WWI collections on ExploreUK

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Several World War I collections have been digitized and added to ExploreUK in remembrance of the war that ravaged Europe 100 years ago. These collections are also available in person at the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center.

Tandy M. Pryor photographs collection (2004av053): (dated circa 1917-1919; 0.5 cubic feet; 261 items) consists of 261 gelatin developing-out prints pasted to photographic album pages taken during and after World War I.

The Barrow Unit records (63m201): (dated 1918-1941, undated; 0.42 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises correspondence, printed articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, and official orders and rosters, documenting the volunteer military medical unit known as the Barrow Unit, which provided medical services in England to personnel of the U.S. Army during World War I.

The Howard I. Kinne papers, 1912-1933 (62M85) include family correspondence before and during the First World War. The collection also includes the scrapbook of a trip to France after the war.

The Henry Watterson World War I editorials (59m17) (dated 1915-1921; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 folder) contain editorials cut from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

The Russell Des Cognets papers (57m2): (dated 1918-1957, undated; 0.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) include the correspondence, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings Russell Des Cognets collected relating to his service in France during World War I and as a political activist during prohibition and the Great Depression.