Pike (Benjamin and William) World War I Family Letters
University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292
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[Identification of item], World War I letters of Benjamin and William Pike, 1916-1919, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.
The World War I letters between Benjamin and William Pike and family members were graciously lent by Aliene Pike of Columbia, Kentucky, to the University Archives in 1993 for copying. Family members include their mother, father, and sister. Both Pikes served in the United States Army from 1916 through 1919 and both were stationed overseas. The brothers letters comment on weather, scenery, speculations about what is happening back home on the farm and pleas to have everyone write to them. Letters from home are more newsy, with discussions of farm activities and local gossip.
These letters compliment other collections found in the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center, including an extensive oral history collection, and such papers as those of Charles Embry, Sara Landau, the Women's Overseas Service League, and Eva and Herbert Sesmer. University records in this category include those of the Veterans Affairs office and the Navy V-12 program.
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