University of Pennsylvania in World War I

This subject guide was created in 2013 by Rebecca Sokolow, University Archives Summer Research Fellow and an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania
August 2013

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 20 Records, UPC 14

Box 1
This collection contains laboratory records, correspondence, minutes of post exchange of Base Hospital No. 20 during World War I.


General Administration Records, UPA 3

Box 118, Hospital of the A. E. F. in France, No. 1-3; Box 119, Base Hospital No. 20, No. 1-4, Base Hospital No. 20, Roster of enlisted men
These files document the participation of members of the University in the medical services of the hospital of the American Expeditionary Forces (A. E. F.) in France, as well as Base Hospital No. 20. All of the medical officers and much of the staff of Base Hospital No. 20 came from Penn’s medical school and the University’s hospital, and thus Penn played a large role in running Base Hospital No. 20.


Office of the Recorder, UPA 9

Box 3, World War I Clippings, Base Hospital #20 (FF 3), World War I Clippings, General (FF 4), World War I Writings (FF 13), Base Hospital No. 20, by Sergeant George F. Kearney, M.D., N.A.
FF 3 contains clippings from Philadelphia newspapers that discuss Base Hospital No. 20, and Penn’s participation in running that hospital. FF 4 contains more newspaper clippings, some of which include information about the war service of Penn medical officers. FF 13 contains a description of the formation of Base Hospital No. 20, along with lists of those who worked there, written by Sergeant George F. Kearney, a member of the College class of 1917 who was mobilized as part of that hospital.