Michigan Historical Collections
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan

Finding Aid for
Gilbert T. Shilson papers,1919 and 1929.

Finding aid prepared by:
Len Coombs

Summary Information
Title: Gilbert T. Shilson papers
Creator: Shilson, Gilbert T., 1897-
Inclusive dates: 1919 and 1929
Extent: 1 folder
Member of Co. K, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes citation from French government for bravery in combat in 1918; and photographs.

Call number: 89272 Aa 1
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Mrs. G. T. Shilson, of Lansing, Michigan, in 1966 (Donor no.: 4326).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Gilbert T. Shilson papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Served as lieutenant, Co. K, 339th Infantry.

Collection Scope and Content Note

A photocopy of a citation for bravery from the French government and photographs taken at the ceremonies at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery during which the bodies of American soldiers returned from Russia were reinterred.

Subject Terms

    • Shilson, Gilbert T., 1897-
    • Soviet Union--History--Allied Intervention, 1918-1920.
    • World War, 1914-1918.
    • Polar Bear Expedition.
    • Cemeteries--Michigan--Troy.
    • Funeral rites and ceremonies.
    • Military personnel.
    • Monuments and memorials--Michigan--Troy.
    • Troy (Mich.)--Cemeteries.
    • Troy (Mich.)--Monuments and memorials.
    • Green, Fred Warren, 1872-1936.
    • Polar Bear Association.
    • White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery (Troy, Mich.)
    • Photographs
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Papers and Photographs [series]:
    Folder   1  
    Papers,  1919 and Photographs,  1929 (89272.0001) (5 items)