Guide to the Research Collections
The Manuscripts and Archives Division holds the letters, reports, and other material of the American Fund for French Wounded (1915-19). The Victory Hall Association deposited its card index and other files of material relating to persons from New York who died during the war; this collection includes 3,549 photographs, 2,953 biographies, and 5 books of clippings concerning war memorials and the proposed Victory Hall. Of special note is the gift made by Col. Robert C. Richardson, Jr., of a map showing the order of battle on the western front on November 11, 1918, when the Armistice was declared; it is a pen-and-ink drawing on a French topographical map, prepared in the Map Room of General Headquarters.
In 1939 the library received the William John Wilgus papers; a large section of these relates to the transportation of the AEF, and includes letters, orders, and reports on the organization, personnel, port facilities, and schedules.