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After the conclusion of the First World War, two distinct entities at Pennsylvania (Gettysburg) College—Professor S. N. Hagen and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity— endeavored to document and commemorate the experiences of the college’s graduates in the First World War.
The first section contains the Phi Delta Theta questionnaires, which the fraternity sent to its alumni to record their participation in the field or on the home front. As the questionnaires note, the historian of the Pennsylvania College chapter wished to use this information in a publication to be entitled the “Karux.”
The second section contains questionnaires that Hagen, a professor of English at the college, sent to alumni in April 1919 to record the nature of their wartime participation. As stated in the introduction of the form, Hagen wanted to “issue a bulletin” with the information gathered from the questionnaires. Series III contains correspondence addressed to Hagen from various alumni of the college throughout May and June of 1919.
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World War I, WWI, Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg College, military service, Karux, homefront, 1919, veteran, war memory
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Swaney, Keith R., "MS-048: World War I Service Questionnaires" (September 2003). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collection and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.