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Alphonse Bloemer World War I diary

Alphonse Bloemer World War I diary

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alphonse Bloemer World War I diary
Creator: Bloemer, Alphonse
Inclusive Dates: 1918
Language: English
Extent: 2 folder(s) 1 folder, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2101
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Alphonse "Al" Bloemer (1896-1980) served with Company B of the 107th Engineers in the United States Army Corps of Engineers in France during World War I.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a diary kept by Alphonse Bloemer while serving in World War I, from January 14, 1918-November 19, 1918. Bloemer writes about his trip from Camp MacArthur, Texas to New Jersey, to Brest, France; and building barracks, stables, hospitals, and roads. A few entries regard shell shock cases and men killed in battle. The collection also contains two photographs of the soldiers of Company B, 107th Engineers.

The accompanying copy of Wally: his cartoons of the A.E.F., by Private Abian A. Wallgren has been cataloged. The call number is Hargrett Manuscripts Folio D526.2 .W344 1919.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alphonse Bloemer World War I diary, ms2101, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Diaries.
Photographs.
United States. Army -- Military construction operations
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Regiment, 107th
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Diary
 
oversized_folder
1Photographs