Rodger Sherman Clark papers: 1918-1919
Summary Information
Title: Rodger Sherman Clark papers
Creator: Clark, Rodger Sherman.
Dates: 1918-1919
Extent: 3 folders
Abstract:
Member of Co. E, 310th Engineers, U.S. Army who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes correspondence and personal miscellanea concerning the Polar Bear Expedition.
Call number: 86614 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 Mrs. Roy Worden, of Jackson, Michigan, in 1966 and 1968 (Donor no.: 4376).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Rodger Sherman Clark papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Served as sergeant Co. C, 310th Engineers, Mapping Section.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers include correspondence, Aug. 1918-July 1919, describing mapping expeditions, weather, scenery, shopping and baths in Archangel, and Russian houses and stoves (with diagrams). Also included are an essay"What Ails the ANREF?" dated April-May 1919, describing the causes of low morale among the troops; several poems about camp life; a copy of the final report of the 310th Engineers detailing construction projects completed; and a copy of The Midnight Sun, printed on the U.S.S. Steigerwald while the troops were being returned to the United States.

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.
  • Clark, Rodger Sherman.
  • Clark, Iva.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
Folder   1  
1916-1918 (23 items)
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Military draft card [access item]
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Military draft order [access item]
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"Notice of certification to district board when no claim of exemption or discharge has been made" [access item]
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Letter from King George [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, August 5, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, August 16, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, August 22, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, August 29, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, September 13, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, September 22, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, October 4, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, October 5, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, October 6, 1918 (includes poem and drawing) [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, October 10, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, October 18, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, November 10, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, November 1, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, November 21, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, November 22, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, November 27, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, November 30, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, December 5, 1918 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, December 26, 1918 [access item]
Folder   2  
1919 (19 items)
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, January 4, 1919 [access item]
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Duplication note [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, January 30, 1919 [access item]
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Poem (?), Hardtack [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, February 9, 19 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, February 24, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, March 22, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, April 10, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, March 30, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, April 20, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, May 5, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, May 15, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, June 1, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, July 3, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, May 27, 1919 [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, [July 21, 1919] [access item]
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Letter, to Mrs. R. S. Clark, July 25, 1919 [access item]
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[undated fragment] [access item]
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[undated fragment] [access item]
 
Miscellanea [series]
Folder   3  
Miscellanea (25 items)
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"Final consolidated report of the 310th Engineers Archangel Russia" [access item]
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"The Midnight Sun" no.6 July 5, 1919 (serial) [access item]
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Barry County recognition of service card [access item]
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"C" form, messages and signals [access item]
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"A" form, messages and signals [access item]
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Memorandum [access item]
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Form letter postcard (field service) [access item]
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"What ails the A.N.R.E.F?" [access item]
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"Information relative to compensation and continuance of war risk insurance" for Clark [access item]
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YMCA postcard [access item]
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"Where do we go from here This is the real dope" [access item]
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Permanent late pass [access item]
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Postcard [access item]
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Photograph [access item]
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"The Creation of Russia" [access item]
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Transcript of "The Creation of Russia" [access item]
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Publication, "The Creation of Russia" with notation [access item]
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Writings, "Thanksgiving, Down the line" [access item]
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"Ye rhyme of ye army cooke" by Clark [access item]
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"Spring Song" [access item]
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"Sechass" [access item]
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Archivists' note, "printed maps transferred to Map Collection" [access item]