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WWI YMCA Service in Europe photograph album, 1914-1918

 File — Box: 1

Scope and Contents

49 leaves. Black cardboard; back cover missing; string binding extremely fragile; some leaves are loose. Contains approx. 285 black-and-white photographs, most of them glued or taped onto the album leaves, many are loose. Some with captions written in white pencil or directly printed onto photograph. Also contains approx. 99 postcards (two of which are significantly torn), 11 drawings (Clara is presumed to be the creator of these), and 9 clippings; inclusive dates are presumed to be roughly the same as the War. In addition to YMCA service in World War I, and the war in general, subjects include tourist sites and Chateaus in France. There are a few photos of African-American troops. Locations include Columbia University; London, England; the following places in France: Vitrey, Fayl-Billot, Nimes, Ancy-le-Franc, Ecommoy, Lille, Rheims, Rouen, Soisson, Versailles, Argonne, Normandy, Brittany, Bernay, Lens, Amiens, Verdun; Belgium; and Luxembourg.


  • Event: 1914-1918


Access to the Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.


1 Volumes : 49 leaves

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States