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Ernest Meyer collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0947

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers related to Ernest Meyer's time spent in the U.S. military during World War I. The papers include telegrams, a roster, instructional materials, mess accounts, and other ephemera.

Oversize material includes comprises 4 certificates from the South Side Turnverein in Indianapolis (1911-1922) and World War I-related material, including a broadside for the 149th Field Hospital, 113th Sanitary Train (1917) and a publication, "The World's Greatest War," which contains chronology and maps (OBD020).


  • 1911-1922



Materials in English and German.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Ernest Meyer was a World War I veteran. He received his training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. It is most likely that he was part of the 149th Field Hospital and the 113th Sanitary Train in the 78th Division of the American Expeditionary Forces, probably of the National Guard.


0.11 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 extra-large oversize folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana State Museum of a donation from Mrs. Ernest Meyer on 1969/08/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Finding aid created in 1998 by Jennifer Born. EAD finding aid created on 2016/06/04 by Lauren Patton. Oversize collection reprocessed 2022/03/18 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2022/03/18 by Lauren Patton; 2022/06/06; 2022/11/14 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.