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Archer B. Bass World War I papers

Identifier: MSS 16267

Scope and Contents

Archer B. Bass World War I papers, 1918-1922, .07 cubic feet, consists of correspondence with his wife while he was assigned as a military chaplain to a machine gun company within the 27th Division. There is also correspondence with his mother, Sue G. Bass, and his mother-in-law, V. H. Legg.

Included are official military communications to Chaplain Bass, newspapers (United States Bulletin, The Saturday Evening Post Christian Church), photographs and diaries, which describes his voyage on the "Leviathan" from Hoboken, New Jersey to Europe.


  • Creation: 1917-1922; undated

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


.07 Cubic Feet (One document box and one half-size document box of World War papers.)

Language of Materials



The collection totals .07 cubic feet and is arranged with the family letters first in chronological order, followed by the official letters of Chaplain Archer Bass, then military papers, newspapers, personal information (about travel), photographs and diaries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Beltrone & Company by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on December 13, 2016.

Archer B. Bass World War I papers
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States