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Guide to the Placer Co., Calif., War History Committee Records, 1918-1920
BANC MSS C-A 155  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Placer Co., Calif., War History Committee Records, 1918-1920
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-A 155
    Collector: Placer County (Calif.). War History Committee
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 carton Linear feet: 1.25
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Manuscripts Division. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Placer Co., Calif., War History Committee records, BANC MSS C-A 155, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The provenance of the Placer Co., Calif., War History Committee Records, 1918-1920 is unknown.

    Scope and Content

    The Placer Co., Calif., War History Committee was created in the Fall of 1918, as part of the effort by the State Council of Defense to collect and preserve historical records relating to California's part in the great conflict. John F. Engle, principal of Placer Union High School, was appointed chair of the committee established to record for posterity the history of Placer County in World War I.
    The records include brief narratives from administrators of several committees, such as the Exemption Board and the Commercial Economy Committee, set up within the County to expedite the war effort. There are also several lists of servicemen from Placer County, responses to questionnaires from women's organization and Red Cross committees, and very brief biographical notes and/or photographs of about 135 servicemen, usually sent to the Committee by the men themselves or by their families. Of particular note is an extensive series of letters from various army camps in the western United States sent by serviceman Lee J. Wilcox to his family.