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Abel, Henry J., 1890-1953. / [1918-1919, 1953, and 1964] Title: Henry J. Abel papers 1918-1919, 1953, and 1964.
Extent: 1 folder.
Abstract: Soldier from Big Rapids, Mich., member of 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes photocopies of clippings, certificates, and miscellanea.
Albers, George, 1891- / [1918-1919 and 1940-1945] Title: George Albers papers 1918-1919 and 1940-1945.
Extent: 11 items.
Abstract: Soldier from Holland, Mich., member of Co. I, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diary, 1918-1919; and papers, 1940-1945, of the Howard H. Pellegram Post No. 3734 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars concerning the men and activities of the Polar Bear Expedition.
Amos, Earl V. / [ 1918-1919] Title: Earl V. Amos papers / 1918-1919
Extent: 109 MB [18 digital files]
Abstract: Papers of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Anderson, Godfrey J., d. 1981. / [undated] Title: Goodfrey J. Anderson papers undated.
Extent: 1 volume (86 pages)
Abstract: "The 337th field hospital in north Russia, 1918-1919," a reminiscence of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Andrews, Ernest Oliver.  / [1918-1950s] Title: Ernest Oliver Andrews papers 1918-1950s bulk 1918-1919
Extent: 0.1 linear feet and 70 digital files
Abstract: Papers of a soldier with the 339th Infantry in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Arkins, Edwin L. / [1918-1922] Title: Edwin L. Arkins diary and scrapbook 1918-1922.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Soldier from Hart, Mich., member of Co. C, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes shorthand diary with newspaper clippings attached concerning the activities of the Polar Bear Expedition.
Babicki, Andrew.  / [1916-1936] Title: Andrew Babicki collection 1916-1936
Extent: 0.5 linear feet and 3 outsize folders.
Abstract: Collected papers documenting the role of Michigan in World War I, including the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Bahr, Golden C., 1887-1919. / [1918-1919] Title: Golden C. Bahr papers 1918-1919.
Extent: 1 folder.
Abstract: Soldier from Copemish, Mich., member of 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes letter (Nov.13, 1918) to his parents (censored); photocopies of his military records and newspaper articles about him; photocopy of photograph of flowers and flag at his funeral; and photograph of his gravestone.
Bandemer, Paul A. / and undated] Title: Paul A. Bandemer papers 1917-1919 and undated.
Extent: 13 Digital Files, 9.5 MB
Abstract: Papers of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Bartels, Levi. / [1917-1919, 1978 and 2005] Title: Levi Bartels papers 1917-1919, 1978 and 2005.
Extent: 9.51 MB [13 digital files]
Abstract: Papers of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Bentley Historical Library. Polar Bear Project. / [1918-2008] Title: Bentley Historical Library Polar Bear Project collection 1918-2008
Extent: 0.2 linear feet.
Abstract: Documents and correspondence relating to some soldiers in the U.S. 339th Infantry and related units, who fought in northern Russia in 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Bigelow, John W., 1896-1918. / [1918-1919] Title: John W. Bigelow papers 1918-1919.
Extent: 8 items.
Abstract: Soldier from Copemish, Mich., member of Co. E, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes correspondence, certificates of recognition, and obituary concerning work of the Polar Bear Expedition; and photographs.
Billeau, Ewald H., 1890- / [Oct. 1918] Title: Ewald H. Billeau letter Oct. 1918.
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: Soldier from Petoskey, Mich. who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes a letter describing his experiences as sergeant in Co. A, 1st Battalion, 310th Engineers.
Bonnell, Jay H. / [1918-1919] Title: Jay H. Bonnell papers 1918-1919.
Extent: 1 v. and 4 items.
Abstract: Soldier from Bay City, Mich. who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes reminiscences and photograph album.
Boren, John. / [1919, 1957-1962] Title: John Boren papers 1919, 1957-1962.
Extent: 1 folder.
Abstract: Member of Co. A, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes clippings relating to the campaign, post cards of Archangel and France, and a YMCA Russian phrase book.
