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Fowler (Captain William H.) papers
M2098  
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Description
Collection of correspondence and photographs from William H. Fowler, who worked with the railroad in Russia and Northern China around the time of the Bolshevik Revolution.
Background
William H. Fowler was a civilian recruited to serve with the American Engineering Corps division of The Russian Railroad Service Corps (RRSC) American Expeditionary Force Siberia (in this case Manchuria). The American Expeditionary Forces were involved in the Russian Civil War in Vladivostok during World War I, and after the October Revolution from 1918 to 1920. The RRSC consisted of former U.S. civilian railway workers who were organized into a military-style unit with appropriate rank to operate railroads in support of Allied forces. This force supported the Russian Provisional Government In northwestern Russia. American Transportation Corps troops maintained the railways, but in Siberia, the RRSC carried out railway operations as well as maintenance. [Information from dealer description.]
Extent
2 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 flat box)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.