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Irvine McColl WWI correspondence RHC-59

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorMcColl, Archibald Irvine
Title: Irvine McColl WWI correspondence
Dates: 1917-1919
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet(1 box and 1 flat box)
AbstractArchibald Irvine McColl was born 2 May 1893 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. McColl received his A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1917, and enlisted in the Army that year. He was a Sergeant in Battery C in the 119th Field Artillery from 1917-1919 and served in France. Collection includes transcriptions of correspondence from his parents, his brother, to his aunt Hattie and uncle George Irvine, and to a friend. Letters were written to his family while at U of M, and to his family and friend while he was in the service in Ohio, Texas and primarily in France.
Identification: RHC-59
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Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series: 1) Correspondence 2) Newspaper articles.

Collection Description

Typed transcriptions of correspondence from Archibald Irvine McColl to his parents Dr. John and Ella Kate McColl, his brother Alexander; and handwritten letters to his aunt Hattie and uncle George Irvine, and to a friend Isadore Apted. Letters were written to his family while at the University of Michigan, and to his family and friend while he was in the service, in Columbus Ohio, Waco, Texas and primarily in France. Also includes newspaper articles about his son Alexander McColl, a Vietnam veteran.


Biography

Archibald Irvine McColl was born 2 May 1893. McColl was the son of Dr. John A. and Ella Kate McColl of Grand Rapids, Michigan. McColl received his A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1917, and enlisted in the Army that year. He was a Sergeant in Battery C in the 119th Field Artillery from 1917-1919 and served in France. He died 9 May 1981.


Apte, Isadore
Columbus (Ohio)
Correspondence
France
Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Irvine, George
Irvine, Hattie
McColl, Alexander
McColl, Ella Kate
McColl, John, Dr.
Newspapers
United States. Army.
University of Michigan.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans--United States
World War, 1914-1918

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Irvine McColl WWI correspondence (RHC-59). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Anne McColl Forslund and Carl Forslund, 18 Jan. 2012.

Processing note

Most newspapers were discarded due to fragile condition and availability on microfilm, and some were kept for exhibits or relevance to the author. Famous Regiments of the British Army, by W.H. Davenport Adams, 1868 was removed from collection and cataloged in the library’s Rare books. Transcription is incomplete.


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