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

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 items 2. Photographs 3. 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 

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090 08-0806 CD1 001: Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, December 21 1918, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 002: Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, December 21, 1918, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 003: Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, December 27, 1918, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 004: Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, December 27, 1918, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 005: Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, May 1919, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 006: Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, May 1919, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 007: Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, n.d., obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 008: Loman Ballard to Irene Pierce, n.d., reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 009: J. H. [Connor] to Irene Pierce, n.d. 1919, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 010: J. H. [Connor] to Irene Pierce, n.d. 1919, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 011: A. Dunn to Irene Pierce, February 7, 1918, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 012: A. Dunn to Irene Pierce, February 7, 1918, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 013: C. C. Godwin to Irene Pierce, March 23, 1919, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 014: C. C. Godwin to Irene Pierce, March 23, 1919, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 015: C. C. Godwin to Irene Pierce, May 5, 1919, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 016: C. C. Godwin to Irene Pierce, May 5, 1919, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 017: John R. Godwin to Irene Pierce, n.d., obverse (Embroidered Postcard)

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090 08-0806 CD1 018: John R. Godwin to Irene Pierce, n.d., reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 019: Ira [No last name] to Irene Pierce, n.d. 1919, obverse (Embroidered Postcard, with insert hidden under the flap)

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090 08-0806 CD1 020: Ira [No last name] to Irene Pierce, n.d. 1919, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 021: "L" to Irene Pierce, October 30, 1917, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 022: "L" to Irene Pierce, October 30, 1917, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 023: Irene Pierce to Harley Aikins, n.d. 1919, unsent, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 024: Irene Pierce to Harley Aikins, n.d. 1919, unsent, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 025: W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, December 25, 1918, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 026: W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, December 25, 1918, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 027: W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, February 15, 1919, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 028: W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, February 15, 1919, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 029: W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, April 13, 1919, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 030: W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, April 13, 1919, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 031: W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, April 22, 1919, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 032: W. S. Pierce to Irene Pierce, April 22, 1919, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 033: Chester Shrum to Irene Pierce, May 20, 1919, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 034: Chester Shrum to Irene Pierce, May 20, 1919, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 035: Henry Tauton to Irene Pierce, December 28, 1918, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 036: Henry Tauton to Irene Pierce, December 28, 1918, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 037: Henry Tauton to Irene Pierce, March 9, 1919, obverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 038: Henry Tauton to Irene Pierce, March 9, 1919, reverse

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090 08-0806 CD1 039: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 040: Unsent postcard

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09 08-0806 CD1 041: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 042: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 043: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 044: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 045: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 046: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 047: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 048: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 049: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 050: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 051: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 052: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 053: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 054: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 055: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 056: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 057: Unsent postcard

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090 08-0806 CD1 058: Boarding pass, USS Roanoke

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090 08-0806 CD1 059: Notice of returned soldier


Series 2:  Photographs

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090 08-0806 CD1 060: Portrait of Irene Pierce

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090 08-0806 CD1 061: Portrait of J. R. Godwin

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090 08-0806 CD1 062: Photo Album Front Cover

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090 08-0806 CD1 063: Photo Album Leaf 01

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090 08-0806 CD1 064: Photo Album Leaf 02

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090 08-0806 CD1 065: Photo Album Leaf 03

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090 08-0806 CD1 066: Photo Album Leaf 04

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090 08-0806 CD1 067: Photo Album Leaf 05

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090 08-0806 CD1 068: Photo Album Leaf 06

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090 08-0806 CD1 069: Photo Album Leaf 07

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090 08-0806 CD1 070: Photo Album Leaf 08

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090 08-0806 CD1 071: Photo Album Leaf 09

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090 08-0806 CD1 072: Photo Album Leaf 10

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090 08-0806 CD1 073: Photo Album Leaf 11

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090 08-0806 CD1 074: Photo Album Leaf 12

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090 08-0806 CD1 075: Photo Album Leaf 13

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090 08-0806 CD1 076: Photo Album Leaf 14

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090 08-0806 CD1 077: Photo Album Leaf 15

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090 08-0806 CD1 078: Photo Album Leaf 16

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090 08-0806 CD1 079: Photo Album Leaf 17

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090 08-0806 CD1 080: Photo Album Leaf 18

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090 08-0806 CD1 081: Photo Album Leaf 19

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090 08-0806 CD1 082: Photo Album Leaf 20

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090 08-0806 CD1 083: Photo Album Leaf 21

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090 08-0806 CD1 084: Photo Album Leaf22

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090 08-0806 CD1 085: Photo Album Leaf 23

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090 08-0806 CD1 086: Photo Album Leaf 24

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090 08-0806 CD1 087: Photo Album Leaf 25

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090 08-0806 CD1 088: Photo Album Leaf 26

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090 08-0806 CD1 089: Photo Album Leaf 27

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090 08-0806 CD1 090: Photo Album Leaf 28

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090 08-0806 CD1 091: Photo Album Leaf 29

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090 08-0806 CD1 092: Photo Album Leaf 30

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090 08-0806 CD1 093: Photo Album Leaf 31

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090 08-0806 CD1 094: Photo Album Leaf 32

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090 08-0806 CD1 095: Photo Album Leaf 33

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090 08-0806 CD1 096: Photo Album Back Cover


Series 3:  Letters

File ID   File Title

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08-0806

CD1

097

 

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

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08-0806

CD1

098

 

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

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08-0806

CD1

099

 

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

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08-0806

CD1

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

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08-0806

CD1

101

 

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

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08-0806

CD1

102

 

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

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08-0806

CD1

103

 

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

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08-0806

CD1

104

 

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

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08-0806

CD1

105

 

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

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08-0806

CD1

106

 

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

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08-0806

CD1

107

 

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