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Frank Van Pelt collection, 1917-1931

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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX-FOLDER MSS2822/1 Correspondence, 1917-1919
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MS01: Letters by Van Pelt to his family while serving in the Army during World War I. Topics in the letters include camp and military life; references to personal relationships; short anecdotes about visits to federal prisons and food; weather; wheat; Germany; brief descriptions of visits to the front; YMCA and the Red Cross; family relations; and Van Pelt's thoughts regarding the military and war. Most letters span several days of writing.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2822/3 Memoirs, 1931
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MS02: An account written by Van Pelt about his service in the Army during World War I. Topics in the memoir include sentiments towards the war and draft; French society; descriptions of battles and skirmishes; radio/telegram duties; YMCA sentiments; short anecdotes; and a general overview of his two year military career.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2822/4 Memoirs, 1931
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MS03: A typed version of Van Pelt's account about his service in the Army during World War I. The transcription contains numerous copy editing changes.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2822/6 Military papers, 1919
1 folder
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MS04: Discharge certificate and enlisted record 04/29/1919; and pay receipts with correspondence from the Veterans Bureau 1929-1930.
Series II: Photographs
BOX-FOLDER MSS2822/7 Original photographic print, February 22, 1919
1 folder
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PH01: An image of a field removed from correspondence (MS01) dated 02/22/1919.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2822/8 Photocopy of photographic print, undated
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PH02: A portrait of Van Pelt wearing his Army uniform.

PH03: A portrait of Van Pelt wearing a suit.

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