Guide to the Gary B. Hansen Photograph Collection
1915-1919

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hansen, Gary B.
Title: Gary B. Hansen Photograph Collection.
Dates: 1915-1919 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_P0384
Summary: This collection contains photographs that were taken by Clarence James (C.J.) Hansen during his service as a Lieutenant in the United States Army during WWI. Contents include an album with photographs taken in 1918 of Utah Agricultural College (now Utah State University), WWI training at Camp Stanley, Texas and the Saumur Artillery School, France, and the Gas School at Chaumont, France. The album consists of photographs of military life, weapons, and soldiers. This collection also contains a folder with three labeled photographs of the 3rd Battery in Leon Springs Training Camp taken February 2, 1918.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: Special.Collections@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

C.J. (Clarence James) Hansen: Clarence James Hansen was born on February 11, 1896 to Hans Peter Hansen and Mary Christina Nielsen Hansen in Salt Lake City, Utah. He entered Utah Agricultural College (now Utah State University) in Logan, Utah as a freshman in 1915. During his junior year in December 1917 he enlisted in the United States Army. In January 1918 he left for basic training at Camp Stanley in Texas and remained there until April 6, 1918. Upon completion of officer’s training, C.J. was transferred to the Saumur Artillery School in Saumur, France, where he stayed from May 20 - Aug. 3, 1918. Upon completion at Saumur, Second Lieutenant C.J. Hansen was transferred to Camp de Souge where he was assigned to the Battery C 130th Field Artillery through September 16, 1918. Between September through November 1918 C.J. was transferred multiple times, to: Saint Mihiel, Flirey, Pannes, Gas School at Chaumont, ArgonneForest, and Meuse-Argonne. On April 13, 1919 C.J. sailed from France and arrived in New York on April 23, 1919. C.J. returned and completed his education. On June 1, 1921 he married Lena Barker in Salt Lake City, Utah. Together, they had six children. He returned to Utah Agricultural College and received his Master of Science on June 2, 1928. He died on May 2, 1962 in Ogden, Utah.

Ruth Christe (Christy) Hansen Bruerton: was born on May 26, 1892 to Hans Peter Hansen and Mary Christina Nielsen Hansen in Salt Lake City, Utah. She enterednurses training at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, graduating in 1913. In the fall of 1915, she pursued post-graduate surgery training at the Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Upon completion of her training in NewYork, she extended her surgical studies at the Polyclinic Hospitalin New York, graduating in 1916. In 1917, while working as a nurse at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, she volunteered for service andreported to Camp Bowie in Fort Worth, Texas. Ruth was first sent to the Sheffield Warrencliff War Hospital near London to care for British soldiers. In July 1918 Ruth arrived in Rouen, France where she contracted dysentery while caring for German prisoners. Upon her recovery in the winterof 1919, she was transferred to Mars-Sur-Allien, France and then to Menton, France, and finally to Brest, France. She arrived home on June 19, 1920. She married Alfred Edward Bruerton on August 19, 1925. She died onMarch 25, 1979.

342nd Field Artillery: Lt. C.J. Hansen was assigned to the 342nd Field Artillery, 89th Division in January 1918. The 342nd Field Artilery was organized on September 5, 1917 at Camp Funton, Kansas under Col. George A. Nugent. The regiment left Camp Funston on June 3, 1918 and disembarked to Europe,landing in Liverpool on July 10, 1918. The regiment left for Camp de Souge on August 3rd and began a six week course at the School of Fire. During the course of WWI the regiment was position at: Toul, Menil-la-Tour, Bernecourt, Flirey, Essey, Pannes, Bouillonville, St. Mihiel, Nosard, and Boid de Mort Mare among other places.