Broaddus, B. F. / [1918-1919] Title: B. F. Broaddus papers 1918-1919.
Extent: 12 items.
Abstract: Member of Co. I, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes newspaper clippings concerning the return of the 339th to Detroit, Michigan; pictures taken in Archangel; Thanksgiving menu and field order and miscellanea concerning activities of the Polar Bear expedition.
Bruce, E. D. / [1962 and 1964] Title: E. D. Bruce papers 1962 and 1964.
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: Member of Medical Corps, 310th Engineers, U.S. Army who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes letter and songs relating to the Polar Bear expedition to Archangel.
Buckler, Aldred S., d. 1963.  / [ca. 1918-1919 ] Title: Aldred S. Buckler photograph collection ca. 1918-1919
Extent: 2.14 MB [4 digital files].
Abstract: Soldier who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes photographs of Buckler in uniform.
Chriswell, Keith. / [1919] Title: Keith Chriswell papers 1919
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: Member of Co. F, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes a letter to his cousin, Mrs. Thomas Dittrich, describing in general terms his activities in Russia.
Clark, Rodger Sherman. / [1918-1919] Title: Rodger Sherman Clark papers 1918-1919.
Extent: 3 folders
Abstract: Member of Co. E, 310th Engineers, U.S. Army who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes correspondence and personal miscellanea concerning the Polar Bear Expedition.
Clock, John Percy. / [1919-2010] Title: John Percey Clock papers 1919-2010
Extent: 0.1 linear feet and 254 MB [4 digital files]
Abstract: Interview with transcription of John Percey Clock and Lawrence K. Montgomery of Charlevoix, Mich., who served in Company K, 339th Infantry, interviewed by John Robert Clock June 25, 1978. Also miscellaneous papers relating to Clock’s service and activities of the Polar Bear Association. The four interview files can be downloaded as s single zip file
Cogswell, Everett C.  / [1918] Title: Everett C. Cogswell postcards, 1918 October 3- November 22 1918
Abstract: Papers of a soldier who served as a cook in the 310th Engineer Regiment, Company B during the American intervention in North Russia, 1918-1920.
Colburn, Cleo M., 1895- / [1918-1919] Title: Cleo M. Colburn papers 1918-1919.
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Fruitport, Mich., member of Co. I, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes a diary, article from The Literary Digest, and newspaper clipping describing his combat experiences in Russia.
Crissman, John Sherman, 1896- / [1918-1919] Title: John Sherman Crissman papers 1918-1919.
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Detroit, Mich., member of Co. A, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes letters from home and diary concerning living conditions in the army and combat duty with the Polar Bear expedition.
Dawson, Robert / [undated] Title: In Bolshevik hands, 1918-1920
Abstract: Reminiscence of Robert Dawson, a soldier in the Royal Scots who served in Archangel, Russia, 1918-1919, and later taken prisoner by the Bolsheviks
Extent: 1 folder
Douma, Frank W., 1893-1976. / [1918-1919 and 1959] Title: Frank W. Douma diary 1918-1919 and 1959.
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Holland, Mich., member of Co. D, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes description of army life and battles of the Polar Bear campaign; also includes a reminiscence of a tour of Russia, 1959, with a teachers group.
Doumanian, Tatos. / [1919] Title: Tatos Doumanian certificate, 1919.
Extent: 1 item and 1 digital file
Abstract: Papers of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Duink, Harry. / [1918-1919] Title: Harry Duink papers 1918-1919.
Extent: 3 folders [120 digital files]
Abstract: Papers of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Dundon, Walter F., 1890- / [1929 and 1969] Title: Walter F. Dundon papers 1929 and 1969.
Extent: 2 folders
Abstract: Soldier from Frankfurt, Mich., member of Co. M, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diary and reminiscences relating to his trip to Russia in 1929 to recover the bodies of members of the Archangel Expedition killed and buried in the Soviet Union.
Elope. Mapping Section. / [1918] Title: [Maps of Archangel District, Russia] 1918
Extent: maps : col. ; 31 x 19 cm.
