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Clinton Mindil Collection on NYU Alumni in World War I

Call Number



1917-1939, inclusive
; 1923-1936, inclusive


Mindil, Clinton


0.5 Linear Feet in one manuscript box

Language of Materials

Materials primarily in English.


Clinton Mindil was commissioned with the task of compiling a list of those from New York University who had fought in World War I. Materials in this collection outline through correspondence the process of putting together such a War Record. The collection also includes an edited typescript of the compilation and photocopies of the correspondence and typescript.

Historical Note

After World War I, New York University created a compilation of names and short biographies of all the NYU students, alumni, and faculty who fought in the war. Clinton Mindil, a professor of English at NYU and in the Home Study Department at Columbia University, worked with the NYU Dean of Faculties, Marshall Snow, during the 1920s to put together a list with short biographical narratives of all the New York University students, alumni, and faculty involved in the war.

The War Record was intended for publication by the New York University Press but was never published.


The correspondence is arranged chronologically and the War Record manuscript is organized first by casualties, then alphabetically within University affiliation (council, faculty, and students are listed separately).

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of correspondence dating from 1917 to 1936 concerning the creation and status of the Records of Alumni and Students who Served in the World War and the edited typescript of the volume created in the 1920s. This volume lists all the NYU students, faculty, and alumni who served in World War I. Photocopies of the correspondence and typescript are also included.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use materials in the collection in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Clinton Mindil Collection on NYU Alumni in World War I ; MC 68; box number; folder number; New York University Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance is unknown.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Researchers must use access copies in folders 1-3.

Collection processed by

Claire Wolford

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 17:54:47 -0400.
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Language: Finding aid written in English

Processing Information

Processing decisions prior to November 2018 were not recorded.

Revisions to this Guide

November 2018: Edited by Jennifer E. Neal for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description


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