[PW] accounts of PTSD/other disorders in *American* World War I veterans?

Kevin O'Kelly rkokelly at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 12:16:14 PDT 2016


Thank you all.

On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 1:56 PM, Marisha Sullivan <msullivan at acdl.info>
wrote:

> It will take a bit more digging, as it's not expressly WWI, but the
> American
> War Letters Project at Chapman University
> <http://www.chapman.edu/research-and-institutions/cawl/> is an amazing
> archive. The originator of the project, Andrew Carroll
> <http://www.warletters.com/>, also has multiple books containing some of
> the letters and talking about the background of the authors and the
> historical context. It's an amazing way to find primary source materials.
>
> (Strangely enough, I am part of a cast performing the play that Andrew
> Carroll wrote about his experiences gathering these letters)
>
> Marisha Sullivan
> Teen Librarian
> Ashtabula County District Library
> 440-997-9341
>
> On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 12:26 PM, Beth Twomey <beth.twomey at ndsu.edu> wrote:
>
> > Take a look at the Veteran's History Project (a Library of Congress
> > project) : https://www.loc.gov/vets/
> >
> > There are plenty of accounts by WWI soldiers/air force etc... in it.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
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> > org] On Behalf Of Kevin O'Kelly
> > Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 11:07 AM
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> > Subject: [PW] accounts of PTSD/other disorders in *American* World War I
> > veterans?
> >
> > W*mb*ts:
> >
> > I am doing research on behalf of a friend who's writing a novel partly
> set
> > in the US in the years immediately after WWI.
> >
> > She wants some accounts of the psychological experiences of American
> > veterans in the postwar years
> >
> > I told her to read Hemingway's "Soldier's Home" for a portrayal of the
> > alienation experienced by many former doughboys.
> >
> > I've also been looking online and searching catalogs for any letters,
> > diaries or memoirs of members of the AEF. I have also been looking
> through
> > histories of the 1920s. No luck.
> >
> > I realize given the time period many men would be reticent about any kind
> > of trauma they were experiencing, so this could well be something
> difficult
> > to find.
> >
> > I would appreciate any help any of you can provide.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Kevin
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