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Mark V. Brennan Collection

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2 Photographic Albums

Papers

SSU 1 Indian Head Logo on silk



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Mark V. Brennan Collection, 1916-1921 | Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs

By Cherie Acierno

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:ca. 1916-1921

ID: RG1/006

Creator: Brennan, Mark V. (b. ca. 1886)

Extent: 0.28 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The photographic prints are housed in two bound albums and appear to be arranged by size and topic.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1968

Languages: English, French

Abstract

Mark Vincent Brennan (b. ca. 1886) was an American Field Service (AFS) ambulance driver during World War I.  The collection contains two photographic albums, a piece of silk with the Indian Head logo of Section Sanitaire [Etat-] Unis (SSU) 1, orders, citations, a poem, German propaganda distributed to American soldiers, and various other documents.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Mark V. Brennan Collection contains two photographic albums, one with 1.75” x 2.75” unlabeled photographic prints, and one containing mostly 3.5” x 5.5” unlabeled photographic prints, as well as a few larger and smaller prints and a newspaper clipping.  The albums document scenes Brennan witnessed in World War I during his tours with the American Field Service and the U.S. Army Ambulance Service.  Images include battlefield and other landscapes, and candid and posed group and individual portraits of men in the service and civilians.  The collection also includes two folders containing a piece of silk with the Indian Head logo of Section Sanitaire [Etats-] Unis1 (SSU 1), orders, citations, a poem, German propaganda distributed to American soldiers, and various other documents.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box, 2 folders

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.  Cotton gloves are required for the handling of all photographic material.

Use Restrictions: Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the AFS Archives. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Acquisition Method: The collection was donated to the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs by Mark V. Brennan in 1968.

Appraisal Information: No items were deaccessioned, separated, or removed from the collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], [Date]; Mark V. Brennan Collection; Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs, New York, NY.

Processing Information: This collection was partially processed by  AFS Archives staff at an unknown date and again by Cherie Acierno in 2011. Preliminary finding aid written and encoded in EAD by Cherie Acierno in March 2011, under the scope of the 2010-2011 Basic Processing grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


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