Amos V. Todd WWI ephemera
1992.007

Summary Information

Repository
The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Creator - Compiler
Todd, Amos Virgil, 1896-1993
Title
Amos V. Todd WWI ephemera
ID
1992.007
Date
circa 1919
Extent
3.0 Linear feet 3 items
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

Amos V. Todd ephemera, Circa 1919. Coll No. 1992.007. McFarlin Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. University of Tulsa.

Return to Table of Contents »


Biographical/Historical note

Amos V. Todd was a Tulsa native, who enlisted 1 May 1917 as a member of the Tulsa (or Oklahoma) Ambulance Co. Company, which formed the basis of the Ambulance Co. 167, attached to the 117th Sanitary Train, 42d (Rainbow) Division, AEF.

After the war he served as an office manager at Guston-Bacon manufacturing Co, then as an Insurance agent and manager for both the Prudential Life Insurance Company, and the American National Insurance Co., before entering the field of real estate.

He married Bessie Holmes, and they had two children: Donald Grimes Todd, and Robert Virgil Todd.

Return to Table of Contents »


Scope and Contents note

The Amos Todd Ephemera consists of a group photo of the members of the Ambulance Company 167, 117th Sanitary Train, 42nd (Rainbow) Division, American Expedition Forces; a framed photographic reproduction of the officers and crew of the US Transport Mount Vernon; and the Roster of the Ambulance Company 167, 117th Sanitary Train, 42nd (Rainbow) Division, American Expeditionary Forces.

Return to Table of Contents »


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives 1994 March

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa, OK, 74104-3123
918-631-2496
Marc-carlson@utulsa.edu

Revision Description

 Revised by Cher Lyons 1998 April; 2007 May; 2011 June; 2012 Oct.

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished photographs may be under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These items were donated by Don and Robert Todd in February 1992, in memory of their father Amos Virgil Todd.

Return to Table of Contents »


Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army. Infantry Division, 42nd. -- History
  • United States. Army. Sanitary Train, 117th. -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • Todd, Don
  • Todd, Robert

Subject(s)

  • World War I Collection.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- United States.

Return to Table of Contents »


Collection Inventory

 1992.007.1 Photographic reproduction of the officers and crew of the US Transport Mount Vernon. 1919   19 x 57 cm.

Biographical/Historical note

The German Norddeutscher Lloyd liner Kronprinzessin Cecilie was built in 1906. She was seized in April 1917 and outfitted as troopship by the U.S. Navy, and comissioned USS Mount Vernon (ID 4508), 28 July 1917. On 5 September 1918, she was torpedoed by U-82 and nearly sunk, finally limping home. In April 1917, she was returned to service, and in that month served to bring 3 units of the 117 Sanitary Train back to the US, including the 167th (Oklahoma) co. The Mount Vernon was decommissioned 29 September 1919 and transferred to the War Department for service as an Army transport. She was scrapped in September 1940 in Baltimore.

Scope and Contents note

A panoramic photograph of the ship in wartime "dazzle" paint, with her crew and officers lines up on deck and along the wharf.

General note

"U. S. Transport Mount Vernon"; Southgate Press, Boston.

Return to Table of Contents »


 1992.007.2 Ambulance Co. 167, 117th Sanitary train panoramic photograph. 1919   20.5 x 89.7 cm. Framed.

General note

Written on front center: "Ambulance Co. 167 - 117th Sanitary Train. Capt. S. J. Bradfield, comd'g, American Expeditionary Forces. Oklahoma Co." On front left: "(c) 1919 Cole Co. Asbury Park, N.J. 486-L"

Scope and Contents note

Panoramic group photo of the members of Oklahoma 167th Ambulance Company, 117th Sanitary Train, American Expeditionary Forces. Captain S.J. Bradfield, This image was mostly likely taken at Camp Merritt, N.J., after their return to the U.S. in April 1919.

Return to Table of Contents »


 1992.007.3 42nd 'Rainbow' Division, Ambulance Co. 167, AEF 1917-18-19 roster. 1917-1919   69 x 53 cm. Framed, Hand colored print.

Custodial History note

This item was reconstructed from fragments.

Return to Table of Contents »