Guide to the Frederick Weiss Collection, 1918-1919
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Weiss, Frederick, 1896-1974
Frederick Weiss Collection
1 box (.5 linear feet)
About the Collection
The collection consists of the two-volume diary of Frederick Weiss, 1918-1919, as well as papers, photographs, postcards, publications and ephemera related to his WWI service. Included in the collection is “Frederick Weiss in World War I,” edited by his grandson, Thomas Weiss in 2011. The narrative includes a transcription of Frederick Weiss’s two-volume diary, along with contextual information from other information included in the collection.
About Frederick Weiss
Frederick Weiss was born in New York City. During World War I, he served in the U.S. Army as a pharmacist behind the lines south of Paris and Bourges, France. While in France, he did a lot of sightseeing and kept a diary to record his time overseas. He married Louise Gries in 1922 and the couple had one son, Alan H. Weiss. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Frederick Weiss, including a 2-page biographical sketch written by his grandson, Thomas Weiss, in 1999.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Weiss, Frederick, 1896-1974.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frederick Weiss Collection, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from Frederick Weiss to his father Jacob Weiss, 24 November 1918. Frederick Weiss Collection, Correspondence file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT
Extent: 1 box (.5 linear feet) Collection Location: Archives 501 Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
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