Abstract: Maps created for the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Ferguson, John W.. / [c.1919] Title: John W. Ferguson photo collection, ca. 1919.
Extent: 1 digital file 6.12mb
Abstract: Papers of a soldier in the Allied Intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collcetion consists of a single digitzed photo of Ferguson riding a horse in Russia.
Flaherty, Edward. / [1918-1919] Title: Edward Flaherty papers 1918-1919.
Extent: 2 folders
Abstract: Member of Co. H, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes field diary recounting the Polar Bear expedition and photographs of Archangel and members of the expedition.
Fleming, Leroy Vincent, 1895-1975. / [1918-1919] Title: Leroy Vincent Fleming papers 1918-1919
Extent: 1 folder and 1 outsize folder and 27 digitla files
Abstract: Papers and photograph of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Frisbie, Nora G., collector. / [1918-1982 (scattered dates)] Title: Nora G. Frisbie papers 1918-1982 (scattered dates)
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Her uncle, Robert Granville served as a sergeant, 337th Field Hospital in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes two papers, 1982, consisting of typescripts of letters of Robert Granville, written while in military training at Camp Custer, 1917-1918, and as a member of the Polar Bear expedition; also scattered clippings, and photograph.
Fulcher, Earl, 1892-1979. / [1919] Title: Earl Fulcher papers 1919
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Sanilac County, Mich., member of Co. H, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes typescript of his statement relating his experience as a prisoner of war and copies of his enlistment and discharge records.
Geltz, Albert E. / [1919] Title: Albert E. Geltz papers 1919.
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Detroit, Mich., member of Co. H, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes list of members of Co. H; and miscellanea relating to the Polar Bear expedition.
Gitzen, Albert Joseph. / [1917-919] Title: Albert Joseph Gitzen papers 1919.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet, 1 oversize folder
Abstract: Papers of Corporal Albert Joseph Gitzen, resident of Houghton, Mich., member of Co. A., 310th U.S. Engineers who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes Gitzen’s personal and military papers, as well as Company A records, printed materials, maps, and an armband.
Glassford, Harold T., 1903-1984. / [ca. 1900s-ca. 1940s] Title: Harold T. Glassford photograph collection ca. 1900s-ca. 1940s
Extent: 0.2 linear ft. and 2 oversize folders.
Abstract: Scrapbook of World War I-era photographs and post-war personal activities, includes snapshots from Polar Bear expedition to northern Russia after World War I; also photos of post-World War I military groups and activities.
Green, Fred Harrison.  / [1918] Title: Fred Harrison Green papers 1918
Extent: 2.97 MB [6 digital files]
Abstract: Letter of Fred Harrison Green, who served as a private in Company C, 310th Engineers, sent to Archangel, Russia at the end of World War I, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Green, Harold C.  / [1918-1919] Title: Harold C. Green diary 1918-1919
Extent: 1 folder. and 8 digitral files [8 digital files]
Abstract: Harold Green was a Mount Clemens, Michigan, optometrist who served with the U.S. Army 339th Medical Detachment during the American intervention at Archangel, Russia. This collection contains a typescript copy of his diary, containing generally brief entries describing his actions in Russia.
Grier, John William, 1892-1979.  / [1918-1919] Title: John William Grier photograph collection 1918-1919
Extent: 0.4 linear feet.
Abstract: Photograph collection of a soldier with the 167th Co., United States Army Transportation Corps, serving near Murmansk, Russia in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Heath, Alex.  / [1918-1919] Title: Alex Heath photograph collection. 1918-1919
Extent: 1 envelope.
Abstract: Member of 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes photographs of military facilities and prisoners.
Heath, Alex, collector. / [1919?] Title: Lines of communications (Dvina) station chart. [1919?]
Extent: 1 map : ms., col. ; 34 x 22 cm.
Abstract: Map created by a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Henkelman, William, 1894- / [192-?] Title: This being a suppliment [sic] of the Barracks bladder, of Co. B 339th Inf. ... / drawn by Wm. Henkelman. [192-?]
