Manuscripts

Mobley Family Papers

MSS. COLL. #96


BRIEF INVENTORY

Title: Mobley Family Papers

Dates: 1904 – 1953

Quantity: 1 box (ca. 50 items)

Types of Material: correspondence, printed materials, sheet music, photographs, postcards, maps, service flag

Accession Number: 1990.69.3

Brief Description: This collection consists of items relating to James Mobley’s service in World War I and Howard Mobley’s service in World War II.

Items relating to James Mobley’s service include: correspondence, poetry about the war, postcards sent home from Paris, souvenir embroidered postcards, sheet music and song booklets, programs from entertainment events, a French War Bond (1918), French coupons, and a Red Cross flag. The materials relating to the military include pamphlets about military procedures, a military magazine (Infantry Journal, May 1922), an identity card, a certificate of military service (1917), a military service record, World War I special orders, a list of soldiers with rank and duty, promotion recognition sheets, an invitation to a military ball, and maps of the war front (location unknown), Belgium, and the transport system in Paris. Three photographs include one of a man driving a Gulf Refining Products truck and two of Camp Chickamauga, August 19-26, 1906, one a panorama of the camp and the other showing soldiers in formation in the camp. Programs from entertainment events contain prints of paintings by famous European artists.

Items relating to Howard Mobley and his service in World War II include: correspondence related to Howard Mobley’s interview about the role of engineers in the war and supervising the engineering depot, programs, pamphlets, song books, sheet music, a field manual for engineers, temporary pass, 4th platoon list, an application for gas ration, and a service flag. Non-military related items include: Howard Mobley’s New Testament (1918) and a sale contract for a truck (1929).

Major Names/Subjects: Mobley, Howard
Mobley, James H.
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945

Date Surveyed: 10/5/2011