George W. Fenner World War I Photographs, Syracuse, NY Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: George W. Fenner
Title: George W. Fenner World War I, Syracuse, NY Collection
Dates: 1918
Quantity: .42 linear ft.
Abstract: The George W. Fenner World War I Photographs Collection contains photographs documenting people and activities supporting the efforts of World War I.
Language: English
Repository: Onondaga County Public Library
Local History & Genealogy Department
447 South Salina Street
Syracuse, New York, 13202
(315) 435-1900

Biographical History

George W. Fenner was a staff photographer for the Syracuse Post-Standard Newspaper in the early 20th century. This collection of his photographs focuses on the year 1918 and documents people and activities supporting the efforts of World War I. This collection is housed in the Local History & Genealogy Department at OCPL Central Library in Syracuse, New York.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains photographs taken by George W. Fenner in 1918 pertaining to the war effort. The photographs have been grouped into folders based on their subject matter. When possible, articles appearing in the Syracuse Herald newspaper that relate to the photographs have been included.

Series 1: Parades

This series encompasses the Liberty Loan People’s Parade, Decoration Day (Memorial Day) Parade, Independence Day Parade and the Peace Day Parade and includes numerous articles from the Syracuse Herald newspaper.

Series 2: Military

This series documents drafted men leaving Syracuse, the Syracuse Army Training Corp, and Syracuse Camp (or Camp Syracuse).

Series 3: War Efforts

This series contains many photographs and newspaper articles from the Syracuse Herald documenting efforts of individuals and groups in support of World War I.

Series 4: Miscellaneous

This series contains numerous photographs as well as one article from the Syracuse Herald. Several of the photographs relate to parade events, but did not include information indicating which one, while other photographs contain people of note. In addition, there are two DVD discs containing digitized copies of every photograph in this collection in an uncompressed TIFF format.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged into series based on broad subject categories. Selected series are further divided into subseries based on narrower topics. Photographs and newspaper articles are stored together based on the categories into which they fall.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Patron must have a valid OCPL library card.

Use Restrictions

User must use materials in the Local History and Genealogy Department of OCPL.
Permission must be obtained from staff for reproduction of any materials.

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Related Material

For online users, a photograph collection is available on New York Heritage. Users with a library card and pin number may retrieve additional articles from the Syracuse Herald by accessing the Newspaper Archives database on the Library’s website. Please check with OCPL staff to access other collections.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Andrews, Mary R. S.
Andrews, William S.
Bailey, Howard D.
Banta, J. Edward
Bargey, Lulu M.
Barnum, Jerome D.
Betts, Frederick W.
Brewster, Arthur J.
Britton, Thomas L.
Bruce, Duane H.
Bucklin, Mildred
Butler, Magdalen B.
Calthrop, Charlotte
Campbell, Mr.
Clark, Melville A.
Clere, Hazel
Cobb, D. Raymond
Cobb, Helen
Day, James Roscoe
Dey, Mrs. Robert
Driscoll, George W.
Durston, Howlett A.
Eddy, Louise
Failing, Florence
Fenner, George W.
Fobes, Alan C.
Foote, William Y.
Fulton, Albert C.
Gates, Frieda F.
Gilson, Ruth
Gowen, Charles R.
Griffin, J.
Groner, Stephen B.
Hamilton, Hildegard
Hazard, Mrs. Frederick R.
Kelly, Roy
Lay, Merwin W.
Levy, Aaron T.
Macken, Daniel O’C
Mahon, George S.
Mashbir, Capt. Sidney F.
Maxon, Gertrude
Mitchell, B.
Nicholson, Walter W.
Olver, Almus
Paine, Paul M.
Petit, Douglas E.
Post, Albert E.
Robertson, Robert “Bobby” H.
Rubenstein, Gerson
Rubin, William M.
Ruttencutter, Col. Brady G.
Shea, James A.
Skerritt, Harry H.
Smith, Gordon
Sperry, Earl E.
Stevens, Abbie
Teller, Charles F.
Tilroe, Hugh M.
Tooke, Marjorie
Valentine, Nicholas S.
Wade, Frank E.
Wakefield, Martha
Whitcomb, Joseph O.
Wickes, William K.
Woodworth, Newell B.

Subjects

Draft--United States
Draftees
Four Minute Men (Society)
Knights of Columbus
New York State—Pictorial Works
Red Cross and Red Crescent
Savings Stamps
Syracuse (NY)—History
Syracuse University
World War I
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918—Monuments
World War, 1914-1918—Peace
World War, 1914-1918—Transportation
World War, 1914-1918—War Work
YMCA

Places

Syracuse (N.Y.)--History

Genres and Forms

DVD-ROMs
Newspaper clippings
Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

George W. Fenner World War I Photographs, Syracuse, NY Collection
Onondaga County Public Library
Local History and Genealogy Department

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Michelle Waltos
Date: August 6, 2013
Revision history:

