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Schuyler L. Hanson Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2008-029

Content Description

The collection consists of World War I Letters, Military Papers, Photos, Greeting Cards, School Souvenir Books, and Postcards sent by Schuyler L. Hanson while in the service during World War I to his future wife Anna Vondra of Ziegler, SD. Schuyler was born February 1, 1892 in Wisconsin to Nels and Thea Hanson. Schuyler entered military service in September of 1917 having seen action at St. Mlihel and the Mues Argon Forest in Germany. He was also a member of the Army of Occupation on the Rhine River and was discharged in June of 1919. Schuyler and Anna were married in Faulkton on January 20, 1921. The collection contains fifty one (51) letters dating from September of 1917 to February of 1920. Schuyler wrote letters from Camp Funston, KS, France, and Endorf, Germany. The letters offer general correspondence of a soldier during World War I. The letters from September 1917 - November 1919 were transcribed, and the digital file was saved according to the Archives' Digital Preservation Rules. The collection also includes various military papers and postcards, postcards of Germany, a postcard book from New York sent by Schuyler’s brother Ray Hanson (who also served in Europe during the war), Schuyler and Anna’s school souvenir books, photographs and postcards of Highmore and Seneca and a military photo of Ray Hanson, invitations to the Legion Post-Auxiliary banquets in Faulk County, along with Christmas, Religious, and various other greeting cards. A photo of the USS Leviathan is also in the collection. It was the ship that brought Schuyler back to the United States after the war. It was placed in the flat box.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1917-1920

Creator

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet