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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1914-1918
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: 309th Supply Company
  • Location of Service: Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Highest Rank: First Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/7747

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"In fact, the slogan became 'Get into this war because this is the war to end all wars.'" (Audio interview, 9:04)

In an oral history interview conducted in 1976, First Sergeant Leonard Maunder offers commentary not only on his experiences serving in France with a railhead supply depot during World War I, but also provides insights into public sentiment immediately before and after America's entry into the conflict. Once war was declared in 1917, he explains, the whole country felt 'alive"--fearful, but engaged and supportive of the war effort. This was particularly true for young men of fighting age, including him. After training stateside, he was shipped to France, where he worked on the daunting task of outfitting combat divisions with everything from bread and corned beef to gasoline.

Leonard H. Maunder Collection
Interview / Recording

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About this Item

Title

  • Leonard H. Maunder Collection

Names

  • Maunder, Leonard H.
  • Maunder, Stephen

Headings

  • -  Maunder, Leonard H.
  • -  World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1914-1918

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: 309th Supply Company
    • Location of Service: Fort Dix, New Jersey
    • Highest Rank: First Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1918-1919
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2009-08-20; 2009-08-20)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2010)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [1 item] -- Photograph (collected 1917-1919)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 1976-02)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/7747

Cite as

  • Leonard H. Maunder Collection (AFC/2001/001/7747), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • online text
  • 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.

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Citing VHP Materials

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Materials as a whole:

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

Manuscript material:

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

Recording:

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

Photograph:

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

Computer file:

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

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), 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:

Maunder, Leonard H, and Stephen Maunder. Leonard H. Maunder Collection. 1918. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.07747/.

APA citation style:

Maunder, L. H. & Maunder, S. (1918) Leonard H. Maunder Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.07747/.

MLA citation style:

Maunder, Leonard H, and Stephen Maunder. Leonard H. Maunder Collection. 1918. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.07747/>.