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Otis J. Clontz Collection

M2001.1.1, M2001.1.2, OS2001.1.1


Otis J. Clontz Collection
(P54)
[Otis Clontz to far right, rifle on shoulder]

Title Otis J. Clontz Collection
Identifier

http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/clontz_otis_j/default_clontz.html

Creator  Otis J. Clontz
Subject Keyword :  Otis J. Clontz ; Old Hickory parade ; World War I ; France ; Camp Jackson, SC 
Subject LCSH :
 
Clontz, Otis J.
Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence
World War 1914 1918 -- Biography
World War 1914 1918 -- Campaigns -- France
World War 1914 1918 -- Personal Narratives, American
World War 1914 1918 -- Correspondence
World War 1914 1918 -- France
World War 1914 1918 -- North Carolina
World War 1914 1918 -- Photography
World War 1914 1918 -- Pictorial works
World War 1914 1918 -- United States
World War 1914 1918 -- Women
Description Collection of photographs,  postcards, memorabilia from WWI era. Three Asheville Citizen newspapers tell of Old Hickory parade in Asheville ,  surviving officers and veterans of NC , TN , SC involved in breaking the German Hindenburg Line marched annually after WWI.  Includes personal photographs,  postcards of Asheville flood, postcards of WWI damage to French towns and buildings as well as views of undamaged chateaus and villages, and postcards of various men from this area in national guard and army uniforms . Correspondence on some postcards, [ most from Leon Caberet, a lawyer friend from Otis's days in France .]
Publisher Special Collections, D.H. Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Contributor Southern Highlands Research Center ; Capt. Robert J. Clontz, grandson
Date original 1914 - 1940's
Date digital  2001-08-27 ; 
Type Collection ; Images
Format 12 folders ; photographs and postcards ; 3 sections of THE ASHEVILLE TIMES from 28 September 1920 [maps , atlas summary of WWI] 
Source D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, Manuscript Collections
Language English and French.
Relation Peckham Collection of first hand accounts of World War I. See D.H. Ramsey Library catalog, search World War, 1914 1918 and limit to UNCA Special Collections.
Coverage temporal 1910 - 1920 
Coverage spatial France ; El Paso , TX ; Greenville , S. C. ; Asheville, NC 
Rights No restrictions;  Copyright: Retained by the authors of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Donor Donor number  
Acquisition
Citation Preferred citation: , Clontz Collection, Special Collections, D.H. Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Processed by Special Collections staff, 1983 ; Revised 2001-03-20
Last update 2005-12-12 JW
Biographical infromation:
1912 Entered the North Carolina National Guard
June 11, 1918 Sailed for France with Co . F of the 105th Supply Train , U . S . Army 
April 11, 1919 Returned to the United States
April 14, 1919 Honorable Discharge from the U. S. Army at Camp Jackson, S.C. 
1922 Honorable Discharge from the North Carolina National Guard
Item List : 
Box Folder Item Description
M2001.1.1 Folder 1    
   Asheville area /  1915 flood P1 Eventide in the Heart of the Mountains - A Scene on  Pigeon River (color postcard)
    P2 Smith Bridge July 16-19, 1916
    P3 Flood in Asheville July 16 - 19 , 1916
    P4 Asheville Cotton Mill July 16-19, 1916
    P5 Southern Railroad Bridge Asheville, NC July 16, 1916
    P6 Flood at Biltmore Bridge July 16 - 19 , 1916
    P7 RR Passenger Station Asheville, NC July 16-19, 1916
    P8 Panoramic view of Champion Fibre Company , Canton , N . C . (color postcard)
      P9 Champion Post Card for use of Champion men for messages of good cheer to Champion Buddies in the Armed Forces of the Nation from Canton Division
  Postcards  of U. S. National Guard Summer Deployment  P10 U.S. National Guard Cantonment, Camp Greene, Charlotte, NC View from water tank number 1 (color postcard)
    P11 Capt. C.I. (Bary) Baird , Edwin and James . [ An uncle of Otis's ] .  On back : March 26 , 1914 . Julius Rath and Globe trotter from 1897 to 1915 . C.I. Baird , 1912 Asheville , NC 
    P12 'DAY OF THE SOLDIER BOY' poem by Segt. Wm. Barter , El Paso--on the border . Duplicate  #
    P13 Camp Glen 1916 (2 copies) pictures of kitchen staff [?] , [Asheville , NC ] .
