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Vernon Kniptash, World War I diary

 Collection — Folder: S3232
Identifier: S3232

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of a manuscript of a diary covering Kniptash's years of service from enlistment to discharge (April 1917 to May 1919). It was published in 2009 by Oklahoma University Press as "On the Western Front with the Rainbow Division: a World War I Diary".


  • 1917-1919

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Vernon Kniptash (1887-1987) was an Indianapolis architectural drafsman and a private in the Headquarters Company of the 150th Field Artillery Batallion of the 42nd (Rainbow) Division of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.


0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Bruce Geelhoed on 2000/08/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/06/22 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/22 by Lauren Patton.
Vernon Kniptash, World War I diary
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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