Guide to the Irene and J. R. Godwin Collection, 1917-1919,

Record Group 090

Date Span 1917- 1919

Extent
96 TIF scans (w/ JPG copies) and 10 PDFs, converted to 38 PDF files

Historical Note:  Ms. Nellie Irene Pierce of Tallassee, Alabama (1895-1971), corresponded with a number of soldiers in various units during World War I.  Most of those soldiers were from Tallassee, including her brother William S. Pierce and her future husband, John R. Godwin (1892-1960).

Scope/Content:  Collection consists of 11 letters with 10 envelopes and 40 postcards Irene Pierce received or wrote but did not send, 2 loose photographs and a photo album of 35 images (most of which are not identified), and 2 miscellaneous items (including trooper boarding card for USS

Organization:  Organized into 3 series:  1. Postcards and similar items2. Photographs3. Letters.  Postcards and letters arranged by correspondent.

Provenance:  All materials saved by Irene Pierce who later married AEF soldier and her correspondent J. R. Godwin.  Passed to her grandson, Danny Phillips of Tallassee, who made them available for scanning after seeing a Montgomery Advertiser article about the Symposium on World War I in Alabama (July 25-26, 2008)

Processing:  Olliff at The Wiregrass Archives processed collection which was unorganized though preserved in plastic bags.  Olliff scanned all images except one (unimportant YMCA note paper containing scrawled addresses) into TIFs, PDF, and/or JPGs, burned them to CD rom, foldered and boxed originals, and returned originals and one CD copy to Mr. Phillips.

Preferred Citation:  Irene and J. R. Godwin Collection, RG 090, The Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dotahn, AL.

Date processed:   Aug 6, 2008
Processed By:
MTO


INVENTORY

Series 1:  Post Cards and similar items

Thumbnail File ID   File Title

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Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, December 21 1918, obverse

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Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, December 21, 1918, reverse

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Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, December 27, 1918, obverse

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Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, December 27, 1918, reverse

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Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, May 1919, obverse

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Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, May 1919, reverse

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Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, n.d., obverse

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Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, n.d., reverse

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J. H. [Connor] to Irene Pierce, n.d. 1919, obverse

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J. H. [Connor] to Irene Pierce, n.d. 1919, reverse

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A. Dunn to Irene Pierce, February 7, 1918, obverse

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012

 

A. Dunn to Irene Pierce, February 7, 1918, reverse

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C. C. Godwin to Irene Pierce, March 23, 1919, obverse

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C. C. Godwin to Irene Pierce, March 23, 1919, reverse

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C. C. Godwin to Irene Pierce, May 5, 1919, obverse

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016

 

C. C. Godwin to Irene Pierce, May 5, 1919, reverse

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017

 

John R. Godwin to Irene Pierce, n.d., obverse (Embroidered Postcard)

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018

 

John R. Godwin to Irene Pierce, n.d., reverse

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019

 

Ira [No last name] to Irene Pierce, n.d. 1919, obverse (Embroidered Postcard, with insert hidden under the flap)

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020

 

Ira [No last name] to Irene Pierce, n.d. 1919, reverse

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021

 

"L" to Irene Pierce, October 30, 1917, obverse

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022

 

"L" to Irene Pierce, October 30, 1917, reverse

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023

 

Irene Pierce to Harley Aikins, n.d. 1919, unsent, obverse

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024

 

Irene Pierce to Harley Aikins, n.d. 1919, unsent, reverse

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W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, December 25, 1918, obverse

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026

 

W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, December 25, 1918, reverse

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027

 

W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, February 15, 1919, obverse

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028

 

W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, February 15, 1919, reverse

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029

 

W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, April 13, 1919, obverse

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W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, April 13, 1919, reverse

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W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, April 22, 1919, obverse

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032

 

W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, April 22, 1919, reverse

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033

 

Chester Shrum to Irene Pierce, May 20, 1919, obverse

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034

 

Chester Shrum to Irene Pierce, May 20, 1919, reverse

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035

 

Henry Tauton to Irene Pierce, December 28, 1918, obverse

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036

 

Henry Tauton to Irene Pierce, December 28, 1918, reverse

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Henry Tauton to Irene Pierce, March 9, 1919, obverse

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038

 

Henry Tauton to Irene Pierce, March 9, 1919, reverse

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039

 

Unsent postcard

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040

 

Unsent postcard

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041

 

Unsent postcard

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042

 

Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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044

 

Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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Unsent postcard

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056

 

Unsent postcard

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057

 

Unsent postcard

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058

 

Boarding pass, USS Roanoke

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059

 

Notice of returned soldier


Series 2:  Photographs

Thumbnail File ID   File Title

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060

 

Portrait of Irene Pierce

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061

 

Portrait of J. R. Godwin

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062

 

Photo Album Front Cover

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063

 

Photo Album Leaf 01

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Photo Album Leaf 02

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Photo Album Leaf 03

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Photo Album Leaf 04

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Photo Album Leaf 05

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Photo Album Leaf 06

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Photo Album Leaf 07

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Photo Album Leaf 08

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Photo Album Leaf 09

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Photo Album Leaf 10

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Photo Album Leaf 11

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Photo Album Leaf 12

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Photo Album Leaf 13

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Photo Album Leaf 14

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Photo Album Leaf 15

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Photo Album Leaf 16

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Photo Album Leaf 17

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Photo Album Leaf 18

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Photo Album Leaf 19

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Photo Album Leaf 20

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Photo Album Leaf 21

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Photo Album Leaf 22

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Photo Album Leaf 23

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Photo Album Leaf 24

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Photo Album Leaf 25

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Photo Album Leaf 26

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Photo Album Leaf 27

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Photo Album Leaf 28

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Photo Album Leaf 29

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Photo Album Leaf 30

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Photo Album Leaf 31

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Photo Album Leaf 32

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Photo Album Leaf 33

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Photo Album Back Cover


Series 3:  Letters

 
File ID   File Title

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097

 

J. H. [Connor] to Irene Pierce, October 7, 1918 (PDF)

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J. R. Godwin to Irene Pierce, September 8, 1918 (PDF)

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J. R. Godwin to Irene Pierce, October 8, 1918 (PDF)

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J. R. Godwin to Irene Pierce, January 28, 1919 (PDF)

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J. R. Godwin to Irene Pierce, February 28, 1919 (PDF)

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J. R. Godwin to Irene Pierce, March 9, 1919 (PDF)

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J. R. Godwin to Irene Pierce, March 19, 1919 (PDF)

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104

 

Chester Shrum to Irene Pierce, January 29, 1918 (PDF)

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Chester Shrum to Irene Pierce, February 6, 1918 (PDF)

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106

 

Chester Shrum to Irene Pierce, February 23, 1918 (PDF)

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Chester Shrum to Irene Pierce, April 15, 1918 (PDF)


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