The Repairman
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The Repairman

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: United States. Army. Motor Transport Corps.
Title: The Repairman
Dates: 1919
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1585

Biographical/Historical Note

General Order No. 75 formed the Motor Transport Corps (M.T.C.) out of the Quartermaster Corps on August 15, 1918 to fight in World War I. Men who worked for automotive manufacturers in the United States were recruited to this new corps. The corps defined motor vehicles as bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, trailers and trucks.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains issue Number 5 of Volume 1 of a weekly camp newspaper entitled The Repairman. It was published in Neufchateau, France on April 16, 1919 by U.S. servicemen in overhaul Park No. 731 of the Motor Transport Corps of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). The newspaper is 8 pages long. It was probably brought home by serviceman, Votelle Barron, from Thomaston, Georgia in Upson County.

Index Terms

Neufchâteau (France)
United States. Army--Military life.
United States. Army. Motor Transport Corps.
World War, 1914-1918--France.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

According to the donor Votelle Barron, a U.S. serviceman from Thomaston, Georgia, probably brought this newspaper from France back to the United States.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], The Repairman, MS 1585, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Becky Rudisell, 1997.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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1 The Repairman, 1919