Adolph S. Ochs Jr. Collection

Creator

Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Identifier

MS100013

Date

1914-1919

Description

Scrapbook collection from a soldier who served as an army journalist in France during WWI.

Source

Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen, an Episcopalian minister from Staunton, Virginia, is the granddaughter of Adolph S. Ochs, Jr. She donated the collection to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum in 2017.

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Subject

United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
Stars and Stripes (Newspaper)

Contributor

Rachel Dark

Format

Letters pasted into a scrapbook.

Language

English

Access Rights

Unrestricted

Requires

TRANSCRIPTION NEEDED

Provenance

Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen is the granddaughter of Adolph S. Ochs, Jr. She donated this family scrapbook to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum in 2017. The material has been rehoused in archival folders by scrapbook page and stored at the archives.

Rights Holder

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Items

Adolph S. Ochs Jr. Collection Finding Aid
Finding aid for a collection of letters from a soldier serving as a journalist with Stars & Stripes in France during WWI.

Scrapbook Inside Cover
Two empty envelopes from Milton B. Ochs to Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 1
Cablegram notifying Mr Ochs that his nephew received word about his father's illness and is asking for more news.

Scrapbook page 2a
Empty envelope from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his parents.

Scrapbook page 2b
Empty envelope, labeled "1st communication."

Scrapbook page 3a
Empty envelope from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his parents.

Scrapbook page 3b
Life insurance certificate for Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 4
Handwritten draft for cable message.

Scrapbook page 5
Letter regarding a service flag being presented to First Presbyterian Sunday School.

Scrapbook page 6
Empty envelope.

Scrapbook page 7
Cablegram from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his father.

Scrapbook page 8
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 9
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Sr to his brother, with word of Adolph S. Ochs Jr's work at the Stars and Stripes.

Scrapbook page 10
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 11
Telegram for Miss Margaret Ochs.

Scrapbook page 12
Handwritten letter expressing Milton B. Ochs' concerns about his son's temperament and ability to handle a position with financial responsibilities in Paris, and asking Charles Grasty to keep an eye on him.

Scrapbook page 13
Letter apologizing for confusing Milton B. Ochs with his brother in an article. Mentions Adolph S. Ochs Jr's frustration with working a desk job during wartime.

Scrapbook page 14
Letter for Miss Margaret Ochs.

Scrapbook page 15
Note expressing congratulations to "Lieutenant-Colonel Ochs," from "A," with a poem about both brothers' commissions.

Scrapbook page 16
Letter reporting Adolph S. Ochs Jr. as hard at work and surprised to hear his letters had not arrived at home.

Scrapbook page 17
Form letter regarding relief efforts in the Near East.

Scrapbook page 18a
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his father.

Scrapbook page 18b
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 19
Regulations and Information Concerning the Citizens' Training Camps.

Scrapbook page 20a
Parisian bill.

Scrapbook page 20b
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his father. Typewritten version of letter is Scrapbook page 18a.

Scrapbook page 20c
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 20d
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family, notes that he is enclosing a bill (Scrapbook page 20a) to prove the high cost of living in Paris Typewritten version of letter is Scrapbook page 18b.

Scrapbook page 21
Letter detailing Charles H Grasty's investigation into Adolph S. Ochs Jr's behavior in Paris and the possibility of getting him an intelligence job with promotion.

Scrapbook page 21
Empty envelope.

Scrapbook page 22
Empty envelope.

Scrapbook page 23a
Thank-you letter for sherbet cups.

Scrapbook page 23b
$60 draft to Milton B. Ochs' account by Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 23c
$70 draft to Milton B. Ochs' account by Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 23d
$120 draft to Milton B. Ochs' account by Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 24
Letter from Hortense McDonald detailing her upcoming assignment in France.

Scrapbook page 25
Telegram for Milton B. Ochs.

Scrapbook page 26b
Telegram from "Van" reporting on his travels.

Scrapbook page 29
Copy of letter from Adolph S. Ochs, Sr, regarding his nephew's "escapade" overseas and trip home.

