Guide to the Ortis C. Skaife Collection 1917-1919
Cage 293

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Ortis C. Skaife
Title
Ortis C. Skaife Collection
ID
Cage 293
Date [inclusive]
1917-1919
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of a scrapbook assembled by Ortis C. Skaife to preserve memorabilia he collected during his military service in France between 1917 and 1919.

Preferred Citation note

Ortis C. Skaife Collection, 1917-1919

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Ortis C. Skaife, born in 1893, was living in Colfax, Washington when he enlisted in the U. S. military in 1917. He became a Sergeant with Company A, Central Records Office, American Expeditionary Force, France.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a scrapbook assembled by Ortis C. Skaife to preserve memorabilia he collected during his military service in France between 1917 and 1919. Pasted into the scrapbook are military order forms, passes, reports, maps, tourist guides, photographs, newspaper clippings, etc. Skaife includes in the scrapbook a map of France that he used to track his travels during his military service with annotations and color-coding. The photographs included portray scenes of tourist locations, battles, soldiers, and two images of General John J. Pershing.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in a single series, with photographs relocated from the scrapbook to a folder at the end of the series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Company A. Central Records Office

Geographic Name(s)

  • France -- Description and travel
  • United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces

Subject(s)

  • Military
  • Scrapbooks
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Sources

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