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Steve White family papers

Steve White family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Steve White family papers
Creator: White ((Family : Marietta, Ga.))
Inclusive Dates: 1915-1935
Bulk Dates: 1918-1919
Language(s): English
Extent: 5 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3128
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The White family lived in Marietta, Georgia. Steve Clay White (1896-1960) served as a Private in Company A., 147th Machine Gun Battalion, and Machine Gun Replacement Company #1, U.S. Army during World War I. Daisy White was his sister, George Napoleon White was his brother, and his parents were Marietta Frey White and Napoleon B. White.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence between the White family, dating 1915-1935. The bulk of the correspondence (1918-1919) is written by Steve to his family while he is serving in Selles-sur-Cher, France with Machine Gun Replacement Company #1. He writes about boys being mustered out, how his unit was attached to the 41st division, but no longer is, where he is stationed, and Replacement Companies that are being transferred into different divisions. Correspondence in April 1919 are written in Army Hospital 26 in France, and the hospital in Nantes, France; White writes about his condition and going in front of the surgeons and S.C.D. Board. Further correspondences are written to Daisy White from soldiers stationed in France, and aboard U.S.S. Cobb in Norfolk, Virginia, regarding feelings soldiers have for Daisy and the war, and replacement regiments. Three letters are addressed to Ethelene Clay in Rome, Georgia, from Arthur C. Rollins. Rollins' writes from Massachusetts and Boothbay, Maine. The collection also includes newspaper clippings (preservation copies), and a picture of flags of the allies in World War I.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Steve White family papers, ms3128, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
White, Steve Clay, 1896-1960 -- Correspondence
World War, 1914-1918.

Related Collections in this Repository

Published materials accompanying this collection have been cataloged individually and have an associated collection note.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1915-1918
12Correspondence, 1919 January-March
13Correspondence, 1919-1934
14Empty envelopes, stamps