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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Schwanke family First World War correspondence
    source: Maringer, Richard
    source: Schwanke, Charles A. , 1889-1964
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.108.w.r
    Physical Description: .055 Linear feet (2 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1917 December 4 - 1919 April 10
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence written by several authors to the Schwanke family during the First World War. Much of the correspondence is from or concerning Pvt. Charles Schwanke, USA, who served with the 104th Infantry Regiment of the 26th Infantry Division.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWI 5
    Container: 1-2
    Container: 1-2

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Richard C. Maringer


    This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date. Series 1: Correspondence to Schwanke Family – Series 2: Wisconsin State Guard papers

    Biographical / Historical

    Private Charles Schwanke, United States Army (b. 11/27/1889) was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was 27 when he filled out his draft registration card for the First World War. Records show that Schwanke served with Company K of the 104th Infantry in France. He sailed home from Brest, France on the USS Mount Vernon in March of 1919 and arrived in Boston on April 4, 1919.
    Military records suggest that Schwanke may have had a son, Roland, who died during the Second World War.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], Schwanke family First World War correspondence (2017.108.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Content Description

    This collection contains correspondence, including a letter and postcards, to the Schwanke family during the First World War. A majority of the correspondence is from or concerning Pvt. Charles Schwanke, USA who was serving in France. The majority of the letters are addressed to Charles' brother Herbert Schwanke in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are also several documents concerning the activities of the Wisconsin State Guard.

    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)
    Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
    Maringer, Richard
    Schwanke, Charles A. , 1889-1964