November 28, 2011, 0.78 cubic feet; Collection (May 16, 1918 to March 11, 1919) includes a scrapbook containing 41 letters and postcards written by U.S. Army Pvt. Victor C. Faure to his parents, Henry E. Faure and Inge Peterson Faure, in San Francisco, California, describing his World War I Army service stateside and in France. His stateside letters describe train travels throughout California, the Southwest, Kansas, Chicago and Ohio; and his stay at Fort Mills on Long Island, New York. His time in France with the First Army as part of the American Expeditionary Force is covered in letters dated June 29, 1918, through March 11, 1919, which contain descriptions of Army life in good detail, the devastation in France from German artillery shelling, the First Army’s participation in the Battle of Argonne Forest, the end of the war and delays getting back home. Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino, Philadelphia, PA, with state funds.
Purchased with state funds from Carmen D. Valentino.
Use photocopies of letters located in folders a - e.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Victor C. Faure Papers (#1201), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Processed by Hans Sprenkle, August 2012.