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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement Statement

  • Title: Maximilian A. W. Boll papers
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1960
    Collection Number: 80085
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The Maximilian A. W. Boll collection includes writings, photographs, and printed matter corresponding to his service in the United States Army during World War I.
    Creator: Boll, Maximilian A. W., 1892-
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1980.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Maximilian A. W. Boll papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Maximilian A. W. Boll was born on June 7, 1892 in New York, NY to parents born in Germany. He was drafted into the United States Army during World War I and fought in France against the Germans. During the war, he struggled with his German American identity and German prejudice in America. He was denied entry to officer school due to his German ancestry. During his time in World War I, he was a supply officer and frequently noted he felt more like an observer than a combatant. After returning from the war, he became secretary of the 315th infantry association. Maximilian A. W. Boll passed away on August 1st, 1980.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Maximilian A. W. Boll collection includes writings, photographs, and printed matter relating to his service in the United States Army during World War I. The writings include his memoir entitled "My First Journey" in which he describes his experiences during World War I, beginning with his inner conflict of being an American of German ancestry. The photograph series consists of photographs taken of Company C, 315th Regiment of Infantry, 79th Division of World War I. The printed matter series includes a yearbook of Company C of which Maximilian Boll was an editor.

    Arrangement Statement

    The collection is organized into 3 series: "My First Journey: 1917"; Photographs; and Printed Matter

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France
    United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
    United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 315th