New World War I photographs are being added to our digital collections on CORE Scholar. The first batch of WWI photographs from the Fred Marshall Papers (MS-53) are now online. Among the subjects of this first batch of 27 items are several photos of Marshall, the U.S. Signal Corps Photo Detachment (of which Marshall was a member), and the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris in June 1918.
Fred F. Marshall (1891-1972) was an engineer, aviation journalist, photographer, environmentalist, and local historian. Marshall was attached to the Signal Corps in World War I; he then returned to Dayton to work at McCook Field where he was editor of the aviation journal, Slipstream. Retiring in 1955 after working for several engineering and aircraft firms, Marshall devoted his time to writing articles dealing with the history of the Yellow Springs, Clifton, and Cedarville areas of Greene County.
The Fred Marshall Papers (MS-53) include drafts and finalized copies of original stories, newspaper clippings, correspondence, certificates, awards, scrapbooks, as well as a large number of photographs both personal and related to military life in World War I.
Additional photographs and other materials from the Fred Marshall Papers are still in the process of being prepared for addition to CORE Scholar, so don’t forget to check back. Or, create a free account in CORE Scholar, and then click the blue “Follow” button beneath the description on the Fred Marshall gallery to receive email updates when new materials are added. (You can also follow other collections as well, if you wish, and we hope you will!)
With the centennial of World War I, or “The Great War,” as it was then known, happening now, we have selected several of our WWI-related collections for digitization. Others of our WWI collections now available in CORE Scholar include:
- Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Photos (MS-152)
- Palmer Coombs WWI diary (MS-182)
- 91st Observation Squadron Photos (MS-293)
- World War I letter (SC-30)
- War Camp Community Service Song Sheet (SC-174)
- World War I Diary of Sgt. H. Crawford (SC-225)
These digital projects are a collaborative effort between the University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives and the University Libraries’ Digital Services Department, which provided the digitization, metadata encoding, and uploading of digital content to CORE Scholar.