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Oral History Interview with Lee E. Johnson, April 21, 1976

Description: Interview with Lee E. Johnson, a retired educator, concerning his recollections about military life during World War I. Johnson discusses his education; his enlistment in the Texas National Guard; his training at Pecan Gap; Camp Bowie; the formation of the 36th Division; officers training school at Camp Pike, Arkansas; embarkation for France; Saint-Amand and Saint-Nazairre.
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Date: April 21, 1976
Creator: Milner, E. R. & Johnson, Lee E., 1893-
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Frederick E. Gaupp, November 3, 1973

Description: Interview with Frederick E. Gaupp, a college professor, concerning the experiences of a German intellectual during the period of the Weimar Republic and the early Hitler years. Gaupp discusses his middle-class family background, his service in World War I with a Rhenish artillery regiment, his education at the University of Breslau, the Sparticist uprising, Kapp Putsch, Freicorps activities, rampant inflation (1923-1924), and the effects of Allied reparations. He also talks about his employment with Ullstein (Berlin) publishing house, fighting between the Brown Shirts and the Communists, the role of the lower middle-class in supporting the Nazis, the Nazi suppression of Ullstein, and his decision to leave Germany in 1935.
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Date: November 3, 1973
Creator: Burke, Kenneth Alton & Gaupp, Friedrich, 1897-
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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[Letter from Chaplain J. E. Doherty to Miss Shafford, October 13, 1918]

Description: Letter from Chaplain J. E. Doherty to Miss Shafford, October 13, 1918. In the letter, Doherty is inquiring about their friend in the war and their well-being. Writteno on the envelope reads "Letter, 1918, With U.S. Flag On it, Concerning the well-being of a friend of Miss Shafford in World War".
Date: October 13, 1918
Creator: Doherty, J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Letter from a Army Wife to a Adjutant of the Army]

Description: A letter from an unidentified army wife, self-described as "World War Wife" to a Adjutant of the Army where her husband is stationed, circa 1918. In the letter she is requesting the money that her husband is making while in the army to afford clothing and food for her family.
Date: [1918,1919]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Flying Parliament]

Description: Photographs of "The Flying Parliament" by Edwina S. Babcock, held by UNT Special Collections. The book is open to a dedication page, which is a note written in pen handwriting. The name Donald Thomas 1973 is at the top. On the top left side is the word "Poetry" written in pencil. The cover is red with an intricate gold design over most of the page, the title is in the middle of the cover in gold.
Date: October 12, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Over Here: War Time Rhymes, cover]

Description: Photograph of the cover of "Over Here: War Time Rhymes" by Edgar A. Guest, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover is dark blue with the first part of the title in dark blue inside of a gold banner, the rest of the title and author stamped in gold under it.
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Swords and Ploughshares]

Description: Photographs of "Swords and Ploughshares" John Drinkwater, held by UNT Special Collections. The first image shows the title page, with the page to the left of it containing a small list of books by the same author. Image 2, poem on page 48 titled "On the Picture of a Private Soldier Who Had Gained a Victoria Cross", the page next to it contains a poem titled "One Speaks In Germany. In “On the Picture of a Private Soldier Who Had Gained a Victoria Cross,” the author calls upon the theme of photography to apply pressure to its revelatory and documentary status. Photographs are not only signs. They are also indexes—that is, they are created by the conditions they record. This adds authority to their status as objective or unmediated by interpretive bias, but such objectivity is an illusion. The alignment of the documentary photo with objectivity forgets the deceptive nature of physical surfaces, how they might exclude or even repress the deeper conflicts of inner life expressed in a poem. In Drinkwater’s poem, the deceptive nature of physical appearance dialogues with the deceptive nature of accolades for valor and the sense of liberation from horrors of the past. Drinkwater thus registers an insight fundamental to new waves of psychoanalytic theory—that is, the burial of trauma constitutes a form of preservation, of intensification even, as opposed to conquest and erasure.
Date: November 3, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[October and Other Poems]

Description: Photographs of "October and Other Poems" by Robert Bridges, held by UNT Special Collections. The book has an old white cover, framed by a black line and the title printed at the top in black. Image 2, "The West Front" and "To the United States of America." Page 32 contains the title of the first one at the top, and page 33 has the other one at the top followed by the date April 1917.
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Fifes and Drums: Poems of America at War, The Vigilantes]

Description: Photographs of "Fifes and Drums: Poems of America at War," held by UNT Special Collections. The brown book cover has the title in dark blue in the top right corner in a white label, framed by a dark blue line. Image 2, title page. On the left page is a list of The Vigilante books inside a box, and on the right page is the title page with a small upside down triangle with the letter D in it.
Date: October 12, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Flower of Youth: Poems in War Time]

