Charles Donald Palm Papers
c.00043

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Palm, Charles Donald
Title
Charles Donald Palm papers
ID
c.00043
Date [inclusive]
1910-1919
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet , 6 folders
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

Return to Table of Contents »


Biographical Note

Charles Donald ("Don") Palm of East Lansing, Michigan, was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Milton Palm, and he attended Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) as a sub-freshman in 1910-1911. He served with the U.S. Ambulance Service in 1917-1918, later transferring to Ordnance (3rd Company, 5th Battalion, 1st Regiment). He was then shipped to Europe in 1918 with the American Expeditionary Forces.

Return to Table of Contents »


Scope and Contents note

Don Palm's papers consist mostly of letters and postcards he wrote to his family while serving in the ambulance corps and in the army. He was stationed at Camp Allentown, Pennsylvania; Camp Hancock, Georgia; Camp Merritt, New Jersey; and Mehun, France. The letters detail camp life and describe wartime in France. Palm's assignment overseas consisted primarily of cleaning guns. His duties were apparently not very demanding, and one of his greatest concerns was gaining membership in Freemasonry.

The collection includes a photograph of a young girl in formal attire and two negatives. The negatives are of a man on a bicycle and a family posed in a garden. The photographs seem to be Palm's family

Return to Table of Contents »


Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

 February 2000 August 2013 February 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Mary Maier Werle, 05/28/69.

Return to Table of Contents »


Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army -- Military life -- History.
  • United States. Army. Ambulance Service.

Genre(s)

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards

Subject(s)

  • Armed Forces -- Prayers and devotions
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- France

Return to Table of Contents »


Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Folder

 1910- November 1917 

1

 December 1917-June 1918 

2

 July-August 1918 

3

 August-November 1918 

4

 December 1918-March 1919, Undated 

5

Envelopes 

7
Folder

Prayer Book for Soldiers and Sailors 1917 

6

Photographs 

Drawer
Collection Photographs
Folder
1

Portrait of Young Girl in Formal Dress 

Return to Table of Contents »


Negatives 

Drawer
Collection Photographs
Folder
1

Family Posed in Garden 

Man on Bicycle 

Return to Table of Contents »