Nelle Hiner Yount Collection Finding Aid

Identifier

FA000482

Date

Description

Mostly documents including letters and postcards.

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum

Language

English

Arrangement

Three acid-free folders. The first two folders contain correspondence. The third folder contains postcards. There is also a small photo album that is not included in the folders.

Biography or History

Nelle E. Hiner was a resident of the Staunton-Augusta area, and worked in Washington, DC for a time during World War One during which time she corresponded with Eugene Hanna who served in the army during World War One. She studied at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia majoring in music. After the war, Hiner attended a local business college and met her future husband Glenn E. Yount who had also served in the war.

Level

folder

Other Descriptive Data

CONTAINER LIST
Folder
Correspondence, July – September 1918, Eugene Hanna to Nelle Hiner
Correspondence, October 1918 – April 1919, Eugene Hanna to Nelle Hiner
Postcards
Small photo album

Scope and Content

The Nelle Hiner Yount collection documents the personal experiences of two World War One soldiers. The items date from approximately 1918-1919, and describe the experiences of the American army soldier as the war in Europe was concluding. All letters were written to Nelle E. Hiner by Eugene Hanna, and these letters describe daily camp life before and during foreign deployment. The small photo album was property of Glenn E. Yount and includes mass produced small pictures of battles, prominent military luminaries, and other events of World War One as well as a few personal photos of Yount.

Files

Yount Collection.pdf

Citation

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, “Nelle Hiner Yount Collection Finding Aid,” 1918-1919, FA000482, Nelle Hiner Yount Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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