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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


MG-359

104th CAVALRY, PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION COLLECTION

Series Descriptions



Awards and Citations,
1912-1972.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.1} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Awards and certificates of citation to the 104th Armored Cavalry and/or William Hill Jones.

Audio Recordings.
undated.
(3 audio reels)

{series #359m.2}
[Holdings]

Unarranged.

Casualty Album,
undated.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.3} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

This album likely belonged to William Hill Jones. It includes newspaper clippings of individuals killed, wounded, or missing in action during World War I. Most of the individuals mentioned are from Harrisburg and the southcentral Pennsylvania area.

Correspondence,
1917-1975 & undated.
(4 folders)

{series #359m.4} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Correspondence primarily to and from William Hill Jones. The majority of the correspondence are letters to his family while in Europe during World War I. A selection of the letters are from Jones' commanding officers to himself. A few letters are included in the series not directly related to Willian Jones.

Diary,
[ca. 1918].
(1 folder)

{series #359m.5} [Holdings]

Entries beginning May 2, 1918 and ending November 9, 1918 detailing the activities of the 107th Machine Gun Battalion. The diary mentions places of engagement with the enemy, as well as the route of march for the unit. Places cited include Mont. St. Pere, Hill 210, Veraux, Nonsard Woods, and Bois de le Belle in Billets.

Ephemera,
1971, 1981 & undated.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.6} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Records that no relevant correlation with any of the series in the collection. Some of the records include plans for a monument to the 104th Cavalry Regiment, a menu for an unknown banquet, articles from undisclosed sources, and other single page documents.

Financial Report,
1960 & undated.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.7} [Holdings]

Arranged by exhibit report.

Reports of audits done to the books of the National Quartermaster of the Society of the 28th Division, A.E.F.for July 1959 To June 1960. The reports is divided into six exhibits. Exihibit A details general funds such as recipts and expenditures. Exhibit B provides details of the Red Keystone funds. Exhibits C, D, E, and F provide the finacial statements for Regalia Funds, Life Membership Funds, Regalia on Hand, and Strength Report, respectively. Another reports appears to be a paid list for a unidentifeid dinner or banquet.

Manuals,
1941 & undated.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.8} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Published manuals of the Pennsylvania Council of Defense and the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce concerning military and industrial preparedness.

Maps,
1916, 1968 & undated.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.9} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Maps of battlefield and campaign sites during World War I from France and the European Theatre, Fort Indiantown Gap and its' artillery range, and prominent military forts of Mexico.

Minutes,
1967-1982 & undated.
(5 folders)

{series #359m.10} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Minutes of the Veterans' Association of the 104th Cavalry and the Society of the 28th Division, A.E.F. The minutes detail the work and business of the particular orginization for the time covered. Minutes for the Veterans' Association of the 104th Cavalry are synopses; the minutes for the Society of the 28th Division, A.E.F., are verbatim.

Motion Picture Films of John Putt,
1938-1943 & undated.
(1 box)

{series #359m.11} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

16 mm video reels of footage of the 104th Cavalry Pennsylvania National Guard at different events and field exercises. Among the events included on the films are Governor Arthur James' Inaugural Parade on January 17, 1939, the 104th Cavalry at camp and in review, and events at Fort Indiantown Gap. John Putt of Penbrook, Pa., was a member of Troop K. He either collected or shot the films in this series.

Newspapers,
1919-1949.
(2 folders)

{series #359m.12} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Newspapers from Harrisburg and Philadelphia, along with newspapers of the 28th Division. Some of the topics of the articles in the newspapers include reunions and meetings of the 104th Cavalry and the 28th Division and anniversaries of Armistice Day.

Newspaper Clippings,
undated.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.13} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

The majority of the clippings appear to be from Harrisburg or other major Pennsylvania newspapers and focus on the Governor's Troop and theth Pennsylvania Cavalry. Topics covered in the clippings include reunions, memorial services, casualty lists, actions during World War I, the death of Eugene Davis, camp activities, and other social activites.

News Releases,
1971 & undated.
(4 folders)

{series #359m.14} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

News releases or press releases from the 104th Cavalry Public Information Detachment. Most of the releases were from while the unit was stationed at Camp Pickett, Virginia in 1971. In most cases a photograph and distribution list are attached to the release. The releases focus primarily on daily activites and drills for personnel of the 104th Cavalry while at Camp Pickett.


Orders,
1917-1919, 1937.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.15} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

General Orders and Special Orders. General Orders No. 19 discsses the appreciation to the 28th Division for its' actions at the Argonne Forest and Hill 244; Troop Order No. 13 issues a call for Troop C 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry by authority of the President; General Order No. 38-A extends thanks to the American Expeditionary Forces from General John J. Pershing; General Orders No. 1 addresses recent changes in the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars; and Special Orders No. 25 announces appointments in the 107th Machine Gun Battalion.

