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Charles S. Goodrich Diary and World War I Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4097

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the World War I diary, banquet programs and menus, uniform insignia, and miscellaneous medals of Charles S. Goodrich, a veteran of the 167th Infantry, part of the Rainbow Division. The diary begins as more of a memoir but changes to daily entries in June 1918. Also included in the collection are two banquet programs and menus. One is for a Peace Parley and Banquet in the Hotel Rheingold on January 30, 1919, honoring the Medical Department, 167th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. The other is the seventh annual Armistice Banquet of the Martimer H. Jordan Chapter of the Rainbow Division Veterans, held on November 11, 1925, at the Tutwiler Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. The collection also contains several pieces of uniform insignia as well as a Red Cross arm band with thirteen buttons and two ribbons attached. There is also a 3" x 3" snapshot of an unidentified man.

Dates

  • 1918-1951

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Charles S. Goodrich, son of Joseph M. and Clara J. Goodrich, was born on January 17, 1892, in Alabama. He enlisted in the army on June 29, 1916, and served in the 167th Infantry, part of the Rainbow Division. He spent time in France and saw active duty in at least four major engagements. He received his honorable discharge on May 19, 1919. After returning to Alabama, Goodrich married Mayme Frances Bates in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 3, 1920. The couple had one daughter, Frances.

Goodrich died on December 25, 1955, in Birmingham.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 diary)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Diary, banquet programs and menus, uniform insignia, and miscellaneous medals of a World War I veteran of the 167th Infantry, part of the Rainbow Division.

Provenance

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 2004

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2015

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Charles S. Goodrich Diary and World War I Memorabilia
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
March 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500