Register of the John Kohnen Honey papers
Finding aid prepared by Danielle Lopez
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6003
Title: John Kohnen Honey papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1919
Collection Number: 79063
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material:
2 manuscript boxes
(0.8 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Diaries, letters, correspondence, clippings, postcards, and photographs relating to the American Ambulance Service attached
to French Army forces in France during World War I. As a whole, the collection depicts John Kohnen Honey's time in the American
Field Service during World War I.
Honey, John Kohnen, 1896-1978
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual
or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1979.
[Identification of item], John Kohnen Honey papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Private first class, American Field Service.
|March 16, 1896
||Born, North Dakota
||Student at Stanford University
||Enlisted into the United States Army as a Private First Class
||Volunteered as a member of the American Ambulance Field Service in France
||Dischraged from military service
|August 2, 1978
Scope and Content of Collection
Collection include diaries, correspondence, clippings, postcards and photographs relating to the American Ambulance Service
attached to French Army forces in France from 1917 to 1919. As a whole the collection details Honey's time in the American
Field Service during World War I. Through diaries and correspondence, Honey provides a glimpse into a life of a soldier within
the American Field Service. Photographs and negatives depict scenes of destruction, war and everyday life of the American
Subjects and Indexing Terms
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care
World War, 1914-1918 -- France
American Field Service
Scope and Contents
Contains military papers, letters, diaries, and newspaper clippings related to the American Field Service from 1917-1919.
As an enlisted soldier assigned to the American Ambulance Service, Honey described the conditions of war in letters to family
members and personal diaries. Pieces of the diaries have been typed out. Articles about Honey's service were published in
several issues of the Gresham Outlook, a hometown newspaper from Gresham, Oregon.
box 1, folder 1
box 1, folder 4
box 1, folder 5
Photographs and postcards
Scope and Contents
Photographs include image of American and French troops, the ambulance service of the American Field Service, and scenes of
destruction in France during World War I. Collection contains over 600 prints and 150 negatives.