Happy New Year!

Image of Paul B. Hendrickson in uniform.
Paul B. Hendrickson, 1917

We hope everyone had a nice break. We’re back and ready for researchers, if you’re able to drag yourself in. If you’d rather stay at home, we’ve got you covered.

Our hardworking student archivist, Trevor Egerton created a new online exhibit entitled: A Soldier’s Story: WWI Letters and Diaries of Paul B. Hendrickson

Image of Paul B. Hendrickson wearing a gas mask and holding a rifle with a bayonet.
Paul B Hendrickson at Camp Logan, 1917

It tells the story of Paul B. Hendrickson and includes an interactive map about his time here in Houston and in Europe. We hope you enjoy it.

2 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. What a fabulous exhibit. Congrats — and thanks — to Trevor. Diaries and letters/postcard are such wonderful records to have.

    I didn’t know what “froggie” might have referred to in the “Armistice Day …” section. A Google search leads me to believe it means a person from France (or, perhaps, a Parisian). Here’s a link to an extensive exploration into the origin of that term, which is considered to be derogatory/”mildly abusive”: https://poitoucharentesinphotos.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/why-do-the-english-refer-to-the-french-as-frogs/

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