As part of the statewide World War I commemoration, we have digitized 60 additional materials from the Military Collections and Private Collections of the State Archives of North Carolina. Most of the additions to the World War I digital collection are selections from the collections listed below.
Some highlights include:
PC.1385 Robert R. Bridgers Papers: Correspondence from Ann Preston Bridgers, who served as a YWCA hostess with the American Expeditionary Forces in France 1919. This is one of the few collections of non-combat women from the front in Europe.
PC.1560 Banks Arendell Papers: Arendell was part of the Machine Gun Company, 321st Infantry, 81st Division, American Expeditionary Forces, 1918-1919. His journal includes items such as Armistice Day on the front lines, and describing crossing the Atlantic in convoy.
WWI 106 John N. Hackney Sr. Army Field Notebook: Hackney’s original WWI Army field notebook with military training notes from when he was stationed in various training camps, including notes on infantry lines procedures and movements, Army code writings, mine warfare, and more.
Page from Wartime Diary of Robert Gregg Cherry
2017-18 additions to the World War I digital collection (North Carolina Digital Collections):
PC.8 Walter Clark Papers
PC.76 William Blount Rodman Papers
PC.100 Theodore F. Davidson Papers
PC.219 Edward W. Pou Papers
PC.1138 R. Gregg Cherry Papers
PC.1140 Reginald A. Fessenden Papers
PC.1165 Carl Brindley Notebook
PC.1234 Daisy Green Collection
PC.1308 Rodolph Nunn Papers
PC.1417 Leonidas Polk Denmark Papers
PC.1554 Bennet T. Blake Papers
PC.1697 George Carroll Brown Papers
PC.1739 William C. Lewis Diary
PC.1904 Richard Seawell Hinton Papers
WWI 1 North Carolina Council of Defense: Prosecutions Under Selective Services and Espionage Acts
WWI 35 Leonidas Polk Denmark Papers
WWI 84 Benjamin Ira Taylor Papers
WWI 86 Benjamin R. Lacy Jr.
WWI 87 Thomas A. Lacy
Pillowcase from the George Carroll Brown Private Collection
WWI 88 North Carolina Distinguished Service Cross Awardees List
WWI 93 Jewish War Service Roster of North Carolina Small Towns
WWI 109 United States Army Troop Transport Ships List
WWI 118 113th Field Artillery Regiment Roster