Fenton Family letters
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.
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.
2 folders, including 103 letters
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.