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Jan222014

Special Publication #75

Publication #75 is an Index for the Scrapbook of World War I Letters from Soldiers and Others was recently mailed to the current members of SCPGS.

In 2005, SCPGS charter member and former president, Ruthetta Jacobs donated her aunt Mildred Glass’ large scrapbook of newspaper clippings of letters from soldiers and others serving in the American Expeditionary Forces, American Red Cross and YMCA from York and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania to the Library of the York County Heritage Trust. Due to the scrapbook’s condition of severe deterioration, SCPGS offered to digitize it in order to preserve its significant historical value.

This Special Publication contains not only an index of the soldiers and others writing home during 1918 and 1919, but also includes a World War I timeline to help the reader follow the progression of events that led to American Expeditionary Forces entering the war and for the reader to place events which the letter writer talks about in a time frame, as well as, sundry items abstracted from the book, “York County and the World War: Being a War History of York and York County, and a Record of the Services Rendered to Their Country.”

Additional copies of the Special Publication are available for a cost of $15.00 each. The complete scrapbook on CD is available for a cost of $12.00, which includes tax, shipping and handling.

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