Fred E. Minard photograph collection: 1918-1919
Summary Information
Title: Fred E. Minard photograph collection
Creator: Minard, Fred E.
Dates: 1918-1919
Extent: 187 digital files (296 MB)
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."
Call number: 2009071 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
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Finding aid created by Len Coombs, 2010

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Rea Ann Trotter, of Windsor, Colorado, in 2009 (Donor No. 10169).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box. no., Fred E. Minard photograph collection, 1918-1919, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Member of 168th Co., United States Army Transportation Corps serving near Murmansk, Russia near the end of World War I; resident of New Castle, Wyoming.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection contains digital records; the original papers and/or photographs are owned by the donor. The digital items in this collection were digitized from originals by the individual donors before being received by the Bentley Historical Library. Preservation copies of these files with their original file names and CD-ROM file structures intact have been submitted to Deep Blue. Access copies of these digital files can be viewed by clicking on the links next to the individual folders in the Content List below.

In this finding aid, the files have been arranged into one series, Photographs. Within each series, files are listed numerically according to the file arrangement they were given by the donor. The porginal files in this collection are in TIF format. Access copies were made in jpeg format.

Files include digitized photographs of ports, camps in England and France the Russian countryside, Murmansk soldiers on patrol and in camp, battle casualties, battle damage and construction on Russian railroads, airplanes, and other subjects, ca. 1918-1919. Many of these photographs are described in a printed list distributed by John E. Wilson, which can be found online in the "Finding Aid for the North Russia pictures, taken by John E. Wilson."

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

  • England.
  • France.
  • Soviet Union -- History -- Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
  • World War, 1914-1918.
  • Airplanes.
  • Campaigns and battles -- Soviet Union.
  • Carts and wagons.
  • Dogsleds.
  • Military art and science.
  • Military camps.
  • Military cookery.
  • Military life.
  • Military parades and ceremonies.
  • Railroads -- Russia (Federation)
  • Recreation.
  • Refugees -- Russian.
  • Ships.
  • Skiing.
  • Soldiers -- American -- Russia (Federation)
  • War casualties.
  • War damage.
  • Photographs.
  • Polar Bear Expedition.
  • Polar Bear Expedition (1918-1919)
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Photographs [series]
Photographs (digitized) (187 digital files)
Russian Expedition Photos by John Wilson [view items]
Box   1  
Photograph Prints (4 folders)

(Original photographs)

France (1 folder)
Russian Expedition Photos by John Wilson (3 folders)
Papers [series] (1 folder)
Box   1  

(Copy of Minard's discharge papers and complete list of John Wilson photos.