Finding Aid for the Wesley F. Diedrich First World War correspondence collection 2014.025.w.r

Lauren Menges
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Wesley F. Diedrich First World War Correspondence
creator: Diedrich, Wesley F.
source: Roads, Vera D.
Identifier/Call Number: 2014.025.w.r
Physical Description: 0.3 Linear Feet (6 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1917-10-1919-05
Abstract: This collection contains the correspondence and ephemera of Wesley F. Diedrich, American Expeditionary Force, from the First World War.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives
Container: WWI 2
Container: 4-9

Content Description

This collection contains 69 letters written by Wesley F. Diedrich to his parents during the First World War. Diedrich served in the 27th company of the American Expeditionary Forces.
In the first half of the collection, Diedrich described his training and other happenings at Camp Logan in Houston, Texas. In the second half of the collection his division went to Europe and he described cities and locations they visit.
The collection also contains six maps, four war pamphlets, six newspaper and magazine clippings, and three photographs.


This collection is arranged by material type and date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Vera Roads. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Item title, Box number, Folder number], Wesley F. Diedrich First World War correspondence (2014.025.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918
Correspondence -- World War, 1914-1918
Roads, Vera D.