Marvin E. Mapes Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Marvin E. Mapes collection
circa 1917
0.1 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Marvin E. Mapes was born on December 12, 1893 in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Western State Normal School and in 1917 was the superintendent of schools in Dorr, Michigan. He was a member of Company B, 301st Tank Battalion during World War I. He was killed in action in France on September 29, 1918 during the Somme offensive and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. (Source: World War I draft card and Find-A-Grave website)

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Scope and Contents note

The Marvin E. Mapes collection contains five postcards of Camp Robinson, Wisconsin. Camp Robinson was later renamed Fort McCoy. Three postcards show the lay out and buildings of the camp. The buildings have been identified by Mapes. There are two postcards showing 4.7 inch guns. There is also a portrait of Marvin E. Mapes in uniform.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 2014

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Fred House.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Postcards

Geographic Name(s)

  • Fort McCoy (Wis.)

Personal Name(s)

  • House, Fred, Mrs.
  • Mapes, Marvin E., 1893-1918


  • World War, 1914-1918

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Collection Inventory


Postcards circa 1917