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Guide to the William Sharman Papers
 MS 3068

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 05, 2019
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before 1 January 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the William Sharman Papers, MS 3068, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

The New-York Historical Society museum division holds a helmet and flag that belonged to William Sharman, both bearing the 27th Division insignia. The helmet, a Model 1917 (or M1917 Helmet), is thought to have been created in conjunction with the return of the American Expeditionary Forces from World War I. Troops were ordered to paint their insignia on their helmets to render them easy to identify while on parade. For information, write to

Sharman appears in photographs included in the Eric G. Lindquist Papers, 1915-1919, 1960-1961 (MS 3129). Like Sharman, Lindquist was a member of the 71st New York Infantry, National Guard, in Texas during the border skirmishes spawned by the Mexican Revolution. (See Lindquist, Box 1, Folder 4, preceding page 21, and following page 22.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Estate of William A. Sharman, 2017. [William A. Sharman (1926-2015) was the son of William Sharman (1894-1978).]

Processing Information

Archivist Joseph Ditta processed this collection in September 2018.