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This collection contains 109 letters written by Jes Jerry Jessen addressed to his family in Spokane, WA, including his mother and father, his brothers George and Ralph, his sister Helen (“La La”) and his aunt Molly between June 6th, 1917 and June 22nd, 1919. These letters follow him through his training in Vancouver, Washington; Charlotte, North Carolina; France; and Germany, where his correspondence ends.

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Collection Size

.27 cubic feet

Publication Date

July 2009


World War I, WWI, First World War, War Correspondence, 4th U.S. Army Engineers, Utah Concrete Pipe Company


European History | History | Military History | Public History | Social History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-103: Jes Jerry Jessen World War I Letters