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World War I papers, 1916-1941

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World War I papers




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Organized as follows: chronological files, subject files, Judge Advocate Division files, personal files, and printed material.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item],World War I papers, 1916-1941, 1M51W20, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


7.2 cubic ft.


Lawyer, historian. Judge Samuel M. Wilson was a Lexington, Kentucky attorney, World War I veteran, writer, church and civic leader, as well as a collector of books and manuscripts. One of his special interests was Kentucky history. After his death in 1946, the majority of Wilson's collection went to the University of Kentucky. When Mrs. Wilson died in 1959, the remaining books and manuscripts were added to the library collection.

Scope and Content

This collection is part of Judge Samuel M. Wilson's papers. Included are personal and official correspondence, general orders, documents of the Judge Advocate Department, 77th Division, in which Wilson served, court marshall decisions, maps, programs, magazines, postcards, pamphlets, pictures and insignia relating to World War I.


  • Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.
  • Insignia.
  • World War, 1914-1918.
  • Historians.
  • Photoprints

User Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.