John Wilson Photographs
Scope and Contents
The John Wilson Photographs collection consists of over 400 printed photographs with captions, negatives, and glass lantern slides. The collection also includes four small paper photo albums. The photographs document the work of US Expeditionary Force in North Russia in 1919. The captions retain John Wilson's original spellings. The North Russia Transportation Corps Expeditionary Forces, consisting of the 167th (Operations) and 168th (Maintenance) companies, were sent to Murmansk in March and April 1819 to operate and maintain the Murmansk Railway.
- Creation: 1919
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has not been transferred to Texas Christian
Some images are copyright Underwood and Underwood.
Biographical / Historical
John E. Wilson served as chaplain to the North Russia Transportation Corps Expeditionary Forces in 1919. The Corps repaired and maintained the railroad between Murmansk and Soroka, Russia during the Allied intervention against the Communist revolutionary government in Russia. While in service John Wilson took photographs that he then sold to his fellow soldiers and to news sources back in the United States. In addition, he included some of the photographs in a book he edited titled "Arctic Antics of the North Russia Transportation Corps Expedition of the U.S. Army."
2.5 Linear feet (Four Hollinger boxes, one small box of glass slides.)
Language of Materials
Arranged in three seriess: Photographs, Slides, Photographic Negatives. John Wilson's original numbering system was retained.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of John Wilson, 1977
- Guide to the John Wilson Photographs
- Kerri Menchaca
- March 2016
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