F. George Robins papers: 1915-1919
Summary Information
Title: F. George Robins papers
Creator: Robins, F. George.
Dates: 1915-1919
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Soldier from Port Huron, Mich., member of Co. B, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes letters describing primarily food and the weather.
Call number: 87222 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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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 Donald H. Cleeves, of Lansing, Michigan, in 1987 (Donor no.: 7449), and by Frederick G. Bruso, of Laingsburg, Michigan, in 2008 (Donor no.: 10143).

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., F. George Robins papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Resident of Port Huron, Mich., served as corporal and sergeant, Co. B, 339th Infantry.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Letters describing daily activities; also diaries containing brief descriptions of his activities in Russia and of his passage home. Most of the collection has not been digitized.

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.
  • Robins, F. George.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Papers [series]
Folder   1  
Letters 1918-1919 (4 items)

(Digital copies available.)

Letter [photocopy] [access item]
Letter [photocopy] [access item]
Letter [photocopy] [access item]
Letter [photocopy] [access item]
Folder   2  
Diaries 1918-1919 (2 items)
Folder   3  
Empty envelopes and undated
Folder   4  
Folder   5  
1918 January-May
Folder   6  
1918 June-July
Folder   7  
1918 August-September
Folder   8  
1918 October-December
Folder   9  
Photographs [series]
Folder   10