Thomas J. Koger Collection Finding Aid





Brief finding aid for a small personal collection of a WWI soldier.


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library


Each item is in an individual folder, all of which are within a single box. Maps have been placed in individual folders in the map case downstairs.

Biography or History

Thomas Jefferson Koger lived from 1895-1987. He served in World War One as a member of the Rainbow Division, or the 42nd division.


1 linear foot

Processing Information

Each item was placed into an individual folder and put in chronological order in a Hollinger box.. No discernible order found among the 12 original items.

Scope and Content

The Thomas J. Koger Collection includes a Rainbow Division hat, four maps, two licenses, two membership cards, trip materials, a newspaper clipping, and a scrapbook made from a wallpaper sample book, along with two pdf copies of death certificates and six digital copies of photographs.

Printed Roster – Reserve Officers Training Camp, Chickamauga Park, 1917
Envelope for trip pass with handwriting on front, 1919
Trip Pass – US Army Piers, Hoboken, NJ, Nannie Koger, 1919
Newspaper Clipping Mounted on Card – Marriage Announcement, Koger-Rorke,1925
Certificate of Death – Frances Koger (Hamond), 1986
Certificate of Death – Thomas J. Koger, 1987
Membership Card – National Association of Rainbow Division Veterans, 1983
Map – 42nd Division, Meuse Argonne, 1918
Map – Offensive of the St. Mihiel Salient, 1918
Map – Plan de Nice
Map – War Department, New Jersey Vicinity of Fort Dix: 1st Lieutenant TJ Koger
Tennessee Operator License – Thomas J. Koger
United States Army Motor Vehicle Operator’s Permit – no. 4013: TJ Koger
Photograph – TJ Koger at Miss State
Photograph – Francis Koger at Lookout Mountain
Photograph – Francis and TJ Koger
Photograph – Lt. Koger in Uniform
Photograph – Major Thomas J. Koger at Fort Oglethorpe with Junior Officers
Photograph – Lt. Koger, AEF, 1917
Voter’s Registration – Shelby County: Thomas J. Koger
Insurance Card – AEtna Casualty and Surety: Thomas J. Koger
Expeditionary Forces Christmas Pack Coupon: Thomas J. Koger
Rainbow Division Hat
Scrapbook with “Koger, 1917-1919” on the cover
Additional newspaper clippings from the Koger scrapbook
Women Voters, A Vote for Cox and Roosevelt is a Vote for the League of Nation

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Carter Anderson

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Anderson, Carter, “Thomas J. Koger Collection Finding Aid,” 1917-1987, MS10010 , Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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