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World War (1914-1918)

Subject Source: Fast

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Photographs of Robert P. and James H. Rowan in their First World War uniforms

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0163
Scope and Contents A real photograph postcard of Washington and Lee University ambulance driver James Rowan (WLU class of 1914) standing in front of his ambulance in France during the First World War. The second image in this collection is of Robert P. Rowan in his military uniform wearing the U.S. Army's Distinguished Service Cross awarded to him for his heroism in combat as a corporal in Company A, of the 116th Infantry. The Rowan brothers were from Greenville, Augusta County, Virginia.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1917 - 1919


 Item — Box 7: [0000006060], Folder: 34
Scope and Contents Postcards that are military issued and from different areas of France.
Dates: 1910 - 1965

The War Years - Official Papers, 1914 - 1919

 File — Box 7: [0000005221], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents This file consists of official documents, such as merandums, official business letters, and reciepts, from John Aleander Graham's war years.
Dates: 1914 - 1919

Unidentified Photographs, 1875 - 1925

 File — Box 1: [0000007740], Folder: 22
Scope and Contents This folder contains unidentified pictures of the Shields family including a portrait of a soldier from the first World War.
Dates: 1875 - 1925

Victory Finals, 1919-06

Scope and Contents This booklet contains the schedule of end of year events, which were held to celebrate and commemorate the Washington and Lee students who fought in World War I. Events included several dances, a meeting of the Washington Literary Society, the performance of a band, and commencement. It also contains photographs of Washington and Lee's campus.
Dates: 1919-06

War Memorabilia, 1914 - 1918

 File — Box 7: [0000005222], Folder: 3
Scope and Contents This file consists of programs of Independence Day and Thanksgiving services, a theatre progam, a photograph, and Graham's certificate of identification.
Dates: 1914 - 1918

Washington and Lee University Ambulance Unit Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0278
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence (1917-1919), histories, and memoirs of the Washington and Lee University Ambulance Unit during World War I.
Dates: Inclusive 1917-1962; Majority of material found within Bulk 1917-1919

William Webb Pusey Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0182
Scope and Contents This collection includes miscellaneous articles on a variety of literary topics. It also includes approximately 25 items from Pusey's wartime duty in Germany in 1945, including eight photographs of Admiral Dönitz's surrender. Additionally, there is a typescript by Pusey entitled Theater in Staunton, Va, 1875-1912.Also contains a signed typescript of his book History of the theater in Staunton, Virginia, known as Grange Hall, the Opera House (1879) and the Beverly Theatre...
Dates: Inclusive 1925-1992; Majority of material found within Bulk 1925-1962

W&L Memorabilia

 Item — Box 8: [0000006062], Folder: 38
Scope and Contents Contains materials regarding the bicentennial celebration at W&L, a reunion book for the class of 1912, and a Ring Tum Phi article from WWI about students including Hart leaving for war
Dates: 1910 - 1965