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Fenton Family letters

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [A 037] 1
Identifier: A 037

Scope and Contents

Katherine Lucas Fenton collection of letters from Ralph A. Fenton and William D. Fenton, American Expeditionary Force. The letters are addressed to Mrs. W. D. Fenton of Portland, Oregon, mother of the two soldiers.


  • 1918-1919


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Mrs. W. D. (Katherine L.) Fenton of Portland, Oregon, was the mother of the two soldiers. Ralph Albert Fenton (1880-1958) was a surgeon with the 3rd Army; William D. Fenton, Katherine's husband, was a sergeant at Base Hospital 46, Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, France.


0.1 linear feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



Ralph and William D. Fenton were soldiers in the American Expeditionary Force. Letters are written to Mrs. W.D. Fention of Portland, Oregon.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to the Fenton Family at Special Collections and University Archives include: Katherine L. Fenton letter, CA 1926 Oct 30; Katherine Lucas Fenton scrapbook, CA F 367.

Physical Description

2 folders, including 103 letters

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Fenton Family Letters
Complete Description
University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team, Amanda Steele, and Chasmodai Cassidy
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA