Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1914-1918
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: Company K, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, Army of Occupation, American Expedition Forces
  • Location of Service: Camp Dodge, Iowa; Camp Travis, Texas; France; Germany
  • Highest Rank: Corporal

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"After seeing so many of the German people and living in their homes, we came to have a different impression of them than we had had before. Everywhere the people treated us with the same respect that they would have treated their own soldiers." Diary, page 46

For World War I infantryman Vincent Reed, the horrors of combat were a sharp contrast to his experiences with the Army of Occupation. Reed fought in the St. Mihiel Offensive, which decimated his company. After the Armistice, Reed was assigned to administrative duties in Gerolstein, Germany. He made a point of getting to know the locals, study the architecture and history of the town, and travel as widely as possible, including a memorable trip to the south of France.

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[ Handwritten Bound Diary from WWI: "Notes of my life as a soldier in World War I from April 30, 1918 to June 16, 1919" ]
[ Transcription of Handwritten Bound Diary from WWI: "Notes of my life as a soldier in World War I from April 30, 1918 to June 16, 1919" ]

About this Item

Title

  • Vincent Cornelius Reed Collection

Names

  • Reed, James
  • Reed, Vincent Cornelius

State of Birth

  • MO

Home State

  • MO

Headings

  • -  Reed, Vincent Cornelius
  • -  World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1914-1918

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Company K, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, Army of Occupation, American Expedition Forces
    • Location of Service: Camp Dodge, Iowa; Camp Travis, Texas; France; Germany
    • Highest Rank: Corporal
    • Dates of Service: 1918-1919
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Diaries and journals [2 items] -- Transcription of document (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [3 items] -- Photograph (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Regimental/unit histories [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 05/01/1919)
  • Manuscript: Diaries and journals [1 item] -- Handwritten document (collected unknown)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/2431

Cite as

  • Vincent Cornelius Reed Collection (AFC/2001/001/2431), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

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Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Reed, James, and Vincent Cornelius Reed. Vincent Cornelius Reed Collection. 1918. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02431/.

APA citation style:

Reed, J. & Reed, V. C. (1918) Vincent Cornelius Reed Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02431/.

MLA citation style:

Reed, James, and Vincent Cornelius Reed. Vincent Cornelius Reed Collection. 1918. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02431/>.