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Collection of Rudolph H. Ruge

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS R302


The collection includes two oversized black and white photographs of Rudolph Ruge's WWI Army unit. It also includes a photocopy of Ruge's honorable discharge and enlistment record.


  • Creation: 1919


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Rudolph H. Ruge

Rudolph Ruge was born in Hancock, Iowa in 1894. He married sometime before enlisting as a soldier in the United States Army in Holton, Kansas at the age of 24. He served in World War I from 1918 until 1919 when he was discharged at Camp Funston, Kansas.


1 folder ; 59 cm x 90 cm

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Scope and Contents

The collection of Rudolph Ruge consists of two black and white photographs taken of Ruge's army unit which served in World War I. One photograph is of his local unit, captioned "Co[mpany] 'D' 338th M[i]ch[igan] Gun Bn[Battalion?] A[merican] E[xpeditionary] F[orces] (A.E.F.), June 17, 1919." The other photograph includes Ruge's unit and shows a ship of soldiers captioned "A.E.F. Arriving Newport News, Va, June 4, 1919." Also included in the collection is a photocopy of Ruge's honorable discharge papers, which specify personal information as well as his service record.

Physical Location

RH MS R302

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Charles and Erma Worley, 2004

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Rudolph H. Ruge Collection
Collection of Rudolph H. Ruge
Finding aid prepared by cmh, 2011; revised by eear, 2013 Finding aid encoded by cmh, 2011
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Preferred citation
Rudolph H. Ruge Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS R302, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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