Guide to the Fred Michael Fuecker Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fuecker, Fred Michael, 1895-1975
Title: Fred M. Fuecker papers
Dates: 1911-1955 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4.5 linear feet (10 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 514
Summary: Fred Michael Fuecker (1895-1975) served in the military from 1911-1955, including WWI and WWII. The collection consists of a World War I diary, administrative papers of the provost marshal of Los Angeles and Arizona, and of Service Command Unit 4910, Los Angeles (1942-1944), and seven photograph albums, (1911-1924), scrapbooks and mementos.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Fred Michael Fuecker (1895-1975) was born in Cold Springs, Minnesota. He enlisted in the Army in 1911, and by 1917 was Regimental Sergeant Major, 1st Minnesota Field Artillery. He was commissioned 1st lieutenant, F.A., Minnesota National Guard in 1917, and went to France, serving with the 151st Field Artillery, 42nd Division, A.E.F. After the war he was in the Field Artillery Reserve. In WWII he swerved with the Military Police Corps in Arizona, California and the Philippines. He retired in 1955.

Content Description

The collection consists of a World War I diary (1917-1919), administrative papers of the Provost Marshal, Los Angeles and Arizona, and of Service Command Unit 4910, Los Angeles (1942-1944), and seven albums of photographs (1911-1924), and mementos.

There is also a scrapbook made by the officers of the S.C. 21 4910 for Lt. Col Fuecker filled with correspondence, military memos, photographs of soldiers and places visited (the Phillippines), and mementos such as military patches and travel ephemera.

The photographs document the people and activities of Fuecker's military units.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Fred Micheal Fuecker papers, Ax 514, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff; Photographs processed by Normandy Helmer.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Additional Reference Guides :  

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Papers, 1911-1955
4.5 linear feet

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Photographs (PH098), 1911-1924
0.75 linear feet
Fuecker, Fred Michael, 1895-1975
4 PH098_0000: F. Batt. 1st USFA, 1911-1914
1.0 unknown
5 First Minnesota F.A., Mexican border, 1916 1916
6 Le Bonne France [1917-1918]
7 151 F.A. 42nd Rainbow Div, June 24, 1917 - May 1st 1918, AEF
8 Camp McClellan, Ala. 1918-1919
9 Camp Bragg, NC, February 18 - June 5, 1919
10 Camp and Quarters [146th Field Artillery, 1923-1924]

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  • Personal Names :
  • Fuecker, Fred Michael, 1895-1975
  • Subject Terms :
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Administrative records
    • Correspondence
    • Diaries
    • Photograph albums
    • Scrapbooks

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