Finding Aid for the John LaForest First World War correspondence collection 2017.160.w.r

John Encarnacion
Center for American War Letters Archives
8/24/2017
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866
speccoll@chapman.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: John LaForest First World War correspondence
creator: LaForest, John
source: Rolley, Fleurette
Identifier/Call Number: 2017.160.w.r
Physical Description: .08 Linear feet (1 folder)
Date: 1918-11-27
Abstract: This collection contains one correspondence written by serviceman John LaForest to his parents during the First World War.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives
Container: WWI 1
Container: 50

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date.

Biographical / Historical

John LaForest was born in Tupper Lake, NY (date unknown) and grew up in Piercefield, NY. After the First World War ended, LaForest moved back to Tupper Lake and spent the rest of his life there.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Fleurette Rolley

Preferred Citation

[Item title, Box number, Folder number], John LaForest First World War correspondence (2017.160.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one correspondence written by serviceman John LaForest, American Expeditionary Forces, to his parents during the First World War. LaForest wrote this letter 16 days after Armistice. In the letter, LaForest wrote about traveling from Verdun to Marnay, France, the armistice being signed, and coming back home.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918
Correspondence -- World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 -- Homefront
Armistice Day
Rolley, Fleurette