Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Mauck mss., 1917-1919, are the World War I diaries and photographs of Robert Guthrie Mauck. A native of Gibson County, Indiana, he served in a motor transport unit in Kentucky, Texas, and Georgia. Born October 31, 1892, the son of Patrick Marshall and Isadore Redman Mauck, Robert G. Mauck graduated from Owensville High School in 1911. He farmed with his father until he joined the army in 1917 at Fort Zachary Taylor at Louisville, Kentucky. After his discharge in 1919 he established a car, truck, tractor repair business in Owensville, Indiana from which he retired in 1959. In 1944 he married Iva Stewart Newman (1900- 1995). He died Aug. 29, 1980.

The material consists of three diaries, three panoramic photographs (Camp Zachary Taylor in Kentucky in 1917, Fort Bliss, Texas, ca. 1917-1918, Camp Hancock in Georgia in 1918), one album of 190 photos with pictures of camp and many unidentified friends, two dog tags, a motor transport pin, his corporal certificate, his official discharge paper, and a war risk insurance paper. The Conservation Department MUST be present for handling of the panoramic photos in this collection.

A more complete inventory is filed in the Vertical file: Mauck mss.

Collection size: 12 items

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