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Descriptive Summary

Historical/Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Administrative Information

Access Points

Inventory

Guide to the Frank and Elizabeth Gauggel Correspondence
1917-1919
Control # G-9

Finding Aid prepared by: Asadorian, William

Archives at Queens Library
Queens Borough Public Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 990-0770


Descriptive Summary

Creator Gauggel family
Title Frank and Elizabeth Gauggel Correspondence,
Dates: 1917-1919
Abstract: The collection consists of letters between Private (later Private First Class) Gauggel and his wife Elizabeth with perhaps but two or three letters from cousins. Many of his letters are written on stationery of the Army and Navy Young Men's Christian Association War Work Council, and to a lesser extent on letterhead of the Knights of Columbus Overseas Services. Some other correspondence is written on greeting postcards depicting various scenes. There are about 70 to 80 items.
Extent: 1 box, .4 cubic feet
Identification: G-9
Location: The material is located in the Archives at Queens Library.

Historical/Biographical Note

Judging from the letters in this collection, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gauggel were residents of Manhattan, more specifically they resided at 292 First Avenue. Frank Gauggel was drafted into the army sometime in 1917 when World War I broke out and received his training at Camp Upton in Yaphank, Long Island. Soon after he was sent to France. His Unit was Company E of the 307th Infantry.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters between Private (later Private First Class) Gauggel and his wife Elizabeth with perhaps but two or three letters from cousins. Many of his letters are written on stationery of the Army and Navy Young Men's Christian Association War Work Council, and to a lesser extent on letterhead of the Knights of Columbus Overseas Services. Some other correspondence is written on greeting postcards depicting various scenes. There are about 70 to 80 items.

Much of the correspondence from his wife to him was written on greeting postcards (almost half). There are about 160 to 170 items.

Except for some of the latter dated items from Private Gauggel which refer to some war front activity, most of the correspondence deals with family matters (feelings of loneliness, some sickness, etc.), some camp or training routines, and so forth.

Most letters have the envelope In which they were mailed. These, however, have been removed and are in a folder by themselves.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Creator of item, date of item (if known), identification of item, if a photograph its control number. The Frank and Elizabeth Gauggel Correspondence , Archives at Queens Library, Queens Borough Public Library.

Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions. Manuscripts are only available in the Archives at Queens Library, please call (718) 990-0770 for hours. Manuscript users will be required to complete the division's Manuscript Usage Form and deposit their photograph identification or Queens Borough Public Library card with a staff member. The identification will be returned to the user after she/he has returned the material. Manuscript users will deposit all their personal items behind the reference desk. Manuscript users must use the division's loose sheets of paper for note taking. To reiterate, no pen of any type is permitted. Paper and a pencil are available upon request. Manuscript users may be required to use special handling procedures depending on the conditions of the material.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:

Archives at Queens Library
Queens Borough Public Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 990-0770.

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Access Points

Subject Names:

  • Gauggel, Elizabeth
  • Gauggel, Frank

Subject Places:

  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)

Document Types:

  • Correspondence

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Inventory

[The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.]

Frank and Elizabeth Gauggel Correspondence (, )
Box - Folder: 354

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