Ben Byrnes collection of Thomas Hastings Travilla WWI diary and photographs
2010.018

Summary Information

Repository
The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Ben Byrnes collection of Thomas Hastings Travilla WWI diary and photographs
ID
2010.018
Date [inclusive]
1918-1919
Extent
0.1 Linear feet
Language
English
Language
These materials are in English.

Preferred Citation note

Ben Byrnes collection of Thomas Hastings Travilla WWI diary and photographs. Coll No. 2010.018. McFarlin Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. University of Tulsa.

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Scope and Contents note

Diary of Lt. Thomas H. Travilla, Dentist, 310th Infantry, 78th Division, American Expeditionary Forces. Includes nearly 27 photographs, a leave of absence pass, and a map of Camp Dix.

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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 Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright.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

Purchased as part of the Ben Byrnes acquisition, March 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army. Field Hospital, 310th.
  • United States. Army. Infantry Division, 78th.
  • United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 312th.
  • United States. Army. Sanitary Train, 303rd.
  • United States. Army.

Personal Name(s)

  • Byrnes, Ben
  • Travilla, Thomas Hastings -- Diaries

Subject(s)

  • Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- Travilla, Thomas H.
  • Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- World War, 1914-1918.
  • Special Collections -- Photographs -- World War, 1914-1918.
  • World War I Collection.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Diaries.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Manuscripts.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Maps.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives -- United States.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs.

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Collection Inventory

 2010.018.1.1 Diary January-December   15.6 x 10.3 x 2.3 cm. 370p. The Penn Diary, published by Marcus & Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Scope and Contents note

Diary for 1918 with handwritten entries; names and addresses; list of people to whom Travilla wrote letters and the number of letters written to each; and press clipping of an obituary for Col. Joseph Richards Shelton (72, U.S. Army retired). Bears official "A.E.F. 1926 passed as censored" stamp on title page.

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 2010.018.1 Photographs 1918-1919   26.0 Photographs

 2010.018.1.2.1 Thomas Hastings Travilla   1.0 Photograph Sepia-toned image, 14.7 x 9.9 cm.

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Thomas Hastings Travilla. Studio portrait, pictured in dress uniform and cap, 3/4 view.

 2010.018.1.2.2 Thomas Hastings Travilla   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 7.5 x 5.6 cm.

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Thomas Hastings Travilla. Studio portrait, pictured in uniform, full view.

 2010.018.1.2.3 Thomas Hastings Travilla   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 8.8 x 14.5 cm.

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Thomas Hastings Travilla. Pictured in uniform and hat standing outside barracks.

 2010.018.1.2.4 Thomas Hastings Travilla   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 9.1 x 14.8 cm.

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Thomas Hastings Travilla: Pictured in uniform and hat, standing in a field near the barracks.

 2010.018.1.2.5 Thomas Hastings Travilla   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 9 x 14.5 cm.

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Thomas Hastings Travilla: Pictured in uniform and hat standing among trees near the barracks.

 2010.018.1.2.6 Thomas Hastings Travilla   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 11.7 x 8.4 cm.

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Thomas Hastings Travilla: Pictured in uniform and cap, standing at ease.

 2010.018.1.2.7 Thomas Hastings Travilla   1.0 Photograph Blaci/white image, 14.5 x 8.8 cm.

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Thomas Hastings Travilla: Pictured in uniform, cap, coat and gear.

 2010.018.1.2.8 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 4.6 x 6.9 cm.

General note

Similar to 2010.018.1.2.9

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"Dr. Morrison's dental parlor, 5th Avenue, New York. This is what I've been working with--note my chair and [engine]."

 2010.018.1.2.9 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 4.3 x 6.9 cm.

Scope and Contents note

Dr. Morrison's dental parlor, 5th Avenue, New York.

General note

Similar to 2010.018.1.2.8

 2010.018.1.2.10 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 6.2 x 4.2 cm.

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Unidentified soldier pictured wearing a German helmet and standing outside a building.

 2010.018.1.2.11 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 5.8 x 3.4 cm.

