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  • World War I Resources at NEHGS — A Bibliography

    David Allen Lambert

    Published Date : November 14, 2003

    In honor of the recently-observed Veterans Day we present a bibliography of manuscript, microfilm, and printed sources at NEHGS relating to U.S. World War I soldiers and sailors. The call number for each reference is provided, and books available via the NEHGS Circulating Library are indicated with "also Loan" after the call number.

    The bibliography is arranged as follows: General Reference, New England Regional, State by State (including town specific books when available), and manuscript sources.

    General Reference

    American Battle Monuments Commission, American Memorial and Overseas Military Cemeteries. (Arlington, VA: American Battle Monuments Commission, 1999) [Vertical File/UB393/A46/1999]

    Ayres, Leonard Porter, The official record of the United States' part in the great war: the government account of the thirteen American battles and ... the army of four million men, prepared under the instructions of the Secretary of war ... Complete official stories by the Adjutant general's office describing the heroic exploits of the seventy-eight congressional medal of honor men. Complete official register of awards of the distinguished service cross ... and distinguished service medal ... (Washington, D.C.: War Department, 1923?) [Rare Book/D570/O44/1923].

    General Society of Colonial Wars, An Index of Ancestors and roll of members of the Society during the World War, 1917-1918. (New York, NY: General Society of Colonial Wars, 1922) [Rare Book/ E186.3/A15/1922].

    Haulsee, William Mitchell, Soldiers of the Great War [Registers of Dead] (Washington, D.C.: Soldiers Record Publishing Association, 1920) [Rare Book/ D609/U6/S6/1920]

    Hume, Edgar Erskine, The Medical Book of Merit: United States Army and Navy Decorations awarded to Medical officers for distinguished service in the World War. (Washington, D.C.: The Association of Military Surgeons, 1925) [UC533/H86/1925].

    March, Francis Andrew, History of the World War: an authentic narrative of the World’s greatest war, including the treaty of peace and the League of Nation’s covenant. (Philadelphia, PA: Published for the United Publishers of United States and Canada, 1919) [D521/M4/1919]

    Martin, Gilbert, Atlas of World War I. (New York: Dorset Press) [Atlas/G1037/G55/1984].

    Neagles, James C., U.S. Military Records, A Guide to Federal and State Sources, Colonial America to the Present. (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry, 1994) [REF/Z1249/M5/N43/1994/also Loan]

    Newman, John J., Uncle, We are Ready! Registering America’s Men, 1917-1918: a guide to researching World War I Draft Registration cards. (North Salt Lake, UT: Heritage Quest, 2001) [D570.8/R4/N49/2001].

    Pilgrimage for the mothers and widows of soldiers, sailors, and marines of the American forces now interred in the cemeteries of Europe as provided by the Act of Congress of March 2,1929: letter from the acting secretary of war, transmitting to Congress a report of the number of mothers and widows of the deceased soldiers, sailors, and marines of the American forces now interred in the cemeteries of Europe who desire to make the pilgrimage to these cemeteries during the year 1930 or later, a list of their names, addresses, and the probable cost. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Govt. Printing Office, 1930) [Rare Book Oversize: D639/D4/U5/1930/also Loan].

    Schaefer, Christine K., The Great War: a guide to the service Records of all the World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers. (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998) [REF CS14/S33/1998/also Loan]

    United States Bureau of Naval Personnel, Officers and enlisted personnel of the United States Naval Services who died during the World War. (Fairfield, CA: Solano County Researchers, 1989) [D609/U7/A5/1989/also Loan].

    NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL

    Ticknor, Caroline, New England Aviators 1914-1918: their portraits and their records. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1919-1920) [F3/N487/1919/also Loan]

    ALASKA

    Vincent, Timothy Laitila, Finns, Swedes and Norwegians in the Alaska World War I draft Registrations, 1917-1918. (Salt Lake City, UT: Timothy L. Vincent, 1999) [F915/F5/V56/1999].