Extent: 1 map : ms., col. ; on sheet 46 x 61 cm.
Abstract: Map created by a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Jenks, Stillman Visscher, 1895-1919.  / [1918?] Title: Stillman Visscher Jenks photograph collection 1918?
Extent: 1 envelope
Abstract: Member of 339th U.S. Infantry who was killed during the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes a portrait of Jenks.
Jung, Frank Richard.  / [1919] Title: Frank Richard Jung photograph collection 1919
Extent: 2 outsize folders
Abstract: Member of the 168th Co. Transportation Corps who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes group portraits of units of the 168th Company Transportation Corps, who served with the Polar Bear Expedition.
Katz, Henry. / [1919] Title: Henry Katz papers 1919
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from New York City, N.Y., member of Medical Detachment, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes summary of his activities and military orders relating to his service in the Polar Bear expedition to Archangel.
Kean, James E. / [1918-1919] Title: James E. Kean photograph collection, 1918-1919
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Copies of photographs and other documents of James E. Kean, who served with the 167th Company Transportation Corps, sent to Murmansk, Russia at the end of World War I, part of the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Kiel, Frank Burdette. / [1917-1923] Title: Frank Burdette Kiel papers 1917-1923
Extent: 5 folders
Abstract: Engineer with the Fargo Engineering Company of Jackson, Mich. Collection includes correspondence relating to his professional activities with the U.S. Nitrate Plant in Muscle Shoals, Alabam; include copy of letter, Nov.1918, from W. C. Giffels, discussing construction work in Russia as part of the Polar Bear expedition.
Lauer, Frank E.  / [1918-1919] Title: Frank E. Lauer papers 1918-1919
Extent: 52.9 MB [211 digital fies].
Abstract: Papers of a soldier with the 339th Infantry in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Lewis, Charles E.  / [1917-1958 (scattered dates)] Title: Charles E. Lewis papers 1917-1958 (scattered dates)
Extent: 0.2 linear ft. and 1 outsize folder
Abstract: Lawyer in Detroit, Mich., who served as adjutant and judge advocate in the U.S. 339th Infantry during the Allied Intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes biographical and genealogical information, family correspondence, a history of the Manchester, Mich., High School class of 1907; war diary, July-Nov. 1918; correspondence, financial material and memorabilia relating to his war service and veterans' activities; and photographs.
Lilly, Albert John.  / [1918-1919] Title: Albert Lilly photograph collection 1918-1919
Extent: 1 volume and 1 DVD-video.
Abstract: Photograph collection of a soldier with the 310th U.S. Engineers, serving near Archangel, Russia in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Lyttle, Alfred.  / [1918-1919] Title: Alfred Lyttle, 1918-1919
Extent: 2,6 GB, [94 files]
Abstract: Papers of a soldier with the 310th Infantry in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Macalla, Michael J. / [1918-1956] Title: Michael J. Macalla papers 1918-1956
Extent: 0.4 linear ft.
Abstract: Member of Co. G, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition" and officer in the Polar Bear Association. Collection includes papers on the committee sent to Russia in 1929, to recover the bodies of men slain during the expedition, including material on their reinterment in White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Michigan, and the dedication of the Polar Bear monument.
Matuszewski, Walter C. / [1919] Title: Walter C. Matuszewski photograph collection 1919
Extent: 360 MB [2 digital files]
Abstract: Walter C. Matuszewski served as a private in Company G, 339th Infantry, during the American intervention at Archangel, Russia, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Group portrait of Company G, 339th U.S. Infantry taken at Brest, France, June 1919.
McGrath, Frank J. / [1918-1919] Title: Frank J. McGrath photograph album 1918-1919
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Papers of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
McKenzie, Walter I. (Walter Ingles), 1888-1962. / [1918-1945] Title: Walter I. McKenzie Polar Bear Expedition papers 1918-1945
Extent: 19 folders and 1 oversize folder
Abstract: Detroit attorney who served in 1918 and 1919 with the 339th U.S. Infantry during the American intervention in Archangel, Russia, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Selections from McKenzie's papers including correspondence, photographs, and other items relating to service in Polar Bear Expedition to northern Russia.
