Joel Roscoe Moore papers: 1917-1929, 1940, 1949-1952
Summary Information
Title: Joel Roscoe Moore papers
Creator: Moore, Joel Roscoe, 1879-
Dates: 1917-1929, 1940, 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.
Call number: 86586 Aa 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Judge and Mrs. John W. Fitzgerald, of Grand Ledge, Michigan, in 1967 (Donor no.: 4510, and by Mrs. Joseph Spiteri, of Hillsdale, Michigan, in 1969 (Donor no.: 4787).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Joel Roscoe Moore papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Resident of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, served as captain, Co. M, 339th Infantry.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers contain primarily certificates and personal documents. The photographs include pictures of American and foreign soldiers, Russian people and scenes, and naval ships; also pictures of the 1929 memorial services for bodies returned from Russia, Polar Bear Association reunions, and personal photographs. Printed maps have been removed from the collection and cataloged separately.

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.
  • Memorial rites and ceremonies.
  • Military parades and ceremonies.
  • Monuments and memorials.
  • Ships.
  • Soldiers -- American -- Russia (Federation)
  • Veterans -- Michigan.
  • Photographs.
  • Moore, Joel Roscoe, 1879-
  • Polar Bear Association.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Papers [series]
Folder   1  
1917-1929, 1940, 1949-1952
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Index card with biographical info on Moore [access item]
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Application for examination [access item]
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Hq. citizens' training camp notice [access item]
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Memo from war dept. [access item]
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Appointments in training camp [access item]
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Honorable discharge for Moore [access item]
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Certificate of exemption from military service [access item]
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List of soldiers (those who died?) [access item]
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Colored map of Russia [access item]
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Certificate; honorable discharge [access item]
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Certificate, appointment of Moore to Major, infantry section [access item]
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"Extract from discharge certificate of officer to secure victory medal" [access item]
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Notice of honorable discharge [access item]
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Copyright registration for Moore's book [access item]
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Certificate, appointment of Moore to Lieutenant Colonel, infantry [access item]
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Certificate, appointment of Moore to Lieutenant Colonel, infantry [access item]
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Certificate, appointment of Moore to Lieutenant Colonel, infantry [access item]
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Job application [access item]
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Census information [access item]
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List of Co. M men attending reunion [access item]
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Correspondence [access item]
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"Corrected list" Co. M [access item]
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"Roster of M Co., 339th Inf." [access item]
 
Photographs [series]
Folder   2  
Family and personal
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Photograph, the Old Lady Walden, Garfield Walden, Dorothy Weldon Dreese, and Sisley Jean Dreese [access item]
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Photograph, undefined woman with bird [access item]
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Photograph, unidentified group [access item]
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Photograph, polar bear [access item]
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Photograph, right to left, front: Capt. Fred McVeigh, Capt. Ed Haight, Warden Joel Moore, rear: Capt. Ward Carlback, Lieut. "Doc" Pettit, Master Tailor Maurice Vanden Dae at Hunting Lodge Memorial County Park, June 3, 1944 [access item]
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Photograph, cake for Ed Haight 49th anniversary [access item]
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Photograph, Ed Haight with woman [access item]
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Photograph, group celebrating Ed Haight 49th anniversary [access item]
Folder   3  
Individuals, Military
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Postcard, After the barracks of 310th Engineers had burned, Solombola Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, J. A. Mickeliunas, Co. M, 339th Inf., Archangel, Rus [access item]
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Photograph, Pvt. Constantinos E. Tsitouras, 544 Jackson St., Milwaukee, WI [access item]
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Photograph, group portrait [access item]
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Postcard, Robert W. Day, Co. I, 339th Infantry [access item]
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Postcard, Soldier, unidentified [access item]
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Postcard, flying fish [access item]
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Postcard, Typical carriages in Archangel, Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, A Russian Captain looking things over on the U.S.S. Des Moines in Ulanski Bay, Russia, May 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Joe Pavlin, Picard, Archer, Wolson, Romansky, Archangel, Russia, March 27, 1919 [access item]
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Photograph, group of unidentified men [access item]
