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Penningroth (Louis P.) papers
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Correspondence, diaries, memoirs, financial records, reports, clippings, other printed matter, and photographs, relating to Young Men's Christian Association aid to Allied prisoners of war in Austria, especially juvenile Russian prisoners; aid to repatriated Russian prisoners at the end of World War I; release of American and British prisoners of war in Russia; and conditions in Russia during the Russian Civil War.
Louis Phillip Penningroth was born in 1889. He was an American clergyman who served as a Young Men's Christian Association worker in Europe from 1915 to 1919. He was interested in providing aid to prisoners of war, especially juvenile prisoners. When he returned home after the war, he married Ethel Blythe, with whom he kept correspondence while in Europe. They had four children and lived in Iowa until Penningroth's death in 1973.
5 manuscript boxes (2.0 Linear Feet)
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