Guide to the Louis Dekeyser Belden Papers

Processed by David C. Tambo
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
© 2003
Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Louis Dekeyser Belden Papers, ca. 1916-1924

Collection number: Bernath Mss 25

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    David C. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    28 January 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Louis Dekeyser Belden Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1916-1924
Collection Number: Bernath Mss 25
Creator: Belden, Louis deKeyser
Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Louis Dekeyser Belden Papers. Bernath Mss 25. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert Kelley, 1982.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains correspondence, documents, maps, photographs, and ephemera of Louis deKeyser Belden, a surgeon and captain in the Medical Corps during WWI. Belden was born Dec. 7, 1888, and graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1910.
The collection also includes some later non-WWI material relating to North Carolina.

Related Materials

See list of World War I collections in UCSB Special Collections, at: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/wwi_res.html

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1 - 8

World War I

Box 1: 1

Artifacts - includes insignia, ca. 1917 - 1919

Box 1: 2

Correspondence, re WWI, 1920

Box 1: 3 - 4

Documents - includes officer's record book, orders, and reports, 1917 - 1920

Box 1: 5

Maps - "Les cartes du front," including Verdun, ca. 1916 - 1917

Box 1: 6

Medical instructions and reports - includes information on syphilis and ulcers, ca. 1917 - 1919

Box 1: 7

Miscellany - includes passes, poems, "Last Will and Testament of the Kaiser," humorous fictitious court-martial account, North Carolina clippings and other material relating to the war, ca. 1917 - 1919

Box 1: 8

Photographs - snapshots, negatives, and postcards (b/w), some with captions, of camps, French countryside, and military personnel, including one of group with gas masks, ca. 1917 - 1919

Box 1: 9

Post-WWI - University of North Carolina class of 1910 reunion program, and other North Carolina and Indiana club items, 1920 - 1924