Member of Co. E, 310th Engineers, U.S. Army who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes correspondence and personal miscellanea concerning the Polar Bear Expedition.
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Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
Scope and Content:
The papers include correspondence, Aug. 1918-July 1919, describing mapping expeditions, weather, scenery, shopping and baths in Archangel, and Russian houses and stoves (with diagrams). Also included are an essay "What Ails the ANREF?" dated April-May 1919, describing the causes of low morale among the troops; several poems about camp life; a copy of the final report of the 310th Engineers detailing construction projects completed; and a copy of The Midnight Sun, printed on the U.S.S. Steigerwald while the troops were being returned to the United States.
Biographical / Historical:
Served as sergeant Co. C, 310th Engineers, Mapping Section.
The collection was donated by Mrs. Roy Worden, of Jackson, Michigan, in 1966 and 1968 (Donor no.: 4376 ).
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