    P14 Training Calvary Horses . Stamped on back: INTER - NATIONAL DRY FARMING  CONGRESS and EXPOSITION EL PASO , October 17th - 26th  Mailed : El Paso Oct 8, 1916 , addressee : Mr. Roy Clontz ; West Asheville.  Message (in pencil , faded) : Hello.  How are you by now?  Fine I hope.  Well, I'm having a good time.  Good By  From A.B.C.
    P15 Hay used for Fortifications on the Mexican Border
    P16 Marching Soldiers  - Co. 75
    P17 Poem - first of two cards  "TO THE TAR HEEL BRIGADE ON THE BORDER" by Pvt . Harry R . Paul , on the Border , El Paso , Texas .
P18 Poem "TO THE TAR HEEL BRIGADE ON THE BORDER" concluded .
    P19 Unidentified couple
P20 A friend of Maude's ( Mrs. Otis J . Clontz )
    P21 Reading the Camp Rules / U.S. National Army Cantonment
    P22 3 soldiers , one with sword drawn , scabbard against leg
      P23 On back : Horace [?] N. Featherston , Biltmore Ave. , Asheville , NC
      P24 Soldier , oval cut out from postcard
    P25 Postcard : U.S. Nat'l Guard , Camp McClellan , Anniston , Ala . Preparing for winter by putting wooden floors in tents 
    P26 Group of Soldiers - Pablo Beach Post Card Studio Pablo beach , Florida
    P27 Marching Soldiers (Company K)
    P28 On back :  Addressed to : A. C. Hinton , Springhope ,  NC  RFD # 1
    P29 Pvt. R. V. Wells - Soldier - Murphy , NC  On back : in pencil R.V. Wells Petty officer, Murphy, N.C.  Aug . 1916
    P30 Duplicate of P29 .
  P31 2 soldiers and 2 hounds
    P32 Fort Macon [civil war fort on Outer Banks , NC ? ]
  P33 Two soldiers seated on grassy sand dune
          P34 Postcard of Soldier sitting on a half moon .  On back : Pvt. Fred Eugene Wilson  Asheville , N.C.  R. #1
    P35 3 soldiers , 2 standing , 1 seated
          P36 "THE DAY OF THE SOLDIER BOY" poem.  Duplicate of P12
    P37 Soldier seated with right lower leg atop left knee, cigar in l. hand resting on leg.  On back : Raymond Edwards Nov. 15th  1917 .
    P38  Soldiers on firing range . Co K written at top of photo
    P39 Nine soldiers formally posed under a tree , r. edge of post card cut off .
    P40 Standing soldier , formally posed
    P41 Two men posed as cowboys . On back : Raymond B . Moore , 55 Roberts St. Asheville N.C.  Bugler C.L. \ Curly Harbin , #7 Buxton St.  Asheville  N.C.
    P42 Two soldiers posed outside tent entrance , one seated, one standing with rifle across chest .  (Note lacing for leather leggings - R2 . ) [ Officers ? had buckles - P37 ]
    P43 Soldiers in yard , one carrying assorted tent poles .
      P44 Soldiers outside tents busy with rifles.  Two in uniform looking on , one young boy watching .  Co K in ink at top of photo .
    P45 Two soldiers, standing in uniform . On back :  Walter Bryson  Murphy  N.C.  Fabe White  Weaverville , N. C.
    P46 Two soldiers on stomachs with rifles, spyglasses on tripods
    P47 Band in uniform
  Postcards related to WW I units and France P48 Postcard : OLD HICKORY 30TH DIVISION insignia and quote from Sir Douglas Haig , Field Marshal , list of towns en route to the Hindenburg Line .
    P49 Postcard of U.S.S. Powhatan (handwritten on front of postcard), Leaving France  St. Nazaire , France
    P50 Side view of ship (handwritten)  Off to U.S.A. on board U.S. S. Powhatan
    P51 Side view of troop ship with men crowded at the rail . (handwritten) Good bye France  Hello U.S.A.  The 30th  
    P52 Company F , 105TH Supply Train . Stamped on back: "Jesse B. Kitchens , U.S.S. Powhatan , in care of postmaster NY City"
    P53 Company F , 105TH Supply Train (different view) . Stamped on back :  Jesse B . Kitchens , U.S.S. Powhatan , in care of postmaster NY City
    P53 War 1914 - 15 - 16 In the SOMME  British offensive.
