MS 195 The Sergeant Isaac Gordon Papers
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The Sergeant Isaac Gordon Papers are compiled from his time in the U.S. Army Ambulance Service with the French Army between 1917 and 1919. This collection includes personal letters to brothers Leroy and Jake; his sisters Betty, Anna, Sadie, and Flo; and his parents in Pittsburgh, PA, also military orders, an affidavit, a menu, and newspaper clippings. There are around 250 letters, but approximately 200 of these are photocopies. The owner retained the originals. The files are organized by type (letters, military papers, and newspaper clippings) and then chronologically. For preservation purposes, photocopies of the letters and clippings will be used for research.
The Library of Congress provides access to digitized copies of the Stars and Stripes from World War I at the following site:
*Thank you to Bob Pollokoff, Isaac’s grandson for the correction. Mary Gordon was Isaac Gordon’s mother.