Content Description

This collection contains photographs that were taken by Clarence James (C.J.) Hansen during his service as a Lieutenant in the United States Army during WWI. This collection consists of an album with photographs taken in 1918 of Utah Agricultural College (now Utah State University), WWI training at Camp Stanley, Texas and the Saumur Artillery School, France, and the Gas School at Chaumont, France. Included in the album are photographs of military life, weapons, and soldiers. This collection also contains a folder with three photographs of the 3rd Battery in Leon Springs Training Camp taken February 2, 1918 labeled with the last names of the members of the 3rd Battery. Two rolled photographs that are too tight to be unrolled without damage (which appear to be of WWI aerial training) have been removed for conservation treatment.

Other Descriptive Information

These photographs were removed from the Gary B. Hansen manuscript collection MSS 319 XI. Gary B. Hansen included some information on many of the photographs in the photo album. There are several photographs that do not include any background information; Gary Hansen included his guess as to what they might be or did not provide an explanation on them. All of the photographs outside of the United States were taken in France.There are some preservation concerns with the WWI aerial photographs which are wound up and brittle.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Gary B. Hansen must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: P0384; Gary B. Hansen Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:P0384, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

This collection is divided into three categories, C.J. Hansen’s photo album, a folder of three photographs of the 3rd Battery in Leon Springs Training Camp, and the one WWI aerial training photograph.

Processing Note :  

Processed in January of 2009

Acquisition Information :  

This collection was donated by Gary B. Hansen, son of C.J. Hansen.

Related Materials :  

Gary B. Hansen manuscript collection MSS 319 XI.

Custodial History :  

Material collected by the Hansen family.


