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Poillon, Arthur, 1877-1948
Arthur Poillon Papers
Public Policy Papers
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1885-1918 (mostly 1899-1906)
4 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-4


Consists of papers of Poillon mainly related to the Philippine Islands where Poillon was stationed (1899-1906) as a lieutenant with the U.S. 14th Cavalry.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of papers of Poillon mainly related to the Philippine Islands where Poillon was stationed (1899-1906) as a lieutenant with the U.S. 14th Cavalry. Included are typed translations of Jesuit letters (1885-1886) from missions on Mindanao; articles and notes on the history, customs, and folklore of the Moro Indians; diaries (1906-1911); Poillon's two reports, "A Report on the Celebes Islands" (1906) and "A Report on the Colonial Army of the Netherlands Indies" (1906); notebooks of clippings concerning the Philippine Islands and his commanding officer General Tasker H. Bliss; and a large group of photographs of the American Expeditionary Forces in France (1911-1918).


Box 1--Diaries (1906-1911), Subjects A-L; Box 2--Subjects M-Z; Box 3--Clippings, Photographs.

Collection Creator Biography:

Poillon, Arthur, 1877-1948

Poillon was stationed in the Philipine Islands from 1899-1906 as a lieutenant with the U.S. 14th Cavalry.

Collection History


Information about how this material was acquired is not available.


No information about appraisal is available for this collection.

Processing Information

Inventory created by Tal Eisenzweig in August 2008.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Arthur Poillon Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-4