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Lawrence B. Cummings's Diary (1) | Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs

 
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Title:
Lawrence B. Cummings's Diary (1)
Date:
1916 September 15-  December 2
Description:
Lawrence B. Cummings's diary contains information about why he joined the American Field Service. This and his second diary (Digital ID: 1_034_2) were written to his two sons, and gives a vivid picture of his work, environment, living conditions, responsibilities, and detailed descriptions of his fellow drivers. He also includes descriptions of trenches, troop movements, AFS unit movements, care given to the wounded, aspects of wartime society and civilian behavior, and his response to work. The diaries contain indexes of names and subjects, as well as page numbers that are a later addition. Cummings's diaries compliment the collection's photographic material through his descriptions of the battlefields and destruction along the Argonne and Verdun fronts.
Phys. Desc:
7 "x 8.5" handwritten and lined notebook, with a cloth tape spine. Digital description: Also available as high resolution JPEG and TIFF files.
ID:
1_034_1
Repository:
Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs
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Photographed by staff at The Center for Jewish History in New York, NY in 2015.
Rights:
This diary cannot be reproduced outside the guidelines of United States Fair Use (17 U.S.C., Section 107) without the advance permission of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs.  In the event that this diary becomes a source for publication, a credit line indicating the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs is required.
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