• Uniform of Lt. John Barksdale Greer

    This uniform, consisting of tunic, breeches, and neck stock of white cotton, belonged to Lt. John Barksdale Greer who served in the 117th MG Battn., 31st Div. and 324th MG Battn., 83rd Div., both of w…

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  • Halloween postcard from Ben Dell McKnight to A. B. Banks

    This Halloween postcard from Ben Dell McKnight to A. B. Banks was sent while he was recovering from a wound in a hospital in New York, NY. "Dear Annie, How are you by now? I am much better than I have…

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  • Souvenir photo folder from the U.S.A. Debarkation Hospital No. 5

    This envelopelike souvenir folder has an illustration of Lady Liberty on front and contains several photographic images of the U.S.A. Debarkation Hospital No. 5, Grand Central Palace, New York, N.Y. I…

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  • New Testament pocket edition

    Pocket testament of Pvt. Euliss Grant Hallowell, published by the National War Work Council of the Young Mens Christian Associations with a hand written inscription on inside front cover. Hallowell se…

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  • Letter and envelope from John Morris to Jeannette Morris

    Letter from John Morris to Jeannette Morris. Morris wrote from Hotel Martinique, New York before reporting for duty in London. "I will be with the English Army instead of French as I supposed. It woul…

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  • Sheet music "When a Blue Service Star Turns Gold"

    "When a Blue Service Star Turns Gold" is a World War I era song which references the tradition of placing a blue star banner on the homes of those with loved ones in service. A gold star reprsented th…

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  • Army uniform

    The private purchase wool garbadine uniform consists of breeches, tunic, overseas cap, and World War I Victory Medal. The breeches are an officer pattern. The tunic is complete with collar disks, 83rd…

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  • New Testament pocket edition from the American Bible Society

    Pocket New Testament printed by the American Bible Society and given to Pvt. Euliss Grant Hallowell. There are numerous notations on the first few pages that provide biographic information about Hallo…

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  • Photo postcard of the U.S.S. Siboney

    The naval troop ship U.S.S. Siboney is camouflaged in "war paint." Pvt. Henry R. Hubbs, a box maker from Knoxville, went over to Europe on this ship during World War I. Family tradition holds that he…

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  • Letter written to a friend from John Jacob Baggenstoss

    Baggenstoss enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 in 1917. He served on USS New Jersey and USS Delaware and took part in the search for the missing transport USS Cyclops which disappeared in the Bermuda T…

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  • Uniform breeches with web belt

    These issue uniform breeches with web belt, button fly, with reinforced legs and laced closures belonged to John William Cato. The contractor's label on inside left pocket reads "Sol. Newman / 24 E. 1…

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  • Real photograph postcard of Petty Officer First Class Guy E. Housholder

    Guy E. Housholder of Knoxville enlisted at age 18 and served on the minelayer U.S.S. Housatonic as a Fireman 2nd Class. His uniform bears the shoulder insignia of a machinist mate. He was honorably di…

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  • Copy Print photographs of 2nd Lt. Hugh Francis Carey

    Hugh Francis Carey had served in the Tennessee National Guard before World War I. He received a commission into the army and his brother sent him the money to purchase a uniform in New York. He was st…

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  • Letter and platform proposal from the League to Enforce Peace

    League to Enforce Peace

    A letter and platform proposal from the League to Enforce Peace sent to Governor Rye. The proposal details the ways that the League wants to support the League of Nations. Specifically mentioned are w…

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  • A League of Nations campaign plan

    The League to Enforce Peace

    A small pamphlet that details the campaign plan for the League of Nations distributed by the League to Enforce Peace, which was headed by President William Howard Taft. This pamphlet gives instruction…

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  • League to Enforce Peace convention invitation to Governor Rye

    League to Enforce Peace

    An invitation given to Governor Rye from former president William Howard Taft. The invitation is for a convention that the League is hosting in order to "sustain the determination of our people to fig…

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  • Letter for Governor Rye from Henry Ford

    Ford, Henry

    A letter for Governor Rye from Henry Ford regarding the International Conference for Peace. In the letter, Ford asks Governor Rye to join him and other United States government officials to the confer…

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  • Letter and manifesto sent to Governor Rye

    Harre, T.E

    A letter and following manifesto sent to Governor Rye from T.E. Harre. The letter mentions a manifesto for peace which is attached. The manifesto titled "Manifesto for Neutrality in the Interest of Pe…

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