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Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) Papers, ca. 1919-1945
(1.5 Linear feet) 3 archives boxes
Collection number: MA.00271

Abstract:
Papers of Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) relating to his military service in World War I and his later life. Includes diaries, photographs, correspondence, certificates, clippings, and ephemera.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Joseph Gerald Cole was born in New York City in 1894 and attended Stuyvesant High School, Amherst College (1915), Columbia University (1916) and the Sorbonne, Paris (1919). During and after World War I he served in the Coast Artillery Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1922, receiving numerous military honors. He was employed in banking and business ventures in Europe and the U.S.; from 1942 to 1944 he served as special assistant to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. During World War II he served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), an intelligence service that was the predecessor of the CIA. Cole was a senior economic analyst for the U.S. government until his retirement in 1960.

Scope and Contents

Papers of Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) relating to his military service in World War I and his later life. Includes diaries, photographs, correspondence, certificates, clippings, and ephemera.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection: [Identification of item], in Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed: 1979 Apr by JCD. Finding aid: 2012 Feb prepared by Lauren Delapenha (AC 2015E), Student Assistant


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English
Related Material

Alumni Biographical Files – Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915)


Contents List
Photographs, record of military service, certificates awarding Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) the honors of several governments, correspondence, memoranda (U.S. Army) from World War I
n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Mailing envelope labeled “Finland, Estonia, Russia, Constantinople, 1919-1920” containing postcards, newspaper clippings; mailing envelope labeled “Application and appointment, May 11, 1945; correspondence from June 1944 containing photographs, correspondence, personal papers
ca. 1919-1945

Box 1: folder 2
Mailing envelope labeled “Pershing’s Report and Maps – November 1918” containing packet of maps; newspaper clippings, theatre programs, portion of a printed play script, correspondence from Foreign Service
ca. 1918

Box 1: folder 3
Passports, A.E.F. identity card, vaccination certificates
n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
Ca. 31 diaries, 1 address book, 2 framed photographs
n.d.

Box 2
Several photogravures, 1 large photograph, 1 large certificate
n.d.

Box 3

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