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Name World War I
Details United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917. War ended with armistice declared on November 11, 1918.

War began between European powers in August of 1914.

World War One; WWI; The Great War.
Number of Archive records 129.0
Number of Object records 57.0
Number of Library records 14.0
Number of Photo records 80.0

Associated Records

Image of Newspaper clipping, Hudson Observer, Monday, Sept. 8, 1919. Editiorial welcoming General John J. Pershing. - Newspaper

Newspaper clipping, Hudson Observer, Monday, Sept. 8, 1919. Editiorial welcoming General John J. Pershing. - Newspaper

Newspaper clipping, Hudson Observer, Monday, Sept. 8, 1919. Editiorial welcoming General John J. Pershing.

Image of The Hoboken Piers. Issued by The County of Hudson & The City of Hoboken, New Jersey, n.d., ca. 1925. - Pamphlet

The Hoboken Piers. Issued by The County of Hudson & The City of Hoboken, New Jersey, n.d., ca. 1925. - Pamphlet

The Hoboken Piers. Issued by The County of Hudson and The City of Hoboken, New Jersey, no date, ca. 1925. 7" x 10" high booklet. Yellow covers, 24 pp. PDF on file. Regarding an investigation of the government appropriation of the piers, management by the War Department and U.S. Shipping Board, revenues and current conditions of the Hoboken piers. Reprints three 1925 newspaper editorials: Sept 17th: Newark Evening News 19th: Newark Star-Eagle," 24th: Hudson Dispatch." Followed by: Justice James F. Minturn's April 7, 1925 instructions to a Grand Jury investigating the Hoboken piers follows the editorials. At the end is the Sept. 25th presentment of the Grand Jury's findings

Image of Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. Exhibition by Hoboken Historical Museum, City Hall, Hoboken, 1997. - Pamphlet

Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. Exhibition by Hoboken Historical Museum, City Hall, Hoboken, 1997. - Pamphlet

Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. "Decorations for All Occasions." 98 Years of Parades, Funerals, Grand Openings, & Masquerade Balls. An exhibition by the Hoboken Historical Museum, Sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Commission, City Hall, Hoboken, June 27,1997. Pamphlet, 8-1/2" wide x 11" high, 16 pp plus cover, illustrated. 4 copies. PDF on file. Full text is in notes. The story of the company founded by Robert Kirchgessner and operated by the Kirchgessner family for the last century. George and Dolores Kirchgessner were still operating the business at the time of this exhibit's opening. Dolores died in 2000 and George passed away in 2001. Their children have continue

Image of Back cover from a Y.M.C.A. publication with a tribute to Railroad Y.M.C.A.'s from Warren S. Stone, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, ca. 1920. - Documents

Back cover from a Y.M.C.A. publication with a tribute to Railroad Y.M.C.A.'s from Warren S. Stone, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, ca. 1920. - Documents

Back cover from an unidentified Y.M.C.A. publication with a tribute to Railroad Y.M.C.A.'s from Warren S. Stone, Grand Chief, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, no date, ca. 1920. Single leaf, 8-1/8" wide x 11-1/4" high. Hoboken had such a Railroad Young Men's Christian Association. This speech was given after World War I at the fortieth International Convention of the railroad union.

Image of Photocopies of photos, documents and ephemera relating to Thomas Godson and family with donor's correspondence & notes. - Documents

Photocopies of photos, documents and ephemera relating to Thomas Godson and family with donor's correspondence & notes. - Documents

Photocopies of photos, documents and ephemera relating to Thomas Godson, Clara Fielner Godson and family with donor's correspondence & notes. All notes or captions are holographic ink by Thomas Godson. Folder 1: autograph letter signed by Thomas Godson of May 1, 1999 to Robert Foster re enclosed materials donated to the museum. Plus his business card. Folder 2: photocopy of photo, no date, ca. 1888-80 of a class photo from School No. 1, Hoboken with Josephine Barck identified as first person on the right in the front row. Holographic ink note by donor: My grandmother Feilner was Josephine Barck in this picture born in 1870. She is the right end of 1st row. Only info on back of picture

Photocopy of booklet, On Liberty in Hoboken, N.J., issued by War Camp Community Service, Hoboken Branch, no date, ca. 1917. - Booklet

Photocopy of booklet, On Liberty in Hoboken, N.J., issued by War Camp Community Service, Hoboken Branch, no date, ca. 1917. 12 leaves, 8-1/2" x 11". A 16-page booklet plus cover with what seems to be a fold-out map of Hoboken. Illustrated. The headquarters of the Hoboken office was Room 17, 1 Newark St. This was the Hoboken Land & Improvement Company building.

