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Roy S. Fisk Papers, 1917-1925

Manuscript Collection #1209

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

Title: Roy S. Fisk Papers
Creator: Fisk, Roy S.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1917-1925) consists of material related to Roy S. Fisk who served as an Army cook with Co. C, 131st Engineers, AEF, stationed in Le Mans, France, during the latter half of World War I. Included are correspondence, papers related to Fisk’s military career, war-related publications, French guide books and souvenir photo albums from places he visited in France, a postcard book from the U.U.S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, and Vol. 1, No. 19, April 10, 1919, issue of The Bulletin which discusses issues in France and the military career of Brigadier General George S. Simonds. Also included are some papers and ephemera related to his post-military life.
Extent: 0.472 Cubic feet, 2 archival boxes, consisting of correspondence, postcards, ephemera, clippings, a ledger and publications

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

Accessions Information

July 18, 2013, (unprocessed) 0.472 cubic feet; Collection (1917-1925) consists of material related to Roy S. Fisk who served as an Army cook with Co. C, 131st Engineers, AEF, stationed in Le Mans, France, during the latter half of World War I. Included are 29 letters written to his brother who was also stationed in France, 6 letters from his family in Rochester, N.Y., papers related to Fisk’s military career, war-related publications, French guide books and souvenir photo albums from places he visited in France, a postcard book from the U.U.S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, and Vol. 1, No. 19, April 10, 1919, issue of The Bulletin which discusses issues in France and the military career of Brigadier General George S. Simonds. Also included are some papers and ephemera related to his post-military life. Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books of Gloucester City, NJ, with funds from the Sara Batten Endowment.

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

Roy S. Fisk Papers (#1209), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books

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

Roy S. Fisk of New York was stationed in Le Mans, France, in the latter half of World War I, as an Army cook with Co. C, 131st Engineers, AEF.

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

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

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Series 1:
Correspondence
  • Box 1#1209.1
    • Folder a#1209.1.a
      Correspondence between Fisk and his family members, 1918-1919, 1929 and 1945-47.
    • Folder b#1209.1.b
      Correspondence from Roy Fisk to his brother, Emmett Fisk, written in various cities in France, 1919.
    • Folder c#1209.1.c
      Correspondence from Roy Fisk to his brother, Emmett Fisk, written while stationed in Bordeaux, France, 1919.
    • Folder d#1209.1.d
      Correspondence from Chas. A. Bradley & Company, C.R. Macauley Photoplays, Inc., John E. Finney & Company, Chas. A. Sager regarding financial holdings including stock, 1918-1925, and 1946.
    • Folder e#1209.1.e
      Receipts, Bills, and correspondence from financial companies related to indebtedness, and compensation, 1928-1934.
Series 2:
Souvenir Guidebooks and Ephemera
Series 3:
Military Material
Series 4:
Miscellaneous Family-Related Items
  • Box 2#1209.2
    • Folder a#1209.2.a
      Materials related to the church including two sermon booklets on the church during wartime, and three Perpetual Membership certificates for Alice Fisk, undated.
    • Folder b#1209.2.b
      Ledger belonging to Roy S. Fisk. Ledger mostly empty with a few documents between pages. Undated. 1 item.
Series 5:
Oversize Materials
Oversize Folder os1#1209.os1
Newspapers including The Souvenir Edition of the American Embarkation Center's The Bulletin, Le Mans (Sarthe), France (April 10, 1919); The Newark Courier, Wayne County, New York (April 27, 1911); and a portion of The Newark Union Gazette (April 22, 1911).
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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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