Register of the John Kohnen Honey papers

Finding aid prepared by Danielle Lopez
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
© 2008
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
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: English
Physical Description: 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.
Creator: Honey, John Kohnen, 1896-1978
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1979.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Kohnen Honey papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

Private first class, American Field Service.

Biographical note

March 16, 1896 Born, North Dakota
1915-1917 Student at Stanford University
1917 Enlisted into the United States Army as a Private First Class
1917 Volunteered as a member of the American Ambulance Field Service in France
1919 Dischraged from military service
August 2, 1978 Died, California

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 Ambulance Service.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care
World War, 1914-1918 -- France
France. Armée
American Field Service


Personal Papers 1917-1919

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

Military papers 1917-1919

box 1, folder 2

Diaries 1917-1919

box 1, folder 3

Typed diary 1917-1919

box 1, folder 4

Correspondence, 1917-1918

box 1, folder 5

Newspaper clippings 1917-1918


Photographs and postcards 1917-1919

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.
box 1, folder 6

Postcards 1918

box 1, folder 7

Photo album 1917-1918

box 2, folder 1

Negatives, 1917-1918

box 2, folder 2-5

Prints 1917-1918