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Finding-Aid for the Ralph Mitchell Weed Collection (MUM00465)

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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00465/
Creator:
Weed, Ralph Mitchell
Title:
Ralph Mitchell Weed Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
1918-1919
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection consists of correspondence, a datebook, and various documents related to the life of Ralph Mitchell Weed. Items were created 1918-1919.
Quantity:
1 box.
Number:
MUM00465
Location:
C-9.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Ralph Mitchell Weed Collection (MUM00465). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Historical Note
Ralph Mitchell Weed's experiences in World War I offer a unique glimpse into a southern soldier's life during The Great War. A Winona, MS, native, Weed began his military career as a Private at Camp Beauregard, LA, in January of 1918. After a period of informal training in LA, Private Weed traveled to Camp Merritt in New Jersey for a more intense session of formal military instruction. Finally, in June of 1918 Weed was sent overseas to France to join in the conflict. Now a Corporal in the 38th Infantry of the United States Army, Weed saw action at the Battle of the Marne, the St. Mihiel Offensive, and the Argonne-Meuse Offensive. After the war, Weed remained in Germany as a peacekeeper until July of 1919.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection consists of correspondence, a datebook, and various documents related to the life of Ralph Mitchell Weed. Items were created 1918-1919.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Container List

Folder 1: Correspondence from Corp. Ralph Mitchell Weed to various family members and friends during World War I.


Folder 2: Corp. Ralph Mitchell Weed's personal date book.

Folder 3: Various biographical and genealogical information.@


Subject and Date Index

Food Rations
  1918-14-01, 1 page
  1918-20-05, 1 page

Comradery
  1918-14-01, 1 page@

Guarding Prisoners
  1918-17-02, 1 page

Orders
  1918-17-02, 1 page

Exams
  1918-19-05, 1 page

Morale
  1918-09-05, 1 page

Sheffield -- State Treasurer
  1918-20-05, 1 page

Germans
  1918-20-05, 1 page
  1918-05-06, 1 page
  1918-02-02, 1 page
  
Death
  1918-20-05, 1 page

New York City
  1918-04-06, 1 page
  1919-05-06, 1 page

Northern Troops
  1918-05-06, 1 page

African American Troops
  1918-07-06, 1 page
  1918-07-06, 1 page
  1919-22-06, 1 page

Censorship
  1918-10-06, 1 page
  1918-03-07, 1 page
  1918-20-07, 1 page

Patriotism
  1918-03-07, 1 page


Monuments/Memorials
  1918-03-07, 1 page
  1918-11-05, 1 page
  1919-09-03, 1 page

Y.M.C.A.
  1918-03-07, 2 pages
  1919-11-05, 2 pages

Red Cross
  1918-03-07, 2 pages

Wilson Bridge
  1918-16-07, 1 page

Tobacco
  1918-16-07, 1 page

Combat
  1918-13-08, 1 page
  1918-10-28, 1 page

Trenches
  1918-11-24, 1 page

End of War
  1918-12-22, 1 page

Disease
  1919-05-01, 1 page
  1919-02-02, 1 page
  1919-16-06, 1 page

Veterans of Foreign Wars
  1919-28-03, 1 page

National Guard
  1919-20-04, 1 page

Brig. Gen. McAlexander
  1919-11-05, 1 page

Gas
  1919-21-05, 2 pages

Women
  1919-13-06, 1 page
  1919-22-06, 1 page

African American Women
  1919-22-06, 1 page

Peace Treaty
  1919-29-06, 1 page

Government Pensions
  1919-06-07, 1 page