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Guide to the World War I Collection
1896, 1915-1939
 MS 671

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Collection processed by Alison Dundy. Machine readable finding aid created by Alison Dundy.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 30, 2012
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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Allied Agreement--Minutes of the first conference of the Allied Powers in Chantilly, France
1915 July 7
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Tribute to "Mother Davison"--Typescript of an article by Mary Louise Basset commemorating Rachel Frohman Davison's support to the troops
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Samuel Bendelson Correspondence
1917 October-December
Box: 1 Folder : 4 U.S. Army Memorandum ordering a new basket of carrier pigeons be dropped to Major Whittelsey in the Argonne Forest.
1918 October 7
Box: 1 Folder : 5-6 Salvatore Cillis Correspondence

Biographical/Historical note

Salvator Cillis was born in Italy in 1892 and immigrated with his family to New York in 1901. He worked as a sign painter for the Levy Co. at 27 Wooster Street in Manhattan, before being drafted for service in World War I. Cillis corresponded with his former employer, Mr. Van Veen, and several co-workers from the Levy Co. while he was stationed in Camp Upton, Long Island for basic training, and then from battlefields in France. Salvator Cillis was discharged in 1919. His passport application from 1923 indicates that he intended to go to France and Italy to "study art." He died in 1966 and is buried in the Long Island National Cemetery.

The letters were given to the New-York Historical Society by Mr. Van Veen on February 4, 1946.

Box: 1 Folder : 7 Craig Colgate Materials on the Liberty Loan Drive, including correspondence, awards, and a photograph.
1904, 1917-1919
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Diocesan Committee on War & Chaplain's Equipment--Correspondence and Reports
1917 December 21-1919 September 19
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Manuscript of 1920 French historical novel on the Battle of Verdun: Verdun: journal de guerre d'un civil
Box: 1 Folder : 10 William Robbins Collection of World War I servicemen's letters, military documents, and ephemera
1896, 1915-1918
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Raymond J. Walsh transcript of radio broadcast about the Armistice
1918 October, 1939 February 25