Clifford Bateman Ballard papers: 1918-2010
Summary Information
Title: Clifford Bateman Ballard papers
Creator: Ballard, Clifford Bateman, 1887-1919
Dates: 1918-2010
Extent: 1 folder
Papers of a soldier with the 339th Infantry in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1919, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Call number: 2011034 Aa 1
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Finding aid created by Len Coombs, 2013

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Barbe Ballard Breylinger, of Bigfork, Montana, in 2011 (Donor No. 10504).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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Alternate Format:

This collection has not been digitized by the Bentley Historical Library.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box. no., Clifford Bateman Ballard collection, 1918-2010, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Clifford Bateman Ballard (Nov. 5, 1887-Feb. 7, 1919) served as 2nd lieutenant, Machine Gun Company, 339th Infantry, during the American intervention at Archangel, Russia, the "Polar Bear Expedition." He was killed in action at Kodish, Russia.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Collected transcript of Ballard's diary and a letter to his family, copies of photos and of published materials relating to his service.

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.

  • Soviet Union -- History -- Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
  • Polar Bear Expedition.
  • Ballard, Clifford Bateman, 1887-1919.
  • Breylinger, Barbe Ballard, collector.
  • Polar Bear Expedition (1918-1919)
  • United States. Army. Infantry, 339th.
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Clifford Bateman Ballard collection [series]
Folder   1