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Camp Greene Base Hospital photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS0442

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two circuit photographs of Camp Greene's Base Hospital in 1917; photographed by THE MOONS Commercial and Home Photographers, of Charlotte, NC.

Dates

  • 1917

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The United States government established Camp Greene upon entering World War I in 1917. Initial construction began on July 23, with completion on August 28; expansion continued throughout the war. Located on farmland near Sloan's Ferry and Tuckaseegee roads southwest of Charlotte, the camp took its name from the Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene and served a primary role in mobilizing and training troops. Expansion took the site from an initial 2,340 acres to over 6,000. Almost 2,000 buildings housed between 30,000 and 60,000 soldiers during its eighteen months of operation. The base hospital was one of the largest units attached to Camp Greene, covering sixty acres with accommodations for up to 1,000 patients. Demobilization began following the declaration of peace in November, 1918, and the camp officially closed in March, 1919. [For additional information, see Miriam Grace Mitchell and Edward Spaulding Perzel, The Echo of the Bugle Call: Charlotte's Role in World War I (1979); the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission's survey and research report on the James C. Dowd House; and the file on Camp Greene in the UNC Charlotte Special Collections Vertical File.]

Extent

4 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

The collection consists of two circuit photographs of Camp Greene's Base Hospital in 1917; photographed by THE MOONS Commercial and Home Photographers, of Charlotte, NC.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Jack Dillard, in September 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert A. McInnes, 2011.
Title
Camp Greene Base Hospital photographs
Status
Completed
Date
September 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated