Title: James B. Sibley papers Creator: Sibley, James B. Dates: 1918-1919 Extent: 2 boxes, 2 folders Abstract:
Soldier from Detroit, Mich., member of Co. E, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes diary of service in Russia, Nov.7, 1918-Jan.14, 1919 and other war-related papers.
Call number: 86638 Aa 1 Language: The materials are in English. Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave. Ann Arbor, MI
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Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
Access and Use
The collection was donated by James B. Sibley, of Caseville, Michigan, in 1965 (Donor no.: 4267), and by Joanne Hill, of Gladstone, Michigan, in 2009 (Donor no.: 10200.
The collection is open for research, however, the artifacts are available for staff use only.
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item, folder title, box no., James B. Sibley papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Resident of Detroit, Mich., served as corporal, Co. E, 339th Infantry.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The papers include a diary, Nov. 1918-Jan. 1919, describing daily life, monotony, the weather, and fighting at Kodish, Dec. 1918. Also included are newspaper clippings, miscellanea, and photographs. Also artifacts: helmet, shell casing trench art (75 mm), 37 mm shell, VFW Post 436 cap, and uniform insignia. (The photographs and artifacts have not been digitized.)
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.