    Connecticut Adjutant General Officer. Service Records: Connecticut Men and Women in the Armed Forces of the United States during World War, 1917-1920. [Hartford, CT: Officer of the Adjutant General, State Armory, 1941?) [F93/C663/1941/also Loan].

    CONNECTICUT

    Connecticut Military Census of 1917 – Index and Questionnaires [Microfilm/F93/C66]

    Connecticut Medical Society, Report of the Committee on the History of the Medical Profession of Connecticut in the World War to the Connecticut State Medical Society, 1925. (New Haven, CT: S. Converse, 1925) [F91/P76/1925]

    Nuckols, Ashley Kay, Deaths, American Expeditionary Forces, W.W.I, 1917-1918. [Connecticut]  (Tazewell, VA: A.K. Nucklos, 1995) [REF/D609/U6/N831/1995]

    GEORGIA

    Cook, Susan Hawkes, World War I Draft Registrations, Georgia: Metro Atlanta area index, Geinnett County, 5327 registrants. (Norcross, GA: Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region, 1992) [F292/G9/C66/1992].

    Geiger, Linda A. Woodward, World War I Draft Registrations, Georgia: Metro Atlanta Area Index, DeKalb County, 5394 registrants. (East Point, GA: Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region. 1994) [F292/F9/C66/1994]

    Jones, William F., Elbert Countians in our Country’s Wars. (Atlanta, GA: Cherokee Publishing Co., 1981) [F292.E4/J6].

    ILLINOIS

    Huidekoper, Frederic Louis. Illinois in the World War.  The History of the 33rd Division A.E.F. (Springfield, IL: Illinois State Historical Library, 1921) [ILL/20/1-3/Project Entry].

    Husband, Lori, Chicago World War I Draftees: districts 3, 4, 5, and 70. (Park Forest, IL: L. Husband, 1990) [F548.5/H87/1990].

    KANSAS

    Robbins, F.C., History of the Soldiers and Sailors of Ellsworth County in the Great World War, 1917-1918. (Salina, KS: Smoky Valley Genealogical Society and Library, 1986) [F687/E4/R63/1919]

    MAINE

    Maine Adjutant General’s Office, Report of the Adjutant General of the state of Maine for the period of the World War, 1917-1919. (Augusta, ME: Adjutant General’s Office, 1929) [F18/M352/1929a/also Loan].

    Nuckols, Ashley Kay, Deaths, American Expeditionary Forces, W.W.I, 1917-1918. [Maine]  (Tazewell, VA: A.K. Nucklos, 1995) [REF/D609/U6/N832/1995]

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Howe, M.A. DeWolfe, Memoirs of the Harvard Dead in the War Against Germany. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1920-1924) [LD2141/H6/1920]

    Mead, Frederick Sumner, Harvard’s Military Record in the World War. (Boston: Harvard Alumni Association, 1921) [LD2142/M42/1921/also Loan].

    Nuckols, Ashley Kay, Deaths, American Expeditionary Forces, W.W.I, 1917-1918. [Massachusetts]  (Tazewell, VA: A.K. Nucklos, 1995) [REF/D609/U6/N833/1995]

    Putnam, Eben., The Gold Star record of Massachusetts: report of the Commission on Massachusetts' part in the World War. (Boston: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1929) [F63/C66/v. 2]

    Andover – Fuess, Claude Moore. Andover, Massachusetts, in the World War. (Andover, MA: The Andover Press, 1921) [F74/A6/F79/1921/also Loan].

    BostonBoston Edison Company, A War-time record: an illustrated account of the war-time activities of the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston during the Great World War, 1914-1918. (Boston, MA: Privately printed for the Edison Electric Illuminating Company, 1922) [D570.85/M41/B62/1922].

    Brockton – Brockton’s Honor Roll of her sons who made the Supreme sacrifice in the World War. (Brockton, MA: Brockton World War Victory Association, 1919) [MS/BRO/6B]/

    Great Barrington – Taylor, Charles James, History of Great Barrington [including WWI Registers]. (Great Barrington, MA: Published by the town of Great Barrington, 1928) [F74/G8/T22/1928/also Loan]

    Montague- Montgomery, Louis, Military Service Records for Montague, Mass., 1913-1921 [Manuscript/MSS/C/1403].

