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[148th American Squadron Album]

Description: Album containing photographs of World War I soldiers, many in uniform and posing near camps or airplanes. Writing on the cover says "Officers, 148th American Squadron."
Date: August 1918
Creator: Clay, Henry R., Jr.
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[1914 & Other Poems]

Description: Photographs of "1914 & Other Poems" by Rupert Brooke, held by UNT Special Collections. The first image, is of the inside of the book with a faint illustration of a man's profile, the second image the see-through brown piece of paper is turned over to cover the illustration but to reveal the title of the book. Although Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) died before ever seeing battle, he was renowned for his war sonnets. W.B. Yeats noted that Brooke was “handsomest young man of England,” a fact that may account for some of his fame. Educated at Cambridge, he became a thespian, scholar, and soldier. Brooke, commissioned in the Royal Navy, never got to see battle. He died in 1915 at sea from sepsis. An eerie photograph portrait of the author’s profile, dated 1913, appears opposite the title page in this edition. Following the title page with publisher information and the typical copyright statement, we encounter a brief biographical note listing Brooke’s education and war time experience. His five war sonnets, titled “1914,” became notable for their romantic and patriotic view of the war. As a young man, Brooke wrote poems and published in anthologies and periodicals; his first volume of poetry, simply titled Poems, appeared in 1911 and (according to a note printed in this edition of 1914 and Other Poems) was reprinted in 1913 and twice in 1915. The contents of this volume are separated into sections beginning with the war sonnets titled “1914” followed by “The South Seas” and finally “Other Poems.” The last page of the book lists where the book was printed and contains a small slip that is taped to the back page, which was to be affixed to the spine of the book. An original slip is glued on the spine with the title of …
Date: November 3, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

314th Aero Squadron, Stonehenge, England

Description: Panoramic photo of the 314th Aero Squadron which was stationed at Stonehenge during World War I. They wear the customary uniform of the American Expeditionary Forces, with most of the enlisted men wearing leg wraps or spiral puttees; the officers wear leather puttees. Printing on the front of image is "314th Aero Squardron, U.S. Air Service, Stonehenge, England, Nov.; 1918." Also, “Photo by Panora Ltd, 60 Doughty St. W.C. No. 3061.” Two people are identified in the photo. Fred Oscar Weinell is located on the back row, fourth in from the right. An “x” is marked over his head. 2nd Lt. Donald S. Mooney is located on the front row, 17th from the left. Third row from the bottom, first person on the left is Philip Reynolds Sweetman from Las Animas, Colorado.
Date: November 1918
Creator: Panora Ltd.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[36th National Guard Private's wool jacket, , World War I]

Description: Photographs of 36th National Guard Private's wool jacket from World War I, held by UNT Special Collections. This jacket was worn by George N. Rucker who was stationed at Camp Travis in San Antonio, Texas, during World War I. The first image shows an arrowhead patch with the "T" in the center represents the 36th infantry division of the Texas Army National Guard, which was made up of Texans and Oklahomans. The silver chevron patch lower on the sleeve represents stateside service of at least six months. A second silver chevron patch would have been added for an additional six months served, so we can tell that Rucker only served between six and eleven months. The red chevron near the shoulder represents honorable discharge. Image 2, front of wool jacket with two pockets on the top and bottom of each side and five buttons along the middle.
Date: December 12, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[4th Liberty Loan Honor Roll poster, World War I]

Description: Photograph of 4th Liberty Loan "Honor Roll" poster from World War I, held by UNT Special Collections. The poster has an illustration of a red framed flag at the top with four blue stripes down the middle. The words "Help our town win this flag" are in dark blue at the top. Under the flag is the title "4th Liberty Loan" in red. The bottom half of the poster has four columns of numbered lines numbering 1-100.
Date: December 23, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[After the Hike]

Description: Postcard image of five soldiers sitting down on a pile of scrap wood boards. One is pictured as wiping his face with a towel while three others are pictured holding one of their feet. Text above the image reads "After the hike". Handwritten text on the back is addressed to Miss Addie Wheeling.
Date: 1918
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
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America Goes Over [Part 1]

Description: First of 5 reels documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, with footage featuring shots of European soldiers fighting and the entrance of the United States into the war with soldiers being drafted and trained. It also includes cartoons by famous A.E.F. artist Wally.
Date: 1927~
Duration: 16 minutes 06 seconds
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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America Goes Over [Part 2]

Description: Second of 5 reels documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I with footage of American soldiers on various assignments in Europe, particularly the Meuse-Argonne battle.
Date: 1927~
Duration: 15 minutes 48 seconds
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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America Goes Over [Part 3]

Description: Third of 5 reels documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I with footage of U.S. soldiers at camps and during battles at various locations in Europe, including the Saint-Mihiel Offensive.
Date: 1927~
Duration: 20 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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America Goes Over [Part 4]

Description: Fourth of 5 reels documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, including footage of U.S. soldiers in France and the start of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
Date: 1927~
Duration: 17 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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America Goes Over [Part 5]

Description: Fifth of 5 reels documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I including general footage of U.S. soldiers in Europe as well as troops celebrating news of the November 11 cease-fire, and Joffre, Foch, Pershing, French, and other generals shaking hands.
Date: 1927~
Duration: 15 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[American Soldier Ballads, cover]

