World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Letters and papers of the Coffin Family of Bangor, Me. Includes letters between Harold W. and Grace Bristol Coffin and their children, and a number of manuscripts written by Harold W. Coffin.
0887 Dr. Frederick Martin interviewed by Sarah Jane Adamski, November 29, 1974, York, Maine. Martin tells of his childhood in York and career as a chemist; his education, notably taking two extra years of high school to learn Latin and French in order to attend college; working for the Goodrich Company 1917-1952; footwear and the naming of the zipper; working with observation balloons during WWI; and recollections of York circa 1900. Text: 21 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0857 1 hour.
Letters from a soldier during World War I to his family. Included also are a newspaper clipping about Philip Libby being wounded in France, a letter from the Regimental Commander praising the work of the First Gas Regiment, and a letter written while he was working with the Donnacona Paper Company in Canada in 1921.
Collection contains 19 volumes compiled by Wayland Towner documenting his life history from his years as a student at the University of Maine until his retirement in 1961 from a long career in public relations and fund raising. It includes letters, photographs, publications and other documents with Towner's candid narrative of events represented. Of particular interest are Towner's letters to his parents while he was serving in Scotland and France during World War I.
Scrapbook, 1917-1918, compiled by Waring while he was stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia, a military training camp. Includes memorabilia and photographs of camp life as well as copies of "The Bayonet," the camp newspaper.
Records of the William Tell Club, a private hunting and social club on Spencer Pond near Maine's Moosehead Lake. It also contains a small group of papers of George T. and Mabel Bain, parents of the collection's donor.