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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1892-1951
Creator:
Withrow, Dorothy E.
Withrow, John A., 1882-1971
Extent: 2.2 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Dorothy E. Withrow collection of World War memorabilia documents the Withrow family's homefront activities during both World War I and World War II, as well as documenting the wars generally through propaganda, pamphlets, and publications. This collection is significant in that it provides perspective of those who were active in the war effort in Philadelphia, specifically through civil defense activities and bond sales.
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Dorothy E. Withrow collection of World War memorabilia
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Withrow, Dorothy E. Withrow, John A., 1882-1971
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 930
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.2 linear feet (5 boxes)
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1892-1951
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The Dorothy E. Withrow collection of World War memorabilia documents the Withrow family's homefront activities during both World War I and World War II, as well as documenting the wars generally through propaganda, pamphlets, and publications. This collection is significant in that it provides perspective of those who were active in the war effort in Philadelphia, specifically through civil defense activities and bond sales.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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Withrow, Dorothy E. Withrow, John A., 1882-1971 United States. Office of Civilian Defense.
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Memorabilia Pamphlets Publications (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1908-1950
(Bulk: 1917-1919)
Creator:
Williams, Herbert S., 1881-1950
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
This collection is principally composed of correspondence from U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Lieutenant Colonel Herbert S. Williams (1881-1950) to his family members, and in particular his sister Emily, nicknamed "Bon." The bulk of these letters were written during Williams's service in the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces over the following periods: 1908 to 1909, in which Williams was stationed in Cuba and Fort Myer, Texas; 1916-1917, in which he was deployed to Mexico as part of the Mexican Expedition; and 1917 to 1919, in which he was deployed to Europe during World War I with the 12th Field Artillery Regiment. The collection also contains some limited correspondence from Williams to family members after his retirement and up to his death in 1950, as well as some official communications relating to his military service. This collection may best serve researchers interested in family correspondence during military deployment.
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Herbert S. Williams papers
creator
Williams, Herbert S., 1881-1950
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1416
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1908-1950
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1917-1919
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This collection is principally composed of correspondence from U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Lieutenant Colonel Herbert S. Williams (1881-1950) to his family members, and in particular his sister Emily, nicknamed "Bon." The bulk of these letters were written during Williams's service in the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces over the following periods: 1908 to 1909, in which Williams was stationed in Cuba and Fort Myer, Texas; 1916-1917, in which he was deployed to Mexico as part of the Mexican Expedition; and 1917 to 1919, in which he was deployed to Europe during World War I with the 12th Field Artillery Regiment. The collection also contains some limited correspondence from Williams to family members after his retirement and up to his death in 1950, as well as some official communications relating to his military service. This collection may best serve researchers interested in family correspondence during military deployment.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1910s
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Williams, Herbert S., 1881-1950 United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. United States. Army. Veterinary Corps.
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Correspondence
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1865-1976
Creator:
Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945
Extent: 39 boxes (+ one map drawer)
One third of the collection comprises correspondence, including exchanges with professional colleagues and clients as well as a few family members. With the exception of a substantial group of letters written by Cret to his wife while serving in World War I, there is little personal material. None of the correspondence files contains comprehensive representation of the transactions of Cret and/or his firm on any given project. The remainder of the Papers includes writings by Cret, project and teaching materials (incomplete), notes, biographical material, and photographs.
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Paul Philippe Cret papers
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Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 295
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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39 boxes (+ one map drawer)
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1865-1976
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One third of the collection comprises correspondence, including exchanges with professional colleagues and clients as well as a few family members. With the exception of a substantial group of letters written by Cret to his wife while serving in World War I, there is little personal material. None of the correspondence files contains comprehensive representation of the transactions of Cret and/or his firm on any given project. The remainder of the Papers includes writings by Cret, project and teaching materials (incomplete), notes, biographical material, and photographs.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945
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Correspondence Photographs Writings (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1914-1988
Creator:
Williams, Richard Norris, II, 1891-1968
Extent: 1.7 linear feet (5 boxes)
Richard Norris Williams 2nd (1891-1968) served in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d’Honneur. Later he became the President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. His collection, dating from 1914 to 1968, documents his personal experience in the War as well as a broad view of the entire conflict through collected letters, diary entries, clippings, newspapers, leaflets, photographs and memorabilia.
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R. Norris Williams collection of World War I material
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Williams, Richard Norris, II, 1891-1968
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 956
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.7 linear feet (5 boxes)
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1914-1988
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Richard Norris Williams 2nd (1891-1968) served in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d’Honneur. Later he became the President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. His collection, dating from 1914 to 1968, documents his personal experience in the War as well as a broad view of the entire conflict through collected letters, diary entries, clippings, newspapers, leaflets, photographs and memorabilia.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Williams, Richard Norris, II, 1891-1968 Harbord, James G., (James Guthrie), 1866-1947
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Diaries Leaflets (printed works) Newspapers Photographs
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