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WWI-158.pdf
Gym was compulsory for sophomore students, and it is noted in this article that outdoor sports, such as soccer, hockey, and tennis, were played in the back of the gym - but only when that space was not occupied by the college company.

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Knox student Donald Allensworth requests a letter of recommendation from Dr. Simonds for his application to the Signal Officer's Reserve Corps.

WWI-359-360.pdf
Donald Allensworth complains of a lack of hometown support upon joining the army.

WWI-356-358-DA3.pdf
Knox alumnus Donald Allensworth writes to Dr. Simonds to describe his service, saying that he had "a rather good job for anyone not wanting to see a little real service but I do not like it for that reason, thus my plans to go across." Allensworth…

WWI-361-363-DA2.pdf
Donald Allensworth reports his desire to go overseas, and notes his homesickness upon seeing a copy of "The Knox Student," the College's student newspaper.

WWI-365-373-DA.pdf
Donald Allensworth writes Dr. Simonds a long and newsy letter about his time spent in military training in San Antonio, Texas. Allensworth notes, "There are many interesting and well sophisticated men here. So many of the rough, hard-boiled kind…

WWI-28-29.pdf
Miss Hettie Anderson, Knox College class of 1903, was Director General of Lyons region in France for War Work Council of the Y.W.C.A. In her report of December 1917 she describes the ways she is helping the people in her region cope with the war. A…

WWI-596-597.pdf
This writer describes the hardships and tribulations associated with being a Red Cross canteen worker. She writes, "I tell all the boys I come across that they must not feel they are accepting a charity from the American Red Cross when they get a…

WWI-588-589.pdf
A corporal writes a flowery letter to a canteen worker.

WWI-455-456.pdf
The armistice was signed, and John M. Baker, member of the class of 1919 and future faculty member, was taken aback: "Dear Doctor Simonds: Every time I ever went to a fire it was extinguished before I arrived. Every time I ever got to go on a…

WWI-457-460.pdf
Baker writes: "After a nearly two hundred mile cross country hike up here, our regiment and brigade has set to work on the last and most interesting part of our training, [actual] firing and reconnaissance under simulated campaign conditions. After…

WWI-411-small.pdf
Secretary of War Newton D. Baker lays forth a plan to take advantage of "a great military asset" - able-bodied college-age men.

WWI-412-small.pdf
Banister notifies McClelland that he has been authorized to appear for a physical examination prior to acceptance into military service.

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Bertha Bates writes that William Ferris' nurses and doctors "spoke of him with the greatest admiration and affection. His special nurse broke down and cried when she spoke to me about him. She said he was so sweet and brave and uncomplaining. His…

WWI-323.pdf
Alfred Baxter writes of Ralph Noble's tragic death and describes the "restless spirits" who were initially eager to go to war.
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