Jean Carlisle Barnes WWI ephemera
2001.071

Summary Information

Repository
The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Creator - Compiler
Barnes, Jean Carlisle
Title
Jean Carlisle Barnes WWI ephemera
ID
2001.071
Date [inclusive]
1913-1943
Extent
0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Language
English
Language
These materials are in English.

Preferred Citation note

Jean Carlisle Barnes WWI ephemera, 1913-1943. Coll No. 2001.071. McFarlin Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. University of Tulsa.

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Scope and Contents note

Collection of materials belonging to 1st Lieut. Jean Carlisle Barnes of the U.S. 303 Field Signal Battalion, WWI. Items include his Soldier's Diary and Record Book, photographs, military documents and certificates. Found with these materials are war ration books and other miscellaneous items from the WWII era.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives 2013 September

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

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 Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright.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

Purchase

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Tavistock Books.

Subject(s)

  • Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- World War, 1914-1918.
  • World War I Collection.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Diaries.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.
  • World War, 1939-1945.

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Collection Inventory

Photographs 

 2001.071.1.1 Photograph   13.6 x 7.9 cm B/W snapshot

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"Fast Gun - Cpl. Jean Barnes with 44/40 Colt."

 2001.071.1.1.2 Photo-postcard   13.7 x 8.6 cm Sepia-toned photo-postcard

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Portrait of two young soldiers pictured looking directly at the camera, dressed in uniform, boots, but without caps.

 2001.071.1.1.3 Photo-postcard   8.6 x 13.5 cm B/W photo-postcard with description, handwritten in ink, on verso

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"This is a picture of the pack section. The first man is the chief. The next is the Generator and poles. The second mule has the chest and antenna and more poles and the thrid mule has the picket rope and pins and [---]. I am the last man."

 2001.071.1.1.5 Photograph 1919 Machr 28   7.9 x 5.7 cm Sepia-toned snapshot

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"Bois au Parc." [Jean Carlisle Barnes] pictured outdoors, dressed in cap and trench coat.

 2001.071.1.1.4 Photograph   4.8 x 6.7 cm B/W snapshot

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"Jean on Mexican border." Jean Carlisle Barnes pictured with 3 other men, sitting on the ground in front of a small tent.

 2001.071.1.1.6 Photo-postcard   8.6 x 13.1 cm Photo-postcard with handwritten note in ink on verso

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"This is the pack set in the field. The men are turning the generator."

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 2001.071.1.2 Soldier's Diary and Record Book   16.2 x 10.5 x 1.7 cm 254 page pocket-size "Soldier's Diary and Record Book 1917-1918" published by National Military Publishing Co. Pages have been numbered by the processor. The book originally contained documents pasted and laid in; these have been removed and are housed separately.

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Page 2: Signed "Jean C. Barnes" 1st Lt. Signal Corps USA

Page 8: Jean Carlisle Barnes, born 4 July 1892, Elyria, Ohio

Page 10: Title page

Page 12-13: Calendars for 1917, 1918

Page 14-15: Suggestion for the soldier

Page 16-21: Reading insignia, illustrations of insignia, collar devices, specialty marks

Page 22-31: Includes advice in case of accident, antidotes for poisons, weights and measures, postage rates, business law for daily use, etc.

Page 222-233: Cash accounts (only page 222 was used. Barnes titled the page "Debtor" and it contains only 7 entries.

Page 234-237: Memoranda (unused)

Page 238-241: Names and addresses (Barnes entered only one name, that of John E. Byers, Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, FL)

Page 242-245: Autographs and addresses (unused)

Page 246-249: Press clippings (unused)

 2001.071.1.3 Page 34 1918 June 21   Telegram which is now in two pieces, pasted onto page 34.

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Order for promotion to 1st Lieutenant.

 2001.071.1.3 Page 35 1918 December 2   Carbon copy typed memo, pasted onto page 35.

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Barnes's carbon copy typed response to Circular letter #121 dated 25 Nov 1918 concerning his wish to be discharged and returned to the US.