    Newburyport – Atkinson, Minnie. Newburyport in the World War. (Newburyport, MA: News Publishing Co., 1938) [MS/NEW/939].

    Stoughton – The World War Veterans of Stoughton: a memorial to those who made the supreme sacrifice and a souvenir of the welcome home reception and celebration given by the Town of Stoughton, Massachusetts, to her returning sons, September 1, 1919. (Stoughton, MA: Town of Stoughton, 1919) [F74/S886/W67/1919]

    Westfield – Clark, Edward G., Westfield and the World War. (Westfield, MA: Westfield Times, 1919) [MS/WES/2125]

    Winchester - Winchester’s War Records: Civil, Spanish-American, World. (Andover, MA: Andover Press, 1935) [F74/W85/W8/1925].

    MICHIGAN

    Landrum, Charles Hanford, Michigan in the World War.  Military and Naval Honors of Michigan Men and Women.  Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Naval Decorations, Foreign Decorations. (Lansing, MI: Michigan Historical Commission, 1924 [F565/L36/1924].

    MINNESOTA

    Collins, Louis L., Minnesota in the World War; history of the 151st Field Artillery Rainbow Division. (Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota War Records Commission, 1924) [MINN/55/2].

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Nuckols, Ashley Kay, Deaths, American Expeditionary Forces, W.W.I, 1917-1918. [New Hampshire]  (Tazewell, VA: A.K. Nucklos, 1995) [REF/D609/U6/N834/1995]

    NEW YORK

    Deyo, John, Newburgh in the World War: A review of the part played by residents of the city of Newburgh and the towns of Newburgh, New Windsor, and vicinity in the great conflict. (Newburgh, NY: Newburgh World War Publishing Co., 1924) [NY/NEW/1060].

    Foreman, Edward R., World War Service Record of Rochester and Monroe County, New York. Vol. I: Those Who died for us; Vol. II: Those who supported the service. (Rochester, NY: City of Rochester, 1930) [NY/107/20].

    Nuckols, Ashley Kay, Deaths, American Expeditionary Forces, W.W.I, 1917-1918. [New York State]  (Tazewell, VA: A.K. Nucklos, 1995) [REF/D609/U6/N835/1995]; [New York City] [REF/D609/U6/N836/1995]; and [Brooklyn] [REF/D609/U6/N837/1995].

    Sweeney, Daniel J., History of Buffalo and Erie County, 1914-1919. (Buffalo, NY: Committee of One Hundred, 1920) [F129/B8/S97/1920/also Loan]

    Whitney, Stanton, Squadron A in the Great War 1917-1918.  Including a narrative of the 105th M[achine] G[un] Battalion. (New York: Squadron A Association, 1923) [NYC/21/5]

    OHIO

    ----, Program for the unveiling of the memorial to the Ohio troops in the world war and dedication of the new wing of the museum. (Columbus, OH: The Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society, 1926) [OHIO/63/4].

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Clifford, E.L., Schuykill County, Pennsylvania in the World War. (Pottsville, PA: J.H. Zerbey Newspapers, Inc., 1931) [PA/134/31].

    Gates, Robert Cady, The Ancestry and World War I letters of William Galbraith Stewart, Jr. (1896-1935) of Wilkinsburg, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. (Springfield, MO: R.C. Gates, 1995) [CS71/S93/1995]

    Loetzer, C.E., Honor Roll: Soldiers, Sailors and Nurses from Sayre, Penna.  Enrolled under the Stars and Stripes in the World War for Liberty – Armistice Signed and Fighting Stopped November 11, 1918. (Sayre, PA: Loetzer, C.E., 1919) [PAY/SAY/15]

    Wagenseller, George W., Synder County Annals: A collection of all kinds of Historical Items Affecting Snyder County from the Settlement of the First Pioneers in this section to the names of the Soldiers in the World War, 1917-1919. (Middleburg, PA: Middleburgh, Post, 1919) [PA/135/10].

