The Resource Charles L. White diary

Charles L. White diary

Label
Charles L. White diary, 1918-1919
Title
Charles L. White diary
Inclusive dates
1918-1919
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection consists of a World War I diary, a photograph, and other items from Charles L. White, ranging from 1918 to 1919, during World War I. The diary contains White's account of military life, including trials of army life in France, specifically mentioning the food, weather, and living conditions. There are also a photocopy and a typed transcript copy of the diary, as well as a small photograph, positive print and negative, of a soldier, a document to his mother, and a French war bond advertisement, found in the back of the diary
Biographical or historical data
Charles L. White grew up in Elkhart, Indiana. He served as a private in Co. E or G, Third Indiana Battalion, U. S. Army during World War I. Upon returning from France in 1919, he was stationed at Camp Devens at Ayer, Massachusetts. According to his diary he was a school teacher and hoped to pursue that career further out east after the war.Sources:Items in the collection.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Charles L
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  • White, Charles L
  • Teachers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Charles L. White diary
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2955
Instantiates
Note
  • Material Specific Details: Folder 1.1918 Sept. 5-1919 Feb. 18 Charles L. White's World War I diarycirca 1918Photograph of unidentified soldiercirca 1918Photographic negative of two soldiers holding a ladder 1919 Jan. 3Paper addressed to "Dear Mother" with financial figuresCirca 1910sFrench war bond advertisement Summary of the entries in Charles L. White's diary1918 Sept. 5At Rolampont The Marne (France) regarding comment about army, purchases of food and activities.1918 Sept. 8Near Gondrecourt, France regarding food1918 Sept. 9Near Gondrecourt, France regarding weather. Describes visit to French airdrome. Discusses rumors about the war.1918 Sept. 10Near Gondrecourt, France regarding move toward Toul sector in Vosges Mts. Describes food.1918 Sept. 12At Meuse, Saint Germain regarding description of "Cossack post" at "wine joint" and glow from burning of Metz. Mentions drive toward Metz. Describes meal and French family. Speaks of American Aviation field and "Liberty Motor", and mentions scarcity of "Bosche" planes.1918 Sept. 13Mentions artillery and weather.1918 Sept. 17In the woods north of Vaubecourt regarding weather, food, artillery, march, Colonel Cavenaugh and Lt. Colonel Coburn. Discusses procedure for getting permission to "fall out" during march. Names guns.1918 Sept. 18Autographs1918 Sept. 20In dugout support trench near Aubreville regarding reactions to first encounter with shrapnel fire. Describes dugout.1918 Sept. 21Same place regarding false gas alarm and enemy fire.1918 Sept. 24In trench near Aubreville regarding heavy artillery fire, gas alarms, food, and French.1918 Oct. 7U.S. Army Hospital #3, Nubecourt Meuse describing battle, killed and wounded.1918 Oct. 10Evacuation Hospital,Souilly regarding trip from Hospital #3, American Red Cross, and Bosche prisoners.1918 Oct. 17Evacuation Hospital, #24 Mesves regarding weather1918 Oct. 25Mesves regarding book.1918 Oct. 29Mesves sur Loire regarding illness and food.1918 Dec. 4Near St. Aignan (Meher) regarding food.1918 Dec. 4"Y" Flatfoot Camp regarding German arms souvenir.1918 Dec. 5Y Flatfoot Camp regarding food, discussion of security of America, and changes to come.1918 Dec. 6Same place regarding search for overcoat in Black Companies, food, and reading material.1918 Dec. 8Same place regarding duties of sick soldiers.1918 Dec. 9Same place regarding difference between treatment of officers and men.1918 Dec. 10"Y" Flatfoot Camp regarding quarantine for diphtheria.1918 Dec. 15"Y", same place regarding reason for quarantine, food, arrest of mess officer.1918 Dec. 16"Y",same place regarding food and weather1918 Dec. 17"Y" same place regarding food and M.P.'s1918 Dec. 21"Y" same place regarding food, insects and rumor of evacuation.1918 Dec. 22Farm house near camp, Mehers regarding food. Describes furnishings. Mentions (church) service.1918 Dec. 30Same place regarding food, illness, and hardships.1918 Dec. 31Same place regarding food and unjust punishments.1919 Jan. 4Saint Aignan regarding formation of Co. 451 "cooty baths", and preparations to leave for port.1919 Jan. 7Same place regarding war risk (insurance?) and food.1919 Jan. 10Saint Nazaire Camp #2 regarding illness and medicine, trip, food.1919 Jan. 16Same place regarding inspection, showers, entertainment, and eulogy for Roosevelt.1919 Jan. 17Same place regarding description of French boys and description of funeral service for American soldiers and graveyard.1919 Jan. 20On board U.S.S. Mongolia in Bay of Biscay regarding church service and attendance at movie for German prisoners. Mentions songs sung. Speaks of preparations for boarding ship, food and "colored soldier band", and names tunes played.1919 Jan. 22On board Mongolia regarding trip across the Atlantic. Gives statistics on speed and miles covered, etc. Mentions name of magazines and discusses1919 Jan. 29"Soldier articles".1919 Jan. 30S.S. Mongolia, Hoboken, N.J. regarding welcoming celebration.1919 Feb. 3 Camp Merritt, N.J. regarding trip from Hoboken, food, K.P. duty, decootyizer", and other to activities. Mentions seeing "bum" war movie in New York.1919 Feb. 51919 Feb. 12-18 Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass regarding trip from Camp Merritt, regarding activities, trip to Boston and Jewish Welfare Board Entertainment, statistics on prisoners taken and casualties. He mentions he is going to Booth Tarkington's. "Seventeen" at the Liberty Theatre.Folder 2. Photocopy of White's diary and transcript of White's diary entries
