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Beverley R. Kennon Papers, 1917-1919, 1926

Manuscript Collection #383

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Title: Beverley R. Kennon Papers
Creator: Kennon, Beverley R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1917-1919, 1926) consisting of correspondence, memorandums, orders, manuals, World War I, list of field equipments.
Extent: 0.143 Cubic feet, 46 items, consisting of correspondence, memorandums, orders, manuals, and miscellaneous.

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Accessions Information

March 20, 1979, 35 items; Papers (1917-1919) of World War I officer, including memos, orders, manuals and reports. Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard, Tarboro, N.C.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Beverley R. Kennon Papers (#383), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Terry; M. York, April 1981

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Major Beverley R. Kennon, a member of the U.S. Army Medical Reserve Corps, worked in the fields of ophthalmology and otolaryngology during World War I. Kennon received an M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1893 and was commissioned in 1917. He served at several posts, including Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va; and Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga. Beginning in October, 1918, he was stationed at the Justice Hospital Group in Toul, France.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

In addition to routine correspondence, memorandums and orders (1917-1919), the collection contains military publications primarily concerned with training:

Outline of Lessons in Company Administration for Provisional Second Lieutenants (1917); Studies in Minor Tactics 1915 (1917 reprint); Training Camps for Reserve Officers... (1917); Combat Firing (undated); and Small Problems for Infantry (1917). Epitome of Upton's Military Policy of the United States (1916) discusses the period between the Revolution and the Civil War, inclusive.

Miscellany includes photographic identification cards of Kennon and his wife, a directory of University of Virginia alumni serving in World War I in Europe (1918), "General Instructions for Medical Officers of the Section of Surgery of the Head," a list of field equipment needed by officers overseas, and a memorandum book.

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Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Autograph Entry :

    • Pershing, John J[oseph] 1919

Subject Entries :

    • EDUCATION— COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES— University of Virginia
    • U.S.— MILITARY— Army— Medical Reserve Corps
    • WAR— WORLD WAR I— Training

Date Entry :

  • 1917-1919

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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