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World War I German Soldiers Album Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 04-exws_wwi
Collection contains three photograph albums and a scrapbook. Two photograph albums belonged to unidentified German soldiers in World War I, and contain images from approximately 1911-1918. Photograph album of Paul Hohendorn, a medical officer on the Eastern Front in World War I, with label naming Albert Borowski and a handwritten note, "Onkel, Paul im Kriegseinsatz Ost 1914/18". Accordion spine scrapbook, "Meine Stationer als Soldat im Weltkrieg 1914-1918." Scrapbook belonged to Paul Pommer, a resident of Hesse, Germany, and documents his time as a German soldier in the first World War through his correspondence with family and friends. Contents include photographs, postcards, clippings, letters and telegrams.

Dates

  • 1911-1918

Creator

Extent

4 Volumes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by WMU Special Collections in February 2015 from F.A. Bernett Books of Boston.

Related Materials

Materials digitized and available for viewing in the digital collection, World War I and World War II: Personal Narratives.

Creator

Title
Inventory of the World War I German Soldiers Album Collection
Status
in_progress
Author
Marianne Swierenga
Date
2018-02-21
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Waldo Library, Special Collections
Western Michigan University Libraries
1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 US
(269) 387-5221