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Lester Durwood Crowder papers

Lester Durwood Crowder papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lester Durwood Crowder papers
Creator: Crowder, Lester Durwood, -1918
Inclusive Dates: 1916-1918, 1939, 1943
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3041
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Lester Durwood Crowder (d. 1918) served in Company F, 167th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division, U.S. Army during World War I.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence from Crowder to his sister, brother, and mother in West Point, Georgia; from Montgomery, Alabama, Camp Mills, New York, and France. Crowder mentions his life as a soldier, but gives no details of the war itself. His letter dated September 25, 1917 lists soldiers in his squad. Also included are correspondences and photocopies of newspaper clippings regarding Crowder's death.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lester Durwood Crowder papers, ms3041, 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

Clippings (information artifacts)
Crowder, Lester Durwood, -1918 -- Correspondence
United States. Army -- Military life
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 167th. Company F
World War, 1914-1918.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1916-1917 October
12Correspondence, 1917 November-1918, 1939
13Newspaper clippings and papers