Michigan Historical Collections
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan
Finding Aid for
Finding aid prepared by:
Gilbert T. Shilson papers,1919 and 1929.
Gilbert T. Shilson papers
Shilson, Gilbert T., 1897-
1919 and 1929
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.
89272 Aa 1
Language: The materials are in English.
Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan
Access and Use
The collection was donated by Mrs. G. T. Shilson, of Lansing, Michigan, in 1966
(Donor no.: 4326).
The collection is open for research.
item, folder title, box no., Gilbert T. Shilson papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Served as lieutenant, Co. K,
Collection Scope and Content Note
A photocopy of a citation for bravery from the French government and
photographs taken at the ceremonies at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery during which the bodies of American soldiers returned from
Russia were reinterred.
- Shilson, Gilbert T., 1897-
- Soviet Union--History--Allied Intervention, 1918-1920.
- World War, 1914-1918.
- Polar Bear Expedition.
- Funeral rites and ceremonies.
- Military personnel.
- Monuments and memorials--Michigan--Troy.
- Troy (Mich.)--Cemeteries.
- Troy (Mich.)--Monuments and memorials.
- Green, Fred Warren, 1872-1936.
- Polar Bear Association.
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery (Troy, Mich.)
| Container / Location
Papers and Photographs [series]:
Papers, 1919 and Photographs, 1929