McMenamy, Patrick Vincent, 1894-1965. / [1918-1919 and 1990s] Title: Patrick Vincent McMenamy photograph collection 1918-1919 and 1990s
Extent: 1 folder.
Abstract: Born in St. Louis, Mo., member of Company D, U.S. 339th Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
McPhail, Hugh D. / [1918-1957] Title: Hugh D. McPhail papers 1918-1957
Extent: .4 linear ft. (4 v. and 2 folders)
Abstract: Soldier from Petoskey, Mich., member of Co. A, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes scrapbooks, orders, citations, casualty lists, and field message book.
Merrill, Howard E.  / [1917-1924] Title: Howard E. Merrill papers 1917-1924
Extent: 0.4 linear
Abstract: Papers of a Y.M.C.A. volunteer depicting events following the 1917 October Revolution in Russia, POW camps in Germany, and relief work among Russian refugees in 1920-1924.
Michigan Historical Collection / [1918-1919] Title: Michigan Historical Collections Polar Bear Expediction photograph collection 1918-1919
Extent: 1 folder.
Abstract: The Michigan Historical Collections Polar Bear Expedition Photograph Collection includes images relating to the American intervention in north Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition." The provenance of most of the photographs has been lost and therefore these images have been grouped together by subject into an artificial accumulation.
Minard, Fred E.  / [1918-1919] Title: Fred E. Minard photograph collection 1918-1919
Extent: 0.2 linear feet and 296 MB [187 digital files].
Abstract: Photograph collection of a soldier with the 168th Co., United States Army Transportation Corps, serving near Murmansk, Russia in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Moore, Joel Roscoe, 1879- / [1917-1929, 1940, and 1949-1952] Title: Joel Roscoe Moore papers 1917-1929, 1940, and 1949-1952.
Extent: 9 folders
Abstract: Soldier from LaCrosse, Wisc.., captain of Co. M, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes miscellaneous citations, orders, and correspondence relating to his activities with the Polar Bear regiment; also photographs.
Nicke, Herbert Henry.  / [1918] Title: Herbert Henry Nicke and Mabel Delia Brown Nicke photograph collection 1918
Extent: 2.5 MB [9 digital files].
Abstract: Photograph collection of a soldier in the U.S. 340th Ambulance Company during World War I and his future wife who served as secretary of the YMCA Michigan Hut at Conlie (Sarthe), France.
Nordman, Ethol Fred, 1896-1981. / [ca. 1917-ca. 1924 and 1968] Title: Ethol Fred Nordman photograph collection ca. 1917-ca. 1924 and 1968
Extent: 1 v. and 1 outsize folder.
Abstract: Soldier from Ann Arbor, Mich., member of 337th Field Hospital who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes photographs taken during training at Camp Custer, Michigan and while in Russia; also photos of Michigan National Guard troops at Camp Grayling, Michigan; and photographs of the Nordman family in Ann Arbor, and of the Merchants Delivery Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
North Russia Expeditionary Force. Mapping Section. / [1918?] Title: [Maps of Archangel District, Russia], 4th ser. [1918?]
Extent: 9 maps : col. ; 27 x 35 cm.
Abstract: Maps created for the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
O'Brien, James F. / [1918-1945] Title: James F. O'Brien papers 1918-1945
Extent: 24.6 MB [14 digital files]
Abstract: Digital copies of materials relating to the military service of James F. O'Brien, who served as 2nd lieutenant in Company E, 339th Infantry, sent to Archangel, Russia at the end of World War I, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
O'Dell, Frederick C. (Frederick Charles) / [1918-1919] Title: Frederick C. O'Dell Papers 1918-1919
Extent: 185 maps, 59 architectural drawings, 0.2 linear ft., and 1 oversize photograph
Abstract: Master engineer of 1st Battalion, 310th U.S. Army Engineers, in charge of the Army Topographical Office in Archangel, Russia during the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes maps, architectural drawings, photographs, and miscellanea relating to the work of the 310th Engineers in Russia. Architectural drawings include plans for buildings and fortifications.
