Carl G. Pieper Papers, 1917-1940

Summary Information

Title: Carl G. Pieper Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1940

  • Pieper, Carl G.
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 145

  • .9 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
  • 1 oversize folder

Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Papers of a Milwaukee native and U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class who served at Base Hospital No. 22 (named Beau Desert) near Bordeaux, France during World War I. Most of the collection consists of photographs, originally stored in two scrapbooks. For preservation reasons, Piepers' scrapbook of hospital photos was disassembled; his compilation of sightseeing images from France remains in its original scrapbook. The images include unit photographs, and scenes of camp life, German prisoners, hospital wards, nurses, patients, and training in Milwaukee. The unit was manned by men and women organized by the Milwaukee County chapter of the American Red Cross. A unit history published in 1940 provides details on the origin, operations, and demobilization of the hospital.

Language: English

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