Image of Embarkation Regulations. Headquarters, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, February 12, 1918. - Manual

Embarkation Regulations. Headquarters, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, February 12, 1918. - Manual

Embarkation Regulations. Headquarters, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, February 12, 1918. Pamphlet, 5-1/4" wide x 8" high. 24 pp. including cover. Pages 18-21 have the names of some local Army offices with addresses: Army Pier 1 Commander of the Port Depot Quartermaster, Sales Dept. (noted that it would soon move to pier 4) Army Pier 2 Hoboken Branch, Army Transport Service (Freight Dept.) 95 River St. Hoboken Branch, Army Transport Service (Passenger Dept.) 68 River St. Ordnance Officer, Sales Dept. (noted that it would soon move to pier 4) Signal Officer, Sales Dept. (noted that it would soon move to pier 4) Engineer Officer 2

Image of Document: Opinion - Taxability of the Hoboken Piers. Prepared by Sullivan, Donovan & Heenehan, New York, no date, ca. 1949-52. - Report

Document: Opinion - Taxability of the Hoboken Piers. Prepared by Sullivan, Donovan & Heenehan, New York, no date, ca. 1949-52. - Report

Digital images: Opinion - Taxability of the Hoboken Piers. Prepared by Sullivan, Donovan & Heenehan, New York City, no date, ca. 1949-1952. Photostatically duplicated leaves, 8-1/2" x 11" plus plate as described. Report cover; 33 pp plus ca. 22 x 18" wide plate being hand-drawn map of piers with tables below of deeds & owners (imaged here but also for reference see archive 2005.079.0024.01 for a more detailed record of the map.) PDF on file. The Museum does not own the originals. Text refers to court decisions as late as 1948 which provides an approximate document date. Who solicited this opinion is not indicated, but from the subject and conclusions it was probably the City of Hobo

Image of Digital images: map from document titled Opinion - Taxability of the Hoboken Piers, ca. 1949-1952. See primary record 2005.079.0024 for full document. - Map

Digital images: map from document titled Opinion - Taxability of the Hoboken Piers, ca. 1949-1952. See primary record 2005.079.0024 for full document. - Map

Digital images: map from document titled Opinion - Taxability of the Hoboken Piers. Prepared by Sullivan, Donovan & Heenehan, New York City, no date, ca. 1949-1952. See primary record 2005.079.0024 for full document. ca. 22 x 18" wide fold-out plate, photostatically duplicated. The Museum does not own the original. Hand-drawn map shows piers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 with the order running from Hudson Square (Fifth Street) as no. 1 to no. 6 at Newark Street. The map in the top half is keyed by letters to show property owners as listed in two columns of holographic text on the bottom half. Listed are the map key letters, date of recorded deeds, liber, previous owner and new owner. The real estat

Image of Digital image of newsclipping editorial: Historic Private Schools Merge in Hoboken. Hudson Dispatch, April 4, 1934. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping editorial: Historic Private Schools Merge in Hoboken. Hudson Dispatch, April 4, 1934. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping editorial: Historic Private Schools Merge in Hoboken. Hudson Dispatch, April 4, 1934. Discusses the changes in Hoboken especially the decline of German culture that led to the merger of Stevens Prep and Hoboken Academy. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Digital image of newsclipping: Hoboken Has Three Memorials to Soldiers, One for Firemen. Hudson Dispatch, July 1932. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping: Hoboken Has Three Memorials to Soldiers, One for Firemen. Hudson Dispatch, July 1932. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping: Hoboken Has Three Memorials to Soldiers, One for Firemen; Civil War Monument Erected in 1888; Firemen's Shaft in 1891 - World War Twice Commemorated. Hudson Dispatch, July 1932. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Digital image of typed list of Memorial Monuments in the City of Hoboken, N.J. No source, no date, ca. 1920's -1950. 
 - Documents

Digital image of typed list of Memorial Monuments in the City of Hoboken, N.J. No source, no date, ca. 1920's -1950. - Documents

Digital image of typed list of Memorial Monuments in the City of Hoboken, N.J. with Inscriptions Thereon. No source, no date, ca. 1920's -1950. Soldier & Sailors, Elysian Park. Ferry Plaza., Facing D.L.W.R.R., Sam Sloan 1817-1907... Church Square Park., Firemen Monument. Hudson Square Park. Soldiers Monument. The Morton Memorial Laboratory of Chemistry. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Digital image of artwork "Hoboken 150th Anniversary" with World War I soldier; commissioned by the City of Hoboken, 2005. - Drawing

Digital image of artwork "Hoboken 150th Anniversary" with World War I soldier; commissioned by the City of Hoboken, 2005. - Drawing

Digital image of artwork "Hoboken 150th Anniversary" with World War I soldiers motif incorporated in design commemorating Hoboken as the Port of Embarkation in the First World War; commissioned by the City of Hoboken for Sesquicentennial year activities, 2005. Design credit -Design: axis360 Scanned from a digital print loaned by the City of Hoboken. This design was one of at least five produced. It was used or a version of it was used on street banners, posters, large "greeting cards" (distributed for signing by Hoboken residents and well wishers), coffee mugs, t-shorts, brochures, etc. All featured at the bottom: Mayor David Roberts and the Hoboken City Council.