    P54 4 Soldiers and a Child . Otis J . Clontz at the far right , holding boy's ankle, rifle on shoulder . [He helped with financial support of this child from Le Harve . Wrote to this family twice a year after his return to Canton , NC ]
M2001.1.1 Folder 2 Item  
   French Postcards  P55 REIMS in the years of bombardment 1914 - 1917  Place Barre - Maison Poullot (Maison de Commerce)
      P56 REIMS in the years of bombardment 1914 - 1917  128 - Rue Saint Thierry - Tisage Poullot
      P57 Francais Souvenons - nous!  MENNESSIS (Aisne) La France reconquise (1917)  Les Vestiges de l'Usine d'Aluminium
      P58 1914 - 15 : Marne - HUIRON - Church interior burnt up on the 7th September 1914.
      P59 1914 - 15  Marne - HUIRON - A grave
      P60 War 1914 - 15 -16  In the SOMME  French offensive - Guns taken from the Germans.
      P61 Environs de Conlie - Chateau de Sourches
      P62 Environs de la Fleche - Chateau de Bazouges vu du Loir
      P63 LANGRES - La Rue Diderot - L. L.
     P64 LHOMME (sic) - Chateau de Benehart
     P65 Chateau de Bonnetable - Vue d'ensemble
     P66 TUFFE - Chateau de Cheronne
      P67 Besse - sur - Braye - Chateau de Courtanvaux , facade principale
     P68 Pont - de - Braye - Chateau de la Flotte
     P69 Le Mans - Cathedrale (Rosace)
      P70 141 . LE MANS Interieur de la Cathedrale - La grande Nef , oeuvre du XII siecle
     P71 Courceboeufs (Sarthe) Eglise - Abside
      P72 Environs de La Ferte - Bernard (Sarthe) - chateau de Courtangis
      P73 Sarthe - Chateau de Gallerande
     P74 Chateau de Montdragon a la Bosse (Sarthe)
      P75 Chateau de Montmirail (Sarthe)
      P76 Parigne - le - Polin (Sarthe) - Chateau des Perrais - Cote de la Terrasse
      P77 Sarthe - Chateau de la Roche - Mailly
     P78 Ste - Jamme (Sarthe) - Chateau d'Antoigne et la Sarthe . Child in a boat on a lake and another child mounted on a pony behind fence along lake.  Nanny [?] with hands on fence.
      P79 TROYES - La Caisse d'Epargne
      P80 TROYES - La Cathedrale
     P81 TROYES - La Fontaine Argende
      P82 TROYES - Square de la Prefecture - Bronze sculpture 'The Rape' by Suchetet
      P83 TROYES - La Prefecture
    P84 TROYES - Grilles de l'Hotel Dieu en fer forge et dore (Envre de Pierre Delphin  [1760])
    P85 Sarthe - Chateau de Sable , vu du Port
    P86 Sable-sur-Sarthe - Solesmes - Abbaye des Benedictins
    P87 14 SAINT BRIEUC - Le Palais de Justice - LL  (in color)
    P88 BRETAGNE - SAINT BRIEUC - Monument Anatole Le Braz  (in color)
       P89 710  PARIS - La Place de la Concorde et la Seine - LL (in black and white)
     P90 165  PARIS - La Rue Soufflot et le Pantheon - LL
     P91 AMIENS - La Cathedrale, - Scenes de la Vie de Saint-Jacques . (The Cathedral - Scenes of the Life of Saint-James,)  LL
    P92 TOURS - Le Coteau de St-Symphorien et l'Ecole Normale des Tilleuls  Vue prise de l'Ile Aucard - A.B.
    P93 TOURS - La Gare - The Station  A.P.
    P94 TOURS La Rue Nationale (cote Sud) - National Street South Side - A.P.
    P95 Francais souvenons-nous!  La France reconquise (1917) SAINT SIMON (Atsne)  Le Clocher est toufours deboul, mais l'Eglise est eventree par les gros obus
     P96 Environs d'Ecommoy - Chateau de Chardonneux
    P97 TROYES - Le Cirque Municipal
    P98 TROYES - Le Chevet de la Cathedrale
    P99 TROYES - L'Hotel de Vauluissant
    P100 TROYES - Le Monument des Enfants de l'Aube et la Gare
    P101 Le Luart - Chateau de Luart
    P102 Souvenon -nous! Church interior at ROYE - L'Eglise detruite par les Vandales Interieur de la Nef
    P103 Postcard 1129 LA GRANDE GUERRE 1914 - 17 damage to (Curlu) church shown. Eglise de CURLU .
    P104 War 1914-15-16...In the SOMME  CURLU village Church taken back by the French (also in French).
    P105 Souvenons-nous!  La France Reconquise - ROYE (Somme) - Place d'Armes et rue St. Pierre Pillees , minees et devastees par les esclaves du Kaiser  
    P106 REIMS dans ses annees de bombardements 1914 - 1917 - ruins shown of Rues Saint Yon et Eugene Desteuque
    P107 1914 - 15 - 16 In the SOMME - British Offensive
    P108 1914 - 15 (damaged) Examination of spies
M2001.1.1 Folder 3 Item  
  Postcards with correspondence arranged chronologically P109 FAYL-BILLOT - La Grande Rue "Cher Eugene..." 11 Jan.'08
    P110 Souvenir of de Fayl - Billor with three pictures of places in the area .  Message : P.S. Excuse bad writing and mistakes.  Hello , from Papa maman Louis and from Marie .  Noblab  B.  Next time I write to you I will send you some views of Paris. 
    P111 Pour vous, les fleurs que j’aime tant, Auront un parfum persistant! Message : So good bye from a friend forever  Berthe Noblab  Hello from papa, maman and my brother
    P112 Paris - Colonne de Juliet Place de la Bastille  Message : Bonjours de Paris  G. Bougis (?).  
    P114 Paris - Avenue de l'Opera .  Date: 23 Sep. '18  Message: Bous Fouvenirs. A bientot. Addressed to Mr. Leon Cabaret , Clair de Notaine , Etude Joubert , Beaumont - s- Sarthe , Sarthe  [ See Photo , item 141 ]
    P115 BEAUMONT-SUR-SARTHE - L'Eglise (handwritten : the church) On back : From: Leon Cabaret , Beaumont-sur-Sarthe , 24th March 1919 .
    P116 Bonne Annee with French postal stamp .  On back : return address - Marie Pernot , Rue Mont de Olivotte -Feyl-Billot , France  Message : Tous les bonheurs  G. Trucheluf [?]  Address : Miss Marie Fernot ; Rue des Roches ; a Fayl- Billot (Haute ' Marne) ..
      P117 BEAUMONT-sur-SARTHE - Pont Suspendu forme par une travee de 100 m. d'overture , construit en 1846 et refait en 1897 .  Message : this is another view from the bridge this bridge has been built the first time in 1846 and built again in 1897 .  Address : To Mr. Otis J. Clontz  From Leon Cabaret 15 May 1919 .
      P118 BEAUMONT-sur-SARTHE - La Gare de Vivion - Beaumont . Message : that is a view of the station of Beaumont  it is there that the division arrive.  Cabaret  Addressed to : Mr. Otis J. Clontz  from Leon Caberet 15th May 1919
      P119 BEAUMONT -sur-SARTHE - Le Chateau de Juille is corrected to read : the mansion of Juille.  Message : From Leon Cabaret to Mr. Otis J. Clontz together with his dearest voes (?). Signed Cabaret.  Date: 25 Sept. 1919.  Address:  Mr. Otis J. Clontz , Box 273 , Canton , NC , USA
       P120 BALLON (Sarthe) - Champ de Foire et Maison d'Ecole  Message :  Sunday, 28 Sept. 1919  Dear Otis:  to-day is the fair, bad weather , very much rains that shows the place were is the fair and the boy's school .  I have beaucoup pleasure - Your Friend  Leon .  Address : Mr. Otis J. Clontz , Box 273 , Canton , NC, USA  Amerique.
       P121 VIVOIN - Vieux Moulin , handwritten old mill . Message : From a friend to you . Cabaret L.  Address :  Mr. Otis J. Clontz , Box 273 , Canton  NC  USA  Date : 25 Sept 1919
      P122 JUILLET (Sarthe) - L'Eglise  (handwritten) the church . Message : I do wish you the most of success and happiness through your life .  From a friend frog!  Leroy Cabaret . To: Otis J Clontz  Box 273 , Canton  , N.C. , U.S.A. 