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Photograph, "M" Co. sergeants, Pinega 1919 [front row, second from right is Matthew A. Grahek] [access item]
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Postcard, Norwegian fishermen in Ukanski Bay, Russia, May 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, from left to right, standing: Will Yohnke, Alfred F. Rutty, August P. Masson; sitting, Ernest Roleau, Arthur E. Silvernail [access item]
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Postcard, two soldiers (unidentified) [access item]
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Postcard, two soldiers (unidentified) [access item]
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Postcard, Sgt. Getzloff [access item]
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Photograph, Corporal Floyd A. Sickles [access item]
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Photograph, from left to right, rear rank: Cpl. Walsh, Curry Grahek; front rank: Rosenau, Davis, Durrant, Dial [access item]
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Photograph, portrait of Clarence J. Primm, 1st Lieut., 339th Infantry [access item]
Folder   4  
Military scenes
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Postcard, M Co., 339th Infantry [access item]
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Photograph, soldiers marching [access item]
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Postcard, train [access item]
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Postcard, 3 unidentified men [access item]
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Photograph, 4 unidentified men [access item]
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Postcard, memorial at the American Sol. & Sailors graveyard in Archangel Russia, May 30, 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, at the U.S. Graveyard in Archangel, Russia, May 30, 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Market St. Archangel, Russia [access item]
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Photograph, unidentified view [access item]
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Postcard, 339th in Archangel Russia, May 30, 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Sailors off the U.S.S. Des Moines on parade in Archangel, Russia, June 30, 1919 [access item]
Folder   5  
Polar Bear Association and postwar activities
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Photograph, Temple of Memories, White Chapel Memorial Park, 55 Members: Polar Bear Division [access item]
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Photograph, Temple of Memories, White Chapel Memorial Park, 55 Members: Polar Bear Division [access item]
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American troops in Russia, parade, back in the U.S., Detroit? [access item]
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Photograph, boy saluting at Polar Bear monument [access item]
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Photograph, group at Polar Bear monument [access item]
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Photograph, unidentified event [access item]
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Photograph, unidentified event [access item]
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Photograph, unidentified group (Polar Bear Association?) [access item]
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Photograph, Polar Bear Post #436 V.F.W., Guest of Ex-Capt. Joel R. Moore, M Co., Sept. 10, 1938 [access item]
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Photograph, unidentified group (Polar Bear Post?) [access item]
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Photograph, billboard for Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. [access item]
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Photograph, White Chapel Cemetery, Polar Bear reunion, May 30, 1952, 339th Infantry, 85th Division, Co. M, Detroit, Mich., A. R. Gray [access item]
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Photograph, White Chapel Cemetery, Polar Bear reunion, May 30, 1952, 339th Infantry, 85th Division, Co. M, Detroit, Mich., A. R. Gray [access item]
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Photograph, White Chapel Cemetery, Polar Bear reunion, May 30, 1952, 339th Infantry, 85th Division, Co. M, Detroit, Mich., A. R. Gray [access item]
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Photograph, White Chapel Cemetery, Polar Bear reunion, May 30, 1952, 339th Infantry, 85th Division, Co. M, Detroit, Mich., A. R. Gray [access item]
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Photograph, White Chapel Cemetery, Polar Bear reunion, May 30, 1952, 339th Infantry, 85th Division, Co. M, Detroit, Mich., A. R. Gray [access item]
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Photograph, White Chapel Cemetery, Polar Bear reunion, May 30, 1952, 339th Infantry, 85th Division, Co. M, Detroit, Mich., A. R. Gray [access item]
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Photograph, White Chapel Cemetery, Polar Bear reunion, May 30, 1952, 339th Infantry, 85th Division, Co. M, Detroit, Mich., A. R. Gray [access item]
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Photograph, White Chapel Cemetery, Polar Bear reunion, May 30, 1952, 339th Infantry, 85th Division, Co. M, Detroit, Mich., A. R. Gray [access item]
Folder   6  
Portraits, etc., of Joel R. Moore
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Photograph, portrait of Joel Moore [access item]
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Photograph, portrait of Joel Moore [access item]
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Photograph, portrait of Joel Moore [access item]
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Photograph, portrait of Joel Moore [access item]
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Photograph, portrait of Joel Moore [access item]
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Photograph, portrait of Joel Moore [access item]
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Photograph, portrait of Joel Moore [access item]
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Portrait of Joel Moore on flyer for GM Men's Club luncheon (guest speaker) [access item]
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Photograph, portrait of Joel Moore [access item]
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Photograph, portrait of Joel Moore [access item]
