MS - 048: World War I Service Questionnaires
Processed by: Keith Swaney,'03
Scope and Content:
After the conclusion of the First World War, Professor S. N. Hagen and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, working on separate projects, endeavored to document and commemorate the experiences of Pennsylvania College's graduates in the First World War.
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. Like the Phi Delta Theta questionnaires, most of these materials are autographed documents.
Series III contains correspondence addressed to Hagen from various alumni of the college throughout May and June of 1919. These documents are a mix of typed and autographed letters signed.
The items in this collection are original and are arranged alphabetically by the last name of each veteran.Download Finding Aid - Adobe PDF (7 KB)