Description: Photographs of "Flower of Youth: Poems in War Time" by Katharine Tynan, held by UNT Special Collections. Image 1, the spine of the dark blue book with the title on a white label on the spine. Image 2, with the page to the left of it containing a box with the title of books also by Tynan.
Date: October 14, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Red Flower: Poems Written in War Time, cover]

Description: Photograph of the cover of "The Red Flower: Poems Written in War Time" by Henry Van Dyke, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover is white with a dark blue spine, the top of the front contains the title at the top and author at the bottom in dark blue print. In the middle of it is an orange/red flower design.
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sonnets from a Prison Camp, title page]

Description: Photograph of the title page from "Sonnets from a Prison Camp" by Archibald Allan Bowman, held by UNT Special Collections. Scottish philosopher and poet Allan Archibald Bowman (1883-1936) was working as a professor at Princeton University when World War I began. He took a leave of absence in 1915, enlisted in the British Army, and was assigned to the Highland Light Infantry. Three years later, Bowman was taken prisoner by German forces during the Battle of Lys. The poems collected in Sonnets from a Prison Camp were written after Bowman’s capture, between April 27 and July 25, 1918. Most were composed at the Rastatt prison camp, though some were written after Bowman was transferred to Hesepe. The volume itself contains twelve chronologically arranged sections and a clean, minimal layout with one sonnet per page. This neatly bound, 152-page book has a board cover with thread wear on the bottom and top of the spine. A lithographed errata slip on different paper is pasted into the binding and precedes the title page. Part of the Soldier Poets section of the exhibit, Sonnets from a Prison Camp contains poems that reflect on the horrors of war, the boredom of life in a prison camp, and a deep longing for home and peace. Bowman also employs Christian theology to decry the power of “Nations,” asserting that “Earth’s glory sinks confronted with Christ’s cross” (p. 104). In the following sonnet, he writes that the “Commonwealth” cannot “unchallenged claim / To be the First and Last.” There is “a holier Name” (p. 105). Each sonnet includes a date and location, allowing the sequence to function like diary entries, and in his foreword, Bowman notes that during his early days as a prisoner of war, these poems “stood between my soul and madness” (p. v). The …
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[From an Outpost and Other Poems, cover]

Description: Photograph of the cover of "From an Outpost and Other Poems" by Leslie Coulson, held by UNT Special Collections. The white paper cover has a thin orange line that frames the title, followed by a photo of a young man and the author under the picture all in orange tint.
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Naked Warriors, cover]

Description: Photograph of "Naked Warriors" by Herbert Read, held by UNT Special Collections. In 1917, poet and literary critic Herbert Read co-founded the avant-garde quarterly journal Arts and Letters, which in 1919 published Read’s book Naked Warriors. (The volume’s first section “Kneeshaw Goes to War” originally appeared in Arts and Letters, as noted in the contents.) This sixty-page volume of poetry and prose explores the arc of the British soldier’s combat experience in World War I. Read, who served in the war and was awarded both the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross, includes an epigraph before each section, visually separating sections that are joined by a thematic progression rather than common characters. Before the contents page, readers encounter a six-line poem entitled “Parody of a Forgotten Beauty” and a one-paragraph preface in which Read encourages his generation to “strive to create a beauty where hitherto it has had no absolute existence” (5). This desire is reflected in the cover illustration, thought to be the work of artist Wyndham Lewis. The central figure employs Vorticism, an early twentieth-century British art movement using a form of urban cubism to express the dynamism of the modern world. The book is bound in textured, tan paper boards printed in striking red, featuring the title, Vorticist illustration, author, and price (“three shillings net”) on the front cover, and information on the journal Arts and Letters on the back cover. The front leaf of this copy is inscribed “T. A. Lamb, from W. R. Childe. 8.4.1919” under the title. Considering the place of publication and publisher, we can speculate that this copy was given to T. A. Lamb, author of T.N.T. Tales (Oxford, 1919)—a collection of anecdotes describing the work of munitionettes at the Barnbow shell-filling factory near Leeds—by Wilfred Rowland Childe, editor of Oxford …
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Forward, March!, cover]

Description: Photograph of the cover of "Forward, March!" by Angela Morgan, held by UNT Special Collections. The dark red cover has the title at the top left corner, followed by a graphic of a hand holding a torch and the author. This all encased by a line, and all in gold lettering/lines.
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sword Blades and Poppy Seed]

Description: Photographs of "Sword Blades and Poppy Seed" by Amy Lowell, held by UNT Special Collections. The first image is of the blue/grey spine with a label at the top of it containing the title. Image 2, the book opened up to the title page, with the left page containing publishing information.
Date: October 12, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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