Walter Phillips papers

Title

Walter Phillips papers

Subject

World War, 1914-1918
Soldiers

Description

The collection consists of letters, newspaper clippings, and documents relating to Walter Phillips' time in the military during WWI. The photographs feature Walter Phillips before and during WWI. They include pictures of Walter in uniform, reconnaissance photographs, and photos of military life. Scrapbooks of Walter's school years and Lena Phillips' trip to France are part of the collection. Additional correspondence consists of telegrams and postcards to and from Lena Phillips regarding the Gold Star Mothers' trip to France in 1932. The U.S. sponsored a Gold Star Mothers' trip overseas to visit military cemeteries where American soldiers were buried.

Creator

Phillips, Walter, Lt.

Source

MSS 063 Walter Phillips papers

Publisher

Southern Oregon University. Library

Date

1890-1940

Rights

Public Domain: See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
For fair use/educational reproduction, please provide the following credit: Courtesy of Southern Oregon University Hannon Library."

Relation

MSS 049 Anderson - Phillips family papers

Format

Personal correspondence

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

MSS 063 Walter Phillips papers

Coverage

World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

To Mrs. L.A. Phillips from Lillian Phillips
The envelope includes three letters spanning February 28 to March 9. The two letters from Lillian describe life in Camp Merritt. The third letter is from Walter Phillips.

To Mrs. F.M. Carter from Lt. Phillips
Walter's letter to his sister and dad describes his desire to join the efforts in France. The letter is written on YMCA stationery.

To Mrs. F.M. Carter from Lt. Phillips
Walter's letter to his father and sister describes his experience as a soldier. The letter includes a photograph of Walter.

To L.A. Phillips from Lt. Walter Phillips
The letter from Walter to his mother describes his experience as a soldier in WWI. The letter is written on Y.M.C.A, On Active Service stationary.

To Mother from Walter
Walter describes his experience as a soldier in France.

To Lt. Walter Phillips from L.A. Phillips
The letter from Walter's mother describes the family and life at home in Ashland.

To Mrs. L.A. Phillips from Lt. W. A. Phillips
The letter from Lt. Walter Phillips to his mother talks of family life in Ashland and his hopes for assignment to the observation squadron.

To Lt. Walter Phillips from L.A. Phillips
A letter to Walter from his mother.

To Mrs. Fred M. Carter from Sgt. Carter
A letter to Vetabelle from Sgt. Carter describing his experience in France.

To Mrs. F.M. Carter from Lt. Walter Phillips
Walter's letter describes his time as a soldier in France.
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