Image of Pamphlet: The U.S.S. Siboney's Paris Leave. July 19-29, 1919. With: promotional flyer for Pantheon of the War, Paris, no date, (1919). - Pamphlet

Pamphlet: The U.S.S. Siboney's Paris Leave. July 19-29, 1919. With: promotional flyer for Pantheon of the War, Paris, no date, (1919). - Pamphlet

Pamphlet: The U.S.S. Siboney's Paris Leave. July 19-29, 1919. Pamphlet, 4" wide x 7" high, [4] pp. With: promotional flyer for Pantheon of the War, Paris, no date, (1919). Typical of items that military personnel would receive when on leave. cf. 2006.012.0000 (and 'related') for list of ephemera in this group and background on the vessel as provided by a dealer of this material. (The Siboney, part of the Cruiser and Transport fleet of World War I, is known to have docked at Hoboken (Port of Embarkation and Debarkation) on May 15, 1918 and departed on the 16th for Virginia.) The Paris Leave pamphlet was apparently a stock promotional brochure issued by the Panorama Picture of the War whi

World War One archive of eight items related to the U.S.S. Siboney ca. 1918-1919 including a ship history. - List

World War One archive of eight items related to the U.S.S. Siboney ca. 1918-1919 including a ship history. All are catalogued as described below. See related. In this record: two-pages of a seller's description of the group including a history of the ship (source of that information is not given.) Two leaves, 8-1/2" x 11". Only pages 1 and 2 are present although marked as part of a 3-page group. The group of ephemera related to the U.S.S. Siboney includes original items as separately catalogued: Archives 2006.012.0001 -Two items: Paris Leave 1919. With: flyer for Pantheon of the War exhibit. Photos 2006.012.0002 - Eight printed black-and-white photographic views of the U.S.S. Si

Image of Digital images of program for Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Dedication, Decoration Day, May 30, 1922. - Program

Digital images of program for Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Dedication, Decoration Day, May 30, 1922. - Program

Digital images of program for Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Dedication, Decoration Day, May 30, 1922. Original item: pamphlet ca. 9-1/2" wide x 12-1/2" high, [8] pages. PDF on file. Reference copy on file. pg [3] unveiling committee pg [4] program and honor roll (a list of Hoboken residents who died in World War I) pp [5-8] line-up of parade units

Image of Letter to Palmer Campbell of Hoboken on American Lead Pencil Co. letterhead from company official, Hoboken, Oct. 28, 1918. - Documents

Letter to Palmer Campbell of Hoboken on American Lead Pencil Co. letterhead from company official, Hoboken, Oct. 28, 1918. - Documents

Letter to Palmer Campbell of Hoboken on American Lead Pencil Company letterhead from a company official (signature not legible), Hoboken, October 28, 1918. Photocopy of letter. In a reply to a letter of the 25th from Campbell, the write sending his regrets he cannot attend a Committee on War [World War One] Work meeting due the the "enormous amount of our people being sick at the present time in nearly every department. We have over three hundred employees sick at the present time." The illness referred to was probably the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918.

Image of Sepia-tone photo of President Woodrow Wilson in motorcade on Washington St. between Newark & First Sts., Hoboken, July 8, 1919. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of President Woodrow Wilson in motorcade on Washington St. between Newark & First Sts., Hoboken, July 8, 1919. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of President Woodrow Wilson in motorcade on Washington Street between Newark and First Streets, Hoboken, July 8, 1919. Copy print. View is northeast. Hoboken Police members appear to be along side the vehicle. Source of original image not indicated. Sign for Wordelmann's Bakery at 95 Washington St. is seen through the windshield.

Image of Sepia-tone photo of Liberty Loan Parade on Washington St.between Newark and First Sts., Hoboken, ca. 1917. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of Liberty Loan Parade on Washington St.between Newark and First Sts., Hoboken, ca. 1917. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of World War One Liberty Loan Parade on Washington Street between Newark and First Streets, Hoboken, circa 1917. Copy print. Original image is from Hoboken Public Library Historical Image Collection no. 368. View is northeast from Hoboken City Hall with shops seen on the east side of the street. Wordelmann's Bakery is at 95 Washington St.; Prudential Outfitting Co. is at 97 Washington St. The marching unit seen is composed of boys in military dress with parade rifles.

Image of Two letters from Pierce Livingston, Fort Bliss, Texas, to his sister, Mrs. C. Deile (nee Tillie Livingston), 653 First St., Hoboken, Nov. & Dec. 1917. - Letter

Two letters from Pierce Livingston, Fort Bliss, Texas, to his sister, Mrs. C. Deile (nee Tillie Livingston), 653 First St., Hoboken, Nov. & Dec. 1917. - Letter

Two letters from Pierce Livingston, Fort Bliss, Texas, to Mrs. Charles]. Deile (nee Tillie Livingston), 653 First St., Hoboken, Nov. & Dec. 1917. Livingston was in Company G, 34th U.S. Infantry, U.S. Army as noted in letter 1 and the return address on letter 2 envelope. His rank was not given, but was probably then a private. Both letters are to "Sister Tillie" and signed "Brother Pierce." Letter 1, November 10, 1917, four pages, mostly discusses family matters, acknowledging items sent, photos he had taken, weather and clothing, a couple friends. "I received the [illegible] you sent me and have still got it, will try and keep it so when I look at will think of you and Old Hoboken." Als