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Willis H. Kerr Papers

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Finding Aid for Willis H. Kerr Papers, 1918-1919 | The American Library Association Archives

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Title: Willis H. Kerr Papers, 1918-1919Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 89/1/23

Primary Creator: Kerr, Willis H. (1885-1953)

Extent: 0.3 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: By subject and chronological thereunder

Subjects: Army Education Committee, Kerr, Willis H., Library Service to Labor, War Services Committee, World War I

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of Willis H. Kerr, Head of the Education Department at the European Headquarters of the ALA Library War Service, relating to the ordering and distributing of books for ALA Educational Libraries at the posts, special educational collections for training schools, collections for AEF detachments at French and British Universities and assembling of collections for Missions to the countries of the Near East. The papers include book lists of reference and educational books, lists of books distributed, correspondence concerning the Education Department's cooperation with the Army Education Commission, the AEF University, the YMCA and the YWCA and reports of the Education Department. The papers include publicity and speech material, personal correspondence and memorabilia and bookplates used by ALA for books placed in universities after World War I.

Biographical Note

Willis H. Kerr was the librarian of the Kansas State Normal School. During the First World War, he was Head of the Education Department at the European Headquarters of the ALA Library War Service. He was also an ALA Field Representative, an advisor on books for use by the Army Educational Commission, and a member of the American Expeditionary Forces.

Subject/Index Terms

Army Education Committee
Kerr, Willis H.
Library Service to Labor
War Services Committee
World War I


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Folder 1: Reconstruction Units, ALA in France Correspondence, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Overseas Educational List, Overseas Book List, and Reference Books for Hut Libraries, 1918-19Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Missions Correspondence, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 4: ALA Publicity and Speech Material, 1918Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Army Educational Commission, 1918-19Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Army Educational Commission Correspondence, 1918-19Add to your cart.
Folder 7: American Expeditionary Forces University, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 8: American Library Association and American Expeditionary Forces Reports and Correspondence, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 9: YWCA Correspondence, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Bookplates used by ALA for books placed in foreign universities after World War I", 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Memorabilia of Mary Kerr and Willis Kerr, 1919Add to your cart.

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