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American Field Service application records

Call Number: MS 1930
Scope and Contents
The American Field Service Application Records comprise the history of an application filed in 1990 by American Field Service veterans of World War II for retroactive recognition as United States Army servicemen by the Pentagon under provisions of the G.I. Bill of 1977. The collection also contains research materials and publications relating to the history of the American Field Service during both world wars. The records, comprised of original documents, as well as photocopies thereof, were amassed by Joseph Porter Brinton, III, an ambulance driver with the American Field Service during World War II, who compiled a guide for their use.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the American Field Service has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact

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 Joseph Porter Brinton, III, 2008 and 2018.
The materials are arranged in three parts and one addition: I. Main business file (original box designation B), II. Main writing file (original box designation E), and III. Boxed volume files (original box designation VB). Within these parts, the materials are arranged as received from the donor. The donor's original box designations have been preserved in the inventory of the collection, and the donor's summary of the contents of each original box (with the exception of the VB boxes) is in the first folder within the original box designations.
Majority of material found within 1985 - 1995
24.34 Linear Feet (34 boxes)
Related Names
Brinton, Joseph Porter
Language of Materials