Missouri Over There

Collections

Gathered from multiple public institutions and private collectors, these unique collections explore Missouri’s rich World War I history.

Many Missourians recorded their diverse wartime experiences through documents and photographs. Here users can read the correspondence of doctors who cared for the sick and wounded, explore photos of patriotic events on the home front, and read about harrowing experiences in combat. For more information about an individual collection, please contact the contributing institution.

Collections

American Field Service World War I Records

The American Ambulance Field Service (later known as the American Field Service…

American Red Cross Canteen Collection

The American Red Cross collection consists of a scrapbook and daily reports docu…

Andersen, Hans Peter Collection

Dr. Hans Peter Andersen was a physician who worked in the laboratory at Washingt…

Archer, George L., Papers

This collection contains World War I letters and souvenirs from army Private Geo…

Bailey, Louise Salmon Collection

Louise Salmon Bailey worked in St. Louis with the Women’s Troop Train Service of…

Ball, Hampton B. Papers

Hampton B. Ball served in the 1st Battalion, 326th Infantry, 82nd Division durin…

Barger, Charles D. Collection

Private Charles D. Barger from Mt. Vernon, Missouri, served in Company L, 384th…

Barkley, John Lewis Collection

John Lewis Barkley was inducted into the army at Warrensburg, Mo. on September 2…

Barry County Museum World War I Collection

The World War I Collection from the Barry County Museum in Cassville, Missouri c…

Barth, Albert C. Collection

Albert C. Barth was born in St. Louis on May 13, 1889. He served in the 163rd In…

Barton County Historical Society World War I Collection

This collection from the Barton County Historical Society in Lamar, Missouri, in…

Bates County Historical Society and Museum World War I Collection

The Bates County World War I Collection contains material related to the service…

Bauer, Royal Papers

This collection consists of Royal D. Bauer’s diary and correspondence outlining…

Beckmann, Max Collection

Max Beckmann is one of the most celebrated and collected German born artists in…

Bell, Henry Papers

Henry Bell, a native of Salisbury, Mo., was inducted into the army on October 26…

Bergmann, Josef Collection

Josef Bergman was born in Przeworsk, Poland on December 13, 1879. He graduated f…

Birkhead, Laura A. Papers

During World War I, Miss Laura Birkhead was involved with refugee work, especial…

Blake, Noah Collection

Noah Blake from Moberly, Missouri, served as a chauffeur for a prominent Kansas…

Boyce, Joseph Collection

Hubert Ward was a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps and served with the Br…

Brady, Robert Kirk Collection

Capt. Robert Kirk Brady from Richmond, Mo. served in Company G, 140th Infantry,…

Breckenridge, William Clark Papers

William Clark Breckenridge was a prominent businessman, writer, and historian wh…

Bribach, Carrie Collection

Carrie P. Bribach was an art teacher at the Mary Institute in Carondelet, Mo.  S…

Bross, Howard Papers

Howard Cleveland Bross of Palmyra, Missouri served in the 70th U.S. Infantry Reg…

Bunch, Carroll Collection

Carroll Bunch, an Oakwood, Mo. native, served in the 149th Aero Squadron during…

Busch-Sulzer Collection

This large collection from the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, features…

Bushwhacker Museum World War I Collection

The World War I Collection from the Bushwhacker Museum in Nevada, Missouri conta…

Chilson, Clyde C. Collection

Clyde Chilson was a corporal in Battery B., 129th Field Artillery, 35th Division…

Clark, Champ and Bennett C. Clark Papers

Bennett Champ Clark served as a colonel in the American Expeditionary Forces dur…

Clarke Family Manuscript Collection

Powhatan Hughes Clarke served with the 21st Aero Squadron and the Labor Bureau,…

Clarke, Powhatan Papers

This collection is mostly comprised of correspondence between Powhatan H. Clarke…

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We are constantly seeking new materials that represent Missouri in World War I. Photos, letters, documents, artifacts, and other items are all welcomed contributions.
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