 2001.071.1.4 Page 38 1917 December 22   Carbon copy typed document (official copy), pasted onto page 38.

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Special Order extract regarding Barnes's assignment to the Reserve Officers' Trainingi Batallion.

 2001.071.1.5 Page 40 1918 January 12   Carbon copy typed document, pasted onto page 40.

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Special Order No. 10 extract relieving Barnes of duty at Camp Alfred Vail.

 2001.071.1.6 Page 42 1918 January 21   Mimeograph document, pasted onto page 42.

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Special Orders No. 21 extract.

 2001.071.1.6 Page 43 1918 January 31   Carbon copy typed document, pasted onto page 43.

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Special Order No. 15 detailing Barnes to take inventory of stock in the Battalion Exchange.

 2001.071.1.8 Page 44 1918 February 9   Typed document, pasted onto page 44.

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Special Order #19, copy, assigning Jean C. Barnes for duty to Company "A".

 2001.071.1.8 Page 45 1918 February 11   Mimeograph typed document, pasted onto page 45.

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Special Orders, No. 42, point #4, relieving Jean C. Barnes from duty with the Division Liaison School.

 2001.071.1.8 Page 46 1918 February 17   Carbon copy typed document, pasted onto page 46.

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Battalion Order No. 11, notifying listed NCO's location to assemble for examinations for [---] and Sergt. 1st class.

 2001.071.1.8 Page 47 1918 May 10   Mimeograph typed document, pasted onto page 47.

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Confidential Order No. 31, ordering 15 officers and 14 enlisted men to proceed to Philadelphia, PA.

 2001.071.1.9 Page 48 1918 May 10   Mimeograph typed document, pasted onto page 48.

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Confidential Order No. 31, ordering 15 officers and 14 enlisted men to proceed to Philadelphia, PA. A second copy.

 2001.071.1.9 Page 49 1918 October 29   Carbon copy typed document, pasted onto page 49.

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Special Orders No. 142, attaching Jean C. Barnes to 4th Co. (Provisional), for temporary duty.

 2001.071.1.10 Page 50 1918 November 27   Carbon copy typed document, pasted onto page 50.

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Battalion order No. 36, announcing that Jean C. Barnes is now entitled to wear the War Service Chevron.

 2001.071.1.10 Page 51 1918 4 December   Shipping invoice.

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Invoice from Cox's Shipping Agency France, Ltd., completed in cursive, for shipping, insurance, and delivery charges, 22 francs.

 2001.071.1.2 Page 52 1918 November 18   Receipt.

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Officers Mess - Second Corps Schools receipt of 160 francs received from J.C. Barnes 1st Lt.

 2001.071.1.11 Page 54 1919 January 13   Carbon copy typed document, pasted onto page 54.

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Memorandum regarding 7-day leave of absence for Jean C. Barnes, for the purpose of visiting Nice.

 2001.071.1.12 Page 56 1919 March 14   Carbon copy typed document, pasted onto page 56.

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Special Orders No. 73, extract assigning Jean C. Barnes and others for temporary duty with the 80th Division.

 2001.071.1.13 Document 1919 February 20   Carbon copy typed document, laid in between page 253-254.

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Order No. 20, extract, ordering Jean C. Barnes to prceed to Semur, France, to report to the Commanding General of the 78th Division, 1p.

 2001.071.1.14 Map Undated   Fragments of a map, found laid in between page 255-256.

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Fragments of a map of France, the only portion of the title that remains reads "---ercy". A few of the cities and towns on the map include Chambley, Villers, Limey, Manoncourt, Orny, Chesny....

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Documents 

 2001.071.1.15 Telegram (copy) 1918 April 2   Carbon copy typed copy of a telegram.

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J.S. Calbert, Supt., Philadelphia, PA to 2nd Lieut.F.A. Davis, Signal R.C. regarding a money transfer paid to Lieut. Jean C. Barnes at Fort Bliss, TX.

 2001.071.1.16 Document 1918 May 10   Carbon copy typed document, 1p.

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Confidential memorandum ordering Jean C. Barnes (among 15 officers and 15 enlisted men) to report to Major Freeman at Camp Dix Station.

