John Sherman Crissman papers: 1918-1919
Summary Information
Title: John Sherman Crissman papers
Creator: Crissman, John Sherman, 1896-
Dates: 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.
Call number: 86533 Aa 1
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
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e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by J. S. Crissman, of Port Charlotte, Florida, in 1964 (Donor no.: 4116).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., John Sherman Crissman papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

A resident of Detroit, served as sergeant, Co. A, 339th Infantry.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers include a typescript, dated 1964, of a diary covering the period July 1918-July 1919, which describes his daily routine, fighting upriver from Shenkursk, Sept. 1918, and fighting at Ust Padenga, Jan. 1919. The correspondence is chiefly to him from his family, and gives little information about the campaign.

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.
  • World War, 1914-1918.
  • Polar Bear Expedition.
  • Diaries.
  • Crissman, John Sherman, 1896-
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Papers [series]
 
1918-1919 (28 items)
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Letter, to his son, July 28, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, September 15, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, September 22, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his brother, September 29, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, September 29, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, October 2, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his mother, Mrs. J. I. Crissman, October 5, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, October 6, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, October 9, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, October 13, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, October 20, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, October 20, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, October 27, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, October 28, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, November 3, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, November 10, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, November 24, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his uncle, November 25, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman(?), February 10, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to his nephew, February 17, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to his son, Sherman, February 17, 1919 [access item]
Folder   1  
Letter, to his son, Sherman February 24, 1919
Folder   1  
Letter, to his son, Sherman February 27, 1919
Folder   1  
Letter, to his son, Sherman February 27, 1919
Folder   1  
Memo to all American Units April 9, 1919
Folder   1  
Letter, to his son, Sherman April 24, 1919
Folder   1  
Letter, to his son, Sherman April 28, 1919
Folder   1  
Diary pages 1918-1919