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Ganong (Whitfield T.) World War I Diaries
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Whitfield T. Ganong World War I Diaries
    Creator: Ganong, Whitfield T., 1895-1989
    Identifier/Call Number: SC.WGD
    Extent: 0.38 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1919
    Abstract: The collection consists of two handwritten diaries written by Canadian Private Whitfield T. Ganong from 1918-1919, which document the daily experiences of his battalion in Europe during World War I. Also included is Ganong's pay book, which states his rate of pay as well as all advances taken by Ganong while on active service from 1917-1919.
    Language of Material: English

    Biographical Information:

    Whitfield T. Ganong was born on August 1st, 1895 in New Brunswick, Canada. He joined the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Forces in 1915, and was sent to France with the 26th Canadian Infantry Battalion in 1918. He served overseas until March of 1919, when he was discharged. He passed away in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1989.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of two diaries with entries written by Canadian Private Whitfield T. Ganong from 1918-1919. In the diaries, Ganong briefly documents the daily experiences of the 26th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Europe during World War I. The diaries are also "Soldier's Own" diaries, which include large sections devoted to tips and information that could be used by soldiers in the field such as basic first aid instructions, useful phrases translated into French and military definitions among others. The collection also includes Ganong's pay book, which states his rate of pay as a Canadian soldier as well as all advances taken by Ganong while on active service.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchase. 03/14/2014.

    General

    Other Information:
    This collection was purchased with funds generously donated by Gus and Erika Manders.

    Preferred Citation:

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

    Processing Information:

    Jessica Geiser, 2014

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