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Camp Taylor Records, 1917-1920, 1917

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2005-032Camp Taylor Records, 1917-1920Processed by Katherine Burger Johnson; machine-readable finding aid created by Encoded byUniversity Archives and Records Center2005University Archives and Records CenterUniversity of LouisvilleEkstrom LibraryLouisville, Kentucky40292 USAPhone: (502) 852-6674Fax: (502) 852-6673Email: archives@louisville.eduURL: http://louisville.edu/library/uarc/University of Louisville. All rights reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from ${DERIVED}. Date of source: Date completedDescription is in English.Camp Taylor Records, 1917-1920Contact InformationUniversity Archives and Records CenterUniversity of LouisvilleEkstrom LibraryLouisville, Kentucky40292 USAPhone: (502) 852-6674Fax: (502) 852-6673Email: archives@louisville.eduURL: http://louisville.edu/library/uarc/Processed by: Katherine Burger JohnsonFinding aid completed by: 2006Encoded by: Eric WeigCopyright 2006 University of Louisville. All rights reserved.Camp Taylor Records, 1917-19202005-032Camp Taylor4 linear feetThe materials are in English.University Archives & Records Center Louisville, KY 40292None.These materials are in the public domain. For information on reproductions of these materials, please contact the University of Louisville Archives.[identification of item], Camp Taylor Records, University of Louisville University Archives and Records Center.Camp Zachary Taylor was opened as a training camp for U.S. soldiers in September 1917. It was located on approximately 2700 acres of farm land on the southeast border of Louisville, and at its height contained 2000 buildings. It served as a field artillery replacement depot and by the end of World War I over 150,000 men had been trained there. Many service organizations provided support for the soldiers, including the American Library Association, which ran a library war service at camps, bases, and cantonments all across the United States and overseas. It is unclear what records remain from Camp Taylor other than these. This collection came to the University Archives from the Louisville Free Public Library in 1995, and consists of 4.5 linear feet of material divided into two series, Employment Lists and Library Records. The Employment lists consist of names and, in some cases, employment information. The Library records include correspondence, reports, and financial information relating to the American Library Association's library at Camp Taylor, which was overseen by George Settle, director of the Louisville Free Public Library. Container ListSeries I: Employment ListsEmployment lists, 2 linear feet. The records in Series I are simply lists of names along with some type of employment information. They were wrapped in brown paper and boxed. The wrappers were labeled with the type of lists contained and stated "given by O.L. [sometimes A.O.] Taylor, Starks Bldg., 1922." A.O. Taylor was involved in the placement of soldiers returning at the end of World War I. Nonetheless, when sample pages were sent to the World War I expert at the National Archives and Records Administration, he could not identify the origins or purposes of these lists. Initial assessment of these lists was that they were of no research use due to their lack of organization, but when the NARA expert indicated that they may be the only remaining copies of such lists, they were kept. Series I is arranged as the records were found, in categories of: Registrants unemployed, undated and dated; Name, hometown, occupation, last known employer, undated; Registrants employed, dated; Employers notified; Registrants referred to employers, undated and dated. (None of the lists are alphabetized.)1Registrants unemployed, no date1Registrants unemployed, March 19191Registrants unemployed, April 19191Registrants unemployed, May 19191Registrants unemployed, June 19191Registrants unemployed, July 19191Registrants unemployed, August 19191Registrants unemployed, September 19191Registrants unemployed, October 19192Name, hometown, occupation, last known employer, no date 2 Name, hometown, occupation, last known employer, no date 2 Name, hometown, occupation, last known employer, no date 2 Name, hometown, occupation, last known employer, no date 2 Name, hometown, occupation, last known employer, no date 2 Name, hometown, occupation, last known employer, no date 3Name, hometown, occupation, last known employer, no date3Name, hometown, occupation, last known employer, no date3Name, hometown, occupation, last known employer, no date3Name, hometown, occupation, last known employer, no date3Registrants employed, June 19193Registrants employed, July 19193Registrants employed, August 19193Registrants employed, September 19193Registrants employed, October 19194Employers notified, March - October 19194Registrants referred to employers, no date4Registrants referred to employers, March 19194Registrants referred to employers, April 19194Registrants referred to employers, May 19194Registrants referred to employers, June 19194Registrants referred to employers, July 19194Registrants referred to employers, August 19194Registrants referred to employers, September 19194Registrants referred to employers, October 19194Labels and scrapsSeries II: Library RecordsLibrary records, 2.5 linear feet. These records were boxed and some of the outgoing correspondence and accompanying paperwork was loosely arranged in chronological order. The incoming correspondence was arranged in alphabetical order by sender so that order was maintained. The correspondence files often contain reports and other records, some of which were left with the correspondence. Other records were separated and filed by topic.5American Library Association Campaign for Funds, September 19175Correspondence - July 19175Correspondence - August 19175Correspondence - September 19175Correspondence - October 19175Correspondence - November 19175Correspondence - December 19175Correspondence - January 19185Correspondence - February 19185Correspondence - March 19185Correspondence - March 19185Correspondence - April 19185Correspondence - May 19185Correspondence - June 19185Correspondence - July 19185Correspondence - August 19185Correspondence - September 19185Correspondence - October 19185Correspondence - November 19185Correspondence - December 19185Correspondence - January 19195Correspondence - February 19195Correspondence - March 19195Correspondence - April 19195Correspondence - May 19195Correspondence - June 19195Correspondence - August 19195Correspondence - September 19195Correspondence - October 19195Correspondence - December 19196Incoming correspondence - A6Incoming correspondence - B6Incoming correspondence - C6Incoming correspondence - D6Incoming correspondence - E 6Incoming correspondence - F6Incoming correspondence - G6Incoming correspondence - H-I6Incoming correspondence - J6Incoming correspondence - K6Incoming correspondence - L6Incoming correspondence - M-N6Incoming correspondence - P-R6Incoming correspondence - S6Incoming correspondence - T-U-V6Incoming correspondence - W-X-Y-Z6First and Second War Library Fund Drive, 1917-19186Reports of contributions, no date6American Library Association, Committee on Enlarged Program, 1919-19206Bills for books and monthly reports, June 1918-November 19196Bills and receipts, 19186Bank records, 1918-19196Ledger - check record, December 1917-November 19196Petty cash - ledger and receipts, 1917-19186Receipts, no date6American Library Association, Library War Service, subscription orders, February - July 19196Civilian payroll, May 19196Camp library cash book, September 1918-November 19196Reports, telegram, financial records, and misc, no date

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