Odjard, Otto Arthur. / [1918-1919] Title: Otto Arthur Odjard papers 1918-1919
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Detroit, Mich., captain of Co. A, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes letters from Edmund Ironside, commanding officer of the Allied expedition and miscellaneous citations and decorations concerning activities of the Polar Bear expedition; also photographs.
Parrish, Silver. / [1918-1919] Title: Silver Parrish diary 1918-1919
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Bay City, Mich., member of Co. B, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diaries which give an account of his service in Russia with the Polar Bear expedition, including sympathetic references to the Bolsheviks.
Pepin, George E. / [1918-1919] Title: George E. Pepin papers 1918-1919
Extent: 1 folder [46 digital files]
Abstract: Typescript of diary of Pepin's military service.
Peterson, John A. / [1918-1960] Title: John A. Peterson papers 1918-1919
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Papers of a soldier with the 339th Infantry in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Piers, John J., 1892-1970. / [1918-1919] Title: John J. Piers diary 1918-1919
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Member of Co. D, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes transcript of his diary describing his experiences in Russia.
Polar Bear Association.  / [1930] Title: Polar Bear Association photograph collection 1930
Extent: 1 envelope
Abstract: Photographs of memorial ceremonies at the Polar Bear Memorial in White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Michigan.
Porzondek, Anthony B. / [1919] Title: Anthony B. Porzondek photograph collection, 1919
Extent: 29.1 MB [1 digital file]
Abstract: Group photograph of the 339th Infantry at Camp Devens, Mass., July 14, 1919, collected by Anthony B. Porzondek, who served with Company I, 339th Infantry, sent to Archangel, Russia at the end of World War I, part of the "Polar Bear Expedition.""
Primm, Clarence J., 1886-1957. / [1918-1951] Title: Clarence J. Primm papers 1918-1951
Extent: 1 volume and 108 MB [1 digital file]
Abstract: Papers of a soldier with the 339th Infantry in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Ramsey, Leon, 1897- / [1917-1919 and 1960s?] Title: Leon Ramsey papers 1917-1919 and 1960s?
Extent: .2 linear ft.
Abstract: Soldier from Armada, Mich., member of Headquarters Company, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes correspondence describing his experiences in the army during training at Camp Custer, Mich., and during his service in Russia; also miscellanea, photographs, and a paper based on Ramsey's correspondence, probably written by John O. Ramsey.
Rasmussen, Martin. / [1918?] Title: Martin Rasmussen photograph collection 1918?
Extent: 3.19 MB [1 digital file]
Abstract: Scanned copy of photograph of Martin Rasmussen, who served in Headquarters Company, 339th U.S. Infantry, during the American intervention in North Russia, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Rasmussen, Roy Paul, 1893-1956. / [1918-1919 and undated] Title: Roy Paul Rasmussen papers 1918-1919 and undated
Extent: 1 folder and 545 MB {1 digital file, pdf]
Abstract: Soldier from Hart, Mich., member of Co. H, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diary, undated narrative, and newspaper clipping from the Hart Journal describing his military training at Fort Custer, Michigan, and his combat experience in Russia; also visual materials.
Riordan, C.E.  / [1919] Title: C.E. Riordan Papers 1919
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Papers of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Robins, F. George. / [1915-1919] Title: F. George Robins papers 1915-1919
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: Soldier from Port Huron, Mich., member of Co. B, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes letters describing primarily food and the weather.
Robinson, C. J.. / [1918] Title: C. J. Robinson photograph collection 1918
Extent: 1.81 MB [1 digital file]
Abstract: Scanned copy of photograph of C. J. Robinson, who served as private, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1916-1919, and served on HM Hospital Ship Kalyan, which transported injured troops from the Allied intervention at Archangel, Russia, to Britain.
