Robert Alfred Doring WWI archive
2003.008

Summary Information

Repository
The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Robert Alfred Doring WWI archive
ID
2003.008
Date [inclusive]
1887-1939
Extent
1.0 Box War diary, military documents, letter, photographs.
General Physical Description note
Overall, very good.
Language
German
Language
These materials are in German.

Preferred Citation note

Robert Albert Doring WWI archive, 1887-1939. Coll No. 2003.008. McFarlin Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. University of Tulsa.

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Scope and Contents note

Archive of Robert Alfred Doring, a non-commissioned officer in the Schutzen-Fusilier Regiment, Prinz Georg (Koniglich Sachsisches) Nr. 108. Born in Wermsdorf, Germany in 1887. Survived the war and was awarded a certificate of 25 years service (Leipzig) by the German Chief of Presidential Chancellery [Otto Meissner] in 1939. Archive includes a war diary, Doring's National identification book, his military identification booklets, several military certificates, a letter, 4 photo-postcards, and a newspaper clipping of an honor list of fellow soldiers and officers in his regiment who were killed in action.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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 Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright.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)

  • Charles Apfelbaum. Rare Manuscripts and Archives.

Personal Name(s)

  • Doring, Robert Alfred

Subject(s)

  • World War I Collection.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Diaries.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives.
  • World War, 1914-1918.

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Collection Inventory

Persoanl papers 

 2003.008.1.1 Baptisimal certificate 1887 February 20 

Scope and Contents note

Official printed baptisimal certificate on leger paper. Hand completed and signed by the Dahlen Parrish deacon, Lohmann. Also bears an offical ink stamp of the Dahlen town church.

 2003.008.1.2 School grade book Unknown   Single-signature booklet with dark blue paper covers, 4p. 20.6 x 12.5 cm

Scope and Contents note

School grade book for Robert Alfred Doring, Wermsdorf, Germany.

 2003.008.1.3 Letter 1921 August-September 

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten letter from [Bussche] Rothe to Alfred Doring, 24 August 1921, 1s with an envelope that is both stamped and postmarked. Doring's pencilled reponse is written on verso, 6 Sept 1921.

 2003.008.1.4 Photo-postcards Undated 

 2003.008.1.4.1 Portrait Undated   8.8 x 13.8 cm

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B/W portrait featuring a young woman and two young men. The men are in suit coats and ties; the woman is seated on the arm of the chair in which one of the men is seated.

 2003.008.1.4.2 Portrait 1917 September 16   13.7 x 8.6 cm

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B/W portrait featuring a woman and man in uniform and cap, posing behind a reading table. On verso is a handwritten note, in German.

 2003.008.1.4.3 Photo-postcard 1917   8.9 x 13.9 cm

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B/W snapshot of three uniformed men pictured reading and/or doing paperwork at a dining room table. Handwritten note on verso reads 1917 im Blamont [France].

 2003.008.1.4.4 Souvenir postcard 1918 September 8   8.8 x 14 cm

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"Schlachtfelder 1870/71: Gravelotte. Kaiser Wilhelm-Gedenkstein bei Mogador" [Battlefields of 1870/71: Gravelotte. Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial stone at Mogador.

Handwritten message on verso from "Gottfried" and addressed to Alfred Doring.

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Military papers 

 2003.008.1.5 Identification book 1915-1916   Tan-colored, single-signature sewn booklet. Pre-printed with handwritten entries and official stamping in blue and purple inks. 13.9 x 8.6 cm

Scope and Contents note

National identification book containing information such as birthdate, birthplace, parents, marital status, height, weight, eye color, etc.

 2003.008.1.6 Passport 1906-1911   Dark purple paper cover, stapled single signature book with faux leather tape over spine. Pre-printed with handwritten entries, official stamping and signatures. 13.6 x 8.8 cm

Scope and Contents note

Military passport with slipcase and foldouts.

 2003.008.1.6 Passport 1906   Dark purple paper cover, stapled single signature book. Pre-printed with handwritten entries, official stamping and signatures. 13.6 x 8.8 cm

Scope and Contents note

Military passport with slipcase, marked as a duplicate, with few entries.

 2003.008.1.7 Idenfication card 1918 [March] 16   Handwritten, signed and officially stamped on a slip of light weight paper, folded in half. 10.5 x 16.5 cm

Scope and Contents note

Temporary idenfication card. K.S. Sanitatskomp 404.

 2003.008.1.7 Identification card 1944 March 21   Pre-printed form with handwritten entries, official signatures and stamping. Folded into quarters. 21.1 x 14.7 cm

Scope and Contents note

Temporary idenfication card (Leipzig, Germany) with 8-point list of regulations on verso.

 2003.008.1.8 Diary 1916 October - December   Turquoise blue paper-covers with diagonal black/white/red stripes acorss lower right front corner. Stapled single-signature book. Contains pencilled entries on graphed paper. 41p. 13.9 x 8.4 cm

Scope and Contents note

Kriegs-Merkbuch [Diary (Important data]. Contains handwritten entries for July 28 - December 13, 1916; fold-out map of Germany; calendars for 1916-1917; list of holy days; postage rates; etc.

 2003.008.1.9 Shooting record book circa 1907   Pre-printed, tan paper covers, stapled, single-signature book, with handwritten entries. 24p. 13.7 x 8.9 cm

Scope and Contents note

Official shooting record book containing shooting results, diagrams of guns, targets, special exercises, etc.

 2003.008.1.10 Press cutting 1920 March 10 

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Roll of honor list of members of the Nr. 108 killed in action, clipped from a German newspaper. Found laid in an envelope altered to folder the clipping and bearing Doring's handwritten name and 3./108.

 2003.008.1.11 Document 1908 March 30   Official ledger-sized handwritten and signed document bearing the ink stamping of Commando D.K.S. Schutzen-Regiment Nr. 108.

Scope and Contents note

Official document of unknown purpose concerning Doring, possibly written by the Commander of the regiment. Dresden.

 2003.008.1.12 Document 1908 [September] 24   Official ledger-sized form, completed by hand and signed by the [Company officer] in command.

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Certificate of Good Conduct for the period of 12 October 1906 - 25 September 1908 noting Judicial penalities: none, and Disciplinary actions: none. Dresden.

 2003.008.1.13 Document 1916 December 12   Official ledger-sized certificate with two hole puched on left long side.

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Certificate, by order of His Majesty the King, awarding the Friedrich - August Silver Medal to Alfred Doring of the Sanitats-Komp. Nr. 404 [Ambulance Company Nr. 404]. Signed by the General Major and Divison Commander and bears offical ink stamping of the 204 Infantry Division.

 2003.008.1.14 Document 1939 April 4   Official ledger-sized certificate, signed by Otto Meissner, Chief of Presidential Chancellery, Berlin. Bears the embossed emblem of the Nazi party.

Scope and Contents note

Certificate of recognition for Doring's 25 years of loyal service as Leipzig City Admin. Inspector.

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