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Paul Charles Blum papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 900

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of letters, many written by Paul Blum to his family during his service in the U. S. Army Ambulance Service with the French army, 1918-1919. Further correspondence with numerous associates through the time of his death in 1981 is included, as well as memorabilia, a biography, and printed material.

Dates

  • 1858-1998

Creator

Language of Materials

The papers are in English, French, and German.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Robert S. Greene in this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paul Blum, 1976, and of Robert S. Greene, 1993-1995, 1999, 2005 and 2007.

Arrangement

Arranged by accession.

Extent

3.55 Linear Feet

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0900

Overview

The papers consist of letters, many written by Paul Blum to his family during his service in the U. S. Army Ambulance Service with the French army, 1918-1919. Further correspondence with numerous associates through the time of his death in 1981 is included, as well as memorabilia, a biography, and printed material.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Charles Blum was born on March 31, 1898, in Yokohama, Japan, and spent his childhood in Japan, Switzerland, France, and New York City. Blum was a private in the Yale R.O.T.C. and enlisted in the U. S. Ambulance Service in 1917. He was sent overseas in 1918, and served with the French army from March 1918 to March 1919. Blum was awarded the Croix de Guerre on August 12, 1918. He returned to the United States in 1919 and graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, in 1921. Following graduation, Blum was a literary agent and free-lance writer. He joined the Foreign Service during World War II, remaining until 1954. Blum retired to Japan, where he lived until his death in 1981.
Title
Guide to the Paul Charles Blum Papers
Author
compiled by Tawny Ryan Nelb and staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
October 1976
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • June 2007: finding aid revisiion description not supplied

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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