Collection: John L. Ames papers

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John L. Ames papers

Identifier: ML-58


The papers of John L. Ames contain primarily correspondence from family and friends, as well as photographs, clippings, articles, newsletters and pamphlets. Ames carried on an extensive correspondence with Dartmouth classmates, military and civilian co-workers, young servicemen, family friends and even mere acquaintances. The collection is rich in diverse viewpoints on a variety of topics.


  • 1915 - 1980


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


14 linear ft. (11 boxes)

Language of Materials



John L. Ames (1895-1996), army officer and business man. Dartmouth College Class of 1916. Consist of correspondence, photographs, clippings, articles, newsletters and pamphlets relating to his career as an Army officer in World War I, II and beyond.

Custodial History

The Papers of John Lincoln Ames, Jr. were a gift from Mr. Ames to the Dartmouth College Library in 1985.

Related Materials

An alumni file is available for Colonel Ames, and there are several folders of letters from Ames included in the papers of Edmund Hendershot Booth.

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

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