    RHODE ISLAND

    ----, Memorial to the Employees of the Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co. who served at home and abroad in the great World War. [RI/60/40].

    ----, Honor Roll of Rhode Island Masons who served in the World War 1914-1918,from statistics of the Masonic War Board of Rhode Island. (Central Falls, RI: E.L. Freeman Co., 1921) [RI/60/42].

    Nuckols, Ashley Kay, Deaths, American Expeditionary Forces, W.W.I, 1917-1918. [Rhode Island]  (Tazewell, VA: A.K. Nucklos, 1995) [REF/D609/U6/N831/1995]

    VERMONT

    Cushing, John T., Vermont in the World War, 1917-1919. (Burlington, VT: Printed by Free Press Printing Co., 1928) [F54/C8/1928].

    Johnson, Herbert T., Roster of Vermont Men and Women in the Military and Naval Service of the United States and Allies in the World War 1917-1919. (Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Co., Marble City Press, 1927) [VT/50/23]

    Nuckols, Ashley Kay, Deaths, American Expeditionary Forces, W.W.I, 1917-1918. [Vermont]  (Tazewell, VA: A.K. Nucklos, 1995) [REF/D609/U6/N831/1995]

    VIRGINIA

    Davis, Arthur Kyle, Virginia Military Organizations in the World War. (Richmond, VA: The Virginia War History Commission, 1927) [VA/90/45].

    Davis, Arthur Kyle, Virginians of Distinguished Service of the World War. (Richmond, VA: The Virginia War History Commission, 1923) [VA/90/40].

    REGIMENTAL HISTORIES AND PERSONAL NARRATIVES

    Addison, James T., The Story of the First Gas Regiment. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1919) [D570.345/1st/A43/1919].

    Barton, George Preston, War Service Record and Memorial of Lester Clement Barton, Thyrza Barton Dean, William Sidney Barton, Raymond Welles Barton. (Rochester, NY: E.R. Andrews Printing Co., 1922) [CS71/B336/1922/also Loan]

    Butler, Charles T., A Civilian in Uniform. (Ojai, CA: Butler, 1975) [CS71/B986/1975].

    Byington, Cassius P, The Record of a Private [Russell Perkins Byington (1893-1918)] (East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters, 1920) [CS71/B999917/1920]

    Cutler, Frederick Morse, The 55th Artillery (C.A.C.) in the American Expeditionary Forces, France 1918. (Worcester, MA: Commonwealth Press, 1920) [D570.325/55th/C8/1920]

    Ford, Bert,The Fighting Yankees Overseas [26th Army Division]. (Boston, MA: Norman E. McPhail, 1919) [D570.3/26th/F6/also Loan]

    Huidekoper, Frederic Louis, Illinois in the World War.  The History of the 33rd Division A.E.F. (Springfield, IL: Illinois State Historical Library, 1921) [ILL/20/1-3/Project Entry].

    Little, John G., The Official History of the Eighty-Sixth Division. (Chicago, IL: State Publications Society, 1921) [D570.3/86th/L57/1921].

    Liggett, Hunter, A.E.F., ten years ago in France. (New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1928) [D570/L5/1928]

    Taylor, Emerson G., New England in France, 1917-1919: a history of the Twenty-Sixth Division, U.S.A. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1920) [D570.3/26th/T3/1920].

    MANUSCRIPTS

    Avery, Walter Lindsay (1892-1978), The War-time Diary of Walter Lindsay from January 2, 1917 to October 2, 1918. [MSS/A/1092].

    Griffen, Bedford Baxter, Life aboard Subchaser SC-343 (typescript) [MS A 3000].

    Montgomery, Louis, Military Service Records for Montague, Mass., 1913-1921 [MSS/C/1403].

    Rhoads, Jay Roscoe, Hundreds of letters written between Jay Roscoe Rhoads and his wife Mary including during his tour of duty in the US Army in WWI in France. Including his scrap books and WWI medals. [MSS 632 ].

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