  • Processing Information: Collection processing completed in May 2006 by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. EAD finding aid created 2016/05/25 by Bethany Fiechter. Collection and EAD finding aid processed with additional notes on 2017/12/14 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2018/02/16 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21389311
Extent
0.02 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation of 1977/02/05 by Earle D. Bragdon.
System control number
(OCoLC)1029354590
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 folders
Label
Charles L. White diary
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2955
Note
  • Material Specific Details: Folder 1.1918 Sept. 5-1919 Feb. 18 Charles L. White's World War I diarycirca 1918Photograph of unidentified soldiercirca 1918Photographic negative of two soldiers holding a ladder 1919 Jan. 3Paper addressed to "Dear Mother" with financial figuresCirca 1910sFrench war bond advertisement Summary of the entries in Charles L. White's diary1918 Sept. 5At Rolampont The Marne (France) regarding comment about army, purchases of food and activities.1918 Sept. 8Near Gondrecourt, France regarding food1918 Sept. 9Near Gondrecourt, France regarding weather. Describes visit to French airdrome. Discusses rumors about the war.1918 Sept. 10Near Gondrecourt, France regarding move toward Toul sector in Vosges Mts. Describes food.1918 Sept. 12At Meuse, Saint Germain regarding description of "Cossack post" at "wine joint" and glow from burning of Metz. Mentions drive toward Metz. Describes meal and French family. Speaks of American Aviation field and "Liberty Motor", and mentions scarcity of "Bosche" planes.1918 Sept. 13Mentions artillery and weather.1918 Sept. 17In the woods north of Vaubecourt regarding weather, food, artillery, march, Colonel Cavenaugh and Lt. Colonel Coburn. Discusses procedure for getting permission to "fall out" during march. Names guns.1918 Sept. 18Autographs1918 Sept. 20In dugout support trench near Aubreville regarding reactions to first encounter with shrapnel fire. Describes dugout.1918 Sept. 21Same place regarding false gas alarm and enemy fire.1918 Sept. 24In trench near Aubreville regarding heavy artillery fire, gas alarms, food, and French.1918 Oct. 7U.S. Army Hospital #3, Nubecourt Meuse describing battle, killed and wounded.1918 Oct. 10Evacuation Hospital,Souilly regarding trip from Hospital #3, American Red Cross, and Bosche prisoners.1918 Oct. 17Evacuation Hospital, #24 Mesves regarding weather1918 Oct. 25Mesves regarding book.1918 Oct. 29Mesves sur Loire regarding illness and food.1918 Dec. 4Near St. Aignan (Meher) regarding food.1918 Dec. 4"Y" Flatfoot Camp regarding German arms souvenir.1918 Dec. 5Y Flatfoot Camp regarding food, discussion of security of America, and changes to come.1918 Dec. 6Same place regarding search for overcoat in Black Companies, food, and reading material.1918 Dec. 8Same place regarding duties of sick soldiers.1918 Dec. 9Same place regarding difference between treatment of officers and men.1918 Dec. 10"Y" Flatfoot Camp regarding quarantine for diphtheria.1918 Dec. 15"Y", same place regarding reason for quarantine, food, arrest of mess officer.1918 Dec. 16"Y",same place regarding food and weather1918 Dec. 17"Y" same place regarding food and M.P.'s1918 Dec. 21"Y" same place regarding food, insects and rumor of evacuation.1918 Dec. 22Farm house near camp, Mehers regarding food. Describes furnishings. Mentions (church) service.1918 Dec. 30Same place regarding food, illness, and hardships.1918 Dec. 31Same place regarding food and unjust punishments.1919 Jan. 4Saint Aignan regarding formation of Co. 451 "cooty baths", and preparations to leave for port.1919 Jan. 7Same place regarding war risk (insurance?) and food.1919 Jan. 10Saint Nazaire Camp #2 regarding illness and medicine, trip, food.1919 Jan. 16Same place regarding inspection, showers, entertainment, and eulogy for Roosevelt.1919 Jan. 17Same place regarding description of French boys and description of funeral service for American soldiers and graveyard.1919 Jan. 20On board U.S.S. Mongolia in Bay of Biscay regarding church service and attendance at movie for German prisoners. Mentions songs sung. Speaks of preparations for boarding ship, food and "colored soldier band", and names tunes played.1919 Jan. 22On board Mongolia regarding trip across the Atlantic. Gives statistics on speed and miles covered, etc. Mentions name of magazines and discusses1919 Jan. 29"Soldier articles".1919 Jan. 30S.S. Mongolia, Hoboken, N.J. regarding welcoming celebration.1919 Feb. 3 Camp Merritt, N.J. regarding trip from Hoboken, food, K.P. duty, decootyizer", and other to activities. Mentions seeing "bum" war movie in New York.1919 Feb. 51919 Feb. 12-18 Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass regarding trip from Camp Merritt, regarding activities, trip to Boston and Jewish Welfare Board Entertainment, statistics on prisoners taken and casualties. He mentions he is going to Booth Tarkington's. "Seventeen" at the Liberty Theatre.Folder 2. Photocopy of White's diary and transcript of White's diary entries
  • Processing Information: Collection processing completed in May 2006 by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. EAD finding aid created 2016/05/25 by Bethany Fiechter. Collection and EAD finding aid processed with additional notes on 2017/12/14 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2018/02/16 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21389311
Extent
0.02 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation of 1977/02/05 by Earle D. Bragdon.
System control number
(OCoLC)1029354590
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 folders

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