Description: Photograph of the cover of "American Soldier Ballads" by F.B. Camp, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover is dark yellow in color with the title at the top in red lettering.Under the title is an illustration of soldiers sitting or standing around a fire. This edition of Patriotic Toasts was published in 1917 by Forbes and Company in Chicago. Each page has a lithographic decorative blue border surrounding the printed text, and the dense cardboard cover contains a stoic depiction of Uncle Sam carrying an American flag, reinforcing the book’s self-proclaimed patriotism. The author, Fred Emerson Brooks, a popular 19th century poet, wrote several books of “toasts” – short poems likely meant to be read aloud in social gatherings. A notice in the back of this volume advertises Brooks’s other publications, including the comically titled Cream Toasts and Buttered Toasts, with a series of quotes from major newspapers attesting to Brooks’s sparkling wit. The collection of poems in this book captures the vigor of the American spirit at the time of its entry into World War I. Poems such as “Old Glory” and “Liberty’s Banner” are dense with the nationalist rhetoric that would eventually lose much of its appeal in the years to come. Other poems, like “To Our Own Good Germans,” exemplify the propagandizing attempts to vilify the people of Germany. When reading these poems, one can easily envision the host of a dinner party at the turn of the 20th century lifting his glass at the end of a spirited speech. This edition of Patriotic Toasts was published in 1917 by Forbes and Company in Chicago. Each page has a lithographic decorative blue border surrounding the printed text, and the dense cardboard cover contains a stoic depiction of Uncle Sam carrying an American flag, reinforcing the book’s …
Date: October 14, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Andrew J. Jensen's Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States]

Description: Discharge paper given to Andrew J. Jensen from the Army of the United States. The document states that Andrew was honorably discharged from his position of mechanic by reason of demobilization. Andrew's physical description follows, along with signatures from a commanding officer. Further biographical information is given on the back. Additionally, a piece of paper has been stapled on the back that was signed by the clerk of the county court in Wharton authenticating the document.
Date: 1919-06-26/1940-06-24
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Andrew Jensen Military Promotion

Description: Hand-written and printed document from the United States Army given to Andrew Jensen after a military promotion. At the very top of the document, there is a black and white illustration of an eagle amongst various symbolic elements that make up the particular emblem. It hovers over bold text and is enclosed in a gray cloud-like gray area. The document states that Andrew made the transition to corporal at Camp Travis in Texas. Crease lines can be seen both length-wise and width-wise.
Date: June 1, 1918
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Angelina County WW I. Memorial

Description: Photograph of a statue and memorial dedicated to residents of Angelina County who fought in World War I. The statue wears a military uniform, holds a gun at his side, and has his right hand raised in a fist. It says, "In grateful memory of our boys who gave their lives in the World War, 1917-1918, erected by the citizens of Angelina County, sponsored by Angelina Post No. 113 American Legion. Honor Roll: Capt. Hugh O'Keeffee Kendrick; Henry T. Dixon; Fred R. Lindsey; Curtis F. Seale; Frank W. Weeks; Lee Scalise; William L. Sanford; Milton D. Roy; DeWitt F. Penry; Daniel S. McDougald; John T. Hudson; Ernest H. Hardy; James F. Cunningham; Brittian Plez Cox; Edward L. Chancey; Robert J. Anderson; Henry Williams; C. Weaver Shofner."
Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Any Soldier to His Son, cover]

Description: Photograph of the cover of "Any Soldier to His Son" by George Willis, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover is grey, with the spine being darker. The title is in a silver frame on the top right, the lettering also in silver. In 1919, a collection of poems titled Any Soldier to His Son, authored by George Willis, was published by George Allen & Unwin LTD out of London. Although there is not much readily available biographical information on Willis, it is known that he was a soldier in the British army during World War I. The book itself is small, with an olive green cover designed by C.R.W. Nevinson but otherwise lacking illustrations other than the ornate publisher’s insignia on the title page. There is also no dedication or foreword, leaving the reader with little direction on how to read the book. However, the book concludes with a one-page advertisement for three other books of war poetry also published by George Allen & Unwin, including A Gallipoli Diary by Major Graham Gillam, another first-hand account of battle. Any Soldier to His Son contains eighteen poems, ranging in length but written primarily in rhyming couplets. Notable titles include “Any Soldier to His Son,” “To My Mate,” and “By Green Envelope,” addressed to the poet’s beloved wife. The subject matter of Willis’ poetry revolves around the experiences of a soldier, both during and after the war. Willis investigates the change in a soldier brought on by combat, and the book ends with “A Testament,” in which the soldier is asking for peace in death. In the progression of the poems, Willis is arguably imagining himself as a mouthpiece for all soldiers. Through his poetry, he seeks to help civilians better understand what it meant to be on the front lines …
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Armaments

Description: Copy negative of two pictures taken during World War I. The top picture is of a few hours ration of French 75s. The many artillery shells are organized into many piles in a field. The bottom picture is of several cannons lined up near a building and trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Armistice Day Parade

Description: Photograph of an Armistice Day Parade in Orange, Texas on November 11, 1918. In the foreground is an American flag covered vehicle. A large crowd is moving towards the top of the photograph. Within the crowd are uniformed men, individuals and families. On the bottom left hand corner are wooden beams.
Date: November 11, 1918
Partner: Heritage House Museum
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