Otis L. Linn papers
SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION
The collection primarily consists of letters home written by Otis L. Linn while he was training and serving as a YMCA worker in France in 1918 and 1919. Most of the letters are to his immediate family including his wife Anna Ashmun Linn and four children, Ruth, James, Barbara, and Florence. Transcriptions of some of the letters are included. The collection also includes Otis L. Linn's pocket notebook, a transcribed copy of the notebook, and biographical information about Otis L. Linn's family.
- 1918-1919, 2009-2019
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
BIOGRAPHY OF OTIS L. LINN
Otis L. Linn was born in Mace, Indiana on February 2, 1881. He graduated from Wabash College in Indiana in 1904. In 1907, he graduated from McCormick Seminary in Chicago. He served with the YMCA in France in 1918 to 1919.
He died in 1957.
.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The collection includes a notebook and letters home written by Otis L. Linn while he was training and serving as a YMCA worker in France in 1918 and 1919.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the archives in 2019 by Otis Linn's grandson Linn Clawson.
Processed by Alex Bentley in 2023.
Includes accession number: Y20190509.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- France. Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Young Men's Christian associations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young Men's Christian associations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young Men's Christian associations -- Employees Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- OTIS L. LINN
- An Inventory of his Papers
- Alex Bentley
- February 2023
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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