Soldier from Copemish, Mich., member of Co. E, 339th U.S. Infantry who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes correspondence, certificates of recognition, and obituary concerning work of the Polar Bear Expedition; and photographs.
Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
Scope and Content:
The papers consist mainly of obituaries and miscellaneous clippings. Photographs include portraits of Bigelow.
Biographical / Historical:
Resident of Copemish, Mich., served as private, Co. E, 339th Infantry. Bigelow died of pneumonia shortly after arriving in Russia.
The collection was donated by Mrs. Frank Mills, of Copemish, Michigan, in 1966 (Donor no.: 4414 ).
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