World War I Through the Eyes of Michael Joseph Kimmel
January 30th - March 3rd - SCRC Lobby - M.I. King Library
The University of Kentucky LibrariesSpecial Collections Research Center is opening, “To Some Unknown Place”, World War I Through the Eyes of Michael Joseph Kimmel, an exhibit that highlights the involvement of the United States in World War I from the perspective of a United States Army Ambulance Service (USAAS) soldier. Kimmel, a New York resident, was involved in multiple battles throughout France during the Great War, including at Champagne, Marne, Ardennes, Aisne, and Meuse. The exhibit features original photographs from Kimmel’s own scrapbooks from the Christine May Tomiatti collection on Joseph Michael Kimmel, held at the Special Collections Research Center. The collection provides an insightful glimpse into the life of U.S. servicemen who fought overseas in World War I, including images of battle, life in camp, recreation, and historic images of the most prominent locations and figures in World War I, such as Paris, Monte Carlo, General John J. Pershing, and Paul von Hindenburg. The exhibit celebrates the bravery of the soldiers who risked their lives in World War I while displaying the drudgery, friendships, despair, and sacrifices made by so many.
The Margaret I. King Library is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.