Papers of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
128 digital files (118 MB)
Finding aid prepared by: Polly Reynolds
Scope and Content:
This collection contains digital reproductions; the original papers and/or photographs are owned by the donor. The digital items in this collection were digitized from originals by the individual donors before being received by the Bentley Historical Library. Preservation copies of these files with their original file names and CD-ROM file structures intact have been submitted to Deep Blue. Access copies of these digital files can be viewed by clicking on the links next to the individual folders in the Content List below.
In this finding aid, the files have been arranged into one series, Papers. Within this series, files are listed numerically according to the file arrangement they were given by the donor. The files in this collection are in JPG and BMP format.
Files include digitized letters relating to his service in Russia (1917-1919). Also, digitized photographs and postcards of Russian scenes and photos of Bartels in uniform (1917-1919); digital photographs of Bartels' uniform, medals, accoutrements and field gear (2005-2006); digitized transcripts of an oral history (2005).
Biographical / Historical:
Resident of Muskegon Heights, Mich. who served as a sergeant in Company K, 339th U.S. Infantry, during the American intervention in North Russia, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
The collection was donated by Bruce Bartels, of Zeeland, Michigan, in 2006 (Donor no.: 4043 ).
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