Russell, Anton. / [1918-1919] Title: Anton Russell papers 1918-1919
Extent: 345 MB [35 digital files]
Abstract: Debriefing report and diary of Anton Russell, private in the 339th Infantry Medical Detachment, sent to Archangel, Russia at the end of World War I, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Russell, Carl A. / [1950 and undated] Title: Carl A. Russell papers 1950 and undated
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Cleveland, Ohio, member of 167th Transportation Corps who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes roster of members, transcript of military record, and miscellanea.
Ryan, Charles Brady, 1886-1933. / [1916-1919] Title: Charles Brady Ryan papers 1916-1919
Extent: 0.3 linear ft.
Abstract: Soldier from Detroit, Mich., member of Co.K, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diaries and correspondence relating to World War I, his military training, and experiences in Russia on the Polar Bear expedition.
Salchow, Hugo K. / [1919 and 1971] Title: Hugo K. Salchow papers 1919 and 1971
Extent: 15 items and 3 audio cassettes
Abstract: Member of Co. G, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes partial transcript of interview recounting his experiences with the Polar Bear Expedition; and miscellanea collected at the time of the expedition.
Schade, Clay Grimshaw.  / [1918-1919] Title: Clay Grimshaw Schade papers 1918-1919
Extent: 0.2 linear ft. [64 digital files]
Abstract: Soldier from Cudahy, Wisconsin; master engineer with 1st Battalion, 310th U.S. Engineers who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes correspondence, reports, clippings, and photograph album.
Scheu, Clarence G. / [1918-1919] Title: Clarence G. Scheu diary 1918-1919
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: Member of Co. B, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes record of combat experiences against Bolshevik troops.
Schicker, Louis E., 1896?-1964. / [1910s-1930s] Title: Louis E. Schicker photograph album 1910s-1930s
Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Resident of Detroit, Mich., who served as a photographer with the 310th Engineers during the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes photographs of 310th Engineers training at Camp Custer, Mich., and in Russia, Detroit Fire Dept. personnel and equipment, Detroit waterfront, farming in Roscommon County, hunting and fishing in Roscommon County, logging in Baraga County.
Shilson, Gilbert T., 1897- / [1919 and 1929] Title: Gilbert T. Shilson papers 1919 and 1929
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Member of Co. K, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes citation from French government for bravery in combat in 1918; and photographs.
Sibley, James B. / [1918-1919] Title: James B. Sibley papers 1918-1919
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Detroit, Mich., member of Co. E, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diary of service in Russia, Nov.7, 1918-Jan.14, 1919 and other war-related papers.
Simpson, Charles Althen, 1896-1984. / [1910-1932. ] Title: Charles A. Simpson papers 1910-1932.
Extent: 1 linear ft. and 2 outsize folders
Abstract: Soldier from Grand Rapids, Mich., member of 337th Ambulance Company who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diaries and reminiscences of his service in Russia and training at Fort Custer, Michigan; also his diaries of life in Grand Rapids, photographs, motion pictures, and miscellaneous.
Skellenger, Kenneth A. / [1918-1919] Title: Kenneth A. Skellenger papers 1918-1919
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Detroit, Mich., member of Co. A, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diary, letter, memorabilia, and notes concerning his part in the Polar Bear Expedition.
Smith, Gordon W. / [1918-1919] Title: Gordon W. Smith diary 1918-1919
Extent: 1 v.
Abstract: Member of Co. D, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes daily account of his activites as a member of the expeditionary force; also includes maps, clippings, and roster of Co. D, 339th Infantry, United States Army.
Spaulding, Jay Earle, b.1894.  / [1917-1920 and 1940] Title: Jay Earle Spaulding papers 1917-1920 and 1940
Extent: 1 folder and 55.4 MB [1 digital file].
