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LeRoy Feay Thompson collection, 1918-2011

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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX-FOLDER MSS2195/1-3 Correspondence, 1918-1919
3 folders
Digital content available
MS01: 48 letters written from the veteran to his parents between 1918 and 1919; 2 letters from Blanche Fowler and Sue Campbell, friends of the veteran, to veteran's mother. Topics covered include cleanliness of training camp; food in the military; buying life insurance policy; duties of the Signal Corps; vaccinations; mistaken discharge; receiving Armour Comfort Box; trench radio training; movie lectures; personal finances; semaphore; trip to Washington, DC; gender relations; preparing to deploy overseas; washing socks and underwear; price of cigarettes in Europe; dividends from stocks; staying in hay loft; New Year’s Eve celebration in Europe; "cooties"; strong cheese in Europe; Époisses, France; Y.M.C.A.; Flavigny Radio School; getting deloused; receiving Christmas presents; eggs; descriptions of radio operations; magazines and books from Red Cross; drawing; and a New York Herald article about the American Expeditionary Force. Additionally, numerous letters have references to fellow soldiers, both at Fort Leavenworth and in France.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2195/5 Series II: Printed matter, undated
1 folder
Digital content available
MS02: Postcards from various European locations. Postcards document Époisses, France; Semur, France; the Vercingétorix monument; Château de Chastellux; Pierre-Perthuis, France; Château de Bourbilly; and various other scenes of early 20th century French communes and towns.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2195/6 Transcripts, 1918-1919
1 folder
Digital content available
MS03: Transcript of 50 letters written during veteran' s service during World War I.
Series II: Photographs
BOX-FOLDER MSS2195/7 Digital print, undated
1 folder
PH01: Man kneeling.
PH02: Two men on porch swing.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2904/1 Photocopy of photographic print, undated
1 folder
Digital content available
PH03: Thompson in uniform.
Series III: Computer File
BOX CDDVD236 Electronic file, September 5, 2011
1 CD
ID: AFC 2001/001/79821 CF01
CF01: Contains transcript (MS03) in MS Word format; printed matter (MS02) in JPEG and PDF format; photographs (PH01-PH02) in JPEG format.
BOX CDDVD508 Electronic file, undated
1 CD
ID: AFC 2001/001/79821 CF02
CF02: Contains photograph (PH03) in JPEG format.

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