Alphonse Bloemer papers

Alphonse Bloemer papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Bloemer, Alphonse
Title: Alphonse Bloemer papers
Dates: 1918
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 portfolio, 1 oversized folder C)
Abstract:The collection consists of a diary of Alphonse Bloemer of the 107th Engineers, Company B during World War I, from January 14, 1918 - November 19, 1918. The diary details Bloemer's trip from Camp MacArthur, Texas to New Jersey; sea journey on the U.S. Aeolus from New Jersey to his arrival in Brest, France (February 15); and his work while in France--building barracks, stables, hospitals, and roads. Bloemer spent only a brief time at the front, however a few entries discuss seeing shell shock cases and men killed in battle. Bloemer composed an entry for each day's events and one entry for the week giving his overall impression of the week's events, the locale, or people. The collection also contains two photographs of the 107th Engineers and a cartoon book by Private Abian A. Wallgreen reprinted from the "Stars and Stripes."
Coll. Number: ms2101
Location: 32108050766818

Biographical/Historical Note

Alphonse "Al" Bloemer (1896-1980), served with Company B of the 107th Engineers in the United States Army Corps of Engineers in France during World War I, born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Index Terms

France--Description and travel.
United States. Army. -- Military construction operations
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Regiment, 107th.
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alphonse Bloemer papers, MS 2101. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1CPhotograph- Co. B. 107th Engineers Camp MacArthur, Wago, Texas
Photograph- Co. B. 107 Eng.
Cartoon book