Folder   7  
Russian people
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Postcard, Russian workmen who are rebuilding the bridge between Archangel and Solombola Russia, June 3, 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, typical "wagons" in the lumber yard at Solombola, Russia [access item]
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Postcard, in one of the big lumber yards run by the U.S. boys in Russia [access item]
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Postcard, she is helping pave the street in Archangel, Russia, June 4, 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, a taxie [sic] in Reval [access item]
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Postcard, sawing wood by hand in Archangel, Russia, June 10, 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, an old Russian fur trader in Murmansk, Russia, May 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, "Let the women do the work" is the style in Archangel, Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Making hay in Northern Russia [access item]
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Photograph [access item]
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Photograph, "the bum army" [access item]
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Photograph, unidentified people by water [access item]
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Photograph, unidentified people on sleds with reindeer [access item]
Folder   8  
Russian scenes
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Postcard, Birdseye of Archangel [access item]
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Postcard, Birdseye of Archangel [access item]
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Postcard, Birdseye of Archangel [access item]
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Postcard, the main street of Archangel Russia, Russian flag, signs and gi [access item]
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Postcard, Archangel, Russia [access item]
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Postcard, the U.S. Consul in Archangel, Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, watching the U.S. soldiers and sailors parade in Archangel, Russia, May 30, 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, one of the many fine churches in Archangel, Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, native children of Archangel, Russia [access item]
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Postcard, this house contains the cabin of "Peter the Great" of Russia, Archangel, Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Market St., Archangel, Russia [access item]
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Postcard, blowing taps at the U.S. graveyard in Archangel, Russia, May 30, 191 [access item]
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Postcard, prison in Archangel, Russia [access item]
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Postcard, school-house on the banks of the Divina river near Archangel, Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Kejo Island across from Archangel [access item]
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Postcard, One of the many lumber mills along the Divina River near Archangel, Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, a Bolshevik prison in Murmansk, Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Russian boxcars in Murmanski, Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, [?] speed at Pop Off (Popov?), Russia [access item]
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Postcard, part of the old wall, Reval, Russia [access item]
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Postcard, cemetery on Kejo Island, Russia [access item]
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Photograph, street scene, Russia [access item]
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Photograph, street scene, Russia [access item]
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Photograph, nature scene, Russia [access item]
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Photograph, nature scene, Russia [access item]
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Photograph, street scene, Russia [access item]
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Photograph, street scene, Russia [access item]
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Photograph, nature scene, Russia [access item]
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Photograph, street scene, Russia [access item]
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Photograph, church building, Russia [access item]
Folder   9  
Ships and waterfront scenes
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Postcard, a view [of] one of the mines we sank D40 in the North Sea, April, 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, U.S.S. Yankton in the Ivanovski Bay, 2:30 a.m., May 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Murmansk coast, Russia, May 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Murmansk coast, Russia, May 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, after chasing the "bloody limies" in Murmansk Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, near Murmansk, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Gen. Richardson aboard Eagle 2-seeing us off from Economy Russia, June 14, 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Eagle 2 in Economy Russia, June 15, 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, Before towing the Eagle boat no.3 on [the way?] to Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, North cape of Norway, the farthest point on our way to Archangel Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, an ice breaker in Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Photograph, unidentified ship [access item]
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Postcard, in Archangel Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, the water front in Archangel Russia, June 1919 [access item]
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Postcard, the water front of Archangel Russia showing the "Czar" tied to the dock [access item]
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Photograph, S.S. Czar [access item]
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Postcard, US sailors leaving Archangel Russia [access item]