The Resource Virginia War History Commission Lynchburg, Virginia, Individual Service Records (Questionnaires)

Virginia War History Commission Lynchburg, Virginia, Individual Service Records (Questionnaires)

Label
Virginia War History Commission Lynchburg, Virginia, Individual Service Records (Questionnaires), 1919-1921
Title
Virginia War History Commission Lynchburg, Virginia, Individual Service Records (Questionnaires)
Inclusive dates
1919-1921
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Lynchburg City Committee Records series is housed in 1 box and contains Lynchburg's copies of its' Individual Service Records (questionnaires). The four page questionnaire records personal and military data. The first page records personal information including the full name of the soldier, date and place of birth, name of mother and father (and their places of birth), race, religious affiliation, names of wife and children, fraternal orders and college fraternities, education, occupation prior to entering the service, name of employer, residence before and after time in service, and present home address. The second and third pages records military information including, date of induction, rank, military branch and ID number, military company, regiment and division; where trained or stationed, port of embarkation and debarkation, experiences in action, citations for and details of distinguished services, details of any injuries (or death), and occupation after the war
  • The fourth page contains several questions designed to elicit information about how the war affected the serviceman and how he perceived his experiences during the war. The questions deal with the effect of disabilities upon occupation and employment, the serviceman's attitude toward military service, the mental and physical effects of United States camp experiences and of overseas experiences, how the experience affected his religious beliefs, and the effects of all of these experiences as contrasted with his state of mind before the war. Nurses submitted a two page questionnaire asking similar questions. Photographs often accompany the questionnaires
  • Please note that the quality of information on the questionnaires varies from soldier to soldier. Some soldiers provided only brief responses; others answered all the questions. These questionnaires were collected by the Lynchburg branch of the War History Commission
  • Additional questionnaires can be found in Virginia War History Commission, Individual Service Records (Questionnaires), 1919-1924 and Virginians of Distinguished Service, 1922-1925 (both accession 37219)
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Virginia War History Commission Lynchburg, Virginia, Individual Service Records (Questionnaires)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00958.xml
Note
  • Part of Record Group 66 (Virginia War History Commission)
  • Series XVIII. Lynchburg, Virginia, Individual Service Records (Questionnaires), 1919-1921
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by soldiers name.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
0.18
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Alderman Library, University of Virginia
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001503330
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (1 box)

Library Locations

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