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National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
35th and 89th Division World War I Unit Histories

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National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

Introduction

The founders of the National World War I Museum, originally known as the Liberty Memorial Museum, began collecting in 1920. The Museum collections cover the entire war from the first shots in 1914 to the last attempts at peace in 1919. All the nations involved, reflecting both the battlefield and the home front, are represented.

Over 156,000 Missourians served in World War I, and many of them served in either the 35th or 89th Divisions. The 89th Division, called the "Middle West Division," formed and began its training at Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas, in August 1917. Its members came from Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and South Dakota. In France, the Division participated in the Battle of Saint-Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. The 35th Infantry Division was organized at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, in August 1917. Its members came from the National Guards of Missouri and Kansas. In France, the 35th Division participated in the Battle of Saint-Mihiel, the Meuse-Argonne, Vauquois and Sommedieue.

The Collection

The 35th and 89th Division World War I Unit Histories is comprised of rosters and divisional histories related to the service of Missourians during World War I.

Rights and Reproductions

Copyright is in the public domain. Items reproduced for publication should carry the credit line: Courtesy of the National World I Museum, Kansas City, Missouri. To order a reproduction or inquire about permissions, contact the archivist at: (816) 888-8121 or email [jcasey@theworldwar.org]

How to Use This Collection

This collection consists of scanned pages of books and pamphlets. They can be viewed by browsing the collection or searching for specific names or keywords using the search feature below. Individual Divisions or Regiments can be browsed using the drop-down menu below.

Additional Resources

For further research requests, please visit www.theworldwar.org for information on the National World War I Museum and its collection.

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