     P123 BALLON (Sarthe) - Le Chateau . Handwritten : the castle - another view  Message : from Leon Cabaret  October 8 th 1919 Cabaret . Addressed to Mr. Otis J. Clontz , Box 273 , Canton , NC
      P124  FAYL - BILLOT (Hte-Marne) . - Bois Banal Escalier taille dans le roc  Message :  Fayl - Billot le 4 Octbre 1919  Dear friend  I have received your letter and card today . I thank you very mutch , and I send you this few views. Tell me in your next letter if you can't read French.  becuase I think you dont understand my writing
      P125 Barbed wire cut, Americans creeping on the Germans with hand grenades - France - on back : Post Card , The Chicago Daily News , G.J. Kavanaugh - War Postal card Department .  Message :  Dear Brother  I just arrived at Home and if you can (unreadable) Wood . Let's (unreadable) . AKP  Address : Mr. T. C.Clontz  Arden , NC [Otis's brothers were : Roy , Carl , Tom , Avery , Bob , Loren . Not in birth order.]
       P126 Postcard booklet of Le Mans , France - 17 postcards - tr .of French on back of each card .
   Letter  127 Letter from Marie , from Fayl - Billot dated 12 February 1919 .  "Cher Otis . "
      128 xerox copy of  Letter from Marie
      [129] [ translation of Letter from Marie ] [Fernot ? P116]
M2001.1.1 Folder         4 Item  
    Parodies  130 A.W.O.L. poem by O.J.C. , H.N.F. [Horace N. Featherstone ? (P23)] , A.M.C.  Dated Jan. 15th  1918 .  "We never did so many wrongs, / But yet we're ashamed to tell, / Of all the little wrongs we did, / We went - A.W.O.L./  In all the camps around the land. / It happens every day. / We all get home sick then we go. / But don't intend to stay."  Approximately six more verses.
        131 Copy of A.W.O.L. poem
        132 General Orders [parody] on Salvation Army letterhead.  "General Orders adopted by all Discouraged A. E. F. soldiers "  Then follow twelve orders . Signed "By order of general orders" Saint Nazare [?)] France , This 27 day of March 1919.
133 Copy of General Orders parody
 M2001.1.1  Folder 5 Item  
  Photographs 134 Photo of soldier astride tent with ropes (2-1/3" x 3-1/6")  On back : 180
    135 Photo of two soldiers in camp , tents folded (3-1/4" x 2-2/9")  On back : Corp. R.B. Moore 1st class .  Pvt . J . T . (?) Hogan .  Oct . 1st , 1917
    136 Photo of five unidentified soldiers ( 3-1/3" x 2-5/16" ) 
    137 Photo of 3 men , cups and plates in hands (2-5/18" x 2-3/4")  Illegible identification on back : G (?) B (?) Clontz , [?] , [?] [P125 lists brothers , tho' not in birth order ]
    Poems from  summer training in El Paso , TX 138 BALLADS OF THE BORDER : The Weakling and Other Pictures of the Mobilization by William Hervey Allen . Price 25 cents . Published by D.W. Parther Co. , 205 Mesa Ave , El Paso , Texas . 1916.  Otis J. Clontz pencilled on front.  Crossed out in pencil , inside page :  Boss Catheter , Jan. 10  1917  
  Song 139 "Our Borderland"  by Corp . L . M . Hammonds at Camp Owen Bierne - El Paso , Texas sung to "The Watch on the Rhine"
   Picture Book  140 "Souvenir of Camp Sevier Greenville, S.C." Handwritten at top " Maude Nelson Clontz , Canton , N . C . " Handwritten inside back cover , " Sept . 28 - 29 " .  Booklet distributed by Hobbs - Henderson Co. , a Greenville department store .  22 pages , n . d .
M2001.1.1 Folder 6    
  Photograph 141 [ Leon Caberet and family of Le Harvre, France  1947 ] On back : " this is my vacation-house at the seashore 4 miles from home taken last July - from left to right : my wife , myself , and my eighteen years old daughter " (Signed) Jouv
  Booklet 142 Operations Booklet , ( 22 pages ) THIRTIETH DIVISION OLD HICKORY : BELGUIM , YPRES - VOORMEZEELE .  THE HINDENBURG LINE : BELLICOURT .  NAUROY - PREMONT - BRANCOURT .  BUSIGNY - ESCAUFOURT - VAUX - ANDIGNY .  Includes map of Hindenburg Line from 28 Sept . through 19 Oct . 
