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Sara Furman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0316

Scope and Contents

One letter from Sara Furman and two letters from unknown male writers describe experiences during World War I. The 1918 letter written by Sara Furman documents her voyage to England. She describes her fellow passengers, primarily YMCA women, the small boat, and her accommodations and facilities. Other topics include a party and Thanksgiving dinner and social news. The other two letters are written to a Charles S. Hammond, who appears to have been a supply officer, from two members of the American Expeditionary Force. Both provide general information about the state of their units. The relationship between Sara Furman and Charles S. Hammond is unknown.

Dates

  • 1918 - 1919

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Extent

.08 Linear Feet (3 items (1 oversized folder))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Sara Furman served in France with the YMCA during World War I.

One letter from Sara Furman and two letters from unknown male writers describe experiences during World War I.

Arrangement Note

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased in 2004.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Beth Carmichael, April 2005.

Creator

Title
Sara Furman Collection
Author
Beth Carmichael
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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