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Inventory

Parades
Liberty Loan Peoples Parade
Box 1, Folder 1 Women's Committee at the Liberty Loan People's Parade
Box 1, Folder 1 Liberty Loan People's Parade Float
Box 1, Folder 1 Red Cross Women at the Liberty Loan People's Parade
Box 1, Folder 1 Cannon at the Liberty Loan People's Parade
Box 1, Folder 1 “50,000 Marchers Typify Spirit of the Nation”, Syracuse Herald: Saturday Evening, April 27, 1918, p. 6.
Decoration Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 2 Spanish-American War Veterans Marching in the Decoration Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 2 Civil War Veterans Marching in the Decoration Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 2 Monument to the Unknown Dead at Clinton Square
Box 1, Folder 2 Soldiers from the Syracuse Camp in the Decoration Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 2 Soldiers from the Syracuse Camp Marching in the Decoration Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 2 “Men of ’61 March With Boys of ’98 and 1918”, Syracuse Herald: Friday Evening, May 31, 1918, p. 3.
Independence Day Parade
Peace Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 4 Men on a Trolley Car at the Peace Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 4 Men Playing Musical Instruments at the Peace Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 4 Effigy of the Kaiser at the Peace Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 4 Boy with Blackened Face at the Peace Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 4 Boy in Tow at the Peace Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 4 Young Men with Drums at the Peace Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 4 Women Marching in the Peace Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 4 Organizing the Peace Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 4 Soldiers at the Peace Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 4 Peace Day Celebration in Downtown Syracuse, NY
Box 1, Folder 4 Woman with a Noisemaker Celebrating Peace Day
Box 1, Folder 4 Procession of Vehicles in the Peace Day Parade
Box 1, Folder 4 Women Celebrating Peace Day
Box 1, Folder 4 “Official Parade Climax to Great Outdoor Demonstration”, Syracuse Herald: Tuesday Evening, November 12, 1918, p. 3.
Military
Draft
Box 1, Folder 5 Drafted Men Leaving Syracuse
Box 1, Folder 5 Drafted Men at the Train Station
Box 1, Folder 5 First Draft Men Leaving Preparing to Leave
Box 1, Folder 5 First Draft Men Preparing to Board a Train
Box 1, Folder 5 First Draft Men Boarding a DL&W Train
Box 1, Folder 5 Getting a Slacker Aboard the Train
Box 1, Folder 5 Drafted Men Aboard the Train
Box 1, Folder 5 Drafted Men Saying Goodbye
Box 1, Folder 5 Crowd Sees Off Drafted Men
Box 1, Folder 5 Red Cross Canteen Workers and Drafted Men
Box 1, Folder 5 First Draft to Leave Syracuse
Syracuse Army Training Corp
Box 1, Folder 6 Syracuse Army Training Corp (SATC)
Box 1, Folder 6 Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) House Occupied by Syracuse Army Training Corp (SATC)
Box 1, Folder 6 Syracuse Army Training Corp (SATC) Building a Mess Hall
Box 1, Folder 6 Students in the Syracuse Army Training Corp
Syracuse Camp
Box 1, Folder 7 Moving Materials at the Syracuse Camp
Box 1, Folder 7 Knights of Columbus Building at the Syracuse Camp
Box 1, Folder 7 Men with Signal Flags at the Syracuse Camp
War Efforts
Box 1, Folder 8 Red Cross Canteen Workers, Syracuse, NY, 1918
Box 1, Folder 8 “Handsome New Truck Given for Red Cross Canteen Work to Lessen Task of Aids”, Syracuse Herald: Friday Evening, August 16, 1918, p. 6.
Box 1, Folder 8 Stephen B. Groner Holding an American Flag, Syracuse, NY, 1918
Box 1, Folder 8 Farmerette
Box 1, Folder 8 “Women on Farm is Vital Need, Says Secretary”, Syracuse Herald: Sunday Morning, August 25, 1918, p. 18.
Box 1, Folder 8 Barge Launch at Baldwinsville, NY
Box 1, Folder 8 “First of 60 Boats are Launched at Baldwinsville”, Syracuse Herald: Sunday Morning, April 21, 1918, p.19.
Box 1, Folder 8 Women Sewing for the Red Cross
Box 1, Folder 8 Nursing Orderlies of the Hazard Unit
Box 1, Folder 8 “Hazard Unit Members Apply for Passports”, Syracuse Herald: Saturday Evening, June 1, 1918, p. 6.
Box 1, Folder 8 “Twenty Local Girls Will Go Into Service”, Syracuse Herald: Sunday Morning, May 26, 1918, p. 21.
Box 1, Folder 8 Syracuse War Savings Stamps Officers
Box 1, Folder 8 Syracuse Four Minute Men
Box 1, Folder 8 “’4-Minute Men’ Arouse Country to War Needs”, Syracuse Herald: Thursday Evening, August 9, 1917, p. 1.
Box 1, Folder 8 Draft Board at the Courthouse
Box 1, Folder 8 War Savings Stamps Drive, 1918
Box 1, Folder 8 Executive Staff of the Syracuse War Chest
Box 1, Folder 8 Women of the Red Cross
Miscellaneous
Box 1, Folder 9 Women Represent Various Countries at Parade, 1918
Box 1, Folder 9 Army Truck Stuck in the Snow
Box 1, Folder 9 Mule Teams Transport Soldiers
Box 1, Folder 9 Children Marching in a Parade in Syracuse, NY
Box 1, Folder 9 Women in Uniform March in a Parade in Syracuse, NY
Box 1, Folder 9 City Officials March in a Parade in Syracuse, NY
Box 1, Folder 9 Women Selling Visiting Nurse Tags
Box 1, Folder 9 “Buy a Tag Saturday and Help the City’s Poor Babies”, Syracuse Herald: Wednesday Evening, April 24, 1918, p. 20.
Box 1, Folder 9 Hanging a War Saving Stamp Sign
Box 1, Folder 9 Two Men Talking in Downtown Syracuse
Box 1, Folder 9 Attending a Football Game
Box 1, Folder 9 Three Soldiers with American Flag
Box 1, Folder 9 Pastors in the Snow
Box 1, Folder 9 Paul M. Paine at a Writing Desk
Box 1, Folder 9 Paul M. Paine at a Writing Desk
Box 1, Folder 10 DVD Disc 1: Digitized Photos (1-35)
Box 1, Folder 11 DVD Disc 2: Digitized Photographs (36-71)

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