 2001.071.1.17 Document 1919 April 28   Typed and officially stamped document, 1p.

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Special Orders No. 106, embarkation instructions. A handwritten note on the bottom half of the document reads "These officers have permission to be absent from camp at any time in performance of their duties".

 2001.071.1.18 Document 1919 May 3   Carbon copy typed document on a half-sheet.

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Memorandum to all Company and Detachment Commanders, ordering them to the kitchen for the purpose of drawing chewing gum for the men of their organizations.

 2001.071.1.19 Document 1919 May 16   Printed form with portions completed in typescript.

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Special Orders No. 136, extract, for the honorable discharge from service for 1st Lt. Jean C. Barnes, Sig. C., Unassigned, Casual Officers Detachment.

 2001.071.1.20 Letter 1928 June 15   Jean C. Barnes to US Verterans Bureau, Cleveland, OH, applying for benefits that may be due him under the Tyson-Fitzgerals Bill 777, 1 sheet.

General note

The Tyson-Fitzgerald Bill 777 (circa 1925) gave full retirement compensation to disabled emergency officers of WWI.

 2001.071.1.21 Receipt 1932 December 15   Officla postal receipt, completed, signed and stamped.

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US postal receipt for registered mail addressed to National HQ Disabled Emergency Officers, attention W.B. Lewis.

 2001.071.1.21 Account book 1940-1943   Bank book and matching book sleeve.

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Savings account book belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Jean C. Barnes, The National Bank of Savanna, IL.

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Certificates 

 2001.071.2.1 Certificate 1916 January 1   24 x 35.6 cm

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Official certificate appointing Jean c. Barnes as Corporal, Signal Corps, US Army.

 2001.071.2.2 Certificate 1917 June 1   21.8 x 33.4 cm

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Official certificate of appointment of Jean C. Barnes as Sergeant Signal Corps of the Regular Army.

 2001.071.2.3 Certificate 1917 August 16   21.8 x 33.3 cm

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Official certificate appointing Jean C. Barnes as Sergeant First Class, Signal Corps of the Regular Army.

 2001.071.2.4 Certificate 1917 December 6   35.5 x 28 cm

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Official certificate appointing Jean C. Barnes as Second Lieutenant in the Signal Section, Officers' Reserve Corps of the US Army.

 2001.071.2.5 Certificate 1918 May 18   35.7 x 28 cm

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Official certificate appointing Jean C. Barnes as First Lieutenant in the Signal Section, Officers' Reserve Corps of the Army of the US.

Miniature photostat of same.

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 2001.071.1.22 WWII era ephemera 

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These ration books were part of the Barnes acquisition, although the connection between Barnes and the Whitemans is not known at this time.

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United States of America, Office of Price Administration, Sugar Purchase Certificate. Hand-completed for Harry Whiteman of Wapakonet, Ohio, authorizing him to receive 39 lbs. of sugar.

Press cutting of an illustration of what sugar cards looked like in 1918.

US War Ration Book One, registered to Elsie Minnie Whiteman, Wapakoneta, OH, with 3 remaining stamps.

US War Ration Book One, registered to Harry Melville Whiteman, Wapakoneta, OH, with 3 remaining stamps.

US War Ration Book One, registered to June Carol Whiteman, Wapakoneta, OH, with 2 remaining stamps.

US War Ration Book Two, 1 copy each registered to Harry, Elsie, and June Whiteman; no stamps remaining.

US War Ration Book No. 3, registered to Elsie M. Whiteman, Wapakoneta, OH; nearly two full pages of stamps remaining.

US War Ration Book No. 3, registered to Harry M. Whiteman, Wapakoneta, OH; nearly four full pages of stamps remaining.

US War Ration Book No. 3, registered to June C. Whiteman, Wapakoneta, OH; nearly four full pages of stamps remaining.

Application card for War Ration Book No. 3, completed by Harry M. Whiteman, Wapakoneta, OH.

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