MS – 048:  World War I Service Questionnaires

(1 box, .27 cubic feet)

Inclusive Date: 1919

Processed by Keith Swaney, '03

September 2003

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Biographical/Historical Information

After the conclusion of the First World War, two distinct entities at Pennsylvania (Gettysburg) College—Professor S. N. Hagen and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity—endeavored to document and commemorate the experiences of the college’s graduates in the First World War. 

Series Description

The collection is divided up into three series.  Series I:  Phi Delta Theta, Series II:  Prof. S.N. Hagen, and Series III: Correspondence to S.N. Hagen.

Scope and Content Notes:  

Series I contains the Phi Delta Theta questionnaires, which the fraternity sent to its alumni to record their participation in the field or on the home front.  As the questionnaires note, the historian of the Pennsylvania College chapter wished to use this information in a publication to be entitled the “Karux.”  

Series II contains questionnaires that Hagen, a professor of English at the college, sent to alumni in April 1919 to record the nature of their wartime participation.  As stated in the introduction of the form, Hagen wanted to “issue a bulletin” with the information gathered from the questionnaires. 

  Series III contains correspondence addressed to Hagen from various alumni of the college throughout May and June of 1919.

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