Walter Crane papers  1917-1919
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Title: Walter Crane papers
Creator: Backof, Ruth, b. 1898
Inclusive dates: 1917-1919
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract:
The Walter Crane papers contain 88 letters, 2 postcards, and 1 Christmas card written by Corporal Crane to Ruth Backof, a former high school classmate, while he served in the Machine Gun Company of the 138th Infantry Regiment during the First World War. He described his experiences in training at Camp Clark, Missouri, and Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma. Crane also reported extensively on his involvement in combat along the Western Front, including his service in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and on life in the trenches.

Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
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The University of Michigan
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