Scrapbook page 29
Empty envelope.

Scrapbook page 30a
Roosevelt Memorial Fountain flyer.

Scrapbook page 30b
Letter accompanying Roosevelt Memorial Fountain flyer.

Scrapbook page 31
"Getting the Most Out of Life."

Scrapbook page 32
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family, mentions his testimony in an investigation about an "awkward situation."

Scrapbook page 33
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his father.

Scrapbook page 34
Newspaper clipping from The Daily Times: Chattanooga, "Lieut Rodney Norton Reports as Convalescent."

Scrapbook page 35a
Cablegram.

Scrapbook page 35b
Business card of MJ Ayers.

Scrapbook page 36a
Empty envelope.

Scrapbook page 36b
Stars and Stripes header, stamped with Milton B. Ochs' name and address.

Scrapbook page 36c
Empty envelope.

Scrapbook page 37
Card, "Here's hoping your Boy will be with you very soon…."

Scrapbook page 38a
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 38b
Letter from SD Rockenbach offering Adolph S. Ochs Jr. a transfer to the Tank Corps.

Scrapbook page 38c
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. declining the offer to transfer to the Tank Corps.

Scrapbook page 39
Letter requesting a map or portrait of the Kaiser.

Scrapbook page 40
Newspaper clipping from unknown source, "Layman in the Pulpit Makes Patriotic Address."

Scrapbook page 41a
French newspaper clipping, with note from Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 41b
Notice of premium for Adolph S. Ochs Jr's life insurance policy.

Scrapbook page 42a
$100 draft to Milton B. Ochs' account by Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 42b
$5025 draft to Milton B. Ochs' account by Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 42c
$100 draft to Milton B. Ochs' account by Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 42d
$200 draft to Milton B. Ochs' account by Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 42e
$175 draft to Milton B. Ochs' account by Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 43
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his father, justifying drafts made from his father's account and complaining about the cost of living in Paris.

Scrapbook page 44a
Clipping from The Stars and Stripes with handwritten note: "What has become of Ayers, Rice, Waldo, Ochs, etc?."

Scrapbook page 44b
Note explaining the omission of officers' names from The Stars and Stripes.

Scrapbook page 45
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 46a
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his father, on the audit of The Stars and Stripes and his role in the paper's bookkeeping.

Scrapbook page 46b
Two confidential reports on the Stars and Stripes audit.

Scrapbook page 47
Two confidential reports on the Stars and Stripes audit (duplicates of Scrapbook page 46b).

Scrapbook page 48a
Letter to George W Oakes about working at the Stars and Stripes and meeting his nephew there.

Scrapbook page 48b
Letter to Milton B. Ochs.

Scrapbook page 49a
Memo for subscription to the Stars and Stripes, for Miss Elizabeth Townsend.

Scrapbook page 49b
Memo for subscription to the Stars and Stripes, for Milton B. Ochs.

Scrapbook page 49c
Memo for subscription to the Stars and Stripes, for Mrs James R Manning.

Scrapbook page 49d
Memo for subscription to the Stars and Stripes, for Sam S Gerstle.

Scrapbook page 49e
Memo for subscription to the Stars and Stripes, for Miss Patty Kirkpatrick-Martin.

Scrapbook page 49f
Memo for subscription to the Stars and Stripes, for Mayor Jesse M Littleton.

Scrapbook page 50
The Stars and Stripes memo: received 1,000 Francs of General John J Pershing for War Orphans Fund.

Scrapbook page 51a
Telegram from CV Vananda.

Scrapbook page 51b
Telegram from CV Vananda.

Scrapbook page 52a
Cable re missing letters from Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 52b
University of Virginia Overseas Alumni Directory.

Scrapbook page 53
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 54
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family re his visit to Mrs Hamilton Shields, who "can out-talk a machine gun."

Scrapbook page 56
Letter from Hortense McDonald re seeing Adolph S. Ochs Jr. in Paris and her experiences as a female war correspondent.

