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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L105 (Text) 00000106296932 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 4 manuscripts boxes

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Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.:
The collection primarily consists of correspondence to Jean Hornstein Menger from her husband Cornelius H. Menger. The letters date from when Cornelius served as captain in World War 1, and continue through after his time in the armed service (1917 to 1940). Letters from Menger originate from France, New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Birmingham, Cleveland, Columbus, Pensacola, Omaha, and Indianapolis. Also included are letters to Mrs. Menger, then Jean Hornstein, from other World War 1 soldiers.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library. Manuscript materials cannot be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:
Jean Menger.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Cornelius H. Menger served as a caption in France during World War 1 (1917 - 1919). Following the war, Menger returned to the U.S., where he worked in the ordinance department, stationed in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Alabama (1919 - 1928). In 1920, Menger married Jean Hornstein, whom he met before the war while working in New York City. In 1929, Menger took up employment with the Alabama Power Company (1929 - 1932ish), while continuing to serve as an officer in the Army Reserve, stationed at Fort Sheridan, Illinois and Fort Knox, Kentucky. After his time with the Alabama Power Company, Menger worked with the National Park Service and later with the International Harvester in Indianapolis (1936 - 1939).
Subject: Camp sites, facilities, etc. > Inspection.
Camp sites, facilities, etc. > West (U.S.)
Military bases > Illinois.
Military bases > Kentucky.
Military bases > Louisiana.
Military bases > Massachusetts.
National parks and reserves > West (U.S.)
Public utilities > Employees.
Public utilities > Alabama.
World War, 1914-1918 > France.
Bridgeport (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Fort Knox (Ky.)
Fort Sheridan (Ill.)
France > History > German occupation, 1914-1918.
West (U.S.) > Description and travel.
Menger, Jean Hornstein > Correspondence.
United States. Army > Foreign service > France.
Voyages and travels > 20th century.
Alabama > Public utilities.
Birmingham (Ala.) > Letters from.
Boston (Mass.) > Letters from.
Cleveland (Ohio) > Letters from.
Columbus (Ohio) > Letters from.
Florida > Letters from.
Illinois > Military affairs > Fortifications, military installations, etc.
Indiana > Family and personal papers > 20th century.
Indianapolis (Ind.) > Family and personal papers.
Jackson (La.) > Military affairs > Fortifications, military installations, etc.
Kentucky > Military affairs > Fortifications, military installations, etc.
Louisiana > Military affairs > Fortifications, military installations, etc.
Massachusetts > Military affairs > Fortifications, military installations, etc.
New York (N.Y.) > Family and personal papers.
Nebraska > Letters from.
Ohio > Letters from.
Omaha (Neb.) > Letters from.
Pensacola (Fla.) > Letters from.
Washington (D.C.) > Letters from.
Watertown (Mass.) > Military affairs > Fortifications, military installations, etc.
Parks > West (U.S.)
United States. Army > Officers > Military and personal papers > 19th-20th centuries.

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