Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1914-1918
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: Company A, 101st Field Signal Battalion, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
  • Location of Service: France
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant First Class

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[ Photo Album ]

More Resources

[ Honorable Discharge Certificate ]
[ Letter to Frank Van Pelt from the U.S. Veterans Bureau [1/10/1930] ]
[ Collection of Field Service Receipts dated 1929 and 1930 ]
[ Carbon copy of a letter from Frank Van Pelt to the Veterans Bureau [1/16/1930] ]
[ "Veteran's Note" from the U.S. Veterans Bureau [6/25/1928] ]
[ Two notes from the U.S. Veterans Bureau Dec. 10, 1929 and January 18, 1929 ]

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[ Letter to Frank Van Pelt from the U.S. Veterans Bureau [1/25/1929] ]
[ Handwritten, untitled memoir dated February and March 1931, and addressed to Frank Van Pelt's children, "Edith, Joe, Junior, and Betty Anne" ]
[ Typewritten copy of untitled memoir addressed to "Dear Children" ]
[ Letter to "Sister & Family" from Frank Van Pelt [6/19/1917] ]
[ Letter to Mother from Frank Van Pelt [6/28/1917] ]
[ Letter to "Sister and Family" from Frank Van Pelt [6/29/1917] ]
[ Letter to "Sister and Family" from Frank Van Pelt [7/13/1917] ]
[ Letter to "Sister and Family" from Frank Van Pelt [8/26/1917] ]
[ Letter to "Sister and Girlies" from Frank Van Pelt [9/28/1917] ]
[ Letter to "Sister and Famblie" from Frank Van Pelt [11/01/1917] ]
[ Letter to Sister [11/24/1917] ]
[ Letter to "Sister and Girls" [11/28/1917] ]
[ Letter to "Sister and Girls" [12/21/1917] ]
[ Letter to "Sister and Famblie" from Frank Van Pelt [12/29/1917] ]
[ Letter to "Sis Emma" from Frank Van Pelt [01/25/1918] ]
[ Letter to "Marjorie, Anna, and Bertha [?] [02/07/1918] ]
[ Letter to "Sister and Girls" [05/06/1918] ]
[ Letter to Sister from Frank Van Pelt [6/17/1918] ]
[ Letter to Sister from Frank Van Pelt [8/22/1918] ]
[ Letter to Sister Pearle from Frank Van Pelt [9/17/1918] ]
[ Letter to "Sister and Girls" from Frank Van Pelt [11/15/1918] ]
[ Letter to "Folks" from Frank Van Pelt [11/16/1918] ]
[ Letter to "Folks" from Frank Van Pelt [12/08/1918] ]
[ Letter to "Folks" from Frank Van Pelt [12/22/1918] ]
[ Letter to "Folks" from Frank Van Pelt [12/28/1918] ]
[ Letter to "Folks" from Frank Van Pelt [02/22/1919] ]
[ Letter to "Father and Mother" from Frank Van Pelt [2/25/1919] ]
[ Letter to Sister from Frank Van Pelt [3/20/1919] ]
[ Letter to "Neice and Sister" from Frank Van Pelt [04/16/1919] ]
[ Fragment of a letter from Frank Van Pelt [n.d.] ]
[ Fragment of a letter from Frank Van Pelt [n.d.] ]

About this Item

Title

  • Frank Van Pelt Collection

Names

  • Buggey, Betty
  • Van Pelt, Frank

State of Birth

  • KS

Home State

  • MO

Headings

  • -  Van Pelt, Frank
  • -  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 A, 101st Field Signal Battalion, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
    • Location of Service: France
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant First Class
    • Dates of Service: 1917-1919
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [2 items] -- Portrait (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Handwritten document (collected 1931)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Transcription of document (collected 1931)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [12 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1919 - 1930)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [1 item] -- Photograph (collected 02/22/1919)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [28 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1917 - 1919)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/104650

Cite as

  • Frank Van Pelt Collection (AFC/2001/001/104650), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

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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.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

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:

Buggey, Betty, and Frank Van Pelt. Frank Van Pelt Collection. 1917. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.104650/.

APA citation style:

Buggey, B. & Van Pelt, F. (1917) Frank Van Pelt Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.104650/.

MLA citation style:

Buggey, Betty, and Frank Van Pelt. Frank Van Pelt Collection. 1917. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.104650/>.