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Luman H. Tenney Collection, 1917-1954 | Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs

By Nicole Milano

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Predominant Dates:1917-1919

ID: RG1/003

Creator: Tenney, Luman H.  (Luman Harris) (1877-1970)

Extent: 0.2 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The diary passages are in chronological order in the original bound leather book. The papers and booklets are filed together in a separate folder.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2011

Languages: English, French

Abstract

Dr. Luman H. Tenney was an American Field Service ambulance driver during World War I.  The Luman H. Tenney Collection includes his wartime diary, booklets, American Hospital of Paris member card, and other papers related to his service with the American Field Service during the war.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Luman H. Tenney Collection includes his wartime diary, booklets, American Hospital of Paris member card, and other papers related to his service and involvement with the American Field Service during World War I.  The bulk of the collection consists of items from World War I, including his diary, which documents his service from February through June 1917 (although it does not include January or July through October.) The diary contains a log of his activities while serving with SSU 12 near Souilly and Bar-le-Duc, France, including injuries he observed, meals he ate, camp activities, book he read, and includes few personal opinions or emotions. The diary also contains a list of letters received, addresses, extracts from official reports, and clippings.  Inserted in the pages of the diary were a small ticket and a newspaper clipping with a poem.  The ticket is found between pages 26 and 27, the poem is found between pages 35 and 36.

In addition to the papers collected during his time in service, the collection also includes two booklets from the AFS Association (formed after World War I and before World War II) and a letter written in 1954 by Stephen Galatti, Director General of the American Field Service in World War II and of the student exchange programs created in 1946, which affirms Tenney’s service with the American Field Service during World War I.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box

Access Restrictions: This collection is available for research. A digital copy of the diary (with inserts) can be accessed through the online finding aid. Researchers must consult the digital copy first; permission to access the original fragile diary is required in advance.

Use Restrictions: Single photocopies may be made for research purposes.  Permission to publish materials from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs.  In the event that this research becomes a source for publication, a credit line indicating the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs is required.  Any copyright vested in Mrs. Shirley H. Tenney has passed to AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.

Acquisition Method: The collection was donated to the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs by Luman H. Tenney’s daughter-in-law, Shirley H. Tenney, in February and March 2011.

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

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

Processing Information: This collection was partially processed by Nicole Milano in 2011.  Preliminary finding aid written by Nicole Milano and encoded in EAD in March 2011.  This finding aid was created under the scope of the 2010-2011 Basic Processing grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Digitized diary (with inserts) added and finding aid updated by Shirra Rockwood in November 2016.


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