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Dan Bartlett Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WUA-04-wua00180

This collection consists of various clothing articles, ephemeral materials, maps, photographs, and personal accouterments required by a World War I soldier.


  • Creation: 1917-1996


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


18.00 linear feet

21 boxes (1 drawer)

Biographical Information

Dan Bartlett was a junior at Washington University when he joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1917 in order to take part in the war already raging in Western Europe. Bartlett was trained at Fort Riley, Kansas and was later commissioned a lieutenant in Battery D, 340th Field Artillery, 164th Brigade, 89th Division of the U.S. Army. While serving in France, he was present when fellow Washington University student and artillery officer, Charles Duncker was felled. In this collection, we even have a piece of paper that was purportedly torn by the very shell fragments that killed Duncker. After the war, Bartlett became a St. Louis City Police Commissioner.

Method of Acquisition

This material donated to the University Archives by Bartlett’s family in 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Jay Kempen in November 2005.

Dan Bartlett Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 May 20: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495