Revised Finding Aid and New Digital Collection Available for the Robert Lincoln O’Connell World War I Collection

A revised finding aid (inventory) and new digital version of the Robert Lincoln O’Connell World War I collection is now available. Ranging from 1900 to 1972, but focused on the period of 1917 to 1919, the collection contains correspondence and related material as well as publications, postcards, and photographs associated with his time as an engineer in the U.S. Army from basic training in the states through military service in France and Germany in the First World War. The letters he wrote to his mother and sisters are of particular interest, especially his observations on war-time Washington, D.C., as well as incidents on the front lines in France and post-war occupation duty in the Rhineland of Germany. The finding aid can be accessed at http://libraries.cua.edu/achrcua/oconnell.html
and once on this site you can follow the links to individual digital images, or you can access the main site of the WRLC Digital collection at http://test.aladin.wrlc.org/gsdl/collect/oconnell/oconnell.shtml

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