Documents of World War 1 Archival Collection
The GG Archives has many documents on World War 1, including many of the papers genealogists and family historians will come upon during their research. Our extensive document collection is helpful for students studying the Great War and teachers seeking primary source documents to enhance their lessons.
The bearer, Floyd Gibbons, is authorized to accompany the American Expeditionary Forces in France as an accredited correspondent representing Chicago Tribune, subject to the regulations for Press Correspondents.
General Order No. 6, issued by Brigadier General James C. Harbord by Command of General Pershing, provides instructions for handling Leaves of Absence, Passes, and Furloughs in France for the AEF dated 8 January 1918.
With the exceptions noted on the back, all men going on leave and returning from that place will take only special leave trains on routes over which such trains run. Free transportation is furnished by the Government on special leave trains only.
When President Wilson signed this joint resolution of the houses of Congress, the nation was officially declared to be at war with Germany.
Letter, in French with English translation, dated 28 July 1918 from General Foch, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces to Mr. Floyd Gibbons, War Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.
Personal Letter dated 17 August 1918 from General John J. Pershing, Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces to Mr. Floyd Gibbons of the Chicago Tribune.
Letter Dated 2 August 1918 From General-in-Chief Philippe Pétain to Mr. Floyd Gibbons, War Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.
French paper currency used during World War One. Images of the 0.50 Cinquante Centimes and 1 Framc bank notes are shown (Front and back sides).
A.E.F. Army Soldier Ludvig Gjenvick was a Norwegian immigrant who arrived in America in 1913. He lived and worked on a Minnesota farm until the Army drafted him in 1917.
A Pay Record Book of Sgt. 1st Class Harry B. Coulter. The printed instructions on the pay book will be followed so that soldiers may promptly receive the pay due them, and payrolls will be made up from data in the pay book.
Memorandum to Officers and Men of the Third Army Corps from Major General R. L. Bullard and Cablegram from General John Pershing to Floyd Gibbons, 1918.
WWI era American Legion Membership Card issued to W. E. Thomas, No. 108, 29 May 1921, who had signed his name in the margin, is a member of The American Legion in good standing, enrolled in Post No. 27.
Certificates of Promotion to Corporal in the Army and National Army of the United States of America, for soldiers appointed to their new rank during World War I.