Abstract: Papers of a soldier with the 310th Engineers in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Stoner, George W. / [1917-1919] Title: George W. Stoner papers 1917-1919
Extent: 0.5 linear feet and 1 oversize folder. [339 digital files]
Abstract: 1st Lieutenant, Co. M., 339th Infantry, sent to northern Russia at the end of World War I. Diary (with transcription) describing war-time activities, 1917-1919; scrapbook of clippings from Detroit and Toledo newspapers describing the "Polar Bear" expedition; orders received; photographs; and CD-ROMs of selected items.
Swihart, Leon R., collector.  / [1863 and 1918-1960s (scattered dates) ] Title: Leon R. Swihart collection 1863 and 1918-1960s (scattered dates)
Extent: 0.5 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder.
Abstract: Collected materials include Civil War diary (1863) of William Harts, soldier with Co. B, 1st Michigan Infantry; also papers of Leon Bell, member of 339th Infantry (Polar Bears) sent to northern Russia after World War I.
Trammell, Dausie W. / [1915-1934] Title: Dausie W. Trammell papers 1915-1934.
Extent: 1 volume [68 digital files]
Abstract: Papers of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Trimberger, Frank P. / [1918-1919] Title: Frank P. Trimberger photograph collection 1918-1919.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Scanned copy of photographs of Martin Rasmussen, who served as a private in Company B, 310th Engineers, during the American intervention at Archangel, Russia, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Trombley, Edward. / [1918-1920] Title: Edward Trombley papers 1918-1920
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Bay City, Mich., member of Co. A, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diary, correspondence and newspaper clipping relating to his military life with the Polar Bear Expedition.
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces, North Russia.  / [1918-1919] Title: Historical files of the American Expeditionary Force, North Russia, 1918-1919
Extent: 2 microfilm reels : positive
Abstract: Microfilm of reports, studies, memorandums and other records from the Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I), 1917-23, record group 120 in the National Archives.
United States. Army. Engineer Regiment, 310th. / [1919] Title: Maps of Archangel District, Russia 1919
Extent: 1 map on 6 sheets : col. ; 118 x 137 cm., sheets 77 x 56 cm.
Abstract: Maps created for the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
United States. Army. Signal Corps.  / [1918-1919] Title: United States Army Signal Corps photograph collection. 1918-1919
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Abstract: Photographs taken during the Polar Bear Expedition to northern Russia, and accumulated by several veterans; include scenes of American soldiers in camp and on patrol, of life in Archangel and in Russian villages, and of battlefields, fortifications, armored traings, ships, airplanes, burial rites, and graves. Also includes a list of photographs and their captions.
Wade, Chauncey C. / [1917-1932] Title: Chauncey C. Wade papers 1917-1932
Extent: 0.5 linear feet, 2 oversize photographs and 744 digital files.
Abstract: Papers of a soldier with the 339th Infantry in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Ward, Lee J. / [Jan. 22, 1919] Title: Lee J. Ward letter Jan. 22, 1919
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: Soldier from Numa, Iowa, served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes letter written from Archangel to his wife describing cold weather, daily routine, and hopes of returning home.
Whyte, Malcolm K., 1891-1967.  / [1917-1926. ] Title: Malcolm K. Whyte papers 1917-1926.
Extent: 1 v. and 3 folders
Abstract: Member of 310th Engineers, U.S. Army who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes correspondence relating to his military service, "Final consolidated report of the 310th Engineers, Archangel, Russia" (1919) which describes the construction and other activities of the unit, photographs, and miscellaneous items.
Wilson, John E.  / [1919] Title: North Russia pictures / taken by John E. Wilson 1919
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: John E. Wilson, of Russell, Kansas, was chaplain of the North Russia Transportation Corps, a unit of the U.S. Army that served in the Murmansk region of Russia from April to July, 1919, during the Allied intervention against the Communist revolutionary government in Russia. Wilson's North Russia Pictures contains about 370 images of the work of the North Russia Transportation Corps. This finding aid describes a series of Wilson's photographs making up portions of three collections at the Bentley Historical Library: John William Grier photograph collection, Frank J. McGrath photograph album, and Fred E. Minard photograph collection