We are pleased to announce that a variety of World War I materials from the Fred F. Marshall Papers (MS-53) are now freely available online, anytime, through the Wright State University Campus Online Repository, CORE Scholar. These recently digitized materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, cartoons, ephemera, and more than 200 photographs.
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.
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. Other WWI-related materials currently available in CORE Scholar can be found in our World War I gallery and 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.