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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Angelus T. Burch First World War correspondence
    Identifier/Call Number: 2014.123.w.r
    Identifier/Call Number: 181
    Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet (1 Folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1942
    Date (bulk): 1918-1919
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence and documents pertaining to 1stLt. Angelus T. Burch, AEF during the First World War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWI 1
    Container: 22
    Container: 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.


    This collection is arranged in chronological order and by material type.

    Biographical / Historical

    First Lieutenant Angelus Teague Burch, American Expeditionary Force (11/12/1895 - 11/18/1967) was born to Rousseau and Clara Burch in Salina, Kansas. Burch served during the First World War in a Field Artillery hospital. He was wounded on the 11th of November 1918 and remained in the hospital until his recovery and return to the United States. 1LT Burch was married to Marrie Burch and they had two children, both sons. Burch died at the age of 72 and was buried in Salinas, California.


    The staples holding the passport photo to the passport have been removed by the Archivist. The passport photo was placed in a seperate sleeve before the document and after the book. The passport book has been seperated from the passport document and was placed in a seperate sleeve before the document. A copy of the passport photo was found on Ancestry and added to collectiong on 13 November 2018

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Angelus T. Burch First World War correspondence (2014.123.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains correspondence and documents related to 1st Lt. Angelus T. Burch, AEFUSA, during the First World War. After the war, Burch became a journalist and an editor at the Chicago Daily News. Eight original letters are present, as well as a passport, a Christmas menu for 1917, a typed transcript of one letter, and a letter by the donor to Andrew Carroll, including a handwritten transcript of a letter.

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War (1914-1918)
    Correspondence -- World War, 1914-1918
    Burch, Angelus T.