Scrapbook page 57
Empty envelope, with note pointing out Adolph S. Ochs Jr's promotion to First Lieutenant.

Scrapbook page 58a
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 58b
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 59
Letter thanking Mrs Milton B. Ochs for her work with the Near East Drive.

Scrapbook page 60
Letter summarizing the conflict with Captain Guy T Viskniskki and Adolph S. Ochs Jr's promotion.

Scrapbook page 61a
Empty envelope.

Scrapbook page 61b
Empty envelope.

Scrapbook page 62a
Bill of complaint against Captain Guy T Viskniskki.

Scrapbook page 62b
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his father re bill of complaint against Captain Guy T Viskniskki.

Scrapbook page 63
Telegram with William Van Dyke Ochs' address.

Scrapbook page 64
Draft of article printed in Chicago Tribune, Paris edition "One More Czar Rudely Tossed Into Discard: Realm of S-A-S Rids Itself Of King Kushy-Kushki By Quiet Revolution."

Scrapbook page 65
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his mother outlining changes in his career.

Scrapbook page 66
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 67
Letter from Ray Seagle with news from the front.

Scrapbook page 68a
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his father.

Scrapbook page 68b
Orders relieving Adolph S. Ochs Jr. from his current assignment.

Scrapbook page 69a
Political cartoon of the Kaiser in chains.

Scrapbook page 69b
Cablegram from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his father.

Scrapbook page 69c
Cablegram from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his father.

Scrapbook page 70
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family, detailing his trip West with William Van Dyke Ochs.

Scrapbook page 71
Letter applying for a subscription to the Stars and Stripes.

Scrapbook page 72
Letter re a cable from Milton B. Ochs.

Scrapbook page 73
Letter of introduction for Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 74
Letter from Marcelle Herrenschmidt, with note from Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 75
Letter with news about former classmates.

Scrapbook page 76
Memo re discontinuing printing staff names in the masthead of the Stars and Stripes.

Scrapbook page 77
Letter for Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 78
Telegram, with note from Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 79a
Newspaper clipping, "DSC Award to Maj Adler."

Scrapbook page 79b
Newspaper clipping, "Maj Julius Adler Awarded the Italian War Cross."

Scrapbook page 80
Form letter, "To the angels I know and love."

Scrapbook page 81
Newspaper clipping, "Honor for Rockenbach."

Scrapbook page 82
Draft of untitled article.

Scrapbook page 83
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his mother.

Scrapbook page 84
Telegraph from William Van Dyke Ochs to his father.

Scrapbook page 85
Letter to Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 86
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 87
Letter to Milton B. Ochs.

Scrapbook page 88
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family, labeled #1.

Scrapbook page 89
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family.

Scrapbook page 90
Memo on Captain Guy T Viskniskki.

Scrapbook page 91
Letter to Milton B. Ochs, mentions returning to France to continue reporting on developments during Wilson's time there.

Scrapbook page 92
Mentions a cable from Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 93
Letter re Adolph S. Ochs Jr's commission.

Scrapbook page 94
Letter re Adolph S. Ochs Jr's commission and travel plans.

Scrapbook page 95
Letter from Milton B. Ochs to his wife about both their sons' recent commissions.

Scrapbook page 96
Insurance policy for Adolph S. Ochs Jr.

Scrapbook page 97
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family, labeled #17.

Scrapbook page 98
Telegraph for Milton B. Ochs from his brother, with an update on Adolph S. Ochs Jr's address.

Scrapbook page 99
Letter from Adolph S. Ochs Jr. to his family, labeled #18.

Scrapbook page 100
The Shinyo Black Mail.

Scrapbook page 101a
Empty envelope.

Scrapbook page 101b
Life insurance receipt for William Van Dyke Ochs.

Scrapbook page 102
Hamilton County Herald, McDonald Special Newspaper spread celebrating the homecoming of Hortense McDonald.

Scrapbook page 103
Telegram for Milton B. Ochs.
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