Detailed Description of the Collection

1.01.01: F.A. Band at Fort Kearney. 1918
1.01.02: Clarke of Ogden and C.J. Hansen. 1918
1.01.03: Unidentified man in front of a house. 1918
1.01.04: H.F. Caufman. 1918
1.01.05: Old Main, Logan, Utah. 1915
1.01.06: Logan Tabernacle 1918
1.01.07: ROTC Logan, Utah. 1918
1.01.08: Adele Nassner, Friend of Esther Hansen. 1918
1.01.09: Florence West, Friend of Ruth Hansen. 1918
1.01.10: Esther Hansen and Adele Nassner. 1918
1.01.11: Trix Nielsen. 1918
1.01.12: Sim's son, C.J. Hansen's cousin. 1918
1.01.13: Florence West. 1918
1.01.14: View of railroad track in Weber Canyon. 1918
1.01.15: View of Weber Canyon. 1918
1.01.16: View of Weber Canyon. 1918
1.01.17: View of Weber Canyon. 1918
1.01.18: Railroad tracks in Weber Canyon. 1918
1.01.19: Railroad tracks in Weber Canyon. 1918
1.01.20: Ammunitions training at Camp Stanley. 1918
1.01.21: Drilling practice at Camp Stanley. 1918
1.01.22: View of targets for target practice at Camp Stanley. 1918
1.01.23: Two soldiers cutting down a tree at Camp Stanley. 1918
1.01.24: Two soldiers in front of a rock pile at Camp Stanley. 1918
1.01.25: Two soldiers at Camp Stanley. 1918
1.01.26: Rows of barracks at Camp Stanley. 1918
1.01.27: Three soldiers sitting in the shade at Camp Stanley. 1918
1.01.28: Three soldiers sitting on a rock pile at Camp Stanley. 1918
1.01.29: Four soldiers at Camp Stanley. 1918
1.01.30: Fire in an unidentified forest. 1918
1.01.31: Unidentified woman. 1918
1.01.32: Unidentified people on a sidewalk. 1918
1.01.33: Unidentified people in front of an electric office. 1918
1.01.34: Unidentified building. 1918
1.01.35: Unidentified street with palm trees and cars. 1918
1.01.36: The Alamo. 1918
1.01.37: Soldiers digging trenches. 1918
1.01.38: Unidentified building. 1918
1.01.39: Four unidentified soldiers. 1918
1.01.40: Unidentified landscape. 1918
1.01.41: Three soldiers with horses. 1918
1.01.42: Unidentified soldier. 1918
1.01.43: Unidentified landscape. 1918
1.01.44: Barracks. 1918
1.01.45: Lou Rowe in his military uniform. 1918
1.01.46: Barracks. 1918
1.01.47: Soldiers waiting in line. 1918
1.01.48: Unidentified landscape. 1918
1.01.49: Four soldiers in a training field. 1918
1.01.50: Unidentified soldier flexing his muscles. 1918
1.01.51: Four soldiers. 1918
1.01.52: Unidentified railroad tracks. 1918
1.01.53: Unidentified landscape. 1918
1.01.54: Soldiers training with canons. 1918
1.01.55: C.J. Hansen with soldiers. 1918
1.01.56: C.J. Hansen with soldiers on a road. 1918
1.01.57: C.J. Hansen's barrack. 1918
1.01.58: Four soldiers with horses. 1918
1.01.59: Four soldiers on horses. 1918
1.01.60: Three soldiers in a drill. 1918
1.01.61: Soldiers walking across a bridge. 1918
1.01.62: Soldier on a horse. 1918
1.01.63: H.L. "Dad" Gleason in California. 1917
1.01.64: Soldier behind a dummy. 1918
1.01.65: Soldiers behind dummies. 1918
1.01.66: Herbert Lester "Dad" Gleason. 1918
1.01.67: Soldiers standing in front of canons. 1918
1.01.68: Soldiers in formation. 1918
1.01.69: Soldiers with horses and canons. 1918
1.01.70: Soldiers standing in formation with horses and canons. 1918
1.01.71: Unidentified landscape. 1918
1.01.72: Soldiers and horses. 1918
1.01.73: Unidentified soldier in front of a rock pile. 1918
1.01.74: Soldiers and horses. 1918
1.01.75: Car on an unidentified road. 1918
1.01.76: C.J. Hansen underneath a tree. 1918
1.01.77: Soldier writing. 1918
1.01.78: Soldiers in a tent. 1918
1.01.79: Soldier on a bed. 1918
1.01.80: Soldiers sitting in front of a building. 1918
1.01.81: Tree. 1918
1.01.82: Soldier sitting on the ground. 1918
1.01.83: Soldier with horse. 1918
1.01.84: Soldier next to a canon wheel. 1918
1.01.85: C.J. Hansen. 1918
1.01.86: Soldiers on horses. 1918
1.01.87: Soldier on horse. 1918
1.01.88: Unidentified soldier. 1918
1.01.89: Soldier sitting on a canon. 1918
1.01.90: Three soldiers. 1918
1.01.91: C.J. Hansen, Crookston, and soldier. 1918
1.01.92: Shooting range. 1918
1.01.93: Barracks. 1918
1.01.94: Three soldiers. 1918
1.01.95: Mule with cart and soldiers. 1918
1.01.96: Soldiers marching. 1918
1.01.97: Soldiers waiting in line. 1918
1.01.98: Unidentified buildings. 1918
1.01.99: Unidentified buildings. 1918
1.01.100: Unidentified soldier. 1918
1.01.101: Soldiers on a railroad track. 1918
1.01.102: Two soldiers. 1918
1.01.103: Unidentified soldier. 1918
1.01.104: Unidentified landscape. 1918
1.01.105: Soldiers and horses in line. 1918
1.01.106: Soldiers sitting on a caisson. 1918
1.01.107: Unidentified landscape. 1918
1.01.108: C.J. Hansen and soldiers during a gas drill in France. 1918
1.01.109: C.J. Hansen and soldiers wearing gas masks in France. 1918
1.01.110: Unidentified soldier. 1918
1.01.111: Two soldiers on bicycles in a French street. 1918
1.01.112: Unidentified street in France. 1918
1.01.113: Soldiers posing . 1918
1.01.114: Unidentified building in France. 1918
1.01.115: Two soldiers. 1918
1.01.116: Aeriel view of a military formation, France. 1918
1.01.117: Soldier in front of a French road sign. 1918
1.01.118: Unidentified chateau in France. 1918
1.01.119: Soldier eating an American buiscuit. 1918
1.01.120: Soldiers with surveying equipment. 1918
1.01.121: Soldiers around a table. 1918
1.01.122: Soldier playing cards. 1918
1.01.123: Soldier on a bed. 1918
1.01.124: Unidentified building in France. 1918
1.01.125: Soldiers with a little girl in France. 1918
1.01.126: Unidentified buildings and chateau in France. 1918
1.01.127: Train. 1918
1.01.128: Soldiers with local children, France. 1918
1.01.129: Unidentified location in France. 1918
1.01.130: Unidentified bridge in France. 1918
1.01.131: Soldier with local children, France. 1918
1.10.132: Local French women. 1918
1.01.133: Aerial view of an unidentified city in France. 1918
1.01.134: Unidentified Chateau in France. 1918
1.01.135: Three soldiers at a French cafe. 1918
1.01.136: Unidentified buildings in France. 1918
1.01.137: Boat. 1918
1.01.138: Unidentified building with the American flag in France. 1918
1.01.139: Three soldiers and a child at a French cafe. 1918
1.01.140: Three soldiers on a French bridge. 1918
1.01.141: Aerial view of an unidentified location in France. 1918
1.01.142: Soldiers and a canon. 1918
1.01.143: Local French children. 1918
1.01.144: Back view of three soldiers. 1918
1.01.145: soldiers in France. 1918
1.01.146: Soldiers surrounding a canon. 1918
1.01.147: Soldiers with bikes. 1918
1.01.148: Soldiers on a train. 1918
1.01.149: Soldiers. 1918
1.01.150: Train. 1918
1.01.151: Soldiers on a train. 1918
1.01.152: Soldier in front of sandbags. 1918
1.01.153: Soldiers around a canon. 1918
1.01.154: Soldiers and a canon. 1918
1.01.155: Soldier in front of sandbags. 1918
1.01.156: Soldiers and a canon. 1918
1.01.157: C.J. Hansen in front of sandbags. 1918
1.01.158: C.J. Hansen and other soldiers in front of sandbags. 1918
1.01.159: Soldiers in a field. 1918
1.01.160: Soldiers on a bicycle next to an airplane. 1918
1.01.161: C.J. Hansen and another soldier with a canon. 1918
1.01.162: Tents. 1918
1.01.163: Soldiers with a canon. 1918
1.01.164: C.J. Hansen and his gun crew. 1918
1.01.165: Local French woman. 1918
1.01.166: Two French children. 1918
1.01.167: French man. 1918
