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
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Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
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The collection was donated by Mrs. Roy Worden, of Jackson, Michigan, in 1966 and 1968 (Donor no.: 4376).
The collection is open for research.
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item, folder title, box no., Rodger Sherman Clark papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
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.
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.