19: Rand-McNally War Map of the Italian Front.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ329/5 Memoirs, 1914-1925
1 folder
MS20: Brief remembrances by Ronsheim, written for various purposes. Some appear to have been written for publication, speeches, or as part of letters home. Topics covered include: health; music; Italian antiquities; rumors; the end of the war; the YMCA.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2797/5 Memoirs, undated
1 folder
MS39: Brief remembrances by Ronsheim that appear to be drafts of pieces written for publication.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2785/8-9 Military papers, 1917-1920
2 folders
MS21: Draft board forms and correspondence; company rosters; passes; rules of conduct; training records; medical records.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ329/6 Military papers, 1917-1920
1 folder
MS21 continued
BOX-FOLDER MSS2786/1 Periodicals, January 1918
1 folder
MS22: War Library Bulletin, volume 1, number 4, January 1918.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ251/3 Periodicals, 1918
1 folder
MS23: The Rangefinder: Bulletin of the 332nd Infantry in Camp, series I, number 1, August 24, 1918; series I, number 5, September 24, 1918.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ251/3 Periodicals, August 15, 1918
1 folder
MS24: The Red Cross Bulletin of the American Red Cross in Italy, volume 1, special, August 15, 1918.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2786/2 Periodicals, July 1919
1 folder
MS25: The American Legion Weekly, volume 1, number 1, July 4, 1919; volume 1, number 2, July 11, 1919.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2786/3 Periodicals, 1921
1 folder
MS26: The Soldiers' and Sailors' Bulletin, volume II, number 1, January 1921; volume II, number 4, April 1921; volume II, number 5, May 1921; volume II, number 7, July 1921; volume II, number 5, August 1921; volume II, number 9, September 1921.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2786/4-5 Printed matter, 1917-1924
2 folders
MS27: Postcards, primarily depicting scenes in Italy. Also included are several postcards from Ohio.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ334/1 Printed matter, 1917-1924
1 folder
MS28: Programs and handbills, primarily from theater performances in Italy. Also included are programs from performances in Ohio, and from the First Annual Reunion of 332nd Infantry Association.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2786/6-8 Printed matter, 1917-1924
3 folders
MS29: Pamphlets and booklets on various topics, including the American Legion, prevention of sexually transmitted infections, the French language, a home reading course for citizen-soldiers, the War service of the American Library Association, the Italian front, and the 332nd Infantry Association.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2787/1-4 Printed matter, 1917-1924
4 folders
MS30: Printed mater relating to war work for children (Victory Girls and Victory Boys); books for soldiers; the 332nd Infantry Association; Ronsheim's collection wartime envelopes; wartimes songs and poems; health and nutrition; war bonds; calling cards; ticket stubs; a bound volume of paper samples; panoramic print of Chillicothe, Ohio; brochure and diagram of the RMS Aquitania.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ287/2 Printed matter, 1917-1924
1 folder
MS30 continued
BOX-FOLDER MSS2787/5 Printed matter, 1917-1924
1 folder
MS31: Inventories of photographs: "Wanderings of Wallace's Circus, as photographed by Ronsheim"; List of official U.S. photographs shown at the Signal Corps exhibitions in New York, Washington, Philadelphia and other cities; List of official U.S. photographs illustrative of the activities of the American Expeditionary Force in Italy. Also included is a photo album cover from the "Wanderings of Wallace's Circus" collection. "Wanderings of Wallace's Circus, as photographed by Ronsheim" describes PH39-PH229. Photo album contained PH21-PH26, which do not fit the descriptions of photos listed in the inventory.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2797/6-10 Printed matter, 1917-1919
5 folders
MS39: Brief remembrances by Ronsheim that appear to be drafts of pieces written for publication.

MS40: Postcards and souvenir picture books of various locations in Italy, Germany and Austria.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2797/11 Printed matter, 1917-1919
1 folder
MS41: Various booklets and pamphlets, including "The Sights of Rome," "The Character of Jesus," "The Value of the Church," "The Master's Way: Studies for Men in the Army," "Greetings to the American Soldiers in Italy from Thomas Nelson Page American Ambassador to Italy," Camp Sherman information brochure; entertainment programs, 332nd Infantry Association membership card, request for books for soldiers, certificate from audience with the Pope.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2799/1 Printed matter, 1917-1919
1 folder
MS41 continued
BOX-FOLDER MSS2787/6 Regimental/unit histories, September 1, 1929
1 folder
MS32: "History of the 332nd Infantry," Akron, Ohio, September 1, 1929. Includes history, roster, songs, reunion program.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2787/7 Other Manuscript Material, undated
1 folder
MS33: Various handwritten notes, lists, and addresses; handwritten vaudeville program.
Series II: Photographs
BOX-FOLDER MSS2787/8 Original photographic print, 1917-1919
1 folder
PH01-PH281: Views of American and allied soldiers, civilians, prisoners, cities, countryside, primarily in France and Italy.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2788/1-6 Original photographic print, 1917-1919
6 folders
PH282-PH860: Views of American and allied soldiers, civilians, prisoners, cities, countryside, primarily in France and Italy.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2799/2 Original photographic print, 1917-1919
1 folder
PH914-PH926: Ronsheim in uniform, unidentified soldiers.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2788/7 Copy photographic print, undated
1 folder
PH861-PH863: Portraits of Ronsheim and his wife.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2788/8 Photocopy of photographic print, 1917-1949
1 folder
PH864-PH869: Portraits of Ronsheim and family photos.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2788/9 Negatives, undated
1 folder
PH870-PH913: Negatives of wartime images included in photo series and family photographs.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ287/1 Original photographic print, July 28, 1918
1 folder
PH05: Signal Corps photo, officers and men of the 3rd Battalion, 332nd infantry Regiment, receiving coffee, doughnuts and cigarettes at an American Red Cross station, Villafranca, Italy.
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