Roy S. Fisk Papers, 1917-1925

Manuscript Collection #1209

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Roy S. Fisk Papers
    Creator: Fisk, Roy S.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: 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
  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books

    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.


Preliminary Inventory

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

  • Correspondence
     

    • Box 1
       
      Correspondence between Fisk and his family members, 1918-1919, 1929 and 1945-47.
      Correspondence from Roy Fisk to his brother, Emmett Fisk, written in various cities in France, 1919.
      Correspondence from Roy Fisk to his brother, Emmett Fisk, written while stationed in Bordeaux, France, 1919.
      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.
      Receipts, Bills, and correspondence from financial companies related to indebtedness, and compensation, 1928-1934.
  • Souvenir Guidebooks and Ephemera
     

    • Box 1
       
      Souvenirs including French guidebooks, brochures, and a handkerchief with "Toronto" stitching, 1918-1919.
      Souvenir booklets containing postcards, undated.
      Souvenir booklets about the palace at Versailles, undated.
  • Miscellaneous Family-Related Items
     

    • Box 1
       
      Invitations, Report Cards, Photograph, Commencement Program, Childhood Memorabilia, Personal Account Pocket Notebook (1915-1917), 1901-1946.
      Newspapers and clippings, undated.
    • Box 2
       
      Materials related to the church including two sermon booklets on the church during wartime, and three Perpetual Membership certificates for Alice Fisk, undated.
      Ledger belonging to Roy S. Fisk. Ledger mostly empty with a few documents between pages. Undated. 1 item.
  • Oversize Materials
     

    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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Preliminary Inventory

  • Correspondence
     

    • Box 1
       
      Correspondence between Fisk and his family members, 1918-1919, 1929 and 1945-47.
      Correspondence from Roy Fisk to his brother, Emmett Fisk, written in various cities in France, 1919.
      Correspondence from Roy Fisk to his brother, Emmett Fisk, written while stationed in Bordeaux, France, 1919.
      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.
      Receipts, Bills, and correspondence from financial companies related to indebtedness, and compensation, 1928-1934.
  • Souvenir Guidebooks and Ephemera
     

    • Box 1
       
      Souvenirs including French guidebooks, brochures, and a handkerchief with "Toronto" stitching, 1918-1919.
      Souvenir booklets containing postcards, undated.
      Souvenir booklets about the palace at Versailles, undated.
  • Miscellaneous Family-Related Items
     

    • Box 1
       
      Invitations, Report Cards, Photograph, Commencement Program, Childhood Memorabilia, Personal Account Pocket Notebook (1915-1917), 1901-1946.
      Newspapers and clippings, undated.
    • Box 2
       
      Materials related to the church including two sermon booklets on the church during wartime, and three Perpetual Membership certificates for Alice Fisk, undated.
      Ledger belonging to Roy S. Fisk. Ledger mostly empty with a few documents between pages. Undated. 1 item.
  • Oversize Materials
     

    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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