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Chew, Phyllis G.

Phyllis G. Chew World War I scrapbooks

1914-1918


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 093, Item 004


Creator: Chew, Phyllis G.


Title: Phyllis G. Chew World War I scrapbooks


Inclusive Dates: 1914-1918


Extent: 2 volumes


Abstract: Created by Phyllis G. Chew of Salem, New Jersey, these two scrapbooks of newspaper and magazine clippings document World War I, beginning in August 1914 and ending with the United States's entry in 1917.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 093, Item 004, Phyllis G. Chew World War I scrapbooks, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 093 SCRAPBOOK

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Gift of L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin, 2004.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, January 2008.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

The two scrapbooks were created by Phyllis G. Chew, who lived in Salem, New Jersey.

Sources:

Information derived from the scrapbooks.


Scope and Content Note

The two scrapbooks created by Phyllis Chew, of Salem, New Jersey, are each labeled "war album scrap book" on the front covers. The scrapbooks document with newspaper clippings, both text and pictures, the daily events reported regarding World War I. A number of Chew's clippings are from the PhiladelphiaLedger.

The first album chronicles the beginning of the war in August 1914 and continues through January 29, 1915. In addition to events, the clippings chosen also identify the national and military persons leading the war efforts for each nation.

The second album begins in March of 1915 and continues through April of 1917, when the United States entered the war. Many of the 1917 clippings relate to the family of Russian Czar Nicholas II. The second album also includes a few clippings regarding the American pursuit of Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1916-1917. This album also includes two pages of "notes" by Chew, which are her synopsis of the events, including the U.S. entrance to the war (April 5, 1917) and the end date for war (November 11, 1918).


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Chew, Phyllis G.
Topical Terms
World War, 1914-1918.
Geographic Names
Mexican-American Border Region--History--19th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Scrapbooks.

Detailed Contents List

Phyllis G. Chew World War I scrapbooks, 1914-1918 2 volumes

Two scrapbooks created by Phyllis Chew, of Salem, New Jersey, each labeled "war album scrap book" on the front covers, document with newspaper clippings, both text and pictures, the daily events reported regarding World War I.

Scrapbook 1 , 1914-1915   [Volume 1]

1 volume

The first scrapbook chronicles the beginning of the war in August 1914 and continues through January 29, 1915. In addition to events, the clippings chosen also identify the national and military persons leading the war efforts for each nation, particularly Germany, Russia, and Great Britain.

Scrapbook 2 , 1915-1918   [Volume 2]

1 volume

The second album begins in March of 1915 and continues through April of 1917, when the United States entered the war. Many of the 1917 clippings relate to the family of Russian Czar Nicholas II. The second album also includes a few clippings regarding the American pursuit of Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1916-1917. This album also includes two pages of "notes" by Chew, which are her synopsis of the events, including the U.S. entrance to the war (April 5, 1917) and the end date for war (November 11, 1918).