As part of our ongoing efforts to mark the centenary of the First World War a previous blog post explored the 1917 experiences of Connecticut Catholic Robert Lincoln O’Connell training as a combat engineer in Washington, D.C. This is documented by the collection of digitized letters to his mother and sisters housed in the Archives Read More
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Posted in: The Archivist's Nook University Archives | Tags: American Catholic History, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), Combat Engineer, Connecticut Catholic, Doughboy, First Infantry Division, Robert Lincoln O'Connell, Sapper, World War I, WWI | Comment
One hundred years ago, American entry into the First World War transformed the nation’s capital from a sleepy Southern crossroads into a modern hub of administration commensurate to an emerging first class world power. It was here a young Catholic soldier wrote his family, primarily his mother and sisters, back in their hometown of Southington, Read More
Posted in: The Archivist's Nook University Archives | Tags: American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), Combat Engineer, First World War, Fort Belvoir, Fort McNair, Robert Lincoln O'Connell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington D.C., World War I | Comment
My colleague Dr. Maria Mazzenga has blogged previously about digital materials, especially those used in the American Catholic History Classroom teaching sites. My intent here is to review the separate and distinct digital collections that originated from a 2001 grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Leadership Program to The Washington Read More
Posted in: Catholic History The Archivist's Nook University Archives | Tags: ACUA Photo Collection, boutique collections, Digital collections, Robert Lincoln O'Connell, Terence V. Powderly, Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact | Comment
The Robert Lincoln OConnell papers contain 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.