Finding Aid for the David Friedman First World War correspondence 2014.004.w.r
Center for American War Letters Archives
Orange, CA 92866
Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: David Friedman First World War correspondence
creator: Friedman, David
source: Friedman, Jay
Identifier/Call Number: 2014.004.w.r
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1916-1918
Abstract: This collection consists of 108 letters from David Friedman to his parents covering the period: September 1916 to November 1918. Friedman was a pharmacist who served in the United States Army and fought overseas in France during World War One. A photograph portrait for Friedman in civilian attire and a casual group shot of Friedman (2nd from the left) and fellow soldiers taken in Blackpool, England in 1917.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries
Container: WWI 1
This collection consists of:
108 letters from David Friedman to his parents (September 1916 to November 1918) The bulk of Friedman's letters were written from France, where he enjoyed nights at the theatre, leave trips to Paris, and comfortable accomodations. A noncombatant, he worked in the camp dispensary, where he recieved a promotion and hoped to stay permanently. He did not report on any military combat in his letters, and often commented that things were "quiet" in his camp.
2 photogaphs One individual photograph portrait for Friedman in civilian attire, and one casual group shot of Friedman (2nd from the left) and fellow soldiers taken in Blackpool, England in 1917.
[Item title], David Friedman World War One correspondence (2014.004.w.r), Center for American War Letters, Chapman University, CA.
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Gift of Jay Friedman in memory of his father David Friedman.
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The collection is arranged chronologically.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
World War -- 1914 - 1918.