1.01.168: French children. 1918
1.01.169: Women and cows at Ernecourt, France. 1918
1.01.170: Man and woman at Bonnetable, France. 1918
1.01.171: French man. 1918
1.01.172: Two canons and soldiers. 1918
1.01.173: Unidentified French square. 1918
1.01.174: French women and child. 1918
1.01.175: Unidentified French park and building. 1918
1.01.176: Unidentified French park. 1918
1.01.177: Soldier smoking a cigarette. 1918
1.01.178: C.J. Hansen in front of a barrack. 1918
1.01.179: Two soldiers outside a barrack. 1918
1.01.180: Soldier outside a barrack. 1918
1.01.181: Two soldiers outside a barrack. 1918
1.01.182: Two soldiers pointing to names etched on a barrack wall. 1918
1.01.183: Two French children with a woman. 1918
1.01.184: French boy. 1918
1.01.185: French boy. 1918
1.01.186: French girl. 1918
1.01.187: French woman with a bicycle. 1918
1.01.188: French man and his mule cart. 1918
1.01.189: French boy. 1918
1.01.190: Unidentified landmark in France. 1918
1.01.191: French women. 1918
1.01.192: French man. 1918
1.01.193: French woman. 1918
1.01.194: C.J. Hansen on the front near Benny, France. 1918
1.01.195: Horseshoers B-C. 1918
1.01.196: Powell and Condie in France. 1918
1.01.197: At Eschelon, St. Comstock in charge. 1918
1.01.198: American wagons. 1918
1.01.199: Commisar. 1918
1.01.200: Grub wagon. 1918
1.01.201: Wrecked town of Dommeden. 1918
1.01.202: American soldiers in Action, France. 1918
1.01.203: Mess outfit. 1918
1.01.204: Concealed guns. 1918
1.01.205: Soldiers in action. 1918
1.01.206: K.P. and other soldiers. 1918
1.01.207: Soldiers. 1918
1.01.208: P.C. Williams in St. Miheil, France. 1918
1.01.209: Soldiers marching to Germany. 1918
1.01.210: Unidentified battle front. 1918
1.01.211: Unidentified frong. 1918
1.01.212: Unidentified location. 1918
1.01.213: Soldier at Mt. Sec. 1918
1.01.214: C.J. Hansen's railroad to guns. 1918
1.01.215: In front of Dommeden. 1918
1.01.216: Mt. Sec.. 1918
1.01.217: Soldiers in action. 1918
1.01.218: Town of Mt. Sec.. 1918
1.01.219: Town of Mt. Sec.. 1918
1.01.220: P.C. Williams. 1918
1.01.221: Front line. 1918
1.01.222: Observation Post. 1918
1.01.223: Mt. Sec.. 1918
1.01.224: Our air defense. 1918
1.01.225: P.C. Williams. 1918
1.01.226: C.J. Hansen. 1918
1.01.227: Ammunition dump at Verdun. 1918
1.01.228: Gun #2 firing a box of gunpowder. 1918
1.01.229: Railway artillery position near Verdun. 1918
1.01.230: In position near Verdun. 1918
1.01.231: Discharge of gun #4. 1918
1.01.232: Row of canons 1918
1.01.233: Soldier with ammunution. 1918
1.01.234: Unidentified soldier. 1918
1.01.235: Group of soldiers in front of a building. 1918
1.01.236: Unidentified street. 1918
1.01.237: Unidentified soldier. 1918
1.01.238: Soldiers doing exercises in winter. 1918
1.01.239: Soldiers in their barrack. 1918
1.01.240: Two soldiers. 1918
1.01.241: C.J. Hansen. 1918
1.01.242: Two soldiers in front of a train. 1918
1.01.243: Building. 1918
1.01.244: Soldiers boarding a train. 1918
1.01.245: Unidentified Soldier. 1918
1.01.246: Field. 1918
1.01.247: Soldiers in formation. 1918
1.01.248: Two soldiers standing by a motorcycle. 1918
1.01.249: Two soldiers on a motorcycle. 1918
1.01.250: Two soldiers in front of a wagon. 1918
1.01.251: Soldiers in front of a train. 1918
1.01.252: Unidentified street in Europe. 1918
1.01.253: Soldier in front of a caisson. 1918
1.01.254: Soldiers boarding a train. 1918
1.01.255: Soldiers in front of a motorcycle. 1918
1.01.256: Unidentified soldier. 1918
1.01.257: Unidentified building. 1918
1.01.258: Soldiers in a line. 1918
1.01.259: Two soldiers on a motorcycle. 1918
