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This collection consists primarily of materials produced by F.D. Hurd himself. The collection includes a memoir draft, photographs of his college experiences, diaries from his college and war time, and various artifacts and memorabilia from Hurd’s time in the military. The collection focuses heavily on Hurd’s college activities and his war service. While the collection does not provide much official information on Hurd’s military service and Gettysburg College experience, it does contain extensive anecdotal information from Hurd’s diaries and remembrances, dictated to his son in the 1970s. There is also a significant amount of information about his time in medical school.

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Collection Size

4 cubic feet

Publication Date

October 2013


Hurd, Fritz Draper, Gettysburg College, World War I, 1914-1918, American Expeditionary Force, Trench warfare, Artillery, Sigma Chi, Greek life, Hazing, Football, Baseball, Medicine, Medical school


History | Military History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-153: The Fritz Draper Hurd ’16 Papers