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William Hurn, Jr., collection, 1917-2014

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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/1 Biographical information, 2014
1 folder
MS10: Biographical sketch of the veteran written by the donor.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/2 Civilian papers, 1922-1923
1 folder
MS01: Essay, "Pessimism and optimism. Their affect on their surroundings," and untitled sermon on doing good works.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/3 Civilian papers, 1921-1925
1 folder
MS02: Boy Scouts of America assistant scoutmaster card (April 21, 1921), death certificate (May 1925).
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/4 Clippings, 1918
1 folder
MS03: Brief article about Hurn's duties as a signal electrician (n.d.); letter from Hurn to the newspaper regarding life in the Army (n.d.); correspondence from Hurn about a fellow soldier who was wounded (n.d.); "Year 1918 one of the most momentous in world's history," Cincinnati Enquirer (12/29/1918).
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/5 Correspondence, 1917-1922
1 folder
MS04: Correspondence from Hurn to his parents and sister. Topics covered include: experiences at St. Mihiel; transfer to the telegraph office; gifts for family; letters from family; the armistice and looking forward to being a civilian again; daily life while billeted in private homes; food; laundry; Christmas celebrations at Eden Seminary.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/6 Correspondence, 1919-1923
1 folder
MS05: Letters to and from unidentified friends. Topics covered include: wishes; Christmas and faith.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/7 Creative works, 1917
1 folder
MS06: Poem about daily life on duty (08/27/1918); Poem about serving in each branch of the military (n.d.); sheet music for the song "Casey" (n.d.).
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/8 Diaries and journals, 1923
1 folder
MS07: Contains brief notes on daily life.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/9 Military papers, 1917-1919
1 folder
MS08: Enlistment certificate, discharge certificate, promotion certificates, selective service registration card, Army signal school graduation card.
BOX CNSV Military papers, 1918-1919
1 box
MS09: Handwritten telegraph log with entries noting the weather, quality of circuits, the Armistice.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/10 Military papers, 1918-1919
1 folder
MS09: Notes written by the donor regarding three of the four authors of the telegraph log and a brief summary of the log.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/11 Printed matter, 1918-1919
1 folder
MS11: "Popular songs of the A.E.F." (1918); "The stuff that wins," by Dr. Luther H. Gulick (1918); "Der Kaiser im Feld" (1919).
Series II: Photographs
BOX-FOLDER MSS2598/12 Original photographic prints, 1917-1923
1 folder
PH01: Full length portrait of Hurn in uniform [1918].
PH02: Hurn in uniform, Camp Funston, Kansas [1917-1918].
PH03: Hurn in front of barracks, Camp Funston, Kansas [1917-1918].
PH04: Hurn in uniform [1917-1919].
PH05: Hurn in winter uniform [1917-1919].
PH06: Hurn in civilian attire, Cincinnati, Ohio [1917].
PH07: Photo postcard depicting a bread delivery truck, Camp Funston, Kansas [1917-1918].
PH08: Hurn with field radio or telegraph unit, possibly at Camp Funston, Kansas [1917-1918].
PH09: Hurn with two horses, Camp Funston, Kansas [1917-1918].
PH10: Composite photograph with two images of Hurn in uniform, possibly at Camp Funston, Kansas [1917-1918].
PH11-PH12: North Fairmont Monument honoring those who fought in World War I, Baltimore Pike Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio [1920-1925].

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