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Records of an oral history project done with local veterans of the American Expeditionary Force, North Russia, 1918-1919 ("Polar Bears"). The collection also contains general background materials pertaining to the Polar Bears. Includes audiotape cassettes and interview transcripts for Levi Bartels, Walter Bushaw (RESTRICTED), Cleo Merritt Colburn, Charles W. Grace, Russell W. Hershberger, Radus H. Kemperman, Frederick M. Kooyers, Alfred M. Larsen, Floyd Lewis, Rudolph Marxer, George Petropolous, Martin Rotman, James Siplon, Albert J. Slagh, and John Volkers (RESTRICTED). Collection also includes articles, bibliographies, diaries, clippings, photographs, microfilm and a book. (Digital)

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