  Poem 143 "Bill Kaiser Must Come Down :  A Rousing War Poem" by A . R . Harrison, Ph . D . of Asheville  NC . ( 16 pages ) Hackney and Moale Com - pany of Asheville , NC . 1917 .
  Songbook 144 POPULAR SONGS of the A . E . F ( American Expeditionary Forces) prepared by the YMCA   Paris .  1918 .  ( 97 pages ) .  4 " x 5 1/2 " .
  Pamphlet  145 PAGES OF AMERICAN GLORY ( 18 pages ) printed by Michelin et Cie , Clermont - Ferrand , France (in English) . Maps . Lists corps and their officers . Day - by - day summary of advance through to cease fire , Nov . 11 , 1918 . Gen. John Pershing's address to the officers / soldiers of the A. E. F on 12 Nov. 
  Pamphlet 146 American Red Cross Booklet [ 12 pages ] .   WHEN YOU GET HOME , "Forward - To Returning Soldiers"  Home Service of Local ARC will keep veterans updated on laws benefiting them .  
  Pamphlet 147  TO THE HOMEWARD - BOUND AMERI - CANS by B . Van Vorst . ( 30 pages ) n .d . A history of how America became involved in WW I and France's appreciation .
M2001.1.1 Folder 7    
  Discharge Papers 148 Honorable Discharge from United States Army
    149 copy of Army discharge
    150 Nat'l Guard of the United States discharge
    151 Copy of Nat'l guard discharge
M2001.1.1 Folder 8    
   News Clippings & Tear Sheets 152    Poem , "The Two Doves" by Marshall Hanna written for the Illustrated News , n.d.
    153 Insignia cut out from newspaper for Old Hickory Association of SC, TN and NC designed by C . A . David .  n . d .
    154 Copy of "The Two Doves" , and insignia .
    155 News article , ( n . d . , no source ) FRANCE WILL HONOR SIXTY WAR HEROES BY PRESENTING DIPLOMAS ,  several names underlined . On back "Society and Personal" note #4 : "Mr. Andre Bieler ... "
    156 Copy of "FRANCE WILL HONOR SIXTY "
    157 Copy of "Society and Personal"
      158 Tear sheet from The Asheville Citizen , Thursday , May 8 , 1919 , pages 9 , 10 . Headline : 30TH WERE LADS WHO SMASHED THROUGH THE LINE . Three of five articles detail the 30th's role in breeching the [Hindenburg] Line , Old Hickory Assoc . set up at LeMans, France from among the men of the 30TH .  Other headlines read, 500,000 VETERAN TROOPS TO RETURN NEXT FEW MONTHS .  27TH AND 30TH TERMED SISTER DIVISIONS TO O' RYAN 
      159 Copies of page 9 ( in two pieces ) from The Asheville Citizen , Thursday ,  May 8 , 1919 .
       160 Copies of page 10 (2 pieces) from The Asheville Citizen , Thursday , May 8 , 1919 .
M2001.1.1  [ Folder 9 ]    
  [Photographs]  [ 161 ] [ Clontz Home on Academy Street in Canton , NC . Still in family . Photos taken 9 / '01 ]
     [ 162 ] [ Clontz Home & steps up to garage apt . 9/'01]
     [ 163 ] [ Back of Clontz home & garage apt .  Stone base to apt . collected from riverbeds in area , common base to many older Canton homes . ]
    [ Maps ] [ 164 ] [Verify postcard names in folders 1 , 2 , 3 ]
    [ 165 ] [Town names from postcards highlighted in orange . Verdun / Muese R . in yellow . Hindenberg Line began N . of  Verdun . ]
  [Atlas Review of     WW I ] [166] [ Excerpts from M. Gilbert's Atlas of WW I    ('94 ) . Includes Hitler's military service 1914 - 1918]  
M2001.1.1 Folder 10    
  WW II Miscellany 167 V-Mail Photostat
    168 Oversized postcard of Pisa , Italy's Leaning Tower .
    169 WW II tank
OS2001.1.1 Oversized Flat Box   Newspapers [19 items]
  WW I newspapers O1 THE ASHEVILLE CITIZEN, Asheville, NC ., Tuesday Morning , November 12 , 1918 . Headline : WITH COMING OF VICTORY AND PEACE GREATEST DAY IN NATION'S HISTORY DAWNS. 
    O2 Copy of THE ASHEVILLE CITIZEN, Nov . 12 1918 .
    O3 GREENVILLE (S.C.) NEWS. Monday Morning, September 29, 1919. Headline:  WELCOME OLD HICKORY. 64 pp.
    O4 Copy of GREENVILLE (SC) NEWS
    O5 THE ASHEVILLE TIMES : Reunion Number Tuesday , Sept . 28 , 1920.  Headline : TWO YEARS AGO THE HINDENBURG LINE CRUMBLED 
    O6 Copy of THE ASHEVILLE TIMES : Reunion Number  Tuesday , Sept . 28 , 1920.
    O7 THE ASHEVILLE TIMES , automobile section, Old Hickory Reunion Number . GREETINGS: TO THE FIRST SMASHERS OF THE HINDENBURG LINE
    O8 Copy of THE ASHEVILLE TIMES , automobile section . Old Hickory Reunion Number
    O9 THE ASHEVILLE TIMES : ASHEVILLE PROSPERITY SECTION Tuesday , September 28 , 1920  Headline : Asheville the Beautiful!  Metropolis of Appalachia
    O10 Copy of THE ASHEVILLE TIMES PROSPERITY SECTION  (9 / 28 / 20 )
    O11 THE ASHEVILLE TIMES (Last Edition) Tuesday Afternoon , Sept . 28 , 1920.  Headline : VETERANS HERE FOR OLD HICKORY REUNION FIVE THOUSAND STRONG.
      O12 Copy of THE ASHEVILLE TIMES (Last Edition) Tuesday Afternoon, Sept . 28 , 1920
     O13 THE ASHEVILLE TIMES - Old Hickory Reunion Number - Second Section News - Tuesday Afternoon , Sept . 28 , 1920 .
      O14 Copy of THE ASHEVILLE TIMES - Second Section News , Tuesday Afternoon
   WW II newspapers O15 THE ASHEVILLE (N.C.) TIMES - STATE EDITION Monday, May 7, 1945  Headline: GERMAN ARMIES SURRENDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS IN UNAUTHORIZED DISPATCH.  Second section. Headline: EXPERIENCE TO HELP SPEED RETURN OF MEN OVERSEAS.  (second section mistitled, "Citizen")
    O16 Copy of THE ASHEVILLE TIMES - STATE EDITION , Monday , may 7 , 1945
    O17 Copy of the second section
      O18 ASHEVILLE (N.C.) TIMES EXTRA  Tuesday, August 14, 1945 Headline: JAPS QUIT
    O19 Copy of ASHEVILLE TIMES EXTRA Tuesday  August 14 , 1945 .

M2001.1.2
   Box 2     Realia [6 items]
       R1 Empty brass shell casing (on bottom 37-85, PDP 51, 9.16) inscribed on shell:  Btry Co "113"th F A, 1918,  Verdun, St Mihiel (sic), Argonne, 1918, fleur d'lis plant with bloom at top. 1919 Edith ARC added to either side of Verdun.
      R2 Leather leggings (2)
      R3 Army uniform hat, WW II [?] , [grandson Robert J. Clontz [?]]
      R4 Circular dog tag, 1 1/4" diameter ; two holes l/8" diameter 3/16" in from edge . Front : Otis J. Clontz ; Back : 1332404  
      R5 (unopened) U.S. Army Field Ration Type C / B Unit / 4.5 oz. biscuit / .5 oz. sugar / .3 oz. soluble coffee.  Sawyer Biscuit Company / Division of The United Biscuit Company of America / Chicago, U.S.A.
OS2001.1.1 Box 1   Newspapers
      Greenville News September 29, 1919

The Asheville Times September 28, 1920

  • The Asheville Times, Automobile Section September 28, 1920
  • The Asheville Times, Asheville Prosperity Section September 28, 1920
  • The Asheville Times, Old Hickory Reunion  September 28, 1920

    The Asheville Times May 7, 1945

    The Asheville Times August 14, 1945
     

The Asheville Citizen November 12, 1989