Papers of the Society of the 28th Division, A.E.F.,
1931, 1932, 1939, 1944, 1950-1951.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.16} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Papers of the Society of the 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces. The purpose of the society was to foster comradeship among members, to keep alive the record of the 28th Division in World War I, and to promote the welfare of the society's members and families. The papers include the society's constitution and by-laws, financial records, and meeting minutes.

Photographs,
1903-1973 & undated
(31 folders)

{series #359m.17} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

The bulk of the collection is photographs. Many of the photographs have no identification. The topics represented in the identified photographs include social events, parades, reunions, drills, military funerals, memorial dedications, trophy presentations, and camp scenes. Notable inidividuals included in the photographs are Bill Jones, Colonel Thompson, Colonel Shoemaker, Governor Arthur James, and Edward J. Stackpole.

Postcards,
1909-1940 & undated.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.18} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Postcards and books of postcards, primarily with military scenes. Camp Hancock, Georgia is largely represented among the postcards.

Posters,
undated.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.19} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Duplicate copies of a invitation poster for the 10th National Encampment of the 28th Division, A.E.F. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Programs,
1906-1987.
(5 folders)

{series #359m.20} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Programs for conventions, dinners, reunions, memorial services, and encampments. The represented orginizations include the 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces; Jewish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; the 104th Armored Cavalry; and the War Veterans Council.

Ration Books,
undated.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.21} [Holdings]

Arranged by owner of ration book.

Ration books for William Jones and his family during World War I. Each ration book, issued by the Office of Price Administration, provides the name of the individual the book was issued to, address, and the stamps available.

Rosters,
1917.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.22} [Holdings]

A roster of the Governor's Troop during World War I as it left Harrisburg for Camp Hancock in September 1917. The roster provides the names and addresses of the members of the unit.

Scrapbooks,
1933-1962 & undated.
(2 cartons)

{series #359m.23} [Holdings]

Arranged chronlogically.

Scrapbooks of the 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces. The scrapbooks contain historical documents pertaining to the 28th Division, such as newspaper clippings, magazine articles, programs, photographs, advertisements, memorabilia, and artwork. Events depicted in these documents include military exploits of the 28th Division in World War I, reunions, casualties, social activites, and camp and drill activites. The scrapbook titled "Public Speaking: Reviews, Pictures of Plays, Book One" was owned by Beverly M. Jones, the wife of Bill Jones. It contains newspaper clippings about plays and the theatre scene in Pennsylvania in the 1940s. Most of the clippings are from the Philadelphia Inquirer. The title for the scrapbook "Mark Twain's Scrapbook" has nothing to do with the contents. This volume is primarily newspaper clippings, many pertaining to the 104th Cavalry and their involvement in the anthracite mine regions. The scrapbook titled, "Military Uniforms in America" contains photographsl, the unit emblem, articles, and an appreciation certificate. The photographs are of officers, drills, and the ship that theth Cavalry traveled to Europe in during World War II. The oversized blue scrapbook has photographs of officers of theth Cavalry, Colonel Fitting's funeral, Troop K at Colebrook at Fort Indiantown Gap, 1940-1941 maneuvers, and a Harrisburg flood.

"Service Record and Letters of World War I" Album,
[ca. 1918].
(1 album in a folder)

{series #359m.24} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

An album, likely once belonging to William Hill Jones, of photographs and other memorabilia from World War I. The photographs are those of individual soldiers of the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry, as well as group photos of the unit. The album has a copy of President Woodrow Wilson's Declaration of War, a photograph of General George Washington and General Napolean Bonaparte, and a copy of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Songs,
undated, 1931, 1936.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.25} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Lyrics and music to patriotic songs dedicated to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the 104th Pennsylvania Cavalry, the 28th Division, among others.

Teacher's Materials,
1936-1937, 1948.
(1 folder)

{series #359m.26} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Published manuals relating to public teaching and parent-teacher relationships. The 1936 Parent-Teacher Manual: A Guidebook for Leaders and Members of Local Congress Units details in four sections the structure and relationship of the parent-teacher association. The Penbrook Weekly Bulletin for February 1948 has sections about school news, school sports, school patrol, accidents, and births in the Penbrook School District. The publication also has a number of advertisements from businesses in the Harrisburg/Penbrook area. Oak Leaf was a bimonthly pamphlet published by the Pennsylvania Congress of Parents and Teachers.

Unit Histories,
1914-1974 & undated.
(2 folders)

{series #359m.27} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Published unit histories of the 28th Division and the 104th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Governor's Troop. The histories mainly focus on the World War I era.


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