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Ewing Harry Miller collection, 1917-1923

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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX-FOLDER MSS2798/1 Clippings, undated
1 folder
MS01: Brief article announcing the death of veteran due to complications from appendicitis surgery; clipping of an image showing veteran, 2nd from left, with members of his unit.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2798/2 Correspondence, 1917-1919
1 folder
MS02: Letters from veteran mostly to his brother, Warren. A few other recipients include his father and McMillan "Mac" Johnson, Jr. Contents of the letter discuss errands for his brother, pay, military training, activities, and Europe.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2798/3 Creative works, undated
1 folder
MS03: Poem about the Army in the form of the Lord's Prayer.
BOX OVZ346 Diaries and journals, 1917-1918
1 box
MS04: Sparsely written diary by veteran during his service in the Army during World War I. Although the diary is labeled 1917, some entry dates have been crossed out and made 1918. Beginning on August 27, 1917, the diary starts as Miller awaits the train for Fort Benjamin Harrison and ends on April 7, 1918, a month after his arrival in France. Topics covered include daily activities, moments such as embarcation and training camp, and Miller's thoughts and feelings during his military service.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2798/4 Military papers, 1918-1932
1 folder
MS05: Appointment and confirmation to First Lieutenant Signal Reserve Corps Aviation section, (02/1918); special orders number 31, appointment of First Lieutenant, (02/06/1918); request for transfer and approval, (09/1918); special orders number 181, (09/09/1918); notice of tool shortage, (09/11/1918); assignment to the Flying Officers' school as a class "B" observer, (09/16/1918); permission to be absent from barracks, (09/17/1918); special orders number 52, assignment to Company B, 538th Engineers, (01/01/1919); surplus receipt, (03/31/1919); permission to be absent from camp (05/1919 and 06/1919); request for return to the United States, (06/16/1919); honorable discharge certificate, (08/08/1919); service record, (04/12/1932).
BOX-FOLDER MSS2798/5 Periodicals, 1919
1 folder
MS06: Two Paris Edition copies of The Chicago Tribune. Front-page headlines titled "Germans Surrender", (06/24/1919) and "If Hun crosses Rhine, U.S. Fights", (07/03/1919). Topics covered in the newspapers surround the official end of World War I, the Treaty of Versailles.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2798/6 Printed matter, 1918-1919
1 folder
MS07: Folies Bergere du Havre, official program (undated); menu celebrating their first service Chevron, (09/08/1918); handwritten receipt of seven Franco for June mess account (undated), receipt of supplies, (03/25/1919); (06/30/1919); handwritten list of tools on hand (undated); humorous story entitled "Life is a funny proposition" (undated).
Series II: Photographs
BOX-FOLDER MSS2798/7 Original photograph prints, 1917-1918
1 folder
PH01: Miller standing in front of a train [France] (undated).
PH02-PH03: Miller, 2nd from left, with 3 members of his unit, France (undated).
PH04: Miller shielding the sun from his eyes (undated).
PH05: Unknown building in France (undated).
PH06: Portrait of Miller in uniform (undated).
PH07: Miller's uncle, Howard Graves, 2nd from left, leaning out the window of a train (undated).
PH08: Portrait of Miller in uniform (undated).
PH09-PH10: Scenery in France (undated).
PH11: Horse-drawn carriage on the side of the road (undated).
PH12: Miller with his soon-to-be wife, Esther [1918].
PH13: Ewing sitting outside, in uniform (undated).
PH14: Portrait of Miller in uniform [1917].

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