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Unidentified soldier seated in a rocking chair inside his tent.

 2010.018.1.2.12 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 5.7 x 3.6 cm.

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Three unidentified soldiers relaxing in chairs outside their tent.

 2010.018.1.2.13 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 6.6 x 8.5 cm.

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Three unidentified soldiers pictured in a field near the barracks.

 2010.018.1.2.14 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 4.4 x 7 cm.

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Unidentified soldier pictured seated on a rock amongst the trees near tents.

 2010.018.1.2.15 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white imge, 4.5 x 7 cm.

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Unidentified soldier with pipe and apron, pictured near clothes drying on a makeshift washline.

 2010.018.1.2.16 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 8.4 x 14.8 cm.

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Unidentified, partially crouching soldier pictured standing amongst trees near the barracks. Handwritten caption on verso reads: hstings latent picture! Please send me the right picture, this isn't Hastings by a "windmill" [looks] just like Vern Cook."

General note

Same individual appears in 2010.018.1.2.17-18

 2010.018.1.2.17 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 9 x 14.6 cm.

Scope and Contents note

Three unidentified soldiers pictured outside the barracks.

General note

Individual on the left also appears in 2010.018.1.2.18. Individual in the center also appears in 2010.018.1.2.16, 18.

 2010.018.1.2.18 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 9.2 x 14.6 cm.

Scope and Contents note

Three unidentified soldiers pictured standing outside the barracks.

General note

Individual on the left also appears in 2010.018.1.2.17. Individual on the right also appears in 2010.018.1.2.16-17.

 2010.018.1.2.19 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 8.8 x 13.8 cm.

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Large group of soldiers pictured with female visitors to Camp Dix.

General note

Similar to 2010.018.1.2.20

 2010.018.1.2.20 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 8.6 x 13.8 cm.

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Large group of soldiers pictured with female visitors to Camp Dix.

General note

Similar to 2010.018.1.2.19

 2010.018.1.2.21 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 8.6 x 13.8 cm.

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Large group of soldiers, dressed in civilian clothes, wating in a long queue outside the barracks.

 2010.018.1.2.22 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Sepia-toned image, 8.9 x 13.9 cm.

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Nine soldiers (some standing, others sitting) posed for a picture outside a window with shutters.

 2010.018.1.2.23 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 9 x 14.3 cm.

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Broad view from a corral-like area outside [Camp Dix].

 2010.018.1.2.24 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 13.9 x 8.9 cm.

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Studio portrait of an unidentified woman dressed in costume, holding a clay water jar. Handwritten inscription on verso reads: "To my dear friend Hastings in remembrance of some happy days/From his little friend Mary."

 2010.018.1.2.25 Photograph   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 8.9 x 13.9 cm.

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Group of 5 women and 7 girls pictured holding American and French flags. Picture postcard is addressed to Marguerite Sarrot, Courcelles les Semur, Cote D'or, France

 2010.018.1.2.26 Photograph 1919 Jan 19   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 9 x 14 cm.

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"This is a picture of the chateau in which most of the men are living in our Battalion. The picture looks very good - but the place is quite run down...."

 2010.018.1.2.27 USS Zeelandia   1.0 Photograph Black/white image, 8.7 x 13.8 cm.

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USS Zeelandia pictured at sea.

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 2010.018.1.3 Miscellaneous. 1918-1919   3.0 Items

 2010.018.1.3.1 Obituary 1918 Oct 6   1.0 Item

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Lieutenant John Stokes Baldwin. Obituary with portrait. Officially reported killed in battle, 6 Oct 1918.

 2010.018.1.3.2 Map   1.0 Item 16.2 x 22.4 cm.

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Map of Camp Dix, Wrightown, New Jersey. January 1918. Featuring location of YMCA huts. Excised from unknown source.

 2010.018.1.3.3 Document 1918 Dec   1.0 Photograph

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Typed, signed and stamped Leave of Absence for Thomas Hastings Travilla, with permission to visit Nice by command of Major General McRae, Dec 1918.

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