1.01.260: Soldiers in formation. 1918
1.01.261: Soldiers outside in winter. 1918
1.01.262: Unidentified railroad platform. 1918
1.01.263: Two soldiers leaning against a stone wall. 1918
1.01.264: Unidentified street. 1918
1.01.265: Soldiers riding horses. 1918
1.01.266: Soldiers in front of a train car. 1918
1.01.267: Soldiers outside in winter. 1918
1.01.268: Soldiers in front of wagon. 1918
1.01.269: Unidentified soldier. 1918
1.01.270: Unidentified building. 1918
1.01.271: Two unidentified soldiers. 1918
1.01.272: Lt. Vass on front. 1918
1.01.273: American and French burial sites at Verdun. 1918
1.01.274: Two American burial spots in Argonne, France. 1918
1.01.275: Unidentified bridge. 1918
1.01.276: Sommediene. 1918
1.01.277: Fox at Sommediene. 1918
1.01.278: C.J. Hansen's bunk at Sommediene. 1918
1.01.279: German prisoners at Sommediene. 1918
1.01.280: Sommediene. 1918
1.01.281: Kitchen crew at Ernecourt. 1918
1.01.282: Bob at Ernecourt. 1918
1.01.283: Calwell and Sgt. Hyram. 1918
1.01.284: McSean and Noble at Ernecourt. 1918
1.01.285: Captain M.C. at Ernecourt. 1918
1.01.286: Rambo at Ernecourt. 1918
1.01.287: Voss at Ernecourt. 1918
1.01.288: Ernecourt barn and house. 1918
1.01.289: Group of soldiers at Commercy. 1918
1.01.290: Soldiers walking in Commercy. 1918
1.01.291: Soldiers playing football at Commercy. 1918
1.01.292: Soldiers playing football at Commercy. 1918
1.01.293: Unidentified road in Bonnetable. 1918
1.01.294: Soldiers at a railroad station in Ernecourt. 1918
1.01.295: Two soldiers standing on a road in France. 1918
1.01.296: Soldiers enroute from Ernecourt to Bonnetable. 1918
1.01.297: Chateau at Bonnetable. 1918
1.01.298: Soldiers carrying flags at Bonnetable. 1918
1.01.299: A still at Bonnetable 1918
1.01.300: Worhouse at Bonnetable. 1918
1.01.301: American soldiers policing in Bonnetable. 1918
1.01.302: Outside Bonnetable. 1918
1.01.303: Albert Surpremont in uniform. 1918
1.01.304: Cootie Kaufman enroute to Brest>. 1918
1.01.305: toward Brest. 1918
1.01.306: Voss at Brest. 1918
1.01.307: Camp in Brest. 1918
1.01.308: Pontenegau Barracks at Brest. 1918
1.01.309: Four army nurses and one soldier 1918
1.01.310: Ruth C. Hansen and another nurse. 1918
1.01.311: Brest, France. 1918
1.01.312: Aboard the Cleveland (old name) Mobile (new name). 1918
1.01.313: New York Committee of Welcome. 1918
1.01.314: Utah Artillery and Band in Review at Camp Kearney, March 29, 1918. 1918 March 29
1.02.01: Soldiers next to an air rifle. 1918
1.02.02: View of Samur Artillery Academy, France from the chateau. 1918 June
1.02.03: Samur Artillery School, France 1918 May 21 to August 1
1.02.04: Chateau from the middle of river bridge across from Samur Artillery School, France. 1918
1.02.05: Photograph of the 3rd Battery Leon Springs Training Camp with last names. 1918 February 4
1.02.06: Photograph of the 3rd Battery Leon Springs Training Camp without names. 1918 February 4
1.02.07: Photograph of the 3rd Battery Leon Springs Training Camp without names. 1918 February 4
1.03.01: Aerial training photograph. 1918

Subjects

  • Soldiers--United States--Photographs
  • Camp Stanley (Tex.)--Photographs
  • Hansen, C.J. (Clarence James), 1896-1962--Photographs
  • Leon Springs (Tex.)--Photographs
  • United States--Armed Forces--Photographs
  • United States--Army--Artillery--Photographs
  • United States--Army--Drill and tactics--Photographs
  • United States--Army--Field Artillery, 342nd--Photographs
  • United States--Army--History--World War, 1914-1918--Photographs
  • World War, 1914-1918--Photographs

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