Lester Durwood Crowder papers

Lester Durwood Crowder papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Crowder, Lester Durwood, d. 1918
Title: Lester Durwood Crowder papers
Dates: 1916-1918, 1939, 1943
Quantity: 3.0 folders
Coll. Number: ms3041

Biographical/Historical Note

Lester Durwood Crowder (d. 1918) served in Company F, 167th Infantry, 42nd Division/Rainbow Division during World War I.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence of Lester Durwood Crowder from 1916-1918. Most of the correspondence is from Crowder to his sister, brother, and mother in West Point, Georgia; and he writes from Montgomery, Alabama, Camp Mills, New York, and France. Crowder mentions his life as a soldier, but gives no details of the war itself. His letter dated September 25, 1917 lists soldiers in his squad. Also included are correspondences and photocopies of newspaper clippings regarding Crowder's death.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Crowder, Lester Durwood, d. 1918 -- Correspondence
United States. Army. -- Military life
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 167th. Company F.
World War, 1914-1918.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Lester Durwood Crowder papers, ms 3041, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1916-1917 October
2Correspondence, 1917 November-1918, 1939, undated
3Newspaper clippings & papers